Hamilton County Commissioner Phil Heimlich and David Pepper, the two candidates for Hamilton County Commissioner in the November election, present their views at a forum from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at Temple Sholom, 3100 Longmeadow Lane in Amberley Village. The event is sponsored by The AMOS Project. Admission is free. For more information, contact Sue Morrissey at 513-871-6273 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Discuss Bush's War
Democracy for Cincinnati hosts a forum on the U.S. war on Iraq from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 14 at Clifton United Methodist Church, 3416 Clifton Ave. Admission is free. For more information, call 513-481-3347 or write email@example.com.
The American Civil Liberties Union presents a discussion on torture, rendition, spying and other abuses of presidential power carried out in the name of the so-called "War on Terror." The program is at 7 p.m. Sept. 26 at St. John's Unitarian Universalist Church, 320 Resor Road. Admission is free. For more information, visit firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations also needed for advertising. The committee plans workshops, a march, a fast and other events throughout the week to call for an end to the U.S. occupation of Iraq. For more information, visit www.ijpc-cincinnati.org and www.declarationofpeace.org.
Teen Legal Clinics
The first Teen Legal Clinic is set to open in Cincinnati. The clinic will offer legal assistance to teens with unmet civil or educational needs that increase their risk of dropping out of school. The clinic will be staffed by an attorney from the Children's Law Center, the sponsor of the clinic. The Greater Cincinnati Foundation provided funding. The clinic has 2 locations and times: 2-5 p.m. Wednesdays at Visions Community Services, 425 Ezzard Charles Drive, Wednesdays and 2-5 p.m. Thursday at Victory Neighborhood Services Agency, Inc. 736 McMillan St.
Walk for AIDS Patients
AIDS Volunteers of Cincinnati (AVOC) will hold the 2006 Red Ribbon Walk for AIDS on Sept. 16, 2006 beginning at 9 a.m. at the Schott Amphitheatre at Sawyer Point. Registration begins at 8:00am. Registration is available online at www.avoc.org. The Red Ribbon Walk is an annual pledge walk to benefit AVOC, the leading area comprehensive HIV/AIDS service organization and resource center for people affected by HIV and AIDS.
Fighting for America's Soul
Religious extremists are fighting to control every aspect of American life. "Pluralism vs. Puritanism: Fighting for America's Soul" will examine the dangers and discuss ways to counteract the trend. The program features Rabbi James Rudin, author of The Baptizing of America: The Religious Right's Plan for the Rest of Us. Other speakers include Sister Alice Gerdeman, coordinator of the Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center and the Rev. Robert L. Rademaker, rector of Ascension and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Wyoming. The program is at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Wise Center, 8329 Ridge Road. Admission is free. For more information, call 513-621-4020.
Eating for Health
EarthSave Cincinnati presents "Surviving Life-Threatening Illnesses -- Nutritional Approaches." Panelists include Mike Fremont, a rivers conservationist; Bill Hale, a natural-health consultant; and chiropractor Irene Barbaschy. The program is at 2 p.m. Sept. 17 at the shelter in James Taylor Park in Newport, Ky. Admission is free. Guests are encouraged to bring a vegan dish utensils, plates and cups for a potluck meal and musical instruments for purposes of jamming. For more information, call 513-591-3003.
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.