Cincinnati's commercial janitors are fighting for a livable wage and affordable health care. The Service Employees International Union kicks off a summer of activities with a National Justice for Janitors Day rally at 4:30 p.m. June 15 on Fountain Square. For more information, visit www.cincijanitors.org.
Political Education, Mastication
The Cincinnati AFL-CIO Labor Council has lined up U.S. Sen. Joe Biden (D-Delaware) 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 downtown, costs $125 per person or $1,250 for a table. For more info, call 421-1846.
Concerned Fathers March
Organizers of the Concerned Father's Day March want to emphasize that fathers love their sons and daughters and that violence must stop now.
"We are fed up with all of the shootings and violence that is (sic) hurting every single person in Cincinnati," says Mark E. Bany. The march starts at 3 p.m. Sunday at Swifton Commons, heads south on Reading Road and ends around 6 p.m. at the Showcase Cinemas by the Norwood Lateral. Also featured is Jazz and R&B guitarist William Longmire. For more information, call Longmire at 513-807-5577 or Bany at 513-474-5888.
Making a Case for Socialism
The Cincinnati branch of the International Socialist Organization holds a public meeting to discuss "The Case for Socialism" at 7 p.m. June 23 in room 250 of McMicken Hall at the University of Cincinnati. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beer and Politics
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 info, contact Chris Berger at email@example.com.
United for Peace and Justice, the largest antiwar coalition in the United States, seeks candidates for summer internship positions in New York City doing organizing, outreach, research and more. No money but lots of training and responsibility. For more information, visit www.unitedforpeace.org.