Social Justice/Public Witness calendar week of 3/24/24

Thursday at 6

Community Shares is looking for prospective board members; the Zoom meeting tomorrow to look at roles and responsibilities begins at 6 and can be accessed by contacting Executive Director, T. Duane Gordon. If you have prior board experience in organizations like the ones Community Shares supports, consider this opportunity to put faith into action!

Trans Town Hall Thursday 6-8 at Radio Artifact, 1660 Blue Rock St, Northside. 

This town hall, featuring Cathy Allison of the Trans Advocacy Council and Carson Hartlage of TransOhio, will be an overview of the state of trans rights in Ohio right now, where the community is aiming to go, and how we are all going to get there. The intended audience is trans folks and LGBQIA+ allies to gather information, access resources, and find ways to make Cincinnati a more inclusive community. Find the Facebook Event page here.

Friday at noon

Way of the Cross has been moved to the American Queen Paddle Wheel across from Great American Ball Park, 100 Joe Nuxhall Way, at noon Friday with a .5 mile walk to Smale Riverfront Park. More information here.

Next Thursday, April 4th at 8:00 p.m.

Join an intimate conversation with former Bernie Sanders staffer and UU Katie Thomas Carol, Esq: entitled “Keep Calling And Writing: How the Climate Justice Movement Affects Federal Legislation.” Drawing from almost a decade of experience on Capitol Hill working on energy and environmental policy and legislation, Katie will speak in her personal capacity about the power UUs have to help drive the progressive agenda. Katie will pull from examples of her work for the U.S. House of Representatives Oversight Subcommittee on the Environment for Rep. Ro Khanna (CA). RSVP here.

Saturday 4/6 at 10AM

Walk to End Violence will begin at 10 am Saturday, 4/6 at CCPA (Cincinnati College Preparatory Academy), 1425 Linn St with coffee and donuts available beginning at 9. Walk in honor of those affected by gun violence. More info at https://www.eventcreate.come/walkcincinnati

On Thursday, May 2

On Thursday, May 2, Green Umbrella presents Sustainability Summit: From Vision to Action at the Duke Energy Convention Center. Keynote speaker will be Jacqui Patterson, Founder and Executive Director of the Chisholm Energy Project. More info at

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. The true neighbor will risk his position, his prestige, and even his life for the welfare of others.”

MLK, Letters from Birmingham Jail, April 16, 1963 (almost two years prior to the march on Edmund Pettus Bridge; Boston UU minister and Southern Christian Leadership Conference member Reverend James Reeb died from injuries sustained after a beating prior to the march and Viola Liuzzo, a member of First UU Detroit, was killed after the march while ferrying marchers to the bus station and airport)