World Affairs Council: Overnight Home Stay Opportunity
Jun
8
to Jul 1

World Affairs Council: Overnight Home Stay Opportunity

OVERNIGHT HOME STAY OPPORTUNITY

The World Affairs Council is working with the U.S. State Department to host students who have been selected for the Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program with families in July.

The students will be participating in a program Monday through Fridayfrom 9 AM to 5 PM. As a host, you will spend time with them during the weeknights and weekends. 

Expectations and next steps: The council looks for families willing to host two or more visitors, but other arrangements can be made. The hosts may be a family, a couple, or a single person. They are volunteers who are interested in meeting visitors and learning about their countries and their view, and in sharing their own perspectives and interests with the visitors. We ask that your provide each visitor with a separate bed and access to a bathroom (shared is okay). 

First time hosting? If this is your first time hosting with the council, please fill out our volunteer form, then someone from our office will contact you to do a "site visit" to your home. This includes a short (20 minute) visit of your home to confirm that the accommodations have been met and to answer any questions you may have.

FIRST TIME HOSTING?

Interested? Email James McManus or call (859)448-8984

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5th Annual World Refugee Cup
Jun
23
9:00 AM09:00

5th Annual World Refugee Cup

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The 5th World Refugee Day Cup is a family day promoting sportsmanship, advocacy and awareness. The invitational tournament is expected to bring families together from countries across the world. In previous years, Cincinnatian’s countries of origin included Burma, Bhutan, Burundi, Congo, Ghana, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Honduras, Iraq, Mauritania, Mexico, Nepal, Senegal, Somalia, Syria, Tanzania, and the United States. 

The Day Includes:
• Activities for Kids & Families
• Food Concessions
• Student Scholarship Ceremony
• Community Awards

Click here for more information and to register

Xavier University
3800 Victory Pkwy
Cincinnati, OH 45207
United States

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Cincinnati's Festival of Faiths
Jun
24
12:00 PM12:00

Cincinnati's Festival of Faiths

Greater Cincinnati’s first-ever Festival of Faiths on Sunday, June 24, 2018, at Xavier University’s Cintas Center will bring together neighbors, families and spiritual leaders to celebrate the area’s religious diversity. The day will feature faith-based exhibits, dialogues, workshops, art, music and fun activities for all ages.  The event is free and open to the public. 

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Modeled after popular long-standing festivals in Louisville and Indianapolis, Cincinnati’s festival will showcase the many faith traditions of our region. It also includes a day of community service for interfaith groupings of volunteers.

Organized by the local Bridges of Faith Trialogue, the Festival’s objectives are to promote awareness of Greater Cincinnati’s religious diversity, celebrate the variety of cultural contributions to our community’s quality of life, and educate families about the world’s religions.   

The theme for this inaugural event is “Compassion through Action” in recognition of the role the faith community has historically played and continues to play in advancing a civil, socially just and welcoming community for all who live, work and visit Greater Cincinnati.  The event will also serve to unify our community, focusing on our similarities and celebrating our differences. 

"COMPASSION THROUGH ACTION "

A Day of Celebration: A festival showcasing Greater Cincinnati’s religious diversity and vitality, celebrating religion’s contributions to our community’s quality of life and modeling our exemplary interfaith relations and collaboration.

Days of Community Engagement: Interfaith groupings of volunteers will spend the day together performing community service, followed by a discussion of their shared experience.

THE Event

A Day of Celebration – a fun and educational festival, featuring music and culture, purely non-political, within a setting of 50+, diverse religious group exhibitors; to include opportunities for interfaith prayer/meditation and dialogue. (June 24, 1-5 pm)

Get your free ticket today

INTERFAITH COMMUNITY SERVICE

 "Religious communities are, without question, the largest and best organized civil institutions in the world today, claiming the allegiance of billions of believers and bridging the divides of race, class and nationality.  They are uniquely equipped to meet the challenges of our time; resolving conflicts, caring for the earth, the sick, the needy, and promoting peaceful co-existence among all people."       - Religions of Peace

The organizers of the Cincinnati Festival of Faiths envision the Festival as a launching pad for an expanded, energized and united faith community that will address the challenges of our community.  Imagine it, representatives of a dozen world religions working hand in hand as never before to advance the cause of "compassion through action." To that end, we are urging interfaith groupings to perform community engagement services before and after the June 24th Festival of Faiths.  We have two (2) projects that are now ready for volunteer involvement:

        * Safe and Healthy Ohio Campaign: Canvassing for Ohio criminal justice reform (on November ballot) --- seeking volunteers to gather petition signatures; an initiative being led locally by the AMOS Project.  Those interested individuals and groups should contact Elizabeth Hopkins of the AMOS Project at elizabeth.hopkins@ohorganizing.org.

