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Updated Information fot Date And Time TBA depending on Timing of Mueller or Rostenstein Firing. National Call To Action - Rapid Response Coordinated by Indivisible.  If Trump fires Mueller prior to 2 p.m. Eastern, rallies will occur at 5 p.m. local time that day; If Trump fires Mueller after 2 p.m. Eastern Time, rallies will occur at Noon local time the following day. The DATE ON THE EVENT IS JUST A PLACEHOLDER.  We want to be ready to take the streets to demand that Congress respond quickly and forcefully – to protect our democracy and justice system.#NotAboveTheLaw  Attendees will be expected to comply with Indivisible guidelines for rallies: No guns, No violence, No flag burning. Thank you in advancing for respecting those guidelines if you choose to participate!   Please mark that you are "Going" to this new event so you can be kept informed about any changes or updates in plans.  New location:  Bicentennial Park, 233 S. Civic Center Drive, Columbus 43215.   Facebook. 


Monday, March 12, 2017, 7:00 – 8:30 PM.  Columbus Community Bill of Rights Organizational Meeting.  CCBOR has launched its third petition drive with circulator training and meeting.  We continue to organize to protect our water, air, and soil from contamination by the fossil fuel extraction industries.   CCBOR has a year to collect over 20,000 signatures and is actively seeking volunteers to help meet this goal.  See the CCBOR website for more information: and  For more information, please contact CCBOR at   Location:  88 W. Blake Ave., Columbus.


Monday, March 12, 2018, 5:00 PM.  #ColumbusIsGuilty Rally.  Sentencing date is March 13 @ 10:00 AM, so the#FreeTheBlackPride4 National Day of Action is now Monday March 12!  WHERE IS YOUR RAGE?   The Columbus Division of Police have been relentless in their repression and destruction of Black life. In the past four years, they have shot and killed 28 people, 21 of them Black.   In June 2017, the #BlackPride4 disrupted the Stonewall Columbus Pride Parade to protest police brutality and the widespread violence against QTPOC, and they were immediately targeted and arrested by Columbus’ notoriously violent police force. On February 12th, 2018, three of the #BlackPride4 were found guilty for 6/8 of their charges. Wriply Bennet, a Black trans woman, was found guilty of the most charges.  Our sick city has made examples of the #BlackPride4 for long enough, and the stakes are higher than ever. As the #BlackPride4 face sentencing soon, we need ALL EYES ON COLUMBUS. For the #FreeTheBlackPride4 National Day of Action, we are calling for a rally to take place at Goodale Park to show solidarity with the #BlackPride4 and continue to shame CPD and Stonewall for their blatant disregard for Black lives. We invite community members from Columbus and beyond to raise their fists and raise their voices against the violence that plagues our city.  Bring signs. WEAR ALL BLACK. Location:  City Hall, 90 W. Broad St., Columbus.  More information on Facebook Event.  Please sign and share the petition requesting the Judge give out minimal sentencing to Wriply Bennet. 


Monday, March 12th, 2018, 7:00 PM.  Friends Committee on National Legislation – Central Ohio advocacy group Meeting.  FCNL is focused on many issues at the Washington D.C. level.  Our local advocacy team issue right now, is to stop the most urgent risk of nuclear war in a generation - with North Korea.  We now have more than 80 advocacy groups (up from 34 in 2016) across the U.S. and had 427 lobbying visits (up from 250 in 2016) to U.S. legislators.  Please join us.  Location:  Center on High, 3208 N. High St. Columbus, 43202.  For more information, contact Greg Pace: 614-565-6067 or


Monday, March 12, 2018, 7:00 – 9:00 PM.  Care and Share Timebank OrientationJoin us for our monthly orientation session for new time bank members and for anyone who would like a refresher on the computer-based tracking system, hOur World. Simply Living members who join the time bank can volunteer for SL and receive CSTB "Hours" that can be used to access any member services listed in the Time Bank.  Location:  First Unitarian Universalist Church, Room 7, 93 W. Weisheimer Rd Columbus 43214.  Contact:


Monday, March 12, 2018, 7:00 – 9:00 PM.  Central Ohioans for Peace Meeting.   Program: Screening of “The Most Dangerous Man in America:  Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers (94 minutes).   Before “The Post,” was “The Most Dangerous Man in America.  Before all the interviews for magazines and podcasts, was “The Most Dangerous Man in America.  In 1971, Daniel Ellsberg, a high-level Pentagon official and Vietnam War strategist, concludes that the was is based on decades of lies.  He leaks 7,000 pages of top secret documents to “The New York Times,” making headlines around the world.  This film tells the story of how one man’s profound change of heart created a landmark struggle involving America’s newpapers, the President, and the Supreme Court.  Location:  Columbus Mennonite Church, 35 Oakland Park Ave., Columbus 43214.  More information here.   For questions about Central Ohioans for Peace, please send email to:   Like us on Facebook!  


