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Take Action to Support the Nuclear Ban Treaty! Honduras has become the 50th country to ratify the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. This means that the treaty has reached the number needed to go into effect. This will start on January 2022 according to the United Nations. 122 countries out of the 193-member UN General Assembly have expressed support and 84 have signed the treaty. Write your representatives and tell them to support this effort! According to the Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres this development, “represents a meaningful commitment towards the total elimination of nuclear weapons.” But this is only the beginning. Countries with nuclear weapons, including the United States, Russia, and China, have shown opposition to the treaty which aims to destroy all nuclear weapons and ban new ones. The countries that possess nuclear weapons, the US, Russia, the UK, China, France, India, Pakistan, North Korea, and Israel have not signed the treaty. Changing perspectives in nuclear countries is incredibly important in the movement for nuclear disarmament. Citizens and residents of nuclear powers need to use their voices to support the elimination of these dangerous weapons. Tell your representatives that you want them to push for the United States to join the treaty! 

Events and Meetings:  

Monday, May 20 – Thursday, May 23, 2023, 3:00 PM.  Power Half-Hour for Gaza: Channel grief & fear into action to stop a genocide.  This week very Monday – Thursday.  Many of us are grieving, angry, scared and confused. Wherever you are, you are needed urgently now to act to stave off imminent genocide against Palestinians in Gaza. As we hold the devastating pain of the last few days, in which thousands of Palestinians and Israelis have been killed, we are terrified. The U.S. government is rushing to send more weapons to the Israeli military as it wreaks devastation on the over 2 million Palestinians trapped in Gaza. We must act together to demand the U.S. immediately de-escalate to prevent imminent genocide after 75 years of Israeli military occupation and apartheid. Invite your friends to this daily power-half hour to take action in the political community.  Call on Congress to demand they stop fueling violence -Get messaging resources and pointers for having the hard conversations with people in your life -Intervene in the media narrative beating the drums of war against Palestinians Come to channel grief and fear into action to stop the bloodshed. All are welcome. All are needed. URGENT: We need all hands on deck now to act. Register here.  If the Zoom room is full, join us on YouTube


Monday, May 20, 2024, 5:00 PM.  Grassroots Election Protection Coalition/ALLIANCE 4 GRASSROOTS DEMOCRACY.  Weekly zoom meeting.  Register here


Monday, May 20, 2024, 1:00 PM.  Save Ohio Parks – Meeting of the Oil and Gas Land Management Commission.  Save Ohio Parks will attend and host a display of drinking water our volunteers wish to be tested for their purity and drinkability in lieu of recent news that Ohio Department of Natural Resources-approved fracking waste injection wells at Martins Ferry and Torch, Ohio have either been mismanaged and abandoned or been closed because fracking waste migrated up into gas wells 1.5 miles away, endangering the local drinking water supply.  Location:  Ohio Department of Public Safety, Charles D. Shipley Building, Atrium, 1979 W. Broad St., Columbus, 43223.  Save Ohio Parks members will be happy to speak to you after the meeting.


Tuesday, May 21, 2024, 11:00 AM.  Kumi Now! Rise Up Together for JusticeKumi Now is an online gathering every Tuesday with a guest activist on the ground exploring issues of critical relevance to the Palestinian people and how you can get involved. Register here.


Tuesday, May 21, 2024, 08:30 PM.  Meet the Candidates: Ilhan OmarPeace Action is honored to have peace champion Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (MN-05) join us to discuss critical issues of peace and justice. Please join our Peace Voter 2024 “Meet the Candidates” series to learn about the candidates we are supporting this election cycle.  Register here


Tuesday, May 21, 2024, 6:00 PM.  Franklin County Out of Israel.  Franklin County has invested over $30 million of our money in Israel government bonds.  Why, and what can we do to stop it?  Community Teach-in.  Sponsors:  Columbus CPUSA, Columbus DSA, JVP Central Ohio, and JUST.  Location: Northside Library, Meeting room 1, 1431 N. High St., Columbus.  Register to join by Zoom here.  


