Social Justice/Public Witness Week of 3/18/24

Thursday is a trifecta of opportunities for public witness…

The Cincinnati Interfaith Workers Center is at the forefront of protecting immigrant and labor rights in this region. At the next Community Issues Forum tomorrow at noon at Christ Church Cathedral, 318 E 4th St, Magda Orlander, campaign coordinator for CIWC, will discuss the unique struggles that low wage and immigrant workers face in Greater Cincinnati as well as several recent labor rights cases where workers prevailed against abusive employers. Recent changes in local and federal government that have had a positive impact will also be reviewed. Bring a lunch, buy a Silverglade sandwich for $6.50 or watch on YouTube here.

Then at 3

Right to Be presents Bystander Intervention to Stop Antisemitic Harassment; this 75-minute training will teach you the 5Ds of bystander intervention methodology, created in collaboration with T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights. They’ll start by talking about the forms of antisemitism that the Jewish community faces right now — from microaggressions to violence — using a tool we call the, “Spectrum of Disrespect.” You’ll learn what to look for and the positive impact that bystander intervention has on individuals and communities. Register here.

Finally at 5:30

The Anderson Township Trustees are considering incorporating Sunlite Pool, Marian Spencer’s legacy, into their park system. Tomorrow’s meeting begins at 5:30 at the Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Rd. You do not have to be a resident to attend; strength in numbers is important!


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