For 2013 calendar listings of peace & justice events in Cincinnati and around the globe visit: 2013 Calendar of Events. This calendar is published monthly by the Comboni Press Network.
Vol. 17, No. 10
2013 U.N. International Year of Water Cooperation:
2013 International Year of Quinoa.
- October 5, 2013: 10th Anniversary of Saint Daniel Comboni’s Canonization in Rome (Vatican). Visit www.comboni.org.
- October 6, 2013: Respect Life Sunday.
- October 16, 2013: World Food Day: Healthy People Depend on Healthy Food Systems. Visit www.fao.org.
- October 19, 2013: Global Frackdown. More pending.
- October 20, 2013. World Mission Sunday.
- October 24-27, 2013: Council of Canadians’ Annual Conference: Groundswell: Grassroots Power in the Age of Extreme Energy,takes place in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Keynote speakers include Maude Barlow, National Chairperson, The Council of Canadians, Josh Fox, documentary filmmaker and environmental activist, Erica Lee, No More activist, Larry Hubitch, President of the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour and Tribal Chief Felix Thomas. Be inspired by the stories of grassroots power and learn how to unlock it in your own community. Gasland and Gasland II will be screened on Thursday the 24th at the Broadway Theatre. A Public Forum: Groundswell will be held the evening of the 25th at Delta Bessborough. Interactive workshops take place there on the 26th and a Youth Caucus on the 27th. Find out more at 1-800-387-7177; www.canadians.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Women and Spirit” Documentary runs from September 15-March 15, 2014. Check with your NBC affiliate for viewing time. https://lcwr.org/media/lcwr-women-spirit-documentary-made-available-all-nbc-stations
U.S. fiscal year starts in October.
- October 1-18, 2013: Continuation of “40 Days of Prayer, Fasting and Advocacy for Immigration Reform.” People of faith across the country are engaging in constant prayer, fasting and expansive action. This is a pivotal moment in the movement for immigration reform. Engage through Interfaith Immigration Coalition, www.fastaction.us.
- October 4, 2013: Feast of St. Francis Education Program: Melting Ice, Mending Creation: A Catholic Approach to Climate Changeis sponsored by the Catholic Coalition on Climate Change. Watch for the next education program to commemorate this day! Pope Francis has already both inspired us with his humility and challenged us with his words urging us to care for Creation. This year will highlight the Pontifical Academy of Science’s Working Group (PAS) statement, Fate of Mountain Glaciers in the Antropocene, combined with the work of James Balog, the science photographer behind the documentary film, Chasing Ice. There will be an educational kit much like last year’s for Sun Come Up. Contact: Dan Misleh, Executive Director, Catholic Coalition on Climate Change, email@example.com.
- October 4-6, 2013: 25th National Catholic China Conference: The American Catholic Church and China in the Era of Globalizationat Loyola in Chicago, Water Tower Campus. Visit www.usccb.net/usccb_new/china_catholic_conference.htm. Contact: U.S. Catholic China Bureau at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- October 6, 2013: Eucharist for Immigration Reform, Justice & Humanity at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Newark, New Jersey at noon. Sponsored by St. Lucy’s, St. James, St. Anna’s in Newark and St. Patrick’s in Jersey City. Contact: (973) 538-2035 or email email@example.com.
- October 10, 2013-October 10, 2014: Comboni Missionaries in North America: A Year of Gratitude: We Remember and We Celebrate! Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Comboni Missionaries’ start in the North American Province, as well as the anniversary of St. Daniel’s canonization (October 5, 2013)! Stay tuned via www.ComboniMissionaries.org.
- October 11-13, 2013: Institute for Policy Studies’ 50th Anniversary in Washington D.C. will be most memorable! It includes an Ideas into Action festival of ideas (including “Idea Slams” open to the public) with guests including Harry Belafonte, Barbara Ehrenreich, Katrina Vanden Heuvel, and YOU. Come join us in celebrating 50 years of turning ideas into action for peace, justice and the environment. An opening Reunion will take place at the Capitol Hill Hotel, where rooms are reserved. VIP dinner will be held at Busboys & Poets and an interactive gala at the historic Union Station on Sunday evening. Opening Plenaries begin the day and panels follow in the afternoon. Lots of networking. Find out more at www.ips-dc.org/events/ips_50th_anniversary_celebration.
