Jacob and Jennie L. Lichter Series in Judaic Studies
7:00pm 7:00pm

Jacob and Jennie L. Lichter Series in Judaic Studies

Jacob and Jennie L. Lecture Series in Judaic Studies

Three Amazing Lectures- multiple dates:

Tudor Parfitt President Isaac Navon Professor of Sephardi and Mizrahi Studies at Florida International University (FIU) Title: “Becoming Jewish in Sub-Saharan Africa”Date: 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 24, 2017Location: Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236 (South of Ronald Reagan Hwy) 

Paula Fredriksen Aurelio Professor of Scripture emerita, Boston UniversityTitle: “Mediterranean Mixing: Jews in Pagan Places and Pagans (as well as Chrisitians) in Jewish Places”Date: 7:00 p.m. Monday, October 30, 2017 Location: Taft Center, 1 Edwards, UC Uptown Campus .

Yaakov Ariel Professor of Religious Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel HillTitle: “Christian Zionism in the United States” Date: 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 23, 2018Location: Taft Center, 1 Edwards, UC Uptown Campus


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What is Sustainability? A Philosophical Perspective
7:00pm 7:00pm

What is Sustainability? A Philosophical Perspective

  • Xavier University - Schmidt Hall Conaton Board Room (map)
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TRAVELING SOUTH: I-71 South to the Dana Avenue exit, turn right on Dana (continue below)...


TRAVELING NORTH:  I-71 North to Dana Avenue exit, turn right on Duck Creek, right on Montgomery Road and left on Dana (continue below)...


...follow Dana until you see the University (on the right).  Enter the University at the guardhouse entrance which is University Drive (on your right).  Note:  If you get to Victory Parkway you have gone too far. 




TRAVELING SOUTH:  I-75 South to Mitchell Avenue exit, turn left on Mitchell (continue below)...

TRAVELING NORTH:  I-75 North to Mitchell Avenue exit, turn right on Mitchell (continue below)...

  ...follow Mitchell until it ends; turn left onto Clinton Springs which turns into Dana Avenue.  Follow Dana until you see the University (on your left).  Cross Victory Parkway and turn left onto University Drive at the guardhouse entrance.  


After entering at the guardhouse, there will be parking spaces located immediately past the guardhouse, on University Drive, and in lots just below University Drive.  Conaton Board Room is on the second floor of Schmidt Hall.  Schmidt Hall is the second building on University Drive.  The main entrance to Schmidt Hall is at the circular staircase. 

Once in the building, there are steps immediately to your left, or an elevator at the end of the hallway opposite the steps. 

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10,000 Letters For Dreamers!
to Dec 18

10,000 Letters For Dreamers!



Share the Journey


Archbishop Dennis Schnurr highlights Holy See's "Share the Journey" campaign and expresses solidarity with local migrants.

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati is joining with the other Roman Catholic dioceses in the State of Ohio on a campaign to generate 10,000 letters to our congressional delegates across the state, urging them to support the DREAM Act or similar legislation to provide a path to regularize the status of immigrants brought to the United States when they were very young.

The effort is part of a two-year, worldwide "Share the Journey" campaign to be launched by Pope Francis on September 27, inviting all to share the difficult journey of migrants and refugees through prayer and support. Click here to learn more.

The Archdiocese will collect letters between now and December 18, International Migrants Day. "I would like to take this opportunity to reiterate our solidarity with migrants and refugees in our Archdiocese," said the Most Reverend Dennis M. Schnurr, Archbishop of Cincinnati.

"The Church stands with these brothers and sisters of ours who have journeyed great distances to find life, security, and hope for the future in our own communities.  Not only that, but we walk beside them, listening to their stories, helping bear their loads, and celebrating the gifts of culture and faith they bring to us.  Through them, we are reminded of who we really are: pilgrims on a journey from this life to a greater Kingdom."

The Archdiocese and related ministries have planned a number of "share the journey": programs over the next two months. These programs " will provide us with an opportunity to encounter our fellow travelers in our communities, appreciate their hopes and struggles, and advocate for their dignity," Archbishop Schnurr noted.  These efforts include:

  • Multi-lingual Mass with migrants and refugees on September 27 at 7 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church (310 Allen St., Dayton, OH 45410);
  • A presentation on the Catholic Church's teaching on migration, titled "Restoring Order and Human Dignity" on October 1 at 7 p.m. at St. Joseph Church (101 W. Pearl St., Wapakoneta OH 45895);
  • A presentation by Fr. Daniel Groody entitled "Passing Over: A Compassionate Response to Immigrants and Refugees" on October 5 at 7 p.m. (with a light dinner at 5:30pm) at St. Albert the Great Church (3033 Far Hills Ave., Kettering OH 45429).

In addition, ongoing opportunities for education and service to migrants and refugees exist through Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio at (513) 241-7745 orhttps://ccswoh.org/   and Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley at (937) 498-4593 or http://www.cssmv.org/ . For more information on any of these or other upcoming events, please contact our Catholic Social Action Office at (513) 421-3131, ext. 2660, or csa@catholiccincinnati.org.


Have your parish or group conduct a letter-writing campaign to Congress! Here are the resources you need:

Thank you for all your support!

