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 at All Saints Episcopal Church at 6301 Parkman Place in Pleasant Ridge. Space is limited, so RSVP by Feb. 5 to firstname.lastname@example.org, For more information about the series, contact James Reischman at 513-731-3194 or email@example.com.
Politics and Pitchers
Drinking Liberally, an informal, inclusive weekly Democratic drinking club, meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at The Comet, 4579 Hamilton Ave. in Northside. You don't have 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 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 Eunice@ijpc-cincinnati.org.
Peace and Justice Meeting
The next Intercommunity Peace and Justice committee meeting takes place at 7 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Peaslee Neighborhood Center. Call 513-579-8547 for more information.
Join the Peace Committee
The Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center's Peace Committee meets at 7 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Peaslee Neighborhood Center. For more information contact 513-579-8547 or Kristen@ijpc-cincinnati.org.
Peace Seekers meets at 10 a.m. Feb. 19 on the fourth floor of Llanfair Retirement Community, 1722 Larch Ave., College Hill. Contact him at email@example.com.
Gather to Strengthen Communities
National People's Action gathers in Washington, D.C. April 22-24. The 33-year-old multi-racial/ethnic, intergenerational and non-partisan coalition gathers hundreds of local community organizations that volunteer their time to make communities safer, healthier and more environmentally stable. In the past few years, National People's Action has addressed predatory lending, community reinvestment, housing, Immigrants' rights, family farm Issues, job training and employment, youth issues, education and neighborhood safety. Visit www.npa-us.org for more information.