- October 17, 2013: Come, Remember, Respond, NKY Fundraiser for the Hungry and Homeless is set for Newport Middle School at 6 pm. The event will include a memorial service, outdoor food, children’s activities and music. For information, contact Karen Yates at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- October 20, 2013: Bread for the World Sunday. Here’s an easy and effective way to introduce your church to the Christian voice to end hunger. 1,000s of churches across the country will lift up prayers for hungry people and renew their commitment to ending hunger. Watch for special bulletin inserts at your church! Also, see www.bread.org.
- October 20-26, 2013: Congo Week. Visit www.friendsofthecongo.org.
- October 20, 2013: World Mission Sunday Mass and Celebration at St. Maximilian Kolbe parish in Liberty Township, OH begins at 3 pm. The Gifts of the Asian Catholic Communities will be the theme. Contact Dr. Michael Gable at email@example.com.
- October 24, 2013: The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) Human Rights Awards Ceremony and Benefit Gala takes place from 6-10 pm at the La Maison Francoise, Embassy of France, 4101 Reservoir Road, Washington, D.C. 20007. They’ll honor the following individuals: Sen. Tom Harkin for his 40 years of congressional leadership on human rights in Latin America; Amb. Milton Romani Gerner, Representative from Uruguay to the OAS, for pioneering the search for effective, human rights-respecting alternatives to the failed war on drugs; Marcela Turati, reporter from Revista Proceso and Co-Founder of Periodistas a Pie, for her courageous coverage of Mexico’s drug –related violence and her work to protect journalists and give a voice to its victims. Get more information at www.wola.org/2013_wola_human_rights_awards_gala.
- October 25-27, 2013: USCMA 2013 Mission Conference: Social Media, a New Language for Missionwill take place at the Renaissance Hotel at the St. Louis Airport in St. Louis, Missouri. These annual conferences gather members and those concerned about the cross-cultural and global mission of the Church. Opportunities for orientation, renewal, as well as updating on mission, scripture, theology and social analysis are provided through these annual gatherings. Watch Archbishop Robert Carlson’s video invitation at www.uscatholicmission.org/uscma_home.aspx.
LOCAL (Greater Cincinnati & Dayton)
- September 1-October 11, 2013: Multicultural Expressions of FAITH is on view at the Xavier University Art Gallery in the Cohen Center on campus. The campus is located on Dana Avenue at Victory Parkway. Hours are M-F, 10 am – 4 pm; and by appointment, (513) 745-3811.
- October 1, 2013: “The Slave Across the Street:” Combatting Human Traffickingwill be presented at St. Luke the Evangelist Church, 1440 N. Fairfield Road, Beavercreek, OH near Dayton. Theresa Flores, a survivor of human trafficking, who is also a victim’s advocate and director of SOAP, is the 2013 Distinguished Speaker and honoree. Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley and the Archdiocesan Catholic Social Action Office, with the support of the Weavers of Justice, are co-sponsoring the event. A truck stop-style dinner of hot dogs, hamburgers, cole slaw, chips and dessert is symbolic and begins at 5:30 pm at St. Luke’s. There is a suggested donation of $10 per person. Get more info at www.cssmv.org/blog/ai1ec_event/mission-services-distinguished-speaker-event/?instance_id=540. Learn more at http://www.traffickfree.com.
