Voices from Lebanon: Social & Cultural Reflections Exhibit & Festival
Oct
1
to Nov 9

Voices from Lebanon: Social & Cultural Reflections Exhibit & Festival

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Voices from Lebanon: Social and Cultural Reflections. 

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This show will feature approximately 90 prints by 19 contemporary Lebanese artists and Arab artists living in Lebanon, curated by Saad Ghosn of SOS Art. This exhibition will be held at Kennedy Heights Arts Center, 6546 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45213 and will be open from September 21st to November 9th, 2019.

In addition to its own social and political problems, Lebanon is a country which reflects the social and political upheavals of the entire Middle East, including crises in the neighboring countries. One third of the population of Lebanon consists currently of non-Lebanese Arab emigrants/refugees who have fled their country because of war and other violence, and among them many are artists. Lebanese artists and Arab artists living in Lebanon use their artwork as their voice and communication tool to reflect on the cultural, social and political issues they face. This exhibit will feature over 90 prints, curated by Dr. Saad Ghosn of SOS Art – himself a Lebanese printmaker who lives in Cincinnati and traveled to Lebanon on multiple occasions to meet directly with artists and selected many vivid and moving prints for the show. 

A book documenting the exhibition, the featured artists and their work will be published and given free to visitors (while supplies last).

In conjunction with the exhibition, a free family-friendly Lebanese & Arab Festival will be held on Saturday, October 5th from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm at Kennedy Heights Arts Center, 6546 Montgomery Road. We will share Lebanese & Arab culture including music, dance, ethnic food, folk art, poetry reading, and educational booths.


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Holocaust Speaker Series
Oct
6
to Oct 30

Holocaust Speaker Series

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Holocaust Speakers Series

Connect to history by hearing Holocaust survivors and their descendants tell stories of life before, during, and after the Holocaust, providing visitors with a moving and memorable experience. The series takes place on Wednesdays at 11:00 AM and Sundays at 2:00 PM. Talks are approximately one hour in length. View the OCTOBER SCHEDULE and SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES for more information about upcoming speakers.

Sponsored by Margaret and Michael Valentine

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Drop-In Tours

HHC offers guided tours of the museum Tuesdays and Saturdays at 2:00 PM. Knowledgeable interpreters lead visitors through the galleries, highlighting stories of local survivors and witnesses while providing background information about the museum. Drop-in tours are free with the purchase of HHC admission. To participate in the tour, meet in the HHC lobby on the mezzanine level.

Sponsored by Union Guardian Savings Bank

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Journey of Hope in Ohio - Oct 11-20
Oct
11
to Oct 20

Journey of Hope in Ohio - Oct 11-20

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“The answer is love and compassion for all humanity.”

The Journey of Hope... From Violence to Healing

 October 11 to October 20, 2019.

The Journey of Hope... From Violence to Healing is led by murder victims' family members who share their experiences to convey that the death penalty has nothing to do with the healing that these families need and deserve. The Ohio Journey is taking place at exactly the time when policy makers and the public are having serious discussions about this difficult issue in Ohio. Journey speakers can help your community shape that conversation.

Journey "storytellers" come from all walks of life and represent the full spectrum and diversity of faith, color and economic situation. We recount our tragedies and struggles to heal as a way of opening dialogue on the death penalty in schools, colleges, churches and other venues, changing hearts and minds. Request a Journey speaking team for your community by completing this form.

Ohio Journey of Hope Schedule

Oct. 11, 7pm: An Evening with Sister Helen Prejean in partnership with Gramercy Books.

Oct 12, 9am to 4pm: Cast No Stones: Standing With Victims to End Executions in Ohio - a day-long conference featuring Sr. Helen Prejean, Shane Claiborne, Rev. Sharon Risher, Dr. Chris Brown, Bill Pelke, Kwame Ajamu, and others.

Oct 12, 7pm to 10pm: The Ohio Journey of Hope Leadership Awards Gala honoring Attorney Adele Shank, Prof. Marge Koosed, Kevin Werner, Chris Keith, Bill Pelke, Witness to Innocence, and others.

Oct 13, AM: Journey speakers in communities of faith throughout Central Ohio (Invite a speaker here.)

Oct 13, 4-6pm: Traveling Mercies: A Journey of Hope Send Off featuring Rev. Dr. Jack Sullivan, Jr. Hosted by Bishop Donald J. Washington at Mt. Herman Missionary Baptist Church.

Oct 14 - 20: Journey of Hope speakers and volunteers in our communities across the state of Ohio. Bring a Journey speaking team to your community by completing this form.

