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Monday, March 27, 2017, 5:00 PM.  Columbus Community Bill of Rights @ City Hall.  Members of CBOR will be presenting at the Columbus City Council meeting to let them know why Columbus needs to protect our water, soil, air from dumping of toxic frack waste and pipeline in our community.  We need local self-governance regarding fracking - they must put this on the ballot!  WE NEED TO PACK THE HOUSE with SUPPORTERS OF the Columbus Community Bill of Rights - to LET THEM KNOW WE ARE SERIOUS.  Location:  Columbus City Hall, 90 W. Broad St., Columbus.  (Bring ID to attend the City Council meeting.) 


Monday, March 27, 2017, 7:00 PM.  Central Ohioans for Peace Meeting.  Program – Screening of Selma.  Selma is a 2014 British-American historical drama film based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches led by James Bevel, Hosea Williams, Martin Luther King, Jr and John Lewis.  The marches were met by teargas and beatings by state troopers, local police, and white community members. More than 50 civil rights activists were hospitalized as a result of the violence on Bloody Sunday. More than forty years after Selma, the voting rights Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights activists fought for and won back then are under attack.  Democracy for America is providing a discussion guide and help with marketing the evening.  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


Monday, March 27, 2017, 7:00 – 9:00 PM.  LGBTQ Patient Empowerment Workshop.  Join us for a free workshop for members of the LGBTQ community on how to overcome barriers to care and interact more effectively with your healthcare providers. You’ll learn:  what to discuss with your healthcare providers, what your rights as a patient are, and tools you can use to assert your rights.  Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.  To RSVP or for more information, contact Ramona Peel at or (614) 643-6847.  Facebook


Monday, ​ March 27, 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, March 27, 2017, 12:10 - 1:10 PM.  ETHICS EVENTS: Reproductive Rights in the Age of Trump.

Join us for a panel discussion about reproductive rights issues in the age of the new Trump Administration, including policy implementation at the federal and state level and possible Supreme Court implications with a new justice.  Discussants:  Emilia Sykes (House District 34 Representative), Martha Chamallas (Law, Ohio State), and Stella Shaw (Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio).  For more information, please contact Katy Shanahan.  Location:  Saxbe Auditorium, Moritz College of Law, 55 W. Twelfth Ave., OSU.


Monday, March 27, 2017, 4:00 – 7:00 PM.  Ohio Statewide No DAPL Week:  Cbus Shows Up.  Throughout the timeline of the DAPL project, we have seen just how important citizen engagement is in this conflict. To achieve change, we must consistently show just how many of us are against DAPL, and by proxy are against Keystone XL, Nexus, Rover, and other such projects which threaten both the environment and human rights. During the last week in March, organizations throughout Ohio will be coordinating anti-DAPL events, and we will be representing Columbus with our friends and allies.  But! In this environment, right here and now, what we need and are often missing is to have a little fun together as a community and engagement with one another. So we've added some fun: a costume contest! There's only one rule for the contest: dress up like water in one of its many forms or its inhabitants, real, fictional, mythical. There will be prizes for the overachievers but we'd love to see everyone do a little something, even if it's just wearing blue. We will still have a good bit of daylight and therefore visibility with which to engage passersby and positively convey our message. Bring the kiddos and their tiny costumes, sneak out of work early, and come when you can, we know that not everyone will be able to get there at the start time. We can't wait to see you there!  **If media folks ask to speak with you, please direct them to one of the designated media contacts: Heather Ralston, Nora Balduff, Kenny Myers, Regina Morin. ** Hosted by Defund Injustice.  Location:  Chase Bank, 100 E. Broad St., first floor, Columbus.  43215.  Facebook.  