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Lunch and Learn with Dr. Al Miller - Small Acts that make a Difference

Lunch and Learn with Dr. Al Miller - Small Acts that make a Difference

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Lunch and Learn with Dr. Al Miller - Small Acts that make a Difference

'Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass, was a pogrom against Jews throughout Nazi Germany, Austria and recently occupied areas of Czechoslovakia on November 9-10, 1938.  On that unforgettable night, Jewish homes, hospitals, and schools were ransacked, as the attackers demolished buildings with sledgehammers.  Over 1,000 synagogues were burned and over 7,000 Jewish businesses were destroyed or damaged.  When the evening was over, shards of broken glass littered the streets.

This year, on the 79th anniversary of the pogrom, we Remember Kristallnacht with a Lunch and Learn at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.  Please bring a brown bag lunch and join us to hear Dr. Al Miller talk about his family's experiences during Kristallnacht. You can get a preview of his talk in the video above. The event will be held on Thursday, November 9 from Noon till 1:00 PM.  We will be meeting in the HuenefeldRoom at the downtown branch of the library, 800 Vine Street.  Parking is available in the Garfield Garage, 11 West 9th Street or at parking meters on the streets.

For more information or to RSVP for the event, please contact Lisa Shusterman at Lshusterman@holocaustandhumanity.org or 513-487-3055.

If time allows, please be sure to take some time to visit our exhibit, BESA: A CODE OF HONOR - a photographic exhibit of Muslim Albanians Who Rescued Jews During the Holocaust, in the lower level of the library.'

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Save the Date: AJC's 17th Annual Thanksgiving Diversity Lunch

Save the Date: AJC's 17th Annual Thanksgiving Diversity Lunch

AJC Cincinnati 17th Annual Thanksgiving Diversity Lunch

Hope Keeping the Dream Alive


Celebrating our unique roots & shared values AJC Cincinnati invites you to join local civic leaders, ethnic, religious and international communities for our 17th annual Thanksgiving Lunch

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

11:45am - 1:15pm

HONORING DACA RECIPIENTS: José Cabrera and Riccy Enriquez Perdomo

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, known as DACA, was created in 2012 by the Obama administration. DACA recipients, certain undocumented immigrants who entered the country illegally before their 16th birthday, were given protection from deportation and were granted eligibility for a work permit and driver’s license.

$20 per person. RSVP here.

For additional information, contact Naomi at 513.621.4020 or rubenn@ajc.org

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NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner
6:00pm 6:00pm

NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner





The event begins at 6 p.m. with a cash bar and networking followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are $75 per person.

Featured Speaker: Joe Madison "The Black Eagle"

Joe Madison will speak at approximately at 8:15 p.m. He is a recognized human rights activist and the pre-eminent African American radio, aka "The Black Eagle". His show's motto is "What are you going to do about it". He served as Executive Director of the Detroit NAACP at the age of 24. He was named Outstanding Media Personality at the 104th Annual NAACP Convention and has been selected as one of the Talker Magazine’s top 10 talk radio personalities for 10 consecutive years.

Tickets for the dinner may be purchased online at: cincinnatinaacp.com or by calling the office at (513) 281-1900. Tickets may be purchased online no later than Wednesday, October 18, 2017 or at office no later than Thursday, October 19, 2017.

The Cincinnati NAACP office

Attached is information about the Cincinnati NAACP Freedom Fund

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MARCC Community ID Event

MARCC Community ID Event

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MARCC Community Identification Card Event

The Metropolitan Area Religious Coalition of Cincinnati (MARCC) and Catholic Charities will be hosting a MARCC ID day on Saturday Oct 21st, 2017 at Woodward High School, 7005 Reading Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45237The Metropolitan Area Religious Coalition of Cincinnati (MARCC) community identification (ID) card will improve the potential for individuals to be recognized and provided with equal protection and due process under the law and receive governmental services in Cincinnati.  The MARCC ID card is for any resident who may have limited access to government issued forms of identification. 

What it is....Recognized as a valid form of identification within the city of Cincinnati by police officers and city agencies except where state and/or federal law requires another form of identification

What it is not... A replacement for a driver’s license or state ID card..A card that provides the right to vote in elections.

The MARCC ID card was created to support a safer, more inclusive and welcoming community. It’s distributed monthly by Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio on behalf of MARCC. The cards may be renewed annually.

How to Get a MARCC ID Card:

Residents seeking to obtain the MARCC ID card need to provide the following information:

·      Photo identification such as an expired driver’s license, national ID card, passport, matricula consular or other embassy ID.

·      Proof of residency (utility bill, current rent agreement, medical record, bank statement) with current address.

·      $15.00 (cash).

Catholic Charities is hosting a MARCC ID day on Saturday, October 21st, 2017 at the Woodward High School, 7005 Reading Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45237. Applicants must attend a mandatory orientation at 12:00 p.m. or at 2:00 pm.

What to Expect:

1.              Listen to the mandatory orientation, where you will learn about the benefits and limitations of the MARCC ID card and then engage in valuable dialogue with law enforcement and other community partners. 

2.              Your existing photo identification and proof of residency will be reviewed and entered while your picture is taken.  Documents will be returned to you.

