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Date And Time TBA. National Call To Action - Rapid Response. Time And Date To Be Determined.  New revelations of Russia's meddling in our elections are increasing the odds that Donald Trump will try to block the investigation of his Administration's potential collusion with Russia and obstruction of justice. 
Experts believe that there is a good possibility that Trump will fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller.  If Trump fires Mueller, we want to be ready to take the streets to protest within hours - to demand that Congress respond quickly and forcefully – to protect our democracy and justice system.   If Trump fires Mueller prior to 2 p.m. Eastern, rallies will occur at 5 p.m. local time that day; If Trump fires Mueller after 2 p.m. Eastern Time, rallies will occur at Noon local time the following day. Location:  Ohio Statehouse, Columbus.  Facebook.

 

Monday, September 18, 2017, 4:30 – 7:00 PM.  Protect Black Families – Columbus City Council Meeting.  Join us at Columbus City Hall to hear council and the Columbus Police Department respond to demands delivered and questions about Columbus Police killings: Trae Darson (20)- 2006; Deaunte Bell (25)- 2015; Henry Green (23)-2016; Kawme Patrick (25)- 2016; Tyre King (13)- 2016; Jaron Thomas (36)- 2017; Kareem Ali Nadir Jones (30)- 2017; Columbus Police brutality recorded on video: DeMarko Anderson (26)- 2017; Timothy Davis (31)- 2017.  Please bring your ID, you will need to show it to enter city hall. You also will not be permitted to enter with backpacks or signs.  Community demands for Columbus City Council following the killings and beatings of nine known Black Columbus men and children.  Location:  City of Columbus – City Hall, 90 W. Broad St.  43215.  Facebook.  

 

Monday, September 18th – Wednesday, September 20th 5:00 & 9:30, Thursday September 21st 5:00 PM.  An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.  Location:  Grandview Theater, 1247 Grandview Ave 43212.  Check website for more information/changes:  http://grandviewtheater.com/

 

Monday, September 18, 2017, 7:00 – 8:00 PM.  Columbus Community Bill of Rights Organization Meeting.  CCBOR launches its third petition drive with circulator training and meeting.  We continue to organize to protect our water, air, and soil from contamination by the fossil fuel extraction industries.   CCBOR has a year to collect over 20,000 signatures and is actively seeking volunteers to help meet this goal.  See the CCBOR website for more information:   http://www.columbusbillofrights.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/ColumbusBillofRights.  For more information, please contact CCBOR at columbusbillofrights@gmail.com.   Location:  88 W. Blake Ave., Columbus.

 

Monday, September 18, 2017, 6:00 PM.  Amr al-Azm, Alam Payind, Richard Herrmann: "Symposium on Syria and Afghanistan as Client States of Russia/Soviet Union."   Soviets occupied Afghanistan from 1979 to 1989 to prevent the country from collapsing. Currently Russia is treating Syria as a client state in similar ways. Afghanistan remains a struggling democracy, often falling into "failed state" category. The Syrian state is almost nonexistent in terms of functional central institutions. This symposium will dig deeper into the two countries' situations, answering such questions as: What are the similarities and differences with regard to the relationship with Russia? What role do regional rivalries (Iran and Saudi Arabia) or intervention (Turkey) play? The panel features Amr al-Azm (left), associate professor of Middle East history and anthropology at Shawnee State University; Alam Payind, director of the Middle East Studies Center at Ohio State University; and Richard Herrmann, professor and chair, Department of Political Science. Read more and register at go.osuedu/clientstates  Co-sponsored by Middle East Studies Center .  Location:  120 Mershon Center, 1501 Neil Ave.

 

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 7:00 - 8:30 PM. Indigenous Politics Today:  A Discussion. Guest Speaker Winona LaDuke. Environmentalist and political activist Winona LaDuke is the Program Director of Honor the Earth. As an activist and two-time vice presidential candidate with Ralph Nader for the Green Party, she has worked both nationally and internationally with others on the issues of climate change, renewable energy, environmental justice with Indigenous communities, and protect indigenous plants and heritage foods from patenting and genetic engineering.  Sponsored by the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.   More information here.   This event is open to the public, so please join us for the talk on the 18th!  Location:  211 Sullivant Hall, O.S.U.  Campus.

 

Monday, ​ September 18, 2017, 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

 

Monday, September 18, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  Refugee Resettlement:  An Interactive Experience.  Walk through the post-arrival process in a simulation-like evening with CRIS! Participants will get a glimpse of what it's like to navigate systems and places with limited language proficiency and other ups and downs along the way.  Location: Ashland University MBA Center, 1900 E. Dubllin-Granville Road, Columbus 43229.  RESERVE your spot by completing the following form: https://goo.gl/MmZ7Qy. Facebook.   

