Martin Luther King III and Congressman John Lewis (D-Ga.) headline the panel discussion, "Where is the Dream Today: Reflections on Civil Rights Activism Past and Present." The program is at 7 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Cintas Center at Xavier University. Admission is free, but seating is limited. To make reservations, call 513-333-7710.
Decide the County's Budget
The 2007 Hamilton County Budget is being discussed at a series of public hearings. Members of the public can address the board of county commissioners at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 1 at the Lincoln Heights Health Center, at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Nathaniel Greene Lodge in Green Township and at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 7 at the Board of Commissioners Hearing Room on the sixth floor of the County Administration Building.
Islam and Christianity
The Franciscans Network hosts the Rev. Elias Mallon in a program called, "Islam and Christianity: The Challenge to Understand." He is the author of Islam: What Catholics Need to Know. He will speak at the Voices of Justice Brunch following the at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 11 liturgy at St. Monica/St. George Church in Clifton. Admission is free.
River Lovers, Unite
The next regular meeting by Friends of the Great Miami is at 7 p.m.
Feb. 26 at the Colerain Township Government Complex, 4200 Springdale Road. The Friends of the Great Miami is a nonprofit, citizen-based river advocacy group that seeks volunteers for riverside tree plantings, educational canoe floats, stream sampling trips, river cleanups and other activities to improve the Great Miami River. For more information, call Bruce Koehler at 513-769-4924 or 513- 739-1969.
Documentary Series Seeks 'One World'
The Seven Hills School, in conjunction with Cincinnati Earth Institute, presents its Spring 2007 community film series, "One World: Building A Sustainable Future," focusing on global awareness and environmental sustainability. Each film provides an opportunity for members of the school and Greater Cincinnati communities to discuss global challenges and some of the ways human ingenuity can work with the natural world to meet them. The films will be shown monthly, January through May, at no charge in Founders Hall on the Hillsdale Campus, 5400 Red Bank Road. The films begin at 7 p.m. For more information, call 271-9027. The film on Feb. 7 is The Street Children of Kinshasa.
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 "Human Rights," Feb. 11 in the Schiff Family Conference Center; and "Nonviolence," March 19, in a location to be announced. Admission is free.
Women Voters' Luncheon
The League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area hosts the Susan B. Anthony Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 17 at the Phoenix restaurant downtown. The luncheon features Hamilton County Coroner Dr. O'dell Owens and Peter Yarrow of the group Peter, Paul and Mary. Tickets are $35. For reservations, call 513-281-8683.
The Mayor Will See You Now
Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory meets twice a month with anyone who has an issue or problem to discuss with him. "Mayors Night In" is from 5-7 p.m. in the mayor's office at City Hall. Every citizen who attends has a five-minute individual meeting to talk about anything they wish. Meetings are assigned in the order that individuals sign in, with sign-ins beginning at 4:30 pm. The next sessions are Feb. 6 and 27, March 6 and 20, April 10 and 24, May 8 and 22 and June 5 and 19.