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Events/Meetings - this week:

 

 

Monday, October 20, 2014, 7:00 PM.  Columbus Community Bill of Rights organizational meeting.  Get involved in the effort to put a Columbus city charter amendment on the general ballot, defining our inalienable rights to pure water, clean air, safe soil, and self-governance.  It is time to affirm the rights of our community having primacy over corporate “rights” of the hydrocarbons industry, to pollute and damage our health and property.  Location:  Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resource Center, 14 W. Lakeview Rd., Clintonville.  For more information, see:  http://www.columbusbillofrights.org/   You can download and read the final language of our Columbus Community Bill of Rights from our website.  Click on the large symbol above to access our website, or on the link below. 

 

Monday, October 20, 2014, 7:30 PM.  Youth Beat Radio on WCRS.  Tune in Mondays at 7:30 p.m. on WCRS  102.1 and 98.3 FM or listen online at www.wcrsfm.org.   Youth Beat Radio is sponsored by The School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University, Ohio State University Extension, and the Puffin Foundation West.   Location: WCRS 102.1 and 98.3 FM on your radio dial. Program and podcasts here.   For more information, contact youthbeat@osu.edu

 

Monday, October 20, 2014, 7:00 PM.   Central Ohio Solar and Smart Grid Cooperative.  Location:  First UU Church, 93 West Weisheimer Road.  Please check the meet up site to verify.  Sign up at meetup for more information. 

 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 3:00 – 4:00 PM.  Central Ohio Medicaid Coalition Meeting.  Help begin planning activities to maintain Ohio's Medicaid program in the upcoming 2015 state budget. Jon Allison, the coordinator of the Ohio Alliance for Health Transformation (the statewide coalition), will be joining as a special guest.  Last year, the statewide coalition (with support from local coalitions) was successful in expanding Medicaid. The decision made coverage under the Ohio Medicaid program available to all Ohioans under 138% of the poverty level. Due to this expansion, over 340,000 Ohioans who became eligible have enrolled and are now getting health care. There are approximately 200,000 Ohioans who are now eligible, but have yet to enroll.  As we look towards the next state budget, we need you to get involved to make sure the legislature acts to extend authorization for the full program.  If no further action is taken by the Governor and the Ohio General Assembly, funding for the Medicaid expansion population will sunset June 30, 2015 and thousands of newly eligible Ohioans will lose health care coverage. Jobs will likely be lost and our economy will suffer.  If you're able to join, please RSVP with Cathy Levine at clevine@uhcanohio.org or 614-456-0060, ext. 222.  Location:  Ohio Hospital Association (in the PNC building, 155 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215). 

 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, Noon.  Anita Rios, Green Party candidate for Governor will be the featured speaker at the Columbus Metropolitan Club.  You are invited to join the Franklin County Green Party table - eight seats available!  First come, first serve - contact us immediately if you are interested:  fcgreenparty@gmail.com  No charge, unless you want to donate to the campaign.  (If you had already confirmed a seat with us, please still respond to this email, so we are sure you are coming, thanks).  This is a first -- a Green Party candidate being asked to speak at the Metro Club! 

 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 7:00 – 8:00 PM.   Columbus Public Library Tour of  Columbus Community Bill of Rights 101.   Learn how the Citizens led Columbus Charter Amendment will protect our Community from Radioactive and Toxic Industrial Pollution.  30 minute presentation, Questions & Answers.   Location:  Columbus Public Library,  Parsons Branch, 845 Parsons Ave., 43206.  If you’d like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Carolyn Harding or Greg Pace at 614-565-6067 or email Greg at gpace67@gmail.com.  Also see, ColumbusBillofRights.org.     

 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 6:00 PM (Meal), 6:30-8:00 PM (Program).  Know Your Rights – Worker Rights.  Student volunteers from Moritz College of Law OSU will lead a workshop on worker rights in English and Spanish.  Free and open to the public.  Child care available.  Sponsored by Central Ohio Workers Center, Inc.  For more information, call 614-589-0732 or email to CentralOhioWorkerCenter@gmail.com.  Website:  http://www.centralohioworkercenter.org/  Facebook:  bit.ly/CentralOhioWorkerCenter.   

 

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:00 – 7:00 PM.  Columbus Residents Invited to Public Meetings on Issues 6, 7, and 8.   Residents will have the opportunity to learn more about ballot issues 6, 7, and 8, proposed amendments to the city charter, at a series of public meetings this fall. City staff and members of the Columbus Charter Review Commission will answer questions and provide information about the proposed charter amendments.   Location: Barnett Recreation Center, 1184 Barnett Rd.  For more information about ballot issues 6, 7, and 8, visit  http://columbus.gov/charter/678summaries (link to all changes for each issue at this site) or email charter@columbus.gov.  Also, charter with changes can be viewed here:   http://www.columbus.gov/uploadedFiles/Columbus/Elected_Officials/City_Council/Charter_Review_Commission/7.pdf

 

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 8:00 PM.  Move To Amend Internet Radio.  Listen to it streaming at:  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/movetoamend and click on “Live.”  Move to Amend brings you voices from the movement to amend the Constitution.  This is a call-in program. Call (646) 652-2345 and press 1 to participate.  Listen in every Thursday - previous programs can also be accessed at the website. 

