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A Message from Charleston C. K. Wang
Member of Cincinnati Human Relations Commission
WITH MALICE TOWARDS NONE,
WITH CHARITY FOR ALL ...

With fewer than six weeks before his untimely death,
President Abraham Lincoln said these words:

"
With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the
right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who
shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and
cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations
."

Now nearly a century and a half later, these enduring words carry the same wisdom for us.  While
not facing the aftermath of four years of bloody civil war, we, nonetheless, are a people in need of
healing among ourselves and with all nations.  Four years after invading Iraq and expenditure of
lives and treasure, we are faced with a stalemate and quite possibly withdrawal in the midst of
sectarian civil war in that country.   At home the Senate just voted, once again, to set aside much
needed comprehensive immigration reform because some see an invasion of illegal aliens who
do not deserve amnesty.

President Bush who prematurely declared “Mission Accomplished” vis-à-vis Iraq, and “See you are
the signing,” respecting legislation on immigration reform is burdened with record low approval
ratings   The Congress too has similar or even lower ratings by the people who elected them.  The
American people, facing the humiliation of the lack of progress in the war in Iraq and the looming
specter of an ignominious retreat is understandably divided, frustrated, and angry.   In my opinion, it
is this division, coupled with the inability of the President to rally the national will, that are the
reasons for the failure to complete long overdue reform of our federal immigration law.

I fear worse.   Given the inability of America to succeed in Iraq, our national psyche will pressure
some of us to turn our frustration inward against those who are politically most vulnerable amongst
ourselves, the undocumented immigrant.  If we cannot impose our will in Iraq, we can surely get
our way against those who break our immigration laws.  But before we raise the hue and cry once
again to round up and deport all those who do not have proper immigration papers, let all of us
pacify our spirits, calm our hearts, and focus our reason by reflecting on the immortal words of our
great martyr for freedom:  
"With malice towards none, with charity for all …"            

HARRY WU AT THE
UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI
On 05/13/08 Harry Wu spoke at the Tangeman Center of the
University CIty of Cincinnati about human rights in China and
the Bodies Exhibition.  Mr. Wu is a Nobel Peace Prize
Nominee and the author of
Bitter Winds:  A Memoir of My
Years in China's Gulag
and Laogai: The Chinese Gulag.  
Mr. Wu gave a moving account of his own life spent as a
political prisoner in
laogai (reform through labor) camps for
19 years and of his rebirth as an American citizen speaking
out on human rights.   He presented photographic documentation of executions in
China and discussed the transplantation of organs from executed prisoners.  Mr. Wu
explained the reasons for suspecting that Bodies specimens could be that of executed
prisoners.  Shown in photo above is Harry Wu with Carl Westmoreland, host of
Freedom Radio. To listen to the interview of Harry Wu by Mr. Westmoreland on
Freedom Radio (a note on this 2 hour digital audio file - 1st hour is an interview with
Charleston C. K.. Wang, immigration attorney and 2nd hour is Harry Wu),
click here.
To read a summary of Mr. Wu's lecture in the Cincinnati Enquirer,
click here.

The Museum Center’s Bodies Exhibit has raised issues of ethical concern due to its
display of all Chinese bodies WITHOUT consent of the individual.  Do we as a city not
care about the ethical concerns, or do we not know about them?  Are these concerns
easily dismissed because these bodies are not US, but rather bodies from half way
around the world?  Or are we simply enamored with the opportunity to see inside the
human body, regardless of their questionable origins?  These are important questions
to ask, as we as a city think about this exhibit.

A RECAP ON THE DIALOGUE CONCERNING
THE  BODIES EXHIBITION
Contributed by Janice Tsai Jezek
The following lecture and community forums have occurred:
1) Harry Wu lecture (5/13/2008) -    Mr. Wu travelled from Washington D.C. and started
his day in Cincinnati by touring the Museum Center, which included a visit to the
Bodies Exhibit.  This was followed  with a tour and luncheon at the Holocaust Center.  
After lunch, Mr. Wu gave a radio interview with Mr. Carl Westmoreland on Freedom
Radio.  His visit concluded with the lecture that evening at the University of Cincinnati.  
....   To read the rest of the recap,
click here.

