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Monday, March 25, 2019, 7:00 PM.  Central Ohioans for Peace Meeting.  Program:  Screening of Time Scanners: Machu Pichu (2014/60 minutes).  The dense jungle of the Peruvian Andes hides a sacred city - Machu Picchu, an enchanted 500-year-old stone citadel, hidden deep in the mountains where not even the Spanish conquistadores could find it.   Thanks to its location on a precarious ridge in Peru's sacred mountains, Machu Picchu is one of the most inaccessible cities in the world; there's still much that we don't know about the city and the people who lived there.   Using cutting-edge, 3D laser-scanning technology, structural engineer Steve Burrows leads his team of experts into the Peruvian jungle to scan the sacred Inca city, asking three main questions:  How did the Inca build a city atop a mountain ridge?  How were the terraces constructed?  And how did they supply water to the city?  Join the team as they turn back time and decode the past.  Location:  Columbus Mennonite Church, 35 Oakland Ave., Columbus.  For more information, email central-ohioans-for-peace@googlegroups.comWebsite.  

 

March 25 – 28, 2019.  Apartheid Week 2019 at OSU.  Join Students for Justice in Palestine and Palestinian Women's Association for Apartheid Week 2019 on Ohio State's Main Campus.  Apartheid Week is a week dedicated to events drawing attention to the apartheid system Israel has built to govern over Palestinians, and to highlight the intersectionality between the struggles of the Palestinian, Black and Latinx communities.
3/25: Monday, 6-7:00 PM.  Hadeel Abdallah will join us for a talk on connections between Apartheid South Africa and Israeli occupied Palestine. Come to the event to learn what Apartheid is, how it affects citizens of a country and more.  Location:  Hale Hall, 154 W. 12th Avenue, 110B.
3/26: Tuesday, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM.  View the Mock Apartheid Wall display and learn about violence that often occurs at border walls and checkpoints. We will also explore connections between Latinx and Palestinian struggles. #2Walls1Struggle  Location:  Thompson Oval. 
3/27: Wednesday, 5-6:00 PM. Come ready to participate in a dabke flashmob! We will be making a statement with the traditional dance, then have a tour through Arab Student Union's "Apartheid in Palestine" display case at the Union, in front of the Great Hall Meeting Room on the first floor, where we'll explore the basics of Palestine's occupation and its daily consequences.  Location:  Ohio Union Lobby. 
3/28: Thursday, 5-7:00 PM. Thursday we will wrap up the week with a showing of "5 Broken Cameras," an award winning film by Emad Burnat. Snacks will be provided, and we will have a wrap up discussion after.  Hale Hall, 154 W. 12th Ave., 110A.  See Facebook Event for Updates.  Parking and directions:   https://www.osu.edu/map/

 

Monday, ​ March 25, 2019, 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, March 26, 2019, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM.  Stop the Six-Week Abortion Ban.  The next hearing on the six-week abortion ban is on Tuesday, including opponent testimony. This is us: Pro-choice Ohioans will have their chance to tell the committee why people in our state need access to safe and legal abortion.  The committee could vote on the bill during any hearing after receiving opponent testimony, which means the vote could occur on March 26, April 2, or April 9. The full Ohio House could vote on the day after the committee vote.  We need to show strong opposition to this abortion ban. The committee hearing is a free, public event. Please attend if you can. Best parking option: https://goo.gl/maps/U4HueeAxiJt Building entrances have metal detectors and x-ray for bags. Signs are not permitted inside the Statehouse. Location:  Ohio Statehouse, 1 Capitol Square, Ohio House Health Committee Meeting, 1 Capitol Square, Columbus.  Facebook.  

 

Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 5:00 PM.  President and Provost's Diversity Lecture and Cultural Arts Series: Viet Thanh Nguyen.  The 20th annual Diversity Lecture & Cultural Arts Series at The Ohio State University. This program offers the campus and the Columbus community opportunities to benefit from some of the most eminent scholars, artists, and professionals who discuss and exemplify inclusive excellence through diversity. The 2019-2020 lecture will be given by Professor Viet Thanh Nguyen. Viet Thanh Nguyen is the Aerol Arnold Chair of English, and Professor of English, American Studies and Ethnicity and Comparative Literature at the University of Southern California. Born in Vietnam, Nguyen’s family came to the U.S. as refugees in 1975 at the age of 4 and would later commemorate this time and experiences growing up in San Jose, CA in his short story “The War Years” (2009).  Location:  The Ohio State University Faculty Club, 181 South Oval Dr., Columbus 43210.    This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited and registration is required.