ENDORSERS, CO-SPONSORS AND CO-CONVENERS

Abolitionist Action Committee

Catholic Conference of Ohio

Catholic Mobilizing Network

Death Penalty Action

Equal Justice USA

Faith in Public Life – Ohio

Intercommunity Justice & Peace Center

Journey of Hope …From Violence to Healing

National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty

Ohio Council of Churches

Ohio Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival

Ohioans to Stop Executions

Unitarian Universalist Justice Ohio

Witness to Innocence 

To add your organizations' name as an endorsing and supporting organization, and for sponsorship opportunities, please contact info@journeyofhope.org.

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Share the Journey: A Concert for Compassion
Oct
18
7:00 PM19:00

Share the Journey: A Concert for Compassion

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SHARE THE JOURNEY 2019: A Concert for Compassion

Friday, October 18, 2019

7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.


A Benefit Concert for The Kino Border Initiative and The League of United Latin American Citizens

Bellarmine Chapel (Xavier University Campus)

3801 St. Francis Xavier Way

Cincinnati, OH 45207

$15.00 per person

Tickets available through Brown Paper Tickets

or call 1-800-838-3006

Donations are gladly accepted and appreciated.

Make checks payable to Bellarmine Chapel

Mail to: Share the Journey

c/o Pierson-Young Project

PO Box 181328

Fairfield, OH 45018

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To Redeem the Soul of America: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Audacity of Faith
Oct
21
7:00 PM19:00

To Redeem the Soul of America: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Audacity of Faith

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Christ Church Cathedral- Free event , but must present ticket. 
The Christ Church Cathedral is pleased to host Pulitzer Prize winner, historian, and MacArthur grant recipient Taylor Branch for this Taft lecture. He is best known for his trilogy of books chronicling the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. and much of the history of the American Civil Rights Movement.

For more information see https://cincinnaticathedral.com/event/taft-lecture/

TAFT LECTURE SERIES

Upcoming Taft Lecture: Taylor Branch

The cathedral is pleased to host Pulitzer Prize winner, historian, and MacArthur grant recipient Taylor Branch on Monday, October 21, at 7:00 PM. Branch is best known for his trilogy of books chronicling the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. and much of the history of the American Civil Rights Movement. There is no admissions charge. More details and how you can request your ticket to come.

 

ABOUT THE TAFT LECTURE SERIES

Funded by The Charles P. and Eleanor Taft Memorial Fund, the Taft Lecture Series features provocative thinkers, writers, teachers, theologians, social justice activists and leaders in the fields of religion, social science, the arts, politics and more. Lectures are presented once or twice or year, as the featured speakers’ schedules permit. 

The series honors the community leadership of its namesakes. Charlie in particular was know for integrating sacred and civic values. The son of U.S.  President William Howard Taft devoted his life to public service –– as both a member of city council and mayor of Cincinnati,  as the 40-year warden of Christ Church (now Christ Church Cathedral) and as co-founder of the World Council of Churches. 

Following the deaths of Charlie and Eleanor, the vestry of Christ Church Cathedral chose to earmark a generous memorial gift from the Taft family for lectures and other programs that reflects and honors their life’s work.

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#ShowUpForShabbat
Oct
25
5:00 PM17:00

#ShowUpForShabbat

#SHOW UP FOR SHABBAT

One Year After Pittsburgh, Gather, Remember, and Act

Following the murder of 11 innocent Jews at prayer at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue last October, millions of people of all faiths rallied around AJC’s #ShowUpForShabbat initiative, packing synagogues in what became the largest-ever expression of solidarity with the American Jewish community.

On the one-year anniversary, AJC is again calling on all people of good conscience to #ShowUpForShabbat. Let us come together to honor the victims and raise our collective voice for a world free of antisemitism, hate, and bigotry.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

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Resilience: Planting Seeds & Growing Movements
Oct
28
7:00 PM19:00

Resilience: Planting Seeds & Growing Movements

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This October, IJPC is excited to host Winona LaDuke, an internationally acclaimed author, orator and activist at our annual gathering, Resilience: Planting Seeds and Growing Movements. Through LaDuke’s intersectional work for indigenous communities and environmental responsibility, we will highlight the need for resilient social justice movements that challenge violence in its most nuanced forms and promote a sustainable and equitable world for all people. During the night we will celebrate the work of local peace makers through honoring them with the IJPC Margaret Fuller Peace Award and the IJPC Bob Maxwell Peace Builder Award as well as share updates about the successes and struggles of the previous year on the front lines of social justice in Cincinnati.

