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Date and time TBA.  Indivisible’s Rapid Resist Rally if Mueller or Rostenstein Fired.   TIME AND DATE TO DEPEND ON TIMING OF MUELLER/ROSENSTEIN FIRING. Nobody is above the law.  NEW LOCATION: Bicentennial Park, 233 S Civic Center Dr, Columbus, OH 43215. The location may need to change again in the future depending on the date this eventually occurs. Please check here and with the MoveOn event for updates when the rally is actually called.  #NotAboveTheLaw. If Trump fires Mueller or Rosenstein prior to 2 p.m., our rally will occur at 5 p.m. that day; If Trump fires one of them after 2 p.m., rally will occur at Noon the following day. The DATE ON THE EVENT IS JUST A PLACEHOLDER. Please register through MoveOn to receive an email notification if/when the event is triggered. https://act.moveon.org/event/mueller-firing-rapid-response/13341/signup/?   Find other rallies here.

 

Monday, May 21, 2018, 2:00 PM.  Ohio Poor Peoples’ Campaign.  Week Two:  Linking Systemic Racism and Poverty: Voting Rights, Immigration, Xenophobia, Islamophobia, and the Mistreatment of Indigenous Communities.  By engaging in highly publicized, non-violent moral fusion direct action, over a 6-week period in at least 30 states and the District of Columbia between May 13 and June 23, the Campaign will force a serious national examination of the enmeshed evils of systemic racism, systemic poverty, ecological devastation and the war economy.  Location:  Ohio Statehouse, 1 Capital Square, Columbus, Ohio 43215.  RSVP Here.  

 

Monday, May 21, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  Organize Your World:  A Series by Working America.  For April and May Working America-Central Ohio will be hosting a new series called "Organize Your World"! We will be focusing the newly proposed federal budget and will be working to increase public pressure on Senator Portman! Come out, get active, and Organize your World!  If you have any questions about these events, please contact Working America Organizers, Corissa at cspence@workingamerica.org or Julien at jjohnson@workingamerica.org.  Location:  1350 W. 5th Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43212.  More information on Facebook.  

 

Monday, May 21, 2018, 7:30 – 9:00 PM.  Columbus Community Bill of Rights Petitioner Meer Up.  Want to help get Signatures? Need to Drop off filled petitions & get More? Come say Hey to Your Team.
Pick Up your Volunteer T-shirt & yard signs while they last. ColumbusBillofRights.org.  Safe Water for our Kids - Columbus-No Place for Frack Waste!  Location:  Whetstone Library, 3901 N. High St., Columbus 43214.   Facebook.

 

Monday, ​ May 21, 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 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 and WCRS 102 on your radio dial. Program and podcasts here.   For more information, contact youthbeat@osu.edu.

 

Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 7:00 PM.   Columbus event for the Ohio Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.  Join others in viewing and discussing the Livestream of the evening’s Campaign Teach-In from Washington DC. Location:  First Unitarian Univeralist Church of Columbus, 93 W. Weisheimer Rd., Columbus OH  43214. RSVP Here.

 

Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 8:00 – 10:00 PM.  This Will Continue – hosted by Second Sight Project. This evening is both a community dinner and an exhibit dedicated to the many iterations of "Cloud House." Work by W.E. Arnold, Kayla Suzanne Holdgreve, and Mona Gazala, plus written narratives by neighbors will be shared. We ask that each guest please bring $5 for dinner or a dish or beverage to share.  Location:  Second Sight Project, 730 Bellows Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43222.  Facebook.  

 

Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 5:00 –  6:30 PM.  Columbus City Council President Pro Tem Stinziano – Community Office Hours.  Michael Stinziano will hold Community Hours in May across the City to listen to issues and concerns of Columbus residents. “Significant issues confront our diverse City every day. I want to hear, firsthand, from my constituents about what concerns them as we work together to make our neighborhoods the best places to live, work, start a business and raise a family in Ohio,” said Stinziano.   Community Hours offer citizens the opportunity to tell President Pro Tem Stinziano what is important to them and how he and City Council can help. All members of the Columbus community are encouraged to attend.  Location:  Godman Guild, 303 E. 6th Ave.  For more information contact:  Kevin McCain, 614-645-5829. 

