Finding the Way to Justice
The 21st annual Way of the Cross/Way of Justice prayer procession starts at 3 p.m. Friday at Fountain Square. The prayer walk includes stops at several stations throughout downtown and Over-the-Rhine. Each station features examples of suffering throughout the world, including poverty, women's issues and violence. The Good Friday event ends at Washington Park. For more information, call 513-579-8547.
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. April 14 at Mt. Auburn Presbyterian Church. For more information, see www.spanohio.org or contact Carrie at [email protected].
Ethics in the Global Economy
Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland, speaks about "Ethical Globalization" during a World Affairs Council of Greater Cincinnati breakfast from 7:15-8:45 a.m. April 19 at the Metropolitan Club in Covington. Robinson, former United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights, is the executive director of the Ethical Globalization Initiative. Admission is $30 for members and $40 for all others. To register, call 513-621-2320.
Forum on Freeing Palestine
The International Socialist Organization holds a forum about Israeli and U.S. policy toward Palestine at 7 p.m. Thursday at the University of Cincinnati's McMicken Hall, room 368. For more information, call 513-241-7899.
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 at the Millennium Peace Bell in Newport, where a ceremony will take place. 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.