Social Justice/Public Witness calendar week of 10/2/23

Wednesday at 10

You can bear witness at the hearing in Columbus to abolish the death penalty (HB 259). Let’s help Ignite Peace pack hearing room 313 in the Ohio Statehouse! To join the Cincinnati carpool meet at the Kenwood Mall parking lot in front of Dillards. The caravan will leave at 7:45 AM. You can RSVP and volunteer to drive here.

Thursday at 10

Carole Womeldorf will host an on-line discussion, Housing Our Future:  Black Homeownership – An Update. Contact Carole to participate.

Also Thursday at 7

Last chance to get tickets for Thursday night’s lecture at 7 to hear Isabel Wilkerson, Pulitizer Prize-winning author of The Warmth of Other Suns. Chronicling one of the greatest untold stories of American history, she writes of the decades-long migration of millions of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities in search of a better life. Tickets for the balcony are $5 at the P&G Hall in the Aronoff Center; you can purchase a copy on-site for the book signing following. More information here.

Saturday at 1

St. John’s UU will host Community Peace Builders’ Network (CPBN) and Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) Cincinnati for a screening and discussion of the community violence intervention documentary: The Interrupters (2011). Witness unforgettable profiles in courage as three violence interventionists, former street criminals in Chicago, work to build relationships with those closest to the line of fire to heal their communities. As they speak honestly and compassionately to stop the cycles of violence, they reveal their own inspired journeys of struggle and redemption. You can learn more about the documentary at

Friday at noon

Friday at noon and the following two Fridays (10/13 and 10/20), you can participate in Race and Racism in Cincinnati: a 3-part docuseries presented by Ignite Peace. This series features three separate hour-long videos that each tackle a different time span, starting from Cincinnati’s birth and bringing us to the present day. Each viewing will be followed by a discussion session.Tickets are $15 and can be purchased here.

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