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 Emergency Response to Attack on Iran.  Central Ohioans for Peace will hold an emergency peace vigil if the US starts a war against Iran for all Central Ohioans who oppose war. The start of war will be defined as a military strike against military and/or civilian targets within or belonging to Iran.  An attack on Iran would constitute a massive disaster and would touch off a region-wide conflict.  We believe that diplomacy is the better option.  If the strike occurs and is made public in the morning hours, the demonstration will be held the same day.  If the strike is announced later in the afternoon hours, the demonstration will be held the following day.  Area peace advocates continue holding weekly peace vigils in Clintonville and Worthington every Saturday at noon.  We will gather on the sidewalk around the McKinley statue on the High St. side of the statehouse.  

 

 Unity Walk for Immigration Justice - Every Thursday 11 AM at LeVeque Tower.  You are invited to join us on a Unity Walk, a silent march and time of prayer outside the LeVeque Tower, 50 West Broad Street. Faith leaders, immigrant activists and community members are invited to walk in solidarity with individuals and families whose basic humanity is being denied by our unjust and immoral immigration system. Though we walk in silence, our actions speak to the injustices that our communities face. This building houses the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) offices. During the march, we walk in prayerful silence and pause at the front of the building where we join together in prayer.  Though we walk in silence, our actions speak to the injustices that our communities face. We call today for a system that: puts an end to the detentions and deportations that shatter immigrant lives and families, protects the rights of all workers, immigrant and non-immigrant alike, enshrines the shared values of our faith communities and our nation at large: the values of justice compassion, kindness and generosity, gives immigrant communities the right to remain with their families, with their communities, in their schools, and in their places of worship. If you are driving, please note that parking can be challenging downtown. The LaVeque Tower parking garage can be accessed off of Front Street. There is a parking lot adjacent to the west side of COSI. The Statehouse parking garage is being renovated and may be full due to having fewer spaces than usual.  For more information, contact Pastor Wendy at whansensmith@north-broadway.org.

 

Join the Ongoing Weekly Peace Vigils

Every Saturday at noon with Central Ohioans for Peace.  Location:  161 and N. High, Worthington AND at E.N. Broadway and N. High St., Clintonville. 

 


Events and Meetings:  


October 21, 2019, 6:00 – 7:30 PM.  Sign the Columbus Community Bill of Rights Petition.  The Columbus Community Bill of Rights is a citizen-initiated charter amendment for the city of Columbus. It will give us the right to protect our Water from toxic, radioactive Frack Waste dumping in our Water supply.  Location: Martin Luther King Branch - Columbus Metro Library Meeting Room #2 1467 E. Long Street Columbus, OH 43203. ColumbusBillofRights.org.  Facebook

 

Monday, October 21, 2019, 6:30 PM.  Telephone Town Hall on Common Sense Gun Safety in Ohio.  Representative Erica Crawley, and Columbus Public Health for a Telephone Town Hall to discuss the very important topic of Common Sense Gun Safety in Ohio. Representative Crawley will give a legislative update, and we will get an update on the Violent Crime Review Group from Columbus Public Health. You will have the opportunity to ask questions of our participants, as well as join Opportunity City's gun safety coalition and learn about upcoming events.  You can participate from anywhere.  RSVP here: https://tinyurl.com/TTHOct21 if you'd like our team to put you on the outgoing call list, or you can call into the conversation at (855)-756-7520 Ext. 51089# at 6:30 pm. Please reach out to our Organizing Director Hannah at hannah@andrewginther.com with any questions. I hope you can join us!

 

Monday, ​ October 21, 2019, 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.

 

Monday, October 21, 2019, 6:00 – 8:30 PM.  State of Poverty.  By many measures, #Columbus is doing increasingly well. Unemployment is low, development is booming in parts of the city, and the population is growing at one of the fastest rates in the country, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Unfortunately, that success is not felt by #all. With stagnant economic mobility showing little signs of improving, many Columbus residents have little to no financial stability — even for those technically living above the federal poverty threshold, which for a family of four means annual income of $25,100. To date, the Census Bureau counts 205,000 Franklin County residents living below the federal poverty level and 407,000 living below 200 percent of the federal poverty level.  Join the Columbus African Council and other community partners for a conversation on the state of poverty across the African Diaspora and how as individuals and community leaders, can set a course for a more prosperous future throughout the African Diaspora in Columbus.  Location:  Columbus Metropolitan Library, 96 S. Grant Ave., Columbus 43215.  Facebook.

