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Urban Action 8/23 

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

Hearing from the candidates for city posts

In the September 12 Democratic Primary and November 7 general election, voters will choose key local government officials, and several organizations are holding public forums featuring candidates for the Rochester mayor, City Council, and school board.

On Wednesday, August 23, ROC City Coalition, Community Place of Greater Rochester, and the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce Future Leaders will host the Democratic City Council and school board candidates. The event will be held at Community Place of Greater Rochester, 145 Parsells Avenue, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

On Monday, August 28, WXXI, WDKX, 13WHAM, and the Democrat and Chronicle will host a mayoral primary debate. The event will be held at WXXI, 280 State Street, from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Seating is limited, but it will be televised live on WXXI.

On Tuesday, August 29, Metro Justice will host a discussion by all of the mayoral candidates in the general election: Democratic, Republican, and Green. That event will be at First Universalist Church, 150 South Clinton Avenue, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

And on Wednesday, August 30, the League of Women Voters of the Rochester Metropolitan Area and the Rochester People's Climate Coalition will hold a mayoral primary forum. The event will be held at the Rochester Central Library, Kate Gleason Auditorium, 115 South Avenue, at 6:30 p.m. Questions from the audience will be taken at that event.

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National Sense of Smell Day @ Lyell Branch, Rochester Public Library

Encountering Black Holes: Art & Science at the Edge of Astrophysics @ MAGIC Spell Studios

Encountering Black Holes: Art & Science at the Edge of Astrophysics @ MAGIC Spell Studios

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Independent Bookstore Day @ Various

Independent Bookstore Day @ Various

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