For more information and to purchase tickets for the event click here

Monday, October 28th
7:00 PM
Cintas Center

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Matthew 25's - Hunger 5K
Nov
9
10:30 PM22:30

Matthew 25's - Hunger 5K

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Sign up today for the Hunger 5K

Register today for the 14th annual Hunger 5K at Matthew 25: Ministries on Saturday, November 9th! The Hunger 5K is a fun, family-friendly way for people of all ages to help those in need. All proceeds from the event benefit Matthew 25: Ministries' work with the poorest of the poor and disaster victims in Greater Cincinnati, throughout the U.S., and around the world. The race also kicks off the Hunger 5K Food Drive, which collects food products for local pantries and shelters in the tri-state.

Since the race began, more than 950,000 pounds of food have been distributed to people in need in Greater Cincinnati.

Learn more about our

Grow Right Program

Matthew 25: Ministries manufactures a nutritional supplement that delivers 11 vitamins and minerals in a tasty, fruit-flavored beverage. This nutritional beverage has been clinically demonstrated to significantly improve growth, physical fitness and mental performance in school children and adolescent girls. Matthew 25 has been distributing this product to children and adolescents since 2010, making an impact on the lives of thousands of children worldwide. Learn more about our special programs.

Schedule a tour of our Global Village Experience

Interested in learning more about the work of Matthew 25: Ministries and the impact your support has on the lives of those we serve? Schedule a tour of our Global Village experience, an interactive display which gives a greater understanding of poverty and the devastating effects of natural disasters, as well as how Matthew 25: Ministries' work benefits these areas. Find out more!

Find out more at www.hunger5k.org.

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Nonviolence Alliance of Greater Cincinnati & S.O.S. Art Host: Peace Builders Potluck
Oct
15
6:00 PM18:00

Nonviolence Alliance of Greater Cincinnati & S.O.S. Art Host: Peace Builders Potluck

Peace Builders Potluck

October 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Calling all peace builders ! Please bring a dish to share to our quarterly potluck, sponsored by the NonViolence Alliance of Greater Cincinnati (NVA) & Save Our Souls (S.O.S.) Art.

Evening Schedule:

6:00 Introductions and event sharing

6:30: Presentation TBD

7:15 Potluck dinner (please bring a dish to share) & conversation

For more information click here.

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Sacred Connections: October 13 & 23
Oct
13
12:00 PM12:00

Sacred Connections: October 13 & 23

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SACRED CONNECTIONS

A Special Invitation to Festival Participants and Friends  Leading up to the Festival of Faiths, we invite you to attend “Sacred Connections” an opportunity to worship together, learn more about each other and enjoy fellowship in unique sacred spaces. 

 

Free but reservations are required.

OCTOBER

Sunday, October 13 from Noon to 2:00 pm

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

8250 Cornell Road 

Cincinnati, OH 45249 

513-489-1764 

For members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, faith in Jesus Christ as our Savior and belief in His atonement are the fundamental principles of our religion. We believe that through Jesus Christ all humankind may enjoy eternal life with their families in God’s kingdom. We believe in continuing revelation and use four scriptural texts including The King James version of The Bible. Join us for a regular worship service followed by a presentation and Q&A period. A “munch and mingle” with light refreshments and a tour of the building will follow the meetings. No limit on guests.

RSVP

Wednesday, October 23 at 6:30 pm

Roman Catholicism 

Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church 

7820 Beechmont Ave. 

Cincinnati, OH 45255 

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Immaculate Heart of Mary is a Catholic community centered in the Eucharist, striving to live and share the Good News and to grow in discipleship with the Lord. This evening we will share in a Taize service that is an ecumenical prayer experience with music and Scripture. We will tour the church and then enjoy a time of fellowship. Unlimited guests.

RSVP

https://www.cincifestivaloffaiths.org/sacredconnections

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Free Health Fair Hosted by Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati
Oct
13
11:00 AM11:00

Free Health Fair Hosted by Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Event Contact: Ambreen Saeed info@icgc.us 513-512-5802

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Free Health Fair

hosted by The Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati

Sunday October 13, 2019

"Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati hosts Health Fair 2019"

The Rahma Community Services of the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati will
be hosting a free Health Fair on Sunday, October 13, 2019 from 11am to 1:30
pm at the Islamic Center.

