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By · March 23rd, 2005 · City Lights
ACLU on the Collaborative

The American Civil Liberties Union, one of the plaintiffs in the class-action lawsuit that led to the collaborative agreement on reforming the Cincinnati Police Department, presents an update at 7 p.m. March 23 at the Greater Cincinnati Urban League, 3458 Reading Road. Admission is free, but please RSVP to contact@acluohio.org or call 216-472-2220.

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, Weddingtons account of that landmark trial. For more information, contact Stephanie at 513-721-7635 or sstreich@ppswo.org.

Organize Against Globalization

"Global 3," a conference on globalization of the economy, is April 8-10 at the University of Cincinnati. The program includes workshops, speakers, caucuses, tabling, actions and art. Admission is free. For a full schedule, visit www.geocities.com/cincyglobal/global3/.

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.

Growth, Not Sprawl

The Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI) and its Land Use Commission host a series of public meetings to educate the public about their work and to get input on proposed goals, objectives and policies for helping local governments plan for future growth. For the full schedule and the commission's latest report, visit at www.oki.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.



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