Social Justice/Public Witness newsletter: Earth Day edition — Week of 4/16/23

Monday at 1:00 PM

Communities Against Gun Violence will hold an Action Team Meeting at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 1809 Rutland Avenue in Norwood. There will be a potluck at 1 followed by the meeting at 2; featuring Reverend Chris Slane and local rock stars working on gun violence prevention who will discuss new ideas that are working to create safer communities. Co-sponsored by Ohio Ending Gun Violence and Amnesty International.

Tuesday at 9:30 AM

Attend the opening of Melrose Place, an initiative of GHN Cincinnati to provide affordable supportive housing at 835 Oak Street – corner of Oak and Melrose in Walnut Hills.

Then at 7 pm

GAPP (Greater Anderson Promotes Peace) and Anderson Churches for Racial Unity will host a virtual Over-the-Rhine People’s Movement Tour via Zoom to continue their exploration of homelessness, displacement and gentrification with The Greater Cincinnati Coalition for the Homeless; register at (or tour in person Saturday, April 29, 10 to noon; register at More information at

Thursday at noon

AIR will host another in their series of lunch and learns, featuring an update on Cincinnati Public Schools, at Christ Church Cathedral, 318 E 4th St. Bring lunch or purchase one on-site.

Friday from noon to 6

Oak Park in Wyoming will hold an Upcycle Day; six partners including Matthew 25 Ministries, Goodwill and Restore will upcycle consumer electronics, paint (cans that haven’t been opened; no oil paint or stain), tires, virtually any type of clothing, furniture, toys and housewares, hand/power tools, building materials in good condition, and all battery types. See the Facebook post to Social Justice Action Team by Carol Womeldorf here


The Greater Cincinnati Earth Day festival will take place at Summit Park Saturday; a calendar of Great Parks Earth Day events is here


Please block out the weekend of the 29th for activities associated with the visit of Dr. Katherine Morn, President of Unitarian Universalist Service Committee; it will include a potluck dinner at St. John’s Saturday beginning at 6 sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Council of Greater Cincinnati, as well as an all-UU celebration at First beginning at 10:30 (not 10 am) on the 30th.

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