Monday, March 12, 2018, 7:00 PM – 1:00 AM.  BP4 National Day of Action – Potluck Variety Show.  3/2 Update: The #BlackPride4’s sentencing date has been postponed, so the day of action has been postponed as well. Will be updating event with more details soon. THAT AINT RIGHT!!!!! Three of the #BlackPride4 will be sentenced on March 7th after being arrested, tried and found guilty on 6 of 8 charges for {{{{peacefully protesting the Columbus Pride Parade in order to draw attention to the disproportionate murder of trans women of color and the non-indictment of Philando Castile’s murderer, Minneapolis Police officer Jeronimo Yanez}}}} THAT AINT RIGHT!!!!!  SO in solidarity with the #BlackPride4 National Day of Action, come over for FOOD, SPACE, and EXPRESSION sharing.  You can bring a bag of chips, or lasagna, a cake, or any other foods… We’ll have tables, chairs, and eating utensils you can use if you want.  You can plan an interpretive dance, write a poem, read a passage from a book, play the drums, or any other type of expression you want to share…. We’ll have a (cute) stage area set up.  You can also just show up…. We’ll have space for you …We’ll rage and turn up with youLocation:  475 Wyandotte Ave., Columbus.  Facebook.  


Monday, March 12, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  Yes We Can Candidates Forum.  Join us for a candidate forum featuring candidates for governor, Congressional Districts 12 and 15, and the Ohio Legislature. On March 12, from 6-8 PM, Yes We Can will be hosting a candidate forum at Strongwater Food and Spirits in Franklinton. This is your chance to see where the candidates stand on the issues you care about! #AsSeenInColumbus#OHgov #OhioProud  Location:  Strongwater Food and Spirits 401 W. Town St., Columbus 43215.  Facebook.  


Monday, ​ March 12, 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, March 13, 2018, 6:00 PM business meeting, 7:00 PM General Meeting.   Franklin County Green Party Central Committee Meeting.   Join the Franklin County Greens - we meet on the second Tues of each month.  Join the Franklin Green Party at 6:00 PM for the open meeting of the Central Committee followed at 7:00 PM by a screening of Winona LaDuke's documentary First Daughter and the Black Snake. The Prequel to Standing Rock. (94 min. 2017). Winona LaDuke believes Big Oil is the black snake predicted in indigenous prophecy to bring the earth's destruction. When proposed new oil pipelines threaten sacred wild rice lakes, Winona dreams of organizing a spiritual ride, riding her horse against the current of oil "because a horse can kill a snake.  Location:  Northwood Building, 2231 N. High St., Room 100.  Parking available behind the building in “R” spaces.  Facebook.


Tuesday, March 13, 2017, 5:30 – 7:30 PM.  Meaning of Marxsm Study Group.  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.  March 13th:  Chapter 11 - Marxism and Oppression; Chapter 12 - Capitalism's Ecological Crisis; Chapter 13 - Imagine... The Socialist Future. Location:  St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church and University Center, 30 W. Woodruff Ave., Columbus 43210.  Facebook.  


Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 6:00 PM.  MLK: 50 Years Later - Preview Event.  On the 50th anniversary of the untimely death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., The King Arts Complex is convening a citywide celebration honoring his life and work. Organized with community partners across central Ohio, venues throughout Columbus will host nearly a dozen unique events. Join us for the unveiling of MLK: 50 Years Later.  Free Community Event.  Made possible by funding from PNC Arts Alive.  Location:  King Arts Complex - Nicholson Auditorium.


Tuesday, March 13 - May 22, 2018, 7:00 PM (meeting bi-weekly.) Virtual Book Study Of "Growing A  By Roar Bjonnes, Caroline Hargreaves.  It's ok if you missed the first discussion on 2/13. Economic democracy advocates value a world where everyone has equal rights, a fair share of the resources, and the opportunity to develop their full potential. Yet, an increasing number of experts agree that today’s social, financial and environmental crises are jeopardizing our future. What are some of the proposed solutions to these dire challenges to our sustainability? And how can YOU be a part of them? Register (free) and purchase book HERE.   Discussion for Eastern States Led by Greg Pace!  Cost: FREE + BOOK PURCHASE.


Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM.   Stop Executions Wednesday Vigil.   With the resumption of executions in July comes the admonition to us all to step up our work to end the death penalty in Ohio. The next execution is scheduled for 10am,  Feb 13, (and almost monthly going into 2022! Schedule is here -   Attend the weekly vigil every Wednesday between 11:30am and 1pm on the sidewalk in front of Riffe Tower at 77 S. High - the building in which Governor Kasich and Ohio House members have their offices. (Have your faith or civic community group pick a Wednesday every month to make that YOUR day each month to support this weekly vigil.) Help pass out fliers, hold our sign or bring your own - just come! [NOTE - Weekly vigil does not take place on execution dates - see below for execution vigil info].  For more information on what you can do, see the Facebook Event Page.


Wednesday, March 14, 10:20 AM.  Lobbying for a Safer Tomorrow.  Inspired by the impact that the teens from Parkland have had on the debate surrounding gun reform, this is a teen-led event for high schoolers from all around Ohio to make their voices heard by our Representatives and State Senators. Immediately following the walkouts on March 14, students from around Ohio can travel to the Ohio Statehouse, where we will have set up meetings with Ohio Reps and Senators. Students will be able to write remarks to deliver to their representatives. More information can be found at the Lobbying for A Safer Tomorrow Facebook event and you can follow us on Twitter and Instagram @LAST_OH14. In order to effectively set up meetings with the appropriate Representatives, we need people to fill out this form, which will allow us to know which Representatives to contact. PLEASE USE THE GOOGLE FORM IN ADDITION TO THE ACLU LINK! Filling out the Google Form constitutes signing up for the event.  Lobbying for A Safer Tomorrow   Location:  Ohio Statehouse, 1 Capitol Square, Columbus, OH 43215. 


Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 10:00 – 10:15 AM.  Enough!  National School Walkout.  Women’s March Youth EMPOWER is calling for students, teachers, school administrators, parents and allies to take part in a #NationalSchoolWalkoutfor 17 minutes at 10am across every time zone on March 14, 2018 to protest Congress’ inaction to do more than tweet thoughts and prayers in response to the gun violence plaguing our schools and neighborhoods. We need action. Students and allies are organizing the national school walkout to demand Congress pass legislation to keep us safe from gun violence at our schools, on our streets and in our homes and places of worship.  Students and staff have the right to teach and learn in an environment free from the worry of being gunned down in their classrooms or on their way home from school.  Parents have the right to send their kids to school in the mornings and see them home alive at the end of the day.  We are not safe at school. We are not safe in our cities and towns. Congress must take meaningful action to keep us safe and pass federal gun reform legislation that address the public health crisis of gun violence. We want Congress to pay attention and take note: many of us will vote this November and many others will join in 2020.   Join us in saying #ENOUGH!
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Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 7:00 – 9:00 PM.  Columbus Jacobin Reading Group: Issue 28:  The Health of Nations.  Access the article Issue 28: The Health of Nations on Facebook.  Facebook.  


Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 7:00 PM.  Webinar:  Anti-Protest Legislation: Implications for Social Movements.  Since the end of 2016, nearly 60 bills have been proposed in state legislatures which limit the right to protest or remove liability for harm caused to protesters. This wave of anti-protest legislation comes in the aftermath of the success of recent social movements for labor rights, racial justice, and environmental protections. Lawmakers, in conjunction with certain think tanks, corporations, and law enforcement agencies, have proposed legislation designed to increase penalties for individual protesters and the organizations that support them.  Please join us to learn more about the contents of these bills, their political implications, the interest groups behind them, and how to stop them from becoming laws! A panel of civil liberties experts will give an overview of all these bills, focusing in particular on so-called "Critical Infrastructure" and "Campus Free Speech" legislation. Strategies and resources for challenging these bills will be provided.   Sponsored by Amnesty International, Defending Rights and Dissent, Greenpeace USA, International Center for Not-for-Profit Law, National Lawyers Guild, and Piper Action Fund.  Register here.  


Thursday, March 15, 2018, 7:00 – 8:30 PM.  Lessons from the West Virginia Teachers’ Strike.  The successful nine-day strike of over 30,000 teachers and support staff in West Virginia proved that workers still can organize to fight for their interests. With state workers in Oklahoma, Kentucky, and Arizona potentially following West Virginia's lead and staging their own strikes, the possibility of a rank-and-file public sector union movement is closer than it's been in decades. This week, we'll discuss the lessons of the WV strike and the challenges the labor movement continues to face. Suggested Readings:  "What will it take for unions to survive Janus?" Roundtable discussion
"Inside the West Virginia teachers rebellion," Tyler Barton and Lori Boegershausen
"What the teachers won," Interview with WV teachers Emily Comer and Jay O'Neal
"The Lessons of West Virginia," Eric Blanc  Location:  St. Stephens Episcopal Church and Community Center, 30 W. Woodruff, Columbus, 43210. 


Thursday, March 15, 2018, 6:00 – 9:00 PM.  Tom Steyer Town Hall Columbus.  Tom Steyer will be hosting a special Town Hall event in Columbus, OH on March 15th. We’d love to see progressive organizers and supporters like you who are critical in helping us grow the movement to resist Trump. The event is free but space is limited. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP and we’ll be in touch with location and more information.  Link here:


Thursday, March 15, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  BQIC General Meeting.  Come out to our monthly general meeting for the month of March!  With three of the #BlackPride4's sentencing date coming up on Tuesday, March 13 and the National Day of Action for the #BlackPride4 on March 12, we will have a lot to debrief and discuss given the unfolding of these events. We will also discuss updates on Community Pride planning and fundraising efforts. As always, please message us or email us at if you need any accommodations such as an interpreter or childcare. Location:  Columbus Metropolitan Library, Parsons Branch, 1113 Parsons Ave., Columbus 43206.  Facebook.  


Thursday, March 15, 2018, 8:30 – 10:00 PM. AFSC Webinar:  Who’s Watching?  Resisting surveillance. 
Learn about the history of surveillance, what surveillance programs the government is currently using, ways that targeted communities are resisting, and how you can help.  Since 9/11, the framework of the "war on terror" has been used as a justification for widespread surveillance of the Muslim community, which is profiled for everyday activities such as going to the mosque, political activity, or even mundane things like having a beard.  The Black Lives Matter movement is vigorously surveilled, and have been described by the FBI as "Black Identity Extremists," and surveillance in the name of national security has been used systemically to target and oppress people of color and activists.  From the incantation of "See something, say something" in airports and other public spaces to the FBI's video games aimed at young people, there has been an ever deeper penetration of surveillance practices in everyday life. Learning how the government is surveilling targeted communities and how to resist is critical to working for justice in these times.  As AFSC staff member Dina El-Rifai observes, "This allows the government to target anyone working toward racial and religious justice and equality and to employ violent tactics against them. That reality should alarm all of us, not just Muslims."  Hear from Dina and AFSC staff Gabe Camacho and Mary Zerkel of our Communities against Islamophobia work. They will be joined by Fatema Ahmad of the Muslim Justice League and Ayaan Dahir of the Young Muslim Collective. I will be hosting the conversation.  Join the conversation on March 15


Thursday, March 15, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  Politics and a Pint. Join us at the Wolf’s Ridge Brewing Tap Room (215 N 4th Street - Tap Room entrance on E. Hickory Street) on Thursday, March 15 from 6:00-8:00pm for another round of lively political conversation in a casual setting.  Mike Thompson, host of Columbus On The Record on WOSU TV and Ann Fisher, host of All Sides with Ann Fisher on 89.7 NPR News, will break down the current political landscape while you sip on craft brews.  Special guests include Jackie Borchardt, Statehouse Reporter, and Andy Chow, Statehouse Reporter for Ohio Public Radio.  The event is free to attend. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Location:  Wolf’s Ridge Brewing, 215 N. 4th St., Columbus 43215.  Facebook.  


