"Ashcroft" policing, through which the public sacrifices constitutional rights for safety, simply doesn't work. So says David Harris, author of Good Cops: The Case for Preventative Policing. He speaks at 7 p.m. Wednesday at St. John's Unitarian Universalist Church, 320 Resor Ave. The event is free and open to the public; area police chiefs were specifically invited. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 216-472-2200. Sponsored by the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio (email@example.com as soon as possible to register. Find out more at www.trainingforchange.org . The program is presented by Training For Change and sponsored by Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center.
Advocate for Victims of Sexual Assault
Train to be an advocate for victims of sexual assault. Rape Crisis & Abuse Center of Hamilton County (formerly Women Helping Women) holds training sessions for volunteers who respond to victims of sexual assault at the hospital, accompany victims to court, help with the hotline and perform general office work. Volunteers must be 21 and training is mandatory. Sessions take place 5:30-9 p.m. June 13-15 and 20-22 and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 18 and 25. For more information, call volunteer coordinator Ann Schlueter at 513-977-5548 or email 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 18 at the Westin Hotel, costs $125 per person or $1,250 for a table. For more information, call 421-1846.
Beer and Justice
Drinking Liberally, an informal, an inclusive 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 email@example.com .