Friday, December 31, 2010

Fulbright-mtvU Awards - Explore Music as a Cultural Force for Expression

From UC International:

Fulbright-mtvU Awards – electronic submission deadline is March 1, 2011.
Up to four awards will be available to pursue projects around an aspect of international contemporary or popular music as a cultural force for expression.  Preference will be given to creative projects that are conveyed in a dynamic fashion and are accompanied by a feasible plan.  In addition to presenting unique projects on music as a global force for mutual understanding, applicants must submit a Documentation and Outreach Plan describing how they intend to share their activities with their peers during their Fulbright year abroad through mtvU print, broadcast and/or online mediums. The Documentation and Outreach Plan form must be submitted as part of the Fulbright application.
Please click here to start your application.  

Applicants are encouraged to consider all aspects of the power of music in developing their proposals.  Along with the study of music in a specific cultural context, proposals will be considered in other music-related fields including music and social activism, music in learning, music and the community, and musical performance.

Preference will be given to graduating seniors who meet all host country requirements, including those related to language, affiliation and program start dates.  Please refer to the
Participating Country Summaries for details. Applications for all countries where there is an active U.S. Student Fulbright Program are encouraged.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Join RAPP for MLK Day March


Do you have plans for MLK Day? If not, join RAPP in the 36th annual MLK Day March Downtown, we participate every year!

The march starts at 10:30AM in front of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. At 11:00AM on Fountain Square there is a brief interfaith prayer service, followed by a march to Music Hall.


You can meet us at the Freedom Center or join us for the trip there.

We will be meeting on Clifton Ave in front of the Stratford Heights Buildings @ 9:45AM to take a bus downtown then walk to the Freedom Center. We will provide tokens so that all who ride down with us travel for free. It is important that you are there on time so that you don't miss the bus!

We anticipate arriving around 10:15-10:20AM.


After the march, we will provide tokens and information to return home. You are also welcome to stay for the MLK Commemorative Celebration that takes place in Music Hall at 12PM.

Please come warmly dressed because most likely it will be cold!

Check out more information on the organizers of MLK Day.

If you are going to meet us down there and are taking the METRO, you can go here and it will create a "Trip Plan" for you.

Questions/concerns?: Email Kinsey or call 513-556-5251.

Sigma Week 2011 Schedule Announced - Events Jan 3rd-8th!

The UC chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., is hosting its annual Sigma Week with daily events January 3rd-9th.

Come join the Brothers of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. Lambda Theta Chapter as we celebrate 96 years of Brotherhood, Scholarship and Service. January 3rd-8th, everyday will be an event providing for our community. Start 2011 off right with relaxation, fun and the ever so amazing BLU JUICE!!


Monday, Jan. 3rd
"Day Dream"
Movie Night: Inception and Breakfast
6:14 pm AACRC

Tuesday, Jan. 4th
"Wet Dream"
Cuffing Season: Are you being cuffed?
Place and Time to be specified.

Wednesday, Jan. 5th
"Fantasy"
Cater 2 U - Ladies Only
7:14 pm German Culture Center

Thursday, Jan. 6th
"Nightmare"
N*gg@s Ain't Sh%t
6:14 pm AACRC
Friday, Jan. 7th
"Sleep Walking"
Stroll Off
12:00 pm TUC

Saturday, Jan 8th
BE PREPARED!!!!!!

For more details, check out the Facebook event for the week.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

UC Students Coordinating Involvement in "Defend Ohio" Rally

Received via Facebook:

Students and community members from all over Ohio are planning a rally in Columbus on Saturday, January 8th. 

UC students are meeting on Tuesday, January 4th, to network, discuss logistics, coordinate transportation and more.  The planning meeting takes place 8-9PM in 619 Swift hall.   The organizers ask, "If you, or someone you know, is looking for more information about the rally, attend this meeting and we can help you!"

For more information on the rally, check the Facebook event.  The rally is being coordinated by a group called Defend Ohio (more information here).


The Cornel West Theory @ Columbus State Community College - Jan 11th!

Join Columbus State Community College as the 2011 MLK Celebration continues with a FREE concert! First, an opening from renowned percussionist Steve "Paco" Grier followed by Latin-inspired jazz from the Masala Trio. Then a full live performance from the the Cornel West theory!

