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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:  


Now through August 31, 2022.  Simply Living to Screen Revolution Generation "A Manifesto for Today's Youth." "The Revolution Generation" documentary was created by the activist/filmmaker team Josh Tickell and Rebecca Harrell-Tickell, and is the follow-up to their previous documentary "Kiss the Ground".  When you register you will receive a virtual link to watch the documentary anytime through August 31st. We plan to hold a discussion later this summer with young millennial activists. The film gives a roadmap for how today’s youth can revolutionize the political, social and economic systems that have exploited and failed them. This upbeat documentary explores “an alternate history” of the sweeping changes that lead to the world that young people are inheriting and paints a powerful, hopeful, and actionable picture of how today’s youth can solve the global climate crisis. See the Trailer Now. Register Here

 

Monday, August 8, 2022, 4:00 – 4:30 PM.  Take Action Together for Gaza.  Jewish Voice for Peace.  Just over a year since its last horrific attack on Gaza, the Israeli government launched yet another round of catastrophic bombings, massacring Palestinian families. This is the fifth attack by Israel of this magnitude since it placed Gaza under a crippling blockade of land, air and sea 15 years ago. Join a virtual space today – and every day we need to – to learn the latest developments and take collective action for Gaza. Today we’ll call our electeds to demand that Israel stop its attacks and end the brutal military siege of Gaza, as well as make demands of other key institutions complicit in this murderous regime. Please share widely and invite others to join. May our heartbreak and rage lead us towards collective action.  Read the JVP Toolkit hereRegister here

 

Monday, August 8, 2022, 2:00 PM. Join the Ben and Jerry’s Hearing.  After over a year of bullying from the Israeli government, Unilever sold off rights to the Ben & Jerry's brand in Israel, in order to continue sales of Ben & Jerry's ice cream on stolen Palestinian land, in violation of the company's Social Mission. The Ben & Jerry's board is suing to stop that sale.  On Monday, August 8, at 2 p.m. ET, a judge will hear arguments on whether to block the transfer of the Ben & Jerry's name while the lawsuit in under way. You can listen in by calling 1-888-363-4749 and dialing access code 3768660. Callers will not be able to actively participate in the hearing but showing up in large numbers will show the court, Unilever, and the Ben & Jerry's board that we will not stand by as Israel tries to scare companies away from standing in solidarity with Palestinians.  Palestinian liberation is as core to the social justice mission Ben & Jerry's claims to uphold as climate activism, Black liberation, and LGBTQ rights. Allowing a Palestine exception here puts every movement at risk. 

 

Monday, August 8, 2022, 12:00 PM.  Ranked Choice Voting.  Join the League of Women Voters of Ohio for a forum discussion on Ranked Choice Voting (RCV). Guests will discuss the basics of RCV and its different forms, its benefits and challenges, implementation in cities and states across the nation, and its prospects in Ohio.  Register here

 

Monday, August 8, 2022, 7:00 PM.  The U.S. Russia, China & NATO: The Dangerous New Era of Great Power Confrontation & How We Respond.  The Ukraine War crystalized a new and threatening era of “blockification”, and increasingly dangerous military, economic, and technological competition. Escalation of the Ukraine War, including weapons of mass destruction remains a possibility. There is a total absence of U.S.-Russian “strategic stability” arrangements. President Biden’s National Security Policy and NATO’s new Strategic Concept names China as a “challenge” to the rules based order. Taiwan has become the tenuous hinge of the U.S. empire, and provocative naval and air force “exercises” in the East and South China Sea could easily escalate to a U.S.-China nuclear war. China is playing a long game, while the West focuses on short-term military fixes. Add to this the new QUAD, the AUKUS Alliance and Biden’s efforts to reassert U.S. Middle East hegemony.  Join two of the world’s leading analysts and peace movement figures to make sense of this fluid and dangerous landscape and their prescriptions for how our movements should respond. Reiner Braun, Executive Director of the International Peace Bureau (Berlin) and Phyllis Bennis, Director, New Internationalism Project, Institute for Policy Studies. Co-sponsored by Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security and Massachusetts Peace Action.  Register here

 

 

 

