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Apologizing for the American Holocaust Reparations "NOW," a Town Hall-style community forum and discussion about making reparations to former American slaves, takes place 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday at th

Aug 18, 2004 at 2:06 pm

Apologizing for the American Holocaust

Reparations "NOW," a Town Hall-style community forum and discussion about making reparations to former American slaves, takes place 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday at the Lincoln Community Center, 1027 Linn St., West End. Presented by the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America, the program features local speakers, visual exhibits, books and artifacts and tackles questions such as: Why should former slaves receive reparations? Why is the United States Congress ignoring HR-40? What role can our local and state governments play in this process? For more information, call 513-588-9835 or 513-226-8170.

Death Is Only Fun Faked

The documentary S21: Khmer Rouge Killing Machine plays at 5:30 and 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Cincinnati Art Museum auditorium. Contact the Cincinnati Film Society at 513-251-6060 or see for more information.

Seeking Peace

Pacifist minister Ray Woodruff holds a Peace Seekers Meeting at 10 a.m.

Saturday at Llanfair Retirement Community, 1722 Larch Ave., College Hill. Contact him at [email protected].

Karma for the Vote

A vigil for the electoral transformation of the country takes place at Lone Star Pavilion in Clifton from 5:30-8:30 p.m. each of three Saturdays, Sept. 11, Oct. 2 and Oct. 23. The vigil starts with a potluck picnic at 5:30 p.m., followed by meditation and non-verbal prayer through music, dance and drama. From 8 to 8:30 p.m. participants will line Clifton Avenue with signs and banners as a public statement of their commitment to reversing America's course in the upcoming election. The New Jerusalem Community seeks co-sponsors for the event; contact Anne at 513-591-2942 or [email protected].

Media, Yourself and You

The 2004 Independent Media Expo and 9.11 Illustrated take place Sept. 11-12 at The Mockbee. The Expo brings public and mass media together to increase media literacy, encourage citizen participation in media and promote independent press. 9.11 Illustrated is an art, media and music event that will also screen more than a dozen 9/11-related films. Email or call Steve Novotni at 513-841-9729 for more information or to get involved. See also

Parity Party

Citizens to Restore Fairness host a "Repeal Article 12" party from 4-9 p.m. Sept. 12 at 2160 Elysian Place, Clifton Heights. Rotating bands include Wojo. A $25 minimum donation is suggested. Find directions at

Eye for a Blind Eye?

Staughton Lynd presents Lucasville, his book on the 1993 prisoner riots at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, at 7-9 p.m. Sept. 19 at St. John's Unitarian Church, 320 Resor Ave., Clifton. Lynd, a movement historian, labor lawyer and longtime activist, has extensively documented miscarriages of justice in the trials of four men sentenced to die for the aggravated murder of Officer Robert Vallandingham during the uprising.

Step Aside, Kubrick

Eyes Wide Open, a multimedia journey through words, images and sounds of the Iraq War, comes to Xavier University Sept. 20-22. For more information or to volunteer contact the Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center at 513-579-8547. See also

Arts Community for Equal Rights

Members of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra present "Serenade for Harmony and Inclusion" at 5 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Isaac M. Wise Temple downtown. Victoria Morgan, artistic director of Cincinnati Ballet, and Nicholas Muni, artistic director of Cincinnati Opera, will speak about Article 12 of the city charter. A wine and cheese reception follows the concert. Proceeds from the event go to Citizens to Restore Fairness, the group working to repeal Article 12. Call 513-675-2143 for more information.

Lobby Your Neighbors for Kerry

Cincinnati Labor Council AFL-CIO is gearing up for an election year battle to deliver Ohio to Sen. John Kerry. Volunteers are needed for the annual Get Out the Vote Ward Walk, a neighborhood canvassing operation in support of labor-endorsed candidates. The walk takes place October 29-31, the weekend before the election. Sign up by calling 513-421-1846.