 

Thursday, March 28, 2019, 9:00 AM.  White Supremacists at the Statehouse.  For information on plans for counter protest and planning meeting before the event, contact columbusara@protonmail.com or 614-454-1078.  @aracbusoh.  Facebook.  

 

Thursday, March 28, 2019, 8:00 PM.  Broadcast Premier of Power Struggle on Free Speech TV.  Power Struggle follows the unfolding drama as citizen activists and elected officials – alarmed at increasing safety violations – take on the federal government and one of the biggest nuclear power companies in America to call for closure of the reactor when its original 40-year license expires.  The film captures perspectives on all sides of the controversy, including from local residents both for and against nuclear power, elected officials (including Sen. Bernie Sanders and Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin), nuclear engineer Arnie Gundersen, a Vermont Yankee spokesperson, and federal nuclear regulators. More information here.  

Thursday, March 28, 2019, 7:00 - 9:00 PM.  Columbus DSA Business/Coordinating Committee  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

 

Thursday, March 28, 2019, 2:00 PM EST.  Livestream Forum Protect the Arctic Refuge from Oil and Gas Drilling.  In This forum is hosted by SIERRA magazine Editor in Chief Jason Mark in conversation with Sierra Club’s Our Wild America staff and Bernadette Demientieff, Executive Director of the Gwich’in Steering Committee, on the fight to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil and gas drilling. Hear from our frontline organizers on our strategy and progress to protect Indigenous rights and our last wild place, and prevent the acceleration of climate change from the extraction industry.  To submit questions in advance of the forum:   submit your questions beforehand.   Register here.  

 

Thursday, March 28, 2019, 4:00 – 6:30 PM.  OSU Center for the Study of Religion Symposium.  Decolonizing the Dharma:  Racial Justice and American Buddhism.  This symposium features Dr. Sharon Suh (Seattle University) and Dr. Ann Gleig (University of Central Florida).  Please continue to check this event page for updates.  Admission to this event is free and open to the public. For any questions, please contact (614) 688-8010.  Location:  OSU Faculty Club, 181 S. Oval Drive.  For more information and updates, please check this webpage.  

 

Thursday, March 28, 2019, 7:00 PM.  Council Lights up City Hall for Women’s History Month.  In honor of Women’s History Month, Councilmember Shayla D. Favor and the women of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. - Columbus Alumnae Chapter will host “Spirited Sisters Taking It 2 the Streets,” an event to bring awareness to the issues affecting women in our community.   “In times of darkness, we are called to 'be a light' in our community; to speak out against injustice while advocating on behalf of our fellow sisters in their time of need,” said Councilmember Favor.  The “Spirited Sisters Taking It 2 the Streets,” kick-off will begin in Council Chambers and conclude with the lighting of City Hall. Join us and numerous community partners as we advocate for issues plaguing not only women but also all residents in our Capital City. Location:  Columbus City Hall, 90 West Broad Street.  For more information, contact Councilmembr Favor’s office:  rshampton@columbus.gov (614) 645-5524. 

 

Saturday, March 30, 2019, 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM (doors open at 10:00 AM).  Human Rights vs Corporate Rights:  It’s Up to Us!  Move to Amend Ohio Network 7th Annual Gathering.  Keynote speaker:  Keyan Bliss.   Hear and find out how to duplicate Move to Amend successes from local activists across the state and around the country.  Connect with others committed to fundamental change to ending corporate constitutional rights and getting big money out of politics.  Deepen your understanding of corporate constitutional rights.  Acquire skills to become more effective local activists and organizers.  Take part in lobby training in preparation for our upcoming statewide Lobby Day to promote a Move to Amend resolution in the Ohio House and Senate. Be there!  End Corporate Rule. Legalize Democracy.  Move to Amend. Location:  First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus, 93 W. Weisheimer Rd., Columbus 43214.  Website:  www.MoveToAmend.org/Ohio.

 

Saturday, March 30, 2019, 2:00 – 5:00 PM.  Awake – A Documentary Screening/Discussion.  This event is for people who want to glimpse into the world of current struggles of Indian Country and environmental activism. All water protectors in the area are invited to come, as are people wanting to learn more about the Standing Rock Movement of 2016. Those who have seen this doc, are also welcome to be with us during the screening.  Location:  Columbus Metropolitan Library, 1423 N. High St., Columbus 43201.  Facebook Event.  