Monday, August 8, 2022, 8:00 PM.  Yemen School Bus Bombing VigilOn August 8th, 2018, Saudi Arabia used US military technology to target a school bus, killing 40 Yemeni children. This September, a vote is expected to happen on a bill (SJRes56) to end US involvement in the war. More horrific tragedies like this can continue to happen with U.S. complicity if we do not pass the vote in Congress meaning the possibility of more bombs targeting and murdering innocent children. #LetYemeniChildrenGrow #YemenCantWait.  We are memorializing these 40 schoolchildren in a virtual vigil on the anniversary of the bombing and demanding no more Congressional authorization for school bombings. We will be hearing from a panel of Yemeni speakers and educators and then we will take action together to end US complicity in the horrific war in Yemen.  Code Pink and others.  Register here

 

Tuesday, August 9, 2022, 11:00 AM.  KUMI Now:  Indigenous Rights.  In the 21st century, as the challenges of climate change and sustainable development more adversely affect indigenous peoples and poorer nations, it is critical that their voices are heard and their rights granted. Given these struggles for indigenous rights around the globe, this week is not just about the struggles of Palestine. The declaration is several pages long and, like the UN Declaration of Human Rights, is worth reading in full.  Our guest will be the musician and activist Lyla JuneRegister here

 

Tuesday, August 9, 2022, 5:30 PM.  Clintonville Progressives Happy Hour.  Come enjoy some company and conversation. We have a lot to talk about: Kansas, gerrymandering, campaigns, etc.  Location:  Rusty Bucket, 4109 N. High St., Columbus 43214.

 

Tuesday, August 9, 2022, 8:00 PM.  ACLU Abortion Activist Series.  On June 24, the Supreme Court issued a dangerous ruling overturning Roe v. Wade in an unprecedented attack on reproductive freedom. But this fight isn’t just taking place at the Supreme Court. The ACLU is prepared for this moment, and will continue fighting in courts and legislatures, in the streets, and at the ballot box — but we need you with us.  This summer, join ACLU People Power’s Abortion Activist Series, a collection of virtual events and trainings on how you can join the fight for abortion rights, no matter where you live.  Join us every other Tuesday this summer.  More information and registration here

 

Tuesday, August 9, 2022, 7:00 PM.  OH-Statewide-City Gun Violence Prevention (Zoom).  Join Moms Demand Action volunteers from across the state to learn about the importance of building and supporting effective community relationships in preventing city gun violence. Everytown Survivor Fellows Michelle Bell and Shela Blanchard will present their case study and panelists will share their diverse community experiences in establishing programs that interrupt the cycle of violence in our cities. Panelists include: Jacqueline Casimire (Mothers of Murdered Columbus Children), El Jay’Em (Speakezie-Go Hard in CLE, DC, NYC), and Karen Rumsey (Social Worker, Cincinnati Police Department).  Register here

 

August 9, (1:00 – 2:00 PM), 11 (1:00 – 2:30 PM) and the week of August 15 or 22, 2022, Accountable Matters:  Advocate for Palestinian Children and Families.  Join Churches for Middle East Peace for a series of virtual events this August including a webinar, advocacy training, and virtual meetings with your elected officials.  This summit will feature flexible scheduling to join parts live or watch recordings plus the opportunity to meet others in your local community for a virtual congressional meeting. Accountability Matters will focus on the importance of Human Rights, specifically via the support of HR 2590:  Defending the Human Rights of Palestinian Children and Families Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act introduced by Congresswoman Betty McCollum.  More information and link to the registration here

 

August 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2022, 6:00 – 7:30 PM.  Community Organizing Workshop: Protecting Honest Education in Your School.  Join this comprehensive 4-week workshop to learn how to organize and mobilize your community. This training is designed to build leadership and capacity in local grassroots organizing to strengthen the movement for honest education in every school across Ohio.  Attendees will learn how to: organize a community group to protect honest education in your school or school district, build messaging to address specific issues in your community, have courageous, persuadable conversations, engage school leaders, attend school board meetings, pass resolutions, and sustain your community group for the long game.   It is best (but not required) to attend all four sessions, as each session builds on the next. Slides, toolkits, and resources will be shared after the workshop. This series is hosted by Honesty for Ohio Education in partnership with Campaign for Our Shared Future.  Register here

 

Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 3:00 PM.  Autism: Learning From Angels Among Us.  In recent years, autism has become an ever-present term in the landscape of our lives, rising from 1 in 5000 children in 1975, to 1 in 36 children in 2016. We are now on target to experience 1 in 3 children with ASD by 2035. Join Zach Bush MD as we explore the causes, presentations, management resources, and prognosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Hear first-hand from Ry Arcuri, a patient of his who is thriving in the context of autism, and his mother Cass. Megan Buer, co-founder of Guiding Arrow Nature Camp, a nature-based camp for children with autism, will also share her experience as a mother and advocate for those with ASD. Through proper support, we can understand autistic children as extraordinary individuals wired to see themselves, humanity, and the world differently. Join us for this important conversation.  This is part of the Global Health Education initiative, which makes health education free and accessible to all. Register here

 

Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 6:00 PM.  Fair Districts Ohio Huddle.  Join us for our monthly huddle for all Fair Districts volunteers. Catch up on Fair Districts news, current actions, what's next for our #fairmaps advocacy. Event by Fair Districts Coalition, League of Women Voters of Ohio and Common Cause Ohio.  Bring your questions!  FacebookRegister here

 

Thursday, August 11, 2022, 6:00 – 7:00 PM.  Showing Up for Racial Justice Central Ohio.  SURJCO is thrilled to be launching regular monthly SURJCO member meetings! Meetings are open to all whether you are already involved with SURJCO, ready to join, or simply curious.  Monthly meetings will include time for relationship building, report outs from action teams, and time for sharing ideas and planning.  The August 11 meeting will include discussion based or a recent webinar hosted by SURJ National - Calling White People In | A Conversation with adrienne maree brown. If you are able to, please watch the recording beforehand, it's well worth the watch! It will also include updates about community events, actions, and volunteer and donation opportunities.  We hope to meet in person quarterly. Please register HERE for the zoom link and to add upcoming meetings to your calendar.  Interested in getting involved, but can't attend the next meeting? Fill out our interest form HERE and we will reach out to you directly! 

 

Friday, August 12, 2022, 5:00 - 5:30 PM.  GrassRoot Ohio With Carolyn Harding.  Our mission is to profile every-day people working on important issues and to connect them with other folks who want to help. Conversations with every-day people, working on important issues here in Columbus and all around Ohio Justice: environmental, social, racial, economic, w/ folks on the front lines. LISTEN TO 94.1 FM and stream US online at WGRN.com.  You can find all GrassRoot Ohio podcasts/shows on Soundcloud:  https://soundcloud.com/user-42674753. Apple Podcasts:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/grassroot-ohio/id1522559085 and YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAX2t1Z7_qae803BzDF4PtQ

 

Friday, August 12, 2022, 4:00 - 5:00 PM.  Honk and Wave for Our Revolution. Join us at the pedestrian bridge overlooking route 315 (near Whetstone Park) as we wave to the folks on their way home for the weekend. bring signs and a smile and a wave!  Location:  4261 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43214.  Register with Our Revolution here

 

Friday, August 12, 2022, 11:30 AM.  Ramp Up for Repro.  Re-establishing full abortion access in Ohio is going to take each and every one of us in a complex, multi-faceted approach. Pro-Choice Ohio and our allies have fought and will continue to fight to keep abortion legal, as long as possible, for as many as possible, and that will never change. As we start into this next phase of our work this year, we hope you will join us in this fight. Pro-Choice Ohio.  Register here

 

Saturday, August 13, 2022, 12:00 - 1:00 PM.  Occupy for Our Revolution.  Join Our Revolution each Saturday at the intersection of North Broadway and High Street to demonstrate for peace and justice. Bring a mask and a sign or two in solidarity.  Register with Our Revolution here

 

Saturday, August 13, 2022, 7:00 – 8:00 PM.  Columbus Free Press Second Saturday Salon Since we aren't getting together in person, we can gather for a couple hours on the second Saturday night of each month.  Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83906590837.  Meeting ID: 839 06. 

