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Monday, June 27, 2016, 7:00 PM.  Central Ohioans for Peace Meeting.  Program:  Screening of the film:  “Lost in Detention.”  More than one million immigrants have been deported since President Obama took office. Under his administration, deportations and detentions have reached record levels. The get-tough policy has brought complaints of abuse and harsh treatment, including charges that families have been unfairly separated after being caught in the nationwide dragnet. The administration has promised to make the detention system more humane, and more selectively target the most serious criminals. But it faces Republican critics urging stricter measures -- and a growing backlash among Latino voters, a key electoral force. In a co-production with the Investigative Reporting Workshop, PBS Frontline correspondent Maria Hinojosa investigates Obama's enforcement strategies and journeys into the secretive world of immigrant detention, with a penetrating look at who is being detained and what is happening to them.  Location:  Columbus Mennonite Church, 35 Oakland Park Avenue, Columbus 43214.  For information about COFP, visit our website at


Monday, June 27, 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:  76 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: more information, please contact CCBOR at   Please sign the petition for clean air, pure water and safe soil before July 1, 2016!  Volunteer - contact Greg Pace:

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Monday and Tuesday, June 27 and 28, 6:30 – 9:00 PM.  “Get Happy Columbus” with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.  Tickets are available to purchase for “Get Happy Columbus,” a two-day wellness workshop focused on stress relief and increased concentration, and breathing techniques, featuring the international guest Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, world-renowned humanitarian and proponent of 'One World Family' and Peace. Location:   Ohio Union, 1739 N High.  For more information and/or for tickets: 


Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 1:00 - 2:00 PM.  Webinar:  Children’s Issues are Voters’ Issues.  Sponsored by  the Children’s Leadership Council, this webinar will release new polling on voters’ attitudes towards investments important to babies, children, youth and families.  Register here.* 

Speakers include:

Randi Carmen Schmidt, Executive Director, Children’s Leadership Council

Guy Molyneux, Partner, Hart Research Associates

Caitlin Johnson, Co-Founder and ManagingEditor, SparkAction

This webinar will discuss voters’ strong support for children’s issues and investments and include specific information on support among parents and millennials. It also will highlight new resources that can help organizations and allies use the polling to raise awareness of the support for doing more for our nation’s babies, children, youth and families among candidates, elected officials, the media, and the public.

During a period when the majority of American families are contending with growing inequality and stagnant wages, and there are real opportunities for nonpartisan education of voters and candidates,  join us for this timely webinar. Click here to register.*

*All registrants will receive a copy of the webinar recording, PowerPoint presentation and handouts 


Thursday, June 30, 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 activists.  All shows are: 1) broadcast on 98.2/102.1 FM  2) streamed “live” on the internet and 3) available for download at:  Podcasts are available for download free of charge at :  


July 1 -4, 2016.  Socialism 2016.  The popularity of Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign is evidence of widespread anger at class inequality, the glaring extremes of wealth and poverty, and injustice, such as the police assault on Black lives that plague this country. Imagine that. In a country that has always claimed that socialism is a “foreign” concept, polls show huge numbers of young people expressing interest in it.  But what is socialism? It means many things to many people. Socialism is more than increased social welfare or higher taxes on the rich. It’s about the majority of exploited and oppressed people coming together and themselves building a new world.  At Socialism 2016, you can find out about the history of the socialist, Marxist, and radical traditions. You’ll learn about “socialism from below,” the real Marxist tradition, the fight for women’s liberation, the history and politics of Black liberation, the relationship between capitalism and climate change, and many other topics. So save the date, and join us in Chicago.  Chicago.


Monday, July 4, 2016, beginning at 1:00 PM.  Doo Dah Parade.  Celebrate Liberty and Lunacy and the freedom of speech, through humor and off-the-wall range of mischief, grounded super heroes, political debacles, homegrown satirists, and the other bohemian frolickers winding through the Short North.  Block Party:  10:00 AM – 10:00 PM -  Buttles Avenue between N. High St. and Park St.


Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 7:00  – 8:30 PM.  Jewish Voice for Peace Central Ohio Meeting.  JVP members are inspired by Jewish tradition to work together for peace, social justice, equality, human rights, respect for international law, and a U.S. foreign policy based on these ideals.  Location:  Bexley Public Library, tech room, 2411 East Main St., Bexley.   For more information contact, or


Thursday, July 7, 2016, 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  SURJ Columbus (Showing Up for Racial Justice) Meeting.  SURJ  Columbus is part of a national network of groups and individuals organizing White people for racial justice.  Through community organizing, mobilizing, and education, SURJ moves White people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability.  We work to connect people in Columbus while supporting and collaborating with local and national racial justice organizing efforts. SURJ provides a space to build relationships, skills and political analysis to act for change.  Location: Driving Park Library-1422 E. Livingston Ave.,, twitter:@SURJColumbusOH


Saturday, July 9, 2016, 6:30 – 11:00 PM.  Free Press Second Saturday Salon.   Come socialize and network with other central Ohio progressives with food and friends.  Location:  1021 E. Broad St., east side door, parking in driveway or parking lot in rear.   Free, no RSVP needed.  For more information, contact 614-253-2571 or