- October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2013: Theology on Tap Clifton: The Words of Pope Franciswill explore his teachings. It’s aimed at young adults in their twenties and thirties, both singled and married. The venue is Martino’s on Vine near the University of Cincinnati in Clifton, from 7:30-9 pm. Each week will be dedicated to an aspect of Pope Francis’s teaching: October 2: Morality of Food; October 9: Conscience; October 16: Prayer; October 23: Poverty; October 30: Pope Francis himself. Sponsored by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and local parishes. There are seven active Theology on Tap groups in the Archdiocese. Learn more at www.catholiccincinnati.org/ministries-offices/young-adult/theology-on-tap/
- October 3, 2013: Cincinnati City Council and Mayoral Candidates Forum on Disability and Homelessness from 6-8 pm at the First Unitarian Church, 536 Linton Street, Cincinnati, OH 45219. The Greater Cincinnati Homeless Coalition and The Center for Independent Living Options will be holding a forum with the City Council and Mayoral Candidates of Cincinnati. Please RSVP and request accommodations by calling 513-241-2600.
- October 3, 2013: Teen Speak-Out on the Lawn takes place at Washington Park, downtown, (south end by 12th St.) from 4:30-7 pm, and focuses on local 7-12th graders. Adults are also welcome. Tentative topics are: What issues are you most concerned about in the United States? In the world? What do you see as your place in the national and world communities? Facilitators are needed. Contact Nathan at Nathan@ijpc-cincinnati.orgor call him at (513) 620-4572.
- October 3-5, 2013: The Social Practice of Human Rights: Charting the Frontiers of Research and Advocacy takes place at the University of Dayton’s River Campus. U.N. representatives and representatives from Doctors without Borders, Amnesty International and other organizations will speak at the conference. Also a free talk by Juan Mendez, U.N. Special Rapporteur on torture that is on the 4th at 7:30 pm. Download the brochure and read more at www.udayton.edu/artssciences/human_rights_conference/.
- October 5, 2013: March/Rally on Immigration Reform in Springfield, OH asking House Speaker John Boehner to be courageous and allow the House to vote on immigration reform legislation. This will be the 2nd rally and we are hoping to have more than 1000 people in attendance. Contact: Sarah Madrigal, Intercommunity Justice & Peace Center/Cincinnati at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- October 5, 2013: Mahatma Gandhi: What Has He to Teach Us? This program will briefly look at Gandhi’s life and examine what he has to teach us about our search for truth. The presenter is Brennan Hill, author and Theology Professor Emeritus at Xavier University and the venue is the Mt. Notre Dame Spirituality Center, 701 E. Columbia Ave. 10 am – 2 pm. $25 includes lunch. RSVP a must, as soon as possible! Contact: (513) 679-8191.
- October 8, 2013: 4th Annual Six@Six Community Lecture Series (Northern Kentucky University) + Bonuses and “2.0”: Tempest in a Teapot or the Big Bang? Considering the Surprising Consequences of the Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Marriage Cases. The venue is Campbell County Public Library-Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch. Nathan Lennon, JD 2013 is the presenter. All lectures begin at 6 pm and end around 7:30 pm, allowing time for questions and interaction with each speaker at the end of each session. Each lecture is $6. Check out http://sixatsix.nku.edu.
- October 14, 2013: A Tale of Two Futures: How Empowerment Helped One Mayan Girl Beat the Odds featuring Ancelma Ortiz, takes place at Xavier University’s Schiff Family Conference Center, from 7-8:30 pm. Come hear how this young girl who yearned for and got an education in rural Guatemala and broke the cycle of poverty. This event will include panelists from Cooperative for Education, Mayan Families and Mission Partners Guatemala. Open to the public. No RSVP necessary. Questions? Contact Jennifer@coeduc.org, or call (513) 661-7000.
- October 16, 2013: 23rd Annual Westheimer Peace Symposium: Africa’s Blood, Sweat and Tears: Nonviolent Solutions takes place all day, just north of Cincinnati at Wilmington College, (Wilmington, OH), also not far from Dayton. The day begins in the campus’s Heiland Theatre at 10:15 am with Chris Abani, with Stories of Struggle, Stories of Hope: Art, Politics and Human Rights. After lunch, presentations include Preventing Election Violence in Kenya (1:30-2:45 pm with Eden Grace and Diane Randall); the Wilmington College Chorale (Heiland Theatre); film showing: Blood in the Mobile (Heiland Theatre). After dinner, Lisa Shannon presents A Thousand Sisters: My Journey into the Worst Place on Earth to be a Woman, also in the Heiland Theatre, beginning at 7:30 pm. All of the events are free and open to the public. Learn more at (937) 382-6661, ext. 371.
