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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.   Find other rallies here.


Monday, September 17, 2018, 3:30 PM.  Gabriella Blum "How We Fight Wars Today."  Gabriella Blum is the Rita E. Hauser Professor of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at Harvard Law School, specializing in public international law, the law of armed conflict, international negotiations, and counterterrorism. She is the author of The Future of Violence: Robots and Germs, Hackers and Drones - Confronting a New Age of Threat (Basic Books, 2015), with Benjamin Wittes and recipient of the Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize.  In this presentation, Blum will explore how the evolution of international law, technology, and social norms has contributed to the paradox of power, in which greater military power does not manifest itself in greater destruction, but, to the contrary, in greater restraint.  Read more and register at  Location:  120 Mershon Center, 1501 Neil Ave. 

Monday, ​ September 17, 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  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

Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 11:30 AM, Registration and lunch, 12:00 – 1:00 PM. Program.  A Better Tomorrow: Solutions for the Opioid Epidemic.  Buckeye Smart Central Ohio Speaker Series Event.  Join Ohio State’s Dr. Kelsey Schmuhl, a dedicated professor and pharmacist, to learn more about the nationwide opioid epidemic and how you can be part of solutions for the future. Learn more.  Location:  Longaberger Alumni House – Sanders Grand Lounge, 2200 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43210.

Cost:  $10 per person; includes lunch.  Register - Please call 800-762-5646 to register. Questions?

Please contact the alumni association at or 800-762-5646.  About Buckeye Smart: Central Ohio Speaker Series is a lunch-and-learn experience hosted by The Ohio State University Alumni Association. Let Ohio State's experts teach you about the university's latest research, newest innovations and best-kept secrets!


Tuesday, September 18, 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 - Linden Branch, 2223 Cleveland Ave., Columbus.  For more information and to check for changes, please contact: Kevin McCain, 614-645-5829. 


Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 10:00 AM – Noon (Service Providers Section), 6:00 – 8:00 PM (Parents and Care Givers Section.  Columbus City Council Listening Sessions.  The Commission on Black Girls is hosting listening sessions to hear directly from Black girls, parents, caregivers and service providers. The listening sessions will provide valuable input on the factors that impact the lives of Black girls in Columbus.  Columbus City Councilmember Priscilla Tyson sponsored Resolution 0208X-2018 to create the Commission on Black Girls, which was adopted by Council on Monday, July 16, 2018.

“To change the trajectory of the lives of black women, black girls must be given the resources and benefits to improve their quality of life and provide them with the tools to make good, long-term decisions,” Tyson said. The work of the Commission will ultimately focus on two key questions: What is the current quality of life for Black girls in your program?  What can the community do to improve the quality of life for Black girls?  Location:  Columbus Public Health, 240 Parsons Ave.  All sessions are free and open to the public.   Click here to register for the Providers’ session.   Click here to register for the Parents and Caregivers’ session.   Girls' Session will be held September 27, 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  Columbus Public Health, 240 Parsons Ave.  Click here to register for the Girls Session. 


Wednesday September 19, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  September Green Drinks: Solutions To Plastic Pollution. Plastic pollution is problematic. This month's Green Drinks we are talking about solutions to reduce plastics in our lives. The A&R Creative Group is leading the way with their Last Straw campaign announced in April this year. Join us for Happy Hour at the Crest and hear from Crest and Sierra Club about making a difference by reducing plastics. Location:  Crest On Parsons , 621 Parsons Ave., Columbus, 43206.


Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 7:00 PM.  Call To Action Columbus -The Death Penalty.  Speakers:  Derrick Jamison, death row survivor, and Abraham Bonowitz, of Ohioans to Stop Executions.  Location:   Maple Grove UMC, 7 W Henderson Rd, Columbus.  Call to Action Events:  Call To Action Columbus meets at 7pm on the 3rd Wednesday of January, March, May, July, September and November at the Maple Grove United Methodist Church, 7 Henderson Rd (High St & Henderson Rd), Columbus, OH 43214.


Thursday, September 20, 2018, 7:00 PM.  Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 11/9.  Opens at the Drexel Gateway.  Michael Moore's (BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE) FAHRENHEIT 11/9 is a provocative and comedic look at the times in which we live. It will explore the two most important questions of the Trump Era: How did we get here, and how do we get out?  More dates and times here.   Location:  Gateway Film Center, 1550 North High St.


