On the third anniversary of war in Iraq, in solidarity with events happening around the world, the Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center sponsors a rally and march at 2 p.m. March 19 in Burnet Woods at the Lone Star Pavilion on Clifton Avenue. For more information about this peaceful, legal, family-friendly event, visit http://www.ijpc-cincinnati.org/ or call 513-579-8547.
Women at the Crossroads
Xavier University's Multi-cultural Affairs begins its Women's History Month series with a roundtable discussion on women in corporate America. A variety of speakers will talk about the issues women face. The program is at 11:30 a.m. March 8 at the Schiff Family Conference Center. For more information, call 513-745-3181.
Women's Safety Program
The Cincinnati Police Academy offers the Personal Safety Program for Women ages 18 and older. Led by academy instructors, the program includes information on preventing assaults, mental rehearsal/planning to deter attackers and hands-on defensive tactics. The program is from 6-8 p.m. April 12 and 19 at the academy, 800 Evans St. Space is limited and fills up quickly. To reserve a space in this free class, call Monica Ervin at 513-357-7554
Community Conversation: Cincinnati Public Schools
Give Back Cincinnati invites young professionals to get involved in Cincinnati schools with their first Community Conversation Event, "Cincinnati Public Schools: Get Educated, Get Involved". Participants will learn about the challenges confronting Cincinnati Public Schools, as well as its successes. Topics will include improved graduation rates, the facilities master plan and community learning centers. The event will be at McFadden's Restaurant and Saloon at 6:30 p.m. March 14. The event concludes with an opportunity to mingle with Give Back Cincinnati members and guests. Seating is limited and must be reserved by visiting www.givebackcincinnati.org.
The Future of Women
"Women at the Crossroad: The Conversation Continues -- Shaping Our Future" is the theme of the 12th Annual Women of Color Luncheon. A variety of speakers will give presentations at 11:30 a.m. March 15 at Xavier University's Cintas Center Banquet Room. Tickets are $27, with vegetarian meals available. For more information, call the Office of Multicultural Affairs at 513-745-3181.
Guys, Griddles and Grub
Community Shares of Greater Cincinnati presents the third annual Guys, Griddles and Grub from 7-10 p.m. March 18. Guests can sample appetizers, salads, soups, entrees and desserts prepared by amateur local chefs. Voting for favorite dishes, a wine raffle and silent auction round out the fundraising fun. Tickets are $35 in advance, $45 at the door and $75 for the VIP reception and event. Call 513-475-0475 to make a reservation or get more information.
Not In My Backyard But Where?
"Creating a Sustainable and Just Future" is the focus of the discussion and pot-luck dinner hosted by EarthSave Cincinnati at 4 p.m.
March 19 at Clifton United Methodist Church. Bring a vegetarian dish and your own plate and utensils. For more information, call 513-929-2500.
Where Does Our Food Come From?
By knowing where our food comes from we can have a better understanding of how this daily activity impacts the world around us. Based on the premise that a transition to a plant-based diet is the most sustainable option for the future, Imago Earth Center hosts a discussion about issues of environmental protection, public and private health, and ethical concerns from 3:30-5 p.m. March 11 at Imago Earth Center, 700 Enright Ave. The program is free for members and $4 for non-members. Contact Brent Reckman at 513-921-5124 for more information.
Black College Tour
Each year Students Taking Educational Paths coordinates a tour for high school students to historically black colleges and universities and exposes them to the city of Atlanta. Any high school student grades 10-12 interested in attending tours of Spelman, Morehouse and Morris Brown colleges and Clark-Atlanta University April 5-9 are invited to attend. The tour cost per person is $290 plus a meal plan. For more information, call 1-888-505-0110 or e-mail email@example.com
Dinner with Dwight Tillery
Former Mayor Dwight Tillery is the keynote speaker March 9at the annual AMOS Project Celebration Banquet. The AMOS Project is a group of congregations committed to living out their faith through public action. The event begins at 6 p.m. with a reception, followed by dinner and a musical program starting at 7 p.m. at the Cintas Center on the campus of Xavier University. Tickets are $35 per person. For more information, call 513-751-2222.