Photo above:  On 4/3/08, a Community
Intergroup Seder was conducted at the
Plum Street Temple in downtown
Cincinnati.  This Seder, presented by the
American Jewish Committee, retells the
Passover story of the Hebrew people and
their freedom from bondage in Egypt.  
Shown in the photo above is Barbara
Glueck lighting the festival candles at the
behest of Rabbi Gary Zola of the Hebrew
Union College who presided over the
reading of haggadah - the words that tell
the Passover story.  The Seder concluded
with everyone reading an excerpt from the
Diary of Anne Frank:

That's the difficulty of these times:
ideals, dreams and cherished hopes
rise within us, only to meet the
horrible truth and be shattered.

It's really a wonder that I haven't
dropped all my ideals, because they
seem  so absurd and impossible to
carry out.  Yet I keep them, because, in
spite of everything I still believe that
people are really good at heart.  I
simply can't build up my hopes on a
foundation consisting of confusion,
misery, and death.  I see the world
gradually being turned into a
wilderness.  I hear the
ever-approaching thunder, which will
destroy us too.  I can feel the sufferings
of million yet, if I look into the
heavens, I think it will all come right,
that this cruelty too will end, and that
peace and tranquility will return again.

In the meantime, I must uphold my
ideals, perhaps the time will come
when I shall be able to carry them out.

Today, as the Festival of Freedom is
celebrated, we also remember Anne
Frank as one of the 6 million who
perished in the Holocaust.
Asian American Hour Airs
Every Fourth and Fifth
Saturday of the Month at 12
Noon on  WAIF 88.3 FM
LIGHTING THE UNITY CANDLE AGAINST
GENOCIDE IN DARFUR
On 04/14/06, an interfaith Service of Prayer was
held at the Freedom Center to remember the death
of Timothy Thomas and all that has happened
since and to re-commit the communities of faith to
improving community- police relations.  After the
ecumenical service, The Way of the Cross-Way of
Justice began a 3 hour journey to commemorate
Good Friday and the death of Christ.
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On 02/17/2006, NCCJ co-hosted "A Blinding Flash
of the Obvious" at the Freedom Center - National
Underground Railroad Museum to recap and
celebrate the repeal of Article XII of Cincinnati
City Charter in November 2004.
On 04/04/2006, a Panel Discussion was held at the
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center to
reflect, share and record lessons learned from the
2001 riots through the Cross Burning in Boone
County, Kentucky. Making a point in the photo
above is Commissioner Tony Simms.
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On 5/4/2006, Charleston Wang, Michael Beck and
Peggy Lovro were seen to be happy guests at the
Annual Dinner of the Cincinnati Human Relations
Commission.  They were representing the Hispanic
Chamber Cincinnati USA, and the Greater
Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce
On 08/07/2006, Muslim Mothers Against Violence
conducted a Prayer for a Ceasefire and Peace in the
Middle East at the Islamic Center of Greater
Cincinnati. "In every soldier's face, I could see my
son's face.  The issue isn't who's fighting. The issue is
these are our children and look what they have to go
through today," said Saba Chughtai, as she led the
people in prayer. Shown in photo above is Dr. Ike
Malik speaking in the Hall of Mirrors.  Organizations
in support include the National Conference for
Community & Justice, National Underground
Railroad Freedom Center, Inter-community Justice &
Peace Center, Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Amnesty
International, Peace Village and CAIR-Ohio.  
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On 03/14/2006, Dr. Mitchel D. Livingston (center),
President of National Conference for Community
and Justice of Greater Cincinnati testified before
Cincinnati City Council in support for the inclusion
of sexual orientation and transgendered status in the
city ordinance against discrimination in
employment and housing. On 03/15/2006, the
Cincinnati City Council, by a vote of 8-1, approved
the coverage of sexual orientation and
transgendered status in the city anti-discrimination
ordinance.
NATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR COMMUNITY & JUSTICE Releases Largest Ever
Survey of Intergroup Relations in America.  
On 07/18/2006, the NCCJ released
Taking America’s Pulse III (TAP III), the third in its series of large-scale nationwide
surveys of American attitudes about intergroup relations.  As one of most
comprehensive surveys of intergroup relations in terms of the number of groups
examined (racial, religious, ethnic, sexual orientation and other social-class groups),
TAP III measures behaviors (e.g., contact with, episodes of discrimination) and
attitudes (e.g., beliefs about other groups, perceived discrimination), presenting a
more complete view of intergroup relations today.   
For some sample results and
more information click here.

