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Our annual co-op appreciation festival
is Aug 27! 

Dear Friend,

We’re planning our annual co-op appreciation festival for Saturday, Aug. 27. We’d love to see you there!

The festival will be held from 4-6 pm at Our Harvest’s urban farm in College Hill (969 W North Bend Rd.), located on the beautiful, historic Bahr Farm.

Come meet the teams behind our 14 co-ops, learn more about their products, & connect with other Co-op Cincy supporters. There will be music & free food!

Register now so we can get a head count: REGISTER

Louise Spiegel, 1924-2022, – A Citizen Activist For All Seasons
( by Bill Woods for StreetVibes )

Louise Spiegel died on July 4th. Active until well into her nineties, she served as an inspiration and a model for so many civic activists in this city. In fact, she should be remembered as our “citizen activist for all seasons.”

Although she grew up as part of Cincinnati’s Jewish establishment, she spent her adult life advocating for those in need. Her first major role as an activist took place when she helped organize the urban Appalachians who migrated to Cincinnati and took up residence in Over-the-Rhine in the 1950s and 1960s. She was one of founders and and early leaders of the Urban Appalachian Council, an organization designed to improve the conditions and defend the rights of these rural immigrants to the inner-city.  READ MORE

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Forum (Virtual) Focuses  on More Equitable Policies for Neighborhood Development as well as more Affordable Housing

Thursday, May 5, 2022 Noon

Cincinnati needs more equitable policies for neighborhood development as well as more affordable housing. The Peaslee Neighborhood Center has taken a leadership role in advocating for initiatives focusing on these needs. At the next Community Issues Forum, Joele Newman, Peaslee’s Community Organizer, and Jenn Arens, Peaslee’s Social Justice Education Coordinator, will discuss work in progress promoting inclusionary housing and its Equitable Development Rubric. This Zoom Forum takes place on Thursday May 5th at 12:00 Noon. As usual, questions and comments will be invited from Forum attendee