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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, "Wr

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].

Socialism Conference
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.

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