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Monday, June 26, 2017, 7:00 – 9:00 PM.  Central Ohioans for Peace Meeting.  Program: "Syria: Imperialism, Dictatorship, and Revolution."  Please don’t miss this excellent opportunity to hear from our guest speaker, Dr. Pranav Jani!  In this presentation on Syria, ISO Columbus organizer and postcolonial studies scholar Dr. Pranav Jani will discuss the dynamic of imperialism, dictatorship, and revolution that lies behind the headlines. US bombs and weapons will not liberate Syrians, but neither will Russian and Iranian support for the brutal Assad regime or ISIS and al-Qaida opponents of Assad.  When we understand Syria through the lens of the Syrian revolution, part of the Arab Spring, we can get a better grasp of situation. Central Ohioans for Peace meets at 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 at Event.




Monday, June 26, 2017, 7:00 PM.  Columbus Community Bill of Rights Organizing Meeting. We continue to organize to protect our water, air, and soil from contamination by the fossil fuel extraction industries.   Location:  88 W. Blake St., Columbus OH.  See the CCBOR website for more information:  For more information, please contact CCBOR at  




Monday, ​ June 26, 2017, 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  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





Monday, June 26, 2017, 6:00 PM.  Right to Work (Is Wrong) Information Session.  Learn about RTW and how to fight it!  Invite your friends!  For more information, contact:  Corissa, or 614-397-6008.  Location:  St. Phillip Episcopal Church, 166 Woodland Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43202. 




Monday, June 26 – Thursday, June 29, 2017,  Free To Ride.  A Kirwan Institute Documentary (times on FaceBook).  Free to Ride.  In the wake of the successful DCIFF world premiere in February and the sold-out Columbus premiere event on April 12th, the Kirwan Institute will be partnering with the Gateway Film Center once again on a five-day limited run of Free To Ride from June 23-28th.  Location:  Gateway Film Center, 1550 N. High St., Columbus.  Show times and ticket details are linked on the Facebook Event





Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  Results Columbus – Advocacy 101 Benefit at 7th Son Brewing.  Don’t Just Drink Your Sorrows Away… Take Action With RESULTS !  RESULTS COLUMBUS invites you to an ADVOCACY 101 BENEFIT.  Join us for Happy Hour in Italian Village to learn how to get your voice heard in DC, the Ohio State House or City Hall, and have fun in the process. RESULTS volunteer advocates will be providing a mini-workshop on how each of us can influence political decisions that will move us forward to bring an end to poverty’s causes: income inequality and social injustice. Learn more at You can register for the event and donate online using the following link:    Facebook Event.





Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 5:30 – 6:30 PM.  Stop Playing Games with Our Healthcare.  You are invited to join us for a protest action calling on Senator Portman to stop playing games with our healthcare and oppose Trumpcare (AHCA).  Trumpcare is bad for care coverage, bad for our economy, and bad for working families.  This is a dangerous game.  Trumpcare rigs the game against you and me.  Location:  Outside of the Ohio Statehouse.  Sponsored by Central Ohio Labor Council, AFL-CIO.  Facebook.  




Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 5:30 – 7:30 PM. Simply Living Meetup at Sunny Glen Wellness Urban Food Garden & Certified Wildlife Habitat.  Join us at Dianne + Stephen’s backyard. Instead of growing grass, they are using natural methods that require minimal care and produce a lot of food. Find out what is growing that contributes to improved health and well-being for people and the planet while networking with others in the community. Free. Location: 3507 Sunny Glen Place, Linden (Cols), 43224. Register on Evenbrite. Updates on Facebook.


Wednesday, June 28, 2017, Noon – 1:00 PM.  Portman:  Save health care – NO on AHCA.  Help us maintain a consistent presence to remind Rob Portman that HE works for US and he must stand against the AHCA!  Rally outside Portman's office during lunch hour to save the health and wellbeing of millions of Ohio families and children who depend on the provisions of the ACA to access affordable insurance. Rally for the continued support Medicaid provides to students with disabilities, poor children, and the elderly. Insist that Portman pressure the current administration to reinstate the promised ACA funding so that more Ohio insurers will stay in the market!  Location:  37 W. Broad St., Columbus.  Facebook.




Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 5:30 PM.  Columbus City Council Announces Charter Review Public Hearing.  Councilmember Shannon Hardin is conducting a public hearing related to the process of drawing districts, per the Charter Review Committee’s report and recommendations. City staff will be on hand to present information and answer any questions.  All interested citizens are invited to offer public testimony. Comments are limited to three minutes. Anyone wishing to address City Council on this matter must fill out a speaker slip before 5:30pm on the day of the hearing. Testimony must be limited in scope to charter review recommendations.  The meeting will be broadcast live on CTV, Columbus’ cable access channel 3.  Location:  City Hall Council Chambers, 90 W. Broad St., Columbus. 




Thursday, June 29, 2017, Noon – 1:00 PM.  Seminar:  Faith-based Responses to the Opiate Epidemic.  You can find information and register here: or you can register by emailing Rev. Nancy Day-Achauer at  A free boxed lunch will be provided.  Please register by June 23 as space is limited.  Location:  Lifeline of Ohio, 770 Kinnear Rd., Columbus.





Thursday, June 29, 2017, 12:00  – 1:00 PM.  Indivisible Columbus Weekly Rally at Tiberi’s.   Every Thursday we rally at Representative Tiberi's office to show our opposition to the anti-american work of the current GOP congress. Free parking is available at the park across the street.  Location:  250 E. Wilson Bridge Road, Worthington, 43085.  Contact:





Thursday, June 29, 2017, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.  Defend Our Trees: Tree Canopy Spotlight.  Come learn about how the Columbus community is dedicated to providing lush tree coverage in order to preserve our environment and our health! Columbus City Councilmember Elizabeth Brown, Catherine Girves of Yay! Bikes, Laura Fay of FLOW (Friends of Lower Olentangy Watershed), and student representatives from Defend Our Future will share their personal testimonies regarding these issues and why we need to keep fighting for these, and other environmental initiatives!  Location:  Goodale Park, 120 W. Goodale St. Columbus.  Facebook.





Thursday, June 29, 2017, 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 by 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:






Friday, June 30, 2017, 7:30 PM.  Bill Cohen's Concert: Oldies but Goodies 1957-1963.  Take a musical trip back in time 60 years, as Bill Cohen and friends sing songs made famous by the likes of Ricky Nelson, Sam Cooke, the Everly Brothers, Chubby Checker, the Shirelles, the Drifters, Fabian, Paul Anka, and others. Plus, we’ll have fun with trivia questions about 1950’s fads and songs. Proceeds from $10 per person donations at the door will go to the Clintonville Community Resource Center for its programs that help senior citizens.  Location: the social hall at Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 4131 N. High in Columbus. Questions? contact Bill at (614) 263-3851.

Monday, July 1, 2017, 7:00  Pm. Care & Share Time Bank Orientation.  Interested in our local Time Bank? The monthly orientation on the 2nd Monday is for new and prospective members.  Simply Living members who join the time bank can volunteer for SL and receive CSTB "Hours" that can be used for all member services.  Location: First Unitarian Universalist Church, Room 7, 93 W. Weisheimer Rd., Columbus 43214.  Contact: or SL coordinator



Sunday, July 2, 2017, 10:30 AM.  Pride & Protest:  A Community Conversation.  All in the community interested in discussing race and LGBTQIA+ issues related to the Columbus Pride parade and arrests of four people of color (#blackpride4) are invited to worship, eat, and converse on Sunday, July 2. Dr. Valerie Bridgeman, renowned activist-scholar-preacher, founding president and CEO of WomanPreach! Inc., interim academic dean and associate professor of homiletics (preaching) and Hebrew Bible at Methodist Theological School in Ohio (MTSO), will give a powerful word from the pulpit and stay afterwards to moderate the community conversation.  Worship: 10:30 AM, Lunch: 11:30 AM,
Community Conversation: 12 noon.  Location:  Summit on 16th United Methodist.  Facebook