Harvey Tharp, a local member of Iraq Veterans Against the War (http://www.ivaw.net/) speaks at 11 a.m. March 25 about his experiences in Iraq, in the military and with recruiters. The program is at Peaslee Neighborhood Center in Over-the-Rhine. Tharp is participating in the March 14-19 march from Mobile, Ala. to New Orleans organized by Veterans for Peace to highlight connections between the economic and human cost of war in the Middle East and the failure of the U.S. government to respond to needs at home, especially the needs of poor people and people of color. For more information, visit http://www.vetgulfmarch.org/.
End this War, Stop the Next One
On the third anniversary of the war in Iraq, in solidarity with events 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 email@example.com and register at www.cincinnatiglobal.org/global4/attend/.
The first-ever Community Problem Oriented Policing (CPOP) Summit showcases the work being done in Cincinnati and provides citizens with tools and information to improve safety and reduce crime and blight in their communities. The free event includes a continental breakfast and lunch. No reservations are needed. The program meets from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 8 at the Community Action Agency, 1740 Langdon Farm Road.
Quarterly Peace Brunch
Ruth Breach and Carol Rainey lead a discussion of environmental activism at the Quarterly Peace and Justice Brunch at the Peaslee Neighborhood Center. The program is from 10 a.m.-noon April 8. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
PULSE is an extensive and ongoing research study spearheaded by the Greater Cincinnati Foundation to compile baseline data to be used to improve the lives of women and girls. The scope and results of this study will be presented from 7-9 p.m. April 10 at the First Unitarian Church, 536 Linton St. For more information, call 513-751-0100.
FOP President Talks About Cops
The Seasongood Luncheon and Education Awards, sponsored by the Woman's City Club, features Officer Cathy Herald, president of the Queen City Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police. The program is at 11:45 a.m. April 21 at the Vernon Manor Hotel. Tickets are $35 for members and $40 for non-members. Call 751-0100 for more information.
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.
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 email@example.com
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.