 

Saturday, March 30, 2019, 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM (doors open at 10 AM).  Human Rights vs Corporate Rights: It's Up to Us!  Move to Amend Ohio Network 7th Annual Gathering.  Keynote Speaker:  Keyan Bliss.  Hear and find out how to duplicate Move to Amend successes from local Move to Amend leaders across the state! Connect with others to build a community for fundamental change to end corporate rule, get big money out of politics and work in solidarity with others to create justice!  Acquire skills to become more effective local democracy organizers and educators!  Deep dive workshops on: Strengthening local Move to Amend affiliates, Understanding the many examples of corporate constitutional rights and their growing harms to people, places and the planet, and Lobbying for passing Move to Amend resolutions -- in preparation for our upcoming statewide Lobby Day to promote a Move to Amend resolution in the Ohio House and Senate. For more information: Sandy Bolzenius, sbolzenius72@hotmail.com.  Location:  First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus, 93 W Weisheimer Rd., Columbus, OH 43214.  RSVP to evite.  

 

Saturday, March 30, 2019, 7:00 PM – 1:00 AM.  DSA Brake Light Clinic Fundraiser Show.  Come party and help us raise some money so we can change people's burned-out brake lights, for free, to help them avoid getting hassled by the police.  Tickets $5.00 (available on FB).   Location:  Ace of Cups, 2619 N. High St., Columbus.  Facebook. 

 

Sunday, March 31, 3:30 – 5:00 PM. Simply Living Book Club Discussion: Journey Of The Universe:
An Epic Story Of Cosmic, Earth, And Human Transformation.
  To further reinforce our winter theme of “Reconnecting with Nature,” the Simply Living Book Club has selected the book that inspired our March film, Journey of the Universe.  Authors Brian Swimme, the acclaimed evolutionary philosopher, and Yale University historian of religions Mary Evelyn Tucker, tell a big story in a small book – one that inspires hope for a way in which Earth and its human civilizations could flourish together.

The book club is free, but please register on Eventbrite.  Updates are available on Facebook.

You can borrow the book from the library or purchase a copy from Abe Books or a used bookstore very inexpensively (under $5). You can delve more deeply by watching the film in advance of our screening on March 24 and you can even take a free course HERE.  You can also discuss the film on our BLOG HERE
Optional: Participants are invited to a vegan buffet from 5 -6 pm. The book club is free but donations for the buffet are appreciated.  Location:  Portia's Cafe, 4428 Indianola Ave, Columbus 43214.  Facebook

 

Monday, April 1, 2019, 3:30 PM.  Gregg Brazinsky, "Empathy at War: Emotions in Sino-North Korean Relations during the Korean War."  Gregg Brazinsky works on U.S-East Asian relations and East Asian international history. He is interested in the flow of commerce, ideas, and culture among Asian countries and across the Pacific. He is the author of two books: Winning the Third World (2017), which focuses on Sino-American rivalry in the third world, and Nation Building in South Korea (2007), which explores U.S.-South Korean relations during the Cold War. In this event, Brazinsky will discuss how the Chinese and North Korean governments mobilized their citizens and soldiers during the Korean War. Read more and register at go.osu.edu/brazinskyg.  Location:  120 Mershon Center, 1501 Neil Ave.  Co-sponsored by the Institute for Korean Studies.

 

Monday, April 1, 2019, 7:00 – 8:30 PM.  Clintonville Area Progressives Meeting.  CAP Meeting Green?  Environment? Climate? What is going on?  What is going on with green initiatives and environmental issues locally and nationally? Our speakers will speak on what is happening. Come join the discussion. As always, we will there at 6:30 for snacks and discussion.  Location:  Whetstone Library, 3909 N. High St., Columbus.  Facebook.

 

Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 7:00 PM.  Ed Fallon Reading and book signing:  Marcher Walker Pilgrim.  A memoir from the Great March for Climate Action.  On the 3,100-mile, 8-month walk from LA to DC, marchers became a mobile village — weathering harsh conditions, sharing joys and sorrows, and intensifying their commitment to the cause as they sounded the alarm about climate change.  Through humor and candid introspection, Ed shares his experience on the March and how it brought into focus his lifelong search for love and meaning — even as intense, interpersonal dramas threatened to tear the March community apart.  Purchase both hardcover and paperback books here.   Suggested donation:  $10.00.  All proceeds go to support continued climate action.   Sponsored by Columbus Community Bill of Rights and Simply Living.  Location:  Columbus Mennonite Church, 35 Oakland Park Ave., Columbus 43214.  For more information, contact Greg gpace67@gmail.comFacebook.  