Thursday, March 15, 2018, 12:00 PM.  OH 12 Weekly Protest Rally (and lunch).  Join OH12 for a weekly protest in Clintonville.  Location:  corner of N. High and North Broadway. (NE corner in front of the construction, across from Kroger.)  Facebook.


Saturday, March 17, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.  COWC Volunteer Opportunities.  Join us to learn how you can get involved in growing the Central Ohio Worker Center!   The COWC is dedicated to fighting for worker and immigration justice in Columbus and across Ohio. Over the past few months, we have placed workers into good-paying jobs, recovered stolen wages, provided deportation defense support, and conducted trainings around the state on immigrant rights organizing. Our growth depends on a team of creative, committed volunteers that do everything from work with immigrants, manage social media, provide policy advice, and raise financial support.  We need your help to maintain momentum and continue to build power. We are looking for volunteers to take on small, manageable roles such as membership management, web development, volunteer coordination, etc.   Have coffee with board members Connie Hammond and Byanka Aguirre Zaragoza to learn who we are, what we do, and how you can get involved. We are especially looking for low-wage workers, people of color, immigrants, and youth to get involved. Please share widely. Coffee and pastries provided.  Location:  Bottoms Up Coffee Co-Op, 1067 W. Broad St., Columbus 43222.  Facebook


Saturday, March 17, 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.  Location:  First Unitarian Universalist Church, 93 W. Weisheimer, Columbus.   For more information, please contact:  Facebook:  Website:


Saturday, March 17, 2018, 7:00 – 10:00 PM  Raise the Kuffiyeh 2018:  Featuring Amer Zahr.  Palestinians have a rich culture and we would love to share it with you! Join the Students for Justice in Palestine for our annual signature event of food, music and entertainment!  The event will feature comedian Amer Zahr, a dabka competition, student performances and more!  Traditional Palestinian cuisine will be served during the show which starts at 7:00 PM sharp.  Location:  Ohio Union Performance Hall: 1739 N High St, Columbus, OH 43210.  You won't want to miss it! Tickets coming soon.  Facebook.  


Saturday, March 17, 2018, 1:00 – 3:00 PM.  Monthly Meeting, Columbus Club Communist Party USA.  We will be discussing chapters 9-11 of Principles of Scientific Socialism. We will also be discussing our efforts regarding the 2018 elections.  Location:  Panera Bread, 4519 N. High St., Columbus 43214.  Facebook.  


Sunday, March 18, 2018, 1:00 PM.  No Human Being is Illegal.  Want to learn about the current state of the immigration struggle?  Join us for the second of the reading and discussing "No One Is Illegal: Fighting Racism and State Violence on the U.S.-Mexico Border" by Justin Akers-Chacon and Mike Davis. The book is available for purchase on Haymarket Books and other book providers, and we have copies you can get at our weekly meetings on Thursdays at 7pm, same location. We will also be sharing additional material like podcasts and short videos to each session.   We will also have PDFs of some of the sections available:
capitalism as the main cause of such transnational migration of working class people.  March 18:  Part II: Mexico, Caught in the Web of U.S. Empire pg. 89-115 and Part III: Mexican Workers: the "Other" American Working Class pg. 116-174.  Location:  St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church and University Centeer, 30 W. Woodruff Ave., Columbus 43210.  More information on Facebook.  

Sunday, March 18, 2018, 2:00 – 4:00 PM.  The Future Of Energy: Lateral Power To The PeopleThe Future of Energy is a revolutionary film that captures the movement across the U.S. to transition to 100% renewable energy and to bring positive solutions to the ecological crisis. A Q&A with local leaders of the Sierra Club's Ready for 100 project and local renewable energy experts will be featured on the panel. $5 donation requested on Eventbrite or at the door. Updates on Facebook and Meetup

Location:  Studio 35, 3055 Indianola Ave 43202. 


Sunday, March 18, 2018, 6:30 (Potluck) – 7:15 PM (Program).  Care and Share Time Bank Potluck.  (If you can help set up, please arrive at 6:15 PM.)  Learn about time banking in Central Ohio.  Your Time is Valuable! Spend it wisely!  Time banking is a tool by which a group of people can exchange their time and skills, rather than pay money to acquire goods and services. Learn all about it at the Orientation.  Join more than 300 like-minded individuals in the Columbus area who find that banking on their community helps to SAVE them time and money and builds a better world!   March Program“A Celebration of Art”Doug Titchenal will show us his “time-oriented” designs.  He’ll share the fun of drawing the 12-month “WOW” calendar/puzzle. Can the NBC peacock logo help you grow old mindfully? And teach how you feel about the future by exploring your ability to delay gratification? Members Bill & Randi Cohen say, “We love Doug’s art work that reveals how magical, mystical, and miraculous time is.” Doug notes that we have as much awake time on the weekend as during the work week. Please bring your own art to display.  For more information,  check us out on Facebook at “Care and Share Time Bank” or fill out the application online at (“Join” => “Select Your Exchange” =>“OH-Columbus: Care and Share Time Bank”).  Accounts activated following attendance at “Orientation” or contact Alice Faryna,  (614) 560-1732 or Michael Greenman (614) 439-4768.  Join the Time Bank during or soon after the orientation and receive two hours credit just for attending! Location:  First Unitarian Universalist, Fellowship Hall, 93 W. Weisheimer Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43214. 