 

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:00 PM (Meal), 6:30-8:00 PM (Program).  Know Your Rights – Immigrant Rights.  Student volunteers from Moritz College of Law OSU will lead a workshop on worker rights in English and Spanish.  Free and open to the public.  Child care available.  Sponsored by Central Ohio Workers Center, Inc.  For more information, call 614-589-0732 or email to CentralOhioWorkerCenter@gmail.com.  Website:  http://www.centralohioworkercenter.org/  Facebook:  bit.ly/CentralOhioWorkerCenter

 

Thursday, October 23, 2014, Noon – 1:00 PM.  Simply Living Annual Luncheon and Fundraiser.   Held at the Boat House, the beautiful restaurant at the confluence of the Olentangy and Scioto rivers.  Simply Living is expecting 350+ people this year, thanks in part to our media sponsor, WCBE!  The locally sourced meal planed by chef Michael Jones, owner of Good Food Enterprises, is complimentary.  There is no obligation to donate - but you must RESERVE your seat.  This year you can register online at SimplyLiving.org and we will assign you a seat with one of our Table Hosts. This year's theme is Local Partners, Building Sustainable Communities. You can read the press release here. And here is a very brief teaser - we'll see the short video with narration and interaction with our partners at the luncheon! 

 

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 3:30 PM.  Jeff McCausland  "Back to the Future? Battlefield Nuclear Weapons in South Asia."  Pakistan's decision to develop and deploy "tactical nuclear weapons" is a new and dangerous development in South Asia. These weapons are in addition to the over 100 nuclear weapons in the Pakistani arsenal aimed at its historical enemy - India. This could be a "game changer" in terms of the potential impact on crisis escalation and the possibility that a terrorist organization could acquire a small nuclear device. Jeff McCausland is a retired colonel from the U.S. Army and currently holds a dual appointment as a distinguished visiting professor of research and Minerva Research Chair at the U.S. Army War College. He has published and lectured broadly on military affairs, European security issues, arms control, the Gulf War, and leadership. Read more and register at go.osu.edu/mccauslandj  Location:   120 Mershon Center, 1501 Neil Ave. 

 

 

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 11:00 PM – midnight.  Big Barking Dog Alternative Radio Hour with JP Marat.  Who needs ITunes or Sirius XM when WCRS plays the best alternative music on the planet? Tune in each Thursday night from 11:00 PM till midnight to get current on the newest  Indie releases and catch interviews with local Columbus Ohio musicians and activists.  We stream live on the internet (best way to listen) and also on 98.3 / 102.1 FM.  Podcasts of each show are available for download at no charge. This week we offer a full hour of preeminent alternative guitarist, vocalist and composer Jack White (his bands include: White Stripes, Raconteurs, Death Weather, etc.).  Download the podcast now and build your indie music library.

Big Barking Dog - All Podcasts  http://www.wcrsfm.org/audio/user/1851

Big Barking Dog - Columbus International Film and Video Festival Interview

 http://www.wcrsfm.org/content/jp-marat-bigbarkingdog-columbus-intl-film-video-festival

WCRS Streaming Live   http://wcrsfm.org/wcrslpfm.m3u

 

Thursday October 23, 2014,  12:00 PM.  Lights On After School!  Join the Ohio Afterschool Network as they meet with legislators and rally to advocate for better afterschool programs. Click here to register.  

 

Friday, October 24, 2014 at 7:00 PM.  Palestine Study Group.  Please join us for study and action.  Mary Yoder will lead a discussion on how to cope with the terrible news and the violence that we read every day concerning the situation in the occupied territories and throughout our world.  Mary is a nursing instructor at Mount Carmel and has served with Christian Peacemaker teams in the West Bank, including Hebron.   Location:  Maynard United Methodist church, 2350 Indianola Ave. , Columbus.   For more information, please contact cmhammond11@att.net

 

Friday, October 24, 2014, 5:30 PM.  Together at the Table:  Justice in the Food System on Food Day 2014.  Wilson Perez, member of the Coalition of Imokalee Workers, and Joe Parker, national organizer with the Student/Farmworker Alliance will be in Columbus. Location:  Summit United Methodist Church, 82 E. 16th (on East 16th Street, one block east of High Street).  RSVP here:  http://goo.gl/forms/dmhU34F9pB  

This is to secure enough food for every participant!  Everyone welcome.  More information:  https://www.facebook.com/events/362802343883056/?source=1 

  

Sunday, October 26, 2014,  8:30 AM – 1:30 PM.  Pancakes and Sausage!  All you can eat for $5.00.   Kiwanis OUS will be serving Pumpkin, Blueberry, and Plain Pancakes, sausage, coffee, orange juice and milk.  Bring a canned food item for the Big Ten Food Fight and receive a free entry for a raffle.  Only $5.00 per person Children under 3 eat free.  Proceeds benefit Tuttle Recreation Center, Neighborhood Services, Inc., Ohio State University Circle K Club and other University District projects.  Location:  Tuttle Recreation Center, 240 West Oakland Avenue, Columbus.   