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 12:00 PM.  Churches for Middle East Peace Live Webinar:  Israel Anti-Boycott Act Explained.   Since its introduction in March, the Israel Anti-Boycott Act has received considerable criticism. According to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) the Israel Anti-Boycott Act “would criminalize constitutionally protected boycotts and certain speech targeting Israel.”   Join CMEP for a LIVE Webinar!  Lara Friedman, President of the Foundation for Middle East Peace, in conversation with CMEP’s Executive Director Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon will provide analysis of the Israel Anti-Boycott Act, the concerns it raises, and opportunities for you to oppose the legislation.   RSVP: Please register to receive a link to the live webinar

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 2:30 - 4:00 PM.  ETHICS EVENT: Sara Goldrick-Rab, "Paying the Price – College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream.”   One of the most sustained and vigorous public debates today is about the value—and, crucially, the price—of college. But an unspoken, outdated assumption underlies all sides of this debate: if a young person works hard enough, they’ll be able to get a college degree and be on the path to a good life. That’s simply not true anymore, says Sara Goldrick-Rab, and with Paying the Price, she shows in damning detail exactly why.  More information and registration here.   Location:  U.S. Bank Theater, Ohio Union, OSU. 

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  Voting Rights:  Protecting Our Democracy.   Join us for an evening where we learn about how important voting rights are to the health of our democracy. Topics will include voter registration, voter suppression, gerrymandering, election administration, and more.   Confirmed speakers include Kathleen Clyde, who has been a strong advocate for voting rights in Ohio. Check back for more speakers as we confirm them.  Location:  North Congregational UCC, 2040 Henderson Rd., Columbus, 43220.  Facebook.  

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 3:30 p.m., Paul D. Miller "American Power and Liberal Order in the Age of Trump."  Paul D. Miller is associate director of the Clements Center for National Security at University of Texas-Austin. As a practitioner, Miller served as director for Afghanistan and Pakistan on the National Security Council staff; worked as an intelligence analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency; and served as a military intelligence officer in the U.S. Army, including a deployment to Afghanistan. His most recent book, American Power and Liberal Order: A Conservative Internationalist Grand Strategy, was published by Georgetown University Press in 2016. In this lecture, Miller argues that U.S. security depends on active sustained support of the international order. Location:  120 Mershon Center, 1501 Neil Ave.

Read more and register at go.osu.edu/millerp

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM. Weekly  OTSE Vigil to End the Death Penalty in Ohio.  Location:  In front of the Riffe Tower, 77 S. High St.  More information:  www.OTSE.org.  Contact:  info@otse.org.  More information on Facebook.

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 7:00 PM.  Deborah Rose Milavec Topic to be determined. Presentation by  Deborah Rose Milavec Executive Director of FutureChurch.  Location:  Maple Grove UMC, 7 W Henderson Rd, Columbus.  Sponsor:  Call To Action Columbus, www.cta-columbus.org.  Contact:  Sharon Izzi, izzi2sharon@hotmail.com

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 5:00 PM.  Columbus City Meeting on Tax Break Agreements for Developers.  The city of Columbus has held three public meetings to get feedback on tax break agreements they make with real estate developers.   This  is the  final meeting  on this issue.  The city's Director of Development, Steve Schoeny, has stated that public feedback will likely be requested every five years, so now is the time to weigh in.  If you can't make the meeting, Yes We Can Columbus is  requesting that you please take three minutes to fill out this brief survey to share your feedback about the future of development and tax incentives in Columbus.  Will Petrik, Yes We Can Candidate for Columbus City Council, plans to compile a report based on the responses and share it with Councilwoman Elizabeth Brown and Development Director Steve Schoeny.    He  also plan to share it with everyone who completes the survey. That way, we can all have the information we need to make sure our voices are heard in this process.  Join the conversation and share your feedback today.

P.S. If you're interested in learning more about what's being discussed at the forums, send me an email. I can email you the Columbus Incentives Policy Evaluation DRAFT that is being shared at the community conversations.

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 5:30 – 7:30 PM.  Postcard Party and Happy Hour.   Join us as we gather to write postcards to our elected officials or just stop by and have a drink wtih fellow Indivisible activists.Location:  Average Joe’s, 1126 Henderson Road.  Facebook.

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017. U.N. International Day of Peace.  The International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) is observed around the world each year on 21 September. Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution 36/37, the General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to “commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples.”   More information.  