 

Sunday, August 14, 2022, 3:00 PM.  Voices from the Holy Land Online Film Salon: "How to Make a Revolution."  Born and raised in Hebron, Issa Amro has devoted his life to protesting and documenting human rights abuses in the West Bank-Occupied Territories. In 2016 he was detained and indicted by the Israeli state on eighteen charges spanning six years – including incitement, insulting a soldier, and protesting against military and settler violence. He was tried in the Ofer Military Court where the average trial takes 10 minutes, and where the conviction rate for Palestinians is 99.7%. Issa was acquitted of most of the charges and received a suspended sentence, only to find himself arrested and tried again – but this time, not by Israel, but by the Palestinian Authority. Based on verbatim transcripts, renowned Israeli playwright Einat Weizman and Issa Amro take a blistering look at the truth behind the headlines in this filmed version of an original staged production of "How to Make a Revolution".  Register now and then join the Q&A Discussion on August 14.  More information and registration here

 

Sunday, August 14, 2022, 2:00 PM.  GrassRoot Ohio With Carolyn Harding.  Our mission is to profile every-day people working on important issues and to connect them with other folks who want to help. Conversations with every-day people, working on important issues here in Columbus and all around Ohio Justice: environmental, social, racial, economic, w/ folks on the front lines. LISTEN TO 94.1 FM and stream US online at WGRN.com.  You can find all GrassRoot Ohio podcasts/shows on Soundcloud:  https://soundcloud.com/user-42674753. Apple Podcasts:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/grassroot-ohio/id1522559085 and YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAX2t1Z7_qae803BzDF4PtQ

 

Sunday, August 14, 2022, 1:00 – 4:00 PM.   IACO 2022 Main Event: Welcoming New Americans Faith Perspectives by Interfaith Association of Central Ohio.  Join us as we discuss the experiences of refugees/immigrants in America and the role of faith communities in assisting these new residents. The United States was established as a nation of immigrants. Over its history there have been both stories of hope and success as well as those of despair and discrimination. Join IACO for its annual fundraiser - the Main Event, where Joe Mas, Vice-Mayor of Worthington, leads a panel discussion focusing on the experiences refugees and immigrants transitioning into American society and the role that faith communities play in this process.  This event is a fundraiser supporting the Interfaith Association of Central Ohio. The Interfaith Association of Central Ohio (IACO) is made up of nine diverse faiths who have come together for one purpose: Creating a vibrant interfaith community based on understanding, friendship, and trust.  All monies raised supports this purpose. Additional support for the on-line and video portion of the program is generously provided by Puffin Foundation West and Religions for Peace USA.  This is an online or in person event (no lunch).  Cost: $10-25.  Location:  Bharatiya Hindu Temple, 3671 Hyatts Road, Powell, OH 43065.  Register here

 

Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 5:00 -6:00 PM.  LCV Victory Fund's 2022 Midterm Election State of Play. Protecting the pro-climate, pro-democracy leadership in the U.S. House and Senate that we worked so hard to achieve in 2020 — and electing even more champions to expand majorities in Congress this November — is essential to our movement’s ability to safeguard the progress we made in 2021 and secure future policies to equitably address the climate crisis on a scale equal to the threat.  During the program, we’ll hear from Nevada’s U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto who will share a personal account of the importance that the climate crisis holds in Washington today, and why it’s important in the upcoming midterms. Following words from Senator Cortez-Masto, LCV’s President, Gene Karpinski, and Senior Vice President of Campaigns, Pete Maysmith, will share their expert insights about what they’re seeing on the ground as primary races come to a close and the November midterm elections approach. We’ll also hear a report from an LCV field organizer in one of our battleground states - the program will be a robust discussion about the state of play from viewpoints across the election cycle. League of Conservative Voters.  Register here

 

Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 12:00 PM. Using Health Equity Assessments to make the most of federal funds.  Huge amounts of federal funds are flowing into communities across the country thanks to the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Our local officials can use that money to improve our health and wellbeing and address the disproportionate toll COVID took on people of color and people with low incomes. Join the Health Equity Network for a webinar to learn how you can help ensure your community makes the most of these transformational dollars.  Policy Matters Ohio.  Register here

 

Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 12:00 PM. Health Equity Assessments & ARPA.  Health equity impact assessments can help policymakers make the best decisions for people’s health and wellbeing when spending American Rescue Plan dollars. Amanda Woodrum and folks from the Ohio Poverty Law Center and the Ohio Public Health Association will host this webinar. It’s geared toward people who want their local governments to use ARPA funds to ensure all people can live happy, healthy lives no matter their race, income, or gender. Register here!