FLOWER ARRAY FOR THE WEEK























Flowers are the Fascination of Life
Flowers presented by the Flower Guild of Christ Church Cathedral, 318 E. 4th St., Cincinnati.
LILIES

Lord, long ago, as You walked the dusty roads
Of life, You called us to leave our abodes
For walks with You.  You called us to see beauty
In the lilies – almost as though a duty
To appreciate the many wondrous works
In which Your own beauty lives and secretly
lurks.

Any gift of flowers today reminds us
Of a world of loveliness as tremendous
As a far star mysteriously glowing,
Or tiny flowers around us sweetly growing
At Your command.  Ah, Lord. No matter what we
Seem to create, its yours and will ever be!

Doris Penrod
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THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR COMMUNITY &
JUSTICE OF GREATER CINCINNATI WELCOMES
JOURNALISTS FROM ASIA.
 On 06/15/2006, the
NCCJ of Greater Cincinnati gave a briefing on
community relations and religion issues to visiting
Muslim television journalists from Bangladesh,
India, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Pakistan.  The
review included current immigration issues by
Charleston Wang, Issues Chair, and Neil Comber,
member of Board. The international group was
sponsored by the East West Center under the Senior
Journalists Seminar.  The East West Center is
dedicated to a peaceful, prosperous and just Asia
Pacific community and to promoting cooperative
research, education, and dialogue on critical issues
of common concern for the Asia Pacific Region and
the United States.
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The New Colossus
Emma Lazarus (1883)

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;

Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles.

From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome;  
her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
"Keep ancient lands, your storied pomp! cries she
With silent lips.

"Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
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IMMIGRATION
REFORM 2008?




Key issues are how to
secure America's
borders, and what to
do with an estimated
11 - 12 million
undocumented aliens -
whether to grant them
amnesty, guest worker
status, or deport them
as felons?  
 

Do YOU have a
comment on
these ISSUES?
To chip in and be
heard,
click here.
GOT RICE?
Certificate for completion of all fours years of
Education for Ministry.  Looking on is Ken Lyon,
program Mentor.  
Education for Ministry,
affectionately known as EfM, is a program of
theological education-at-a-distance of the School
of Theology of the University of the South at
Sewanee.  Students sign up one year at a time for
this four-year program. It covers the basics of a
theological education in the Old and New
Testaments, church history, liturgy, and theology.
Students meet regularly, usually once a week, in
seminars under the guidance of trained mentors.
The program grants a certificate at the completion
of the four years and 18 Continuing Education Units
for each year's work.  The awards ceremony was
held at Christ Chapel located at Procter Camp &
Conference Center, London, Ohio, and was
presided over by Bishop Kenneth Price.
On 06/27/2006, Tony Simms, Commissioner for the
Ohio Commission on Hispanic/ Latino Affairs met at
the Chinese Restaurant Szechuan Wok for a working
lunch with Baisong Zhao and Charleston Wang,
representing the Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber
of Commerce.  A constructive discussion on mutual
interests,  new ideas, and plans for future joint
projects was completed while enjoying great Chinese
food. Chopsticks were optional.
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Natalie McAllister
Piano Teacher
Abraham was an Immigrant
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PHOTO BELOW: ON 8/26/2006, THREE ZHANG
SISTERS CHINESE ACROBATS PERFORMED
AT THE ASIAN CULTURAL FESTIVAL AT THE
LIBRARY PARK. MIAMISBURG, OHIO
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INDEX OF OP-EDS
TRYING OUT THE  M1928 THOMPSON SUBMACHINE GUN AT
THE FBI-CITIZEN ACADEMY IN CINCINNATI, OHIO - SUMMER OF 2006
Photo Courtesy of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
Those who would give up
Essential Liberty to
purchase a little Temporary
Safety, deserve neither
Liberty nor Safety  -
Benjamin Franklin (1759).
State Representative Courtney Combs (with
the urging of Butler County Sheriff Richard
Click here to read draft of statute
OKTOBERFEST ZINZINNATI USA 2007
PHOTO ABOVE: On 8/29/06, Michelle Goldberg,
author of
Kingdom Coming: The Rise of Christian
Nationalism
debated Phil Burress, president of
Citizens for Community Values on the question,
"The Role of Religion in Politics: Views from the
Right and Left."   The event was sponsored by
Xavier University and
UnderOneTent
(right) led a panel discussion on the question of
separation of church and state at the Wise Center
Photo below:  On 09/18/2006, Rabbi James Rudin
on Ridge Road.  Co-panelists were Sister Alice
Gerdeman of the Intercommunity Peace & Justice
Center and Rev. Robert L. Rademaker of the
(Episcopal USA) in Wyoming, Ohio.  The
consensus from the forum was for maintaining the
wall of separation.  Rabbi Rudin is the author of the
book,
The Baptizing of America.
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Presented in fisheye photo below is the
centerpiece welcoming visitors to MIDDFEST
CHINA which was held in downtown Middletown,
more
click here.
WELCOME TO MIDDFEST CHINA
A Show of Donna Salyers' Fabulous Furs -
The World's Finest Faux Furs
Wrapped up an exciting 18th Annual
Kentucky International Trade Conference
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Altars
at the National
Washington Cathedral
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NCCJ of Greater Cincinnati becomes
"BRIDGES FOR A JUST
COMMUNITY"
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ONE DAY IN THE
LIFE OF CHINA