Wednesday, May 22, 2024, 6:00 PM.  A Truth and Reckoning with Nature:  Isn’t it Time Ohio?  Join CELDF for a conversation with Tish O’Dell, OHCRN board member and Consulting Director for CELDF to imagine what being in right relationship with nature and each other might look like and how can we get there. When industry announces plans to come into a community, residents may discover that there is more to the story than the “more jobs and money” mantra. Instead, what they learn often raises concerns and many times actual fear and panic. Elected officials will attempt to quiet the alarm by stating that we have “strict regulations” to protect the community and nature. But is that really the case? Does the existing system of law recognize the important relationship between healthy ecosystems and healthy communities or does it place more importance upon the needs of an industry to profit from exploiting nature and the community and future generations.  Register here.


Wednesday, May 22, 2024, 6:00 PM. Veterans for Peace (VFP) Meeting. Calling all military veterans: It’s time for a VFP chapter in Ohio. Join organizers Rick Wilhelm and Sandy Bolzenius at a Clintonville landmark to learn about VFP and to discuss our roles as veterans in the country’s ongoing wars and conflicts. Location:  Hounddog’s Pizza, 2657 N. High St, Columbus, 43202. Contacts: Sandy ( /Rick (


Wednesday, May 22, 2024, 7:00 PM.  Genocide in Gaza and Repression at Home: Making the Connection.  Earlier this year it was revealed that the Israeli state set up a top-level task force to carry out covert operations on U.S. campuses aimed at suppressing opposition to its genocide against Gazans. As Palestinian solidarity has taken off on U.S. university campuses, administrators have responded by suspending free speech and the right to assembly and by calling in riot police to violently repress peaceful student and faculty protesters.  It is clear that the war on Palestinians is also a war on all those of us who stand against genocide and who oppose U.S. government and corporate support for it.

William I. Robinson is distinguished professor of sociology and global studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara. Among his recent books are We Will Not Be Silenced: The Academic Repression of Israel's Critics (2018), The Global Police State (2020), and Global Civil War: Capitalism Post-Pandemic (2022).  Massachusetts Peace Action.  Register here


Wednesday, May 22, 2024, 12:00 PM.  The World’s Tectonic Geopolitical Changes and Their Implications, an International WebinarThe Campaign for Peace, Disarmament & Common Security (CPDCS) has arranged an exceptional webinar panel on the Tectonic Geopolitical changes that are transforming the international landscape, their implications, and common security policies. Understanding the forces at play is essential to ending and preventing wars, reversing the climate emergency, and bringing greater security and justice to all. Before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Hamas’ October 7 massacre, and the launching of Israel’s genocidal war, the U.S. National Security Strategy announced that the Post Cold-War era was over, and that China is the rival peer power. Competition for 21st century power and privilege was already well under way. How greatly the world has changed is reflected in the Global South’s greater influence marked by its reluctance to take sides in the Ukraine War and in South Africa’s charging Israel with genocide—with the U.S. and much of Europe deeply complicit—in the ICJ. These tectonic changes are playing out before our eyes and will affect our, our children’s, and our grandchildren’s lives. As we see here worldwide calls for ceasefires and to stanch the climate emergency, our actions make a difference.  More information and registration for the webinar here.  


Wednesday, May 22, 2024, 7:00 – 8:00 PM.  Repro Power Tour: Impact Report.  During the Repro Power Tour in the Spring 2024 semester, we learned a lot about the needs and hopes of our supporters during our listening sessions: Black & Brown Voices in Repro, Queer Voices in Repro, and Men's Role in Repro. Join us to review the Repro Power Tour: Impact Report and discuss what PPAO and the reproductive rights & health movement can do to better support Black, Latinx, Queer, and youth communities.  Register here.  


Thursday, May 23, 2024, 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  State Repression – a Guide for Activists.  Join CORS for a movement-wide discussion of Victor Surge’s study of state repression.  New members welcome.  Location:  Outside Tuttle Park Recreation Center, 240 W. Oakland Ave., Columbus 43201.  To join the hybrid meeting:   


Thursday, May 23, 2024, 8:00 PM.  Mennonite Action Organizing CallOur monthly theme will be Land, Palestine, and Indigenous Solidarity, and will feature Sarah Augustine, Director of Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery. We'll hear exciting updates about upcoming events and action with Mennonite Action. Nonviolence is the only path which will lead us towards the peace and safety which all of us deserve. Register here.  


