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Monday, September 12, 2016, 11:30 AM. OHIO RESIDENTS STAND WITH RESIDENTS OF STANDING ROCK, ND.  Many of us have been watching the events unfolding on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota. The Native Americans who live on the Standing Rock Reservation are not willing to simply stand by and watch a destructive pipeline project ruin their water and desecrate their sacred land. The company behind the project is Energy Transfer Partners/Enbridge.  Here in Ohio we have events unfolding along the exact same path as Standing Rock. Spectra Energy, now part of Energy Transfer Partners/Enbridge, is attempting to construct a pipeline through Ohio (only one of many proposed pipeline projects). This pipeline will cut through many Ohio communities and counties including, Medina, Wayne, Lorain, Erie, Lucas, just to name a few and it will put tons of toxins into the air in communities along the path like Oberlin, Guilford Township, and Waterville. The risks of explosions and leaks threaten the water supplies of hundreds of thousands of residents, just like at Standing Rock.  The people of Ohio share much in common with the Native Americans at Standing Rock. The difference is that the people in North Dakota KNOW THEY LIVE ON A RESERVATION and the people in Ohio are just realizing it.  When we show our solidarity with Standing Rock as we also struggle to protect our land, air, water and communities from corporate colonization, pipelines, toxic waste injection wells and fracking.  We stand together in this fight for our future.  Location:  Ohio Statehouse at E. State and S. High St.


Monday, September 12, 2016; 1:45-3:30 PM. (PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE!)  Moral Monday – Silent March and Rally.  On Moral Monday, Rev. William Barber's call for a National Day of Action will be answered in Columbus, Ohio by workers and faith leaders from SEIU, Crazy Faith Ministries, Faith in Public Life, Nuns on the Bus, Ohio AFL-CIO, Common Cause, Democratic Voices of Ohio, ProgressOhio, Ohio Unity Coalition and more. We will march silently from First Congregational Church UCC to the Ohio Statehouse, to rally on the north side of the Capitol building to demand a moral revival to end systemic injustice, racism, poverty, and oppression.  This Silent March and rally will call on elected officials and candidates for office to advance a moral public policy agenda that responds to the urgent needs of the poor, people who are ill, children, immigrants, communities of color, and religious minorities. We will deliver the “Higher Ground Moral Declaration” to Governor Kasich, as well as to all state leaders through our words, actions, and the spirit of the Silent March on Moral Monday. We see our voices being silenced when our votes are suppressed, livelihoods are diminished, poor are neglected, and families are unsupported. In silence, we reclaim our power.  Location:  Downtown Columbus

1:45 PM.  Meet at First Congregational Church, 444 E. Broad St.
2-2:30 pm: Silent March down Broad St. (heading west)
2:30 pm-3:30 pm: Moral Monday speakers at 1 Capitol Square (North side of State Capitol Building)
3:30 pm: Gatherers disperse after a final Moment of Silence; buses pick up on South side of the Statehouse, others return back to First Congregational Church
WHY?  It’s time for a moral revolution of thought, spirit, and action. Our state leaders must recognize and champion all of our rights.


Monday, September 12, 2016, 6:30 – 8:00 PM.  Clintonville Energy Colaborative Meeting.  Location:  Clinton Heights Lutheran Church, 15 Clinton Heights Ave., 43202.  Click here for more information.


Monday, September 12,  2016,  7:00 – 8:30 PM.  Columbus Community Bill of Rights organizing meeting.   We continue to organize our signature campaign to protect our water, air, and soil from contamination by the fossil fuel extraction industries.   We will have petitions and supplies for petitioners at the meeting.  You can turn your finished ones in as well.  Location (note new address):  88 W. Blake St., Columbus OH.  This is the street that The Blue Danube restaurant on N. High St. in the north campus area is at the corner of.  The street is one-way, so you need to drive to from Neil Avenue.   See the CCBOR website for more information:   http://www.columbusbillofrights.org/For more information, please contact CCBOR at columbusbillofrights@gmail.com.   Please sign the petition for clean air, pure water and safe soil before July 1, 2016!  Volunteer - contact Greg Pace:  gpace67@gmail.com  Like/Share FaceBook:  https://www.facebook.com/ColumbusBillofRights/?ref=bookmarks


Monday, September 12, 2016, 7:00 PM.  Friends Committee on National Legislation – Central Ohio advocacy group Meeting.   FCNL is focused on getting floor votes for the bipartisan U.S. Senate and House versions of S.2123, the “Sentencing Reform Act of 2015.”  The House version bills are HR 3713, “Sentencing Reform Act:, and   HR 759, the “Recidivism Risk Reduction Act.  Location:  Center on High, 3208 N. High St. Columbus, 43202.   More information:  http://fcnl.org/issues/incarceration/ .  For more information, contact Greg Pace: 614-565-6067 or gpace67@gmail.com