Sunday, March 18, 2018, 2:00 – 4:00 PM.  Meet the Candidates in District 15.  Candidates for Ohio District 15's congressional seat will talk about their positions on issues important to the district.  We have received commitments from Rick Neal and Rob Jarvis (both Democratic candidates) and Johnny Miller (from the libertarian party). We have received no response from the incumbent, Steve Stivers.
Great news! Former WBNS-TV and WSYX reporter Carol Luper will be moderating! See the Discussion for more detail!  All candidates will have equal amounts of time to answer questions, which they have received in advance. After the event, candidates will be invited to stick around to talk with constituents. This is a great opportunity to meet them!  Location:  5181 Northwest Pkwy, Hilliard. 


Sunday, March 18, 2018, 3:00 – 5:00 PM.  Campaign 101 with Piedmont Plus/Quiet No More.  Join us for Campaign 101 with Bill Wood and other grassroots volunteers. If you've never volunteered for a political campaign (or if it's been awhile), come learn the basics of how campaigns operate. This will be a great orientation to volunteering for campaigns before the 2018 elections get into high gear!  Location:  Old Worthington Library, 820 High St., Worthington 43085.  Facebook.  


Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 7:00 – 10:30 PM.  Meet the Democratic Candidates of OH-12.  This event hosted by the Licking County Democratic Club gives you the chance to meet the Democratic Candidates running to replace Pat Tiberi and represent Ohio's 12 congressional district! All candidates have confirmed attendance at this event. Tickets are FREE and first come first serve.  Location:  Welsh Hills School, 2610 Newark Granville Road, Granville.  Facebook.  


Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 7:00 PM.  Special – One-on-one (or many) Time Bank OrientationJoin us for a special orientation session for new time bank members and for anyone who would like a refresher on the computer-based tracking system, hOur World.  Location:  First Unitarian Universalist Church, 93 W. Weisheimer Rd Columbus 43214.  Contact:


Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 12:00 PM.   Ann Towns "'Diplomacy is a Feminine Art': Gender and International Hierarchies in Diplomacy."  Ann Towns is associate professor in political science at University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Her research deals with questions about norms, international hierarchies and resistance in international politics, generally with a focus on gender. She is currently conducting a large research project on gender norms and practices in diplomacy, an inter-state institution that has long been dominated by men but where more women have entered within the past decade. As part of this project, she will carry out field work among diplomats in Washington, D.C., during 2017-18 and in Stockholm 2018-19. Towns is the author of Women and States: Norms and Hierarchies in International Society (Cambridge, 2010) and co-editor of Gendering Diplomacy and International Negotiation, with Karin Aggestam (Palgrave, 2017). Read more and register at

Location:  120 Mershon Center, 1501 Neil Ave.


Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  Indivisible OH12 Happy Hour & Postcard Party.  Join us as we gather to hang out, socialize, strategize, and write postcards to voters and our elected officials. Members of OH3 and OH15 are also welcome! We'll be at reserved tables. Ask for "Indivisible"!  Location:  B Spot Burgers, 5091 N. Hamilton Road, Columbus 43230.  Facebook.  


Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 3:30 PM.  Joshua Busby "Climate Change and Security: What Do We Know?"  Joshua Busby is associate professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at University of Texas-Austin. He has published widely on transnational advocacy movements, climate change, global health, and other topics. Busby is the author of Moral Movements and Foreign Policy (Cambridge, 2010), and AIDS Drugs for All: Social Movements and Market Transformations, with Ethan Kapstein (Cambridge, 2013). He was a leading researcher on the Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS) project, a $7.5 million grant from the Department of Defense under its Minerva Initiative. He is the principal investigator under the Complex Emergencies and Political Stability in Asia (CEPSA) project, a $2 million project also funded by the Minerva Initiative. At this event, Busby will discuss the field of environmental security and what might be done to address the real security consequences associated with climate change. Read more and register at  Location:  120 Mershon Center, 1501 Neil Ave.


Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 Pm Will Petrik Of The Yes We Can Coalition To Meet At Simply Living.  An informal group of reflective activists have been meeting at the Simply Living offices once monthly for about a year to process all that is going on in our world since the election of Donald Trump. Will Petrik from Yes We Can will join us.  He will be talking about the Yes We Can campaign last year (strengths, challenges, opportunities), share what YWC has learned and look to what is next. All are welcome. Please RSVP to if you plan to attend so we can make sure we have sufficient space and chairs.  Location: Simply Living Office (in Maynard Ave UMC), 2350 Indianola Ave,, Columbus 43202.  Parking on street or in church lot).


Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  Wayne National Forest Resource Management Plan Revision Meeting.  In February USFS announced its decision to revise its Resource Management Plan for Wayne National Forest, Ohio's only national forest.  The first public meeting in this process will be March 21st in Canal Winchester.  The outcome of the revision will determine the Wayne's future, including whether parcels continue to be leased to gas and oil companies for unconventional fracking.

This is an important opportunity for public input that may influence how USFS moves forward with the process. Let's show up and demand that the impacts of gas and oil development on the health of our forest, waterways, and nearby communities be given the consideration they deserve!  Location:  22 S. Trine St., Canal Winchester, Ohio 43110.  Facebook.  


Wednesday, March 21, 2019, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.  Advocacy Day.  Join supporters of Moms Demand Action for their annual Advocacy Day. That day we will meet with Ohio state lawmakers and talk to them about common sense solutions to gun violence. Meet in the basement of the church to register and learn about the bills we are talking about that day. Then we'll walk to the Statehouse together.  Be sure to RSVP via this link to receive any updates: Location: Trinity Episcopal Church, 125 E Broad St Columbus, OH 43215.  Ohio Statehouse 1 Capitol Square, Columbus 43215.   Facebook.  


Thursday, March 22, 2018, 7:00 9:00 PM.  ColumbusDSA Business Meeting.  The usual 4th Thursday of the month business meeting where we will be planning for the new year.  Location:  Northwood High Building, Room 100, 2231 N High St Columbus, OH.  For more information, contact columbusdsa@gmail.comFacebook.

Thursday, March 22, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  Standing Together:  The Columbus Interfaith Community Rejecting Hate.  Please Join:  Columbus City Council President Pro Tem Michael Stinziano, Franklin County Commissioner Marilyn Brown, Council on American-Islamic Relations, Jewish Federation of Columbus's Jewish Community Relations Committee, Interfaith Association of Central Ohio, Congergation Tifereth Israel, and The Columbus Department of Neighborhoods for Standing Together.  Members of the public are encouraged to attend to participate in a conversation addressing how the interfaith community in Central Ohio can work together to stop the spread of hate.  Location:  Congregation Tifereth Israel, 1354 East Broad St., Columbus, Ohio 43205.  RSVP Here.  


Thursday, March 22, 2018, 7:00 – 8:30 PM.  Food for Thought:  An Open Discussion on Food Animal Production.  Pet lover? Vegan? Scientist? Meat enthusiast? Environmentalist? Farmer? Animal rights activist? You all have a perspective. Bring your perspective to the table. Join us for a unique panel event featuring 4 experts with differing viewpoints, moderated by Andy Vance. The 4 panelists include: Dr. Katy Proudfoot (OSU College of Vet Med, animal welfare representative), Eriyah Flynn (VeganShift, vegan representative), Dr. Leah Dorman (Phibro Animal Health Corp., livestock production representative), and Brian Snyder (OSU InFACT, sustainable food representative). Come and listen to these experts respectfully discuss topics related to animal welfare, animal production, sustainable food production, and animal rights. Plenty of time will be provided for you to ask questions!  Location:  Hitchcock Hall 131, OSU Campus.  Facebook.


March 22-24, 2018.  Columbus International Film & Animation Festival.  Founded in 1952, the Columbus International Film & Animation Festival is the oldest film festival in the United States. Presented by Columbus College of Art & Design, the festival showcases world-class independent films in central Ohio.  Schedule and ticket information on their website.  


Thursday, March 22, 2018, 7:00 – 9:00 PM.  The Organizer, presented by the Columbus Free Press.  The Organizer is a portrait of Wade Rathke, the controversial founder of ACORN [Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now]. Presented by the Columbus Free Press, this screening will be accompanied by a question-and-answer period with Rathke. Purchase tickets here.  In conjunction with Columbus International Film and Animation Festival, 3-22-2018 to 3-24-2018. The Organizer, presented by the Columbus Free PressLocation:  Drexel Theatre, 2254 E. Main St.  Drexel Theatre


Friday, March 23, 2018, 7:00 – 9:00 PM.  Screening:  The Turn Out with Know Human Trafficking.  Human trafficking is a huge problem here in Ohio, across the nation, and around the world. In this session, The Turn Out and KNOW Human Trafficking explore the harsh realities of human trafficking in our world.  Join us before the screening for a reception, 6-7pm, and stick around afterwards for a panel discussion on the potential impact of art and design in effecting social change. Hosted by The Roosevelt Coffeehouse.  Location:  Canzani Center Screening Room [Columbus College of Art and Design], 60 Cleveland Ave.  Purchase tickets here.  In conjunction with Columbus International Film and Animation Festival, 3-22-2018 to 3-24-2018.  The Turn Out with KNOW Human Trafficking. Venue:  Columbus College Of Art and Design, Canzani Center


Friday, March 23, 2018, 7:00 PM.  BluesSwing Concert – Benefit for SPAN Ohio.  BluesSwing explores the blues and popular song roots of American music, from W.C. Handy to B.B. King, from Thomas "Fats" Waller to Nat "King" Cole--and adds the occasional Beatles or Elvis number to spice things up. The solid rhythmic foundation of bass (Carl Yaffey) , drums (Kevin Truman), and banjo (Jackie LaMuth) allows our tasteful lead guitar (John Sherman) and distinctive vocals (Bill Kerwin) to send this classic mix of tunes straight to your hearts.  Refreshments.  Free will donations will benefit SPAN Ohio.   The Single-Payer Action Network Ohio (SPAN Ohio) is a coalition of individuals and organizations working together to achieve fundamental reform of the health insurance system. Location:  First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus, 93 W. Weisheimer, Columbus 43214.  See: Facebook Event.  