Thursday, May 23, 2024, 12:00 PM.  Understanding Hamas, & Why That Matters.   Session 4 of a series of educational conversations co-hosted by Rami G. Khouri and Helena Cobban. More details at  A project from Just World Educational.  Register here


Thursday, May 23, 2024 01:00 PM, Emergency Forum with Israeli Conscientious Objector Yuval Dag.

On March 20, 2023, Yuval Dag refused his military conscription and was sent by an Israeli military court to prison.  After growing up with a nationalist identity, Yuval began to question his privilege and how it was maintained through the oppression of Palestinians.  "Resistance begins, first of all, with self-reflection and understanding.  With the understanding that by wearing a uniform and symbols of a certain body, you choose to represent that body.  With the understanding that enlisting in the army is a political choice, and its meaning is to support the military and political agenda, and to take part in it.  The understanding that even a small cog contributes to the system's function."  Yuval decided that he could not in good conscientious accept his military conscription.  He spent two months in prison for his refusal to serve and today works with the Israeli Refusers Solidarity Network to support other Israeli Jewish Refusniks.  Join us for an urgent and important conversation with Yuval hosted by Ariel Gold of Fellowship of Reconciliation and Diana Oestrich of Red Letter Christians.   Register here


Thursday, May 23, 2024, 12:00 PM. Confronting Christian Zionism: Episode 2.  Nationalism and Christian Zionism We are living in a time of heightened nationalism around the world, from North American white Christian nationalism to similar trends in Europe and even across Asia in forms entangled with Islam and Hinduism. If we are to control and roll back the racism that accompanies ideologies of supremacy, we must understand the history of our own nation’s white supremacy and how it has enabled the rise of racism both here and abroad. The United States was created as “a new Zion” by Puritans who arrived on these shores and settled on a new continent, taking other people’s lands. Justified by the Doctrine of Discovery, American expansion westward became known as Manifest Destiny, an ideology that rests on white supremacy and claims of “civilizing” non-whites and non-Christians with the blessing of the church.  In an attempt to defeat centuries of systemic antisemitism, mainline Christianity has absorbed many doctrines from Christian Zionism that have come to be understood as theologically mistaken. Where are these theological mistakes, and why must we call them out? How have these Christian Zionist ideologies led to giving Zionism — a political ideology — a pass by mainline churches? How are Americans complicit in the impunity Zionism enjoys today, which has led to the demonization of an entire people — Palestinians — who are now paying for European sins against their own Jewish populations? And what role have American Christians played in creating a settler colonial mindset that operates in an oft-invisible and unacknowledged framework?  More information and registration here.  


May 24-26, 2024.  The People’s conference for Palestine.  Detroit Michigan.  More information here


Friday, May 24, 2024, 12:00 PM. AFSC Action Hour – Ceasefire Now.  Join AFSC staff every Friday to hear updates from Gaza. Then, take action with us as we contact our elected officials and call for an immediate cease-fire and humanitarian access to Gaza. Our elected officials need to keep hearing from us. Register here.


Saturday, May 25, 2024, 12:00 – 1:00 PM.  Weekly Rally for Peace.  Location:  East North Broadway and High St., Columbus. 


Sunday, May 26, 2024, 11:00 AM. “From Apartheid to Freedom: The Pathway to a Free Palestine” 
with Jill Stein & Miko Peled.
  We welcome Dr. Jill Stein, 2024 Presidential Candidate for the Green Party, and Miko Peled, prominent author and speaker on Palestine and Apartheid Israel, for a conversation on the ongoing horror and transition in Palestine/Israel, and on the state of US electoral politics in light of Gaza’s ethnic cleansing. We are honored to host this conversation from two of our most respected and cutting-edge Community Church of Boston speakers.  Join us on YouTube or on Zoom Meeting ID: 813 5181 3462.