Monday, September 12, 2016 - 6:30 PM.  Clintonville Energy Collaborative meeting.   Location:  Clinton Heights Lutheran Church, 15 Clinton Heights Ave., Cols.   For more information, see http://www.cec-freedom.org/?q=calendar


Monday, September 12, 2016, 6:30 – 8:00 PM.  Simply Living’s Transition Class on Localization.  This is the first in a new series of fall classes offered by Simply Living’s “Sustainable U” and sponsored by SL’s Transition Central Ohio group.  The first class will include a 19-minute version of the film, Economics of Happiness, followed by a discussion of the concept of localization and what it means in our communities and neighborhoods.  Instructors are Chuck Lynd Chuck.Lynd@gmail.com and Mac Crawford Crawford.9@osu.edu. Additional classes are scheduled on Mondays: October 3, November 7, and December 5. Topics will be announced at the first class.  Cost: $10 Simply Living members and students; $12 all others.  Pay at the class or purchase ticket online HERE.  For more info and updates visit Facebook page HERE and Simply Living’s Meetup page HERE


Monday, ​ September 12, 2016, 7:30 PM.   Youth Beat Radio on WCRS.  Tune in this award winning program every Mondays at 7:30 p.m. on WCRS  102.1 and 98.3 FM or listen online at www.wcrsfm.org.  Youth Beat Radio is sponsored by The School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University, Ohio State University Extension, and the Puffin Foundation West.   Location: WCRS 102.1 and 98.3 FM on your radio dial. Program and podcasts here.   For more information, contact youthbeat@osu.edu


Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 7:00 PM.  Franklin County Green Party Meeting.  Joe DeMare will discuss his campaign for U.S. Senate.  Location:  Northwood Building, 2231 N. High St., room 100.  Parking available in “R” spaces behind the building (map).  For more information, please contact  fcgreenparty@gmail.com More information:  http://www.joedemareforagreenfuture.org/


Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 6:00 PM.  From Protest to Politics:  2016.  All summer people have been in the streets of Columbus demanding an end to mass incarceration and police brutality.  Let’s move together from protest to politics (then back to protest again, if need be!)  We have partnered with Mt. Olivet to invite the candidates for Franklin County Prosecutor and Court of Common Pleas Judges to answer questions about the issues that matter most to people in our community. Let's join together and tell our vision for what good prosecution looks like with policies that respect all human life, keep communities safer and keep families together.  Location:   Mt. Olivet Baptist Church located at 428 E Main St, Columbus, Ohio 43215.  Sponsored by the Columbus People's Partnership.   RSVP here.   Click here to join the event page and invite a friend!


Thursday, September 15, 2016, 11:00 PM till Midnight.  Big Barking Dog Alternative Radio on WCRS 98.3 / 102.1 FM.  Big Barking Dog Alternative Radio features:  a) newly released Alternative and Independent music  b) emerging Alternative musical trends from across the world  c) interviews with local musicians, filmmakers, artists and actvists.  All shows are: 1) broadcast on 98.2/102.1 FM  2) streamed “live” on the internet and 3) available for download at: http://www.wcrsfm.org/audio/user/1851.  Podcasts are available for download free of charge at: http://www.wcrsfm.org/audio/user/1851.


Thursday,  September 15, 2016, 7:15 – 9:30 AM.  EPN Breakfast Meeting: "Eco-Labels, Certifications, Green Advertising -- How Trustworthy Are Green Claims?"  Green labels and certifications are among the most important drivers of sustainable business practices and consumer behavior, so what can be done to protect the integrity of these practices and the resulting value for companies that are “good actors”? Presenters are Laura Koss, JD, Assistant Director, Division of Enforcement, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission, and Timothy Bartley, PhD, OSU sociology professor and co-author of the recent book, "Looking Behind the Label: Global Industries and the Conscientious Consumer."  Sponsored by OSU Moritz College of Law, Center for Interdisciplinary Law and Policy Studies and the Ohio Environmental Council. Location: Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43210. Parking is free but you must have a pass which you can download here and place on your dashboard, whether parking across the street or behind the 4-H Center. More info HERE.


