The Cincinnati Police Department is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of a program to maintain accreditation by verifying it meets professional standards. Administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), the accreditation program requires agencies to comply with state-of-the-art standards in the following areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations and support services. Members of the community can offer comments at a public information session at 7 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Cincinnati Police Department Training Section, at 800 Evans Street, Classroom A. Comments can be made by phone from 2-5 p.m. the same day by calling 513-357-7550. Anyone wishing to submit written comments may send them to CALEA), 10302 Eaton Place, Suite 100, Fairfax, Virginia, 22030-2215.
Famed Tree-Sitter Visits
Julia Butterfly Hill, the author of The Legacy of Luna: The Story of a Tree, a Woman, and the Struggle to Save the Redwoods, speaks Sept. 18 at Northern Kentucky University. The program is at 7 p.m. Sept. 18 in the University Center in the Otto Budig Theater. Admission is free.
Make Wal-Mart Do Better
The Wake Up Wal-Mart national bus tour stops at Cincinnati City Hall at noon Aug.
9. The tour is an effort to pressure the retail behemoth to provide good jobs, fair wages, affordable health care and no discrimination against women. Speakers include State Sen. Eric Kearney; David Pepper, candidate for the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners; and City Councilman John Cranley, candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives. For more information, visit wakeupwalmart.com.
The People Declare Peace
The Peace Committee of the Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center meets at 7 p.m. Aug. 16 to discuss plans for the Declaration of Peace, a nationwide series of protests and other events the week of Sept. 21. The meeting is at the Peaslee Neighborhood Center, 215 East 14th St. For more information about the Declaration of Peace, visit www.declarationofpeace.org. For details about the meeting, contact Kristen Barker at 513-579-8547 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A Franciscan View of Globalization
"A Franciscan Future in a Globalizing World" examines the role followers of St. Francis of Assisi should play in a world increasingly dominated by corporate interests. Speakers include the Rev. Richard Rohr, internationally acclaimed author and retreat master, and the Rev. John Quigley, director of Franciscans International. The two priests helped found the New Jerusalem charismatic community in Cincinnati in the 1970s. The program is at 7 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Schiff Family Conference Center at the Cintas Center at Xavier University. For more information, call 513-541-7740 or write email@example.com. Seating is limited, and advance registration is strongly encouraged.
The Best of S.O.S. Art
A retrospective of S.O.S. Art, an annual art show and event of sociopolitical expression for peace and justice since 2003, is on exhibit at the University Galleries, 628 Sycamore St. The show includes 2D and 3D artworks on peace and justice by 50 Greater Cincinnati artists. "S.O.S. Art Retrospective: Selections, 2003-2005" runs through Sept. 8. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 11 a.m.-4p.m. Saturdays.
Turn Ohio Blue
The Hamilton County Democratic Party is conducting voter contact every day through Nov. 7 to engage Democrats, identify supporters, persuade voters and get out the vote. To sign up, contact James Wolf at firstname.lastname@example.org or 513-505-0565.