A special follow-up event is on Saturday, October 19 at 10 am in Wilmingon: Run for Congo Women. Registration and run information will be online at http://www2.wilmington.edu/prc/symposium. Contact: (937) 382-6661, ext. 719 to receive information by mail.
- October 20, 2013: World Mission Sunday Mass and Celebration at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish in Liberty Township, Ohio. It starts at 3 pm with a reception to follow with food and entertainment. The Gifts of the Asian Catholic Communities will be the theme. For more information, contact Dr. Mike Gable, Director of the Missions Office/Archdiocese of Cincinnati, (513) 421-3131, ext. 2630 or email his office at email@example.com.
- October 20-26, 2013: CONGO Week, in Cincinnati, is sponsored by Sisters of Charity’s
OPJIC Office, with assistance from the Comboni Missionaries, Jacky Kalubi and many others! Two specific events take place at the Sisters of Charity Motherhouse on Delhi Road, next to the College Mt. St. Joseph. The Week begins on the 20th at 9:30 am with Mass in the Chapel celebrated by Fr. Pat McClouskey, OSF and concelebrants, followed by a short talk on Congo by Ruffino Ezama, MCCJ and a local Congolese seminarian, Deacon Boniface Twaibu. On Tuesday the 22nd, there will be a “Cell Out” for the student community and all others interested to observe! (cell phones off from noon-1 pm!) On Wednesday, October 23rd, Jacky Kalubi, local French teacher at Seven Hills School, originally from DRC, will speak about her native country and the situation there, having just returned from a visit. This will be held in the Rose Room in the Motherhouse at 7 pm. Come learn more about the Democratic Republic of the Congo, its challenges and richness! Congolese snacks will be served! For more information, contact: Rita Wesseling, Congo Committee Chairwoman (Sisters of Charity), at firstname.lastname@example.org; or Debbie Weber, OPJIC Office Coordinator, at email@example.com. Find out more from www.congoweek.org/.
- October 21, 2013: Living an Economics of Compassion: A Biblical Vision for Sustaining Local Alternatives to an Exploitative Economy (part two) takes place at the Schiff Conference Center at Cintas Center, Xavier University, 6:30-9 pm, and will focus on the local movement. The two-parter features Biblical scholar Walter Brueggeman and consultant Peter Block. Sponsored by Bellarmine Chapel and Christ Church Cathedral. For more information, see http://christchurchcincinnati.org/economicsofcompassion. Free, refreshments and off-street parking. Pre-registration is required to Jeff Campbell of Bellarmine Chapel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- October 22, 2013: 4th Annual Six@Six Community Lecture Series (Northern Kentucky University) + Bonuses and “2.0”: Impermanence and the Landpresented by Steven Finke, Associate Professor of Art, Department of Visual Art, NKU. His work integrates forest, sculpture and humans in an aesthetic meditation on impermanence. Join him as he presents a pictorial tour of this site-specific work in a watershed forest of Clermont County, Ohio. The venue is Mercantile Library, downtown Cincinnati. All lectures begin at 6 pm and end around 7:30 pm, allowing time for questions and interaction with each speaker at the end of each session. Each lecture is $6. Check out http://sixatsix.nku.edu.
- November 20, 2013: Solidarity with South Sudan Annual Assembly. From 9-4 pm at the Fratelli. Rome. Find out more from Teresa Dagdag at email@example.com.