 

Sunday, October 26, 2014, 7:00 PM.  Charity Concert to Benefit Neighborhood Services, Inc. (N.S.I.).  This year Boulevard will be hosting the Neighborhood Services, Inc. (N.S.I.) Benefit Choir Concert.  The evening will be filled with music provided by choirs from:  Glen Echo Presbyterian, Holy Name Roman Catholic, Indianola Presbyterian, Maynard Avenue United Methodist, Summit on 16th United Methodist, University Baptist, and Boulevard Chancel Choir. There will be a free will offering taken that evening that goes to provide hunger assistance in and around the university district.  Plan to join us for this concert and help support N.S.I.! 

Location:  Boulevard Presbyterian Church, 1235 Northwest Boulevard, Columbus, OH 43212, www.blvdchurch.org

 

Sunday, October 26, 2014, 6:30 Reception; 7:30 Film.  Out in the Night.  An Early Bird Screening of Stonewall Columbus LGBTFEST and the Columbus International Film+Video Festival. Under the neon lights in a gay-friendly neighborhood of New York City, four young African-American lesbians are violently and sexually threatened by a man on the street. They defend themselves against him and are charged and convicted in the courts and in the media as a ‘Gang of Killer Lesbians’.  Admission is FREE. Presented with Columbus Urban Pride.  Location:  Drexel Theatre, 2254 E Main St., Columbus, Ohio 43209.  More information at www.columbusfilmcouncil.org.  

 

Monday, October 27, 2014, 7:00 PM.  Columbus Community Bill of Rights organizational meeting.  Get involved in the effort to put a Columbus city charter amendment on the general ballot, defining our inalienable rights to pure water, clean air, safe soil, and self-governance.  It is time to affirm the rights of our community having primacy over corporate “rights” of the hydrocarbons industry, to pollute and damage our health and property.  Location:  Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resource Center, 14 W. Lakeview Rd., Clintonville.  For more information, see:  http://www.columbusbillofrights.org/   You can download and read the final language of our Columbus Community Bill of Rights from our website.  Click on the large symbol above to access our website, or on the link below.   

 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014,  10:30 AM.  The Impact of VAWA on Obtaining and Maintaining Housing for Domestic Violence Victims.  Join the Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio as they present a webinar on assisting domestic violence victims with housing.  Click here to register.

 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 7:30 -  9:00 PM.   La Camioneta: The Journey of One American School Bus (72 minutes, Mark Kendall).  Sponsored by The Columbus Film Council and The Columbus Free Press present. 
Every day dozens of decommissioned school buses leave the United States on a southward migration that carries them to Guatemala, where they are repaired, repainted, and resurrected as the brightly-colored camionetas that bring the vast majority of Guatemalans to work each day. Since 2006, nearly 1,000 camioneta drivers and fare-collectors have been murdered for either refusing or being unable to pay the extortion money demanded by local Guatemalan gangs. This film follows one such bus on its transformative journey: a journey between North and South, between life and death, and through an unfolding collection of moments, people, and places that serve to quietly remind us of the interconnected worlds in which we live.  Admission is FREE, donations encouraged.
The Columbus Film Council is supported by grants from the Ohio Arts Council, the Greater Columbus Arts Council, the Columbus Foundation and the Puffin Foundation West.  Location:  Drexel Theatre, 2254 East Main Street, Columbus, OH 43209. 

 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014,  6.30 PM reception, 7:00 PM program.  Central Ohio 2014 Pledge to Amend Event.  At this “Meet the Candidates Forum” (sponsored by Franklin County Consortium for Good Government), volunteers from Central Ohio Move to Amend will confront political hopefuls with a demand to fight corporate corruption of government, including here in Columbus, Ohio.  The Pledge to Amend campaign, organized by the national Move to Amend Coalition, mobilizes citizen activists to engage and hold accountable political candidates through a public commitment to democracy in America.  Move to Amend is calling for an amendment to the US Constitution to unequivocally state that inalienable rights belong to human beings only, and that money is not a form of protected free speech under the First Amendment and can be regulated in political campaigns.  For more information on Move to Amend, visit MoveToAmend.org.  Candidates include:  Joyce Beatty and John Adams (3rd U.S. House District); Star Johnson and Kevin Bacon (Ohio State Senate, 3rd); Mike Curin and Mike Newbern (Ohio State House, 17th district); Rick Redfern and Cheryl L. Grossman (Ohio State House, 23rd District).   Location:  Crossroads United Methodist Church, 1100 South Hague Avenue, Columbus, 43204.  For more information about this action, contact:  sbolzenius72@hotmail.com.