Free services include:
-Flu Shots for ages 7 and above.
-Screenings for blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol and vision.
-Consultations with primary care physicians, specialists, dentists, pharmacists
and dietician.
-EKG and Echocardiograms for high risk patients
-Initial consultation for living wills with a lawyer
-Free gifts and Raffle
-All this and much, much more.
8 hrs fasting recommended for blood testing. Please bring your health records
and medications for evaluations.
Free and open to the public
We encourage all our Greater Cincinnati neighbors to take advantage of this
Free Health Fair

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Intro to Zen Workshop
Oct
12
12:00 PM12:00

Intro to Zen Workshop

Intro to Zen Workshop
Saturday 10/12, Noon to 3 pm


This 3-hour workshop provides an orientation to Zen, sitting and walking meditation, open dialogue about Zen, and an opportunity to practice the meditation forms. The format is interactive, with plenty of time for questions. Good for beginners or for those seeking a refresher.

The workshop is led by senior CZC practitioners. Donations gratefully accepted. Preregistration required. Register here
http://cincinnatizencenter.org/index.html

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Creation Care: Native Americans & The Environment
Oct
12
10:00 AM10:00

Creation Care: Native Americans & The Environment

Creation Care: Native Americans and the Environment: Annual Native American Ministry Conference Workshop

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About this Event

On Monday, October 14, Christ Church Cathedral, the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio, and the City of Cincinnati will celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day. People are urged to recognize and celebrate the day on the weekend before with services, offerings, music, and education offered for all ages. Many other cities and states across our nation also celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day. 

The Native American Ministry Council of Christ Church Cathedral in Cincinnati has celebrated the weekend with workshops and services involving Native Americans, since 2010. This year, on Saturday and Sunday, October 12 and 13, the celebration will include a workshop and a Sunday service. Join us on Saturday, October 12, for a workshop from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. The workshop offering, Care of Creation: Native Americans and the Environment, will be led by Forrest S. Cuch , Guy Jones, and the Rev. Leon Sampson.

Register Here

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Habitat For Humanity: Rock the Block
Oct
12
9:00 AM09:00

Habitat For Humanity: Rock the Block

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Lincoln Heights is next!

On October 12, 2019, Habitat will team up with local organizations to perform exterior home repairs and community projects in the Village of Lincoln Heights. The event runs from 9 am - 3 pm and kicks off at Lincoln Heights Elementary School, 1115 Adams Street, 45215. Join us!

  • Sign up for Oct. 12 here!

  • Who: young professionals, college students, local companies, churches, individuals, friends, neighbors, YOU!

    What: Rock the Block is a neighborhood clean-up day with exterior home repair and maintenance projects, such as painting and landscaping and special community projects.

    When: Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (volunteer registration opens at 8 a.m.).

    Where: Lincoln Heights Elementary School, 1115 Adams Street, Cincinnati OH 45215

  • Click here to download the flyer for our October 2019 Rock the Block

  • Rock the Block extends Habitat for Humanity’s neighborhood revitalization efforts. This program helps homeowners in specific neighborhoods with minor exterior home repairs such as painting and landscaping. Rock the Block invites all neighbors, homeowners and renters, to be outside together, working in the yard, maintaining their homes, and having fun. In addition to exterior home repair projects, volunteers will support several community projects for the school and village. For more information, please contact Habitat at 513-482-5614.

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Jubilee Cincinnati Experience
Oct
12
8:00 AM08:00

Jubilee Cincinnati Experience

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Jubilee by Day: A day of learning, advocacy and economic empowerment. Come help us transform Cincinnati as we alleviate 400yrs of suffering!

About this Event

Are you ready to be a part of the economic shift that is happening here in Cincinnati? We are changing the narrative around black economics, and we need you to make this movement happen NOW!

On Saturday, October 12, 2019, we will unveil the pillars to uplift our community and empower citizens to be a part of the NEW ecomony. Every participant will walk away with a plan of action to take back to their respective neighborhoods and start enacting meaningful change!

Join in the community conversations led by a panel national experts and local thought leaders to address the underlying issues stifeling our growth. 

Community Economics - Let's address the need for Black Cincinnatians to acquire land in their community and work toward stabilizing the local housing stock. 

Enterprise & Entrepreneurship - We are providing a mechanism to spur growth among black-owned businesses. In partnership with the Universities Study of Slavery's Fall Symposium we plan to flood local black-owned businesses with busloads of shoppers eager to pour money into the local economy.

Economy - We are creating an alternative Economy driven by the Jubilee Alliance, in which members will pledge resources and make a commitment to work collaboratively.

Debt Elimination - We are using a proven model to eliminate toxic debt while educating people of color to improve their relationship with money.

Jubilee by Day will be punctuated by #ARTmeetsACTIVISM to excite and empower people to lunge forward and take back the black community. You don't want to miss this opportunity to be a part of the Jubilee Cincinnati movement! 

