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Urban Action 8/15 

This week's calls to action include the following events and activities. (All are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.)

Supporting immigrants and migrant workers

A group of area peace and social justice activists will present an "Immigration Education Forum" on Wednesday, August 22. There will be a discussion about the current immigration debate's local impact and the efforts underway to support immigrants and migrant workers. The event will be held at First Universalist Church, 150 South Clinton Avenue, at 6 p.m. Donation: $5; RSVP to

Focusing on nuclear war

Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace will hold its annual Hiroshima-Nagasaki Candlelight Vigil on Wednesday, August 15. GVCP has held the vigil for more than 40 years as a public commitment to peace and nuclear disarmament. The vigil will be held rain or shine (except for lightning) at 7:30 p.m., in the Town of Avon's traffic circle, at Routes 5 & 20.

Environmental group forms in Canandaigua

The Citizens Climate Lobby has formed a chapter in Canandaigua, which will meet for the first time on Thursday, August 16. CCL is a nonpartisan organization that advocates for market-based, consumer-friendly solutions to climate change and works to build respectful relationships between scientists and lawmakers. The event will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Canandaigua, 3024 Cooley Road, at 7 p.m. Information:

Creating safe neighborhoods

Healthi Kids Coalition will hold "PlayROC's Play Streets," a resident-driven effort to improve neighborhoods and make it safer for children to be outdoors. The events will be held in the North Clinton Avenue neighborhood on Wednesday, August 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., between Lill Street and North Clinton Avenue, and in Beechwood on Monday, August 20, from noon to 4 p.m., between Parcells Avenue and Melville Street. Both events will have food and provide plenty of activities for children and families.

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