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by 12.02.2008
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Peace and Justice Poetry

Have something to say that’s more significant about what’s going on in the world than where to find the cheapest beer or what the woman next to you is wearing? Then put those thoughts down on paper and submit them to the 2009 annual Book of Poems and Drawings on Peace and Justice.

The first step is a call for poets to focus on the themes of peace and justice. Here are the pesky details:

* Poet may submit up to three poems.

* All submissions will be considered. The editors will be looking for quality, inclusiveness, and appropriateness to the themes of peace and justice.

* If space becomes limited, priority will be given to poets not published in previous books. (This is the sixth annual book.)

* Poems selected will be illustrated in black and white by Greater Cincinnati artists (one drawing per poet).

* Poems and illustrations will be printed in For a Better World 2009 slated for publication in May 2009.

Send submissions as “Word” attachments (or in full text) by e-mail or by U.S. mail (on a CD) to:

Saad Ghosn: saad.ghosn@uc.edu or 216 Erkenbrecher Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229

Submission deadline: Feb. 25, 2009

The book will be launched and available for sale at “SOS ART” and “poets included in book will be invited to read their poems at SOS ART,” according to publisher and event organizer Saad Ghosn.

 
 
by 11.19.2008
Posted In: Social Justice, Public Policy at 01:15 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)
 
 

Poems from Guantanamo

Whether you agree with the use of the Guantanamo Bay detention center for the holding of “enemy combatants” without charges or trials, you can get an idea of what life on the inside is like, thanks to the ACLU.

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by 11.17.2008
Posted In: Public Policy, Social Justice at 03:20 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)
 
 

Cop Cars and Fire Trucks

“The City of Covington, in an effort to continue its focus on public safety, took delivery of more than $1 million in new fire trucks and police cruisers and SUVs. The purchases are part of a comprehensive five-year capital improvement budget plan adopted by the Covington Board of City Commissioners.”

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by 11.11.2008
Posted In: Public Policy, Social Justice at 11:58 AM | Permalink | Comments (3)
 
 

Equal Marriage

No, this isn’t an effort to get men to scrub toilets, women to wash cars or any other such stereotypical complaint about equality in a marriage. It’s about busting up another stereotype – that only heterosexuals can live in a long-term, committed relationship.

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by 11.04.2008
Posted In: Public Policy, Social Justice at 09:23 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)
 
 

Dirty Secrets

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is exposing 27 million of them Nov. 18 with a screening of Call Response, “a first of its kind feature documentary film that reveals the world’s 27 million dirtiest secrets: There are more slaves today than ever before in human history.”

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by 10.08.2008
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JustNews

The Cincinnati Interfaith Workers Center (www.cworkers.org) is putting out a newsletter with all kinds of peace and justice events in the Queen City. To sign up, send an e-mail to calendar@cworkers.org.

In the meantime, here’s a sample of what’s coming up this week:

Saturday, Oct.11:

Amnesty International - Group 86

Location: Sitwell’s Coffee House 324 Ludlow Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45220

Please confirm that this meeting is happening as scheduled by contacting Laura Osborn Coffey at 513-734-6043 or lozcoffey@cs.com

9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.: Quarterly Peace Brunch

Topic: Environmental Sustainability and Justice

Presenters: Dan Korman, Park and Vine; Jim Embry, Sustainable Communities Network Facilitator: Susan Dirr, from Miami University and Peaslee Center Children’s Garden Location: Peaslee Neighborhood Center, 215 E. 14th St., Cincinnati, Contact: saad.ghosn@uc.edu

10 a.m. Workers & Immigrant Rights Meeting

Open discussion among workers and their families about solutions to problems in their workplaces and communities.

Location: The Cincinnati Interfaith Workers Center, 40 E McMicken St.

513-621-5991 or e-mail: cworkers@cinci.rr.com

Sunday, Oct. 12:

3-5 p.m.: Students Together Against Racism Town Hall Think Tank

Organize to undo racism and to build consciousness in our communities!

Location: Essex Place 7610 Reading Road

Contact Akosua Favors & Ben Sea via e-mail at star@nku.edu or revol-radio@hotmail.com

Monday, Oct. 13:

12 p.m.: City Council debate & vote on Environmental Justice Ordinance

Council members David Crowley, Roxanne Qualls, John Cranley, Cecil Thomas and Laketa Cole have cosponsored an ordinance for "smart and clean development." Speakers are invited to address the Health, Education and Environment Committee.

Location: Council Chambers at City Hall

Contact: David Crowley 513-352-2453

4:30-5:30 p.m.: Women in Black Vigils

Join us on the grassy island at the corner of Vine Street and Central Parkway for a vigil held every Monday protesting the Iraq war. Wear black or dark clothes. All are welcome!

Contact: For more information, call 513-579-8547

6:30-8:30 p.m.: Talk, Act, Listen, "Konnect"

A weekly program that aims to bring women of diverse backgrounds together to talk about the challenges and issues that are common to women everywhere regardless of race, socio-economic status and age.

Location: The Women's Connection's Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave.

Contact: Alisa Franks at 513-471-4673 ext 17 or e-mail her at afranks@thewomensconnection.org

Tuesday, Oct. 14:

6:30 a.m.: Vigil Outside Lucasville Prison for Richard Cooey

Carpool will leave from Peaslee to travel to the state prison in Lucasville for the execution of Richard Wade Cooey.

Prayer vigil will begin at 9 a.m. and last until the execution is over.  We will return to Peaslee around 1:30pm.

8:30 a.m.: Rally to Make CINTAS Safe This October

More than one and a half years since a Cintas Worker was killed on the job, the Cincinnati-based company still hasn't done enough to make its laundries safe. Join hundreds of injured Cintas workers, union members and community allies at the company's annual shareholders meeting.

Location: 6800 Cintas Blvd., Mason OH.

Contact: UNITEHERE: uniformjustice@unitehere.org or 800-872-8646

7 p.m.: Cincinnati Chapter of Ohioans to Stop Execution

Cincinnati Chapter of Ohioans to Stop Execution Meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month.

Location: Peaslee Neighborhood Center, 215 E. 14th St.

Contact: 513-579-8547

— Margo Pierce

 
 

 

 

 
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