Freedom of Choice Ohio, NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio and Planned Parenthood Affiliates of Ohio are looking for help in lobbying state legislators. The groups want lawmakers to know that real sex education saves lives and that decisions about preventing or continuing a pregnancy should be a private, family matter. Choice: Putting Prevention First Lobby Day will be May 10 in Columbus. The day includes advocacy training, meetings with legislators and more. To participate, visit http://www.ppao.org/.
S.O.S. Art, an exhibition of sociopolitical expression for peace and justice, runs April 21-May 7 at the Mockbee, 2260 Central Pkwy., Brighton. In addition to visual art, the program includes films, discussions, music and poetry readings. Admission is free. For a complete schedule, write firstname.lastname@example.org.
Karen Armstrong, an original and inclusive thinker on the role of religion in the modern world, understands the acute differences among the world's great religions and calls our attention to their profound similarities. Xavier University hosts the discussion at 7 p.m. April 25 at the Schiff Family Conference Center. For more information, call 513-745-2043.
Pay Equity Day
The average woman in the United States is paid 76 cents for every dollar a man is paid, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Why is there a wage gap? What is pay equity? What is the legal status of pay equity? Discuss these questions and more over cookies from 6-7 p.m. April 25 at First Unitarian Church, 536 Linton St., Avondale. The panel includes State Rep. Catherine Barrett, Allison Steele of the AFL-CIO and City Councilwoman Laketa Cole. For more information, call 513-751-0100.
The Truth About Section 8
Section 8 housing is often blamed for problems of deteriorating property in neighborhoods. The Woman's City Club and the League of Women Voters are partnering to separate fact from fiction and myth. A discussion from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. April 25 at Mt. Washington Presbyterian Church will provide information on code enforcement and what neighbors can do to address the problems of neglectful landlords. For more information, call 513-751-0100.
Cincinnati Goes Global
Learn about U.S. foreign policy and discuss global issues at Clifton United Methodist Church's "Great Decisions" series. The program is 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, April 27-June 14. Discussion topics include UN reform, the United States and Iran, energy resources, Brazil, human rights in an age of terrorism, China and India, Turkey and pandemics and national security. The deadline for registration is April 12. Only interested in participating in a specific topic? Call a week in advance of the topic to request discussion literature. There's a $15 fee for a copy of Great Decisions.
Caucus Honors Women of Achievement
Monthly Peace Meeting
The Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center hosts its next Peace Committee meeting at 7 p.m. April 19 at the Peaslee Neighborhood Center, 215 E. 14th St., Over-the-Rhine. For more information, call 513-579-8547.
Women, Politics and Spirituality
Enjoy dinner and discussion about women, spirituality and politics from 6-9 p.m. April 20 and every third Thursday of the month at Panera's, 3806 Paxton Ave., Hyde Park Plaza. The program is sponsored by the Grail (www.Grail-us.org). For more information, write JBlackburn@fuse.net.
The Mayor's In
FOP President Talks About Cops
The Seasongood Luncheon and Education Awards, sponsored by the Woman's City Club, features Officer Cathy Herald, president of the Queen City Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police. The program is at 11:45 a.m. April 21 at the Vernon Manor Hotel. Tickets are $35 for members and $40 for non-members. Call 751-0100 for more information.
Take Back the Night
Meditate for Peace
Price Hill Will
Price Hill Will hosts a community-wide meeting from 10 a.m.-noon 12 p.m. April 29. Call 513-251-3800 for meeting location and agenda.
Concentration Camp Poetry
Holocaust and the Children
Kids Peace Camp 2006
Kids Ecology Camp
Spanish Bilingual Coffee Hours
Women in Black
Protest the U.S. invasion of Iraq from 5-6 p.m. Mondays on the grassy island at Vine Street and Central Parkway. Show your support for peace by wearing black or dark-colored clothes. For more information, call the Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center at 513-579-8547.