 

Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 8:00 – 10:00 PM.  BQIC Presents:  Speak Up! Spoken Word for Community Pride.  This is the last spoken word before Community Pride!  Stonewall Columbus’ Pride isn't safe for QTPOC, so BQIC and our partners are creating Columbus Community Pride to return Pride to its original radical legacy.  In order to grow the promise of liberation for QTIPOC in Central Ohio and beyond, we must create space outside of white, cis, ableist corporate Prides. Join us for SPEAK UP!, our biweekly spoken word/open mic night to raise funds for Community Pride!!  We ask for suggested donations of $5-10 at the door! We are also taking donations of food and alcohol to redistribute to people for suggested donations.  We will have the fabulous Monee Jae to MC the event and get things started! We will have DJ TRON to spin so we can dance during the night!  Sign up when you walk in to share your talent!  Show your support by showing up and sharing this event! Can’t come but still want to help out? Donate to Community Pride at gofundme.com/columbus-community-pride-2018.  This spoken word is a safe space, we will not tolerate racism, hate, transphobia, homophobia or any other form of discrimination. Location:  Art Outside the Lines, 485 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus 43215.  Facebook.  

 

Wednesday, May 23, 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.  Execution schedule is here - http://www.drc.ohio.gov/execution-schedule).   Attend the weekly vigil every Wednesday between 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM 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, May 23, 2018, 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM.  2018 CDF-Ohio Advocacy Day.  Join the Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio, for the 2018 CDF-Ohio Advocacy Day. Child advocacy leaders, providers, young people, and families from across the state will come together to raise awareness about the needs of Ohio’s children and families with our state leaders and legislators. The day will include valuable opportunities to learn and share with our state leaders. The event will also include a number of special guests (to be announced), lunch, and briefings with legislative offices. Your involvement is critical to our success.  We hope you will join us to be a voice for Ohio's children!  Cost:  $5.00. Location:  Ohio Statehouse Atrium.  Register for the event here.  

 

Thursday, May 24, 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.

 

Thursday, May 24, 2018, 7:00 9:00 PM.  Columbus DSA 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.com

 

Thursday, May 24, 2018, 12:00 - 1:30 PM.   Webcast:  Latinas in the Resistance.  Throughout our nation’s history, Latinas have been a voice at the forefront of ensuring equality for all Americans. Despite the challenges our nation faces, Latinas represent a growing economic and political force that is thriving and optimistic about this country’s future. For more than a year, the Trump administration has sought to undermine American democracy and strip protections and opportunities from communities that are often taken for granted. In response, Latinas are leading activist movements, running for public office, and speaking out against injustices across the nation. They are defending immigrant rights, reproductive rights, and environmental justice. From Puerto Rico to Texas to Washington, D.C., they are leveraging their power to move this country forward. Please join the Center for American Progress for a thoughtful discussion examining the power of Latinas in American society. This event is part of an ongoing series that focuses on race and creating power to move a progressive agenda forward.  Bookmark this link to watch the live webcast 

 

Thursday, May 24, 2018, 7:00 – 9:00 PM.  The Struggle in Brazil.  The run-up to the 2018 elections in Brazil has been marked by a sharp political polarization familiar in many parts of the world today.
After the explosion of a corruption scandal implicating politicians from all of the major political parties in 2014, known as Operation Car Wash, the far-right manipulated the situation to oust Dilma Rousseff of the center-left Workers' Party (PT) in a parliamentary coup. More recently, the most popular politician in the country, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of the PT has been imprisoned on corruption charges and will likely be prevented from running in the race. With the PT in disarray, Jair Bolsonaro, a bigoted admirer of the brutal military dictatorship which reigned from the 60s to the 80s, is leading in the polls. The chaos in the electoral arena has carried into the streets too. The recent Military Intervention in Rio has led to violent force against the inhabitants of the favelas. A notable critic of this Intervention, Marielle Franco, was assassinated, sparking a wave of protests across Brazil and internationally.  We will have a presentation and discussion on these and other events in Brazil today to parse out the political lessons of this moment.  Location:  St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church and Community Center, 30 W. Woodruff Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43210.  Facebook.  

 

Thursday, May 24, 2018, 7:00 – 8:00 PM.  Criminal Justice Reform Training – Beechwold Area Indivisibles.  Representatives from the People’s Justice Project of Columbus will talk to us about a 2018 ballot initiative called the Ohio Neighborhood Safety, Drug Treatment, and Rehabilitation Amendment. This amendment aims to reform the criminal justice system and reinvest millions of dollars into drug treatment and community-based recovery programs. PJP will educate us about the ballot initiative and train us to help gather signatures and support this summer.  For more specifics on the amendment see: http://ohorganizing.org/safeandhealthy/the-ohio-neighborhood-safety-drug-treatment-and-rehabilitation-amendment/.  Location:  Columbus Metropolitan Library, Karl Road Branch, 5590 Karl Road 43229.  Facebook.  

