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Urban Action 9/17 

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

Port designs to be unveiled

The City of Rochester will host a presentation of the designs for the first phase of development at the Port of Rochester at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, September 17. The developer, Edgewater Resources, has been selected by the city to develop a multi-use project that includes a hotel, marina, and condos. The meeting will be held at Charlotte High School, 4115 Lake Avenue.

Play about Israeli occupation

MuCCC Theatre will present "My Name is Rachel Corrie" at 8 p.m. on Sunday, September 21. The one-woman performance about a US peace activist killed trying to stop a family's home from being demolished by an Israeli bulldozer is part of the Rochester Fringe Festival and supported by the Witness Palestine Film Series. The event will be held at 42 Atlantic Avenue. Tickets: $15; $12 advance.

No farms, no food panel

The League of Women Voters of the Rochester metro and Wayne County areas will hold a panel discussion on the proposed Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act and its impact on the farmer, worker, and the consumer at 7 p.m. on Monday, September 22. Panelists will talk about the proposed legislation, the myths and the facts, and why it is important to support farmers and farmworkers. Former Brighton supervisor Sandra Frankel will moderate the event, which will be held at Asbury First United Methodist Church, 1050 East Avenue.

Common Core discussion

Writers and Books and several community partners will present "The Common Core: Is it Good for Public Schools" at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 23. The discussion will explain the Common Core and its impact on students and teachers. The event is part of a series of communitywide education discussions. This one will be held at East High School, 1801 East Main Street.

Lecture on the Constitution and criminal law

Nazareth College will present "The Constitution and Criminal Law," a lecture by Rochester defense attorney James Noble at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 17. Noble will give a practitioner's perspective on the Constitution's influence in the court room. The lecture will be held at the college's Otto Shults Community Center.

Rochester's climate walk

Rochester Earthlings Supporting Endurable Temperatures will coordinate the Rochester Climate Walk on Saturday, September 20, in solidarity with the People's Climate March in New York City. The walk will begin at 8:45 a.m. at Our Lady of the Americas' parking lot, 864 East Main Street, and proceed to the Public Market, about a 15-minute walk. Information: 288-5349.


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