        * Habitat for Humanity interfaith builds --- seeking individuals and groups to participate in half-day or full-day Habitat builds.  Those interested should contact Maria Santiago of Habitat at maria.santiago@habitatcincinnati.org.

 

June 24th Events:

12:10-12:50 PM Interfaith Service  (Cintas Center, XU Campus)

12:50 - 1:00 PM Faith & Civic Leaders Processional

1:00 - 1:20 PM Opening Ceremonies (Cintas Center, XU Campus)

1:20 - 5:00 PM  Festival Exhibits & Vendors, On-going faith-based entertainment, Compassionate Conversations, Children & Youth Activities

Read more here

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Stories of Survival Speaker Series: Somalia
Jul
25
6:30 PM18:30

Stories of Survival Speaker Series: Somalia

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6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. • These events are free, but tickets must be reserved in advance.

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Nearly two million Somalis have fled Somalia since Mohamed Siad Barre seized power in 1969. They have fled to countries such as Kenya, Ethiopia, Yemen and the United States. Currently, the United States has roughly 150 thousand Somali refugees.

This event is free, but tickets must be reserved in advance.

About Stories of Survival: Stories of Survival is RefugeeConnect's annual speaker series. Our 2018 series includes five different speaking engagements with refugees from five different countries telling their own stories of survival, including Somalia, Cyprus, the Former Soviet Union, Burundi, and Bhutan. 

For all dates, information, and flyer, visit refugeeconnect.org/storiesofsurvival.

About RefugeeConnect: RefugeeConnect is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the lives of refugees in Greater Cincinnati, to foster community acceptance and inclusion, and to construct a sustainable support system that empowers new Americans on the path to self-sufficiency. To learn more, visit us online at refugeeconnect.org.

 

 

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Jewish Family Services Annual Meeting: Please be our Guest
Jun
21
7:00 PM19:00

Jewish Family Services Annual Meeting: Please be our Guest

Please be our Guest...

2018 Annual Meeting  Celebrating the Past. Preparing for the Future.

Thursday, June 21 

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7 - 7:30 pm Dessert Reception*

7:30 - 8:30 pm  Annual Meeting

Mayerson JCC, Amberley Room

8485 Ridge Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236

RSVP online now

*Dietary Laws observed

Help families live with dignity

Jewish Family Service Heldman Family Food Pantry needs regular sized shampoo, toothpaste,and deodorant (which Food Stamps do not cover)

Please vulnerable families by bringing these items to the Annual Meeting

RSVP to the Annual Meeting Online Now or Contact Paula Tompkins at (513)766-3326   ptompkins@jfscinti.org

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Stories of Survival Speaker Series:Bhutan
Jun
20
6:30 PM18:30

Stories of Survival Speaker Series:Bhutan

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6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. • These events are free, but tickets must be reserved in advance.

Jun 20th: Over 80,000 Bhutanese fled Bhutan after the North declared the South a threat to the political order. Southern Bhutanese fled to India and Nepal to avoid imprisonment and torture. Since 2010, 22,000 refugees have ended up in the United States. Reserve Tickets

This event is free, but tickets must be reserved in advance.

 

About Stories of Survival: Stories of Survival is RefugeeConnect's annual speaker series. Our 2018 series includes five different speaking engagements with refugees from five different countries telling their own stories of survival, including Somalia, Cyprus, the Former Soviet Union, Burundi, and Bhutan. 

For all dates, information, and flyer, visit refugeeconnect.org/storiesofsurvival.

About RefugeeConnect: RefugeeConnect is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the lives of refugees in Greater Cincinnati, to foster community acceptance and inclusion, and to construct a sustainable support system that empowers new Americans on the path to self-sufficiency. To learn more, visit us online at refugeeconnect.org.

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Midwest Regional Sustainablility Summit
Jun
15
8:00 AM08:00

Midwest Regional Sustainablility Summit

2018 MIDWEST REGIONAL SUSTAINABILITY SUMMIT 

Resilience: 
Public-Private Partnerships for a Dynamic Future

The 2018 Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit will take place on June 15. We are excited to announce this year's theme and keynote speaker.

