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Date and time TBA.  Indivisible’s Rapid Resist Rally if Mueller or Rostenstein Fired.   TIME AND DATE TO DEPEND ON TIMING OF MUELLER/ROSENSTEIN FIRING. Nobody is above the law.  NEW LOCATION: Bicentennial Park, 233 S Civic Center Dr, Columbus, OH 43215. The location may need to change again in the future depending on the date this eventually occurs. Please check here and with the MoveOn event for updates when the rally is actually called.  #NotAboveTheLaw. If Trump fires Mueller or Rosenstein prior to 2 p.m., our rally will occur at 5 p.m. that day; If Trump fires one of them after 2 p.m., rally will occur at Noon the following day. The DATE ON THE EVENT IS JUST A PLACEHOLDER. Please register through MoveOn to receive an email notification if/when the event is triggered. https://act.moveon.org/event/mueller-firing-rapid-response/13341/signup/?   Find other rallies 

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Monday, August 13, 2018, 7:00 - 9:00 PM.  Care and Share Time Bank Orientation.  Learn about how this alternative local community works and how to join.  Location:  First UU Church, Room 7, 93 W. Weisheimer Rd. Columbus, OH 43214 (blue room).   For more information, contact Michael Greenman mgreenmanoh@gmail.com or Alice Faryna alice.faryna@gmail.com.


 

Monday, August 13, 2018, 7:00 PM.  Central Ohioans for Peace Meeting.   Screening of film:  Hiroshima (92 minutes).  This 2005 BBC documentary recounts the world's first nuclear attack and examines the alarming repercussions.  Covering a three-week period from the New Mexico test blast to dropping the bomb on Hiroshima, the program chronicles America's political gamble and the planning for the momentous event.  Archival film, dramatizations and special effects take viewers aboard the Enola Gay and inside the exploding bomb.  Central Ohioans for Peace meets at 7 pm on the second and fourth Mondays of the month at Columbus Mennonite Church, 35 Oakland Park Avenue, Columbus, Ohio.  For information about COFP, visit our website  https://sites.google.com/site/centralohioansforpeace/Home


 

Monday, August 13, 2018, 7:30 – 9:00 PM.  Fundraiser for Columbus Community Bill of Rights.  An Evening of Protest, Music and Singing Along with CCBOR.  Join Columbus Community Bill of Rights for an evening of protest music and singing along as we raise money for our November ballot initiative. This event is hosted by CCBOR and Doug Morris. Doug is a guitarist, singer, composer, professor, and performs in the tradition of Joe Hill, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Phil Ochs, Bruce Springsteen, and other progressive protest singers, with an emphasis on struggles for workers’ rights, peace, dignity, freedom, substantive equality, ecological rationality, and meaningful democracy. Performances encourage audience participation. Power to the people!  Location:  Rambling House, 310 East Hudson Street, Columbus, OH 43202.  View Map  Free.  Register here.  


 

Monday, August 13, 2018, 6:30 PM.  NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio is here to help!   With Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement, there's a sense of panic in the air and an unending barrage of questions. Who is Brett Kavanaugh? Why is he Donald Trump's pick? Will he be the one to overturn and gut Roe v. WadeWhat does that mean for abortion access here in Ohio?  We're launching the Roe'd Show to answer your questions, give you the information you need, quell your panic, and get you fired up to help us #StopKavanaugh, and we're bringing this show all over Ohio! Hear from EXPERTS about what could happen if we lose the Supreme Court as a firewall, what we can do to stop it, and what we might do if we can't. Go into midterm elections with eyes wide open about what's at stake, and what you can do to #ProtectRoe.  Location:  Columbus Metropolitan Library - Whetstone Branch, 3909 N High St, Columbus, Ohio 43214.  Register for Columbus event


Monday, August 13, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  Letter to the Editor Workshop.  Join Working America for our weekly Make Your Mark Monday (MYMM) action! Here we know that every one of our small actions adds up to a big change. For this week's MYMM, we will explore effective letter writing techniques for submitting letters to the editor during the election season. If you have any questions beforehand, please do reach out to Working America organizer Henry Shorr at hshorr@workingamerica.org or by facebook message.  Location: 1350 W. 5th Ave., Columbus.  Facebook.  