Calling Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Students
LGBT college students and straight allies who are Gay/Straight Alliance (GSA) members, their staff advisers or anyone interested in starting a GSA are invited to join the ACLU of Ohio Foundation at Ohio's Second GSA Networking Conference. Learn about current LGBT issues, program ideas and leadership skills, and how to get your message out. They guarantee that you will leave with an action plan! The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 11 at Wright State University Student Union in Dayton, Ohio. Register at: http://www.acluohio.org/cc/ccregister.htm
Mayor Mallory Works Late
Talk one-on-one with Mayor Mark Mallory at City Hall during Mayor's Night In from 4:30-7 p.m. on March 21. It's a first-come-first-served, so a wait is possible. For more information, call 513-352-5356.
Murders of Civil Rights Leaders
Jerry Mitchell, reporter with the Clarion-Ledger, speaks March 28 about his investigative reporting of closed murder cases from the civil rights era. The program at Schiff Family Conference Center at XU begins at 7 p.m. with a discussion to follow at 8 p.m. and a reception at 8:30 p.m. For more information, call 513-745-2043
Ask the School Superintendent
Come ask questions of Cincinnati School Superintendent Rosa Blackwell. This is a unique way for parents and other concerned citizens to directly address the school superintendent with questions, concerns and suggestions. The forum runs 6:30-8:30 p.m. March 28 at Roll Hill School in North Fairmount.
Citizens' Police Academy
Learn about the citizen complaint process, community oriented policing, gangs, mental health response team, traffic contacts and police use of force during the next Citizens' Police Academy. The eight-week program meets from 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays April 12 through May 31 at the Police Academy, 800 Evans St. interested individuals must submit applications by April 3. Contact Monica Ervin at 513-357-7554.
Karen Armstrong, an original and inclusive thinker on the role of religion in the modern world, understands the acute differences among the world's great religions and calls our attention to their profound similarities. Xavier University hosts the event at 7 p.m. April 25 at the Schiff Family Conference Center. For more information, call 513-745-2043
City Council Works Nights (Sort of)
Cincinnati City Council will meet at least three nights in 2006, with scheduled meetings at 6 p.m. May 10 and Sept. 20. Citizen forums begin at 5:30 p.m. Those wishing to address council must fill out a request card prior to the beginning of each Citizen Forum.
Concentration Camp Poetry
The Xavier Players present I Never Saw Another Butterfly, poetry written by children in the Nazi concentration camp Terezin, at 7 p.m. May 11 at the Krohn Conservatory. For more information, call 513-745-3939.
Price Hill Will
Price Hill Will hosts a community-wide meeting from 10 a.m.-noon 12 p.m. April 29. Call 513-251-3800 for meeting location and agenda.
Spanish Bilingual Coffee Hours
Share some caffeine with Spanish speakers at the Bilingual Coffee Hour at the Price Hill Branch Library at 6:30 p.m. every other Monday. Spanish speakers practice their English, and the English speakers practice their Spanish. The head librarian speaks both, and she facilitates. Call Price Hill Will for more information at 513-251-3800.
Democratic Drinking Club
Raise your spirits while you raise your glass every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Comet, 4579 Hamilton Avenue. Drinking Liberally gives like-minded, left-leaning individuals a place to talk politics. There isn't a policy-wonk requirement top attend, just a desire to learn from your peers, trade jokes, vent frustrations and or hang out where it's not taboo to talk liberal politics. For more information contact Chris Berger via firstname.lastname@example.org
Women in Black
Protest the U.S. invasion of Iraq from 5-6 p.m. Mondays on the grassy island at Vine Street and Central Parkway. Show your support for peace by wearing black or dark-colored clothes. For more information, call the Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center at 513-579-8547.