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By · February 9th, 2005 · City Lights
Racism in Cincinnati

The International Socialist Organization holds a discussion on "Racism in Cincinnati: Is it Getting Worse?" at 7 p.m. Feb. 24 in McMicken Hall at the University of Cincinnati. For more information, email iso_nati@yahoo.com or call 859-801-2870.

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. For more info, visit www.npa-us.org.

The Lawyer Who Won Choice For Women

Enjoy "Cocktails and Conversation" with the attorney who successfully argued Roe v. Wade before the United States Supreme Court in 1973. Sarah Weddington speaks at 6:30 p.m. April 6 at The Phoenix. The event is sponsored by Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio, which is selling tickets for $20, or $10 with student ID.

A $50 ticket includes a reception, which will be preceded by a signing of A Question of Choice, Weddington's account of that landmark trial. For more information, contact Stephanie at 513-721-7635 or sstreich@ppswo.org.

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., 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 politics. For more information, contact Chris Berger at cberger4@cinci.rr.com.

Building 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 is at 7 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Peaslee Neighborhood Center. For more information, call 513-579-8547.

Seeking Peace

Peace Seekers meets at 10 a.m. Feb. 19 on the fourth floor of Llanfair Retirement Community, 1722 Larch Ave., College Hill. For more info, contact hrwoodruff@igc.org.

War is Hell on the Earth

EarthSave hosts "The Environmental Effects of War" by Carol Rainey, instructor at Xavier University and coordinator of Cincinnatians for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons, at 6 p.m. Feb. 20 at Off the Avenue Studios, 1546 Knowlton St. in Northside. Take a dish, preferably vegan, and your own plates, cups and utensils for a potluck meal. EarthSave suggests a $3 donation from nonmembers. For more information, contact 513-929-2500 or earthsave@nuvox.net.



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