Thursday, September 20, 2018, 7:00 – 8:30 PM.  The Struggle for Palestinian Liberation.  This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Nakba (catastrophe), the ethnic cleansing of 750,000 Palestinians and destruction of over 400 villages that followed the creation of apartheid Israel in 1948.  Palestinians have been fighting for their liberation since before the creation of Israel, and their resistance continues to inspire solidarity across the world. Socialists, including the ISO, have helped organize solidarity campaigns to raise awareness about the oppression of Palestinians and challenge state complicity in Israel's apartheid.  Join us for a public talk and discussion on the struggle for Palestinian liberation from a socialist perspective. As we begin to organize a campaign for divestment at OSU, we'll talk about why organizing for Palestine matters in Columbus.  Location:  St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church and University Center, 30 W. Woodruff, Columbus.  Facebook.  


Thursday, September 20, 2018, 7:00 – 8:30 PM.  Jasmine and Journeys.  Author and Pakistan native Najma Shamsi will discuss the social, cultural and political transitions in southeast Asia from the end of colonial rule to the present. Presented in partnership with the Worthington International Friendship Association.  Location:  Old Worthington Library, 820 High St., Worthington, 43085, meeting room.  Website.  


Friday, September 21, 2018, 6:00 PM.  CAIR-Columbus Know Your Rights Presentation.   Join Council on American Islamic Relations - Columbus Chapter for a "Know Your Rights" presentation! Attendees will learn about their rights when dealing with law enforcement, discrimination in the workplace, traveling, immigration, and more. Location:  OSU Ohio Union, 1739 N. High St., Columbus.  Register here.  


Friday, September 21, 2018, 7:00 – 9:00 PM.  Immigrant Journeys – Immigrant Voices.  Never in our lifetimes has American culture felt more corrupted by racism and xenophobia. We have seen how bogus narratives and misinformation about refugees and immigrants gets turned into policy. The insistence on "calling out 'radical Islamic extremism'"  became the Muslim ban, which was tragically upheld by the Supreme Court. The separation of families as punishment for workers crossing the US border is not what America stands. The conversations and the narratives about who is seeking asylum here and why

it is the responsibility of each citizen. The objective of our event is to counter the false narratives with the real stories of individuals who have experienced migration. These individuals are coming to the US with good intentions. They are looking for a better life.  They are often people who experienced trauma; they are people who feared for their lives and felt the need to protect their families. Their stories need to be put in the spotlight so that we can change the conversation.  Will you help to make this happen?  We would like to fill every seat in Worthington United Methodist Church to show that we have numbers of folks that care - which matters a lot.  This event, developed by WIN, TASO, and SAIL, will feature testimonials from people who have experienced forced migration themselves and selected clips from an extremely power documentary called Human Flow.  Human Flow Trailer. Please spread the word about this event.  Hosted by Worthington Interfaith Neighbors.  Location:  Worthington United Methodist Church, 600 High St., Worthington Ohio.    Facebook Event.  


Friday, September 21, 2018, 7:00 - 11:30 PM.  Brake Light Clinic Fundraiser Show.  The Summit, 2210 Summit St, Columbus, OH 43201.Columbus DSA and YDSA Ohio State, in a spirit of mutual aid, to help people not get hassled by the cops, is going to change brake lights, for anyone who shows up, for free, from 10am – 6pm at St. Stephen’s Community House on Saturday, October 6th. But we need to raise some funds to pull that off! Come out to this show to support the cause and hear some great local music by Pink Reason, Northern Widows, Marvin the Robot, Verbz Vegas, Sunrise Reset, and Gown.  Show will also feature MCs Brett and Bryan from Street Fight Radio. Doors at 7pm. 18+. $5 cover. events/2133504966891444/  Can't come to the show, but still want to show support, then click here to donate:


September 21 – 23, 2018, Serpent Sound Fall Equinox/International Day of Peace Music Fest.  All Nations All Races All Our Relations. Event to consist of sound of all kinds from singing bowls, chants, Drums to Folk to Rock. Dancing, Self & Performance Art. There will be Elders, Peace activists and workshops. Follow this page for updates! CAMPING: $25.00 a night which includes free admission that day Prepayment can be sent via Paypal to: or mail check made out to House of Phacops and send to: Carla Poluha, 2442 Rydal St., Pittsburgh, Pa 15205. No showers available. VENDORS $100 for all or part of the three day event and free camping behind your booth. Larger booths may also be available at an increased cost. Visit the vendor, speaker, musician page for details at:  More information about the festival on Facebook.  