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017, 6:30 – 8:30 PM.  NLCbu Present:  Central Ohio on the Frontlines of Immigration.   Did you know: 1 in 10 Columbus residents are foreign born? Over 16,000 refugees have settled here? Ohio is home to 5,200 registered DACA recipients and 13,000 additional Dreamers who are eligible?  Come learn about our free six-month development program that trains young progressive and civic leaders, then join a panel discussion with leaders like City Councilwoman Elizabeth Brown; Human Services Chamber of Franklin County Executive Director Michael Corey; and Virginia Nunez, Co-owner and COO, Bottoms Up Coffee Co-Op and AVANZA Business Solutions. We'll talk about how Central Ohio is and should be responding to the needs of the immigrant, refugee, and New American populations as they come under assault from the….  Facebook.

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017, 12:00 – 1:30 PM.  Indivisible OH12 Rally at Tiberi’s – Every Week.  Every Thursday we rally at Representative Tiberi's office to show our opposition to the anti-american work of the current GOP congress. Free parking is available at the park across the street. Location:  250 E Wilson Bridge Rd, Worthington, OH 43085.  Contact:  viceabbess@gmail.com

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017, 8:30 PM.   AFSC Webinar:  Sanctuary Everywhere.  In response to the rising tide of hate and oppression, AFSC and community members across the country are coming together to create a sense of Sanctuary Everywhere—working as activists and people of faith to create the sense of fairness and sacred space for all people. We long to create Sanctuary Everywhere so that refuge from oppression isn’t needed anywhere.  Starting this month, AFSC will offer a series of free webinars to share what we’ve learned about how to support and work for Sanctuary Everywhere in local communities.  This will be an interactive introduction to Quaker Social Change Ministry, a model for congregations and others to work for social justice in small groups using spiritual practices and focusing on accompanying organizations and people most impacted by injustice. I will be leading this session with Gabriela Flora, AFSC immigrant rights organizer in Denver.  Find out more and register here.

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio – Columbus Organizing Meeting.  It's been sometime since we've come together and got grounded in the work we're doing. The federal defunding was an exhausting battle; however our win was made possible because of all YOUR tireless work. This is more than a victory for Planned Parenthood and health care, this was a demonstration of our collective power as a progressive movement!   While we will no doubt see efforts to resurrect this bill, see attacks in the federal budget, and a slew of bills that would restrict abortion access in the Ohio State Legislature we would like to get everyone in a room to strategize and map out our work moving forward.  Agenda will be forthcoming, but here are a few things we'll touch on!  We'd like to encourage folks to RSVP using the SignUp Genius link listed in "Tickets" field on Facebook.  Location: Columbus Metropolitan Library - Driving Park Branch located at 1422 E Livingston Ave, Columbus, OH 43205, Meeting Room # 3. Venue is ADA accessible.  Questions or concerns, please contact Regional Field Manager, Sarah Inskeep, at Sarah.Inskeep@ppoh.org or 614-390-4164. Facebook.

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017, 6 PM - 7:30 PM.  Conservation Committee Meeting.  This is the Sierra Club Central Ohio Group's monthly Conservation Committee meeting to discuss and update progress and goals for conservation issues in central Ohio. Meetings occur on the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. We have two committees: Air/Energy and Water/Development. Come and learn about all the interesting projects we are talking about!  Location:  Mershon Center for International Security Studies, 1501 Neil Ave., Columbus 43201.    Location note: The Mershon Center is at 1501 Neil Ave., the corner of Neil and Eighth on the campus of Ohio State University.  More information on Facebook.  Parking information is at https://mershoncenter.osu.edu/contact.html

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017, 6:30 – 9:00 PM.  NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio (Mino) Golf Classic.  Come hit the links with NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio! We will be hosting our inaugural Mini-Golf Classic in Columbus this September, and we want you to play with us!  This is a peer-to-peer fundraiser: form a team with your friends to raise money to support reproductive rights! We ask each participant to raise $50 or more and then come enjoy dinner, drinks, and putt-putt with the NARAL team!  Donate or raise $50 individually by the day of the event in order to gain admission. This admission includes dinner and a beer (for 21+), with the option to purchase additional drinks.  Join a team with your friends and family to raise the money together! More details and link to tickets on Facebook.   Location:  Westerville Mini Golf, 450 W. Schrock Rd., Westerville, Ohio 43081. 

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017, 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 by emerging Alternative musical trends from across the world  c) interviews with local musicians, filmmakers, artists and activists.  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.

