OCG/ACLU/Groundwork Providence events tonight

For your consideration:

-- A Taste of Sustainability, a fundraiser for the nonprofit advocacy group Groundwork Providence, takes place from 6-8 tonight at Roger Williams Park Casino in Providence. David Cicilline is the honorary chair, and Gordon Fox will receive an award. Tickets are $75.

-- The Rhode Island chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union holds its annual dinner tonight, at the Providence Biltmore.

Guest speaker will be attorney Robert Meeropol, the younger son of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg and executive director of the Rosenberg Fund for Children. The RFC is a public foundation that provides for the educational and emotional needs of targeted activist youth and of children in the U.S. whose parents have been harassed, injured, jailed, lost jobs or died in the course of their progressive activities. His speech, "McCarthy-Era Lessons for Bush’s America," will discuss his parents' case and the many dangerous parallels between 1953 and the Bush administration's post- 9/11 America. The speech will begin around 8:30 PM.


-- Operation Clean Government tonight holds its 14th annual meeting, 7 pm, at the Shriners Imperial Room in Pawtuxet Village, Cranston. The guest speaker is WPRO's Dan Yorke, and Governor Carcieri is also slated to make remarks.

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