Sunday, May 26, 2024, 11:00 AM.  From Apartheid to Freedom: The Pathway to a Free Palestine with Jill Stein & Miko Peled.  The Community Church of Boston welcomes Dr. Jill Stein, 2024 Presidential Candidate for the Green Party, and Miko Peled, prominent author and speaker on Palestine and Apartheid Israel, for a conversation on the ongoing horror and transition in Palestine/Israel, and on the state of US electoral politics in light of Gaza’s ethnic cleansing. We are honored to host this conversation from two of our most respected and cutting edge CCB speakers.  Join the program on YouTube or on Zoom


Tuesday, May 28, 2024, 7:00 PM. Migration Justice Webinar Series: Employment and Worker Rights.  Please join AFSC staff from Oregon and from the Central Valley in California to learn about issues faced by immigrant workers in various sectors.  We will offer an analysis of the current conditions and some ideas and opportunities for advocacy to ensure that all workers are able to access labor protections. This webinar will be bilingual in English and Spanish.  Register here


Tuesday, May 28, 2024, 7:00 - 8:00 PM.  Franklin County Action Team MeetingJoin ACLU for our May Franklin County Action Team Meeting as we prepare for a summer of action in criminal legal reform and more!  Location:  ACLU Ohio - Columbus Office, 1108 City Park Ave Ste 203, Columbus, OH 43206.  Register here


Wednesday, May 29, 2024, 12:00 – 1:30 PM. Live from Haifa: Virtual Delegation.  Join Eyewitness Palestine for our Live from Haifa webinar, featuring a special virtual delegation led by Khulood Basel, who will take us around Haifa on a custom tour of the city.  Khulood will take us around the Palestinian neighborhood of Wadi Salib, where families who remained during the Nakba and those who were able to return from forced displacement re-settled. Don't miss this special virtual delegation to see the remarkable and ancient port city and learn more about its incredibly rich history with a uniquely qualified Palestinian native tour guide!  Register here


Wednesday, May 29, 2024, 1:00 PM.  Sabeel Conference Webinar: A Discussion on Antisemitism. Speakers: Rabbi Faryn Borella, Hadar Cohen, Omar Haramy, Father David Neuhaus This webinar discussion will cover the history of Antisemitism, the experience of antisemitism by Jews who are vocal about advocating for Palestine, and strategies for combating antisemitism within our movements.  Register here.  


Wednesday, May 29, 2024, 8:00 PM.  A Conversation with Annie JacobsenJoin Back from the Brink for a conversation with Annie Jacobsen, investigative journalist and New York Times bestselling author of Nuclear War: A Scenario. In her latest book, Jacobsen examines the ticking-clock scenario of what would unfold in the seconds, minutes, and hours following the launch of a nuclear attack against the United States, and in so doing, exposes what the government and military do not want to the public to understand about the current state of nuclear weapons. We're very excited for this opportunity to bring more attention to Ms. Jacobsen’s compelling and provocative book, raise awareness about the growing threat of nuclear war, and provide participants with tangible policy solutions and ways to take action.  Register here


Thursday, May 30, 2024, 7:00 PM.  Illustrated Introduction to U.S.-Chinese RelationsThe dangerous U.S.-China competition for Asia-Pacific hegemony continues apace. The U.S. National Security Strategy is clear that the Post Cold War era is over, and that the competition among the great power to shape what follows is on. Flashpoint military confrontations In the South and East China Seas and over Taiwan, and the U.S.-Chinse arms races threaten regional, even nuclear, war. And, despite the two great powers economic interdependence, the escalating trade war threatens people’s livelihoods and their economic security.  This event will be an introduction for concerned people who have been hesitant to make the dive into understanding the history, tensions, and alternatives to the world’s most important and potentially dangerous strategic relationship.  Register here


Tuesday, May 30, 2024, 5:30 – 7:30 PM (hors d'oeuvres, music & a cash bar).  Lend Your Voice:  Health Care for All Annual Tribute and Fundraiser.  Each year UHCAN honors outstanding leaders who work to assure access to affordable, quality health care in Ohio.  Location: The Lincoln Theater, 769 E Long St, Columbus, OH 43203.  Tickets:  $25.00.  Register here. 


Saturday, June 1, 2024, 8:00 AM.  Church Rummage Sale at Columbus Mennonite Church.  Huge sale of household & personal items, vintage & collectibles, yard & garden, toys & games, sheets & towels, books & office supplies, crafts & sewing, kitchen & appliances, electronics for sale.  Saturday only for plants.  This annual sale supports our work abroad for peace with Community Peacemaker Teams working in Kurdish Iraq, Palestine, Cyprus, Colombia, and Indigenous groups in Canada and the US. For more information contact Julie or Phil Hart at 614-446-4864 or 614-805-7652.  Location:  Columbus Mennonite Church, 35 Oakland Park Ave., Columbus. 