Monday, March 27, 2017, 7:00 – 10:00 PM.  Come to the Cabaret for Change.  Enjoy the musical stylings of some of Columbus' favorite vocalists- Doug Joseph, Deb Colvin-Tener, Byran Clash, Joan Krause, Dani Mann and Lee Ann McBride, with Bryan Babcock and Kerry Ragsdale.  The evening is in support of Abby Vaile candidate for Columbus School Board.  Tickets $20 (cash or check) are available at the door.  Location:  Ethel’s at the Short North Stage, 1187 N. High St. 43201.  Facebook.


Tuesday, March 28, Noon – 12:40 PM.  Weekly Lunch Hour Rally at Portman’s Office.  Every Tuesday at noon – rally to demand accountability. This week's rally focuses on protecting the environment against the Trump Administration's onslaught. Make your voice heard and hear from expert speakers! Location:  37 W. Broad St.  Facebook.  


Tuesday March 28, 2017, 7:00 PM. Columbus Police Public Comment. As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a Public Information Session on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at 7:00 pm. The session will be conducted in the auditorium of the James G. Jackson Columbus Division of Police Training Academy located at 1000 N. Hague Avenue, Columbus, Ohio.  Location: Police Training Acadamy, 1000 N. Hague Avenue, Columbus, Ohio.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 2017, 7:00 – 9:00 PM.  Join the Socialists!  Part 2 – of a  4-part series on becoming a member of ISO.  With the shocking election of Donald Trump, many are looking for solutions--not just ways to defend the status quo, but a path to fighting for a more just society. The International Socialist Organization believes that building independent, fighting organizations on the Left is crucial to that struggle.   If you've been around the ISO for awhile and are looking to join a socialist organization now, this is the series for you. If you would like to join the organization soon, or you're serious about trying to find out if this is the organization for you as soon as possible, please join us for this entire series!  We will read and discuss the ISO's political program, titled Where We Stand, which briefly explains the politics of our organization. We will also read the ISO Members' Toolkit, which covers the nuts and bolts of organizing as an ISO member.  The politics of the ISO are explained in further detail in the book The Meaning of Marxism. If you'd like to read The Meaning of Marxism alongside Where We Stand, please comment below pick up a copy.  You can access the Where We Stand pamphlet here:
ISO Members Toolkit:  Location:  St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church and University Center, 30 W. Woodruff, Columbus 43210.   Schedule of meetings and more information on Facebook.  


Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 9:30 - 10:30 AM. Advocates for Ohio’s Future Statewide Conference Call.   The purpose is to discuss federal issues and the impact these issues could have on human needs services in Ohio.  Some things to keep in mind:  1) Over 18% of Ohio’s budget comes from the federal government; 2) The House committees have approved a bill- American Health Care Act, that will deny health coverage to millions of people, and make additional millions pay thousands of dollars more for their insurance – more than many will be able to pay; 3) President Trump’s budget blueprint heavily cuts in domestic programs, including programs that fight poverty, homelessness, hunger, and other vital human needs initiatives to offset the $54 billion Pentagon spending increase.  On the call experts will provide clear, concise information about what is going on right now in Washington, what policies and programs we expect to arise in the near future and what we can do about it.  We will also have time to answer questions and hear more about what is going on in Ohio.  Register for the call here 


Wednesday, March 28, 2017, 12:00 - 1:30 PM.  Gaza:  Searching for Light.  Join Churches for Middle East Peace for a live stream event with two Gaza experts. Learn about the current realities of life in Gaza and where there might be opportunities for hope.  RSVP: Please register to receive a link to the live webinar


Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 3:00 – 3:45 PM.  State Budget 101:  What It Means for Ohio and How to Get Involved.   The Ohio legislature is currently negotiating the biennial state budget bill that will determine funding for vital public services and supports over the next two years. Passing a new state budget presents a big opportunity to advocate to strengthen Ohio’s families and communities. Over the next several months AOF and our partners will focus on helping Ohioans be safe in their homes, afford the basics, and find good jobs that ensure family stability, and invite you to join us.  More information and registration here.  


Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 12:00 PM.   Taedong Lee:"Translocal Relations of Climate Change in East Asia." Taedong Lee is associate professor of political science and international relations at Yonsei University, Seoul. His areas of research include global and sub-national environmental politics and policy, NGO politics, international political economy and social network analysis. Lee recently published Global Cities and Climate Change: Translocal Relations of Environmental Governance (Routledge, 2015). In this talk, Lee examines why local governments become actively engaged in the issue of global climate change, and how global factors influence local governments' choices, policies, and interactions. Read more and register at  Location:  120 Mershon Center, 1501 Neil Ave.  Sponsored by Institute for Korean Studies.


Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 6:00 PM.  "Across the Ocean: The Future of U.S.-China Policy."  The Alexander Hamilton Society is hosting its second event of the term. We will be having former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies Randy Schriver and Wittenberg Professor of Political Science and East Asian Studies Yu Bin for a vigorous debate over the future of U.S.-China security and trade policy. As usual, AHS faculty adviser and military history professor Peter Mansoor will moderate. Free Wings Over and Coke products!  Read more and register  Location:  Moritz College of Law, 55 W. 12th Ave., OSU.


Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 5:00 – 8:00 PM.  March Repro Health Happy Hour.  Do you believe in reproductive justice for all? Do you need more pro-choice friends? Do you want to learn about the incredible work happening around Central Ohio to protect and promote reproductive health?  $5 drink ticket will get you your choice of 20 draft beers or the house punch. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to support Planned Parenthood. Come out to show the support! Please bring cash!  Repro Health Happy Hour is part of a global network of social events for people who care about sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice in their personal or professional life.  Come when you can and leave when you need’s a casual meet-up.  Location:  The Bottle Shop, 237 King Ave., Columbus 43201.  Facebook.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 3:30 PM. Susan Grayzel:  Did Women Have a Great War? Gender and the Global Conflict of 1914-1918.  Susan Grayzel is professor of history at University of Mississippi. She is the author of Women's Identities at War: Gender, Motherhood, and Politics in Britain and France during the First World War (North Carolina, 1999), which won the British Council Prize from the North American Conference on British Studies; Women and the First World War (Longman, 2002); At Home and Under Fire: Air Raids and Culture in Britain from the Great War to the Blitz (Cambridge, 2012) and The First World War: A Brief History with Documents (Bedford St. Martins, 2012). In this talk, Grayzel will explore what the war meant to women by drawing upon a range of sources from visual and material evidence to government documents to women's own texts. Read more and register at

Location: 120 Mershon Center, 1501 Neil Ave.


Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - Sunday, April 9, 2017.  Forbidden Zones: The Great War
  A devised new work, conceived and directed by Lesley Ferris (left), co-directed by Jeanine Thompson, with the MFA actors and designers. During the centenary of the USA's 1917 entry into World War I, the Department of Theatre marks this occasion by creating a new work employing verbatim theatre. The source material is drawn from archives, contemporary documents, letters, memoirs, commissioned art, and popular music with a focus on Britain and France and their famous Somme Offensive, the largest battle on the Western Front. Supported with a grant from the Mershon Center. Read more at  “Forbidden Zones" was conceived by Mershon affiliate Lesley Ferris, Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor of Theatre, and co-directed by Ferris and Movement Theatre Specialist Jeanine Thompson. Read more and see production photos at  Location:  Ray Bowen Theatre, Drake Performance and Event Center, 1849 Cannon Drive. 