In 2018, the Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit will continue to explore new and promising areas of environmental sustainability, while also taking a deeper look at the issue of resilience. We will explore how other regions across the nation are adapting to climate change and other environmental challenges and those in the process of creating resilient cities. To underscore this point, the keynote speaker this year is Katharine Hayhoe. Hayhoe is a prominent climate scientist experienced in untangling the complex science and tackling many long-held misconceptions about global warming. Director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University, Hayhoe’s current focus is on modeling regional to local impacts of climate change, and how we can fix this together using many of the solutions already in our backyards. 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR PROGRAM FOR THE DAY

Highlights for this year’s Summit:

  • A keynote address by Katharine Hayhoe;
  • A plenary session featuring Katharine Hayhoe and Resilience Officers from peer regions who are participating in the Rockefeller Foundation's 100 Resilient Cities program;
  • A lunchtime awards ceremony honoring regional organizations who have successfully incorporated sustainability into their operations;
  • Breakout sessions and workshops where attendees can dive deeper into issues such as sustainable business practices, emerging opportunities in green jobs, food waste reduction, local food access, green infrastructure for stormwater management, the Green Cincinnati Plan and efforts to prepare our region for changes in climate and weather patterns . 

Each year, we seek to widen the table for discussion around the issue of environmental sustainability. We bring together a broad audience of professionals who seek to engage in thoughtful discussion, share best practices, celebrate the work that is currently being done in sustainability throughout the Midwest and identify areas for future regional collaboration. We invite all who are interested to join us on June 15 and be ready to deepen your understanding and expand your network.

OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKER: KATHARINE HAYHOE

Katharine Hayhoe is an accomplished scientist who studies climate change and why it matters to us here and now. Her PBS Digital Series “Global Weirding,” now in its second season, tackles tough questions at the intersection of climate, politics, and faith. A remarkable communicator, Katharine has been recognized by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world, by Foreign Policy as one of their 100 global thinkers; by POLITICO, as one of their thinkers, doers and visionaries transforming American politics, and most recently by FORTUNE, as one of the world’s greatest leaders.

Katharine is a professor of Political Science and directs the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University. She currently serves as a lead author for the U.S. Global Change Research Program’s Climate Science Special Report and the Fourth U.S. National Climate Assessment, and has over 120 peer-reviewed publications on climate science, impacts, and communication. Her research currently focuses on establishing a scientific basis for assessing the regional to local-scale impacts of climate change on human systems and the natural environment. To this end, she analyzes observations, compares future scenarios, evaluates global and regional climate models, builds and assesses statistical downscaling models, and constantly strives to develop better ways of translating climate projections into information relevant to agriculture, ecosystems, energy, infrastructure, public health, and water resources.

She is also the founder and CEO of ATMOS Research, which bridges the gap between scientists and stakeholders to provide relevant, state-of-the-art information on how climate change will affect our lives to a broad range of non-profit, industry and government clients. She holds a B.Sc. in Physics from the University of Toronto and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science from the University of Illinois.

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Stir! Multicultural Networking Reception
Jun
14
5:30 PM17:30

Stir! Multicultural Networking Reception

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Stir! Multicultural Networking Reception 

 

Enjoy drinks and appetizers as you grow your network across cultures and communities at this multicultural networking reception on June 14 at The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center! The seven regional Chambers have joined together for this networking event to elevate and celebrate the many cultures in our region. Consider inviting a Cincinnati newcomer to join the fun. There will be plenty of local experts on hand to make everyone feel at home.

Event Details

Thursday, June 14, 2018
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Location

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
50 E. Freedom Way
Cincinnati, OH  45202

Directions

Registration Gold $0, Individual Ticket $25

Register Now

The event will be located on the 2nd floor of the Freedom Center in the Grand Hall.

For downtown parking information, visit www.bestparking.com/cincinnati-parking

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Hosted by 7 as 1: Your Cincinnati Multicultural Chamber Collaborative--

African American Chamber
Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
European American Chamber of Commerce
Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce
Hispanic Chamber Cincinnati USA
Indian American Chamber of Commerce
Japan America Society of Greater Cincinnati

Mark your calendar for the final STIR! of 2018: 
September 26
5:30-7:30 p.m.
The Strietmann Center

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Peace Day In the Park!
Jun
10
2:00 PM14:00

Peace Day In the Park!

Join the Nonviolence Alliance of Greater Cincinnati for their first public event with Peace Day in the Park, this Sunday (June 10th) from 2-6 at Ziegler Park (1322 Sycamore St. 45202). 

We'll have live entertainment with folk songs, bluegrass, inspirational rap, spoken word poetry, and African dance/drumming. There will also be lots of peace-themed family-friendly activities including making peace puppets, Peace-meal Poetry, a Peace Heroes station, Mandala demonstration, Peace Flags, and more. Learn about the organizations who make up the Nonviolence Alliance of Greater Cincinnati as well as get a "Peace Passport" stamped by learning peace-building skills. There will be a couple of food trucks (Kona Shaved Ice & Andy's Mediterranean Kabobske), and you are invited to bring your own picnic, spread a blanket on the lawn and enjoy an afternoon building community!