The MARCC ID card will be reviewed, printed and mailed to your current address within two weeks. 

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Chasing Dreams: Baseball & Becoming American
7:00pm 7:00pm

Chasing Dreams: Baseball & Becoming American

Chasing Dreams: Baseball & Becoming American

About the Exhibition

There are people whose contributions to baseball history went far beyond mere batting averages or stolen bases. From Hank Greenberg and Sandy Koufax to Joe DiMaggio, Jackie Robinson, Roberto Clemente, Fernando Valenzuela, and Ichiro Suzuki, these are players who didn’t just play the game—they changed the game. For generations of American Jews and other minorities, they served as athletic, cultural, and ethical role models. Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American celebrated baseball and highlighted the role of baseball’s game changers—not only major league players but also vendors, team owners, minor leaguers, amateur players, scouts, broadcasters, journalists, novelists, and fans—who challenged the status-quo and inspired the nation. Read more..

Rounding Third and Heading for Home: CHASING 3000: A FILM SCREENING

Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Written and produced by Cincinnatian Bill Mikita, this heartwarming film is inspired by a true story about two brothers with a big dream to see Roberto Clemente get his 3000th hit. Bill will offer remarks before and after the screening, revealing the very personal connections he has to this story of two brothers, one dream, and the chase of a lifetime. Reservations recommended. Members: free Non-members: $5 in advance or at the door 513.487.3098

Register Today

Ninth Inning: CLOSING DAY

Sunday, October 22, 2017 from 1–5 pm

Say goodbye to the baseball season by taking a last look at Chasing Dreams: Baseball & Becoming American before it hits the road!

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Clifton Cultural Arts Center - Refugees Welcome Potluck Dinner
6:00pm 6:00pm

Clifton Cultural Arts Center - Refugees Welcome Potluck Dinner

Clifton Culture Arts Center hosts: Refugees Welcome Potluck Dinner


Come together with refugees and non-refugees to break bread and share stories: you’re invited to a FREE Potluck Community Dinner at CCAC on Thursday, October 19 from 6:00 – 8:00pm.

All Community Members Welcome

Please bring a dish to share if you are able.  Kindly RSVP to info@cliftonculturalarts.org or (513) 497-2860 by October 16.

Learn more about the Refugees Welcome ♥ to Dinner project.

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Besa: Code of Honor: Muslim Albanians Who Rescued Jews During the Holocaust
4:30pm 4:30pm

Besa: Code of Honor: Muslim Albanians Who Rescued Jews During the Holocaust

Besa: Code of Honor: Muslim Albanians Who Rescued Jews During the Holocaust

New Library exhibit shares story of hope in divided times

During a time when many are divided by their differences, the Library, Holocaust and Humanity Center and Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati seek to unite and transform conversation through a new exhibit: Besa: A Code of Honor, Muslim Albanians Who Rescued Jews During the Holocaust. This little-known story of hope will be on display Sept. 5–Nov. 13 at the Main Library.

Besa is an Albanian term which highlights the belief that when we work together, we can make an impact on our community. The exhibition is curated by Dr. Mordecai Paldiel and features photographs taken by the American photographer Norman Gershman. Together Paldiel and Gershman showcase personal rescue stories of Muslim-Albanian families who saved Jews during the Holocaust. The families featured in the exhibit were recognized as Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem. 

There will be a special workshop featuring Dr. Paldiel for educators 4:30-6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 5. During the workshop, educators can learn how one small Muslim- Albanian community went out of their way to save Jewish lives during World War II, view the exhibit before its open to the public and earn two contract hour credits (three if also attending a public program).

Following the workshop, during an opening reception, Dr. Paldiel will speak about the significance of documenting the rescue of Jews by non-Jews during the Holocaust and the importance of honoring these rescuers as role models for outstanding human behavior. The opening reception will be held 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 5.

The workshop is free and open to all educators, however registration is required. Register online, call 513-487-3055 or e-mail Jodi Elowitz at jelowitz@holocaustandhumanity.org.    

Registration is not required for the exhibit or opening reception.

For details, visit CincinnatiLibrary.org or call 513-369-6900.





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African Professionals Network (APNET) 7th Annual Symposium
5:30pm 5:30pm

African Professionals Network (APNET) 7th Annual Symposium

 APNET 7th Annual Symposium: Africa’s Stories: Music, Art, Culture, and Excellence.


Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 

The American Red Cross, 2111 Dana Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45207

'The purpose of the Symposium is to foster relationships and promote appreciation of African immigrants, their culture, and the diverse array of talents they bring to Cincinnati. The Symposium is APNET’s largest professional event contributing towards enhancing the Tristate’s multicultural image of promoting diversity, social change, and inclusion.

The Symposium also offers a great opportunity to network with business leaders and other dynamic professionals in the region. Through storytelling, we believe we will create an excellent platform to share ideas, learn, and create long-term professional and business partnerships. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about some of the unique stories of Africa through music, art, and culture.

We are honored to have Dr. David Githuku, R&D Director at Procter & Gamble, as our keynote speaker for the event.

The success of this event depends largely on our partners, sponsors, and participants. Your support helps promote awareness, engagement, and promotion of diverse talent in our community. We further invite you to participate by sponsoring or collaborating with APNET.