 

Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 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. All are welcome.  Location:  Columbus Public Library, Main Library, meeting room 3A, 96 S. Grant Ave., Columbus 43215.  Parking available in the library garage.  For more information please contact,  centralohio@jvp.org

 

Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 6:30 – 8:30 PM.  Central Oho Progressive Democrats of America Monthly Meeting.  Location:  Panaderia Guadalupana, 1979 E. Dublin Granville Road, Columbus, Ohio 43229.  For more information, contact mayo.makinde@gmail.com.

 

Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 8:00 – 9:30 PM.  NIRS National Telebriefing.  March 28, 2019 marks the 40th Anniversary of the Three Mile Island accident. It woke up millions to the dangers of nuclear power and remains one of the largest nuclear disasters in the world. But the terrible impacts of the partial meltdown, explosion, and releases of radiation on communities around TMI have always been downplayed, ignored, and simply covered up. Survivors and community members are gathering to commemorate the accident over the next week, with events, activities, and protests in Harrisburg, PA and the surrounding area. Join us for a live national telebriefing to commemorate TMI:

We will have a full report on the anniversary events and the legacy of TMI with three veterans of the front lines of the nuclear disaster:  Eric Epstein, Three Mile Island Alert - grassroots organization founded two years before the accident; Aileen Mioko Smith, Green Action Japan - co-author of Three Mile Island: The People's Testament; Arnie Gundersen, Fairewinds Energy Education - nuclear engineer and expert on the TMI accident.  The presentation will be followed by Q&A with the audience. Click here to register.

 

Thursday, April 4, 2019, 8:00 – 10:00 PM.  Biannual Feminist Spoken Word Open Mic.  Triota and Allies for Inclusion and Diversity's 'Biannual Feminist Spoken Word Open Mic' will be happening this week on Thursday April 4th [8pm] in the Multicultural Center of the Ohio Union [The Alonso Family Room].
The Feminist Open Mic centered around feminism (liberation, resistance, social justice, empowerment, and systemic oppression) is FREE and open to the public.  A signup to perform will be circulated and political activist buttons will be available for purchase!  Location:  Ohio Union, 1739 N. High St., Columbus, Ohio.  Facebook.  

 

Thursday, April 4, 2019, 7 PM.  Lecture on World Religions and Interreligious Relations by Najeeba Syeed, JDSyeed, associate professor of interreligious education at Claremont School of Theology, will speak on “The Death of Civility: On the Birth of Dignity-Based Interfaith Ritual and Practices.” The lecture is sponsored by the Theological Consortium of Greater Columbus.  For more information: Paul D. Numrich, Professor in the Snowden Chair for the Study of Religion and Interreligious Relations, Methodist Theological School in Ohio, phone 740-362-3443.  Location:  Alford Centrum on the campus of Methodist Theological School in Ohio, 3081 Columbus Pike, Delaware, Ohio. 

 

Saturday, April 6, 2019, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM.  Free Wage Theft Clinic.  Are you owed for worked hours or time?  Are you asked to work off the clock and not paid for that time?  Are you not being paid overtime?  Come to our clinic and learn how to recover your money!  We speak Spanish.  Sponsored by Central Ohio Workers Center.  Location:  2800 S. High St., Columbus.  For more information, call 281-748-8775.

 

Saturday, April 6, 2019, 9:00 (coffee) – 3:00 PM.  UUJO Spring Gathering: Where Values and Action Meet.    On Saturday April 6, UUJO will hold Spring Gatherings in 5 UU congregational locations in Ohio - Toledo, Akron, Columbus, Cincinnati, and Cleveland.  See the Registration page HERE for exact church locations and addresses.  In the morning, we will all hear a keynote from Ohio Senator Nickie Antonio, ranking minority member of the Health, Human Services and Medicaid Committee in the Ohio Senate.  Senator Antonio is also a Unitarian Universalist and a member of West Shore UU Church in Lakewood, Ohio.  We will livestream her keynote to the different locations by Zoom.  After that, the different locations will identify and discuss local and state-wide issues that we might address as clusters of congregations and partner organizations.  Register for your Gathering HERE. Or paste this address into your browser: https://uujo.wufoo.com/forms/m7uzn3l1ek681c/.  Columbus location:  Columbus: First UU Church of Columbus, 93 W Weisheimer, Columbus OH.