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Monday, November 19, 2018, 7:00 PM.  The Truth:  Lost at Sea.  Join us for this screening of a riveting documentary (58 minutes) about the 2010 Freedom Flotilla, produced by Rifat Audeh.  Rifat is a Palestinian born in Canada who has studied in the UK.  He is a survivor of this ill-fated humanitarian mission taking medical aid to Gaza who was on board one of main ships, the Mari Marmara.  Rifat will join us by Skype following the screening for a question and answer session.  Sponsored by Jewish Voice for Peace Central Ohio and the Progressive Peace Coalition.  See the trailer here.  Location:  Northwood High Building, 2231 N. High St., Columbus, Room 100.  Facebook.   

 

Monday, November 19, 2018, 6:30 – 8:00 PM.  BQIC New Member meeting.  We invite Black LGBTQIA+ people from all backgrounds to join BQIC! ABOUT BQIC: Black Queer & Intersectional Columbus works toward the liberation of Black queer, trans, and intersex people from all walks of life through direct action, community organizing, education on our issues, and creating spaces to uplift our voices.  DETAILS: Come out to our first new member info session to learn about BQIC's revamped mission and principles, where we're going, and how to get involved! We will also do a short interactive game where we'll get to know each other.  Location: Columbus Metropolitan Library- Parsons Branch, 1113 Parsons Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43206.  RSVP for FREE DINNER from Nola Way: https://bit.ly/2RKMCzT.

 

Monday, ​ November 19, 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, November 20, 2018, 6:00 PM.  November Repro Health Happy Hour. This will benefit a coalition put together by People’s Justice Project that is working to actively #FreeBlackMamas. This coalition is working to not only liberate incarcerated mothers, but also to put safety nets and support in place for when they are reunited with their families. What is the Reproductive Health Happy Hour? It’s a networking event for sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice professionals, advocates, and allies. Come and go as you please. We look forward to seeing you there!  We ask for a $5 donation at the door, feel free to donate more!  Location:  Eight & Sand Tavern, 76 E Innis Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43207Facebook event.

 

Friday November 23, 2018, 7:30 – 9:00 PM.  Songs Of Gratitude:  An Alternative To The Black Friday Buying Frenzy.  Bill Cohen sings a unique concert of folk and popular songs that express gratitude for all that we have:  friends, family, freedom, art, music, nature, and more.  Clues to the song list — John Denver, Louis Armstrong, Johnny Appleseed, Phil Ochs, The Golden Girls, Don McLean, Peter Paul and Mary, and others.  $10 Suggested donation (any contribution is welcome).  Proceeds will go to help my wife Randi make her annual winter trek to the Dominican Republic.  That’s where she serves as a volunteer translator for the International Medical Alliance of Tennessee, a team of doctors and nurses who provide free basic medical care to impoverished Haitian workers who live and work just inside the D.R. border.  Location:  Maynard Ave Methodist Church, 2350 Indianola Ave, Columbus 43202.  For more info, contact Bill at (614) 263-3851 or BillCohen@columbus.rr.com.  

 

Saturday, November 24, 2018, 8:00 AM.  Columbus Community Bill of Rights Fracking Insfrastructure Tour.   We will leave Weiland’s Market parking lot in Clintonville and return around 6 to 7 PM.  We will travel to Belmont/Guernsey/Noble Counties to see horizontal well pads, compressor stations, injection well, and open-air containment pit.  RSVP required.  We will rent a van and share cost if needed.  Contact Greg Pace – gpace67@gmail.com or cell phone (614) 565-6067.

 

Monday, November 26, 2018, 7:00 PM.  Central Ohioans for Peace Meeting. Screening of Film –  Black Indians: An American Story (60 minutes).  Black Indians: An American Story” brings to light a forgotten part of Americans past – the cultural and racial fusion of Native and African Americans. Narrated by James Earl Jones, the film explores what brought the two groups together, what drove them apart and the challenges they face today. A society that wants to build the future must know its past, its real past, as it was.” But what if that past had been lost, forgotten, hidden, or denied?  "Black Indians: An American Story,” explores the issue of racial identity among Native and African Americans and examines the coalescence of these two groups in American history. Discounted, and often ignored by mainstream America, these minority peoples have often shared a past. However, with their heritage ignored and their contributions denied they are all but invisible at the dawn of the new millennium.  Location:  Columbus Mennonite Church, 35 Oakland Park Avenue, Columbus, Ohio. For information about COFP, visit our website at https://sites.google.com/site/centralohioansforpeace/Home