Sunday, September 23, 2018, 3:00 – 6:00 PM. Ready for 100 Research Party. We have a large collection of documents -- local climate plans, reports, presentations, etc., -- that we need to go through to find climate-related facts related to the city of Columbus. It's too much for just a few of us - we need help! On Sunday, September 23, let's gather round, split up the documents, and start working our way through them. If a dozen people show up, we can get through them all. Just bring your laptop. Pizza and snacks will be provided! Location: Mershon Center for International Security Studies, 1501 Neil Ave.


Sunday, September 23, 2018, 2:30 -4:00 PM.  Keep Wayne Wild September General Meeting.  Come join Keep Wayne Wild to learn how you can volunteer and contribute to the cause to keep fracking out of Ohio's only national forest. We'll be discussing our upcoming Fall Bioblitz, the Land Management Plan Revision for the Wayne, and more. Send us a message if you want to get on the agenda!  Location:  Columbus Metropolitan Library – Linden Branch, 2223 Cleveland Ave.  Facebook.  


Monday, September 24, 2018, 7:00 PM.  Central Ohioans for Peace Meeting. Screening of film:  The First Amendment Project (67 minutes).  Broadcast in 2004, the First Amendment Project" was a unique experiment; the filmmakers explore the delicate balance of the First Amendment by ripping stories from the headlines of that time and seeing if America's civil liberties remain intact.  Unpopular, irreverent or politically incorrect expression doesn't always please everyone but thanks to our Founding Fathers, we as Americans have the option to say most anything we want, wherever we want - may that hard-won privilege continue without ceasing.  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


Monday, September 24, 2018, 7:00 PM.  Columbus Community Bill of Rights #NotAnotherFlint Public Meeting.  The Ohio Supreme Court rejected the peoples’ arguments that the Franklin County Board of Elections (BOE) had violated the rights of the people to legislate directly by initiative and sided with the BOE to keep the Columbus Community Bill of Rights off the November ballot. The proposed ordinance, if enacted, would assert resident’s rights to clean water, air, and soil and ban oil & gas extraction infrastructure, particularly regarding radioactive, toxic waste disposals in the city of Columbus as a violation of those rights. The Columbus Community Bill of Rights group hopes that people will not simply “accept” this unjust decision and will join their group and efforts to continue to fight to protect the community and the future. Visit for updates and ways to help.  Location:  Columbus Metropolitan Library - Whetstone Branch, 3909 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43214. For more information, contact


Monday, September 24, 2018, 6:00 – 7:00 PM.  Quesadilla Dinner Fundraiser for Sanctuary Leader Miriam Vargus.  Miriam Vargas entered sanctuary on June 27, 2018 at First English Lutheran Church. She is a mother of a 5 and 9-year old fighting to stay in Columbus, Ohio with her family. She is the 2nd person who has entered sanctuary in Columbus. This fundraiser will be an opportunity for Central Ohio immigrant justice and sanctuary friends to be in solidarity with Miriam and her family. You will meet her, hear her story and meet her family. She will share ways you can help so that she can return to her home. Location:  First English Lutheran Church, 1015 E. Main St., Columbus.  Facebook.  


Monday September 24, 6:30 – 8:00 PM.  Introductory Meeting.  A Different Way: Living Simply In A Complex World.   Northwest Earth Institute, 6 Week Course.  This meeting will discuss how the course will be facilitated, where and when it will meet, and is open to anyone interested in participating in the full 6-week course.  Limited to 8-12 participants. The sessions are free bit there is a charge for the book. Learn more about the course HERE. Email Jake DaSilva to attend.  Location:  Simply Living Conference Room, 2997 Indianola Ave (South of Studio 35) 43202.


Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 6:30 PM. Columbus Climate Action Night. We will network and get updates and take action on federal and state policies related to climate and environment. All are welcome. We'll provide a light snack so let us know you are coming. Location: Columbus Metropolitan Library - Driving Park Branch, 1422 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43205.


Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 3:30 PM.  Electing Peace:  From Civil Conflict to Political Participation. Aila Matanock, assistant professor of political science at University of California-Berkeley, will speak about her 2017 book, Electing Peace: From Civil Conflict to Political Participation (Cambridge). It won the 2018 Charles H. Levine Memorial Book Prize and was a runner up for the 2018 Conflict Research Society Book of the Year Prize. In Electing Peace, Matanock presents a theory that explains the causes and consequences of civil conflict settlements that enable the combatant sides to participate as political parties in post-conflict elections. Matanock finds that these provisions are associated with an increase in the chance that peace will endure, potentially contributing to a global decline in civil conflict.  Location:  120 Mershon Center, 1501 Neil Ave., Columbus.  Read more and register at


Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  Sept Repro Health Happy Hour!  Calling out all repro allies, supporters, and advocates to join us for the SEPTEMBER Reproductive Health Happy Hour at Eight & Sand (owned by our favorite male ally Andy!)  This month's Happy Hour will benefit NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio, a non-profit pro-choice membership and lobbying organization. Help support them kick some ass this election season and continue kicking ass at the legislature level, too!   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 having you out!  We ask for a $5 donation at the door!  Location:  Eight and Sand, 76 E. Innis Ave., Columbus.  Facebook.  


Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 7:00 – 9:00 PM.  DIRT the Movie:  A Story with Heart and Soil.  DIRT! The Movie–narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis–shares the stories of experts from all over the world who study and can harness the beauty and power of a respectful and mutually beneficial relationship with soil.  From "DIRT! THE MOVIE is an astonishing, humorous and substantial look at the glorious and unappreciated ground beneath our feet. Dirt feeds us and gives us shelter. Dirt holds and cleans our water. Dirt heals us and makes us beautiful. Dirt regulates the earth’s climate. Why do we humans ignore, abuse, and destroy our most precious living natural resource? Consider the results of such behavior: Mass starvation, drought, floods and global warming!"  Co-sponsored by Bexley Natural Market.  A panel of local experts will lead the Q&A after the film. More info is available at  $5 donation requested.  Location:  Drexel Theatre, 2254 E. Main St., Columbus, Ohio 43209.  Updates on Facebook.  


Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM.  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 - Livingston Branch, 3434 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus.  For more information and to check for changes, please contact: Kevin McCain, 614-645-5829. 


Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 4:30 – 6:00 PM.  Tell #BackeersofHate:  Stop Profiting from Pain!  On Wednesday, Sept 26th we're sending a STRONG message to #BackersofHate who are financing private prisons and immigrant detention centers: Stop Bankrolling Oppression Now!  Private detention companies like CoreCivic and the Geo Group, continue to be financed by Corporate #BacksofHate like JPMorgan Chase who profits enormously from our communities' pain and the separation of families.  Join us at by the Chase Headquarters to urge these bad guys to stop financing CoreCivic and Geo group! Families belong together, and NOT in cages!  This action is a part of a national day of action against #BackersofHate.  Location:  JP Morgan Chase branch, 1121 Polaris Parkway, Columbus.  Facebook.  


Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 6:00 – 7:30 PM.  Columbus City Council Community Meeting Series.  We are on the move, eager to understand the issues important to residents and discuss opportunities to build strong, safe and healthy neighborhoods. Columbus City Council is announcing the fourth of the 2018 Columbus City Council Community Meeting series.  The event gives residents a chance to talk about diverse subject matter in an informal, one-on-one setting with councilmembers, staff and department leadership.  Council President Shannon Hardin will welcome guests and provide a brief overview of the event.  Location:  Reeb Avenue Center, 280 Reeb Ave., Columbus. 