Wednesday, March 29, 6:00 AM – March 30, 2017, 3:00 PM.  Pink Out Day 2.0.  March 29th marks Planned Parenthood's annual Pink Out Day! On this day we will not only pink out the internet by flooding social media with stories, statistics, and photos using the hash tag #StandWithPP, but we will also have a strong and unavoidable presence in the Columbus Community!  Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio will be creating a large PINK banner to be put up or dropped in a high traffic, visible area (TBD & will be send out individually for safety and security). The extreme Budget Reconciliation bill to block patients from care at Planned Parenthood and gut the ACA will be up for a House vote in a matter of days. We need to continue the momentum in flooding phone lines, social media, and making it known in the community that we're not backing down! We need folks to not only help with the banner presentation, but to also to be on the ground taking photos, live streaming video footage, and uplifting it on social media so that our action is seen on multiple platforms. If you can't join us on the ground, don't worry, you can help out by sharing the live footage and posts to your network! 
RSVP to help with the presentation or social media component here:*  After the banner presentation we're joining efforts with Fight4HER (Health, Empowerment, and Reprodutive Rights) Columbus group to deliver petitions, calling for Ohio legislators to stand up for reproductve health, to Senator Portman's office and rally in front of his building (37 West Broard St. from 2-3pm). We are taking a stand for both domestic and international family planning, and reproductive justice for all. We're starting by calling for and end to the Global Gag Rule.  See separate event page here: Facebook.


Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 5:00 – 9:00 PM.  Support Your Neighbors – Support CRIS.  We’re bringing the Columbus community together to raise money and awareness for Community Refugee and Immigration Services with Land-Grant Brewing Company. Come show your support by sharing a few brews with your neighbors. Like any good fundraiser, you know we’ll have a raffle going (supported by our favorite, generous local businesses) so bring a few extra bucks for that. Proceeds from the night will benefit Community Refugee and Immigration Services (CRIS).  This organization has been helping immigrants and refugees integrate into the Columbus community for over 20 years. We think that we can celebrate and support them for at least this night.  If you can’t make it, send a donation their way on their website. Location:  Land-Grant Brewing Company, 424 W. Town, Columbus 43215.  Event:


Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  Resist Trump:  March Climate Change Community Night. 

The Trump administration is threatening critical environmental protections for the air we breath and the water we drink while at the same time callously disregarding the reality of climate change. As we all know, the time for action is NOW. This is our (Sierra Club Beyond Coal Campaign) second of a planned monthly community action night to help people stay informed and take action. Last time we had a packed house and we want to make that happen again! We will be signing postcards, writing letters, making phone calls (reception may be difficult), and organizing for upcoming events.  Please join us at the Grandview Heights Public library, W. First Ave., Columbus in the community room on 3/29 and make sure to invite your friends and others you know working on other social justice issues so we can coordinate and stand together! For additional details and questions, get in touch with me (Neil) 614-484-7033.  Facebook.


Thursday, March 30, 2017, Noon – 1:00 PM.  Weekly Tiberi Sidewalk Action and Postcard Delivery to Tiberi’s Office.  We continue to protect the ACA. We will occupy the sidewalk outside Tiberi's Worthington office ith pro-ACA signs and other issues Indivisible are concerned about. At 1 we will deliver postcards from all over District 12 into Tiberi's office.  Hosted by Indivisible Ohio District 12.  Location:  250 East Wilson Bridge Road, 43085.  Facebook Event.


Thursday, March 30, 2017, 7:00 – 9:00 PM.   Socialism Panel. Come engage in an interactive discussion about with socialism.  Sponsored by the Education Committee of ColumbusDSA. Facebook Event Details forthcoming.  Location: Kafe Kerouac, 2250 N High St, Columbus.


Thursday, March 30, 2017, 6:00 – 7:30 PM. Composting Workshop with Bill Dawson.  Instructor Bill Dawson will present to the class a 'hands on' approach to timely tips and necessary tasks to build a successful compost heap. We will look at both a three-bin composting system and a simple 'pile' method for composting. Instructor will share information on other types of commercial and do it yourself compost bins and how to properly manage your compost for maximum production. Proper tools and their uses will be demonstrated. Bill Dawson has devoted his lifetime to teaching others about his love of gardening and nature, and inspiring people of all ages and backgrounds by his passion and enthusiasm for his work. Bill has worked at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens for over 23 years and has been leading the Conservatory's Growing to Green Community Garden Program since 2000. Since the creation of Growing to Green in 2000, Bill has helped to grow the number of community gardens in Columbus from a dozen to more than 250 in just 15 years. Cost: $15 More info and Registration. Location: City Folks Farm Shop, 4760 North High Street, Cbus 43214.