This FREE community event will be hosted at Cincinnati State College. Please RSVP as breakfast and lunch will be provided to registered participants. In addition to filling your belly, we will also feed your spirit with actionable items you can use to empower yourself, your families and your community. We are asking that you consider donating to the Jubilee Fund in an amount equal to your perceived value.

UPDATED: We have extended the time for this event to allow more time for community members to collaborate and build upon the information that we are unveiling throughout the day!

Register for this event Here!

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The Dayton Peace Festival Oct 12-14
Oct
12
to Oct 14

The Dayton Peace Festival Oct 12-14

The Dayton Peace Festival

Saturday 10/12

  • Free yoga 8am-9am

  • Free mindfulness seminar with meditation teacher James Gallagher10:30am-11:30am

  • Free festival 1pm-5pm. Music, Food, Four-square tournament, Yard games. Join with special celebrity guests!

  • Free book conversation with Wash author Margaret Wrinkle, Dayton Literary Peace Prize Finalist 7-830pm

Sunday 10/13

  • Free yoga 8am-9am

  • Free mindfulness seminar with meditation teacher James Gallagher 10:30am-11:30am

Watch private Peace Summit streaming on Facebook at @DaytonInternationalPeaceMuseum 

-Religious leaders, local and state policy makers, national thought leaders, and activists-

Monday 10/14

  • Free yoga 8am-9am

  • Free mindfulness seminar with meditation teacher James Gallagher 10:30am-11:30am

  • Free festival Noon-4pm. Music, Food trucks, Four-Square tournament, Yard Games. Join with special celebrity guests!

All events will be held at The Dayton International Peace Museum https://apple.co/30z6bz2

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Film: Santuario - OTR Film Festival
Oct
3
7:00 PM19:00

Film: Santuario - OTR Film Festival

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Description Film: Santuario

Film Type: Documentary (Short)

In May 2017, Juana Luz Tobar Ortega, a quiet, unassuming grandmother from Guatemala, took refuge in St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Greensboro, North Carolina, to avoid deportation. Nearly two years later, she’s still there. She knits, cooks, and prays in anxious limbo, awaiting either a favorable court ruling or seizure by federal agents. Fifty miles from her home in Asheboro, she’s near enough to her husband, four children, and two grandchildren for regular visits, but she’s painfully removed from the daily rhythms of a house that feels empty without her. Filmmakers Christine Delp and Pilar Timpane sensitively capture the struggles of a woman caught in a political tug-of-war.

Location: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Date: 10/3/19

Time: 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM

For the full schedule visit https://otrfilmfest.org/films/

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Location

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

50 East Freedom Way 

Cincinnati, OH 45202 

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Our Muslim Neighbors: Achieving the American Dream
Sep
26
7:30 PM19:30

Our Muslim Neighbors: Achieving the American Dream

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Please join us at ICGC for an enlightening evening on Thursday September 26 at 7:30 pm with author Victor Begg for a conversation about the “true blue American story,” interfaith relationships and the positive impact of immigrants upon society.

Prayer observation will be at 7:35 in prayer hall and discussion should begin by 7:45 in the education building.

Feel free to share and spread the word.

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Sunrise with Soteni
Sep
26
8:00 AM08:00

Sunrise with Soteni

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SOTENI – “All of us together”

The breakfast event brings together individuals, business leaders, elected officials, and other community leaders to help support SOTENI as we transform the lives of people living and working with HIV/AIDS in Kenya and in the Cincinnati area. 

SOTENI is growing globally, starting locally with support from the Greater Cincinnati community. With help from people like you, we can serve more people living with HIV/AIDs with emotional, social and educational support. With your support, we can equip more young people to make healthy decisions for themselves and their community and help more people access basic needs, like clean water. Together, we can extend the abundance of the resources of our community to some of the world’s most vulnerable people.

Registration and networking will begin at 7.30 AM, and the program will last from 8.00 AM – 9.00 AM, sharp. 

Admission and breakfast are free; I just ask that you consider opening your heart to support SOTENI International in any way that you can. 

To learn more about SOTENI International, please visit www.soteni.org


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Lethal Injection: Human Rights and the Law
Sep
24
7:00 PM19:00

Lethal Injection: Human Rights and the Law

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Lethal Injection: Human Rights and the Law

University of Dayton Keller Hall 300 College Park Dayton, OH, 45469 + Google Map

A panel discussion to examine the issues of lethal injection, the status of current litigation and the questions being raised about the death penalty, join in a panel discussion. Moderator: Former Governor Bob Taft, Distinguished Research Associate, University of Dayton Panelists: Theresa Haire, Montgomery County Public Defender Martha Hurley, Professor and Director of Criminal Justice Studies, University of Dayton Shelly Inglis, Executive Director, Human Rights Center, University of Dayton Opening Remarks: Michael R. Merz, United States Magistrate Judge Free and…

