Face Down Prejudice
The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion unveils its newest original exhibit, Facing Prejudice, as the final feature of Holocaust Awareness Weeks 2004. This exhibit is the product of a yearlong project of UC's College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning. Students created original visuals and graphics that challenge all members of the community to examine prejudices that affect each of us. Currently, Facing Prejudice is on display in the main lobby of UC's newly renovated Tangeman University Center through July 31. Public hours for the exhibit are 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Head Job for the Vote
The king of eclectic Jam Rock and countless live albums, Dave Mathews, performs Aug. 5 at Riverbend Music Center. HeadCount, a nonprofit all-volunteer group on tour with Mathews, plans to register voters outside throughout the concert. To register or to thank the volunteers, go to the blue tent. By the time summer ends, HeadCount hopes to register 100,000 voters across the country.
Never Let It Happen Again
The Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center marks the anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki with a series of anti-nuclear events that include a showing of the award-winning documentary War and Peace Aug. 6 at Xavier University's Kelly Auditorium. Contact Carol Rainey at [email protected] for the time. That same day the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption in Covington holds a prayer concert for peace at 7:30 p.m. Then recommit to a nuclear-free world at 8 p.m. Aug. 9 near Mirror Lake in Eden Park. Call 513-579-8547 for details or other events.
Public Input for Fountain Square
The Center City Development Corporation (3CDC) seeks public input on its new plan to transform Fountain Square. Five public meetings are planned in sites around the Tristate, including Montgomery, downtown and Newport, through Aug. 12. Meeting locations and times are online at www.3CDC.org.
Pre-election Vigil for Transformation
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. Then, 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].
Party for Parity
Citizens to Restore Fairness host a "Repeal Article 12" party 4-9 p.m. Sept. 12 at 2160 Elysian Place in Clifton Heights. Rotating bands include Wojo. A $25 minimum donation is suggested. Find directions at www.nvecreative.com/map.
Arts Community Backs Article 12 Repeal
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.
Visit 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.