Thursday, May 30, 2024, 7:00 PM.  Worthington Interfaith Neighbors Presents: Sharing Our Stories.  A Journey from GhanaWIN is pleased to introduce Peter Okyere, a Pastor for immigrants and refugees for the Scioto Valley Presbytery, where he oversees welcoming those new to the United States to the Presbytery.  Pastor Okyere serves as a commissioned ruling elder at Worthington Presbyterian Church, where he leads a new monthly service at the church for immigrants and refugees. The service is aptly called “A Light to the Nations.” Peter is an emerging leader at the church as well as the larger community.  Pastor Okyere, a native of Ghana, will be sharing his story about his home country and his journey to the United States.  All are welcome.  There is no charge for this program.  To request a Zoom invitation or YouTube link, please email  Location:  Old Worthington Library, 820 High Street, Worthington. 


Thursday, May 30, 2024, 8:00 PM.  Night with the Experts.  Nuclear Power and Weapons in a Time of Rising TensionsFeaturing: Helen Jaccard and Gerry Condon, Golden Rule Anti-Nuclear Sailboat, Veterans for Peace.  Veterans For Peace has sailed the historic anti-nuclear Golden Rule as a tool to educate people about nuclear issues and advocate for actions to stop the possibility of nuclear war. The Golden Rule Project teaches about the problems caused by the whole chain - from uranium mining to nuclear energy and weapons to lack of nuclear waste disposal.   Many organizations, including NEIS, are trying to stop the nuclear madness. Helen and Gerry invite discussion about all nuclear issues and actions we can take to end the nuclear era.  Register here

Sunday, June 2, 2024, 5:00 – 9:00 PM.  FrackStock with Justin Nobel.  1 NIGHT of LOVE, JUSTIN & MUSIC.  Justin Nobel is coming through Columbus on a nationwide tour to present his landmark book, "Petroleum-235: Big Oil's Dangerous Secret and the Grassroots Fight to Stop It!" We are celebrating Justin w/ local Singer Songwriters, Bands & grassroots folx on the front lines working to protect our workers, water, air, soil and rights!  GOOD Eats & drinks provided by Buckeye Environmental Network (complimentary)! FREE TO THE PUBLIC.  Tickets are Free, due to capacity/food/drinks please register for your Free Ticket/s Here:  Event by GrassRoot Ohio, Kelly Vaughn Music and 5 others. Location:  First Unitarian Universalist of Columbus, 93 W. Weisheimer Road, Columbus.   Facebook Event


Sunday, June 2, 2024, 2:00 – 4:00 PM.  The Unconvention: Uniting Progressive Activists for Change.  Progressive activists inside and outside of the Democratic Party have decided to issue invitations to a Democratic “Unconvention'' to take place virtually. Robert Kuttner, professor, journalist, and author of “The Massachusetts Blues,” published in “American Prospect” a magazine he co-founded, will be the keynote speaker who will explain his analysis of why the popular progressive policies being passed in many other “Blue” states are not being implemented here in Massachusetts.  We will also have Danielle Allen, a previous gubernatorial candidate, to briefly address the assembly regarding Democracy Reform and opening up the process for candidates to run for elected office. We will have breakout sessions that will be facilitated by leaders in the field.  Massachusetts Peace Action, Progressive Democrats of America, and others.  Register here


Monday, June 3, 2024, 8:00 PM.  Taking Advantage: How corporate health insurers harm America's seniorsDelays. Denials. Unexpected out-of-pocket costs. Everywhere people with so-called “Medicare Advantage” plans turn, they encounter barriers to the care they need—and the care their physicians have prescribed.  Join Physicians for a National Health Program to learn about the many ways that corporate health insurers harm seniors and people with disabilities—and how YOU can fight back.  More information and registration here


Tuesday, June 4, 2024, 6;00 – 8:30 PM. Israelism Screening.  When two young American Jews raised to unconditionally love Israel witness the brutal way Israel treats Palestinians, their lives take sharp left turns. They join a movement of young American Jews battling the old guard to redefine Judaism’s relationship with Israel, revealing a deepening generational divide over modern Jewish identity. Location:  Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Branch, Auditorium.  Location:  Columbus Metropolitan Library Auditorium, 96 S. Grant Ave, Columbus 43215.  Jewish Voice for Peace Central Ohio.  RSVP Now


