Neighborhoods United, a new local collective that seeks to bring neighborhoods together to support and advocate for each other and to help shape the city's public policy, meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Old St. George Church in Clifton. For more information, call Brian Garry at 513-236-4180.
Take Back the Night
The 16th Annual Take Back the Night March and Candlelight Vigil, held to acknowledge the trauma of sexual violence, starts at 5 p.m. Friday at Tangeman University Center's Great Hall at the University of Cincinnati. Maggie Hadleigh-West, a filmmaker on sexual violence, will speak. Buses will transport participants from UC to Sawyer Point. A pre-march gathering assembles there at 6:30 p.m., followed by a march across the Taylor Southgate Bridge to the Millennium Peace Bell in Newport, Ky. The program features keynote speaker Susan Bordo, a writer on contemporary culture and a humanities professor at the University of Kentucky. In addition, survivors of violence will speak about their experiences.
Slaughter in Sudan
A panel of experts on Sudan and human rights 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 is from 7:30-9 p.m. Monday at Wise Center, 8329 Ridge Road in Amberley Village. For more information, contact Wise Temple at email@example.com or the American Jewish Committee at 513-621-4020.
Bayh Addresses Democrats
U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.) is the keynote speaker May 5 for the Butler County Democratic Party's annual Truman-Kennedy-Holcomb Dinner. The dinner used to be called the Truman-Kennedy Dinner, but after the 2000 death of John Holcomb Sr., the corrupt Butler County Prosecutor, his name was added. The dinner will be at the Hamiltonian Hotel in Hamilton. A social hour and silent auction begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:15 PM. Tickets are $50. For tickets, call 513-896-5201.
Beer and Justice
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. After roaming the first Tuesday of every month, the group regularly settles back into The Comet in Northside. For more information, contact Chris Berger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Political Education, Mastication
The Cincinnati AFL-CIO Labor Council has lined up U.S. Sen. Joe Biden (D-Del) to speak at this year's COPE (Committee on Political Education) Dinner. The dinner, which starts at 6 p.m. June 18th at the Westin, costs $125 per person or $1,250 for a table. For more information, call 421-1846.