For more information about event details, tickets, sponsorships, donations, please visit
www.symposium.africanprofessionalsnetwork.org, email info@africanprofessionalsnetwork.org, or call 513-658-1699.'

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Clifton Cultural Arts Center - Crossing the Border Exhibit
6:00pm 6:00pm

Clifton Cultural Arts Center - Crossing the Border Exhibit


Crossing the Border Exhibit: 

Oct 13th - Nov 3rd

After hearing months of political slogans about building a Wall on the US-Mexican Border to stop Mexican immigration and contraband, local photographer Jens G. Rosenkrantz, Jr set out on a 3,000 mile journey along the back roads and dirt trails of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California to document the landscape before the “big, beautiful wall” was built. He will be exhibiting 50 to 70 photos out of the 2,000 taken during his trip with observations and commentary on the sights and sounds along the way.

Mr. Rosenkrantz is a Cincinnati-based photographer who has exhibited at many local galleries, shows, and venues and his works are in several private and corporate collections. When he is not driving the back roads with his cameras and old maps, he is working on his current Cuban Art Exchange with his wife Kay Hurley, a local landscape painter.

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Commemorating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation
to Oct 21

Commemorating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

Commemorating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

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"These three things, study, prayer, and service, are important ways that the love of Christ can be shared among us and through us. We invite Lutherans and Catholics in our region to join in this year of commemoration, so that we may more effectively share the truth of the gospel with all." (Joint Statement of Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr, Bishop Suzanne Darcy Dillahunt and Bishop Jeffrey M. Monforton)

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati and ELCA Southern Ohio Synod are sponsoring these upcoming activities to understand the origins of the Reformation, our differences, and our growing unity in Christ.


A Presentation by Fr. David Endres, PhD, Dean of Mount St. Mary's Seminary and the Athenaeum of Ohio


Dr. David Mengel, Xavier University Dean of College of Arts and Sciences and History Professor

Dr. Mengel will highlight the historical roots of the reform. Fr. Endres will speak about the reforming movement's impact on the Catholic Church leading up to the Council of Trent. Both will also speak to our hopes for a future of greater reconciliation and unity. The same presentation will be offered in two locations.


Thursday, Oct 12, 2017 - 7:00 P.M.

Immaculate Heart of Mary Church 7770 Beechmont Ave.


Thursday, Oct 26, 2017 - 7:00 P.M.

Peace Lutheran Church 3530 Dayton Xenia Rd.

Click here for event flyer.


Join a Catholic-Lutheran Dialogue Group Near You!

Catholic and Lutheran churches throughout the Archdiocese have been sponsoring successful dialogues to better understand their differences and to continue their journey together towards greater unity in Christ. 

For a complete listing of all the dialogues that have taken place so far, click here.

The following two series are open to more participants

Re-Membering the Body of Christ

Guardian Angels, Immaculate Heart of Mary and St. John Fisher parishes will be joining in study, prayer and service with Lutheran Church of the Resurrection.  The sessions will be held on Tuesday evenings (Sept 12 - Oct 24) from 7:00 - 8:30- the site of meeting will alternate among participating churches.  The first session will be held at IHM on Sept 12 in the Parish Welcome Center.  The series will conclude with a joint Worship Service on Oct 30 at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection and a joint Service Project at IHM on Nov 18.  For a flyer click here.

Reform: A Catholic-Lutheran Conversation

Centering in Ephesians 3:16-21, "Now to God, who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine," explore the many ways that the Holy Spirit continues to work in our lives, congregations, and communities.

Tuesday, October 10, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

St. Susanna Church, Mason with Father Eric Roush, Parochial Vicar at St. Susanna & The Rev. Jonathan Eilert, Pastor at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

Thursday, October 19, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Christ the King Lutheran Church, West Chester with Father Norm Langenbrunner, former Pastor at Sacred Heart & The Rev. Brian Ferguson, Pastor at First Lutheran Church

Saturday, October 21, from 10:00 AM - Noon

St. Maximillian Kolbe Church, Liberty Twp. with Dr. Martin Madar, Professor at Xavier University & The Rev. Lisa Bernheisel, Pastor at The Presbyterian Church of Wyoming

Click here for more information.


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Faith & Climate Action Day

Faith & Climate Action Day


Faith & Climate Action Day!

Join us on October 12th at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus for Faith & Climate Action Day. Start the day on the west lawn of the Ohio Statehouse for an interfaith prayer gathering from 11:00AM-11:45AM.

Then, visit (between noon and 3:00PM) with state legislators to highlight the importance of fighting climate change while bringing clean energy jobs and cleaner air to our state. Sierra Club Ohio will assist in scheduling the legislator meetings. Talking points will be provided.

REGISTER TODAY, HERE for Faith & Climate Action Day. Register early so we can make the arrangements for legislators' visits. An optional Lobby Training will be provided at the Sierra Club's downtown offices at 9:00AM.

Sponsors:  Ohio Interfaith Power & Light, Faith in Public Life, and Sierra Club Ohio.

Want to know more about how you can be a faith-based advocate? Visit our online Advocacy Toolkit, HERE for ideas and resources.

We look forward to an interfaith day of action with you!