Thursday, September 15, 2016, 5:30 -8:30 PM.  Metropreneur's ASPIRE to Celebrate Social Enterprises at Studio 35.  The Center for Social Enterprise Development invites you to celebrate social enterprises that are impacting the Columbus community in many ways. The Metropreneur will honor those efforts at its second annual Aspire event, including the 2016 Social Entrepreneur of the Year. Programming will begin at 6:30 pm with a panel discussion moderated by the Center's CEO, Allen Proctor. The panel will feature leaders of local nonprofits sharing their experiences currently building social enterprises to support their organizations through the SE Catalyst program. Joining the panel are: Joy Chivers, President & CEO, Gladden Community House; Teresa Trost, Executive Director, Community Shares of Mid Ohio; and Robert (Bo) Chilton, CEO, IMPACT Community Action. The panel will be followed by a keynote interview featuring Joel Diaz, Chief Marketing & Community Affairs Officer at Equitas Health, a non-profit community-based healthcare system supporting the LGBTQ community. In 2012, the organization opened the non-profit Equitas Health Pharmacy Columbus. Proceeds from the full-service drugstore support the Equitas’ mission and help prepare prevention, care, and treatment for HIV and AIDS. Location: Studio 35, 3055 Indianola Ave 43202. Get Tickets ($10) HERE. Poster with more info HERE.


September 16, 2016, 5:30 – 7:30 PM.  Simply Living Meetup:  The Wellness Forum.  Learn about healthy food and sample delicious food prepared by Chef Del, author of The China Study Quick and Easy Cookbook, Better Than Vegan and the bestseller, Forks Over Knives cookbooks.  Location: The Wellness Forum, 510 E. Wilson Bridge Rd., Suite G, Worthington, Ohio 43085. More information at http://simplyliving.org/event/meetup-the-wellness-forum/


Saturday, September 17, 2016, 2:00 – 4:30 PM.  Economic Empowerment & Resistance Task Force.  We are a grassroots organization for poor working-class people.  We discuss current events and explore how commons-based transitions, Fab Labs and other models can end class exploitation and transform the capitalist system.  This meeting is free and open to the public.   For more information, see facebook.com/EconomicEmpowermentAndResistanceTaskForce.   Or email to: economictaskforce@gmail.com  Location:  Columbus Metropolitan Library, Martin Luther King Branch, 1600 E Long St, Columbus, OH 43203, USA (map).  Click HERE for a link to the calendar.


Saturday, September 17, 2016,  2:00 – 6:00 PM. Join the Green Wave for Jill Stein in Columbus.  Bringing together Green Party members, Jill Stein campaign volunteers, and everyone interested in the Jill Stein for President campaign. The Ohio Greens will be organizing flyering, phone calling and other campaign events for Dr. Stein and other Green Party candidates. We will gather at 1021 E. Broad Street between 2-3pm and then getting to work! Stein campaign items available. fcgreenparty@gmail.com, 614-374-2380.  Location:  starting at 1021 E. Broad St. Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1804070469808847/ 


Saturday and Sunday,  September 17-18, 2016 (12-12 Saturday; 12-8 Sunday).  Independents’ Day Celebrates Living Local in Columbus.  Independents’ Day returns to East Franklinton for a celebration of the music, art, performances, food and fun that fuels Columbus’ creative spirit. A two ­day festival located in the heart of Columbus’ vibrant East Franklinton neighborhood, Independents’ Day 2016 will host live music on several stages, an array of local arts showcases, marketplaces featuring some of Ohio’s most celebrated vendors, amazing food and drink, live interactive features... and so much more. But we’re saving some of our biggest surprises for later. Admission is FREE! Please sign up to volunteer on our site. Musician, and vendors apply to be part of ID16 on our site. Learn more at www.thisisindependent.com. Facebook event page HERE.


September 17, 2016, 12.30 – 2:00 PM.  Move To Amend Training Session I.  Genuine People’s Movements.   The Central Ohio Move to Amend affiliate invites all persons and groups to its national Movement Education Program. Beginning September 17, we will discuss how past movements have succeeded, where they have faltered, and what we can learn from their experiences. The program consists of seven sessions, including discussions on suffrage, civil rights, labor, disability, and LGBT movements.  SESSION I:  Introduction: Define oppression and solidarity, learn how corporate rule benefits from oppression, and learn how oppression damages democracy and our chances of winning this fight against corporate rule.  Move to Amend is dedicated to building a thoroughly inclusive mass movement, including those hardest-hit by structural oppression, in order to ensure that people, not corporations, rule our government. Our goals are to abolish the false notions that corporations have constitutional rights and that money is speech.   Location:  93 W Weisheimer Rd, Columbus, OH 43214  For further information and session materials, contact Sandy Bolzenius at sbolzenius72@hotmail.com.