Hope to see you on Sunday!

Read more here!

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Memorial Day Hunger Walk and Run 5K
May
28
9:00 AM09:00

Memorial Day Hunger Walk and Run 5K

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Now is the time to lace up your shoes and hit the pavement for a tremendous cause! Join us on Monday, May 28th for the 15th annual Hunger Walk and 5K Run! This year's race starts bright and early at 9AM. Since its inception in 2004, the Hunger Walk and 5K Run has raised more than $1,800,000, the equivalent of 5,400,000 meals, for Freestore Foodbank community partners serving 20 counties in Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana. With each step you are taking you are directly impacting lives of those in our community. Spend your Memorial Day with us and walk, run, skip, or stroll around the Ohio River! Register now and take a stand against hunger!

Your registration or donation will help support the Freestore Foodbank's network of 400 partner food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and community centers. Through this network, we are able to provide 24 million meals each year to hungry children and families in 20 counties in Southwest Ohio, Southeast Indiana and Northern Kentucky. One step a time, one dollar at a time, together we can solve hunger.

Call 513-482-3663 with any questions.

Support your community agency! View agency map

Freestore Foodbank provides access to 100% of the funds our community partners raise during the Hunger Walk. Funds may be used for Shared maintenance fees, Refrigeration/freezer capacity, Rent/utilities, Staffing for pick-up and delivery, Food distribution support, Technology upgrades in support of food distribution, Truck purchase or maintenance, Health and Hygiene, and Holiday food boxes.

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The Dismas Journey: Incarceration & Barriers to Re-Enry
May
23
7:00 PM19:00

The Dismas Journey: Incarceration & Barriers to Re-Enry

The Dismas Journey
  
Wednesday, May 23rd
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

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St. Therese Little Flower Parish
5560 Kirby Avenue
Cincinnati, OH  45239
Parking onsite; Event held in cafeteria

Sponsored by St. Therese Little Flower and St. Clare Parishes

What is the Dismas Journey?
The Dismas Journey is an interactive, 90 minute conversation about incarceration and barriers to re-entry faced by returning citizens, ways that parishioners can get involved to help, and ways that employers can grow their business by giving people a second chance.  The Dismas Journey is named for Saint Dismas, the "good thief" who was crucified next to Jesus.  The process is sponsored by St. Vincent de Paul, the HELP Program, Catholic Social Action Office, and Advocates for Justice Parish Collaborative.

Who Should Attend?
Individuals interested in learning more about the barriers returning citizens face and ways they can get involved.  Business owners, executives, HR managers and others who would like to learn about the benefits of hiring returning citizens.
                                                                                                       
Doors open at 6:45 p.m., program begins at 7:00 p.m.                      
Light refreshments will be served.

To learn more, contact Dominic Duren, St. Vincent DePaul Re-entry  coordinator dduren@svdpcincinnati.org
513-541-5560

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Stories of Survival Speaker Series: Burundi
May
23
6:30 PM18:30

Stories of Survival Speaker Series: Burundi

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6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. • These events are free, but tickets must be reserved in advance.

Hundreds of thousands of families from the central African nation of Burundi are fleeing violence, extrajudicial killings, abduction, torture, and persecution. Many Burundi refugees are children who arrive at camps unaccompanied and separated from their families. 

 This event is free, but tickets must be reserved in advance.

About Stories of Survival: Stories of Survival is RefugeeConnect's annual speaker series. Our 2018 series includes five different speaking engagements with refugees from five different countries telling their own stories of survival, including Somalia, Cyprus, the Former Soviet Union, Burundi, and Bhutan. 

For all dates, information, and flyer, visit refugeeconnect.org/storiesofsurvival.

About RefugeeConnect: RefugeeConnect is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the lives of refugees in Greater Cincinnati, to foster community acceptance and inclusion, and to construct a sustainable support system that empowers new Americans on the path to self-sufficiency. To learn more, visit us online at refugeeconnect.org.

 

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AJC Cincinnati 74th Annual Meeting and Dinner: Featuring Mohammed AL Samawi
May
15
6:30 PM18:30

AJC Cincinnati 74th Annual Meeting and Dinner: Featuring Mohammed AL Samawi

AJC Cincinnati 74th Annual Meeting and Dinner: Featuring Mohammed AL Samawi

Tuesday, May 15, 2018. 6:30pm Dinner and Program

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How AJC and other interfaith activists came together to save a virtual stranger from war-torn Yemen

Losantiville Country Club
3097 Losantiville Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45213

$50 per person

Bring your friends to hear about the remarkable life of this peace activist, author, and Middle East and North Africa expert. Business casual

Jeff Goldstein and Elida Kamine, Annual Meeting Co-Chairs

Watch a short video about Mohammed and hear from some of the people who helped him escape.