 

Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 6:00 – 7:30 PM.  CCS Board of Education Candidate Forum.  Clintonville Go Public, Southside STAY, the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus, and The Columbus Urban League are partnering to host a public forum with candidates for the Columbus Board of Education. Five of the seven seats are up for election on November 5, 2019, with four for general election and one for special election. All certified candidates have been invited to participate. This is your opportunity to hear directly from the candidates about major issues facing Columbus City Schools. Join us to learn more about the candidates and support student success through high-quality leadership. The discussion will be moderated by CCS alumna Angela Pace.  Refreshments and childcare will be provided. To RSVP for childcare, please email southsidestay@gmail.com.  Location:  Columbus Downtown High School, 365 S. Fourth St., Columbus 43215.  More information on Facebook.

 

Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 7:00 PM.  Worthington Interfaith Neighbors Presents:  Sharing Our Stories.  Iran.  Dr. Reza Heshmati, DDS, MPH, MS.  Dr. Heshmati was born and raised in Iran.  After an honorary discharge from the Iranian army, he immigrated to Sweden to continue his education and received his Dental Degree from Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. After that he moved to the United State to continue his education and earned his Master of Public Health degree from the University of Southern Mississippi and his advanced prosthodontics residence training from Marquette University. He received fellowship training at the University of Chicago Cancer Center in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Heshmati is currently a clinical associate professor at the Ohio State University, and a clinic director at the OSU College of Dentistry. He is also a consultant for the Wexner Medical Center to provide Maxillofacial Prosthetic services at the James Cancer hospital. All are welcome.  There is no charge for this program.  For more information, contact windiversity@gmail.com. Location:  Old Worthington Library, 820 High Street, Worthington. 

 

Tuesday, October 22, 2019, Noon – 1:30 PM.  The Changing Landscape of Criminal Justice Reform.  Join the ACS Columbus Lawyer Chapter & ACLU of Ohio for a lunchtime discussion with Chris Geidner, Senior Advisor for Law and Policy, The Justice Collaborative, on the shifts toward meaningful criminal justice reform happening at the local, state, and national levels.  To RSVP, please head to our website: http://getinvolved.acslaw.org/component/events/event/445.  If you would like to purchase a $10 lunch for the program, please do so by selecting BOTH a Lunch and General Admission ticket. If you plan to bring your own lunch, simply choose a General Admission ticket.  1.0 hour of CLE credit is pending for this program.  Location:  100 S. 3rd St., Columbus 43215.  Facebook

 

Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 10:00 AM.  S.B. 33 Hearing – House Public Utilities Committee.  All testimony should be sent to the chairman’s office 24 hours in advance with a witness form.  Email Representative Callender here to obtain a witness form and send testimony.  Public protest has always been a key component of our democratic process and a critical means by which people can make their voices heard and effect change.  But the Ohio State Legislature is currently considering a dangerous bill — Senate Bill 33 — that would have a chilling effect on our right to peacefully protest. Lawmakers in our state are being pressured by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) — a group funded by the Koch brothers, Peabody Coal, and other fossil fuel interests — to push this deceptive piece of legislation forward.  SB 33 would dramatically increase criminal penalties for protesting near pipelines and other facilities used to extract, store, process, or transport fossil fuels. It would impose extreme criminal penalties for minor offenses like trespassing that are already covered by existing law. And it could potentially make it illegal, for example, for a neighbor to post a flier on a telephone pole or for a labor union to picket a job site.  SB 33 is designed to threaten and intimidate Ohioans from exercising some of our fundamental rights. In other words, this bill would compromise the rights of everyday Ohioans to protect the interests of big companies.  Location:  Ohio Statehouse, 1 Capitol Square, Room 116. 