BOAR'S HEAD & YULE LOG FESTIVAL 2007
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BOAR'S HEAD & YULE LOG FESTIVAL
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Photograph above: On 01/05/2007, a candlelight
service was held at St. Monica/St. George Church
in Clifton, Ohio to commemorate  the 3003
American service men and women who have died
in Iraq and for all others killed in Iraq.  Sister Alice
Gerdeman led in prayers for who have lost their
lives and for their family members who are suffering
the loss.   A prayer was said for the safe return of
Matt Maupin to his family and for peace in the
world.  Shown above is Sister Alice standing before
the list of remembrance after candles were lit for all
victims of war and violence.
PRAYER VIGIL AT ST.
MONICA/ST.GEORGE CHURCH
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GOOD-BYE, JAMES BROWN - GODFATHER OF SOUL
James Joseph Brown, Jr, was born on May 3, 1933 in Barnwell, South Carolina.  James Brown
died on Christmas Day, 2006.  He lived a full life, and having experienced the best and worst that
America had to offer,  rose to the pinnacle of the music scene.  Shown in the photograph below
was the 1997 visit by James Brown to  the old recording studios of King Records located on
Brewster Avenue in Evanston.  It was there in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1956  that James Brown made
his first recording,
Please, Please, Please.   In this picture, the legendary Godfather is
accompanied by former Cincinnati  Mayor Dwight Tillery.  They are flanked by Charleston C. K.  
Wang and  members of local media - at that time in the summer of 1997, Cincinnati City Council
was deliberating whether to help  convert the former King's studios into a R & B museum.
Photo above: On 02/10/07, at the 2007 Chinese
New Year Banquet, Charlie Zhao, president of the
GREATER CINCINNATI CHINESE CHAMBER OF
COMMERCE presented Awards of Recognition to
the SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP POLICE Detectives
James Ohl & Robert Merkle, Officers Detectives
James Ohl & Robert Merkle, Officers Ken Smith &
Chris Williams; CITY OF FOREST Ken Smith &
Chris Williams; CITY OF FOREST PARK POLICE
DEPARTMENT and in particular Detective Ronald
Harris; CITY OF MASON POLICE DEPARTMENT
and in particular Detective Mike Jesse; and the
CITY OF MOUNT HEALTHY POLICE
DEPARTMENT and in particular Chief Al
Schaefer.  There were 14 robberies and 1 attempt
across 3 counties of Asian American restaurants
during early April 2005 to late July 2005.  On
August 6, 2005 two individuals were arrested.  In
May 2006, both men were convicted of 3 counts of
aggravated robbery and each robber was
sentenced to three concurrent six year prison
terms.   The Banquet in celebration of the year of
the Boar was organized by Chinese American
Association of Cincinnati.  
NEWS UPDATE:  On
04/17/2006, Mr. Lamar Taylor pled guilty to all 3
counts of aggravated robbery with a firearm in
Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas. He and
Mr. Desuan Terell  will each be  sentenced to 6
years imprisonment in the courtroom of Judge
Steven Martin on 04/28/2006 at 9:00am. On
03/03/2006, Mr. Desuan Terrell, the other serial
robber who preyed on Asian-American restaurants
around Greater Cincinnati, pled guilty in the Court
of Common Pleas of Hamilton County, Ohio to
three counts of aggravated robbery with a firearm
THANK YOU
A JOB WELL DONE
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Photo above: On 4/20/2007, community leaders
Washington Park in Over the Rhine, City of Photo
above: On 4/20/2007, community leaders Photo
above: On 4/20/2007, community leaders and
representatives gathered at the gazebo in and
representatives gathered at the gazebo in
Washington Park in Over the Rhine, City of
Cincinnati to deliver a Unity Statement in support of
diversity and inclusion and against hate and hate