Thursday, September 27, 2018, 11:00 AM and Friday, September 28, 2018, 8:30 AM.  From Punishment to Public Health:  Embracing Evidence-based Solutions to End the Overdose Crisis.  This two-day conference will explore the impact of criminal justice laws and policies in compounding drug use harms, including overdose deaths, and offer an alternative framework for addressing problematic drug use and drug-related fatalities rooted in evidence and compassion. The ACLU of Ohio is a community sponsor. The conference is open to the public and registration is free. View the full agenda when you register on the conference website.  Location:  Saxbe Auditorium, Moritz College of Law, The Ohio State University, 55 West 12th Avenue, Columbus. 


Thursday, September 27, 2018, 3:30 PM.  Meir Elran "The Israeli Power Paradox."   Meir Elran is senior research fellow and head of the Homeland Security Program and co-head of the Society-Military Program at the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv. Brig. Gen. (ret.) Elran served in the Israel Defense Forces as a career officer for 24 years in senior command and staff positions, primarily in the Military Intelligence Directorate. His last post was deputy director of Military Intelligence (1987-1989). Elran's lecture will strive to explain why Israel, the strongest power in the Middle East, is facing difficulties in managing the continuous conflicts with much weaker adversaries such as Hezbollah and Hamas. Read more and register at 120 Mershon Center, 1501 Neil Ave.


Thursday, September 27, 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


Thursday, September 27, 2018, 6:30 PM Meet and Greet, 7:00 PM Franklin County Consortium for Good Government Candidate Forum.  Ohio House 24, Ohio House 23, Ohio Senate 3, South-Western City School Bond Issue, Metro Parks Issue.  Location:  5955 W. Broad St., Galloway 43119.   More information soon at


Saturday, September 29, 2018, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.  Growing Roots and Rights for Just Communities. Conference.  PLEASE JOIN US: The Ohio Community Rights Network is hosting an all-day conference for bringing together people with diverse issues from across the state to discover common origins and explore systemic solutions. We’ll examine social, political, and environmental challenges that prevent Ohioans from creating the just communities they envision, and what people can do to overcome those challenges.  YOU WILL LEAVE WITH: A deeper understanding of how our legal and governing structures are designed to oppress and keep us from getting what we want in our communities; Discovery of connections between issue-specific and community rights concepts; Networking with social, political, and environmental groups from across Ohio; and Tools and inspiration to drive forward systemic change, echoing activists in abolition, suffrage, and Civil Rights.  KEYNOTE ADDRESSES BY:  Melina Abdullah, Ph.D., a nationally recognized expert on race, gender, class, and social movements, Chair of Pan African Studies at California State University, Los Angeles and co-founder of the Los Angeles chapter of Black Lives Matter.   Mari Margil, MPP, a leader of the International Center for the Rights of Nature, an expert on the right of local community self-government, and Associate Director of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF).  Sign up today.  Limited seating.  $10.00 registration (includes lunch).  More information and link to tickets on Facebook.  Registration is now open at:


Saturday, September 29, 2018, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.  Ohio Community Rights Conference: Growing Roots and Rights for Just Communities.  Explore social, political, and environmental issues to reveal an unexpected common origin that prevents Ohioans from creating the just communities they envision.  Keynote speakers:  Melina Abdullah, Ph.D.  Nationally recognized expert on race, gender, class and social movements.  Mari Margil, MPP, Leader of the International Center for the Rights of Nature, expert on the right of local community self-government, and the associate director of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF).  Plus 5 community conversations, panel discussion and Q&A.   Cost:  $10.00 – lunch included.  Location: Quest Conference Center, 8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus OH 43240.  More information and registration here.  


Sunday, September 30, 2018, 1:00 – 5:00 PM. "Westerville Crossing Borders."  Westerville Crossing Borders is the result of over 20 Westerville businesses and organizations (including The Westerville Police Department, Westerville City Schools, Westerville Education Foundation, The Westerville Rotary and others) joining to celebrate diversity and inclusion.   This event will be held at “The Point” on the Otterbein University campus and will be featuring our Columbus Crossing Borders Project.   There is no admission and the entire family is invited to attend. In addition to the Columbus Crossing Borders art exhibit and "Breathe Free" documentary film, there will be discussions, ethnic dancing, multicultural art displays, crafts, music, food and games. Location:  The Point at Otterbein University, 60 Collegeview Avenue / Westerville, Ohio.  Facebook.