 

Thursday, August 18, 2022, 1:00 - 2:00 PM. Theater of the Oppressed Workshop.  Combatants for Peace.  Combatants for Peace work towards a two-state solution in the 1967 borders, OR any other mutually agreed upon solution that will allow both Israelis and Palestinians to live in freedom, security, democracy and dignity in their homeland.   Register for the webinar here

 

Thursday, August 18, 2022, 2:00 PM.  The Fear of "The Great Replacement" and Impact on Society.  Please join us for a discussion on how the fear of “The Great Replacement” has provided motivation for many heinous attacks on racial and religious minorities and what should be the role of religious communities in dispelling this myth perpetuated by white supremacist groups.  Join Religions for Peace USA Live! Via Zoom & Facebook.  Register for the webinar here

 

Friday, August 19, 2022, 7:30 PM.  Bill Cohen’s Oldies But Goodies Concert: Fun, Music, and Memories.  He will be doing hit songs made famous by the likes of Chubby Checker, Ricky Nelson, the Everly Brothers, Sam Cooke, Paul Anka, Del Shannon, Fabian, the Drifters, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, and others.  Beautiful doo-wop background vocals will be added by the Harmonettes (Jackie LaMuth, Renilda Marshall, and Teresa Schleifer.)  And we’ll be backed by instrumental wizards Brian Szuch on electric lead guitar and Renilda Marshall on bass.  Plus, we’ll have fun with trivia questions about 1950’s songs, fads, and singers.  And, as usual, we’ll have a couple surprises that will be pretty “neat,” to use the parlance of the times.  We’re suggesting $15 per person donations at the door, with proceeds going to senior citizen programs of the Clintonville Resource Center.  In other words, we’re doing “oldies but goodies” music to help “oldies but goodies” people.  Location:  Overbrook Presbyterian Church’s social hall, 4131 N. High St., Columbus 43214. 

 

Sunday, August 21, 2023, 5:00 - 7:00 PM.  Redbird Books to Prisoners.  We collect, pack, and send books to Ohio prisoners every 1st and 3rd Sunday.  Location: Thirdhand Bike Coop, 979 East 5th Ave, Columbus. Please wear a mask, and please don't park in front of the building.

 

Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 3:00 PM.  Make it in Appalachia.  Coal Waste:  Turning Liabilities into Opportunities. Hosted by Policy Matters Ohio ReImagine Appalachia.  They’ll discuss how new technologies can address the region’s coal waste problem while also positioning the region for the future. Register here.  Facebook

 

Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 11:30 AM (luncheon), 12:00 PM (program). Columbus Metropolitan Club Meeting.  Columbus Housing Strategy.  Featuring Patty McClimon, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Erin Prosser, Assistant Director of Housing Strategies, City of Columbus, Otto Beatty III, President, Otto Beatty Real Estate, and host Bonnie Meibers, Reporter, Columbus Business First, with special introductory remarks from Mayor Andrew Ginther.

JOIN US IN THE ROOM for this discussion. Please make reservations by Tuesday, August 23rd. We cannot accommodate walk ins. You can also still join us on the CMC YouTube Channel to view and participate in the community conversation during this livestream event. We encourage you to register and support CMC by purchasing a virtual seat – different levels of support are available when you register! When you register, you can submit questions in advance. We also ask you to consider making donations to CMC to support our mission of Connecting People and Ideas Through Community Conversation, even if you are unable to join us for this particular forum.  More information here

 

Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 6:00 PM.  Ramp Up for Repro.  Re-establishing full abortion access in Ohio is going to take each and every one of us in a complex, multi-faceted approach. Pro-Choice Ohio and our allies have fought and will continue to fight to keep abortion legal, as long as possible, for as many as possible, and that will never change. As we start into this next phase of our work this year, we hope you will join us in this fight. Pro-Choice Ohio.  Register here

 

Saturday, August 27, 2022, 5:00 – 9:00 PM.  Rubén Castilla Herrera Annual Birthday Celebration.  It's that time of year again! Every year we have been gathering around Rubén's birthday (August 24) to celebrate his life, love, family, and the community he made and which made him.  More details to come in the near future. We would like to recruit some volunteers for helping out with different roles such as set-up, tear-down, food prep, fundraising, etc. Will have more information on that soon, but if you know you'd like to be involved now, please feel free to shoot me a message!  Location:  The Vanderelli Room, 218 McDowell St., Columbus.  Facebook

 

