URBAN ACTION: 6/27-7/4

BY TIM LOUIS MACALUSO

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

Book discussion

The Moving Beyond Racism Book Group meets at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 2, to discuss James Ford’s “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet.” The meeting is at Barnes & Noble in Pittsford Plaza. Reading the book in advance of the meeting is not required.

Bicycle and pedestrian planning meeting

The Brighton Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force will hold “Exploring Alternatives,” an information meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 28. The Town of Brighton has been awarded $68,500 from the Genesee Transportation Council’s Unified Planning Work Program to develop a pedestrian and bicycle master plan, and citizen input is needed. The meeting is at Brighton Town Hall, 2300 Elmwood Avenue.

Drone warfare discussion

Rochester Against War hosts a talk by activist Medea Benjamin on Friday, July 6. Benjamin will discuss her new book, “Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control,” and the growing momentum to stop robotic killing. A pot luck will be held at 6:30 p.m. and the talk begins at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 15 St. Mary’s Place.

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