 

Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 8:00 PM.  ACLU People Power Webinar:  Your next step to cut DHS’s budget.  Trump has abused his presidential powers to ramp up DHS's operations at an unprecedented level – allowing agencies like ICE and CBP to terrorize immigrants in our communities, our homes, and at the border. Holding Homeland Security accountable for locking up and deporting immigrants, separating families, and building an illegal border wall. Congress has until November 21st to decide DHS’s budget, so we’re ramping up pressure. We'll have two ACLU immigrants' rights experts on deck for the webinar: policy analyst Yesenia Chavez and federal immigration policy counsel Madhu Grewal. People Power national organizer Spencer Neimen will also be on. They'll answer your questions and lay out our strategy for winning this budget fight, covering: What the appropriations process means and its impact on immigrants' rights; our campaign goals and demands for our representatives; what's currently happening in congress around the budget; key messaging guidance; and how you can best engage your members of Congress.   RSVP for the webinar this Wednesday at 8pm EST.

 

Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 8:00 PM.  Webinar:  End Money Bail 2020 Community Kick-Off.   Last year Love Resists began the end money bail campaign with Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism (BLUU). Bail keeps people in jail, pre-trial, for weeks and even years—away from their families, friends and communities—before they see a judge. Bail traps people in debt, can mean a loss of custody of children, stable housing, employment, and more. The money bail system relies on dangerous and often biased presumptions about Black folks, People of Color, and poor people who have been accused of breaking laws and serves only to criminalize the poor and decimate families and communities.  If you want to get involved, but can’t make the October 23 webinar, sign up and we’ll send you a recording of it directly. Whether you’re unfamiliar with the campaign to end money bail or joining us again after participating last year, we encourage you to form a team to work through our End Money Bail Community Workbook. It’s designed to educate, build power, and take collective, informed action. We invite groups to participate and map power, develop skills, create an action plan, and support local and national efforts to #EndMoneyBail.  Register here: http://bit.ly/EndMoneyBail2020Kickoff

 

Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 5:00 – 8:00 PM.  October Reproductive Health Happy Hour.  Let's keep the love going for Edith, Miriam, La Frontera Fund, and the Mississippi Reproductive Freedom Fund!  Do you believe in the fight for reproductive & immigrant justice? Then you (& your Halloween costume if you're into that spooky business) are invited to come have a drink for a worthy cause!  Location:  St. James Tavern, 1057 N. Fourth St., Columbus 43201.  More information on Facebook

 

Thursday, October 24, 2019, 5:00 – 8:00 PM.  Simply Living’s Gift to be Simple Annual Fundraiser – Making a Difference.  This year Simply Living's Gift to be Simple annual fundraiser's theme is "Making a Difference." Columbus is changing! We are growing in so many ways it can feel overwhelming. Our Simply Living community embraces change but we view it through the lens of sustainability. By acting mindfully in choosing the food we eat, the energy we use, where we spend and save our money, and in the countless decisions we make every day, we can each "make a difference" by doing our part in making the environment and our communities sustainable for future generations. This year we honor some remarkable individuals whose innovation and entrepreneurial efforts are Making a Difference in Columbus.  Their work, each in their own way, is not only making our communities more sustainable, but more resilient, self-sufficient, healthier, and even wealthier.  You will meet these leaders and hear their stories using the new Pecha Kucha-style presentations (20 seconds per each of 20 slides). You will learn the inside story of the new Columbus Garden School, the model for DIY and sustainable living at Blue Rock Station, the local support services of the Economic and Community Development Institute, and the visionaries that created 400 Rich Street right here in Franklinton. Join us for an unforgettable evening where you will be inspired to redouble your own efforts to Make a Difference!    DETAILS ABOUT THE EVENT: The evening begins with a reception featuring a spectacular selection of appetizers created by Strongwater's in-house catering. We'll have desserts from Craving's Cafe and others. There'll be an open bar, and a raffle. PARKING/HANDICAP ACCESS: Free parking is available in Strongwater's parking lot located at the west side of the building, as is the entrance for those needing handicap access. TICKET LEVELS: We're featuring 3 ticket options this year: $60 Early Bird (from now to Wednesday, September 25); $75 General Admission; and $100 Premium Level that includes a one-year subscription to Yes! Magazine.  Location:  Strongwater Food and Spirits, 401 West Town Street, Columbus 43215.  More information and registration here.