Thursday, March 30, 2017, 7:00 – 9:00 PM.  Interfaith Group with Muslim Neighbors.  The guest speaker will be Imam Horsed Noah from Abubaker Assidiq Islamic Center.   Location:  St. James Episcopal Church, 3400 Calumet St., in Clintonville. Park in the back of the church. Enter on the door to your left and go down the stairs.  All welcome. Just show up!  For more information, contact:


Thursday, March 30, 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 actvists.  All shows are: 1) broadcast on 98.2/102.1 FM  2) streamed “live” on the internet and 3) available for download at:


Thursday, March 30, 2017.  Clinic Escort Training.  Are you pro-choice and believe that women visiting an abortion clinic should not be hassled by protesters?  Sign up for training to be a clinic escort.  If interested, please send your contact information to:


Thursday, March 30, 2017, 1:15 – 6:00 PM - Friday, March 31, 2017, 8:45 AM – 5:45 PM..  The Center for Ethics and Human Values presents the 2016-17 COMPAS Program's Spring Conference on Global Inequality.  The spring COMPAS conference will focus on understanding global inequality. It will begin by considering two basic questions facing proponents of global justice: how to measure well-being as a way of assessing global inequalities and whether rich nations have a duty to alleviate poverty around the globe. We will then consider the significance of global inequality in a variety of domains that raise serious moral concerns, including global governance, trade, migration, and LGBTQ rights. Because one of our aims is to explore how the causes and effects of different kinds of inequality interact with one another, the conference will bring together leading political scientists, sociologists, philosophers, economists, legal scholars, public health experts, and policy advocates who can effectively engage each other.  The conference is free and open to the public, and there is no registration is not required. Faculty, students, and members of the community are welcome to attend any or all of the sessions that interest them.  Location:  Thompson Library, 1858 Neil Ave. Mall, 11th Floor, OSU.   For more information on the agenda and speakers, please see the Conference Flyer! Read more at


Thursday, March 30, 2017, WARN Training.  (Water Alert Reporting Network).  The Sierra Club and Outdoor Source are partnering in presenting the Water Alert Reporting Network (WARN). This is a training perfect for hikers, water enthusiast, and anyone enjoying the outdoors. WARN was designed to help Ohioans learn how to record and report incidents of pollution that have the potential of harming the natural environment.  The goal of the WARN program is to ensure that state regulators are aware of incidents of concern and address the issues in a timely manner. This training teaches you how to distinguish between natural and un-natural incidents, and help you better identify when it is necessary to report an incident. The training will be held at Outdoor Source and include a powerpoint presentation with lots of visuals and time for discussion. Location:  Outdoor Source, 3124 Kingsdale Ctr, Columbus, 43221.  If you have questions, please contact Aaron Acus-Souders at  Facebook Event


Thursday, March 30, 2017, 4:30 PM.  Serena Zabin "An Intimate History of the Boston Massacre."  The 1770 Boston Massacre is one of the most famous events in American history, but in her forthcoming book Serena Zabin reveals that the massacre was the climax of months of conflict between occupying British troops, their families and local allies, and the larger Boston population. Occupied Boston was a small city where interwoven strands of politics, love, fear, and desire reshaped everything, including allegiance to Britain. Zabin is a professor of history at Carleton College. Her talk is part of the William Hammond Lecture Series. Zabin will also be part of an informal discussion about writing for a public audience on Friday, March 31, at 11:30 a.m. in 240 Page Hall. A light lunch will be available. Read more
Sponsored by Center for Historical Research. Location: 165 Thompson Library, 1858 Neil Ave. Mall, OSU.