groups.  This Unity Rally was organized by the
Cincinnati Human Relations Commission and the
organizations and individuals, including the Greater
Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce.  To
read the Unity Statement,
click here.
On April 17 & 18, 2007, the Greater Cincinnati
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky of a distinguished
delegation from the China Institute of Interior
Designers. This national delegation of leading
Chinese designers and architects visited the
College of Design, Architecture, Art & Planning of
guided tour of the latest additions to the university
campus and of select landmarks in downtown
Cincinnati, including the halls and French art-deco
interiors of the Netherland Plaza Hotel (see
photograph above). Professor  Walter Langsam,
noted lecturer and historian of the architecture of
our region served as tour leader and Professor  
Wenyi Wu of Miami University ably  translated the
tour into Chinese.   Dinner was at the Oriental Wok
where the delegation was welcomed by Marcia
Brandstadt, Director of Commercial Services, U. S.
Department of Commerce and Quinten L. Harris,
Director of the Governor's Southwest Ohio
Economic Development Office.  During their stay in
the USA, this Chinese delegation also visited New
York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Atlanta.
COMMUNITY DELIVERS UNITY STATEMENT
AGAINST HATE
NATIONAL DELEGATION FROM
CHINA INSTITUTE OF INTERIOR DESIGNERS
VISITS CINCINNATI & NORTHERN KENTUCKY
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Photo below: On 5/3/2007, the Cincinnati Human
Relations Commission held its Annual Dinner.  Dr.
Arthur Shriberg received the Merlin Pope Jr.
Award.  Mary Lu & Dick Aft, Herbert R. Brown, and
Mary & Peter Levin were recognized as Champions
for Connecting Cultures and Communities.  The
Most Reverend James A. Diamond became the first
recipient of the Bishop Herbert Thompson, Jr.
Distinguished Humanitarian Award.  Shown in photo
below are Jim & Barbara Diamond (center) Jenny
Lee & Tom Kent, Junior Warden of the Vestry of
Christ Church Cathedral in the City of Cincinnati.
TAFT MUSEUM OF ART HOSTS CHINESE CULTURE FEST:     
A delightful afternoon of art, music, food, and fun activities for all.
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LONDON ON OR ABOUT 7/7/07
On 5/14/2007, the State of Ohio signed a
Memorandum of Understanding for trade
promotion with the China Investment Promotion
Agency. In photo below is the signing as witnessed
by Charlie Zhao (furthest right) President of Greater
Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce and
Xiaojie Zavon (VP/ GCCCC - on furthest left).   The
Chinese Assistant Minister of Commerce, Mr. Chao
Wang stands in the center.
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On 5/24/07, BRIDGES For a Just Community held its 57th Annual Awards Dinner
honoring Judith G. Clabes, Trudi M. Fullen, Rabbi Lewis Kamrass, and Reverend
Damon Lynch, Jr. for their service to the community.  BRIDGES brings people
together to achieve inclusion, equity and justice for all. As the region’s leading human
relations organization, BRIDGES provides programming designed to meet community
challenges related to diversity, inclusion and social justice.  Jim Orr, Chairman of
Convergys Corporation served as Dinner Chair. Shown in photo below on the left are
members of the Youth Group attending on behalf of Christ Church Cathderal and on
the right are Dr. S. Nemat Moussavian, member of board of BRIDGES, Honoree Judy
Clabes, President & CEO of Scripps Howard Foundation, and Charleston Wang,
member of executive committee & issues/public policy chairperson of BRIDGES.
Photo above:  On 5/25/2007, a farewell party was held for Ken Lyon (second
was part of Christ Church Cathedral/Grace Church ministries.  Ken was mentor
for many EFM students for 9 years and retired from that post this month.  EFM