The Cornel West theory is a Washington, D.C. based hip-hop band. With the blessing of Dr. Cornel West, the Princeton University professor and renowned author, the band takes its name from his prolific writings and philosophies that have shaped contemporary thought throughout the world. Their sound, filled with drums, bass, piano, and electronic sounds, contains elements of all great music – from home grown Go-Go to jazz to rock to hip-hop. The band's purpose is to speak the truth to the masses, while communicating to young and old alike.

Stay tuned at the Facebook Event page for more details. THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Info: 614.287.2426, diversity@cscc.edu

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

UC President's Year-End Message

Via the UC Staff listserv:
Happy New Year! As 2011 draws near, I want to extend to each and every member of our UC family my heartfelt best wishes for a great new year. I hope you are enjoying the holiday season. Looking back on the year that is coming to a close, we have had many reasons to celebrate the University of Cincinnati's achievements. Our entire UC community shares in this success, and I want you to know how thankful I am for your dedication to and support of our university. Together, we truly have accomplished a banner year for UC.


Let me highlight just a handful of our key successes in 2010:

• The largest enrollment in UC history with over 41,350 students arriving in fall quarter.

• Launching our new strategic plan, UC2019 – Accelerating Our Transformation.

• Record-breaking total research funding at more than $443 million, an increase of 17 percent over last year.

• Gaining recognition as one of the world's most beautiful college campuses. Forbes said: "Architecture students at UC need only step outside the classroom to observe some of the more cunning modern architecture of their day."

• Ranking among the top 200 World Universities, according to The Times Higher Education magazine in London.

• Formation of the new UC Health system.

• Launching of the student-led Proudly Pennies campaign and the "1819" alumni giving effort, as well as reaching the $715-million mark in our $1 billion Proudly Cincinnati Campaign.

• Doubling the number of start-up companies sparked by UC researchers, thanks to changes in state law.

• Being part of four of the five Centers of Excellence named so far by the state of Ohio and the Ohio Board of Regents and being a partner in the "Consumer Marketing" Hub of Innovation and Opportunity announced by the state of Ohio.

• Big East Player of the Year honors for volleyball player Stephanie Niemer and Big East Coach of the Year honors for volleyball head coach Reed Sunahara, as the Bearcats captured the regular season championship trophy and competed in the NCAA volleyball championship.

• Completion of Phase 1 of the Sheakley Athletics Complex and indoor practice facility.

This list reminds me of the tremendous milestones we have reached in just 12 months. I am truly proud of the University of Cincinnati – our students, faculty, staff, alumni and supporters. I hope you share that pride, and I look forward to many more strides for our university in the year ahead.

Wishing you all the best for 2011!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Commitment Cincinnati Casting Call


The Greater Cincinnati Commitment is a group of organizations working to eliminate racism, prejudice and stereotypes in Cincinnati.

Commitment Cincinnati is looking for individuals who are interested in participating in a small part of a short film they are producing. 

They are looking to film on January 10.  

If you are interested in being in the film, or would like more information about it, contact Sarah Weiss at: 

Monday, December 20, 2010

UC Diversity Conference Call for Proposals - Due Jan 17th!

On Wednesday, April 20, 2011, UC will host its 3rd Annual Diversity Conference

The theme for this year's conference is Diversity & Inclusion: Accelerating the Transformation

The conference is designed to highlight pedagogy, experiential knowledge and innovative practices that encourage individuals and organizations to build vibrant, diverse and inclusive environments. 

In order to make this event a great community collaboration, we are seeking thought-provoking workshop presentations.  The deadline for proposal submissions is Monday, January 17, 2011.  Click here to download a PDF proposal form.

Jamie R presented with Rebecca L as a student at the 1st Annual Diversity Conference.

Joan Herschede Scholarship Applications Available - Due Dec 22nd!

The Joan R. Herschede Profiles in Courage Scholarship honors the legacy of Mrs. Herschede, the first female Board of Director at Fifth Third Bank and her philanthropic commitment to the Cincinnati community.

In the spirit of giving back and empowering women, Fifth Third is pleased to establish this scholarship in recognition of our friend and supporter.

The recipient of the Joan R. Herschede Profiles in Courage Scholarship will be an African-American female student from the University of Cincinnati. In addition to demonstrating a financial need, the scholarship recipient will be an example of a Profile in Courage in her own right, someone who has overcome challenges and met them head on and won.

Finally, the student should be in good standing and have a minimum grade point average of 3.0. Applications are due Wednesday, December 22, 2010.