Blessings on this day,

Sara Ward

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Clifton Cultural Arts Center:Sunset Salons Local Activism
6:00pm 6:00pm

Clifton Cultural Arts Center:Sunset Salons Local Activism


Sunset Salons: Local Activism

You know the issues that are important to you, but don’t know how to get involved or what steps to take that will create the most impact.  Come hear Cincinnati’s change makers share their stories and leave with practical advice on how you can get involved.


October 4th 6pm-8pm

6:00pm – Doors open for light supper and mingling over striking art
6:30pm – Featured panel conversation + group activity
8:00pm – Final bites, thoughts, and farewells

Featured Panel:

BILLIE MAYS, Organizer of the Cincinnati Women’s March and Founder of United We Stand

CAROL WILLIAMS is an Emmy award-winning journalist who spent 37 years in TV news. Carol worked 30 of those years as an anchor and reporter at WCPO-9 On Your Side. Carol’s career highlights include interviewing President Obama, House Speaker John Boehner, and Oprah Winfrey.  She has covered the Bengals’ trip to the Superbowl, the Bearcats trip to the Final Four, political conventions and the aftermath of tornadoes in the Tristate. She retired from WCPO in March 2017, and is now enjoying dinners with her husband and much earlier bedtimes.  She is teaching Writing for Media at the University of Cincinnati. Carol is married to Federal Judge Michael Barrett. She is the proud mother of daughter Katherine.

Lorena Mora-Mowry is the owner and creative force behind www.MujerLatinaToday.com™ and Mora Media LLC.  After eleven years of operation as a web-site, MujerLatinaToday.com™ has evolved from a blog to a social media platform that aims to connect and inform the Hispanic/Latino community, while also inspiring the community through a focus on success stories.   Lorena volunteers with groups that provide leadership and support to Latinas in Ohio. In 2014, thirteen of Lorena’s interviews about domestic violence, legal remedies, victims and survivors rights, testimonials and self-esteem were compiled by the Ohio Latino Affairs Commission. The DVDs were distributed to community-based organizations, victims, witnesses and survivors throughout Ohio.  Early 2016, Lorena was a media partner of “Fortaleciéndote Mujer” – “Strengthen Women in Price Hill” a community based program of Santa Maria Community Services and “Hispanic Avanzando Hispanics”.  Mrs. Mora-Mowry received the 2010 Distinguished Hispanic Ohioan Award for her leadership and efforts to improve conditions for the Hispanic/Latino community. Furthermore, she was inducted in the 2010 LULAC Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame, in recognition of her outstanding leadership. Lorena received from the YWCA of Greater Cincinnati Alliance for Immigrant Women an award for her exceptional work in the community by supporting immigrant survivors of domestic violence (2012). Lorena’s volunteer work was recognized with the 2015 YWCA of Greater Cincinnati Volunteer Service Award.

MARILYN WALL is the Chair of the Miami Group Sierra Club.  She is also past chair of the Ohio Chapter Sierra Club, and a past director of the national board of Sierra Club.  Marilyn volunteers in areas such as transportation, climate change, water quality, and air pollution.  Her major areas of work are in stopping sewer overflows and sewage backups onto private property, as well as in climate change and stopping air pollution from major industries.

MONA JENKINS is a member of the steering committee for Black Lives Matter Cincinnati. She recently received her MA from the University of Cincinnati in Educational Studies with a focus in Foundations of Education and Social Change. As a graduate researcher, Mona focused primarily on community-based issues in health, gender, and education and actively collaborated with community members to build engagement, empowerment, and community sustainable solutions.  Mona currently serves as the Director of Development & Operations at the Greater Cincinnati Homeless Coalition where she advocates for the eradication of homelessness.

PETE WITTE is the Founder of POWR PAC (Partnership Of Westside Residents Political Action Committee), which endorses a slate of candidates and then works to help get them elected.  He has spent 15+ years as an elected officer of the Price Hill Civic Club, now called the West Price Hill Community Council; he served as President of the organization for 10 years.  In the 100-year history of the organization, he holds the distinction of most years as President.  Witte has also served as Planning Commissioner for the City of Cincinnati, and as both the Commissioner of the Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) and Chairman of the CMHA board. He founded College Hill Engravery with his father in 1987, which has since been renamed Baron Identification Products; the company produces both sign and recognition products including name badges, banners, plaques and custom engraving.  Witte is married to Ann with two children Alex and Lilly, and is a lifelong resident of Price Hill.

To Register Click here.

 (513) 497-2860 

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Understanding Implicit Bias
7:00pm 7:00pm

Understanding Implicit Bias

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GAPP and Anderson Churches for Racial Unity present: UNDERSTANDING IMPLICIT BIAS

(Your Mind May Be Playing Tricks On You)


Guest Speaker: Ryan Wynett

Learning Lab Specialist at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Monday, October 2

7:00 - 9:00 PM

Anderson Hills United Methodist Church

7515 Forest Road, 45255

Exploring the hidden biases that we all carry from a lifetime of experiences and cultural messages. Wynett will examine the ways our brains process input at an unconscious level which, in turn, can direct our social responses.  Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/understanding-implicit-bias-tickets-37017606658

Read more on this at the National Underground Railroad museum website.