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The Current Impact of Today's US Immigration System and Policies
Sep
24
5:30 PM17:30

The Current Impact of Today's US Immigration System and Policies

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The Current Impact of Today’s U.S. Immigration System and Policies

Real World Ramifications for the TriState, Historical Context and Possible Solutions

An Evening with Dr. Bryan Wright, Julie LeMaster, Esq. & Doug Halpert, Esq.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 5:30 p.m. Reception/6:15 p.m. Dinner/7:00 p.m. Presentation

Dr. Bryan Wright is Interim Executive Director of Cincinnati Compass, a collaborative project of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, City of Cincinnati, and more than 65 community partners who believe that immigrants and refugees are key contributors to a strong regional economy and a diverse, vibrant community. Most of his career focuses on immigrant and refugee integration toward inclusive economic development. Julie LeMaster, Esq. is Founder/Executive Director of the Immigrant and Refugee Law Center, which provides free legal services to low-income immigrant and refugee families through Community Learning Centers in Cincinnati Public Schools. Julie is a passionate human rights lawyer with extensive experience with these issues. She works locally, nationally and globally to advance human rights and gender equality, most recently in conflict affected countries, and has a deep understanding of issues facing these communities. Douglas Halpert, Esq. is Partner of Hammond Law Group LLC with 31 years’experience representing companies, universities, not-for-profits, students and professionals in navigating the work visa, permanent residence (green card) and naturalization process, and has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for over a quarter century.

Dr. Wright and attorneys LeMaster and Halpert will discuss the immigration system and policies including their impact on TriState companies, universities, not-for-profits, and families with a focus on the latest regulatory and policy developments; legislative, regulatory and policy choices for Congress and the Administration; and perspective on the current dynamic in terms of U.S. immigration history and how other countries handle immigration.

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Click Here for Tickets

Reserve dinner for yourself and your guests at www.fplcohio.org “Events” page - you can pay by Paypal or Credit Card or RSVP to fplcohio@gmail.com or Cynthia Cummins at (513-745-3922). Dinner is $30 for members* / $35 for nonmembers. *Members include: FPLC, Brueggeman Center and GCWAC.



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ish Festival - Cincinnati's Jewish and Israeli Arts & Culture Festival
Sep
22
10:30 AM10:30

ish Festival - Cincinnati's Jewish and Israeli Arts & Culture Festival

ish Festival - Cincinnati's Jewish and Israeli Arts & Culture Festival

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The  ish Festival, Cincinnati's Jewish and Israeli arts and culture festival, is back for it's second biennial event! On Sunday, September 22nd from 10:30AM - 4PM Washington Park will be transformed into a bustling, vibrant arts marketplace that will transport you back to the streets of the Old City and your grandmother's kitchen. ish Festival will feature 30+ artist vendors with works for sale in a variety of media, including Judaica & Non-Judaica, traditional & non-traditional works, by diverse Cincinnati-based and regional guest artists. Music and dance performances by groups from across the region will entertain you from the central Gazebo stage as you nosh multicultural and ethnic food (VAAD Kosher, vegan and vegetarian options available).

What's more, the event is free to attend, open to the public, and new this year will feature hands-on interactive experiences designed to appeal to all ages. Highlights include live glassblowing, art-making, music and food workshops, and more. I am particularly excited to share that a new historic Jewish walking tour will launch as part of the Festival, designed in partnership with Cincinnati Skirball Museum and Cincinnati artist, J. Miles Wolf, and builds upon the recent "Jewish Cincinnati: A Photographic History" show at the Skirball Museum. The complete "Jewish Cincinnati" exhibition will also be featured at the Festival in case you missed it last fall.

If you're looking to get more involved they have volunteer opportunities available, suitable for diverse ages and abilities. If volunteering isn't for you, I hope you will still join me at the Festival on Sunday, September 22nd. You won't be disappointed!

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Is White Privilege Real? A Person to Person Conversation on Race
Sep
14
10:00 AM10:00

Is White Privilege Real? A Person to Person Conversation on Race

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For more information .. http://www.catholiccincinnati.org/events/category/social-action-events/

September 14 @ 10:00 amUnpacking Racial Power and Privilege: Is White Privilege Real

Sisters of the Precious Blood Salem Heights 4500 Denlinger Road Dayton, OH, 45426 + Google Map

This morning gathering (Part 2) will bring people of diverse backgrounds together to view the second half of Tim Wise’s documentary “White Like Me” and sharing personal experiences.