Friday, March 31, 2017, 12:10 PM.  Pat Tiberi Speaking at OSU.  U.S. Representative Pat Tiberi (R-OH) will be speaking at The Ohio State University on Friday, March 31, at 12:10 p.m. This Congressional Conversations event is a joint initiative of the Moritz College of Law and John Glenn College of Public Affairs.  Location:  Saxbe Auditorium, Drinko Hall, 55 W. 12th Ave.  Advance registration required.  


Friday, March 31, 2017, 12:30 – 6:00 PM.  Reconsidering Religion and Violence:  A Symposium.  This event is free and open to the public.  Location:  Ohio Union, Round Meeting Room, OSU.  More information here.


 Saturday, April 1, 2017, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM (doors open at 8:30AM)  Move To Amend Ohio Network 5th Annual Gathering. DEMOCRACY IS NO JOKE! Keynote Speaker: DENNIS KUCINICH at 1:00 PM.  
* Political analyst and regular contributor on FOX, CNN, C-Span * 2004 & 2008 Democratic Presidential Candidate * former US Congressman, State Senator, & Cleveland Mayor.  Join us on April Fools’ Day to debunk several long-standing constitutional hoaxes — including the legal fictions that corporations are “persons” and money is equivalent to “free speech” — and together build the growing national movement to create real democracy.  COST: $5.00 Donation; $10 Box lunch available or Bring Your Own; snacks, & refreshments provided.   RSVP to  Location:  First Unitarian Universalist Church, 93 W. Weisheimer, Columbus 43214.  Agenda and details:   Facebook.  Contact:  Sandy at


Saturday, April 1, 2017, 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM.  Columbus State Community College and MY Project USA Present:  UPLIFTING OUR NEIGHBORHOODS - Organizing Our Communities and Concert at 8:30 PM.  This conference is designed to bring young people from various ethnic and faith communities from all across Columbus to one platform. Attendees will learn hands on information about organizing communities to address social, racial and other issues from tested community leaders. At the end of the conference, they will be invited to join various social and justice initiatives in Columbus. There will also be a Music workshop offered by the world renowned Muslim Hip-Hop artist, Naeem Muhammad of Native Deen band. Please see the program details below.  TOPICS COVERED:  Civic Engagement, Political Mobilization of the Community, Black Lives Matter, Immigration Reform, Taking Care of Refugees, Building a Compassionate Community, Stopping Drugs, Gangs, Bullies & Human Trafficking. Youth 14-35 | Activists | Community LeadersLocation:  Columbus State Conference Center, Columbus State Community College, 315 Cleveland Ave, 4th floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215.  You can find more information about the event and purchase tickets for both or either event at the My Project USA website:


Saturday, April 1, 2017, Noon – 2:00 PM.  Columbus Against Sexual Violence Rally & March.  We stand against sexual violence, assault, and harassment. We are appalled at President Trump's blatant disregard for committing acts of sexual violence and we need to make sure this administration is held accountable to enforcing prosecution against predators and maintaining and creating an education system that sets our next generation up to combat sexual violence by embracing consent education.   We will be holding a rally to discuss the impacts of sexual violence in the community, resources available, and how to get involved at our next meeting (link to event will be posted soon) to take direct action to educate our community how to combat sexual violence and rape culture. Afterward we will march to show this city that WE WILL STAND UP AGAINST AND COMBAT SEXUAL VIOLENCE, ASSUALT, AND HARASSMENT! Anyone looking to speak or help volunteer please DM Columbus Coalition to End Sexual Violence   We are the Columbus Coalition to End Sexual Violence. Our mission is to provide resources, support, and education on sexual violence to reduce the occurrence of such in the Greater Columbus Area.  Location:  Ohio Statehouse.  Facebook Event.