 

Thursday, October 24, 2019, 7:00 – 9:00 PM.  The Horrors of Dark Money with Indivisible Westerville.  This Halloween season learn about secret money and political dirty tricks. Don't be afraid! We are going to shine a light on "dark money." Common Cause Ohio's Catherine Turcer will walk us through the history of money in politics, juicy scandals, and why we all need to fight for transparency.  Location:  Columbus Public Library, New Albany Branch, 200 Market St., New Albany 43054.  Facebook.

 

Thursday, October 24, 2019, 7:00 PM.  A Holocaust Discussion:  Author Margaret McMullan in conversation with historian Robin Judd.  Join award-winning author and Fulbright Fellow Margaret McMullan as she discusses her recent memoir, Where the Angels Lived. Straddling memoir and reportage, past and present, this story reminds us all that we can escape a country, but we can never escape history. McMullan will be in conversation with noted Ohio State Holocaust historian Robin Judd.
Jewish Columbus and Ohio State’s Melton Center for Jewish Studies are Gramercy’s Community Partners for this exclusive program.  Location:  Gramercy Books, 2424 E. Main St., Bexley 43209.  More information here

 

Thursday, October 24, 2019, 5:30 PM.  Black Space(s):  Race, Place & Change from Boston to Atlanta.  Regine O. Jackson (Kathy Ashe '68 and Lawrence Ashe Associate Professor of Sociology, Chair of Sociology and Anthropology, Agnes Scott College) teaches and researches on American immigration, the Haitian diaspora, Caribbean and African immigrants in the US, and place/urban studies.  Her lecture "Black Space(s): Race, Place and Change from Boston to Atlanta" focuses on the characteristics of black America in reference to migration, urbanization, white flight, urban renewal, and gentrification. She examines black communities and neighborhoods in Boston and Atlanta to show how these two different urban spaces also have similarities when talking about shared experiences of oppression and inequality and the remaking of urban America. Admission is FREE.  REGISTRATION via Eventbrite: https://go.osu.edu/blackspaces.  Location:  The OSU African American and African Studies Community Extension Center, 905 Mt. Vernon Ave., Columbus 43203.  Facebook

 

Thursday, October 24, 2019, 6:30 – 8:30 PM.  Inhale/Exhale.  Inhale/Exhale is a restorative healing program for local organizers and activists in the progressive movement. We will have experts in various forms of restorative healing practices and therapy at each session guiding us through practice and equipping us with tools to take home. This month, Erin Upchurch, social worker and wellness practitioner, will lead us in finding rest and healing through the practice of Urban Zen Integrative Therapy.  RSVP on Facebook for your free path to healing!  Questions? Hit up Charlie H. A Stewart.  Hosted by Ohio Voice and The People’s Mansion.  Location:  The People’s Mansion, 394 E. Town St., Columbus 43215.  Facebook

 

Thursday, October 24, 2019, 7:00 - 9:00 PM.  Columbus DSA Business/Coordinating Committee Meeting.   Open to all, this meeting is to coordinate our activities, discuss chapter business, and hear committee updates. Location:  Northwood High Building, Room 100, 2231 N High St Columbus, OH.  For more information, contact columbusdsa@gmail.com.  Website and calendar.

 

Thursday, October 24, 2019, 6:00 – 7:30 PM.  Linden Community Building Trades & Apprenticeship Fair.  Learn about careers in the skilled construction trades, meet construction professionals who can answer your questions, and learn how to apply for careers in the construction industry.  Professional services will be present to help meet and navigate eligibility requirement.  This even is free to attend; however, pre-registration is encouraged.  To register:  www.columbus.gov/CBAEvents.  Location:  St. Stephen’s Community House, 1500 E. 17th Avenue, Columbus 43219.

