Stop the War in Iraq
The Peace Committee of the Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center meets at 7 p.m. July 19 to discuss plans for the Declaration of Peace, a nationwide series of protests and other events the week of Sept. 21. The meeting is at the Peaslee Neighborhood Center, 215 East 14th St. For more information about the Declaration of Peace, visit www.declarationofpeace.org. For details about the meeting, contact Kristen Barker at 513-579-8547 or [email protected]
Support for Darfur
Nick Clooney speaks at a prayer service for the people of Darfur, Sudan at 7:30 p.m. July 19 at Mother of God Church in Covington, Ky. For more information, contact [email protected]. Clooney, a newspaper columnist, recently returned from a visit to the region.
Gaden Samdrup-Ling Monastery hosts Taste of Tibet at 6 p.m. July 29. The feast features traditional Tibetan foods, including a wide array of non-vegetarian and vegetarian choices. The program also includes an open house at the monastery, 4529 Mellwood Ave., Winton Place.
The suggested donation is $10. To make reservations, call 513.542.7116 or write [email protected]
Cincinnati journalist Joe Wessels is organizing an effort to reform community radio station WAIF (88.3 FM). The station has been riven by disagreement among members, programmers and the board of directors (see "Naughty Stepchild, issue of May 3-9). Wessels hopes to enlist new members of WAIF, so as to elect a new board. The deadline for joining is Aug. 1; the cost is $15. The station's annual meeting and election is Sept. 17. To join WAIF and support the reform effort, call Wessels at 513-315-9979.
Franciscans Discuss Globalization
"A Franciscan Future in a Globalizing World" examines the role followers of St. Francis of Assisi should play in a world increasingly dominated by corporate interests. Speakers include the Rev. Richard Rohr, internationally acclaimed author and retreat master, and the Rev. John Quigley, director of Franciscans International. The two priests helped found the New Jerusalem charismatic community in Cincinnati in the 1970s. The program is at 7 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Schiff Family Conference Center at the Cintas Center at Xavier University. For more information, call 513-541-7740 or write [email protected]. Seating is limited, and advance registration is strongly encouraged.
Remember Nuke Victims
The United States is the only country ever to use nuclear weapons in warfare. The Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center presents a candlelight vigil and meditation walk for the victims of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The program is at 8:45 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Theodore Berry International Friendship Park. For more information, call 513-579-8547.
The Best of S.O.S. Art
A retrospective of S.O.S. Art, an annual art show and event of sociopolitical expression for peace and justice since 2003, is on exhibit at the University Galleries, 628 Sycamore St. The show includes 2D and 3D artworks on peace and justice by 50 Greater Cincinnati artists. "S.O.S. Art Retrospective: Selections, 2003-2005" runs through Sept. 8. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 11 a.m.-4p.m. Saturdays.
Glory in the Morning
The Miami Group Sierra Club hosts the annual Morning Glory Ride on Aug. 6 at Sawyer Point, downtown. As many as 2,000 riders are expected to participate in the ride, known as the largest bike ride in the Greater Cincinnati area. Columbia Parkway will be closed during the early morning hours to accommodate the event. All bike riders, from advanced cyclists to families to biking enthusiasts, are welcome to participate. The 26-mile athletic course begins at 5 a.m. and the 10-mile leisure course starts at 6 a.m. Both loops begin and end at Sawyer Point and can be done by anyone with a bicycle. The cost is $35 for adults and $20 for ages 14 and under. Riders receive Morning Glory Ride T-shirts and gourmet breakfast on the river from 6-9 a.m. Participants may register online at www.morninggloryride.org or at Sawyer Point the day of the ride.
Turn Ohio Blue
The Hamilton County Democratic Party is conducting voter contact every day through Nov. 7 to engage Democrats, identify supporters, persuade voters and get out the vote. To sign up, contact James Wolf at [email protected] or 513-505-0565.