 

Monday, August 13, 2018, 7:00 – 9:00 PM.  The Meaning of Marxism.  Interested in learning more about Marxism and the politics of revolutionary socialism? Come out for a four-part discussion series on The Meaning of Marxism, which provides an accessible overview to the history, theory, and practice of socialism. Copies of the book are available, just send us a message to pick up one!  Location:  Columbus Public Library, Northside Branch, 1423 N. High St.  Facebook.


 

Monday, ​ August 13, 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, August 14, 2018, 6:00 PM  Franklin County Green Party, open business meeting, 7:00 PM General Meeting and speaker.  Join the Franklin County Greens - we meet on the second Tues of each month.  Speakers:  Steve Dodge, Green Party Candidate for Ohio House District 26 and David Cox, Green Party Candidate for Ohio Senate, 19th district.  Location:  Northwood Building, 2231 N. High St., Room 100.  Parking available behind the building in “R” spaces.  For more information, contact:   fcgreenparty@gmail.com or facebook.com/FCgreenparty.  


Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  Community Conversation.  Opioids in the Black Community Revisited.  This is a follow-up meeting to discuss our progress and to introduce our Opiate Community Connectors which resulted from our initial meeting.  Come join us in this in depth conversation on our next steps in our fight with the Opiate Crisis.  Location:  OSU African American Extension Center, 905 Mount Vernon Ave., Columbus 43203. 


 

Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 5:00 – 6:30 PM.  Columbus City Council President ProTem Michael Stinziano Community HoursCommunity Hours offer citizens the opportunity to tell President Pro Tem Stinziano what is important to them and how he and City Council can help. All members of the Columbus community are encouraged to attend.  Location: Columbus Metropolitan Library - Shepard Branch
850 N. Nelson Rd., Columbus.  For more information contact: Kevin McCain, 614-645-5829. 


Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 PM. August Happy Hour and Postcard Party.   Join OH12 as they gather to catch up after the August 7th Special Election and write postcards in support of one of our endorsed candidates or to our elected officials about timely issues.  Location:  Roosters, 3370 Olentangy River Rd, ColumbusFacebook.  


Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 5:30 – 8:30 PM.  GreenSpot 10th Anniversary.  The program will consist of:  Remarks by Councilmember Emmanuel V. Remy, Table trivia (with prizes!), Panel discussion with GreenSpot businesses Evolved Body Art, Franklin Park Conservatory, White Castle, and a household member.  Live music by Jim Maneri on piano.  Beer and non-alcoholic beverages and light snacks will be provided. Sponsors for the event are Green Columbus, SWACO, Great Lakes Brewing Company, Metro Cuisine, and Grange Insurance Audubon Center. Click here to learn more about the event and let us know you'll be there! To learn more about GreenSpot visit www.columbusgreenspot.org. Location:  Grange Insurance Audubon Center, 505 W. Whittier St., Columbus 43215. 


 

Thursday, August 16, 2018, 8:30 PM.  Poor Peoples Campaign National Webinar.  Our 40 Days of Moral Action concluded with over 25,000 of us rallying and marching on the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. demanding an end to the policy violence that is hurting poor children and families across the country. Now, the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival is entering a new phase—we are back in our states to build power among the poor and dispossessed across the nation. In the coming months, we will focus on organizing, mobilizing voters and building power among the 140 million Americans living in poverty, particularly in the often-ignored South. Poor and low income people from California to the Carolinas are ignored by politicians from both parties. And even though there are 171 electoral votes from Maryland to Texas, much of the South is ignored in the political calculations made by campaign decision makers around elections. A movement has to fight with the whole country, and that’s exactly what we’re doing. We already have the people power with organizing committees built in 40 states, including every single one that comprised the former Confederacy.For this public webinar we welcome all people who are on committees in their states, who have come to Campaign events over the last several years, who joined the 40 Days of Action, who have been dedicated followers of the movement via social media: This is a webinar for everyone!  Join us next Thursday, August 16th at 8:30pm ET for a National Webinar of Celebration and Next Steps. 