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Hate Groups in the Wake of Charlottesville: A Community Leadership Briefing
3:00pm 3:00pm

Hate Groups in the Wake of Charlottesville: A Community Leadership Briefing

Dear community leaders,

You may have heard about next MONDAY’s exclusive community leadership briefing on the status of hate groups in the wake of charlottesville at Adath Israel Congregation from 3-5 p.m.

We’ve just learned that Joe Levin Jr., co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center and Oren Segal, the Director of the ADL’s Center on Extremism, will join two local FBI experts in the areas of counterterrorism and civil rights on this panel. When it comes to understanding the evolution of the white supremacist movement and the current local threat, these experts are top in their fields, nationally.

Don’t miss this timely opportunity to hear from internationally sought-after experts in this critical field, right here in Cincinnati. Space is limited, so please RSVP here now. Also, please forward this to your board members and other leaders in the community whom you think may benefit.

AJC Cincinnati, Holocaust and Humanity Center, Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, and SAFE Cincinnati invite Cincinnati community leaders to an exclusive briefing with high level experts from the ADL, FBI, and Southern Poverty Law Center. 

October 2
3-5 pm
Congregation Adath Israel

3201 E Galbraith Road

Cincinnati, OH 45236

Moderator: Dan Hurley, Interim Director, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Panel of Experts

Joseph J. Levin Jr., Co- Founder, Southern Poverty Law Center

Oren Segal, Director of the ADL’s Center on Extremism

Kevin Fisk, Supervising Special Agent, FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force

Ben Egan, Supervising Special Agent, FBI’s Hate Crimes Squad

In August, what has been referred to as one of the largest gatherings of white nationalists in recent times took place in Charlottesville, Virginia. The rally ended in violence, and showcased blatant displays of antisemitism, racism, and bigotry. Our guest experts, who monitor and respond to hate group activity, will provide a timely and contextual update on the status of these groups. They will also present practices and resources that can inform appropriate and effective responses to counter displays of hatred.

RSVP here or call 513.621.4020. Reservations required. 


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Walk for Peace: A Walk in Celebration of World Peace Day

Walk for Peace: A Walk in Celebration of World Peace Day


Why Walk? We Walk because we care. We care about the children of our community, and of the world. Each one of them deserve a world in which they may grow in peace. Such a world is not a fantasy. Let every step we take be a step for peace for the world, celebrating the values that unite us all!

To preregister today, visit Facebook page  www.facebook.com/masonwalkforpeace/

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Green Cincinnati Plan Kick off
6:00pm 6:00pm

Green Cincinnati Plan Kick off


SAVE THE DATE and JOIN US to Update the Green Cincinnati Plan

The Green Cincinnati Plan has helped establish Cincinnati as a national leader in sustainability and an attractive destination for businesses and individuals. Adopted in 2008, and revised and readopted in 2013, the Green Cincinnati Plan presents a comprehensive set of recommendations for addressing global climate change as a City and region. The City of Cincinnati will soon begin a major update of the Green Cincinnati Plan, to advance the sustainability, equity, and resilience of our city for the next five years. 

The Kick-off meeting is scheduled for September 28th and we want to hear from you!

The new Green Cincinnati Plan includes equity as a core organizing principle. Greater Cincinnatians are invited to work across sectors and neighborhoods to collaboratively design the next set of sustainable goals and strategies for the future of the City and region.

Mark your calendar now, register to attend and join us:

WHAT: Kick-off Meeting for the 2018 Green Cincinnati Plan

WHEN: Thursday, September 28, 2017, 

6:00 - 8:00 pm

WHERE: Cincinnati Zoo 

Harold Schott Education Center, 

Corner of Erkenbrecher Ave. and Dury Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45220


Visit GreenCincinnatiPlan.com to learn more about the Green Cincinnati Plan update process and the progress the city has made on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, improving access to green energy, increasing the number of LEED certified buildings and more. Once you have registered, you'll receive an update email within the next few weeks with more details about the September kickoff meeting.

We look forward to seeing you on September 28th!

If you have any questions: 

Contact Oliver Kroner 


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CAIR-Cincinnati Invites you to join the Muslim Ban 3.0 sign-on Letter

CAIR-Cincinnati Invites you to join the Muslim Ban 3.0 sign-on Letter


Sent on behalf of CAIR-

CAIR-Cincinnati invites you to join the Muslim Ban 3.0 sign-on letter, open to local and national orgs., that will be sent this Wednesday, September 27 to President Trump and Acting DHS Secretary Elaine Duke. Please sign-on no later than this Wednesday, at 12:00 PM (ET)/9:00 AM (PT) if you'd like to be included in the letter.

While the letter is being coordinated by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), all local and national organizations are encouraged to publicize the letter on Wednesday at 3:00 PM (ET)/12:00 PM (PT). A sample press release on Wednesday will be distributed to all co-signers by 1:00 PM (ET)/10:00 PM (PT).



Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions. Thank you in advance for participating.


Karen Dabdoub

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Women's Second Annual Interfaith Night at the Movies
7:45pm 7:45pm

Women's Second Annual Interfaith Night at the Movies

  • Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati (map)
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DOUGH is a warmhearted and humorous story about overcoming prejudice and finding redemption in unexpected places. An old Jewish baker struggles to keep his business afloat until his young Muslim apprentice creates a new revenue opportunity.