Applications can be returned to the Office of Ethnic Programs & Services or to the African American Cultural & Resource Center.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Annie Fitzgerald Award

The UC Center for Community Engagement is seeking students to apply for the Annie Fitzgerald Award for Leadership and Service for next year. The award is given out yearly to three UC undergraduate students who possess a deep passion for community engagement. Students must be currently participating in community service, service learning or other areas of engagement in their community.

The Award Amounts are:
$2,000 - One first place winner
$1,000 - Two second place winners

Student Requirements/Eligibility:

  • Enrolled at the University of Cincinnati (full-time)
  • Undergraduates only 
  • All majors are encouraged to apply
  • Scholarship will be awarded within Academic Year 2011 and can be applied to Fall 2010, Winter 2010, or Spring 2010 quarter payments.
Application Process:
Please submit the following to the Center for Community Engagement:

  • Essay: Write an essay no more than 1000 words about your community involvement this year.  Consider the following questions:
    • Why is it important to volunteer or give back to your community?
    • What made you interested in community service and/or service learning?
    • What does your community mean to you?
    • Have you showed leadership or initiative in a service project or organization?
  • Two letters of recommendation or reference  
  • Resume  
Applications will be accepted December 13, 2010 - January 21, 2011

 Email or drop off your application at the Center for Community Engagement office - 2639 Clifton Avenue, Startford Heights, Building # 19 - by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 21, 2011. 


Applicants will be alerted of their scholarship application status by March 25, 2011.
Questions or comments regarding the scholarship? Please contact AnnieFitzgeraldAward@gmail.com

Thursday, December 16, 2010

UC International Seeking Exchange Student Buddies!


Exchange Student Buddy Program

We are looking for friendly UC students to pair up with our incoming international exchange students next quarter.  UC International will be hosting students from the United Kingdom, Brazil, Mexico, Australia, France, and Norway.  

We’d like to have a buddy for each student.  Buddies help the students get used to the University and our culture, along with participating in various events with the exchange students.  

Our first event will be Tuesday, January 4, at 6PM, so please make yourself available if you’d like to join.  If you’re interested in the Buddy Program contact Ryan Meyer at 513-556-0395 or ryan.meyer@uc.edu.  Please include your major, year in the program, and any cultural preferences you have.


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

C-Ring Award Nominations Now Open! - Due Feb 18th

From the UC Women's Center:

C-Ring Application Process

C-Ring 2011 Nominations are currently open!

The C-Ring Award honors a graduating senior woman who has demonstrated advocacy for women and/or girls, a commitment to the betterment of our campus and community and a minimum 3.4 cumulative GPA during her years at the university. Undergraduate senior women who will graduate between August 2010 and June 2011 and meet these initial criteria are urged to ask a UC faculty, staff or alumnus to nominate them for this prestigious award.   UC faculty, staff and alumnus are encouraged to nominate outstanding senior women from their college. 

The nomination form is available below!
The deadline for nominations is Friday, February 18, 2011 by 5:00 pm.  For additional information please contact Ann Brown in the Women's Center at 513-556-4401.

RAPP XXIV member Katy Meyer was a 2010 C-Ring Finalist! (Shown 4th from right)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Introducing the Social Justice League!

The Social Justice League is off to a great start!

In its inaugural year, the Social Justice League has over a dozen members spread across several learning tracks:

Brice M - RAPP XXV, RAPPORT Peer Leader
DeVorah Y - RAPP XXIV, RAPPORT PL & Only hybrid
Fatima T - RAPP XXV, RAPPORT Only
Jojo A - RAPP XXIV, RAPPORT Peer Leader
Kimmins S - RAPP XXIII, RAPP Intern
Lauren F - RAPP XXV, RAPPORT Only
Maggie Y - RAPP XXV, RAPPORT Only
Marjorie B - RAPP XXV, RAPPORT Peer Leader
Meagan L - RAPP XXV, RAPPORT Only
Rachel B - RAPP XXV, RAPPORT Peer Leader
Robert F - RAPP XXV, RAPPORT Only
Tyler T - RAPP XXV, RAPPORT Only
Wil P - RAPP XXV, RAPPORT Only

The League has gotten off to a great start with record participation in RAPPORT meetings & workshops as well as outstanding work on the part of our peer leaders.  Our team is poised to be "superheroes of social justice" as they complete their path to being RAPP Certified Social Justice Peer Educators.  Wish them well as they continue their journeys over the next two quarters!

