The Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center's Peace Committee meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Peaslee Neighborhood Center to view the film Ground Truth. 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 Thursday, 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. Thursday at Alchemize, 1122 Walnut St. Tickets, which cost $5, will be 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 email@example.com for inclusion in the slide shows.
United for Peace and Justice encourages everyone to wear a white ribbon this Thursday. Wearing white, a traditional color of mourning, honors all those harmed by the Bush administration's policies, in Iraq and elsewhere. UJPC also urges those who can't attend Bush's inauguration in Washington, D.C. this Thursday to organize local protest or educational events and list them on the UFPJ calendar at www.unitedforpeaceandjustice.org/events.
Drums to Remind the Nation
On Thursday people will "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" to symbolize the hearts no longer beating because of America's invasion of Iraq. The drumming coincides with President Bush's oath of office. Contact Drums for Peace organizer Jerry Moody at firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Sunday at the First Unitarian Church. For more information, contact Mimi Gingold at 513-531-9218 or MimiGing@aol.com.
Learn from Peter Block for Free
Internationally renowned consultant and author Peter Block (see "Peter's Principles," issue of Sept. 3-9, 2003) offers his fellow Cincinnatians two free Civic Engagement Series, designed to provide the tools to change the nature of the conversation in the civic community. The Saturday series takes place 9 a.m.-noon Feb. 12 and March 5 and the Wednesday series takes place 6-9 p.m. March 9 and 16. Both are held at All Saints Episcopal Church at 6301 Parkman Place, Pleasant Ridge. Space is limited, so RSVP by Feb. 5 to email@example.com, For more information about the series, contact James Reischman at 513-731-3194 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Share Politics and Pitchers
Drinking Liberally, an informal, inclusive weekly Democratic drinking club, meets at 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday at The Comet, 4579 Hamilton Ave. in Northside. You don't need to be a policy expert and this isn't a book club just come and learn from peers, trade jokes, vent frustration and hang out in an environment where it's not taboo to talk politics. For more information, contact Chris Berger at HYPERLINK "mailto:email@example.com" firstname.lastname@example.org.
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/.
Free Tax Help
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.