 

Friday, September 22, 2017, 7:00 PM.  Palestine Study Group.  Program:  Deadly Exchange Teach-In.  Dr. Amy Shuster will present a teach-in on the Jewish Voice for Peace Deadly Exchange Campaign. This campaign exposes the deadly falsehood that violence against some communities will create security for others is perpetuated by the policies of both the U.S. and Israeli government. One of the most dangerous places where the regimes of Trump and Netanyahu converge are in exchange programs that bring together police, ICE, border patrol, and FBI from the US with soldiers, police, border agents, etc from Israel. In these programs, “worst practices” are shared to promote and extend discriminatory and repressive policing in both countries including extrajudicial executions, shoot-to-kill policies, police murders, racial profiling, massive spying and surveillance, deportation and detention, and attacks on human rights defenders. Following the presentation, Dr. Shuster will lead a group discussion on how we can achieve real security in our community. Light refreshments provided. Light refreshments provided.  Location:  Maynard United Methodist Church, 2350 Maynard Ave., Columbus.  Facebook Event.

 

Friday, September 22, 2017, 1:15 PM.  We need Medicare for All:  A Conversation with Sen. Bernie Sanders.  Progressive champion Sen. Bernie Sanders is coming to CREDO’s office on for a special conversation about next steps in the fight for Medicare for All.   Credo will stream the conversation on Facebook Live, and we hope you can join us.Click here to RSVP. We’ll send you an email linking to the conversation right when it starts.

 

Sunday, September 24, 2017, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM.  Run4Palestine Reach4Education.  On your mark, get set, before you "go", let us tell you a little about where exactly you are headed. This 5K is unlike any other one you have attended, or heard about. Some people run to improve their health, and others run to improve their endurance, but Reach Education Fund is inviting you to run in order to improve the world around you.  All of us in some form or another are looking to make an impact. It's a part of our deeper human intuition. When you run for Palestine, it doesn't matter which walk of life you are coming from because in the end- all of our paths are merging to pave a brighter future for the increasingly alarming number of war stricken Palestinian children and youth.  Register now!   Run4Palestine.com  Location:  Fred Beekman Park, 2200 Carmack Road, Columbus.  Facebook.  

 

Sunday, September 24, 2017, 7:00 PM.  Screening of "Chasing Coral.” ( Sequel to “Chasing Ice” - Sundance Film Festival Winner).  Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world.  The implications of losing our coral reefs are dire! View the film, discuss with experts, and learn what you can do to help this and other damage being caused by climate change.  Location:  First Unitarian Universalist Church, 93 W. Weisheimer Rd., Columbus, OH 43214. For information or to speak at the event, contact Michael Greenman; 614-898-5825; mgreenmanoh@gmail.com.  Tickets (free) on Facebook.

 

Sunday, September 24, 2017,  6:30 – 9:00 PM.  Flowering Bruno:  Art & Poetry.  Join us for a celebration of animal companions in art and poetry with images by Susan Josephson and poems by Charlene Fix.  An open mic will follow Charlene's reading so bring your favorite poems featuring the four-legged and winged nations!  This show will feature Susan's portraits of Bruno (enlarged and in color) and Charlene will read a few poems from the book (plus some recent ones) followed by an open mic.  Come enjoy the art, refreshments, and poems--and share some of your own writing!   Books and prints will be on hand for signing and sale.  Location:  It Looks Like It’s Open, 13 E. Tulane Road, Columbus, 43202.  Facebook.

 

September 24, 2017, 6:30 PM.  The U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program:  How Refugees Come to Our Community and the Implications of Current Policy on Refugee Families in Central Ohio.  Angela K. Plummer, Esq., Executive Director, Community Refugee & Immigration Services (CRIS).   Location:  Worthington United Methodist Church, Dixon Lounge, 600 High St, Worthington, OH 43085. Phone: (614) 885-5365.

 

Sunday, September 24, 2017, 5:00 – 6:30 PM.  Columbus Unity Celebration.  Columbus Unity Celebration: A coming together for all people inspired by Hope not Hate.  An interfaith (and interracial) gathering with speakers, poetry, and music, where all will feel welcome, challenged, and uplifted.  Refreshments and fellowship after the event!  Hosted by Indivisible Ohio District 12.  Location:  St. Phillip’s Episcopal Church, 166 Woodland Ave., Columbus.  More information on Facebook

 

Monday, September 25, 2017, 2:30 PM.  Petition Delivery to Rep. Beatty.   For this week's Make Your Mark Monday action, join us for a friendly petition delivery and meeting with an aid at Congresswoman Joyce Beatty's office. During August recess we collected petitions asking our Representatives to stand with the working people and against Trump's proposed federal budget. With a lot of the petitions coming from within Beatty's district, we will talking with a representative from her office on how she plans to fight this budget proposal.   If you would like to join us for the delivery, please give us a solid yes, as we have to submit attendees to her office beforehand. We will also be carpooling from the Working America office's in Grandview, so please let us know if you'd like to join in on that!  Feel free to write your own personal letters and/or statements to give while at the office. And if you cannot make it, but would like us to deliver something for you, just let us know!  Location:  471 E. Broad St.   Facebook.  