Several SJL members are shown in this picture of the RAPP facilitation team!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Shades of You Annual Prom Dress Bazaar

The women of Shades of You welcome you to volunteer for our annual community service event of the year. Our Prom Dress Bazaar is an opportunity for young ladies to receive a prom dress that they otherwise may not have been able to afford. This event will take place during spring quarter 2011 with the theme of “Old Hollywood”. We need volunteers to help collect dresses, and set-up on the day of the event. Your help is not only greatly appreciated but also imperative to the success of this bizarre.

Over winter break we ask that you dig out those old prom/homecoming dresses and ask friends and family to do the same. Then bring them back to campus when classes resume for donation to our wonderful event. Dresses can be dropped off at the Women’s Center (5th floor of Steger Student Life Center) or in the African American Cultural and Resource Center (AACRC), or with Fevean Keflom (614.940.2046, keflomfn@mail.uc.edu) or Brittnay Cummins (513.254.6225, cumminby@mail.uc.edu).

For those of you interested in getting involved in one of the ways mentioned above, or in any other way please contact Brittnay Cummins or Fevean Kelfom. Thank you so much for all of your help, we are really excited about the Prom Dress Bazaar and hope to make a difference in the lives of young women in the Cincinnati Public School system. Make sure your apart of something this great!!




Sunday, December 12, 2010

RAPP Connections with LeaderShape

The University Honors Program annually hosts the prestigious LeaderShape leadership training institute.  LeaderShape's mission is "to transform the world by increasing the number of people who lead with integrityTM and a healthy disregard for the impossible."

This year's institute is being held December 11th through 16th at Higher Ground (also home to annual Honors Retreats, Camp Bearcats, and at least one RAPP retreat in the past).

Many RAPPers throughout the years have participated in LeaderShape at UC. 

While I was a UC student in the late 1990s I participated in LeaderShape.  There I met RAPP XIV member Moksha Southall while she was a student leader at the institute and a RAPPmate of hers participated in
LeaderShape as well that year.  I'm sure many others went through during those years as well!

Last year, RAPP XXV member Tyler T participated. 

This year, RAPP XXVI members Allison F, Matt M, Sara K are participating.  I have the honor of working with group as a cluster facilitator.

LeaderShape is a very intensive institute - please send positive thoughts the group's way!

Alumni Association LGBTQ Alumni & Friends Group

From the UC Alumni Association:

LGBTQ Alumni and Friends


The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Alumni and Friends group was created in 2010 to provide support and resources to the University of Cincinnati LGBTQ community. Alumni, faculty, students and staff serve as representatives. Our goal is to foster connections among LGBTQ alumni and create a sustainable link back to their alma mater through programs, events, and activities. As part of our mission we will raise funds for LGBTQ related student scholarships.
We are presently seeking alumni to serve as members of our initial steering committee with several members eventually joining the group's first alumni board. We are always seeking to update LGBTQ alumni contact information to our database. Please send your updates to Robin Selzer.

If you are an LGBTQ alumni or friend and interested in getting in touch or involved, please contact: Becca Hammond or Joel Chanvisanuruk.

If you would like to make a tax deductible contribution to the LGBTQ Discretionary Fund to support LGBTQ outreach and activities, please click here.

Click here to join the University of Cincinnati LGBTQ Alumni and Friends Facebook group.

Click here to join the University of Cincinnati LGBTQ Alumni and Friends Linked In group.

To visit UC's LGBTQ website, click here.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Congratulations to RAPP XXIII Graduate Eddie Cancel!

RAPP XXIII graduate Eduardo Cancel was highlighted in UC News for his successful though challenging UC journey:


UC Graduate Takes a Sudden Turn on His Path to Commencement

Eduardo Cancel says a sudden detour on his academic pathway is making him appreciate his upcoming graduation even more.

