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Comboni Events Calendar
The following listings are provided by the North American Province of the Comboni Missionaries.
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JUNE

INTERNATIONAL

  • June 5-9, 2017: The OCEAN Conference: Our Oceans, Our Future, Partnering for the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14sponsored by the United Nations, will take place in New York. Preparatory meetings will be held leading up to this solutions-focused event for state members of the U.N., specialized groups and stakeholders. Visit the "Ocean Action Hub" and get all the information, here.
  • June 5-12, 2017: 2017 Week of Action Against Gun Violence, put on by IANSA, just a year before the 2018 Third Review Conference (RevCon3) on the U.N. Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All its Aspects (PoA). The aim is to effectively persuade governments to do more on this topic when they gather in June 2018. There are many suggested activities for this week. See what occurred last year, here.
  • June 13, 2017: Bread for the World Lobby Day in Washington, D.C. Stay tuned. Click here.
  • June 14-July 7, 2017: Negotiating Conference to Ban Nuclear Weapons (Part 2) will be held at the United Nations in New York City. On October 27, 2016, the member states of the United Nations decided to launch negotiations of a new treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons in 2017. All governments, international organisations and civil society are invited to participate in these historic negotiations. Click here.

NATIONAL

  • June 1, 2017: Webinar: How Can Society Better Address the Risks of Climate Change? The webinar is from 1:15-2:45 pm EST and brought to you from the Security and Sustainability Forum. Learn from six expert panelists who will explore why workforces need to better understand the relationships between environmental, social and business factors. Contact: esaltzberg@securityandsustainabilityforum.org
  • June 2, 2017: Wear Orange - National Gun Violence Awareness Day. The Wear Orange Campaign is a chance to show support for a future free from gun violence by actions as simple as wearing orange to as large as organizing concerts and lighting up buildings in the color orange. Contact: http://wearoange.org.
  • June 5-7, 2017: Urban Immersion: Encountering the Dimensions of Nonviolent Transformationwill take place in Chicago, Illinois. This is the Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM), Peace Committee and Mission Committee's third immersion trip, where local leaders and religious leaders will guide the group with insightful social analysis, encounters and drawing on the dimensions of active nonviolence to both understand and envision social transformation. For more information,contact Eli McCarthy, CMSM at emccarthy@cmsm.org, or call him at (301) 588-4030. Space is limited to 12-15 people.
  • June 17, 2017: Women's March to Ban the Bomb! In New York City! Supporting the U.N. negotiations to adopt a treaty to ban nuclear weapons. Learn more, here.