will continue under a new mentor and all are welcome. For more information
see
EFM at Sewanee.
Farewell good Christian  - Take leave of us if you must - Farewell kind
mentor - What new path life will take you - Farewell my dear friend - May
your life be filled with grace - Farewell good Christian - The Lord always
be with you.
Charleston C. K. Wang
A TASTE OF CINCINNATI May 26-27, 2007
On 5/29/2007, local residents in Butler County met to organize the Butler County chapter of League
of United Latin American Citizens for the purpose of protecting the civil rights of Hispanics within
the Butler County region. By bringing national
resources to the area, LULAC with its partner,
the
NAACP
hopes to combat racial profiling and
discrimination. Another chapter, Northern Kentucky
University LULAC will  address the needs of the
Northern  Kentucky region and the students of NKU.
The chapter is made up of outstanding members of
the university who will focus on providing students
with scholarships, leadership opportunities, and
community involvement through various yearly
activities.  The League of United Latin American
Citizens, better know as
LULAC the oldest and
largest Hispanic membership organization in the
country, advances the economic conditions, educational attainment, political influence, health and
civil rights of Hispanic Americans through community-based programs operating at more than 700
LULAC councils nationwide.  Shown in photo in insert are Gary Hines Hamilton NAACP (left) Jason
Riveiro, Director of Cincinnati LULAC (standing) and Vaughn Lewis, Hamilton resident (right).
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CHILDREN'S RALLY FOR
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Photo below: On 6/21/2007, Bridges for a Just
Community  together with the Cincinnati USA
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and League of
United Latin American Citizens presented a Press  
& Media Forum at the Banker's Club in downtown
Cincinnati.  The purpose of the forum was to
enhance media coverage and community
understanding of Latinos.  The forum was funded
by Fifth Third Bank.  For more information
including the Bridges Indicator Report,
click here.
Photo below:  On 6/14/07, the Cincinnati Human
Relations Commission held a UNITY in the
Community Meeting to discuss the continuing
issues raised by the Neo-Nazi attempt to march in
the streets of Over-the-Rhine.  The focus of the
group is to expand understanding of the reasons
hate groups target the Cincinnati neighborhood
and  then to gather input towards developing
contingency plans for a well-prepared and broad
based community response should another hate
march be attempted.  UNITY in the Community
provides an opportunity for citizens to brainstorm
new ways to bridge communities and to improve
cooperation between citizens and city agencies.  
The next meeting is on Thursday, July 12, 2007 at
2:00 P.M, Room 115 Cincinnati City Hall.  For
more information or to get involved, call Cheryl
Meadows or Vanetta Kyle at 513/352-2461.
Pastor Will Thomas and Cheryl Meadows
co-chair the UNITY in the Community Meeting
Father William Jansen speaks about
social issues facing the Latino community
LONDON POLICEMAN IN FRONT OF 10 DOWNING
STREET HOLDING IMAGINARY
SUBMACHINEGUN (THE SMILING
POLICEWOMAN HAS THE REAL H & K MP-5.)
Federal Judge strikes down
City of Hazelton Immigration
Ordinance as Unconstitutional.
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Photo below: On Sunday 8/12/2007, the 1st Annual
Youth Football "Peace Bowl" Tournament  was
held at the Avondale Playfield, Cincinnati, Ohio.  
Neighborhood Footballs Teams playing were Little
Red Machines, Walnut Hills War Hawks, Evanston
Bulldogs, Avondale Warriors, Hill Top Hawks,
Tri-County Eagles & Madisonville Tigers. Shown in
photo below declaring the games open is Cheryl
Meadows, Director of the CINCINNATI HUMAN
RELATIONS COMMISSION which sponsored the
