"Global: A Conference on the World Economy," meets Friday through Sunday at McMicken Hall at the University of Cincinnati. The conference focuses on the debate over corporate globalization and its effects on the environment, local economy and indigenous people. For more information or to register, visit www.geocites.com/cincyglobal.
Women and the U.S. Occupation
Susan Hovanec, senior foreign service officer of the U.S. State Department's Office of International Women's Issues, will discuss the department's agenda for women in U.S.-occupied Afghanistan and Iraq. Sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Greater Cincinnati, the presentation — titled "Women, War and Reconstruction: Iraq, Afghanistan and Beyond" — is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the College Auditorium of Raymond Walters College in Blue Ash.
Finding the Way to Justice
The 21st annual Way of the Cross/Way of Justice prayer procession starts at 3 p.m. April 9 at Fountain Square. The prayer walk includes stops at several stations throughout downtown and Over-the-Rhine. Each station features examples of suffering throughout the world, including poverty, women's issues and violence. The Good Friday event ends at Washington Park. For more information, call 513-579-8547.
Healthcare for Everyone
Cincinnati's Single Payer Action Network (SPAN) wants comprehensive healthcare coverage for every person in Ohio by November 2005.
Breakfast with Former Irish President
Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland, speaks about "Ethical Globalization" during a World Affairs Council of Greater Cincinnati breakfast from 7:15-8:45 a.m. April 19 at the Metropolitan Club in Covington. Robinson, former United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights, is the executive director of the Ethical Globalization Initiative. Admission is $30 for members and $40 for all otheers. To register, call 513-621-2320.
Action in the Name of McCrackin
Activists often cling to Amos 5:24: "But let justice run down like water, and righteousness like a mighty stream." The late Rev. Maurice McCrackin used to say, "It is up to us to work out the irrigation system." In an effort to keep his legacy of activism alive, St. Joseph Catholic Church opens its doors June 11-13 for "Rev. Maurice McCrackin Unity Day: A Citywide Activist Organizing Conference." For more information, call the church at 513-381-4526.