To register:  email csadayton@catholiccincinnati.org by September 10th. Click here for event flyer.

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Creative Renaissance Group Art Exhibition
Sep
13
4:00 PM16:00

Creative Renaissance Group Art Exhibition

In celebration of the arts and community inclusion, 8-10 local artists and Urban Artifact are collaborating for the benefit of the Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center. Please join us on this fun historic night with beautiful artwork, small bites (first come first serve), chill music and Urban Artifact libations as our partners promote humanity's progression creatively and philanthropically!

Tickets are $15. Available online and at the door.

Creative Renaissance
Friday, September 13th, 4:00-7:00 PM
Urban Artifact
1660 Blue Rock St, Cincinnati, OH 45223

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Women Writing for (a) Change: Cross Cultural Expression Series - Sept 9 & Sept 28
Sep
9
1:00 PM13:00

Women Writing for (a) Change: Cross Cultural Expression Series - Sept 9 & Sept 28

Write Around the Corner - Exploring Cross Cultural Expressions Series

Mourning the Creation of Racial Categories - Part Two: Let Our Loss Be Heard

  • Date: 09-7-2019

  • Time: 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

  • Tuition: $15.00

  • Open to: All Genders 16+

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Join Women Writing for (a) Change for the eighth program in this series, as we once again explore race from the lens of categories.

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The Way of Tea - The Japanese Tea Ceremony: Discovery through Ritual & Writing

  • Date: 09-28-2019

  • Time: 10:00 am to 12:30 pm

  • Tuition: $15.00

  • Open to: All Genders 16+

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Join Women Writing for (a) Change for the ninth program in this series -- a unique opportunity to enjoy a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony and reflect through writing in community.

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Festival of Faiths 2019
Sep
8
12:30 PM12:30

Festival of Faiths 2019

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Cincinnati’s Festival of Faiths - 9/8/19

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On Sunday, September 8, 2019, the 2nd annual Cincinnati Festival of Faiths celebrates interfaith understanding and collaboration for all ages. Organized by the Bridges of Faith Trialogue, it will feature more than 100 faith-based exhibits, music, interfaith dialogues and workshops, spiritual meditations, art and more. Click here for the Schedule of Activities. Click here for the Performance Schedule. Donate blood at the Hoxworth Mobile unit and bring non-perishables to donate to the Freestore Foodbank. The festival will be held at the Cintas  Center at Xavier University and  is free and open to the public.

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25th Anniversary of Rubber Duck Regatta
Sep
1
3:00 PM15:00

25th Anniversary of Rubber Duck Regatta

When you purchase your ducks, you’ll not only help solve childhood hunger right here in the tristate area, you may even be a “lucky duck” who takes home one of our many great prize—including a 2019 Honda CR-V LX or groceries for a year!

Then join us on Sunday, September 1 at 3 p.m. prior to the Western & Southern WEBN Fireworks Spectacular on the Purple People Bridge when we’ll launch over 200,000 hunger-fighting ducks into the Ohio River.

Thank you for joining me to support this fun event for a serious purpose: feeding hungry kids in our community.

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International Folk Dancing
Aug
22
to Sep 26

International Folk Dancing

International Folk Dancing

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Adults

Thursdays, 7:15 – 9:15 p.m.

A group of friendly folks who dance for fun. Most dances are circle and line dances. No partners or costumes are needed. Although we do kick up our heels sometimes, many dances are easy. This is dancing for non-dancers. We dance traditional folk dances from all over the world. A majority of the dances we know are from the Balkan and Middle East regions. New dancers are encouraged to come early as some of the dances will be taught for them. After 8:00PM most dances are done without teaching but all are still encouraged to join in. Children are welcome with an adult if they come to dance. There is no place for the children to play. The exotic, recorded music is very unusual and half the fun.

  • Session: Ongoing class, meets year-round

  • Cost: $3 per class

  • How to Register: None needed, just show up

About the Instructors:
Many folks have been dancing for decades and it could be Edith, Oliver, Doug or Wilson who teaches any individual dance. Dances have been collected from workshops and dancing with groups all over the country. We are open, friendly and democratic, and most are willing to step up and keep the group going.

Read more..https://www.cliftonculturalarts.org/ccac-events/international-folk-dancing/

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Great Human Race 5K Walk/Ru
Aug
18
8:00 AM08:00

Great Human Race 5K Walk/Ru

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Join HHC and the Mayerson JCC for this year's race on Sunday, August 18th at 8:00 AM.

The Great Human Race is a fun, family-friendly 5K walk/run to support the Mayerson JCC and the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center. These organizations serve as homes for the greater community to celebrate diversity and inclusion and foster understanding of each individual. Join us in this exciting event to help us continue to carry out our vital missions!