- November 1-3, 2013: Call to Action 2013 Conference: Living our Baptismal Callwill take place at the Delta Center in downtown Milwaukee, WI. Through our baptism, we are initiated into a life of Christ, into a community of love that serves as the foundation for everything that we do. This year's conference program will look at the future of our church and explore how we may live out our baptismal call to transform our Catholic community into to a just and inclusive church. Join us for provocative speakers and nourishing worship that will inspire your soul and call you to action in transforming the church. Get more information at www.cta-usa.net/.
- November 1, 2013: 5th Annual William Dyer Lecture: Reclaiming Africa’s Destinyfeatures Remigius Kintu, author, speaker and trade and development consultant. Questions he will ask include: Who owns Africa? Who formulates the policies that affect African life, and what can we do to refine and reclaim Africa’s destiny? Please join us for honest African dialogue and reflection at Busboys and Poets, 1025 5th Street, Northwest, Washington, D.C. at 5:30 pm. The event is free and open to the public. Register at www.afjn.org.
- November 22-24, 2013: Converge on Fort Benning, Georgia! Keep up the pressure to close the School of the Americas (SOA/WHINSEC). 1000s gathered at the gates last year, as they have for many years. There are speakers, music, street theater, workshops and networking with people from across the Americas. The Vigil weekend is your opportunity to connect your communities with those across the hemisphere who are resisting Empire. Lots of activities are part of this weekend. Find out more at http://soaw.org.
- November 1, 2013: OTR College Residency Program (Facilitator) Training will take place at the Peaslee Center, 215 E. 14th St., Cincinnati, OH 45202 at 3:30 pm. Sponsored by the Intercommunity Justice & Peace Center and part of the Dialogue Program, this workshop is geared to college students on facilitation technique, including reflective listening and genuine questions, and is once again looking for a few good facilitators to assist! Contact Nathan at firstname.lastname@example.org call him at (513) 620-4572.
- November 2, 2013: Teen Facilitator Training will take place at the Intercommunity Justice & Peace Center, Peaslee Center, 215 E. 14th St., Cincinnati, OH 45202 from 10 am – 1:30 pm. Lunch will be provided. Here is an opportunity for teens to learn facilitation skills, active listening skills and constructive inquiry skills for IJPC’s Dialogue Program and Public Square. RSVP required. Contact Nathan at email@example.com call him at (513) 620-4572 or (513) 579-8547.
- November 4, 2013: 4th Annual Six@Six Community Lecture Series (Northern Kentucky University) + Bonuses and “2.0”: From Medical Missions to Scientific Research: Stories of Adventures in South and Central America,presented by Ginny Shelley, (student, NKU, BA 2013, biology/chemistry). Over a succession of study abroad trips Shelley has seen a lot of South and Central America. From Puerto Rico to Costa Rico, her studies abroad brought her close to active volcanoes, rainforests, sharks, Aztec ruins, and scorpions. Come to the Baker Hunt Art& Cultural Center in Covington, KY. All lectures begin at 6 pm and end around 7:30 pm, allowing time for questions and interaction with each speaker at the end of each session. Each lecture is $6. Check out http://sixatsix.nku.edu.
- November 8-9, 2013: Amnesty International’s 2013 Midwest Regional Conference: The POWER of US. Come participate in informative workshops, make your voice heard in the governance of Amnesty, and network with like-minded activists! The location is the University of Cincinnati Law School. Contact: (513) 427-2060 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Register at http://amnestyusa.org/events/regional-conference.
- November 13, 2013: George Findley Memorial Lecture: Bishop Joseph Perry will speak on “Father Augustine Tolton: From Slave to Priest to Saint” at 7:30 pm at the Bartlett Pastoral Center of the Athenaeum, 6616 Beechmont Avenue (Cincinnati, OH 45230). Find out more at www.athenaeum.edu.