 

Sunday, October 27, 2019, 6:00 – 7:30 PM.  Columbus DSA Labor Working Group Meeting.  Join us for our next Labor Working Group meeting. We'll debrief our Labor 101 event, plan the Labor discussion group, and talk about any other upcoming opportunities for DSA-Labor solidarity.  Location:  Panera Bread, 300 W. Lane Ave., Columbus, in Panera's Community Room.  Facebook.

 

Sunday, October 27, 2019, 4:30 - 6:00 PM. Candlelight Vigil for Kashmir. Join us in remembering the plight and resilience of the Kashmiri people. Sponsored by CAIR.  Location: 233 Civic Center Dr., Columbus 43215. Facebook.

 

Sunday, October 27, 2019, 2:00 – 4:00 PM.  Symbiotic Earth:  How Lynn Margulis Started a Scientific Revolution.  Explores the life and ideas of Lynn Margulis, a brilliant scientist and pioneer who debunked the Selfish Gene theory & showed how life evolves cooperatively.  "An amazing film...I was on the edge of my seat the entire film, completely engrossed in the story and the journey of Lynn and her contributions to science and our understanding of life on Planet Earth...It really activated me." ~ Joshua Fouts, Executive Director, Bioneers.  SYMBIOTIC EARTH explores the life and ideas of Lynn Margulis, a scientific rebel who challenged entrenched theories of evolution to present a new narrative: life evolves through collaboration. The film examines the worldview that has led to climate change and extreme capitalism and offers a new approach to understanding life that encourages a sustainable and symbiotic lifestyle.  Suggested Donation: $7 or $5 SL members. RSVP on Eventbrite on Facebook page.  Location:  Grandview Theater & Drafthouse, 1247 Grandview Ave., Columbus.  Facebook

 

Sunday, October 27, 2019, 4:00 PM.  Voices of Life & Hope in Song, Peace & Friendship. A community concert one year after the attack at Tree of Life Synagogue.  Jewish Communal Choir First Congregational Church Metropolitan Singers, Ft. Hayes New Faith Baptist Church of Christ Adhaan and greetings from Abubakar Assidiq Islamic Center Open to the community.  RSVP appreciated and more information here.  Location:  Congregation Tifereth Israel 1354 E. Broad Street. 

 

Sunday, October 27, 2019, 8:00 PM.  The Marxist Classes:  Green Strategy.  On climate change, Marc Brodine says, "the situation is both much worse and much better than we imagine." Join us for a discussion of the looming climate crisis, the movement gathering to solve it, and the strategy it will take to win.  Register https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/6103180539243270669.  Participate online or by phone.  Facebook

 

Monday, October 28, 2019, 7:00 – 8:30 PM.  Central Ohioans for Peace Meeting.  Program:  Screening of the film The River and the Wall (2019, 97 minutes).  The River and the Wall follows five friends on an immersive adventure through the unknown wilds of the Texas borderlands as they travel 1200 miles from El Paso to the Gulf of Mexico on horses, mountain bikes, and canoes. Conservation filmmaker Ben Masters realizes the urgency of documenting the last remaining wilderness in Texas as the threat of new border wall construction looms ahead. Masters recruits NatGeo Explorer Filipe DeAndrade, ornithologist Heather Mackey, river guide Austin Alvarado, and conservationist Jay Kleberg to join him on the two-and-a-half-month journey down 1,200 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border. They set out to document the borderlands and explore the potential impacts of a wall on the natural environment, but as the wilderness gives way to the more populated and heavily trafficked Lower Rio Grande Valley, they come face-to-face with the human side of the immigration debate and enter uncharted emotional waters.  (Note: This film emphasizes the geography and environment along the border in Texas while making note of the interconnected communities along the border and the impacts on all life there.)
Central Ohioans for Peace meets at 7 pm on the second and fourth Mondays of the month at Columbus Mennonite Church, 35 Oakland Park Avenue, Columbus, Ohio. For information about COFP, visit our website at https://sites.google.com/site/centralohioansforpeace/Home

 