 

Monday, September 25, 2017, 7:00 PM.  Central Ohioans for Peace.  Program:  Thou Shalt Not Kill – Courage to Resist with guest Speaker,  Robert Weilbacher.    Robert Weilbacher will tell us about his background that led up to his military service, his service as a combat medic stationed in South Korea,  his transition to conscientious objection, and the life that came afterwards.   For two years, Rob fought the military’s bureaucracy for a discharge as a Conscientious Objector (CO), and was facing possible prosecution after the Army granted him a CO status, but later rescinded the ruling.   With the help of the ACLU and Courage to Resist, he recently received an Administrative Honorable Discharge.  Any soldier who has the courage to denounce the glorification of violence and war while inside the military system pays a heavy price.   Still on the path to recovery from the treatment he received at the hands of his own government, Rob will soon be taking the Pacific Crest Hike Challenge as part of his healing and meditation.  Location:  Columbus Mennonite Church, 35 Oakland Park Ave., Columbus 43214.  More information here.   For questions about Central Ohioans for Peace, please send email to: cohioansforpeace@gmail.com.   Facebook Event.

 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 5:30 PM.  Voting Rights: The Purge Case.  Ohio has a policy of removing eligible voters from the registry simply because they are exercising their right not to vote. Our voter purge case is going all the way to the Supreme Court this fall, and our legal team is committed to protecting voting rights for all eligible Ohioans. Naila Awan, a civil and human rights lawyer with Demos, and former ACLU of Ohio attorney, will lead a discussion on the current state of voting rights, the injustices of voter disenfranchisement, and how we can do our part to make sure everyone can access the ballot. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP Here.   Location:  ACLU of Ohio, 1108 City Park Ave., STE 203, Columbus, OH 43206.

 

Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 8:00 PM.  Move to Amend Live.  Join our national director Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap and national board member Laura Bonham in this interactive monthly report on what’s happening with the Campaign to Legalize Democracy and all things Move to Amend. We help you stay connected by giving you regular updates, answering your questions, and taking your comments. 

Please tune in every fourth Wednesday at 8 PM ET  for Move to Amend Live.

 

Thursday, September 28, 2017, 7:00 – 9:00 PM.  Columbus DSA Business Meeting.  DSA Business Meetings are held monthly on the 4th Thursday to discuss chapter business and plan future events. Free parking available behind the building, spots labeled R only, or park on High Street.  Location:  Northwood High Building, Room 100, 2231 N High St Columbus, OH.  Facebook.  

 

Thursday, September 28, 2017,  7:00-8:30 PM.  Understanding Climate Change, Sharing Its Impacts, and Engaging in Action.  Jason Cervenec, the Education and Outreach Director for the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center at The Ohio State University will present an overview of climate change and its impacts on Ohio. The discussion will include actions being taken within Central Ohio by cities, organizations, and individuals to both limit greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to impacts anticipated by the middle of this century. Lastly, time will be devoted to share insights on how scientific research is conducted and answer questions.  Sponsor:  Organizing4UA.   Location: Upper Arlington Main Library, 2800 Tremont Road  Friends Theater (lower level). More information:  https://www.facebook.com/events/124192288316582

 

Friday, September 29, 2017, 16th Annual Rally for Recovery at the Ohio Statehouse.  West Plaza! Fun, Food, Fellowship, and Advocacy! 10:00 - 11:30 am - Rally for Recovery; 11:30 - 2:00 pm - Advocacy Day, meeting with your legislator.  Facebook

 

Saturday, September 30, 2017, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.  Bus It! Simply Living Meetup Rides COTA.  Become a Sustainable traveler around town! Join Mariellen Miller in the Simply Living office to learn about COTA schedules, routes and figuring it all out.  Bring your Smart Phone if you have one! Mariellen will lead us on a bus trip around the city learning how to navigate the COTA system.  Purchase a day-pass at Kroger or Giant Eagle or bring a pocketful of singles and let’s go!  Park in the Maynard Street lot across from our office (2350 Indianola Ave 43202).