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Urban Action 9/4 

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

Race in the classroom

Moving Beyond Racism book group will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, September 9, to discuss "Other People's Children" by Lisa Dulpit. The book examines race in the classroom and attributes many of the academic problems of urban children to miscommunication and cultural differences between white teachers and non-white students. The event will be held at Barnes and Noble, Pittsford Plaza.

Transportation talk

Progressives in Action and the Sierra Club-Rochester Regional Group will present "Justice, Injustice, and the Ecology of Transportation," a talk at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 10. Communities along the Erie Canal and Thruway corridor are praised for their short commutes and, at the same time, criticized for urban sprawl. How do we create sustainable and ecologically sound transportation modes and support a strong economy, too? The event will be held at the Grapevine Restaurant and Corner Sports Bar, 122 Main Street, East Rochester.

Film and talk on homeless children

Lifetree Café will present "Children with No Place to Call Home: Helping Kids in Crisis," a film followed by a discussion about homeless children and their parents at 7 p.m. on Monday, September 9. The event will be held at 1301 Vintage Lane, Greece.

Greentopia festival

Friends of the GardenAerial will present Greentopia 2013, a six-day event that will be held from Tuesday, September 10, to Sunday, September 15. Food, films, and education are the highlights of the festival. Some events do require tickets. For the full schedule of activities, dates, times, and locations: www.greentopiafest.com.

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