- November 14, 2013: 4th Annual Six@Six Community Lecture Series (Northern Kentucky University) + Bonuses and “2.0”: The AP at Gettysburg: Capturing What Lincoln Wrote and Saidtakes place in NKU’s Griffin Hall – George and Ellen Rieveschl Digitorium. Valerie Komor, director of the AP Corporate Archives, the Associated Press, “reports” on the AP reporting of Joseph Ignatius Gilbert who covered the Gettysburg Address. Learn how Lincoln came to favor the AP version when making his own copies of the Address. All lectures begin at 6 pm and end around 7:30 pm, allowing time for questions and interaction with each speaker at the end of each session. Each lecture is $6. Check out http://sixatsix.nku.edu.
- December 7-10, 2013: JPIC Training Workshop 2013 will take place in Rome. For more information, contact: Teresa Dagdag at email@example.com.
- December 3, 2013: 4th Annual Six@Six Community Lecture Series (Northern Kentucky University) + Bonuses and “2.0”: Beauty, Body Image and Breaking Barriers takes place at The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County – Main Library. The presenter of this free lecture is Kairee Franzen, NKU senior (exercise, science and dance) who will describe the kind of beauty that is not about body shape but about attitude. She’ll share her research done last Spring at a Newport, KY Boys & Girls Club. All lectures begin at 6 pm and end around 7:30 pm, allowing time for questions and interaction with each speaker at the end of each session. Each lecture is $6. Check out http://sixatsix.nku.edu.
- January 23, 2014: 4th Annual Six@Six Community Lecture Series (Northern Kentucky University) + Bonuses and “2.0”: On the Air: How Radio Media Coverage Shaped the Second World Wartakes place at the Behringer-Crawford Museum with presenter Michael Turney, retired from the Department of Communication, NKU. He’ll share clips from the first announcements of the Pearl Harbor attacks, reporters coming under fire on D-Day and the spontaneous celebrations in American cities on V-J Day. All lectures begin at 6 pm and end around 7:30 pm, allowing time for questions and interaction with each speaker at the end of each session. Each lecture is $6. Check out http://sixatsix.nku.edu.
- February 4, 2014: 4th Annual Six@Six Community Lecture Series (Northern Kentucky University) + Bonuses and “2.0”: Preserving Your Grandmother’s Quilt: Restoration and Care of Antique Quilts (2.0) takes place at the Campbell County Public Library-Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch, presented by Tracy DeBellevue, MA, 2013 (public history). All lectures begin at 6 pm and end around 7:30 pm, allowing time for questions and interaction with each speaker at the end of each session. Each lecture is $6. Check out http://sixatsix.nku.edu.
- February 12, 2014: 4th Annual Six@Six Community Lecture Series (Northern Kentucky University) + Bonuses and “2.0”: Plus One: Prosecuting Domestic Terrorists: The 1995 Oklahoma City Bombing takes place at the Mercantile Library downtown and features Geoffrey Mearns, president, Northern Kentucky University. He was a federal prosecutor, convicting New York mobsters and their henchmen. Later, he was a member of the team that successfully prosecuted Terry Nichols for his role in the worst act of domestic terrorism in American history – in Oklahoma City. He’ll discuss the prosecution and its historical and symbolic significance. All lectures begin at 6 pm and end around 7:30 pm, allowing time for questions and interaction with each speaker at the end of each session. Each lecture is $6. Check out http://sixatsix.nku.edu.
- March 31-April 2, 2014: Canada-Africa Business Summit will be held in Ottawa, Canada. These dates are still tentative. This first ever summit is sponsored by the Canadian Council on Africa. This is an essential resource for Canadian companies doing business on the African continent. Keep abreast at www.ccafrica.ca.
- March 21-24, 2014: 12th Annual Ecumenical Advocacy Days: Jesus Weeps: Resisting Violence, Building Peacewill expose the violence that pervades our culture and world - guided by the image of Jesus weeping over a capital city that turned from the true way of peace (Luke 19: 41-42), and then imagine how to transform it. Through prayer, worship, speakers and advocacy training, we will discover a faith-based vision for national policies that “guide our feet into the path of peace.” The site is the DoubleTree Crystal City Hotel in Arlington, VA, across the Potomac and Washington, D.C. Congressional Lobby Day will be held on the 24th. $195 until February 21. Go to www.advocacydays.org, or for more information, call (202) 543-1126.
