"Global: A Conference on the World Economy," takes place April 2-4 at UC's Tangemann Center. 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.
Trouble with Gay Marriage
President Bush says he's troubled by gay marriages in San Francisco and has called for an amendment to the Constitution that would ban them. The International Socialist Organization at the UC says it's troubled by President Bush's proposal.
The group hosts a public discussion on the topic at 7 p.m. Thursday in room 368 of McMicken Hall.
Rally for Public Workers
The American Federation of Government Employees sponsors a rally for government workers at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Fountain Square. Participants are encouraged to bring signs and banners to display while speakers draw the connection between good government and defending the rights of public workers.
Michaele Pride-Wells, director of the University of Cincinnati's School of Architecture and Interior Design, is the keynote speaker for the Architectural Foundation of Cincinnati Luncheon at noon Thursday at the Emory Center on Central Parkway. She will talk about how UC and the city of Cincinnati can work together to make the city better. The luncheon costs $15 for AFC members and their guests and $20 for non-members. To make a reservation, call 513-421-4469.
Fight AIDS With Prayer and Action
The Black Church Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS 2004 spurs several events March 7-13. Red Ribbon Sunday is Sunday. A clergy community dinner at 6 p.m. March 11 at Jordan's Crossing features entertainment for those infected with HIV or AIDS. A "Healing through the Arts" youth extravaganza is from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 13 at St. Joseph Church.
Healthcare for Everyone
Cincinnati's Single Payer Action Network wants to bring comprehensive health care to all Ohioans in November 2005. They host a meeting at 7:30 p.m. March 10 at Mt. Auburn Presbyterian. For more information, see www.spanohio.org.
Hard Truths about Race
Emmy-winning ABC News correspondent Michel Martin speaks on the theme "Healing the Racial Divide: The Role of Hard Truths," as part of the Women's City Club National Speaker Forum at 7:30 p.m. March 29. The program is at the Plum Street Temple downtown. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For more information, call 513-751-0100 or visit http://womancityclub.org.