Date: 12/6/2010
By: Dawn Fuller
Phone: (513) 556-1823
Photos By: Lisa Ventre

University of Cincinnati graduate Eduardo Cancel of Cleveland says as soon as he passed his mechanics II exam last month, he ran straight to the UC Bookstore to pick up his cap and gown for Commencement. The 24-year-old has taken some twists and turns on the pathway to this milestone, and he credits the support of the Darwin T. Turner Scholars program for helping him get there.
Eduardo Cancel
Eduardo Cancel

Six-and-a-half years ago when Cancel first entered UC, he had graduated from high school with a GPA that was higher than 4.0 and was awarded full scholarship tuition to UC through the Darwin T. Turner Scholars program and Cincinnatus Scholarship program. A UC student with a proud Latino heritage, he says he was following the footsteps of his father when he started out majoring in mechanical engineering.
Then, he hit a bump. After starting out on the dean’s list, he says he started struggling academically, and that struggle hit this high-achiever hard. “I didn’t think that college would be that tough, because academics had always come so easy for me,” he says. “I began to question myself and ask myself if I was really smart. I was disappointed in myself, and I was worried about disappointing my family.”

That’s when he says he turned to the coordinators in his scholarship program for both moral and academic support. “I told them, they weren’t just my scholarship program, they were my therapists,” he says. “That whole family environment got me through it.”

He switched his field of study from mechanical engineering to civil engineering, adding he was interested in the environmental aspects of the major. But after four-and-a-half years at UC including working co-op, he switched his major in what would have been his senior year in engineering. “I realized it just wasn’t the right field for me. Everyone told me to just go ahead and finish it out, and I said, ‘This was not the right fit for me.’”

He says he discovered a field of study that was more to his interest, the industrial management program in the College of Business. It’s an engineering-based program for technically-oriented students who share their first two years of study with students in engineering. The bachelor of science in industrial management is called one of the few undergraduate programs of its kind in the nation.

Cancel adds that during his time at UC, he also fell in love with the city of Cincinnati, and he has interviewed with some Tristate companies. He says he emphasizes in interviews that he is bilingual in both English and Spanish, thanks to his family heritage.

It took him two more years to get to graduation this December, but he says it was worth it. “You can always look back and say, ‘I should have done this sooner.’ But I know that what I learned and what I went through is going to make me appreciate graduation that much more.

“Even if it is only five seconds to walk across that stage at Commencement, I’ll savor every one of those seconds. It took a lot for me to get to this moment.”

Darwin T. Turner Scholars Program
UC Commencement Information

Friday, December 10, 2010

Clifton Cultural Arts Center Second Sunday Family Showtime - Dec 12th!

From the Cincinnati Public Allies Listserv:

The Clifton Cultural Arts Center is hosting their December Second Sunday Family Showtime Performance on Sunday, December 12th at 2PM.  

This month we have Holiday Punch Variety Show a warm and cheerful holiday show by The Frisch Marionette Company.  Immediately following the show, join us for the unveiling of Three Wreaths in the lobby. 

Holiday Punch Variety Show, by Kevin Frisch presented by The Frisch Marionette Company    

The Frisch Marionette Company brings a traditional style of 19th-century European puppetry to CCAC with this warm and cheerful holiday show. Working primarily with marionettes (each one hand carved with custom-tailored costumes), the Frisch Marionette company strives to bring one of the great old-world arts to young, contemporary imaginations.  

 

Thursday, December 9, 2010

UC LEAD Winter Quarter Class

Have you started to schedule your classes for Winter Quarter? Are you interested in learning more about leadership? Do you want to receive credit hours for it? As previously mentioned, we would like to remind you to register for UC LEAD, a distinguished, dynamic and interactive leadership program, where ALL students welcome!

UC LEAD is a distinguished leadership program taught by seasoned team members from the UC Office of Student Activities and Leadership Development.  


This course will allow you to learn more about yourself and to develop as a leader who can be respected and trusted in your organization, workplace and community. 

Participants will learn how to lead themselves through the exploration of leadership theories, motivational styles and skill building. Students also learn how to "Lead Others" by learning group dynamics cultural competence and the art of leading others.


The UC LEAD course is a 400-level class in which students earn 3-credit hours.  Register TODAY!

To register, go to the UC scheduling website, and enter the information below. Be sure to type in "UC LEAD" in the Keyword box.

Course Number:  18 CNSL 403
Call Number:  802571
Class Meeting Time:  Wednesdays from 3:00 – 4:50 PM

Who's Who 2011 Nominations Available - Due Jan 31st!


Student Activities and Leadership Development is currently accepting applications for 2011 Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.  Who’s Who is a national recognition program which honors outstanding students for their academic, leadership and community achievements.

In order to be eligible for selection, students must complete a Personal Profile Questionnaire, have a University staff or faculty member complete a Nominee Recommendation form and be expecting to receive a Bachelor or Graduate level degree by December 2011.  Please consider nominating a graduating undergraduate or graduate student for recognition.  Students can also nominate themselves so feel free to circulate this email to your graduating students.