 

Thursday, May 24, 2018, 6:30 -8:30 PM.  Southeast Progressives of Franklin County May Meeting.  Corissa Marie from Working America will present on “effective conversations with voters.”  Location:  Flyers Pizza and Subs, 296 Main St., Groveport, Ohio 43125. 

 

Friday, May 25, 2018.  CAIR- Columbus ‘Sharing Ramadan’ Interfaith Iftar.  Join us for the CAIR-Columbus 22nd Annual Sharing Ramadan Interfaith Iftar. Our interfaith guests will share the experience of Ramadan and fast breaking with their Muslim neighbors, co-workers, and friends. $10/person, interfaith guests are free. Babysitting available on site.  Location:  Dublin Community Recreation Center, 5600 Post Road, Dublin, Ohio 43017.   Register here.  

 

May 28:  No meeting on Memorial Day – Central Ohioans for Peace will NOT be meeting. 

 

Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 7:30 PM.  Love Resists Webinar.  On any given night in the United States, more than 450,000 people who have not been convicted of a crime are locked up in jail simply because they don't have enough money to pay bail. Universalism means no one is disposable and interdependence means that none of us are truly free as long as people are in jail.  Join us for this Unitarian Universalists webinar to learn how the cash bail system criminalizes people for being poor.  RSVP for the webinar here.  

 

Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 5:00 –  6:30 PM.  Columbus City Council President Pro Tem Stinziano – Community Office Hours.  Michael Stinziano will hold Community Hours in May across the City to listen to issues and concerns of Columbus residents. “Significant issues confront our diverse City every day. I want to hear, firsthand, from my constituents about what concerns them as we work together to make our neighborhoods the best places to live, work, start a business and raise a family in Ohio,” said Stinziano.   Community Hours offer citizens the opportunity to tell President Pro Tem Stinziano what is important to them and how he and City Council can help. All members of the Columbus community are encouraged to attend.  Location:  Columbus Metropolitan Library – Main Branch, 96 S. Grant Ave. For more information contact:  Kevin McCain, 614-645-5829. 

 

Thursday, May 31, 2018, 6:00 – 7:30 PM.  Columbus City Council Community Meeting Series Kicks Off on the Far East Side.  We are on the move, eager to understand the issues important to residents and discuss opportunities to build strong, safe and healthy neighborhoods. Columbus City Council is announcing the first of the 2018 Columbus City Council Community Meeting series.  The event gives residents a chance to talk about diverse subject matter in an informal, one-on-one setting with councilmembers, staff and department leadership.  Councilmembers will welcome guests and provide a brief overview of the event.  Location:  Far East Neighborhood Pride Center, 2500 Park Crescent Drive

Thursday, May 31, 2018, 8:00 – 10:30 PM.  LGBTQties Burlesque & Variety Show.  Pride month is coming up, and you know two things: you wanna start celebrating early, and you wanna support marginalized folks in the community. You've found the right event. LGBTQties Burlesque & Variety Show showcases local LGBTQ+ entertainers of color, from sexy burlesque numbers to gender-bending drag and much, much more. Our show is meant to not only entertain you and get you ready for the month of June, but to bring queer and trans artists of color to the center.  Doors open 8:00 PM; Show 8:45 PM.  $5-10 suggested donation.  More information on Facebook.  

 

Thursday, May 31, 2018, 9:00 – 11:00 PM.  St. James Community Iftar.  Click on Tickets to register for this free event! Attendance is limited to 150 persons. Please register by Monday, May 28.  St. James welcomes our Muslim neighbors to our 15th annual Community Iftar in Holy Ramadan! The church will provide a Halal, filling, mostly home-cooked meal, a children's area, and a hall for prayer that is not part of the Christian sanctuary. This event is free, and we welcome all Muslims and any others who wish to join us in serving and honoring our Muslim friends. Please park behind the church and follow the signs to the north entrance.  Free tickets on Facebook – this will fill up fast.  Location:  St. James Episcopal Church, 3400 Calumet St., Columbus 43214.  Facebook.