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The End of the Collaborative How is the Collaborative Agreement on Police-Community Relations faring? Signed in 2002, the agreement is scheduled to expire in August. Civil rights attorney Al Gerhar

The End of the Collaborative

How is the Collaborative Agreement on Police-Community Relations faring? Signed in 2002, the agreement is scheduled to expire in August. Civil rights attorney Al Gerhardstein discusses the status of the agreement in a forum at noon March 1 at Christ Church Cathedral downtown. Lunch is available for

$5, or you can take a brown bag. Admission is free.

Learn What the Police Learn

The Cincinnati Police Department is accepting applications for the next session of its Citizens Police Academy, which begins March 28. Classes meet for three hours on eight consecutive Wednesdays at the Police Academy, 800 Evans Street. The course provides an overview of the training police officers receive and the functions they perform. Topics covered include law enforcement issues and police procedures in such areas as laws of arrest; community problem oriented policing (CPOP); internal investigations; use of force; drug law enforcement; gangs; and personal safety. The first session March 28 starts at 5:30 p.m.; subsequent sessions begin at 6 p.m.

To obtain an application or more information, calling 513-357-7554.

Wise Immigration Forum

Wise Temple in Amberley Village hosts a forum on immigration at 7 p.m. March 12. The panel includes an attorney for the Legal Aid Society, a professor of economics, a historian and a priest involved in Hispanic ministry. The program is called, Immigration at Home: Historical, Social, Economic Perspectives. For more information, contact [email protected].

Benefit for Women's Foundation

Embers Restaurant hosts a benefit for the Patty Brisben Foundation at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28. The program includes signature cocktails and fine food, with all proceeds benefiting the foundation. The Patty Brisben Foundation works to improve the quality of women's sexual health and well-being. The restaurant is at 8170 Montgomery Road, Madeira.

Showtime for NOW

The Cincinnati Chapter of the National Organization for Women has its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. March 5 at the First Unitarian Church. In honor of Women's History Month, the program features a video about Sojourner Truth, a documentary on Bella Abzug or a Century of Women.

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The Mayor Will See You Now

Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory meets twice a month with anyone who has an issue or problem to discuss with him. "Mayors Night In" is from 5-7 p.m. in the mayor's office at City Hall. Every citizen who attends has a five-minute individual meeting to talk about anything they wish. Meetings are assigned in the order that individuals sign in, with sign-ins beginning at 4:30 pm. The next sessions are March 6 and 20, April 10 and 24, May 8 and 22 and June 5 and 19.

Documentary Series Seeks 'One World'

The Seven Hills School, in conjunction with Cincinnati Earth Institute, presents its Spring 2007 community film series, "One World: Building A Sustainable Future," focusing on global awareness and environmental sustainability. Each film provides an opportunity for members of the school and Greater Cincinnati communities to discuss global challenges and some of the ways human ingenuity can work with the natural world to meet them. The films will be shown monthly, January through May, at no charge in Founders Hall on the Hillsdale Campus, 5400 Red Bank Road. The films begin at 7 p.m. For more information, call 271-9027. The films are In the Company of Wild Butterflies, March 14; Kilowatt Ours, April 25; and The Next Industrial Revolution, May 23.

Build a New World

Xavier University's second annual Vision of Hope speaker series is based on the theme, "Five Pillars of a New World Building," explored in a video by Benjamin J. Urmston, S.J., director of Peace and Justice Programs at XU. The topic of the final session is "Nonviolence." The program is from 7-9 p.m. March 19 in the Schiff Family Conference Center. Admission is free.

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