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Monday, December 17, 2018, 7:00 PM.  Columbus DSA Socialist Night School presents:  Serve the People.  Political Lessons from the Chinese Revolution.  “The people, and the people alone, are the motive force in the making of world history.”  In 1949, hundreds of millions of Chinese people liberated themselves from colonial and capitalist exploitation in the Chinese Revolution, becoming inspirations for anti-imperialist socialist radicals around the globe, including the Black Panther Party in the United States. How did they do it? What lessons can we learn from this actual example of socialist revolution? While introducing the history of socialism in modern China, this lecture and discussion explore Chinese inventions that turned socialism into a practice of self-improvement, as well as ideas like the Mass Line that enabled workers and peasants to become leading thinkers of their own movement. Above all, as non-white revolutionaries, the Chinese were intensely aware of imperial capitalism’s investment in racism, and sought a socialist revolution that could liberate workers and colonized alike—a project to transform the entire world.  Location:  Northwood-High Building, Room 100, 2231 N High St.  Please see the FacebookEvent Page for more information and recommended readings. 

 

Monday, ​ December 17, 2018, 7:30 PM.   Youth Beat Radio on WCRS and Tuesday on WGRN.  Tune in this award-winning program every Mondays at 7:30 p.m. on WCRS 102.1 and 98.3 FM and Tuesdays at 5:30 PM on WGRN 94.1 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 and WCRS 102 on your radio dial. Program and podcasts here.   For more information, contact youthbeat@osu.edu.

 

Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 1:00–2:00 PM.  USC Webinar:  How to Hold the Fossil Fuel Industry Accountable for Climate Change.  The fossil fuel industry has spent decades spreading climate science disinformation and paying industry lobbyists to obstruct climate action. Now, the same Big Oil companies that are responsible for the growing costs of climate change are trying to avoid being held accountable for their actions. Join our webinar for a closer look at how putting pressure on Big Oil can be a part of climate solutions, and how you can get involved:  Register Today

 

Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 8:00 – 10:00 PM.  BQIC (Black Queer Intersectional Collective) Spoken Word:  Return of the Mic.  Guess who's back?! BQIC Spoken Word is back!! Please join us as we round out 2018 with this fun, creative event! Come out and share your poems, songs, monologues, inner musings, etc. on the mic!  We will have soda, beer, and chips for a suggested donation! Entry is a $5 suggested donation! We will have the lovely Monee Jae to MC the event and DJ Zewmageddon (Sarah Mamo) spinnin sounds for the night!   Since Art Outside the Lines is giving us the space at a VERY LOW COST they are asking if we can ask people to donate art supplies!! Please please bring any art supplies you can donate to help an amazing art program run by people with disabilities!!  Location:  Art Outside the Lines, 485 E. Livingston Ave., Collumbus 43215.   Facebook.  

 

Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 7:00 – 9:00 PM.  How Things Work at the Statehouse with Indivisible Westerville.  Join us as Indivisible Westerville hosts groups across Indivisible OH12 for a "How Things Work at the Statehouse" training session.  So you want to understand Ohio government? Want to impact your state legislators? You're in luck. Come hear staffers from the Ohio Senate Democratic Caucus describe how things work at the Statehouse, explain how you can affect state policy, and answer your questions.  Location:  Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St., Westerville, Ohio 43081.  Facebook.

 

Thursday, December 20, 2018, 6:00 – 7:00 PM.  2018 Annual Memorial Service.  Each year, The Columbus Coalition for the Homeless sponsors an annual memorial service to honor our homeless citizens who have passed away this year. This service will include speakers from the community who work with the homeless population, music from Common Harmony, a Harmony Project Program, and the reading of the names of those who have passed. Please, share this event throughout the community.  Location:  Trinity Episcopal Church on Capitol Square, 125 E. Broad St., Columbus 43215.  Facebook Event.  

 

Thursday, December 20, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  December Happy Hour & Postcard Party.  Join us as we gather to write postcards to our elected officials about issues that are important to us, or just come to hang out.  Location:  Lineage Brewing, 2971 N. High St., Columbus 43202.  Hosted by Indivisible OH12.  Facebook.  

 

Saturday December 22, 2018, 1:00 PM.  Meeting of Columbus Area SPAN Ohio members and interested people.   Agenda items will include:  Results and needed action on the Hearing which was held on HB 440, release of the Economic Impact Study, National Nurses United Action to support HR 676 - Enhanced Medicare for All, and Lobby Day for SPAN Ohio.  Single Payer Action Network, Ohio.  Location:  The Columbus Unitarian Universalist Church, 93 West Weisheimer Rd. Columbus 43214, Room 8.  For more information, please contact Bob Krasen, Columbus Area Regional Coordinator,
brkrasen@gmail.com or 614.261.0754. 

 

December 27, 2018, 7:00 - 9:00 PM.  Columbus DSA Business Meeting.   Open to all, this meeting is to coordinate our activities, discuss chapter business, and hear committee updates. Location:  Northwood High Building, Room 100, 2231 N High St Columbus, OH.  For more information, contact columbusdsa@gmail.com