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Motherhood by Choice

The documentary film Motherhood by Choice, Not Chance from Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning filmmaker Dorothy Fadiman, examines the history and the future of women's reproductive rights in the United States. A screening hosted by The Rag, Planned Parenthood, the UC Anti-War Coalition and UC Women's Studies Department takes place from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday in room 127 McMicken Hall at the University of Cincinnati. For more information, contact therag_uc@yahoo.com.

Citizen Soldier Speaks

The International Socialist Organization hosts a speaker from the anti-war organization Citizen Soldier (www.citizen-soldier.org) at 7 p.m. Thursday in McMicken Hall on the University of Cincinnati campus.

Seeking Peace

Peace Seekers meets at 10 a.m. Saturday on the fourth floor of Llanfair Retirement Community, 1722 Larch Ave., College Hill. Contact him at hrwoodruff@igc.org.

Concert to Support Farm Workers

The Greater Cincinnati Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) throws a concert to celebrate a recent North Carolina labor agreement ending the six-year Mount Olive Pickle boycott and to raise cash to now help FLOC implement that agreement. The show featuring FLOC President Baldemar Velasquez and special guest Allen Schwartz is at 8 p.m. Saturday at the First Unitarian Church. Tickets, which are $10 for adults, $5 for children and free to kids under 10, are on sale at Shake It Records in Northside, the Rohs Street Coffeehouse in Clifton and the Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center downtown. Visit Motherhood by Choice

The documentary film Motherhood by Choice, Not Chance from Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning filmmaker Dorothy Fadiman, examines the history and the future of women's reproductive rights in the United States. A screening hosted by The Rag, Planned Parenthood, the UC Anti-War Coalition and UC Women's Studies Department takes place from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday in room 127 McMicken Hall at the University of Cincinnati. For more information, contact therag_uc@yahoo.com.

Citizen Soldier Speaks

The International Socialist Organization hosts a speaker from the anti-war organization Citizen Soldier (www.citizen-soldier.org) at 7 p.m. Thursday in McMicken Hall on the University of Cincinnati campus.

Seeking Peace

Peace Seekers meets at 10 a.m. Saturday on the fourth floor of Llanfair Retirement Community, 1722 Larch Ave., College Hill. Contact him at hrwoodruff@igc.org.

Concert to Support Farm Workers

The Greater Cincinnati Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) throws a concert to celebrate a recent North Carolina labor agreement ending the six-year Mount Olive Pickle boycott and to raise cash to now help FLOC implement that agreement. The show featuring FLOC President Baldemar Velasquez and special guest Allen Schwartz is at 8 p.m.

Saturday at the First Unitarian Church. Tickets, which are $10 for adults, $5 for children and free to kids under 10, are on sale at Shake It Records in Northside, the Rohs Street Coffeehouse in Clifton and the Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center downtown. Visit www.floc.com for more information.

War Hurts the Environment

At 6 p.m. Sunday EarthSave Cincinnati hosts a potluck program on the environmental effects of war. The featured speaker is Carol Rainey, a Xavier University instructor and coordinator of Cincinnatians for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons. Take a vegetarian (preferably vegan) dish to share and your own plates, cups and utensils to Off the Avenue Studios at 1546 Knowlton St. in Northside. For more information, call 513-929-2500 or email earthsave@nuvox.net.

March in Honor of Civil Rights

Gather on Fountain Square at 11:15 a.m. Monday for a march to Music Hall in honor of the late Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and to celebrate 40 years of voting and civil rights.

Calling for Peace Week by Week

Women in Black hold a vigil for peace on the corner of Vine Street and Central Parkway from 5-6 p.m. every Monday. All are welcome and encouraged to wear dark clothing. Grailville hosts prayer vigils for peace 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, followed by Friday's Lie of the Week rally from 4-6 p.m. on the corner of Calhoun Street and Clifton Avenue. For more information, call the Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center at 513-579-8547 or visit http://www.ijpc-cincinnati.org/.

IJPC Peace Committee Meets

The Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center holds a peace committee meeting to view the film Ground Truth at 7 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Peaslee Neighborhood Center. For more information call 513-579-8547.

Not One Damn Dime

There's no rally to attend. No marching to do. No left or right wing agenda to rant about. On Jan. 20, the day of the presidential inauguration, Cincinnati progressives encourage opening your mouth by closing your wallet for the self-explanatory "Not One Dime Day" to remind our religious leaders and our politicians of their moral responsibility to end the war in Iraq.

Painting the Town Blue

Southwest Ohio Progressives will paint Cincinnati blue in honor of President Bush's inauguration. The newly formed Progressive Alliance of Southwest Ohio celebrates at 7-11 p.m. Jan. 20 at Alchemize, 1122 Walnut St. Tickets, which cost $5, will be sold at the door but space is limited, so buy them online, get directions or just educate yourself at www.progressiveallianceonline.org. The night features music from The Wolverton Brothers as well as a visual memory lane of the campaign. E-mail your campaign photos to photos@exnext.com for inclusion in the slide shows.

Greet Bush Noisily

United for Peace and Justice, the folks who helped organize protests of the Republican National Convention in New York, now encourage convergence on Washington, D.C. to mark President Bush's Jan. 20 inauguration. Two groups are organizing creative, powerful protest activities: the DC Anti-War Network (www.dawndc.net) and Turn Your Back on Bush (www.turnyourbackonbush.org). They also urge those who can't attend to organize local protest or educational events Jan. 20 and list them on the UFPJ calendar at www.unitedforpeaceandjustice.org/events.

Billionaires Celebrate their Win

Billionaires for Bush, unsatisfied with their man's narrow win, plan street action and a Billionaires Ball on Inauguration Day, followed by a convergence disguised in "angry liberal attire" and ending three days later with sightseeing in billionaire garb. RSVP to convergence@billionairesforbush.com. Billionaires are also holding hotel rooms at reasonable rates; email joellengilchrist@hotmail.com.

Drums to Remind the Nation

Take a crazy idea, like welcoming Bush 43 to his second stint as commander in chief by simulating the heartbeats of those that beat no longer. Try to find 1,000 drummers to symbolize the (now more than) 1,000 American soldiers killed in Iraq. Post your crazy idea on the Web. Be amazed when not one but 20 states take up the "1,000 Drums for Peace" banner. "People could meet in drum circles, at someone's home, in city parks, in front of city halls or stand alone on the top of the hill," writes organizer Jerry Moody. The drumming coincides with the oath of office Jan. 20. State leaders are needed to coordinate drum circles, direct lonely drummers, act as media contacts and serve on the 1,000 Drums board. Contact Moody at upkentucky@yahoo.com to find out more.

Islamic Women in Turkey

Mehlika Seval has led tours through Turkey for 30 years as well as writing for PBS travel videos. She speaks on "Identity: Perspectives of an Islamic Woman in Turkey" at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 23 at the First Unitarian Church. For more information contact Mimi Gingold at 513-531-9218 or MimiGing@aol.com.

Free Tax Advice

For the 24th year, students from Thomas More College offer free income tax assistance for low-income and elderly taxpayers. Help is available from 1-3 p.m. at the Contact Center, 1227 Vine St., on Jan. 30, Feb. 13 and 27 and March 13 and 27. Help is also available at 1-3 p.m. at the Covington Community Center, 1650 Russell St., on Feb. 6 and 20, March 6 and 20 and April 3. For more information, contact Jodi Schroeder at 859-344-3344.

 
 
 
 

 

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