Jim Wallis, author of God's Politics, is the featured speaker at a public meeting sponsored by the Amos Project. Wallis is the founder of Sojourners, a progressive Christian community in Washington, D.C. Candidates for U.S. House of Representatives, Senate, the Hamilton Country Commission and governor of Ohio have been invited. The meeting is at 7 p.m. Oct. 2 at Cintas Center at Xavier University. Admission is free.
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.
Learn About Domestic Violence
Sandy Braswell, domestic violence team leader at the Rape Crisis & Abuse Center, speaks at the next meeting of Cincinnati NOW, the National Organization For Women, at 7 p.m. Oct. 2 at the First Unitarian Church, Reading Road at Linton Street in Avondale.
Preservationists Host Annual Forum
Stanley A. Lowe, vice president for community revitalization with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, will speak at the Cincinnati Preservation Association's 11th Annual Fall Forum. His topic is, "Strong Neighborhoods, Great City: Planning, building, working together." The noon luncheon is Oct. 13 in the Hall of Mirrors at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza. Tickets are $40. To make a reservation or for more information, call 513-721-4506 or write firstname.lastname@example.org
Build a New World
Xavier University's second annual Vision of Hope speaker series is based on the theme, "Five Pillars of a New World Building," explored in a video by Benjamin J. Urmston, S.J., director of Peace and Justice Programs at XU. Each session meets from 7-9 p.m. The topics are "Economic Democracy," Oct. 10, in Kelley Auditorium in Alter Hall; "Democratic World Order," Jan. 22, in the Schiff Family Conference Center at the Cintas Center; "Human Rights," Feb. 11 in the Schiff Family Conference Center; and "Nonviolence," March 19, in a location to be announced. Admission is free.
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, 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.
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.