RSVP by Friday, May 4th online at www.ajc.org/cincinnati

Mohammed AL Samawi Born in Sana'a, Yemen, Mohammed grew up as a practicing Muslim, and was raised to think of Jews as his enemy. He has since become a champion of Muslim-Jewish dialogue. Hear about the current humanitarian situation in Yemen and learn the harrowing tale of Mohammed's escape from his apartment building, which was surrounded by extremists, to his safe arrival in the U.S., with the assistance of AJC and others.

Mohammed’s story has been made into a riveting book, The Fox Hunt, and is also in development at Fox 2000 Pictures, with Marc Platt Productions (La La Land, Bridge of Spies) producing, and Josh Singer (Oscar-winning screenwriter of Spotlight) adapting for the screen.

Join AJC and Mohammed for both a very personal story and a broader discussion on protecting the human rights of religious minorities worldwide.

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GO Cincinnati
May
12
9:00 AM09:00

GO Cincinnati

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GO Cincinnati - Organized by Crossroads

What we'll do --

Each year, thousands of people from churches across the region served the homeless, prayed with the broken, painted schools, cleaned neighborhoods and helped make a difference to hundreds of deserving organizations.

Who can do it -- Everyone!

For the last ten years, an army of volunteers has impacted the Cincinnati region through various service projects in a one-tey, citywide blitz of compassion called GO Cincinnati. People with muscles, people who can organize, people who love to get dirty, and people who just love their city need to be a part of GO Local.

In four hours on a Saturday in May, we tackle over 400 projects at schools, social agencies, parks, neighborhoods, and churches all over town. 

We demonstrate God’s love to hundreds of schools, churches, neighborhoods, social agencies and non-profits to put our faith in action and to say thank you for the work that they do in our communities.

Visit & Sign Up Today.. golocal

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Save My Seoul
May
11
12:00 PM12:00

Save My Seoul

Save My Seoul

Save My Seoul
Friday, May 11, 2018
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

This event is free and open to the public. RSVPs are requested. RSVP here. 

Save My Seoul follows two Korean-American brothers as they discover rampant prostitution and sex trafficking in Seoul, South Korea. With the use of hidden cameras and access to pimps, johns, and sex-workers, Eddie and Jason explore and unravel the complexity of the sex trade in Seoul. They learn that this problem is rooted in issues far deeper than lost girls and lustful men. Instead, it's a consequence of the broken Korean culture that turns a blind eye to and condones one of the biggest human injustices of our generation.

We will be screening this film at noon on May 11, 2018, with a panel discussion following.

This film is rated TV-14 (This program contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age.).
 

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Our Refugee Neighbors: Finding a Home in Cincinnati
May
7
2:30 PM14:30

Our Refugee Neighbors: Finding a Home in Cincinnati

Presenting: Our Refugee Neighbors – Finding Home in Cincinnati

We welcome you to join us for an engaging and heartfelt discussion at our next quarterly meeting of Immigrant Survivors of Partner Violence.  ISPV is a partnership of over 20 agencies in the area who serve immigrants and refugees and survivors to collaborate as a community and share best practices.  Kindly RSPVP to sdemyan@ywcacin.org.

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Hear the personal journeys of local refugee community members and learn how our region is welcoming New Cincinnatians.

Robyn Lamont, RefugeeConnect Executive Director, and Tika Adhikari, University of Cincinnati student and Treasurer of the Bhutanese American Association, will discuss how RefugeeConnect works directly with refugee families to empower them to become fully integrated citizens of our community.  Community members will also share their personal triumphs and challenges in making Cincinnati their home.

Monday, May 7, 2018

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Interact for Health, Hoffman Room

3805 Edwards Rd #500, 5th Floor, Cincinnati, OH 45209

513.361.2155

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Beyond Milk and Honey: A Music Journey
May
6
4:00 PM16:00

Beyond Milk and Honey: A Music Journey

Beyond Milk and Honey: A Music Journey

Join musician Yael Front and a 3-person band for an exploration of the history of Israeli popular music since the founding of the State of Israel in 1948. From the Hora, through Eurovision contest winners, to contemporary pop chart hits, it will be an afternoon of song and celebration!