GREATER CINCINNATI AREA

  • June 1, 2017: Cincinnati Forum: How Do We Protect the Environment, Today? will take place in the United Way Building, Convening Room, 2400 Reading Road (Cincinnati, OH 45219). The time is 6-8 pm. Invited speakers include Jacqui Patterson, Director of Environmental and Climate Justice Program, NAACP; Commissioner Denise Driehaus, Hamilton County; Nachy Kanfer, Deputy Director of Beyond Coal Campaign, Sierra Club; and Dr. Adrian Parr, Professor of Environmental Politics, Political Philosophy and Cultural Criticism, University of Cincinnati. Contact: Cheryl Johncox, Dirty Fuels Organizer, Sierra Club, (740) 360-0420 or email cheryl.johncox@sierraclub.org.
  • June 1-August 20, 2017: Mandela: The Journey to Ubuntu is a current exhibit showing at the National Underground Freedom Center in downtown Cincinnati. The address is 50 East Freedom Way (45202) and the exhibit is located in the Skirball Gallery on the third floor of the center. Admission is $5 with general admission. This outstanding collection commemorates the life and legacy of former South African President Nelson Mandela through photography by Matthew Willman as he revisited many of the locations that had played an important role in South Africa's route to racial equality, and Mandela's personal fight for freedom. Sites include Mvezo Village, Johannesburg, Pretoria and Robben Island,. The exhibit will feature artifacts from Mandela's life on loan from the Nelson Mandela Foundation. Find out more at www.freedomcenter.org. 
  • June 9, 2017: Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit will again take place at Xavier University (Cincinnati). It will explore new and promising areas of environmental sustainability, while also taking a deeper look at the issue of equity. We'll explore why equity is often overlooked in the discussion around sustainability, and the ways in which new economic opportunities can be pursued that are both socially and environmentally just. The keynote speaker will be Van Jones, a leader  in building equitable green economies. He'll link the economy, environment and social justice notably through initiatives he has founded such as The Dream CorpsGreen for All and Rebuild the Dream. Breakout sessions where attendees can dive deeper into issues include topics such as energy conservation, water quality, local food access, outdoor recreation, sustainable business supply chains and waste reduction Find out more from the Summit website.
  • June 14, 2017: Meeting of the Bullying and Harassment Committee of the Immigrant Dignity Coalition meets at @ 5:30-6:30 pm at the Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center, 215 E 14th Street, 2nd floor, Cincinnati, OH 45202. RSVP/Info: alva.s@pg.com.
  • June 20, 2017: The Immigrant Dignity Coalitions’ Rapid Response Team Training will take place @ 7:00 pm at St. John's Unitarian Universalist Church, 320 Resor Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220. To RSVP/more info: adicken88@gmail.com.
  • June 23, 2017: Sacred Heart Mass & Luncheon is primarily for the local Comboni Missionaries' friends and pastors who have been invited to celebrate the Feast of the Sacred Heart at the Comboni Mission Center in Anderson Township. Contact: (513) 474-4997.
  • June 25-30, 2017: Rooted in the Vine (RITV) Immersion Experience for Youth will take place in inner-Cincinnati for high school youth. It infuses Catholic social teaching with hands-on service to those in need in a prayerful way. $200 when you register by May 12; late registration is $225. Youth will stay at St. Vincent de Paul's Liz Carter Outreach Center located in the West End community of Cincinnati. Drivers and chaperones will be provided. Find out more about financial aid at (513) 562-8841, and for general information, call the Office of Catholic Social Action or Office for Youth Evangelization and Discipleship at the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, (513) 421-3131.
  • June 26, 2017: Losing an Enemy: Obama, Iran and the Triumph of Diplomacy is a presentation by Trita Parsi, founder and president of the National Iranian American Council and an expert on U.S.-Iranian relations, Iranian foreign politics and the geopolitics of the Middle East. The event is co-sponsored by the European American Chamber of Commerce, the Foreign Policy Leadership Council, the Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council and Xavier University's Brueggeman Center. It begins at 5:30 with a reception, followed by dinner at 6:15 pm and the presentation and discussion from 7-8:30 pm. The location is the Schiff Conference Center, Cintas Center at Xavier University, 1624 Herald Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45207. Please RSVP to hslais@fbtlaw.com or atwww.fplcohio.org or contact (513) 651-6111. 

JULY

INTERNATIONAL

  • July 10-19, 2017: United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development 2017: Eradicating Poverty and Promoting Prosperity in a Changing World. This will take place at the U.N. Headquarters in NYC, and countries will present Voluntary National Reviews on their progress towards implementing the 2030 Agenda, including the sustainable development goals. Keep abreast, here.

GREATER CINCINNATI AREA

  • July 1-August 20, 2017: Mandela: The Journey to Ubuntu is a current exhibit showing at the National Underground Freedom Center in downtown Cincinnati. The address is 50 East Freedom Way (45202) and the exhibit is located in the Skirball Gallery on the third floor of the center. Admission is $5 with general admission. This outstanding collection commemorates the life and legacy of former South African President Nelson Mandela through photography by Matthew Willman as he revisited many of the locations that had played an important role in South Africa's route to racial equality, and Mandela's personal fight for freedom. Sites include Mvezo Village, Johannesburg, Pretoria and Robben Island,. The exhibit will feature artifacts from Mandela's life on loan from the Nelson Mandela Foundation. Find out more at www.freedomcenter.org.
  • July 17-21, 2017. Mission Appealers in Cincinnati for Orientation from countries, far and wide. The annual Meet the Missionaries Night is July 19 at the Anderson Center, once again, on Five Mile Road, at 7 pm. Just a mile from the Comboni Mission Center. Hopefully nine priests will be able to take part. As of press time, we have confirmed priests who work in Uganda, Ethiopia and Kenya. Save the date!

AUGUST

NATIONAL

  • August 24-September 22, 2017: Comboni Missionary Visitors from the General Council (Rome). Frs. Peter Ciuciulla, Rogelio Bustos and Claudio Lurati will visit some of the communities in the North American Province during this time. We welcome them!

GREATER CINCINNATI AREA

  • August 1-August 20, 2017: Mandela: The Journey to Ubuntu is a current exhibit showing at the National Underground Freedom Center in downtown Cincinnati. The address is 50 East Freedom Way (45202) and the exhibit is located in the Skirball Gallery on the third floor of the center. Admission is $5 with general admission. This outstanding collection commemorates the life and legacy of former South African President Nelson Mandela through photography by Matthew Willman as he revisited many of the locations that had played an important role in South Africa's route to racial equality, and Mandela's personal fight for freedom. Sites include Mvezo Village, Johannesburg, Pretoria and Robben Island,. The exhibit will feature artifacts from Mandela's life on loan from the Nelson Mandela Foundation. Find out more at www.freedomcenter.org.