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A Week in the Death (Penalty)

Xavier University hosts a week of dialogue on the death penalty through Sunday. A free showing of the film The Exonerated at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Alter Hall B-11 will be followed by an Ohio Innocence Project discussion of DNA testing. Seating is limited; RSVP to Matt Bennett at 859-801-2694. Performances of the Xavier Players' production of Dead Man Walking at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday will finish with various speakers. Tickets for the show in the Gallagher Student Center Theater cost $12 for adults and $5 for students. A Sunday matinee plays at 2 p.m. For more information or reservations, call 513-745-3939.

Racism in Cincinnati

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

America and Genocide

Samantha Powell, author of Pulitzer Prize-winnning A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide, speaks on genocide and American foreign policy at 7 p.m. March 8 at the Schiff Family Conference Center in Xavier University's Cintas Center. For more information, call 513-745-2043.

Murder is Murder

The Cincinnati Chapter of Ohioans to Stop Execution meets at 7 p.m. March 8 at the Peaslee Neighborhood Center. For more information, contact 513-579-8547 or Eunice@ijpc-cincinnati.org.

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 information, 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 U.S. 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 A Week in the Death (Penalty)

Xavier University hosts a week of dialogue on the death penalty through Sunday. A free showing of the film The Exonerated at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Alter Hall B-11 will be followed by an Ohio Innocence Project discussion of DNA testing. Seating is limited; RSVP to Matt Bennett at 859-801-2694. Performances of the Xavier Players' production of Dead Man Walking at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday will finish with various speakers. Tickets for the show in the Gallagher Student Center Theater cost $12 for adults and $5 for students. A Sunday matinee plays at 2 p.m. For more information or reservations, call 513-745-3939.

Racism in Cincinnati

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

America and Genocide

Samantha Powell, author of Pulitzer Prize-winnning A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide, speaks on genocide and American foreign policy at 7 p.m. March 8 at the Schiff Family Conference Center in Xavier University's Cintas Center. For more information, call 513-745-2043.

Murder is Murder

The Cincinnati Chapter of Ohioans to Stop Execution meets at 7 p.m. March 8 at the Peaslee Neighborhood Center. For more information, contact 513-579-8547 or Eunice@ijpc-cincinnati.org.

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 information, 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 U.S. 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 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., Feb. 27 and March 13 and 27. Help is also available at 1-3 p.m. at the Covington Community Center, 1650 Russell St., this Sunday, March 6 and 20 and April 3. For more information, contact Jodi Schroeder at 859-344-3344.

 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
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