Wednesdays, June 5 – July 24, 2024, 8:00 - 9:00 PM.  Online Seminar:  The Civics of Resource Democracy.   Economic Democracy Advocates will cover how societies and economies have fallen out of balance because they emphasize individual rights over social responsibilities. We’ll explore the importance of citizen participation in decision-making. This goes beyond voting. It’s also about protecting the common good and how we all have a part to play in the equitable access, use and management of our common resources. Registration opens on May 20.  These sessions have been updated with new images, and a more streamlined format. Registration is $40 for eight seminars, which works out to $5 per session. Questions or comments? Please contact the Education Team.


Saturday, June 8, 2024, 7:00 - 8:30 PM.  Immigration Concert for Refugee Housing Fund at Columbus Mennonite Church. Phil Hart and fellow folk musicians and poets will be sharing songs related to home, migration, immigrants, refugees and welcoming.  Suggested donation $10 per person.  Funds will support our ongoing efforts to fund living, legal and health care expenses for refugees living in our Refuge housing apartment.  Music will be appropriate for families.  For more information contact Julie or Phil Hart at 614-446-4864 or 614-805-7652.  Location: Columbus Mennonite Church, 35 Oakland Park Ave., Columbus. 


Saturday, June 8, 2024, 7:00 PM.  Let’s Celebrate Thanksgiving in June With Bill Cohen’s Joyful “Songs of Gratitude” Concert We all have so much to be thankful for. And there’s no reason why we should always wait until one day in November to express our gratitude.  That’s why Glenwood Methodist Church invites you to a concert with veteran Columbus musician Bill Cohen and his musical friends, Joe Lambert and Joanne Blum, as they help us express gratitude for all of the many blessings we too often take for granted.  With piano, guitar, and voices, the trio will sing well-known songs from decades ago, linked to a wide variety of folks --- John Denver, Bing Crosby, Phil Ochs, Louis Armstrong, and Don McLean.  Even Johnny Appleseed, Jiminy Cricket, and the TV show, “Golden Girls.”  Inspirational and wise sayings about gratitude will also be part of the mix.  Because when we’re thankful, we feel good.  And we’re more forgiving, more charitable, and more energized to pitch in and help make this a better world. Admission: We’re asking for minimal donations at the door --- just $5 a person.  Location:   Glenwood Methodist Church, 2833 Valleyview Drive at Hague, 43204. 


Thursday, June 20, 2024, 7:00 PM.  Veterans For Peace No Nukes Webinar: Nuclear Power and Weapons in a Time of Rising TensionsRegister for the webinar here.  


Wednesday, June 26, 2024, 1:00 PM.  Sabeel Conference Webinar:  Genocide.  Speakers to be announced. Register here.  


June 28, 29 and 30, 2024.  COMFEST.   Planning is underway!   Any organizations or individuals who would want a workshop or speaker slot to highlight their progressive activism, please to go where you can find the application or contact  Location:  120 W Goodale St, Columbus, OH 43215.


July 5-7, 2024, 12th Columbus Black Theatre Festival.  Peace Within the StormLocation:  Columbus Performing Arts Center Van Fleet Theatre, 549 Franklin Ave., Columbus 43215.  More information and tickets here


Wednesday, July 31, 2024, 1:00 PM.  Sabeel Conference Webinar: Apartheid.   Speakers to be announced. Register here.  


August 30 – September 2, 2024, Socialism 2024.  The last year has changed us all.  As global crises deepen, social movements the world over are striving toward new visions and experimenting with new strategies. From Palestine to the US and beyond, radical politics have re-emerged as necessary for both survival and full liberation. At this critical juncture, the Socialism 2024 Conference will be a vital gathering space for today’s left.  A four-day conference featuring dozens of participatory discussions, lectures, and workshops organized by activists from all over the country, the Socialism Conference will host exchanges between existing organizers and organizations, while bringing in new layers of the politically curious as part of building our radical traditions and movements.  Location:  Chicago.  More information and registration here