Sunday, September 24, 2017
7:45 PM

Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati - Mirror Hall

8092 Plantation Drive

West Chester Township, OH 45069

RSVP: FREE and open to the community. 

AJC and the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati invite you to an evening of film, food and friendship. Facilitated discussion will follow the movie screening and refreshments will be served.

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Museum Day Live! this Sunday & World Heritage Ohio

Museum Day Live! this Sunday & World Heritage Ohio

Museum Day Live!  

Here is a great opportunity to visit a museum in Dayton or Cincinnati for FREE! If you have never been to Sunwatch Indian Village, Fort Ancient State Memorial, the Boonshoft, or the Cincinnati Museum Center see if you can take advantage of the Smithsonian's Museum Day Live event. Fort Ancient is on a short list for World Heritage status from the United Nations, and it is in our backyard (http://worldheritageohio.org/) .  All the information and participating museums are available on this website http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-live-2017/ . 


Discover Ohio’s World Heritage . . .

UNESCO World Heritage. Several sites in Ohio are poised to join the extremely prestigious UNESCO World Heritage List, with more than 1000 other properties around the globe, including the Pyramids of Giza, the Great Wall of China, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, and Stonehenge. World Heritage inscription is based on stringent criteria, and signifies outstanding universal value to humanity. Making the list helps ensure a site’s permanent preservation, enhanced understanding, deeper appreciation, and increased tourism.

Ohio and the US Tentative List.

Three nominations in Ohio are among 13 currently on the “US Tentative List” from which nominees will be drawn to go forward for inscription in the coming years. Efforts are now well underway to prepare our Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks to go forward; while Serpent Mound and the Dayton Aviation Sites will follow afterwards. Here we explain how the nomination process works, how it will bring enormous benefits to the US and to Ohio, how you can get involved and support the effort, and how you can learn more about these amazing places, right here in our Midwestern “back yard.”

The World Heritage Program

of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was established to encourage the permanent protection of cultural and natural treasures around the globe. With inspiration from America’s National Park system, and leadership from the US under the Nixon administration, an international treaty (called the Convention) was signed in 1972, with the U.S. as the first signatory. Today, 191 countries have ratified the Convention. The US has 23 Inscribed Sites so far, only eight of which are cultural. The entire worldwide list of around 1,000 properties can be explored on an interactive map.

The Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks.

The UNESCO World Heritage nomination of the Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks is actively in preparation by our collaborative, multi-institutional steering committee, and includes the Newark Earthworks in Licking County, Fort Ancient in Warren County, and five geometric earthworks in Hopewell Culture National Historical Park in Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio

Read more...http://worldheritageohio.org

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IJPC:  Pursuing Peace in Cincinnati
7:00pm 7:00pm

IJPC: Pursuing Peace in Cincinnati


IJPC: Pursuing Peace in Cincinnati

IJPC is thrilled to host John Dear, an internationally known activist, speaker, and author for Pursuing Peace in Cincinnati: Nonviolent Cincinnati Launch. We also will honor local activist Don Sherman with the IJPC Margaret Fuller Peace Award and local activist Bonnie Neumeier the inaugural IJPC Bob Maxwell Peace Builder Award. We will also highlight some of the recent accomplishments of IJPC, as this event will serve as our annual meeting. As a celebration of peace, it will be in lieu of the World Peace Festival.

Pursuing Peace in Cincinnati will launch the Nonviolent Cincinnati initiative. With violence, hatred, and oppression so prevalent today, we invite individuals, businesses, organizations, and groups in Greater Cincinnati to imagine a nonviolent alternative, and systematically plan a long term course of action to make that peaceful vision a reality.

Event Details:

Pursuing Peace in Cincinnati
Featuring speaker, John Dear

Official launch of Nonviolent Cincinnati:

Seton High School (3901 Glenway Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45205)

Wednesday September 20, 2017

7:00 – 9:00 PM

Parking is available in Seton High School’s garage on property.


Tickets are available at the office (215 E 14th St. Cincinnati OH 45202) or online at Eventbrite.

  • They are $15/adult and $5/student.
  • If you are interested in purchasing 5 or more tickets or purchasing a block of tickets for your school or organization, please call Mel at 513.579.8547 or email mel@IJPCcincinnati.org.
  • For bulk tickets, we are able to offer 5-9 tickets for $13 per ticket and 10+ tickets for $12 per ticket. We are not able to offer a bulk price for student tickets.
  • If cost of tickets is a hardship but you still want to attend, please contact our office.

Pursuing Peace Supporters

We are grateful for the organizations and businesses who have collaborated with us to host John Dear and kick off this incredible new initiative.

Visit our list of supporters here!

John Dear:  Who is John Dear?

John Dear is an internationally known voice for peace and nonviolence. A peacemaker, organizer, lecturer, and retreat leader, he is the author/editor of 30 books, including his autobiography, A Persistent Peace, and his recent book, The Nonviolent Life. In 2008, John was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. A former Jesuit, John is a Catholic priest of the Diocese of Monterey, California.