- March 5, 2014: 4th Annual Six@Six Community Lecture Series (Northern Kentucky University) + Bonuses and “2.0”: Every Bite a Taste of History: How Food Enriches our Understanding of the World takes place at the Carnegie in Covington, KY. The presenter is Jonathon Reynolds, professor of history, NKU. Is it really possible to learn and understand thousands of years of human history? How about doing it all in about an hour simply from discussing the food we eat. Racing across 10 milennia, Dr. Reynolds will examine technology, gender, crop domestication and long-distance trade as they relate to the world’s rich and diverse history…and food.. All lectures begin at 6 pm and end around 7:30 pm, allowing time for questions and interaction with each speaker at the end of each session. Each lecture is $6. Check out http://sixatsix.nku.edu.
- March 20, 2014: 4th Annual Six@Six Community Lecture Series (Northern Kentucky University) + Bonuses and “2.0”: Ascent: A Cultural History of Cincinnati’s Public Stairways takes place at the Mercantile Library in downtown Cincinnati. The presenter is Andrew Boehringer, senior, anthropology and history (NKU) and Shane Winslow, B.A. 2013 (anthropology, history and integrative studies.) Once a walking city, Cincinnati developed with a network of public stairways that connected neighborhoods and shopping districts. Their work will show how the stairways are an often-overlooked symbol of our city’s hillside identity. Come hear about our pedestrian friendly skeleton. All lectures begin at 6 pm and end around 7:30 pm, allowing time for questions and interaction with each speaker at the end of each session. Each lecture is $6. Check out http://sixatsix.nku.edu.
- April 8, 2014: 4th Annual Six@Six Community Lecture Series (Northern Kentucky University) + Bonuses and “2.0”: Unearthing Bodies, Revealing Memories, Examining Transitional Justice Practices in Contemporary Spain (free lecture)takes place at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Main Library. The presenter is Kajsa Larson, assistant professor of Spanish, Department of World Languages and Literatures, NKU. From 1936-1976, over 70,000 people were executed in Spain by the country’s civil guard. Many were buried and forgotten in mass graves. Spain’s democratic transition followed and has since been lauded as an international model for peaceful change. Nonetheless, citizens have begun demanding answers about the unresolved fate of their kin. Larson will explore how the recuperation of civil war memory is manifested through popular culture, public demonstrations, new government legislation and the grassroots efforts of common citizens. All lectures begin at 6 pm and end around 7:30 pm, allowing time for questions and interaction with each speaker at the end of each session. Each lecture is $6. Check out http://sixatsix.nku.edu.
- April 21, 2014: 4th Annual Six@Six Community Lecture Series (Northern Kentucky University) + Bonuses and “2.0”: At What Price? BP, Oil and the Gulf of Mexico takes place at the Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center, Covington, KY. The presenter is Christina McGee, Senior, History, NKU. The drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, crippled by an explosion, collapsed and sank into the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, marking one of history’s worst oil spills. The fragile ecosystems affected were invaluable. McGee will discuss the damage done to the environment and the subsequent clean up. She will highlight the factors that contributed to the disaster and pose some difficult questions such as: Can we prevent this from recurring? Who is to be held liable? What price are we really willing to pay for oil? All lectures begin at 6 pm and end around 7:30 pm, allowing time for questions and interaction with each speaker at the end of each session. Each lecture is $6. Check out http://sixatsix.nku.edu.
- July 7-10, 2014: 2014 National Migration Conference: In Faith, In Solidarity, In Servicewill be held at the Renaissance Washington D.C. downtown hotel, 999 9th Street, NW. Sponsored by CLINIC and USCCB/MRS, the gathering will bring together 800 participants including representatives from the Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC) and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Migration and Refugee Services networks, government and non-government partner agencies. For church officials, and other interested individuals and organizations. They’ll be renowned speakers and experts on a wide range of migration-related topics. Keep abreast at www.nationalmigrationconference.org.
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