Tuesday: Several community leaders, including Cleveland Mayor Jane Campbell; Francis Chiappa, president of Cleveland Peace Action; and a representative of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland will speak against the United States going to war with Iraq at 9 a.m. in front of Cleveland City Hall, 601 Lakeside Ave.
Friday: The Northeast Ohio Anti-War Coalition is organizing a trip to New York for a national demonstration opposing military action against Iraq. Buses to New York City leave from Cleveland State University (East 22nd Street and Euclid Avenue) at 10 p.m. and return to the same location at 5 a.m. Sunday. Cost is $45. For more information, call 216-732-3319 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday: The Northeast Ohio Anti-War Coalition and Intercommunity/Interfaith Push for Peace are sponsoring an anti-war rally at noon at Trinity Cathedral, 2230 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. After music and speeches, participants will march to the Federal Building at East Sixth Street and Lakeside Avenue.
Sunday: Cleveland Artists for Peace will present a wide range of artists from 2 to 8 p.m. at Church of the Covenant, 11205 Euclid Ave., near University Circle.
Feb. 18 to 20: A three-day forum titled "War Between the United States and Iraq" is sponsored by Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Council on World Affairs. The event features several speakers who will discuss topics ranging from the Bush administration's foreign policy toward Iraq to the consequences of war. The forum is scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18 and 19 and from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Ford Auditorium of CWRU's Allen Memorial Library, at Adelbert and Euclid avenues, Cleveland. Call the Cleveland Council on World Affairs at 216-781-3730 or visit www.cwru.edu/artsci/cps/.
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