Upcoming Events

May 6, 2019

Moving Beyond Racism Book Discussion.  Book selection: TBA. Monday, May 6th, 7-8:30 pm, Barnes & Noble - Pittsford Plaza - Upstairs Community Room.  Everyone is welcome whether or not you have read the book.  Join us for a safe, stimulating discussion. For more information call 585-288-8644 or e-mail mbrbookinfo@aol.com.

May 6 through June 10, 2019

Project Drawdown. Project Drawdown is based on a recent comprehensive scientific study of global climate solutions, which found that the level of greenhouse gases can be drawn down and global warming reversed by scaling up existing methods and technologies.  “Drawdown Solutions: Getting into Action” is a free, 4-session multi-media, interactive learning experience that helps each person find their own role in reversing global warming. The free course will be offered between May 6 and June 10 at the Victor Farmington Library, 15 W. Main Street in Victor. Register at: https://connect.pachamama.org/node/1719  (click yellow “Enroll” button)

Participants will develop skills to communicate effectively about reversing global warming, explore the climate solutions that most interest them, develop a project that helps implement a solution in their own community or context, and become part of a growing global community that is changing the conversation about global warming. Participants report moving from discouragement to activated hope in the face of global warming and climate change.

May 7, 2019

Anti-Gun Violence Advocacy Day in Albany.  Moms Demand Action worked hard to elect a gun sense majority last November, and those efforts paid off this legislative session with eight life-saving, common sense gun bills passed this year!  Please join us on Tuesday, May 7th for our 3rd annual Moms Demand Action Advocacy Day in Albany.   We will meet with our legislators to discuss their votes on these bills and ways to ensure that New York remains a leader in gun violence prevention going forward.   RSVP at  https://northeast-moms.ngpvanhost.com/ngpvanforms/46519 

Moms Demand will be arranging car pools to Albany, so whether you need a ride or are looking for riders, we've got you covered.  

May 9, 2019

Reversing Global Warming: Introduction to Drawdown. In an inspiring and easily understandable format, using videos, slides and group discussion you will learn about the latest research on how we can reverse global warming.  Many opportunities to attend this program are available:

   Thursday May 9, 2019 6:30-8:30 PM

        Rush Public Library, 5977 E. Henrietta Rd, Rush, NY 14543

        Sponsored by: Rush Public Library

        Register at: https://connect.pachamama.org/node/1914

  Tuesday June 18, 2019 6:30-8:30 PM

        Greece Public Library, 2 Vince Tofany Blvd, Greece, NY 14612

        Sponsored by: Greece Public Library

        Register at: http://greecepubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/Calendar

May 16, 2019

TIAR Board Meeting.  The monthly meetings of the TIAR Board of Directors are held at 4:00 pm at Covenant United Methodist Church on Culver Road at Parsells Avenue.  All interested parties are welcome whether TIAR Board members or not.  The schedule for the remainder of the year:

  • June 20 – Annual Meeting

May 19, 2019

Interfaith Climate Summit.  A presentation of Rochester Area Interfaith Climate Action. Registration at 1:30 pm; program 2:00-5:00 p.m.  The program will be at the Greece Baptist Church, 1230 Long Pond Rd. (just north of W. Ridge Rd.).  We will share in interfaith prayers for Creation, learn ways your faith community can protect Creation through workshops on food/recycling, facilities, gardens/landscaping, education/motivation, advocacy, and more, and experience the intergenerational Carbon Footprint Game.  The event is free. Please register in advance at www.RAICA.net.  Childcare is available with registration.

Questions? Contact Debby Kornfeld at gkornfeld@gmail.com or 269-8526.

June 4, 2019

Faith in Action Banquet. The 28th annual Faith in Action Banquet will include not only a time to celebrate those among us who put their faith into action but also a look at what this year’s centennial of ecumenical cooperation in Rochester is calling forth for our future together.  Please stay tuned for details.  In the meantime, select your faith community’s nominee and save the date.  The Banquet will be held from 5:30-8:00 pm at the Burgundy Basin Inn.

You Set the Date

Conversations on Race.  Facilitators lead whole-group and small-group discussion on questions such as:  

  • How segregated is my life?

  • In what surroundings am I most aware that I have a racial identity?

  • To what extent is privilege a factor in not having to think about my racial identity?

  • Who or what raises questions about race for me?

Conversations on Race with Poverty facilitators lead whole-group and small-group discussion exploring the connection of race to poverty. 

Presented by the Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library in collaboration with Metro Justice, the National Coalition Building Institute, ACT Rochester, the MK Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, and the Center for Dispute Settlement among others.  

If you would like to schedule a Conversation on Race for your organization, workplace or place of worship, contact Donna Goldberg at 585.385.4866.

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