Free Peace Camp for Kids
Peace Camp is a two-week free day camp where students ages 6-12 participate in activities focused on conflict management, diversity appreciation, cooperation and effective communication. The program is sponsored by the Center for Peace Education and the Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center. Peace Camp meets from 9 a.m.-noon June 25-July 6 at the Avondale Boys and Girls Club, July 9-20 at McKie Recreation Center in Northside and July 23-Aug. 3 at New Thought Unity Center in Clifton.
Air Quality Hearing
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) holds a public hearing at 2:30 p.m. July 23 to receive comments on its plan to bring the Cincinnati area into compliance with the federal air quality standard for ozone. The draft plan, recently submitted to the U.S. EPA, includes requirements for cleaner paints and architectural coatings, portable gas cans and consumer products and lower emissions from coal-burning power plants. For more information, visit epa.state.oh.us/dapc/. The hearing will be at the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments, 720 Pete Rose Way.
Butler County, whose sheriff has made a mission of targeting undocumented workers, will soon have its own chapter of the League of United Latin American Citizens. To join, contact Claudia Aviles at [email protected] or 513-785-7396.
Document LGBT Discrimination
A coalition of national and statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans-gender (LGBT) and civil rights groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio and Equality Ohio, are working together to compile stories of LGBT discrimination. The goal of sharing stories is to help us convince lawmakers that discrimination is real and that we need to pass laws that protect the rights of LGBT people. To participate, visit http://www.acluohio.org/issues/LGBT/ENDA.htm.
Free AIDS Testing
Studies show that one out of every four persons with HIV in the United States doesn't know they're infected. The only way to find out is to be tested. As part of National HIV Testing Day, observed nationwide June 27, the Northern Kentucky Health Department will offer several testing events June 27-28. No appointments are required, and tests are available to anyone who desires one. Either rapid oral tests or blood tests for HIV will be offered at various locations and times. For a full schedule, visit nkyhealth.org or call 859-578-7660.