event with other neighborhood groups. A Cincinnati
Police Color Guard was on hand for the Opening
Ceremony  For details, click oh photo
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Fountain Square, downtown Cincinnati to mark the 60th
anniversary of the independence of India (August 15th
1947).  Shown in photo above is a presentation of the
costumes of India through the ages.  Today, India is the
largest democracy in the world.  Shown in photo on
right is Cincinnati Councilmember Cecil Thomas who was
on hand to celebrate the event.  Mr. Thomas noted that  
an important legacy of the struggle of modern India for
her independence is the lesson of non-violent resistance taught by Mahatma Gandhi
and followed by Martin Luther King in the Civil Rights Movement of the United States.
ASIAN INDIAN COMMUNITY CELEBRATES ON FOUNTAIN SQUARE
The 3 photos above show some of the dozens of people outside the Montgomery Road Office of
Congresswoman Schmidt since 8/27/2007 who have come out both to protest and to support the
war in Iraq, a conflict which has been dividing the Nation. Click on each photo for larger view.  Date
of photos: 8/28/2007
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OHIO GOVERNOR TED STRICKLAND GETS READY TO DELIVER OPENING
REMARKS FOR THE
BOLD FUSION-AGENDA 360 COMMUNITY DIALOGUES AT
THE DUKE ENERGY CONVENTION CENTER.  WITH HIM IS CINCINNATI MAYOR
MARK MALLORY WHO WELCOMED THE GOVERNOR TO THE QUEEN CITY.  
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U. S. REPRESENTATIVE JEAN SCHMIDT DRAWS
PROTESTERS AGAINST & SUPPORTERS FOR IRAQ WAR
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the Beerfest Frauleins
Students from Miami University Rally for
Immigrants in Butler County, Ohio
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OKTOBERFEST
ZINZINNATI 2007
FLOWER GUILD
CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL
EXHIBITS AT
ART IN BLOOM
THE CINCINNATI ART MUSEUM
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Flower Array by Leslie Welton
BRIDGES WALK FOR A JUST COMMUNITY
& FREEDOM RUN - OCTOBER 13, 2007
On 5/4/2006, the Cincinnati Human Relations Commission held its Annual Dinner with the
theme of "Connecting Cultures and Community."   Delightful dance entertainment was
provided by the Medasi African Dance Theater and Danta Contigo Peru.  Shown in photo below
is a colorful dance of Spanish heritage.  The honorees for the evening were Wayne "Box"
Miller and Erie "ET" Thomas of WBDZ, Melody Sawyer Richardson, and Tony Maas.  Master of
Ceremony was Curtis Fuller.
Immigration Panel At
HUMAN RELATIONS SUMMIT,
11/19/2007, City of Cincinnati
Human Relations Commission
For photonews of the Olympic Torch Relay for Darfur
at the University of Cincinnati on 10/11/2007, click on photo
Celebrating Another Year of
Service:
5000 Club at Christ Church
Cathedral in the City of
Cincinnati
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more
about
5000 Club
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QUID EST VERITAS?
(WHAT IS TRUTH?)
A Theological Reflection
by Charleston C. K. Wang
During the reign of the Emperor
Tiberius, the governor of an
obscure Roman province was
presiding over a capital case.  
The evidence mustered by local
religious authorities against the
accused appeared to be weak
and unconvincing.  This rather
mundane case promised to do
very little for the already
undistinguished career of the
Roman officer.   The prisoner had
confessed to having come “into
the world, to testify to the truth”
and claimed that “everyone on
the side of truth listens to him.”   
The governor, not thinking too
much of the harm done by the
accused, blurted out:  “
Quid est
veritas
?” Click here to read more.
Photocredit:
Robert Harris
FOCUS ON
NEMAT MOUSSAVIAN, M.D.
ARE WE PREPARED FOR A
MAJOR TOXIC CHEMICAL
DISASTER?
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out more
Your Thoughts are Needed on This Exhibit