Yael Front, vocals and piano

Robert Brown, guitar

Julia Higgins, bass

Rebecca Villarreal, drums and percussion
Reception to follow performance.

This program is made possible through the generous support of Tracy McMullen and Rosemary and Frank Bloom.

The Skirball Museum celebrates Israel’s 70th birthday with a wide-ranging exhibition of paintings, sculpture, silversmith work, and photography drawn from the museum’s core collections and from the B’nai B’rith
Klutznick National Jewish Museum Collection, now housed at the Skirball. The exhibition explores early pioneers of Israeli art including Boris Schatz, Ze’ev Raban, and Ephraim Moses Lilien, as well as modern and contemporary masters Reuven Rubin, Avigdor Stematsky, Joseph Zaritsky, Shraga Weil, and Moshe Kupferman.

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A Journey Beyond Diversity Towards Proficiency- Training for Educators
May
3
4:30 PM16:30

A Journey Beyond Diversity Towards Proficiency- Training for Educators

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National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Hosts
A Journey Beyond Diversity Towards
Cultural Proficiency
 Training for Educators


Training Offers Tools to Embed Cultural Competency in
Learning and Working Environments

 
CINCINNATI, OH. (April 25, 2018) – The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is partnering with Did You Know Publishing, Inc. to host A Journey Beyond Diversity Towards Cultural Proficiency training, on Thursday, May 3 at 4:30 p.m.
 
A Journey Beyond Diversity Towards Cultural Proficiency is designed for people in the workforce to engage in a pursuit to work more effectively in culturally diverse organizations. The objective goals include being aware of how personal biases impact relationships with others; interacting more effectively across cultures; appreciating beliefs and perspectives different from your own, and being inclusive in the decision-making in organizations. Did You Know Publishing, Inc. specializes in bringing about cultural competence into places of work, schools and communities. The training will help educators engage in the best practices that allow organizations to embed cultural competency in one’s living, learning and working environments. 
 
“We are excited to have educators throughout the community attend this insightful training,” says Tara Riley, Special Projects Officer at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. “This course offers resources that empower educators with the tools they need to continue creating and enhancing learning environments that are inclusive for all students and cultures.” 
 
The authors and facilitators of the training include Marla Marsh, Rita Kolp and Monica Marsh of Did You Know Publishing, Inc. and represent over 80 years of educational experience. Light refreshments will be served. 
 
A Journey Beyond Diversity Towards Cultural Proficiency is Thursday, May 3 at 4:30 p.m. at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. RSVPs are requested. For more information and to RSVP visit freedomcenter.org.

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Holocaust Studies for Educators Registration Open
May
1
to Jun 18

Holocaust Studies for Educators Registration Open

Holocaust Studies for Educators

Registration Now Open

June 18-22, 2018

In partnership with Xavier University, the Holocaust Studies for Educators summer institute provides teachers with knowledge and resources to effectively teach the Holocaust in the classroom. The course is designed specifically for middle, high school and community college teachers, but is open to everyone currently teaching in the classroom.

Participants will;

Become familiar with first-hand Holocaust accounts from survivors, refugees, and liberators from the Cincinnati and Ohio area.

Receive a copy of Doris Bergen’s War and Genocide: A Concise History of the Holocaust (Third Edition 2016), Echoes & Reflections, and other resources and activities for learning and teaching about the Holocaust, from a historical, ethical and theological perspective.

Draw knowledge from local, national, international scholars and experts in the fields of Holocaust, genocide, religious and diversity education. 

Earn 34 contact hours or an option of 2 hour graduate level credits. 3 credits available by request, subject to approval by Xavier.

Cost $100.00 for 34 contact hours. $500 for 2 hour graduate credits.

Key Note: Mary Johnson Senior Historian, Facing History and Ourselves 

Register

The course is named in honor of Roma and Sam Kaltman, Holocaust survivors who relocated and lived in Cincinnati. The Kaltman’s were committed to education and telling their stories, so that future generations would “not forget.” In its 22 year, the Kaltman’s daughter Sandy, and her husband John Isidor continue their commitment to Holocaust remembrance and education in presenting this course.  Additional funding is provided by the Claims Conference.

For more information, please contact Jodi Elowitz, Director of Education at jelowitz@holocaustandhumanity.org or 513-487-3055.

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May Day Action- Walk For Justice
May
1
12:45 PM12:45

May Day Action- Walk For Justice

Tuesday, May 1
May Day Walk for Immigrant Worker Justice
Starting from the Bell Event Center
Join the Cincinnati Interfaith Worker’s Center, the Cincinnati AFL-CIO Labor Council and others as we walk through the neighborhood to call attention to those who have been deported from our community and the need for us to become a true immigrant friendly city.
More information on Facebook here.

