URBAN ACTION: 8/1-8/8

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

Lecture on modern slavery

Nazareth College hosts “Human Trafficking at Home and Abroad,” a talk by Cindy Dyer, director of the human rights division of Vital Voices Global Partnership, at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 4. Dyer will address the modern enslavement of men, women, and children. The talk is at Nazareth’s Shults Community Center.

Rally against offshore drilling

The Raging Grannies ask the public to join them in a protest against offshore oil drilling at noon on Saturday, August 4, at Charlotte beach. The Grannies ask the public to let lawmakers know that renewed focus needs to be directed toward renewable energy.

Summer meals for city children

The City of Rochester and the city school district provide free breakfasts and lunches to children under age 18 during the summer. Twenty-eight sites throughout the city are serving meals. The program is sponsored by the US Department of Agriculture. Information: 428-7872 or www.cityofrochester.gov/summerfoodforkids.

School kits needed

One World Goods and the Mennonite Central Committee ask for community donations to create back-to-school kits for children in developing countries and the US. Materials needed: four spiral or perforated notebooks (10.5” x 8”), four unsharpened pencils, one flat 12-inch ruler, 12 colored pencils, one large eraser, and $2 to ship. The materials can be dropped off at One World Goods in Pittsford Plaza from Wednesday, August 1, to Friday, August 31, during store hours. Information: 387-0070.

Voter registration at Park Ave. fest

Voter registration will be available at the Park Ave. festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, August 4, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 5. The festival is on Park Avenue in the city, and the registration table will be in the 700 block of the avenue.

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