Urban Action 5/15 

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

The importance of the Census

The League of Women Voters of the Rochester Metropolitan Area, Fight Village, and Faith Community Alliance of Greater Rochester will present "Everybody Counts! Let's Count Everybody!" an information program on Census 2020, on Monday, May 20.

Susan M. Perry, partnership specialist at the US Census Bureau, and Brigit Hurley, policy and advocacy director for the Children's Agenda, will address questions these: What will the collected data be used for? How will it be collected? Why is this census so important to families? The event will be held at Fight Village Community Center, 186 Ward Street, at 7 p.m. Registration: 262-3730.

Forum hosts school board candidate

The Rochester Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will hold a forum featuring candidates for the Rochester school board on Thursday, May 16.

The school board has been under intense scrutiny, adding to the importance of this year's election. Ten candidates running for three available seats on the board, and all three incumbents – Beatriz LeBron, Judith Davis, and Willa Powell – are seeking re-election. Also running are Ricardo Adams, Andria Bryant, Clifford Florence, Howard Eagle, Anthony Hall, Robert Hoggard, and Ann Maloy.

The forum will be held at James Monroe High School, 164 Alexander Street, at 6 p.m.

Moving toward preventive medicine

Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Institute will show the movie "Code Blue – Redefining the Practice of Medicine" on Saturday, May 18. The film looks at the current state of medicine in the US and advocates changes that prevent, manage, and reverse chronic disease.

The film looks at the hurdles: medical schools using dated curriculum, inadequate government policies, and the influences of the pharmaceutical and packaged food industries. There will be a physician-led discussion after the film, which will be shown at the Rochester Academy of Medicine, 1441 East Avenue, at 3 p.m. Admission: $12.

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