 

Thursday, August 16, 2018, 12:00 PM.  OH 12 Weekly Protest Rally (and lunch).  Join OH12 for a weekly protest in Clintonville.  Gather with other members of OH12 weekly as we protest, share ideas and inspiration. A short protest with signs will be followed by lunch. Each week we will post the location and topic. Check the Facebook event for the location.  Facebook.  


Saturday, August 18, 2018, Noon – 2:00 PM Move to Amend Central Ohio Meeting.   Learn about local and statewide plans to promote a constitutional amendment saying that corporations are not people and money is not protected free speech.  Facebook:  https://movetoamend.org/oh-columbus.  Website:  https://movetoamend.org.Location:  First Unitarian Universalist Church, 93 W. Weisheimer, Columbus. Please contact:  sbolzenius72@hotmail.com


Sunday, August 19, 2018, 3:30 – 5:00 PM.  Simply Living Book Club:  Surviving the Future.  Our summer selection is  Surviving the Future: Culture, Carnival, and Capital in the Aftermath of the Market Economy, by David Fleming.  Foreword by Rob Hopkins, co-founder of the Transition Network. Recommended by Richard Heinberg, Post Carbon Institute.  For food, there is an option to eat from a buffet of Portia’s vegan delights after the discussion. Donations encouraged. Free but registration is required on Eventbrite. Updates on Facebook and Meetup. Limited to 15. Email chuck.lynd@gmail.com to receive a copy of the book.  Location:  Portia's Café, 4428 Indianola Ave, Columbus 43214.


 

 

Sunday, August 19, 2018, 4:30 doors open, program begins at 5:00 PM.  Interfaith Association of Central Ohio (IACO) 26th Annual Main Event Dinner.  Keynote Speaker – Ms. Rachel Brown.  Rachel Brown was a Simon-Skjodt Center Genocide Prevention Fellow at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2014.  She used her fellowship to conceptualize and author the Defusing Hate guide and workbooks, which she now draws from to provide technical support to organizations and assess new opportunities for pilot projects.  Cost:  $35.00/person or $20 for high school/college students.  Co-sponsored by Faith in Public Life.  Location:  International Academy of Columbus, 2439 Fuji Drive, Columbus, 43229.  More information about the program and how to register HERE.   Facebook.


 

Sunday, August 19, 2018, 6:30 – 8:30 PM.  Care and Share Time Bank Community Potluck and program.  Bring something tasty to share with others and, if you wish, bring a card with the ingredients so all our varied diet preferences can be accommodated.  If it is a special dish you believe will be particularly well received, by all means, bring a copy of the recipe. We are developing a CSTB "Cookbook" and are always pleased to add new dishes to the selection! Bring your own reusable plates if you can, to reduce the washup necessary after the event.  We try to avoid single-use materials, wherever possible!  If you have something you no longer want that others may appreciate, bring it to the "sharing table".  We only request that, if it doesn't find a new home, please take it home with you.  (We don't have a used product dispensing system!)  You can look forward to a fun and informative program. Our own Dianne Kadonaga will discuss and illustrate Bees - a critical part of our food cycle - and one that is BEEing threatened by our irresponsible treatment of our environment! Location:  First UU Church, Fellowship Hall, 93 W. Weisheimer Rd., Columbus, OH 43214.  For more information, contact Michael Greenman mgreenmanoh@gmail.com or Alice Faryna alice.faryna@gmail.com.


