Write for Change
Gail Collins, editorial page editor of The New York Times, speaks at the second annual Harriet Beecher Stowe Lecture at the Mercantile Library at 7 p.m. Monday. The topic is, "Writing to change the world." Admission is $20 and includes hors d'oeuvres and wine. To make a reservation, call 513-621-0717.
Golf Benefits the Mentally Ill
The Integration of Knowledge and Resources for Occupational Needs (IKRON) hosts a golf outing fundraiser at 11:45 a.m. Saturday at Sharon Woods Golf Course. The entrance fee is $80 per person or $300 for a foursome, including lunch and dinner. IKRON helps people with mental illness and substance abuse problems find employment. For more information, call 513-621-1117.
Put Mac's Vision to Work
Activists often cite 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." St. Joseph Church in Over-the-Rhine opens its Friday-Sunday for Rev. Maurice McCrackin Unity Day: A Citywide Activist Organizing Conference. For more information, call 513-381-4526.
Industrial Workers of the World Meeting
The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Off the Avenue Studios in Northside to discuss changing the IWW Constitution, taking part in the WARP tour, plans for a one-year anniversary party and other topics. Non-members are welcome.
Single Payer Healthcare
Cincinnati's Single Payer Action Network (SPAN) wants comprehensive healthcare coverage for every person in Ohio by November 2005. SPAN meets at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mt. Auburn Presbyterian Church. For more information, see www.spanohio.org or contact Carrie at [email protected].
Cincinnati members of the International Socialism Organization are planning to attend the "Socialism 2004" conference June 17-20 in Chicago. For more information, see www.socialismconference.org. For more information, call 513-241-7899.