The cost of war in Iraq: more than 1,469 Americans and 100,000 Iraqis dead, $154 billion spent and 0 reasons to be there. Meanwhile, our city and the region face growing financial challenges as money for jobs, education, human services, health care and public transit grow ever more scarce. Join the Cincinnatians who say, "End the war. Rebuild our communities." A Global Day of Action marking the second anniversary of the war in Iraq features a rally on Fountain Square starting at 1 p.m. March 19. For more information, call 513-579-8547 or visit 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 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., 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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., March 13 and 27. Help is also available at 1-3 p.m. at the Covington Community Center, 1650 Russell St., this Sunday, this Sunday, March 20 and April 3. For more information, contact Jodi Schroeder at 859-344-3344.
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