As an HHC supporter you can receive $10 off your registration with the code: 10OFF

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Sacred Connections Series: Hinduism
Aug
14
6:30 PM18:30

Sacred Connections Series: Hinduism

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Sacred Connection Series: August Focus - Hinduism

Leading up to the Festival of Faiths, we invite you to attend “Sacred Connections” an opportunity to worship together, learn more about each other and enjoy fellowship in unique sacred spaces. Free but reservations are required.

Wednesday,  August 14 @ 6:30 pm


Hinduism

Hindu Temple of Greater Cincinnati 

720 Barg Salt Run Rd.

Cincinnati, OH 45244 

513-528-3714 / 

Hinduism is a religious, philosophical, and cultural tradition that developed in India with the composition of Vedas. It is characterized by a common system of values (Dharma) and a belief in a supreme being of many forms and natures. The Hindu Temple of Greater Cincinnati is a spiritual sanctuary welcoming all who enter, providing opportunity for spiritual, cultural and social enrichment. Today’s event will include a tour of the temple, a small prayer service and a Q & A session, accompanied with refreshments. No limit to number of guests.

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Kids4Peace Summer Camp
Aug
2
5:30 PM17:30

Kids4Peace Summer Camp

Kids4Peace Summer Camp

We are happy to announce that registration is open for the 2019 Kids4Peace Interfaith Day Camp .  The camp will be held from July 2019 through August 2, 2019.  There is still plenty of room available.!  Please join the fun.  Kids 4Peace has been steadily growing, and have many opportunities available for those youth interested in having a voice, and building peace within our local community.

Who: youth who are currently in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade

Where:

MONDAY: Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati, Westchester, OH

TUESDAY: St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Cincinnati, OH

WEDNESDAY to FRIDAY: Adath Israel Congregation, Cincinnati, OH

Through a variety of  discussions, and exercises which include music, sports and art projects, and food,  the participants will develop team building and communication skills. Their skills and friendships  will empower the students to become a voice  in  building a  stronger, and more peaceful Greater Cincinnati home.  To demonstrate the commitment to improving our community, day four of camp will be dedicated to a community service project.

FOR INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN https://www.k4p.org/summer2019/ or register directly at https://www.regpacks.com/reg/templates/build/?g_id=100901804 Kids4Peace Interfaith Day  Camp: July 29 2019-August 2, 2019. 

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ISSJ / Xavier University- World Religions and the Environment
Jul
26
to Aug 30

ISSJ / Xavier University- World Religions and the Environment

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Institute for Spirituality and Social Justice

EXPLORE several world religious traditions and CONSTRUCT an environmental theology that can address our current global environmental crisis!

This class will engage the Abrahamic traditions of JudaismChristianity and Islam as well as Hinduism, Buddhism and Native American religions. Together, we will examine critical religious texts and/or beliefs in each tradition as we work towards an environmental theology and ethics that may serve as a foundation for environmental action and sustainability.

Class Meets: August 19 - December 13, 2019

Wednesdays, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm 

World Religions and the Environment 

As a reminder there are many different ways to take a class or participate in the ISSJ:

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Jul
18
to Aug 29

Global Chatter 4 Part Series

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For further information please contact Hannah Gerth at WAC859-448-8984  E: hgerth@cincyworldaffairs.org  W: www.globalcincinnati.org 

               

Global Chatter (four-part summer series)

Registration Link (for all events listed below)

Refugees and Global Migration July 18, 2019  EXPIRED   

The Middle East | Regional Disorder   August 1, 2019

Date: August 1, 2019
Time: 5:30 to 7:30 PM
Location: Graydon on Main
1421 Main Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

The Rise of Populism in Europe
Date:
 August 15, 2019
Time: 5:30 to 7:30 PM
Location: Graydon on Main
1421 Main Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Cyber Conflict and Geopolitics
Date:
 August 29, 2019
Time: 5:30 to 7:30 PM
Location: Vantiv
8500 Governors Hall Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45249

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Intro to Zen Workshop
Jun
29
9:00 AM09:00

Intro to Zen Workshop

INTRO TO ZEN WORKSHOP
Sat 6/29, 9 am to Noon


This 3-hour workshop provides an orientation to Zen, sitting and walking meditation, open dialogue about Zen, and an opportunity to practice the meditation forms. The format is interactive, with plenty of time for questions. Good for beginners or for those seeking a refresher.

The workshop will be led by senior CZC students Suz Croutwater, Joe Fisher, and Mark Shores.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Preregistration required. No suggested donation.

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