The Legacy of Police Brutality
Five years ago New York City Police killed an unarmed man in the doorway of his Bronx home. Amadou Diallo, armed with only a pager and a wallet, died after police shot him more than 40 times. His mother, Kadiatou Diallo, speaks at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in room 127 of McMicken Hall at the University of Cincinnati. Her presentation details her frustrations with the justice system and gives her perspective on racial profiling and police brutality.
Pagans Unite for All Snakes Weekend
The second annual All Snakes Day starts at 7 p.m. Friday and continues from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday at the Faerie Realm in Covington. The pagan alternative to St. Patrick's Day features snake petting, belly dancing, tarot card reading and shamanic art. Admission is $10. For more information, visit http://home.fuse.net/dwalker_artist/ASD/asd.htm.
Caryn Harglass, an advocate of vegetarianism and executive director of EarthSave International, speaks at 6 p.m.
March 21 at St. John's Unitarian Church in Clifton. The event includes a vegetarian potluck dinner and a discussion about EarthSave, an organization that educates people about the effects of food choices. For more information, call 513-929-2500.
"Global: A Conference on the World Economy," meets April 2-4 at UC's Tangeman Center. The conference focuses on the debate over corporate globalization and its effects on the environment, local economy and indigenous people. For more information or to register, visit www.geocites.com/cincyglobal.
Fight AIDS With Prayer and Action
The Black Church Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS 2004 spurs several events this week. A clergy community dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday at Jordan's Crossing features entertainment for those infected with HIV or AIDS. A "Healing through the Arts" youth extravaganza is from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Church.
Health Care for Everyone
Cincinnati's Single Payer Action Network wants to bring comprehensive health care to all Ohioans in November 2005. The group hosts a meeting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mt. Auburn Presbyterian. For more information, see www.spanohio.org.
Hard Truths about Race
Emmy-winning ABC News correspondent Michel Martin speaks on the theme "Healing the Racial Divide: The Role of Hard Truths," as part of the Women's City Club National Speaker Forum at 7:30 p.m. March 29. The program is at the Plum Street Temple downtown. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For more information, call 513-751-0100 or visit http://womancityclub.org.
Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism
The Gaden Samdrup Ling Tibetan Buddhist Monastery offers a brief introduction to Tibetan Buddhism from 2-4:30 p.m. March 20. For more information, call Jackie Young at 513-542-7116.