Saturday, March 24, 2018, 11:00 AM.  March for Our Lives – Columbus Official.  Not one more. We cannot allow one more child to be shot at school. We cannot allow one more teacher to make a choice to jump in front of a firing assault rifle to save the lives of students. We cannot allow one more family to wait for a call or text that never comes. Our schools are unsafe. Our children and teachers are dying. We must make it our top priority to save these lives.  March For Our Lives is created by, inspired by, and led by students across the country who will no longer risk their lives waiting for someone else to take action to stop the epidemic of mass school shootings that has become all too familiar. In the tragic wake of the seventeen lives brutally cut short in Florida, politicians are telling us that now is not the time to talk about guns. March For Our Lives believes the time is now.  On March 24, the kids and families of March For Our Lives will take to the streets of Washington, DC to demand that their lives and safety become a priority. The collective voices of the March For Our Lives movement will be heard.  School safety is not a political issue. There cannot be two sides to doing everything in our power to ensure the lives and futures of children who are at risk of dying when they should be learning, playing, and growing. The mission and focus of March For Our Lives is to demand that a comprehensive and effective bill be immediately brought before Congress to address these gun issues. No special interest group, no political agenda is more critical than timely passage of legislation to effectively address the gun violence issues that are rampant in our country.  Every kid in this country now goes to school wondering if this day might be their last. We live in fear.  It doesn’t have to be this way. Change is coming. And it starts now, inspired by and led by the kids who are our hope for the future. Their young voices will be heard. Location:  Genoa Park, 303 W. Broad St., Columbus 43215.  Facebook.  


Saturday, March 24, 2018, 12:30 – 2:30 PM.  Paying for Economic Justice.  A Better World is Possible.  For decades, the economic foundations of our society have been under attack. From welfare, food stamps, healthcare, and Social Security to union bargaining rights and pension plans, programs designed to help poor and working people survive have been systematically dismantled and underfunded. Now that the GOP has passed its massive tax giveaway to the rich, they have already signaled that they will gut social programs in the name of deficit reduction. We’re told that the cost of caring for our most vulnerable is too high, but in this session, we will discuss how we can pay for economic justice. The answer may not be as complex as you think.  Organized by Columbus Democratic Socialists of America, who welcome Dr. Fadhel Kaboub, Associate Professor of Economics at Denison University and President of the Binzagr Institute for Sustainable Prosperity as our special presenter.  Location:  Columbus Metropolitan Library, 96 S. Grant Ave., Columbus 43215.  Facebook.  


Saturday March 24, 2018, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM.  We Dig Ohio 2018: Urban Agriculture And Community Garden Summit. Growing the Next Generation. This annual one-day summit explores urban agriculture and community gardening in the Ohio region. Become versed in relevant topics that will expand your gardening expertise. Attend sessions and workshops in a variety of subjects. Network with people and projects across Ohio and beyond. Registration includes admission to the Conservatory, a tour of the newly constructed Children’s Garden, light lunch and refreshments. More info HERE.  Location:  Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 E Broad St, Columbus 43203. $60. Students $45 Register HERE


Saturday March 24, 2018, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PMWe Dig Ohio 2018:  Urban Agriculture And Community Garden Summit. Growing The Next GenerationThis annual one-day summit explores urban agriculture and community gardening in the Ohio region. Become versed in relevant topics that will expand your gardening expertise. Attend sessions and workshops in a variety of subjects. Network with people and projects across Ohio and beyond. Registration includes admission to the Conservatory, a tour of the newly constructed Children’s Garden, light lunch and refreshments. More info HERE.  $60. Students $45 Register HERE.  Location:  Franklin  Park Conservatory, 1777 E Broad St, Cbus 43203.


Saturday, March 24, 2018, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM.  1st Annual Columbus Spring Powwow Five Rivers Chatauqua.   This family-friendly event will celebrate Native American Indian cultures, values, and traditions. Join us for traditional music and dance, cultural foods, a silent auction of indigenous quilts, and vendors featuring various indigenous craft traditions. This is an opportunity for the greater Columbus Community to learn about Native American culture, changes to their communities in recent years, the importance of sacred sites, and connecting with the land and protecting our water. Let us know your coming by reserving your spot on Eventbrite click this link:  Admission:
$5.00 Adults, $3.00 Seniors/Elderly, 10 & Under Free.  Location:  First Community Church, 3777 Dublin Road, Columbus 43221.  Facebook.  


Monday, March 26, 2018, 7:00 – 9:00 PM.  Central Ohioans for Peace Meeting.  Program:  The World War II Court-Martial of Black Wacs.  Before the now-renowned hidden figures began working at NASA in the 1960s, there were black women serving in the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) during World War II. Over 6,500 enlisted, yet, few contemporaries knew of their service until late in the war when the Army court-martialed four black wacs for refusing to return to duty. The challenge to the military’s discriminatory policies by personnel who were both black and female catapulted the case into the national media. Through the unfolding of the 1945 black Wac court-martial that once rivaled the publicity and controversies surrounding the Tuskegee airmen, this presentation discusses the significance of African American servicewomen to the war effort and to the era’s emboldened civil rights movement.  Sandy Bolzenius served in the U.S. Army from 1978-1982. Taking advantage of the G.I. Bill and her experiences in the U.S. and abroad, she earned a degree in Education from Ohio State University and subsequently taught in international schools in Europe, Africa, and Asia. Sandy also holds a Ph.D. in History from Ohio State University where her research focused on Gender History and African American History. She is the publisher of the soon-to-be released book, Glory in Their Spirit: How Four Black Women Took on the Army during World War II, from which this evening’s presentation is based.  Location:  Columbus Mennonite Church, 35 Oakland Park Ave., Columbus 43214.  More information here.   For questions about Central Ohioans for Peace, please send email to:   Like us on Facebook!  


Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  Simply Living Meetup: Sierra Club's Ready For 100 Campaign.   Cathy Cowan Becker will describe the local Columbus team's effort to inspire our city's leadership to take ambitious steps and commit to the transition to 100% renewable energy by the year 2035. Free. Light refreshments provided. Free parking only in the R spaces in rear lot or on adjacent streets.  Contact: or call 614-354-6172.  Location:  OSU's Northwood High Bldg, Room 100, 2231 N High St, Columbus 43201. 


Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 5:00 PM (doors open at 4:30 PM).  19th Annual President and Provost's 
Diversity Lecture & Cultural Arts Series.  Featured Speaker Morris Dees, Co-Founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center.
  Author, Journalist, Lawyer, Civil Rights Activist.  In 1971, Attorney Morris Dees, along with fellow attorney Joseph J. Levin Jr. and civil rights activist Julian Bond, co-founded the Southern Poverty Law Center. Based in Montgomery, the not-for-profit agency was formed to “combat hate, intolerance and discrimination through education and litigation.” While at the SPLC, Dees worked on a strategy of filing civil suits against hate groups, claiming damages for the violence incited by these groups. One high-profile case where he applied this strategy was the 1981 lynching of Michael Donald, a crime committed by three Klan members. With the assistance of Dees and the SPLC, Donald's mother was awarded a $7 million settlement from the United Klans of America, bankrupting the group.  More information at  Location:  The Ohio State University, The Faculty Club, The Ohio Union, 181 South Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210.  Free and open to the public, space is limited, and RSVP is required:  RSVP by March 27th at:


Tuesday, March 29, 30, 31, 2018, 8:00 PM. The Mountaintop.  The King Arts Complex and Short North Stage will commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination with playwright Katori Hall’s gripping re-imagination of the last night of Dr. King’s life.  While a storm rages outside his hotel room in Memphis, a mysterious stranger arrives, forcing Dr. King to confront his destiny and his legacy to his people. Magical and haunting. A Special Memorial Performance on Tuesday, April 3--the eve of the anniversary of Dr. King's death.  Location:  Short North Stage, 1187 N. High St., Columbus 43201.  Other Performances:   April 1 - 3 PM, April 3 – 8:00 PM.  Ticket Pricing: Adults: $32.00. 


Thursday, March 29, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  Elizabeth Brown:  Women in Business.  Join Columbus City Council representative Elizabeth Brown for a Courageous Conversations: Women’s Voices #HERStory event, “Women in Business: Addressing Pay Equity.” First elected to Columbus City Council in November 2015, Brown focuses on building broad-based economic prosperity and initiatives to strengthen women and families. She led the adoption of a paid family leave policy for city employees – the first of its kind in the Midwest and the third nationally. Brown has also served as an economic development manager to the City of Columbus, worked with middle school students to improve literacy as a City Year Americorps member, and has been published in New York Magazine and NPR affiliate WOSU.  Location:  Columbus State Community College, 550 E. Spring St., Columbus 43215.  Tickets on Facebook.


Saturday, March 31, 2018, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.  Resisting State Repression Throughout Time:  A Teach-In.   State repression is the actualized or threatened force by state institutions such as the police or Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) against an individual or group, usually for the purpose of suppressing struggles for a just world—struggles against racism, homophobia, transphobia, environmental damage, corporate rule, and more.  Join us for a FREE, day-long teach-in led by Columbus community members on resisting state repression -- breakfast and lunch included! People of all ages, abilities, backgrounds, and experience levels are welcome to learn and grow within this space! Please informally register for the conference so that we can accommodate everyone interested. We also invite you to bring your knowledge to the table and present a talk of your own! When you register, be sure to click ‘yes’ or ‘maybe’ when asked about presenting so that you can submit your proposal at (TALK PROPOSAL DEADLINE: MARCH 10TH).   We look forward to reflecting, sharing knowledge, and having informative conversations with you all at this teach-in! Stay tuned for more detailed information on the event!  REGISTER HERE: Location:  TBA.  Facebook.


Saturday, March 31, 2018, 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM.  Forest Restoration Project:  Spring Service Event.  Join us and Ohio State Pay It Forward for the "Spring Into Service" Event.  This piece of land was once slated for development, but a generous individual had the foresight to purchase the property to ensure the forested area remained untouched. This land is in need of some love and we need your help! This area contains a large quantity of litter and invasive plant species and is in need of a lot of care. We will be picking up trash, removing honeysuckle, and planting trees.  Please dress appropriately, dress in layers and prepare for inclement weather, wear toe-covering boots/shoes, and/or items you don’t mind getting dirty. Work gloves will be provided, but please bring a reusable water bottle to stay hydrated. Water and snacks will be provided.  Location:  2180 Eakin Road, Columbus 43223.  Facebook.