 

Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 6:00 PM.  Meaning of Marxism Study Group.  Join the Columbus International Socialist Organization for a study group of "The Meaning of Marxism" by author and ISO member, Paul D'Amato.  "The Meaning of Marxism" offers an engaging introduction to Marxism and revolutionary socialism with the aim of giving activists the tools to interpret and change the world around us. At each meeting, we will have summaries of each chapter and extended open discussions to dive deeper into the text and create room for debate and disagreement.  Copies of the book will be available for purchase at our regular Thursday branch meetings, and a free PDF of the first edition, and a free audiobook version are also available.   The group will also be meeting on December 11 and January 8.  More information on Facebook.  

 

Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 7: 00 PM. Worthington Interfaith Neighbors Presents: Sharing Our Stories.  The Islamic Republic of Mauritania presented by Moussa Diakite.  Columbus is home to about 3,000 Mauritanians, many of whom came as refugees when the nation expelled about 70,000 black African Mauritanians in the late 1980s.  The Islamic Republic of Mauritania is a northwest African nation.  About 90% of the country’s land is within the Western Sahara.  Having existed from the 3rd century BCE until the present, the history of the country is one of migration, conflicts between tribes, colonial domination, the struggle for independence and more recently, ethnic tensions and slavery.  Moussa Diakite is a member of the Mauritanian community of Columbus, residing in the city’s east side.  An employee of Cardinal Health, he holds an MBA from DeVry University. Moussa mentors young people regarding diversity and also regularly gives presentations about Mauritania.  This program is free and open to the public.  Location:  Old Worthington Library, 820 High Street, Worthington. 

 

November 29, 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

 

Friday, November 30, 2018, 12:15 – 12:45 PM.  Fair Food Actions: Fair Food Fridays.  Thanks to the enthusiasm, energy, and commitment Fair Food allies are bringing to the Fair Food campaign, we invite you to join us on the last Friday of each month for this regular event, adding your enthusiasm and commitment to the action. Posters, a banner, and leaflets will be provided. Fair Food allies and supporters will be leafleting in front of Wendy’s to promote the Immokalee Workers’ Wendy’s Boycott.  Location:  2004 N. N High St., Columbus across from O.S.U., near Woodruff.   For more information, contact susanjtcarter@gmail.comWebsite.  

 

Friday-Saturday, November 30-December 1, 2018, Conference:  Societies Under Stress: Welfare and Penal Policies amid Rising Insecurity Organized by Sarah Brooks.  Societies Under Stress: Welfare and Penal Policies amid Rising Insecurity is an interdisciplinary conference that aims at advancing collaborative research on the relationship between social welfare and penal policies across nations. It will bring together scholars from around the globe and from different disciplinary backgrounds -- mainly political science, sociology and criminology or law -- to ask: What are the causal links between crime control and social welfare policies? What are the ideological, political, social and historical foundations of these programs within and across nations? Location:  120 Mershon Center, 1501 Neil Ave.  Read more and register at go.osu.edu/societiesunderstress.  

 

Monday, December 3, 2018, 7:00 PM.  Steve Ellner National Speaking Tour.  Venezuela under Siege:  Challenges from Within and Without.  President Trump, OAS head Luis Almagro and Senator Marco Rubio have raised the possibility of military intervention in Venezuela.  Never in history has a democratic nation been subject to such a lengthy, aggressive, ongoing campaign of Steve Ellner has taught economic history at the Universidad de Oriente in Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela since 1977.  He is the author of numerous books and journal articles on Venezuelan history and politics.  His most recent book is entitled The Pink Tide Experiences:  Breakthroughs and Short-Coming in Twenty-First Century Latin America.  He received his PhD in Latin American history at the University of New Mexico.  Campaign to End U.S. and Canada Sanctions Against Venezuela.  This program is sponsored by Community Organizing Center, CWA 4502, Columbus Institute for Contemporary Journalism, and Central Ohioans for Peace.  Location:  CWA Local 4502, 620 E. Broad St., Columbus, Ohio.  Contact:  walk@igc.org.