Xavier University Army ROTC and the Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center are co-sponsoring a Day of Dialogue on Iraq at Bellarmine Chapel on Xavier's campus from 7-9:30 p.m. Nov. 10. Four Iraq War veterans will share their stories and perspectives. Everyone's point of view is welcome.
Remembering Buddy Gray
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the death of Buddy Gray, advocate on behalf of the poor and homeless. A video about his work will show at 7:30 p.m. Nov.1 at Know Theatre, 1120 Jackson St. An open mic poetry reading at the Drop Inn Center in Gray's honor is at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9. Supporters will hold a memorial march from Buddy's Place, 1300 Vine St., to Washington Park beginning at 5 p.m. Nov. 15, with fellowship at Nast Trinity Church after the program. For more information, call 421-7803 or visit cincihomeless.org.
Build the Compassionate Community
The 2006-2007 Food for Thought Luncheon Lecture series at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion continues at noon Nov. 8 with a presentation by Jonathan Miller, Kentucky State Treasurer and author of The Compassionate Community: Ten Values to Unite America. The lecture is in Mayerson Hall. The cost for lunch and lecture is $10; admission to the lecture alone is free.
For reservations, call Marcia Cruse, 513-487-3053 or send a check to HUC-JIR, Department of Outreach Education, 3101 Clifton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45220.
In recognition of that persistent urban fish species, the carp, the Mill Creek Watershed Council of Communities presents its 2nd Annual Carp Diem 5K Race at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 5. Runners and walkers will take on a 3.1-mile course at Spring Grove Cemetery. Afterwards, hungry racers will be treated to breakfast and music. Carp are a tenacious breed that can survive in harsh conditions, including those found in many portions of the Mill Creek. The Watershed Council is working to improve conditions in the Mill Creek in the hope that someday the race might be renamed after a more desirable species -- perhaps the Run Your Bass Off 5K. To register, visit www.sprunning.com. Event-day registration is $25. All proceeds go to fund programs and projects of the Mill Creek Watershed Council of Communities.
Dissect the Vote
To analyze how the results of the election might affect civil liberties in Ohio and across the United States, the ACLU of Ohio will host a panel of experts for Election Dissection 2006. The program is at 7p.m. Nov. 15 at St. John's Unitarian Universalist Church in Clifton. Speakers include Nancy Minson, president of the Women's Political Caucus of Cincinnati; Jason Riveiro, president of the League of United Latin American Citizens of Cincinnati; and Gary Wright, president of Equality Cincinnati. Admission is free.
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 Will See You Now
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, 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.