 

Monday, August 20, 2018, Seeking the Peace of the City in Columbus.  Just last month, anti-Muslim radicals protested outside a Columbus mosque at the end of the holy month of Ramadan. We met them and formed a “barrier of love” in front of the mosque, protecting our neighbors’ right to worship and live in peace. The need to stand together in interfaith unity to prevent violence will continue.   Cost: $10.00 donation. 

 

 

9am-12pm - Understanding and countering the language of violence, 12-1pm - Lunch (halal), 1-4pm - Mobilizing for peace: Rapid-response readiness. Seeking the peace of the city will require us all working together and defusing tense situations before they turn violent. Registration (required) here:  Please join us on August 20th to learn how to do that.  Location:  Noor Islamic Cultural Center, 5001 Wilcox Rd., Dublin, OH 43016. 


 

Monday, August 20, 2018, 5:30 – 6:30 PM.  The Big Table Information Session.  You’ll have the opportunity to meet other Big Tablers, ask questions about guiding your conversation, and hear from others about their Big Table experiences. This session is open to anyone, so invite your friends and colleagues to join you!  The Big Table is a day of community building across the central Ohio region on August 29, 2018. Join the conversation to listen, learn, and lead!  Location:  Columbus Foundation, 1234 E. Broad St., Columbus.  More Information.  RSVP HERE


 

Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 7:30 – 10:00 PM.  Columbus Stand Up for Choice, Comedy @ Ace of Cups.  It's a dark time for women in America. An administration with a palpable disdain for the reproductive health and wellness of American families is getting it's second SCOTUS pick and the end of Roe v. Wade may be around the corner.  We aren't going down quietly.  Join us for the best comedy show and rally this state has seen yet! You're still going to get the best of the best comics from the mid-west and beyond - laughter is always the most important part of CSU4C - but this time you're also going to have the opportunity to get involved with abortion and social justice advocates from Ohio River to Lake Erie coast.  Location:  Ace of Cups, 2619 N. High St., Columbus.  More information on Facebook.  


 

Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM.  Columbus City Council President ProTem Michael Stinziano Community HoursCommunity Hours offer citizens the opportunity to tell President Pro Tem Stinziano what is important to them and how he and City Council can help.  All members of the Columbus community are encouraged to attend.  Location: Tim Hortons - Great Western Shopping Center, 60 N. Wilson Rd., Columbus.   For more information contact: Kevin McCain, 614-645-5829. 


Thursday, August 23, 2018, 9:30 - 11:30 AM. Understanding the Responsibilities of Nonprofit Board Members, Beth Short.   Beth Short handles outreach and education for the Ohio Attorney General’s Charitable Law Section. Her work focuses on the development of strategies aimed at strengthening the nonprofit sector. She will cover the legal obligations of board members and share tips and best practices for board governance.  Location:  Main Library, 96 S. Grant Avenue, Columbus, Meeting Room 3A.  Free - Call 614-645-2275 to register.


 

Thursday, August 23, 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


 

Saturday, August 25, 2018, 2:30 – 4:00 PM (doors open at 2:00 PM).   Meet the Candidates Forum.  Join CAIR-Columbus for a Meet the Candidates Forum.   Confirmed participants include former CFPB Director Richard Cordray and former U.S. Attorney Steve Dettelbach.  Location:  U.S. Bank Conference Theater in the Ohio Union, 1739 N. High.  SPACE IS LIMITED. Event is free, but please RSVP in advance by clicking here.


 

Saturday, August 25, 2018, 1:00 - 5:00 PM.  Coming together for Reentry.   We will have 2 main speakers Carlos Christian and Stacy Aller. Carlos is founder of starts within organization. Stacy was incarcerated during her time she changed her life she was part of embark. Coffee crafters will be supplying the coffee for our event.  Location:  Church Triumphant, 1001 Vera Place, Columbus, Ohio 43214.  

