Our Daily Bread, a hospitality ministry to the poor in Over-the-Rhine, holds an ice cream social from 1-3 p.m. May 2. The ice cream is free, and guests will have the opportunity to see Our Daily Bread's ministry in action. To make a donation of ice cream, syrups, toppings or cones, call Kathy at 6513-21-6364. Our Daily Bread is at 1730 Race St., across from Findlay Market.
Reclaim Mothers Day
In 1870 Julia Ward Howe, best known as the author of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," called for women to oppose war and declared a Mother's Day for Peace. This year Greater Cincinnati mothers and others are reclaiming Mothers Day weekend for peace. On May 11 Women Writing for (a) Change hold a discussion on the topic, "Who Stole Mothers Day?" The program is from 7-9 p.m. at 6906 Plainfield Road, Blue Ash. For more information, call 513-272-1171. At 2 p.m. May 12 mothers will gather at Mirror Lake in Eden Park for a peace witness. At 2:45 p.m. participants will engage in a peace walk to the Cincinnati Art Museum. At 3 p.m., in the museum's Fath Auditorium, the Mother's Day for Peace Concert features Paulette Meier with friends Jamie Fota, and Susan Babey. Admission is free, and children are welcome. For more information, call Kristen Barker at 513-579-8547.
Stand with Women
Inspired by "The Great Silent Grandmother Gathering," on Mothers Day women across Greater Cincinnati will participate in "Standing Women: Women for an End to All Violence." At 1 p.m. at various parks women will read the original Mother's Day Proclamation in unison, then stand together in silence for five minutes before turning to one another and discuss three questions. Participants are urged to take bells to ring. For more information, contact Jane Masters at 513-561-9701 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marx is Still Revolutionary
Paul D'Amato, managing editor of the International
Socialist Review and author of The Meaning of Marxism, speaks at 7 p.m. May 10 in Room 500 of Swift Hall at the University of Cincinnati. D'Amato's topic is "The Revolutionary Ideas of Karl Marx." Admission is free.
Jam for Justice
Change is a student group at McNicholas High School that aims to raise awareness about social justice issues. This year the group is focusing on the tragedies afflicting Uganda and the genocide in Sudan. From 7 p.m.-midnight May 11 Change presents Jam For Justice. Performers include The Manhattan Project, The Insurgents, The Corporate Limit, Justin Lavely, Dustin Bingamin, Wade, Jim, & Thomas and Landen Falls. Tickets are $5, and proceeds will benefit Dollars for Darfur and Catholic Relief Services.
A coalition of national and statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans-gender (LGBT) and civil rights groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio and Equality Ohio, are working together to compile stories of LGBT discrimination. The goal of sharing stories is to help us convince lawmakers that discrimination is real and that we need to pass laws that protect the rights of LGBT people. To participate, visit http://www.acluohio.org/issues/LGBT/ENDA.htm.
The Cincinnati Chapter of the National Organization for Women hosts a feminist book club night at 7 p.m. May 7 at the Panera restaurant in Hyde Park Plaza. The topic is A Time to Run by Barbara Boxer. For more information, write NOWCincinnati@gmail.com.
Learn What Cops Learn
The Cincinnati Police Department is offering an eight-week Citizens Police Academy from June 6 through Aug. 1. The class meets from 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays at the Cincinnati Police Academy, 800 Evans St. in Lower Price Hill. Topics include laws of arrest, criminal investigation, gangs, the Mental Health Response Team, traffic contacts and use of force. Citizens will also have an opportunity to join Citizens on Patrol. For more information or an application, contact Monica Ervin at 513-357-7554. The application deadline is May 25.
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 applications is May 4. For more information, contact Dr. Saad Ghosn at email@example.com.
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 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 the final installment in its Spring 2007 community film series, "One World: Building A Sustainable Future." At 7 p.m. May 23 the film is The Next Industrial Revolution. Admission is free. The program is in Founders Hall, 5400 Red Bank Road. For more information, call 271-9027.