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Talking TortureProfessors from Xavier University, the University of Cincinnati and Miami University lead a community forum concerning the scandal over the U.S. torture of Iraqi POWs and its wider

Talking Torture
Professors from Xavier University, the University of Cincinnati and Miami University lead a community forum concerning the scandal over the U.S. torture of Iraqi POWs and its wider implications at 7 p.m. Monday at St. John's Unitarian Universalist Church in Clifton. XU history Professor Brendan LaRocque, UC philosophy Professor Chris Cuomo, Anne Runyan of the Center for Women's Studies at UC and Miami history Professor Dan La Botz will lead the discussion.

River Economics
Adding a 27-mile bikeway, recreation access points and a natural buffer zone along the Great Miami River could boost local economies, according to a new study from Rivers Unlimited, a national authority on river resource economics. Learn more about how to best utilize the Great Miami at the monthly Concerned Citizens of Western Hamilton County meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Miamitown Fire Station. For more information, call 513-661-8405 or visit www.greenlink.org/concernedcitizens.

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. Wednesday at Mt. Auburn Presbyterian Church. For more information, see www.spanohio.org or contact Carrie at [email protected].

Volunteers Recognized
The Interfaith Hospitality Network of Cincinnati hosts its annual volunteer recognition meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the St. Michael Center in Lower Price Hill. Georgine Getty, executive director of the Greater Cincinnati Coalition for the Homeless, is the keynote speaker. A light dinner is included. Call Ann at 513-471-1100 for reservations.

Intro to Buddhist Meditation
The Gaden Samdrup Ling Buddhist Monastery hosts a two-hour introduction to Buddhist meditation at 10 a.m. May 29. For more information, call 513-542-7116. The class will cost $10.

Act — Like Mac
Activists often cite 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." St. Joseph Church in Over-the-Rhine opens its doors June 11-13 for Rev. Maurice McCrackin Unity Day: A Citywide Activist Organizing Conference. For more information, call 513-381-4526.



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