To see a thoughtful YouTube HowardFair video, click here.
To link with Morris Tsai's Website, click here
To read Guest Column of Douglass McDonald, CEO of Museum Center, click here.
To read an Other Voice Opinion in the Cincinnati Enquirer by Gail Finke, click here.
"States, Congress to investigate 'Bodies Revealed' promoter"  - to read news, click here.

On 01/29/2008, Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk told the Cincinnati Enquirer that
"It seems to me that the use of human bodies in this way fails to respect the
persons involved. "  The archbishop had consulted the Rev. Mike Seger,
James J. Gardner family chair of moral theology at the Athenaeum of Ohio,
who responded: "To treat the human body - any body - like 'stuff' is morally
offensive and grisly. It reminds me of a carnival show 100 years ago." For the
complete Statement of the Archbishop,
click here.  To read the ENQUIRER article  click here.

Mr. Douglass W. McDonald, President/CEO, Cincinnati Museum  Center  has
provided WANGNEWS  the following response:
"Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal continues to be excited as  we
prepare for the opening of BODIES... The Exhibition and we look  forward to
opening the exhibition on Friday. We've sold an unprecedented  number of
presale tickets and we are holding the largest preview events  in this institution's history as we
welcome more than 1,000 people to  our physician preview night and nearly 1,000 local and
regional educators later this week."   He adds:  "We were surprised to read the personal
statement from Archbishop  Pilarczyk today regarding the exhibition and its appropriateness
for school  trips. We had been in contact and sought to discuss this exhibition with officials at
theArchdiocese for several months, inviting their  feedback along with leaders
of other faith communities and medical ethics  professionals in the area. Those
other religious, legal and medical  leaders affirmed what Museum Center has
long maintained: that the BODIES  exhibition is a landmark educational
opportunity for this community.  The Exhibition allows people to learn more
about and develop  further respect for their own bodies and, ultimately,
teaches them how to  take better care of their health and make positive
lifestyle choices."
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02/16/08:  Galvanized by an ABC 20/20 Report broadcast
nationwide on 2/15/08, individuals of conscience resumed
picketing of the Bodies Exhibition at the Cincinnati Museum
Center.  20/20 had reported the source of the displays were
not from the Chinese Medical University which Premier
Exhibition had claimed they were from, but instead presented
footage that tends to show that the bodies were obtained from
the black market (with a value of RMB$200-$300), include
the remains of executed political prisoners and were prepared
in a warehouse many miles from the  University. 20/20 also
subpoena to ascertain the source of the bodies.
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Human Relations Council, click on thumbnail on right >
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Shown in above photograph standing on the left is Michael Snowden, Executive Director
of the Hamilton County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) explaining the capability
of the Hamilton County Regional Operations Center to respond to a large scale
emergency. Since 2001 the US Department of Homeland Security has invested nearly
$50 million to improve the capabilities of Hamilton County EMA
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2/23/08:  The Asian
American Hour at Noon
featured live talk with
Ms. Janice Tsai Jezek
and Mr. Lee Wong,
Trustee of West Chester
Township.   Mary Joan
Reutter co-hosted an
exploration of issues
surrounding the Bodies
Exhibition.   For more
information including
the statement of the
Cincinnati Museum
Center,
click here.
04/27/2008:  Picketers turned out at the
Cincinnati their concerns about the Bodies
Exhibition.  The primary objection is that the
04/27/2008:  Picketers turned out at the
Cincinnati Museum Center to present their
concerns about the Bodies Exhibition.  The
primary objection is that the bodies placed on
exhibition are unclaimed, unidentified
cadavers that do not have the consent of the
deceased or their next-of-kin to be exhibited.
Let There Be Light  by Beverly Jones
Reflections On Life In the Turn Lane & Beyond   August 16, 2008
The East-West divide begs for attention this Olympian week and David Brooks* goes way
beyond sports to look at how differences in worldviews have created different societies.  His
conclusions:Americans usually see individuals and categories; Chinese and other Asians
see contexts and relationships.“...The individualistic countries tend to put rights and privacy
first.  ...People in collective societies tend to value harmony and duty.”...Relationships are
the key to happiness. People who live in the densest social networks tend to flourish, while
people who live with few social bonds are much more prone to depression and suicide.
“Harmony and the Dream”, NYTimes, 8-11-08.   Brooks goes on to equate the Chinese
emphasis on conformity and context with authoritarianism. I wonder.  Does it have to be that
way?  What if these worldviews could co-exist; if ‘rights and privacy’ could flourish within a
context of relationships and social networks? Could ‘harmony’ become a choice, not a duty?
.....  To read rest of Life in the Turn Lane,
click here.
2008 COMMUNITY INTERGROUP
PASSOVER SEDER
AT THE PLUM STREET TEMPLE
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Ever since the adepts handed on
The secret of the sword,
The true imperative has been upheld
Completely, truly adamant.
The subtle function of spiritual work
Is truly hard to measure;
I now give an explanation for you.
In telling you about it
I divulge the celestial mechanism.

The precious sword fundamentally has no form;
The name is set up because it has spiritual effect.
Learning the Tao and practicing reality
Depend on this sword:
Without this sword,
The Tao cannot be achieved.

Excerpt from The Book of Balance and Harmony, 13th century Taoist Handbook
translated by Thomas Cleary, 1989, p. 115-117


Charleston Wang has been practicing Tai Chi sword forms for 10 years
and seeking meaning of Tao for 40.
To book a conversation and demonstration on Tao and the Tai Chi sword,
click here.
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SILVERTON HOLDS ANNUAL ART & WINE FEST
AT HISTORIC MEIER'S WINERY 6/21/2008
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OKTOBERFEST ZINZINNATI 2008
September 20-21, 2008
HAVING   A     BLAST
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A LETTER FROM DR. STEVE SUNDERLAND CONCERNING THE
LAKOTA SCHOOL PLAY
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