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Stories of Survival Speaker Series - April
Apr
25
6:30 PM18:30

Stories of Survival Speaker Series - April

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6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. • These events are free, but tickets must be reserved in advance.

After a successful 2017 series, our Stories of Survival Speaker Series has expanded in 2018 with five different events. Hear first-hand from speakers about their own stories of survival and journeys are refugees.

 April 25th: Jewish refugees from Russia fled due to religious persecution in the 1990s. While many fled to Israel, roughly 700,000 came to the United States to exercise their right to religious practices and for economic opportunities. Reserve Tickets

 May 23rd: Hundreds of thousands of families from the central African nation of Burundi are fleeing violence, extrajudicial killings, abduction, torture, and persecution. Many Burundi refugees are children who arrive at camps unaccompanied and separated from their families. Reserve Tickets

Jun 20th: Over 80,000 Bhutanese fled Bhutan after the North declared the South a threat to the political order. Southern Bhutanese fled to India and Nepal to avoid imprisonment and torture. Since 2010, 22,000 refugees have ended up in the United States. Reserve Tickets

 

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Refugee Empowerment Initiative
Apr
25
9:00 AM09:00

Refugee Empowerment Initiative

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Refugee Empowerment Initiative

You're Invited to the
Refugee Empowerment Initiative
Quarterly Forum

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

A Training Summit

Schiff Family Conference Center
 Xavier University at Cintas

1624 Herald Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45207

The Refugee Empowerment Initiative Summit is a training day to promote best practices for welcoming refugees. REI action teams topics are given priority for the training sessions:

  •         Advocacy 
  •         Education 
  •         Employment
  •         Legal 
  •         Health 
  •         Housing 
  •         Transportation

We invite partners to submit proposals for training the community. Training audiences include the following:

  •          New Americans (refugee communities) 
  •          Nonprofits 
  •          Businesses 
  •          Community Members (education of general public) 
  •          Volunteers

Click Here to Submit Training Proposals

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Share the Journey Film Night: Human Flow
Apr
24
6:00 PM18:00

Share the Journey Film Night: Human Flow

  • Kennedy Auditorium- Xavier University (map)
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Share the Journey Film Night: Human Flow

Join us on Tuesday, April 24 at 6 PM in Kennedy Auditorium for a screening and discussion of Ai Wei Wei's 2017 award-winning documentary Human Flow

More than 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war, the greatest displacement since World War II. This film examines the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact. Over the course of one year in 23 countries, Wei- wei follows a chain of urgent human stories that stretch across the globe.

Following the film, we’ll have a brief discussion on the global Share the Journey movement responding to the migration crisis.

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Hope is Alive Concert
Apr
21
7:00 PM19:00

Hope is Alive Concert

  • Bellarmine Chapel - Xavier University (map)
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Hope is Alive Concert

Join us at Bellarmine on Saturday, April 21 at 7 PM for a special concert at Bellarmine.  Parishioner Steve Young’s group, The Pierson-Young Project (PYP) will be combining their talents with the House of Joy Choir (HOJ) led by Bishop Todd O'Neal. They will be performing music from PYP’s new CD and other pieces. Guests will include Bobby Fisher and John Vennemeyer.   Free and open to the public.  Clink on the link for more details.

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I Am - Art Exhibit
Apr
18
to Apr 30

I Am - Art Exhibit

  • Christ Church Cathedral (map)
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I AM - Art Exhibit

An East-West contemporary art exhibition featuring 31 premier Middle Eastern women artists from 12 countries visually celebrating the rich, diverse and pivotal contributions that women make to the enduring global quest for harmony and peace. Curated by Janet Rady.

Gallery Hours:
Monday – Friday 9:00am -4:30pm
Saturday 9:00am – Noon
Sunday 8:30am – 1 :00pm
Free and open to all

 

https://cincinnaticathedral.com/event/i-am/

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Ohio Interfaith Power and Light: Faith, Food and Flourishing
Apr
17
1:00 PM13:00

Ohio Interfaith Power and Light: Faith, Food and Flourishing

  • Methodist Theological School in Ohio (map)
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Faith, Food and Flourishing

Learn how to make healthy, locally grown food a reality for your congregation.

The Theological Commons at MTSO presents a day of focus and collaboration on food security, including preaching, networking, and an interactive workshop led by Rev. Dr. Heber Brown III. He will share his insights on the intersection of faith and creating church-based food networks that lead to long-term health sustainability. He has found that many churches already possess the tools and resources to build a flourishing community that addresses nutritional food security in urbanized neighborhoods. 