Hard copies of the application are available in the Student Activities and Leadership Development Office located in 455 Steger Student Life Center as well as in electronic format at www.uc.edu/sald.  The application deadline is January 31, 2011.

Please feel free to contact Dr. Stacy Downing with any questions at stacy.downing@uc.edu or 556-6115.

Bearcat Bands Fall Marching Band Concert - Dec 9th!

The UC Bearcat Bands present their Fall Marching Band Concert tomorrow, Thursday, December 9th!

The concert begins at 7:30PM in Corbett Hall in CCM.

It is free and open to the public!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Applications Available for "The Dream Continues" Grant - Due Dec 15th!

From UC HealthNews:

UC Employees: Apply Now for 2011 'The Dream Continues' Grant

CINCINNATIApplications are now being accepted for the 2011 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. "The Dream Continues" grant.

This granting program recognizes individuals who best exemplify King's dream and commitment to our society. All University of Cincinnati (UC) and UC Health University Hospital employees are eligible to apply.

Three $1,000 awards will be granted and winners will be selected by the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Committee. Self or third-party nominations are accepted.

Grants will be presented at the 39th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Celebration on Friday, Jan. 14, 2011.

Download the application and grant-selection criteria (PDF). 

Applications must be received no later than Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010, and should be delivered or faxed to:
Joyce Kinley
Chair, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Committee
UC Health University Hospital, Room 1250
234 Goodman Street
Cincinnati, OH  45219
Fax: (513) 584-3755

Questions should be directed to Joyce Kinley at joyce.kinley@uchealth.com.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Challenges of the Rescuers and Rescued - Dec 7th!

From the Public Allies Cincinnati listserv:



Challenges of the Rescuers and Rescued
Featuring Stanlee Stahl and a Special Presentation to Local Rescuer,
Anne-Willem Meijer

Tuesday, December 7, 2010
 Rockwern Academy
(8401 Montgomery Rd., Cincinnati, OH, Entrance on Sturbridge)
7:30 p.m. Public Presentation by Stanlee Stahl

Stanlee Stahl is the executive vice president of the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous (JRF) in New York, New York. Ms. Stahl, a renowned expert on Holocaust rescue, will detail the work of the men and woman who risked their lives, as well as the lives of their families, to rescue, save and hide Jews during the Holocaust.  Her organization provides an average of $100 per month to rescuers who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust. Last year the organization helped about 1,100 gentiles – mostly Christians and some Muslims – in 23 countries. At its height, the group was sending aid to 1,800 rescuers in 33 countries.

As a teenage boy, Anne-Willem Meijer risked his life during World War II, delivering ration books for resistance leader Corrie ten Boom to aid Jews in hiding. The Meijer family also hid Jews inside their own home. Meet Anne-Willem and learn more about his family’s courageous actions.

This event is free and open to the public.  Space is limited, please contact Francie Donohue at 513.487.3055 or fdonohue@holocaustandhumanity.org to make a reservation.

ACLU of Ohio hosts Stop on the ACLU Freedom Tour - Dec 6th!


ACLU of Ohio will be hosting a discussion at the Urban League of Cincinnati on December 6th at 6:30pm on Criminal Justice Reform. Ohio’s current prison system employs policies that increase cost, reduce safety and contribute to racial disparities. Prison officials, judges and community advocates are calling for reform to lessen the number of people sentenced and to support those who leave prison. Come, learn and take action!

Links to recently published reports Reform Cannot Wait and  In For A Penny which might be of interest to you. 

If you have any questions,  please feel free to call:
Hosana Tekie
ACLU of Ohio
Field Organizer
614.586.1959

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Communities United for Action Conference - Saturday, Dec. 4!

From Communities United for Action of Cincinnati:

Communities United for Action invites you to our annual congress, 
Growing Power: Green Jobs, Youth, and the Economy


The congress features several keynote speakers including incoming Hamilton County Commissioner Chris Monzel, State Representative Dale Mallory, Green Jobs Coordinator for Cincinnati State Ann Gunkel, and Clint Johnson, the Community Services Director for Community Action Agency.

When: Saturday, December 4th at 8:30am (a continental breakfast will be served)
Where: 735 Derby Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45232
            St. Bernard Church Annex in Spring Grove Village