A man wrongly convicted of several crimes and sentenced to death in New Mexico will speak at 5:30 p.m. March 25 in Kelley Auditorium in Alter Hall at Xavier University. This event is sponsored by the Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center (IJPC), XU Students For Life and the XU Criminal Justice Department and Student Association. Admission is free. For more information, call Julie at 513-579-8547.
Another Year of War
Opponents of the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq will rally on Fountain Square at 5 p.m. March 19, the fourth anniversary of the war. Sponsored by IJPC, the rally for peace will be a family-friendly event. Visit ijpc-cincinnati.org or call 513-579-8547 for more information.
Master Plan for Washington Park
The Cincinnati Park Board and the Cincinnati Center Development Corp. hold a public meeting on the future of Washington Park in Over-the-Rhine at 6 p.m. March 27 in Memorial Hall. For more information, call 513-465-9600.
Master Plan for City Parks
The Cincinnati Park Board holds a public meeting on the Cincinnati Parks Master Plan at 6:30 p.m. March 21 at the Krohn Conservatory in Eden Park. This is a final opportunity for public comment. For more information, call 513-465-9600 or visit Cincinnati-oh.gov/parks.
AMOS Project Celebrates
The AMOS Project holds its Fifth Annual Celebration Banquet at 6 p.m. March 19 at Xavier University's Cintas Center. This year's theme is "Building Power to Carry the Torch of Justice." The Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth is the guest speaker. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased by sending a check to AMOS Project, 745 Ezzard Charles Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45203.
Write for Rights
Amnesty International hosts an evening of poetry, performance and music at 8 p.m. March 16 at the Greenwich in Walnut Hills. "Write for Rights" is a night of intense performance poetry to raise awareness of Amnesty International and to recognize the fourth anniversary of the U.Ssammyike@hotmail.com.
Learn What the Police Learn
The Cincinnati Police Department is accepting applications for the next session of its Citizens Police Academy, which begins March 28. Classes meet for three hours on eight consecutive Wednesdays at the Police Academy, 800 Evans Street. The course provides an overview of the training police officers receive and the functions they perform. Topics covered include law enforcement issues and police procedures in such areas as laws of arrest; community problem oriented policing (CPOP); internal investigations; use of force; drug law enforcement; gangs; and personal safety. The first session March 28 starts at 5:30 p.m.; subsequent sessions begin at 6 p.m. To obtain an application or more information, calling 513-357-7554.
Death Penalty Moratorium
The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio presents "Broken Justice: A Look Inside Ohio's Death Penalty System" at 7 p.m. March 27 at St. John's Unitarian Universalist Church in Clifton. The program includes a letter writing station for people to urge Ohio's elected officials to put a moratorium on the death penalty and create a commission to study the system. Admission and parking are free. For more information regarding this event and others visit acluohio.org.
The 2007 SOS Art Show, which highlights a variety of artistic forms on themes of peace and justice, is accepting applications from artists. The show, in its fifth year, is May 25-June 3 at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. The deadline for receipt of application is May 4, 2007. For more information, contact Dr. Saad Ghosn at email@example.com.
The Beginning, the End and Potluck
EarthSave Cincinnati presents "The End of the World as We Know it . . . and the Beginning of the World as We Design It," at 5 p.m. March 25 at St. John's Unitarian Church in Clifton. Take a vegan dish to share. For more information or food tips, call 513-929-2500
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 March 20, April 10 and 24, May 8 and 22 and June 5 and 19.
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 films are In the Company of Wild Butterflies, March 14; Kilowatt Ours, April 25; and The Next Industrial Revolution, May 23.
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. The topic of the final session is "Nonviolence." The program is from 7-9 p.m. March 19 in the Schiff Family Conference Center. Admission is free.