People opposed to the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq will march from 4-6 p.m. Sept. 25 downtown. Participants will march to local offices of senators George Voinovich and Mike DeWine and U.S. Rep. Chabot to deliver petitions asking them to sign on the Congressional Declaration of Peace Pledge. The march will begin at the Federal Building, Fifth and Main streets, and end at a vigil held by Women in Black at Vine Street and Central Parkway. The march is part of a week of anti-war events across the United States in conjunction with Declaration of Peace. For more details, visit ijpc-cincinnati.org.
Tent City Promotes Peace
Peaslee Neighborhood Center in Over-the-Rhine will host a tent city Sept. 23-24, focusing on the need to end war in order to shift the hundreds of billions of dollars spent for war to meeting human needs at home and abroad. The program includes art, workshop, music, petition signing, food, tai chi, kid-friendly activities and a peace fair. For more details, visit ijpc-cincinnati.org.
Five Days for Darfur
The Greater Cincinnati Advocates for Darfur, a coalition of more than a dozen interfaith and secular organizations, presents "Five Days for Darfur" Sept. 27-Oct. Intended to raise awareness of and generate political will to end the humanitarian crisis in Darfur, Sudan, the observation includes a benefit concert, events for young professionals and two days of events at the University of Cincinnati. The full calendar is available at http://www.cincyunitedfordarfur.org.
When Adults Go Back to School
The Women's Connection Learning Center presents information about adult education/GED programs from 1-3 p.m. Sept. 21. The When Adults Go Back to School Fair. Representatives from adult education programs will be present, including the Urban Appalachian Council, the Literacy Center West, the Lower Price Hill Community School, Cincinnati Public Schools ABLE/GED and Mercy Connections.
The program, including snacks, door prizes and child care, is free. To register, contact Linda Keller at 513-471- 4673.
The Mayor's Available
Mayor's Night In is a program that invites citizens into the office of Mayor Mark Mallory Office to talk about whatever is on their minds. The schedule is 5-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 26, Oct. 10 and 24, Nov. 4 and 15 and Dec. 5 and 19.
Registration Deadline Nears
The last day to register to vote in Ohio for the general election is Oct. 10. Voter registration forms are available at any public high school, Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles office or public library. For more information about new voting rules, including ID requirements, visit acluohio.org.
County Commissioner Candidates Forum
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 AMOS Project sponsors the event. Admission is free. For more information, contact Sue Morrissey at 513-871-6273 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
County Candidates Meet in Forum
The Community Issues Forum kicks off its 2006-2007 season with a pre-election forum featuring Hamilton County Commissioner Phil Heimlich and his opponent, former Cincinnati City Councilman David Pepper. Heimlich and Pepper will discuss critical issues confronting the county and why they are best equipped to handle them. This luncheon forum takes place at noon Sept. 21 at Christ Church Cathedral Undercroft, 318 East Fourth St. The formal presentations will be followed by a period of questions from guests. Lunch can be purchased for $5, or you can take a brown bag.
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 www.acluohio.org.
Learn to Lobby
You get on the elevator and recognize the state senator from your district. You have about 30 seconds to introduce yourself and give the senator information about your cause. Can you do it? The Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati presents a workshop to help you develop short, concise messages that convey the most important points about your issues. "The Elevator Speech: Developing Messages for Advocacy meets from 9:30 a.m.-noon Oct. 6 at the Health Foundation Fund Conference Facility. The registration fee is $20 per person for non-profits and $200 per person for the market rate. For more information, call Vanessa James at 513-458-6656.
Kentucky Women's Commission Meets
The Kentucky Commission on Women's 2006 NKY Regional meeting is from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Edgewood campus of Gateway Community & Technical College. The meeting is for every woman and girl in NKY as well as the men and boys who respect and support women and girls. For more information, call 859-442-1189.
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.