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Events/Meetings - this week:


Monday, November 24, 2014, 7:00 PM.  Columbus Community Bill of Rights organizational meeting.  Get involved in the effort to put a Columbus city charter amendment on the general ballot, defining our inalienable rights to pure water, clean air, safe soil, and self-governance.  It is time to affirm the rights of our community having primacy over corporate “rights” of the hydrocarbons industry, to pollute and damage our health and property.  Location:  Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resource Center, 14 W. Lakeview Rd., Clintonville.  For more information, see:   You can download and read the final language of our Columbus Community Bill of Rights from our website.  Click on the large symbol above to access our website, or on the link below. 


Monday, November 24, 2014, 7:30 PM.  Youth Beat Radio on WCRS.  Tune in Mondays at 7:30 p.m. on WCRS  102.1 and 98.3 FM or listen online at   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


Monday, November 24, 2014, 7:00 PM.   Central Ohio Solar and Smart Grid Cooperative.  Location:  First UU Church, 93 West Weisheimer Road.  Please check the meet up site to verify.  Sign up at meetup for more information. 


Monday, November 24, 2014, 7:00 PM.  The Columbus International Film + Video Festival and LGBTFEST Stonewall Columbus present: Il Rosa Nudo (Naked Rose) 70 minutes Giovanni Coda 

Location:  Drexel Theatre, 2254 East Main Street, Columbus, OH 43209.   


Monday, November 24, 2014, 7:30 PM.  Screening of  Awake:  The Life of Yogananda.  Gathr Films is sponsoring the screening, here in Columbus, of Awake: The Life of Yogananda (Autobiography of a Yogi).  If you are in to yoga, Hinduism, metaphysics, Eastern thought, Pramhansa Yogananda was the first (I believe) to come here in the 40's-50's to enlighten us with a different perspective on life. This is a documentary about him and if you haven't read the book yet, it is well worth the read. You must  buy and reserve your tickets in advance on:  The cost is $11.25. 


Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 7:30 PM.  Free Press FREE Film: Racing to Zero, In Pursuit of Zero Waste.  Racing To Zero (59 min) is a quick-moving, up-beat documentary that presents new solutions to the global problem of waste. Although waste may create garbage, garbage is in itself a RESOURCE, and that is the key. Our film follows the trail of trash and recycling with our guide, Robert Haley, Zero Waste Manger for the City of San Francisco as we travel the city from high to low and look behind-the-scenes at how zero waste can be achieved. FREE. Presented by The Columbus International Film + Video Festival, Simply Living and The Columbus Free Press.  Location: Drexel Theatre, 2254 East Main St, Columbus, OH 43209. or call 614-354-6172


Thursday, November 27, 2014, 8:00 PM.  Move To Amend Internet Radio.  Listen to it streaming at: and click on “Live.”  Move to Amend brings you voices from the movement to amend the Constitution.  This is a call-in program. Call (646) 652-2345 and press 1 to participate.  Listen in every Thursday - previous programs can also be accessed at the website. 



Thursday, November 27, 2014, 11:00 PM – midnight.  Big Barking Dog Alternative Radio Hour with JP Marat.  Who needs ITunes or Sirius XM when WCRS plays the best alternative music on the planet? Tune in each Thursday night from 11:00 PM till midnight to get current on the newest  Indie releases and catch interviews with local Columbus Ohio musicians and activists.  We stream live on the internet (best way to listen) and also on 98.3 / 102.1 FM.  Podcasts of each show are available for download at no charge. This week we offer a full hour of preeminent alternative guitarist, vocalist and composer Jack White (his bands include: White Stripes, Raconteurs, Death Weather, etc.).  Download the podcast now and build your indie music library.

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Friday,  November 28, 2014, 7:30 – 9:00 PM.   An Alternative Thanksgiving Activity: A Concert of Gratitude.  As an alternative to over-eating and binge shopping on Thanksgiving and the day after, Bill Cohen invites us to a more meaningful event.  He’s singing a wide variety of songs about the various gifts we can be grateful for: friends, family, nature, music, our bodies, emotions, and more.   Plus we’ll be inspired by poems and quotations about true gratitude.  $10 donations requested at the door. Location:  Maynard Ave Methodist Church 2350 Indianola Ave 43202. Questions?  Contact Bill at (614) 263-3851 or  


Friday, November 28, 2014, 6:30 - 8:00 PM. The Poets and Writers Guild - 4th Friday.  Open reading!  Everyone is welcome!  Bring your longer works!  For more information please contact Dottie Turner at 614-263-9346.  Location:  Pearls of Wisdom, 3522 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214.   


Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 7:00 – 8:00 PM.   Columbus Public Library Tour of  Columbus Community Bill of Rights 101.   Learn how the Citizens led Columbus Charter Amendment will protect our Community from Radioactive and Toxic Industrial Pollution.  30 minute presentation, Questions & Answers.   Location:  Columbus Public Library, Driving Park Branch, 1566 Livingston Ave..  If you’d like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Carolyn Harding or Greg Pace at 614-565-6067 or email Greg at  Also see,


Thursday, December 4, 2014, 8:00 PM.  Food Chains screening at the Gateway.  Food Chains exposes the abuse of farmworkers within the United States and the complicity of the multibillion dollar supermarket and fast food industries.  There is more interest in food these days than ever, yet there is very little interest in the hands that pick it. Farmworkers, the foundation of our fresh food industry, are routinely abused and robbed of wages. In extreme cases they can be beaten, sexually harassed or even enslaved – all within the borders of the United States.

Food Chains reveals the human cost in our food supply and the complicity of large buyers of produce like fast food and supermarkets. Fast food is big, but supermarkets are bigger – earning $4 trillion globally. They have tremendous power over the agricultural system. Over the past 3 decades they have drained revenue from their supply chain leaving farmworkers in poverty and forced to work under subhuman conditions. Yet many take no responsibility for this. The narrative of the film focuses on an intrepid and highly lauded group of tomato pickers from Southern Florida – the Coalition of Immokalee Workers or CIW – who are revolutionizing farm labor. Their story is one of hope and promise for the triumph of morality over corporate greed – to ensure a dignified life for farm workers and a more humane, transparent food chain. Food Chains premiered at the 2014 Berlin Film Festival and screened subsequently at the Tribeca Film Festival and Guadalajara Film Festival. Food Chains will be released nationwide November 21st. The film’s Executive Producers include Eva Longoria and Eric Schlosser.  The Coalition of Immokalee Workers will be there for a panel discussion and reception following the film.   Please save the date for this exciting event. Please see the Food Chains trailer at It’s powerful.  Location:  Gateway Film Center, 550 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43215.  Contact:   Tickets are $10.00 adults and $6.50 for all students and seniors (anyone with valid student ID - college/HS).  Online ticket sales available soon.  More information soon at   

Also, save the date on Friday following the show for a rousing Wendy's action at noon, Wendy's at 9th and high.  

Saturday, December 6, 2014.   Midwest Marxism Conference in Chicago.  Contact International Socialists Organization Columbus for readings, rides, and housing.  For more information: readings, ride sharing, and housing - please contact 


December 7, 2014, 6:30 PM.  Care and Share Time Bank Potluck and Meeting.  This will be a festive party with music and an opportunity to show off any arts or crafts you have created, so start working on something now.  Bring your own tableware to help us shorten the cleanup time.  If you can, come at 6:15 to help with setup.  Location:   First UU Church on 93 W Weisheimer Rd.  For more information contact


Sunday, December 7, 2014, 2:00 PM.   Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds Screened.  Simply Living's new Health and Wellness Circle will show Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds in two parts. The second half will be screened on Sun Dec 21, also at 2 pm. Location: Northwood High Bldg, 2231 N. High St. Columbus 43201. Free parking in the rear in the "R" spaces (OSU's Rardin Clinic). All are welcome. Contact: Greg Dietrich <>. Greg has also started a private Facebook page for members. Email Greg if you want to join.  


Monday, December 8, 2014, 7:00 – 9:00 PM.  Central Ohioans for Peace.  Holiday Social.  Bring a snack to share if you can or just be there and enjoy the conversation and refreshments!  Location:  Columbus Mennonite Church, 35 Oakland Park Avenue, Columbus, Ohio.  For information about COFP, visit our website at