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By · April 6th, 2005 · City Lights
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. Wednesday 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.

Organize Against Globalization

"Global 3," a conference on globalization of the economy, runs Friday through Sunday 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/ .

The Color of Justice

The documentary The Color of Justice by CityBeat writer April Martin explores the history of Cincinnati's race riots from 1792 to 2001. The first showing of the 90-minute piece was standing room only, so don't miss a second free showing at 7:30 p.m. April 12 in Xavier University's Gallagher Student Center Theater.

Who is My Neighbor?

A Fair Housing Forum takes place at the First Unitarian Church, 536 Linton St., from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 16. Topics include Cincinnati's segregated living patterns, Section 8, housing for the elderly and people with disabilities, the role of faith-based organizations and the enforcement of fair housing laws. Sheryll Cashin, Georgetown Law School professor and author of The Failures of Integration: How Race and Class are Undermining the American Dream, is the keynote speaker. Pre-registration is required for the free forum; an optional box lunch is available for $10. Email lwvcincy@eos.net for more information or to register.

Politics and Pitchers

Drinking Liberally, an informal, inclusive weekly Democratic drinking club, meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. 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.

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 .

Slaughter in Sudan

A panel of experts on Sudan and human rights issues seeks to address the current crisis in Darfur, Sudan from historical, humanitarian and political perspectives, as well as suggesting ways people can make a difference. "Slaughter in SUDAN: Why We Should Care" is moderated by Scott Aiken, host of the weekly radio program "World Front." The free program takes place 7:30-9 p.m. May 2 at Wise Center, 8329 Ridge Rd., Amberley Village. For more information, contact Wise Temple at pac@wisetemple.org or the American Jewish Committee at 513-621-4020.



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