August 28 (1:00 – 2:30 PM), August 30 (12:00 – 1:30 PM), or September 2 (12:00 – 1:30 PM), 2022.  Gaza: Beautiful Resistance.  Travel Virtually to Gaza with Donkeysaddle Projects and Just Vision.  Gaza is often portrayed as a place of desperation and violence, due to decades of occupation, siege and ongoing brutal assaults. What is far less often portrayed is Gaza as a place of life, laughter, joy, and creativity. On this Virtual Delegation of the Gaza Strip, we will introduce you to beautiful resistance in the Gaza Strip. Through music, art, dancing and more, Palestinians in Gaza resist the dehumanization inherent in colonization.  Meet Palestinians in Gaza who insist on expressing their full humanity and on waging life!  More information and registration here

 

Tuesday, August 30, 2022, 7:00 – 8:30 PM.  Inequities Across a Spectrum: The Journey of LGBTQIA+ communities for healthcare in Ohio Please join the Single Payer Action Network Ohio Equity Committee as we discuss the history of LGBTQIA+ healthcare in Ohio, where it is today, and what we can do to help fight inequities moving forward. This will be a three part event followed by a Q&A session. We have great community members and physicians lined up for this event that are embedded with the LGBTQIA+ community and they are excited to share their stories with you.  Part 1: History of LGBTQIA+ healthcare in Ohio & the needs that current clinics are trying to fill from the perspective of a physician in the field. Part 2: Needs that are missing in the LGBTQIA+ community despite subjective advances in legal rights from the perspective of a community volunteer and member. Part 3: 3 person panel of LGBTQIA+ community members to speak on their experiences.  Register here

 

Sunday, August 31, and September 11, 2022, 5:00 – 6:30 PM.  Jewish Community Safety Training Series: Building Skills and Abolitionist Support NetworksAre you part of a Jewish community that is looking for strategies to keep your community safe and police-free? Join SURJ Faith for a three part series, led by Jewish activists and safety experts, to prepare and train congregations to make community safety plans for the High Holy Days and beyond.  Whether you are interested in making your first safety plan or are already deeply engaged in this work, come meet fellow activists and learn hands-on skills. We encourage you to sign up with a small group from your community, if possible. The final training will be open to people of any faith who want to learn de-escalation skills to support their own congregations as well as support Jewish community safety teams. Sliding scale donation ($0-$54). There will be participant support, live captioning, and ASL available upon request in the registration form.  More information and registration here

 

September 2-5, 2022.  Change Everything.  Socialism2020Join thousands of leftwing activists and authors in Chicago to share lessons from history, learn about socialist and abolitionist ideas and organizing, discuss current struggles, and debate current issues on the left.  Location:  Chicago.  More information and registration here

 

Friday, September 9 – Sunday, September 11, 2022.   Hot Times Community Music and Arts Festival.  The festival is an independent and all volunteer driven community arts and music festival, and is the largest gathering of “art cars” in Central Ohio. Location:  Columbus Public Health Department, 240 Parsons Avenue, Columbus 43215.  WebsiteFacebook

 

Thursday, September 29, 2022, 12:00 – 1:00 PM.  Meet the Academics of Churches for Middle East Peace.  CMEP boasts a growing number of researchers and academics as members of the team. Join CMEP for this invitation into some of exciting research these academics are developing. This is an opportunity to engage with internal conversations and emerging areas of interest.  While CMEP's work most often focuses on politics, members of the CMEP team are currently engaging on a variety of topics ranging from connections between archeology, theology, and politics; higher education in Bethlehem; the experience of American Palestinians; and disability.  Hear brief presentations from the below CMEP researchers and engage in Q & A to follow.  This event will also serve as a fundraiser for CMEP's Ambassador Warren Clark Fellowship.  Registration for this event is free but we are also accepting donations towards the AWCF program with hopes to fully fund one year of the program for two fellows. More information and link to the registration here

 

Saturday, October 22 and November 19, 2022, 3:00 – 4:30 PM. Book Discussion: Not "A Nation of ImmigrantsFollowing Indigenous Peoples Day, join Massachusetts Peace Action in a reading group on the book Not 'A Nation of Immigrants"- Settler Colonialism, White Supremacy, and A History of Erasure and Exclusion. By Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz- Beacon Press, Boston. We will be reading and discussing the book in two parts over Zoom.  October 22 - Part 1 - Introduction, Chapter 1-4- Settler Colonialism and Continental Imperialism.  November 19 - Part 2- Chapters 5-8- Arrivants: Irish, Italian, Asian, Latinx- discussion in small groups and framing of issues.  Massachusetts Peace Action.  More information and registration here