From 1998 until December 2000, he served as the executive director of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, the largest interfaith peace organization in the United States.

After the September 11th, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, John served as a Red Cross Chaplain, and became one of the coordinators of the chaplain program at the Family Assistance Center.

From 2002-2004, he served as pastor of several parishes in northeastern New Mexico. He co-founded Pax Christi New Mexico and works on a nonviolent campaign to disarm Los Alamos. These days, he lectures to tens of thousands of people each year in churches and schools across the country and the world. He currently works as the Nonviolence Outreach Coordinator for Pace e Bene.  Read More..

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REI Collaborative: Refugee Connect Meeting and Funnel Training
to Sep 9

REI Collaborative: Refugee Connect Meeting and Funnel Training


You're invited to the Refugee Empowerment Initiative Quarterly Forum

Featuring the REI Healthcare Action Team

The agenda will be emailed prior to the forum

Thursday, September 7, 2017

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Schiff Family Conference Center - Xavier University at Cintas

1624 Herald Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45207

RSVP for the REI Forum

RSVP's are encouraged but not required. Parking is free. We recommend you print a parking pass from the RSVP link and place it in your car window.



Volunteer Training
September 9, 2017
Cincinnati Christian University
2700 Glenway Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45204

The Funnel program serves as a springboard to educate, train, and place volunteers in meaningful opportunities in a united citywide effort to welcome Cincinnati's refugees. All are welcome to attend the training.

Volunteers can register here for the training.

If your organization would like to be featured at the training, please let us know.

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Freestore Foodbank: 23rd Annual Duck Regatta
3:00pm 3:00pm

Freestore Foodbank: 23rd Annual Duck Regatta


It’s time to get your ducks in a row! Duck Season is now open for the Freestore Foodbank’s 23rd Annual Rubber Duck Regatta. The event, presented by Dawn, takes place on Sunday, September 3 prior to the Western & Southern/WEBN Fireworks. That afternoon, as many as 200,000 ducks will swim in the Ohio River near the Serpentine Wall. The first prize winner will receive a 2017 Honda HR-V LX, courtesy Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky Honda Dealers and possibly $1 million if their duck is the “KEMBA Million Dollar Duck.” The second prize winner will receive $100 from Kroger every week for a year ($5,200 total), and five additional winners will receive $500 cash from KEMBA Credit Union.

Every duck you purchase provides 15 meals to a child or family in need! The 23rd Annual Rubber Duck Regatta presented by Dawn will take place on Sunday, September 3 at 3pm. The first prize winner will drive away with a 2017 Honda HR-V LX and possibly $1 million if their duck is the “KEMBA Million Dollar Duck.” Cash prizes will be awarded to 6 other winners. Read More..

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The Middle East - A Diplomat's View **Change of Location
5:30pm 5:30pm

The Middle East - A Diplomat's View **Change of Location

  • Xavier University- Schiff Conference Center, Cintas (map)
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The Middle East - A Diplomat's View: A wide ranging conversation with Ambassador Dani Dayan, Consul General of Israel in New York.

Tuesday August 29th, 5:30-6:15pm Reception, 6:15pm Dinner, 7:00pm-8:00pm - Presentation and Discussion

Location: Xavier University - Cintas Center Schiff Conference Center

We have seen critical shifts in the Middle East, from Western rapprochement with Iran, to the rise of ISIS, and the increasingly complex question of Syria.  This dynamic has prompted some of Israel's neighbors to open important channels on strategic issues.  Ambassador Dayan will speak to the opportunities of these circumstances and offer his analysis on future security challenges.

Join us for an important discussion with Israeli Consul General Dani Dayan on The Middle East- A Diplomat's View. Space is limited so reserve early per directions at https://www.fplcohio.org  If you are unable to pay online, payment can be made by credit card, cash, or check the evening of the event,  Please RSVP to hslais@fbtlaw.com or cummins@xavier.edu



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City Gospel Mission: Princess Ballet
7:00pm 7:00pm

City Gospel Mission: Princess Ballet

  • Lindner Center - Cincinnati Christian Hills Academy (map)
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An Event to Benefit Princesses Ballet

Date & Time: Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Location: Lindner Theater, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, 11525 Snider Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45249

Purchase tickets online: $20/adult or $5/child (12 & under) in advance

Sponsor a Dancer for $500 (includes 4 free tickets)

Princesses Ballet Sponsorship Levels and Benefits – Make your sponsorship now

This fundraising performance will feature several dances by City Gospel Mission’s Princesses Ballet program along with a special guest performance by professional dancer and Princesses Ballet Instructor, Grace Shivers.

Come help us celebrate the accomplishments of these at-risk girls whose lives have been touched through this character building program. You will be given an opportunity to sponsor these young dancers who would not otherwise be able to afford private dance lessons of this caliber.  We are also looking for sponsors of various levels for the Princesses Ballet program, so that it may be self-sustaining and positioned for growth. Learn more about sponsorship levels or complete your sponsorship gift online.

Check out videos about Princesses Ballet:

Take it from a pro
Gordon is WHAT?!
When I grow up
More than dancing

To learn more about the event, please contact DeLynn Coppoletti at dcoppoletti@citygospelmission.org.

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