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August 27, 2018.  Central Ohio for Peace -  No meeting.  We are slowing down for the summer and will meet only on the 2nd Mondays from June – August!  Enjoy the Summer!  Persist in seeking Peace!  Find a new way to work for Justice!


 

Wednesday, August 29, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  Ohio Environmental Council and the OEC Emerging Leaders is joining a community-wide effort called The Big Table.  On this one day, thousands of people representing different backgrounds, neighborhoods, and interest groups are participating in hundreds of conversations to discuss how we can create a strong and connected community.  We are hosting one of these conversations with the goal of bringing together environmentally-minded folks from across generations. Our environment has changed significantly over the past century, and we’re seeking vibrant conversation to learn from our past progress and inspire the future!  Location:  Ohio Environmental Council, 1145 Chesapeake Ave, Suite I, Columbus, OH 43212.  Free Parking on Site. Food will be provided. To RSVP, click here, fill out your information, and select the Ohio Environmental Council for the location where you would like to participate in a conversation.


Thursday, August 30, 2018, 5:30 PM.  AFL-CIO Take Back Ohio Rally.  We look forward to you joining our Labor 2018 Leadership Team and our endorsed candidates at one of these events! Food will be served at 5:30 p.m., the event will begin at 6:00 p.m. and will end around 7:00 p.m. Please bring your family, friends and co-workers and join your sisters and brothers as we continue our Labor-to-Labor campaign to Take Back Ohio!  You can download the flier here.  Location:  UFCW 1059 Hall, 4150 E. Main St., Columbus, 43213. 


 

Thursday, August 30, 2018, 9:30 - 11:30 AM.  Nonprofits and the Law David Blaugrund, J.D.  David Blaugrund is the General Counsel of Franklin Management Resources, Inc. He manages the legal department of a large nonprofit corporation and its affiliated entities, which serve people with intellectual disabilities and other complex needs. His presentation will cover the legal aspects of operating a nonprofit. Location:  Main Library, 96 S. Grant Ave., Columbus.   Meeting Room 3A Free classes offered at Main Library. Call 614-645-2275 to register.


Friday, August 31, 2018, Noon – 1:30 PM.  Columbus City Council President ProTem Michael Stinziano Community HoursCommunity Hours offer citizens the opportunity to tell President Pro Tem Stinziano what is important to them and how he and City Council can help.  All members of the Columbus community are encouraged to attend.  Location: The Olive Branch Coffee and Pizzeria, 5600 Gender Rd., Columbus.  For more information contact: Kevin McCain, 614-645-5829. 


Friday August 31, 2018, 7:30 PM.  Bill Cohen Oldies But Goodies Concert: Fun, Music, and Memories. If you like the early rock songs of 1957-63 and the memories they spark, please join me Friday August 31 for a fun “oldies but goodies” concert.  I’ll be doing hit songs made famous by the likes of Chubby Checker, Ricky Nelson, the Everly Brothers, Sam Cooke, Paul Anka, Del Shannon, Fabian, and others.  A brief salute to the “bad boys” of early bluesy rock will also be featured – Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, and Chuck Berry.   Beautiful doo-wop background vocals will be added by the Harmonettes (Jackie LaMuth, Renilda Marshall, and Teresa Schleifer.)  And, we’ll be backed by instrumental wizards Brian Szuch on electric lead guitar, Renilda Marshall on bass, and Linda Blaine on drums.   Plus, we’ll have fun with trivia questions about 1950’s songs, fads, and singers.  And, as usual, we’ll have a couple surprises that will be pretty “neat,” to use the parlance of the times.  We’re suggesting $10 per person donations at the door, with proceeds going to senior citizen programs of the Clintonville Resource Center.  In other words, we’re doing “oldies but goodies” music to help “oldies but goodies” people.  Location:  basement social hall at Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 4131 N. High, Columbus 4321 (free parking in the big church lot on Croswell & on side streets).  Contact for more information:  billcohen@columbus.rr.com.