Ethics in the Global Economy
Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland, discusses "Ethical Globalization" during several appearances this week. She speaks at Xavier University at 7 p.m. Sunday and during a panel discussion at 7 p.m. Monday. Both events are at the Schiff Family Conference Center in Xavier's Cintas Center. Admission is free. Robinson also speaks during a World Affairs Council of Greater Cincinnati breakfast from 7:15-8:45 a.m. Monday at the Metropolitan Club in Covington. Admission is $30 for members and $40 for all others. To register, call 513-621-2320.
Robinson, former United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights, is the executive director of the Ethical Globalization Initiative.
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].
People are still trying to understand the implications of recent changes in Medicare. Families USA presents the Medicare Road Show at 10 a.m. April 23 at the Madisonville Recreation Center. Bill Vaughan, director of government affairs for Families USA, and Cincinnati Mayor Charlie Luken will provide information about the benefits and weaknesses of the new legislation. For reservations, contact the WIN Senior Action Coalition at 513-541-4109.
Cincinnati NOW and Planned Parenthood have reserved buses to take activists to a national pro-choice rally in Washington, D.C. April 25. The buses leave the evening of April 24 and return the morning of April 26. The ride will cost $20 for students and $50 for non-students. Call 513-721-7635 ext. 425 to sign up.
Taking Back the Night
The 15th annual Take Back the Night March and Candlelight Vigil starts at 7 p.m. April 29 at Bicentennial Commons in Sawyer Point. The march, designed to raise awareness about sexual and physical assault, ends in a ceremony at the Millennium Peace Bell in Newport. For more information, call the Rape Crisis and Abuse Center of Hamilton County at 513-977-5541.
Action in the Name of McCrackin
Activists often cling to 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." In an effort to keep his legacy of activism alive, St. Joseph Catholic Church opens its doors June 11-13 for Rev. Maurice McCrackin Unity Day: A Citywide Activist Organizing Conference. For more information, call the church at 513-381-4526.