Individuals and churches are invited to join us for a day of learning and inspiration. Participants will leave this experience with a theological basis for food security, a strategic plan of engagement and a toolkit for leading their community to embrace personal healthcare.

Workshop leader

Rev. Dr. Heber M. Brown III is a community organizer, beginner farmer, social entrepreneur and pastor of Baltimore's Pleasant Hope Baptist Church. For nearly two decades, he has demonstrated a deep commitment to and advocacy on a myriad of social justice concerns. 

In 2015, Brown launched the Black Church Food Security Network, which combats food apartheid by providing seed funding and support to help congregations begin growing food on church-owned land. The network also serves as a food hub, linking black churches and black farmers in the Mid-Atlantic region in an effort to create a community-controlled, alternative food system based on self-sufficiency and black food and land sovereignty.

Brown is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Ella Baker Freedom Fighter Award. Grist.com named him among the “Grist 50: The 50 People You'll Be Talking About in 2016” - a list of “innovators, organizers, and visionaries who will lead us toward a more sustainable future.”

Schedule

1 p.m.Chapel service, with Dr. Brown preaching

2:15 p.m.  Faith, Food and Flourishing workshop

5 p.m.  Relaxation and tours of MTSO's Seminary Hill Farm

5:45 p.m.  Networking dinner featuring locally sourced food

7 p.m.Public lecture by Dr. Brown

The MTSO community will gather in Dunn Dining Hall for lunch at noon. All are invited to join us. Lunch cost is $6.

Location

Methodist Theological School in Ohio
3081 Columbus Pike, Delaware, OH 43015

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Workshop tuition

Tuition of $25 per person includes the 2:15 p.m. workshop and dinner. Current MTSO students, faculty and staff are free. A 0.5 CEU credit is available for an additional $15. The chapel service, farm tour and public lecture are offered to everyone at no cost. 

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Faith Climate Action Week
Apr
14
to Apr 22

Faith Climate Action Week

Faith Climate Action Week is being celebrated from April 14th- 22nd-part of the international Earth Day celebrations in 2018! Join with thousands of faith communities around the country to spread the word about climate change and take action on the most pressing moral issue of our time.

The theme of the 2018 Faith Climate Action Week is “Charged with Faith: Leading the Way to a Clean Energy Future,” and will focus on how we can protect our climate and support renewable energy policies. It is vitally important that our elected officials know that people of faith demand action on climate change, and that we believe having strong climate policies is our moral obligation to protect our children and future generations. By working together, we can make sure the faith voice is heard loud and clear in Washington, D.C.

Order your kit now, and receive 100 postcards for your senators, a Climate Sign Contest (your congregation could win $100), a global warming fact sheet, a We’re Still In Paris Pledge, information about a social media photo project, and access to extra materials-all for just $15. There are a limited number of pre-printed kits, so get yours now.

Please click here to order your printed 2018 Faith Climate Action Week kit.
Click here to find downloadable and printable materials. The kit is FREE to download and you can print as many as you need.

Once you plan your Earth Day festivities, presentation, or other event please post them on our Faith Climate Action Week Event calendar so others in your community can find and participate in your event!

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Israel at 70: History and Art Events
Apr
11
to Apr 29

Israel at 70: History and Art Events

  • Skirtball Museum in Mayerson Hall - HUC (map)
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ISRAEL AT 70: A HISTORY IN ART AND PHOTOGRAPHS

The Skirball Museum celebrates Israel’s 70th birthday with a wide-ranging exhibition of art and artifacts drawn from the museum’s core collections and from the B’nai B’rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum Collection, now housed at the Skirball. The exhibition will explore early pioneers of Israeli art as well as modern masters, and will include paintings, sculpture, silversmith work, and photography. Exhibition runs through June 4, 2018.

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BAILA! Kids Latino Dances -- Clifton Cultural Arts Center
Apr
8
2:00 AM02:00

BAILA! Kids Latino Dances -- Clifton Cultural Arts Center

BAILA! Kids Latino Dances – Second Sunday Family Showtime

presented by Cincinnati Baila! Dance Academy

Prepare to be delighted with a taste of everything our Hispanic heritage has to offer! You will see folkloric dancing, merengue, flamenco, and Sonora bronco rhythms.

  • Show duration: 45 minutes
  • Recommended for all ages
  • Shows start at 2 p.m. with a festive reception to follow.
  • Free for kids – $5 for adults (scholarships available).

Tickets will be available for purchase from the CCAC Box Office starting at 1pm on the day of the performance. There are no advance tickets sales for this show.

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