The Michigan Peace Team presents the Nonviolent Peacemaking Workshop from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Peaslee Neighborhood Center in Over-the-Rhine. The program includes both theoretical and practical information. The cost is $30 per person, including lunch. For more information, visit www.michiganpeaceteam.org. To register, call Kristen Barker at 513-579-8547.
With religious organizations becoming allied to political parties and mobilizing to subvert and overturn tax laws that preserve the principles of separation of church and state, the question of religious freedom grows in importance. Congregation Beth Adam in Loveland presents, "Partisan Pulpits -- Is Your Freedom of Religious Choice Under Attack?" The program is from 2-4 p.m. Oct. 15. Sponsors include Americans United for Separation of Church and State, Interfaith Alliance of Cincinnati, First Unitarian Church, Equality Cincinnati and Cincinnati Institute on Religion in Civic Life. Admission is free. For more information, call 513-985-0400.
Confused about Ballot Issues?
The Woman's City Club hosts a forum on statewide ballot issues and the proposed Hamilton County jail tax. The program is from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 25 at Mt. Auburn Presbyterian Church, 103 Wm. Howard Taft Road. Admission is free. For more information, call 513-751-0100.
Freedom Fund Dinner
The Cincinnati Branch of the NAACP hosts its 51st Annual Freedom Fund Dinner at 6 p.m.
Oct. 13 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, downtown. This year's theme is, "Empowering Our Youth: Economics, Education & Equality." NAACP National President Bruce Gordon is the keynote speaker. Tickets are $75. For more information, call 513-281-1900 or write email@example.com.
Ohio Lesbian Archives Reopens
The celebration of the grand re-opening and 17th anniversary of the Ohio Lesbian Archives is from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at its new home at Clifton United Methodist Church. For more information, call 256-7695 or write firstname.lastname@example.org.
Benefit for Beasts
The Walk for Animals, a fundraiser for Farm Sanctuary, is at noon Oct. 14 at Eden Park, beginning at the gazebo next to Mirror Lake. Participants solicit pledges for the event. Prizes go to top collectors. Founded in 1986, Farm Sanctuary operates two farms, one in Watkins Glen, N.Y. and one in Orland, Calif. The sanctuary in Watkins Glen is the home of "Cincy Freedom," the cow that escaped a Cincinnati slaughterhouse two years ago and spent several days eluding captors in Clifton's Mt. Storm. To register or contribute, contact Mike or Shon Chaffee at 859-586-8503 or Cincinnati@walkforfarmanimals.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 "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.
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. 24, Nov. 4 and 15 and Dec. 5 and 19.
Teen Legal Clinics
The Teen Legal Clinic, staffed by an attorney from the Children's Law Center, is open from 2-5 p.m. Wednesdays at Visions Community Services, 425 Ezzard Charles Drive, and 2-5 p.m. Thursdays at Victory Neighborhood Services Agency, Inc. 736 McMillan St.