Monday, October 28, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.  Food Policy Council Workshop, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM.  Annual Ohio Food Policy Summit.  The Summit will kick-off with a morning workshop — “Redesigning the table: using equity and systems for collective action” — led by Johns Hopkins University’s Food Policy Network that is intended to strengthen and equip Ohio’s local food policy councils. This workshop is designed for members of local food policy councils, but anyone interested is welcome to register and attend. The main public event in the afternoon focuses on food and farm policies developing at local, state, and national levels: including challenges faced by farmers, issues of social equity and food system financing. During the keynote, the Ohio Department of Agriculture will discuss policy initiatives around children, food, agriculture, and health in the state of Ohio.  The main event is open to all who want to see a strong regional food system in Ohio. Please share this event widely within your networks.  Location:  Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43210.  Click here to view the summit agenda.  Cost:  $20.00.  Click here to register.

 

Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 8:00 PM.  National Webinar: Fighting for Racial Justice in the Electoral Arena.  Join SURJ National as they unveil their plan to expand their electoral work in majority-white communities! The evening will be a discussion between SURJ director Erin Heaney and Maurice Mitchell, the national director at the Working Families Party and a leader with the Movement for Black Lives. They will discuss the important of organizing poor and working class white folks, the strategic electoral interventions needed in this political moment and how folks can join SURJ and WFP's joint work to defeat Trump and win racial justice victories at the local level. Register here

 

Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 7:00 PM.  Webinar: How to Speak with Our State Legislators - and Be HeardThe Ohio Resistance Guide, Chapter 2 notes:  "An in-person meeting is the most effective way to get a lawmaker interested in your issue, particularly if it’s not getting any attention at the moment....Short of meeting with each committee member individually, testifying on a bill is the most effective way to influence the people who will be deciding whether to advance a piece of legislation."  Testifying and speaking directly with legislators are the most effective actions we can take.  But offering testimony or sitting down to meet with a legislator can be a confusing process and even a scary event for more introverted folk.  How do I get permission to testify?  How do I know when hearings are held? How long do I speak? Can I bring people with me? How do I set up an appointment to meet with a legislator? Should I meet them in in their home office or at the Statehouse? What do I say?

This Webinar will outline the process for testifying at the Ohio Statehouse as well as setting up meetings with legislators.  There will be tips and real-life examples that will make speaking with legislators easier and a whole lot less scary. Presenters are Teresa Mills, Buckeye Environmental Exchange; Larry Bresler, Organize Ohio!; and Rev Joan Van Becelaere, UU Justice Ohio.  The presenters have experience with dozens and dozens of hearings and legislative meetings and will share both process and stories from their experience.  The Webinar is free, but we ask you to register so we can send you reminders.
Register HERE or at:  https://uujo.wufoo.com/forms/m1k16gbw1qs7zc8/.  And you can join the Zoom Webinar at: https://zoom.us/j/3909831611. Meeting ID: 390 983 1611. Phone:  Dial : +1 646 558 8656 US (New York). 

 

Thursday, October 31, 2019, 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  Community Conversations:  Gentrification’s Challenge to History.  Join us for a FREE Community Conversation on the topic: Gentrification's Challenge to the King-Lincoln Cultural History.  Are online social networks and chat groups among recently arrived residents to the Near East Side a new form of “redlining?” Do they reflect an internet age tactic designed to exclude “the other?” Is it the civic responsibility of community residents, both longtime and new, to learn and preserve the history of the neighborhood they inhabit? To be blunt: Is gentrification the enemy of historic preservation, not only of edifices but also of culture? If these questions intrigue you or affront you, join us for a sure-to-be lively community conversation.  Panel Members: Ed Lentz, Director Emeritus – Columbus Landmarks Foundation; Scott Woods, Streetlight Guild Owner, Creative, Writer, Poet; Chelsea Barnett, Account Executive – Bartha, LTA Board Member, Community Advocate.  Moderators: Dr. Jack Marchbanks, WCBE Jazz Sunday, LTA founding Board Member; Suzan Bradford, Executive Director – Lincoln Theatre.  Learn more: https://www.lincolntheatrecolumbus.com/conversations/.  Location:  Lincoln Theatre, 769 E. Long St., Columbus.  Facebook

 

Sunday, November 3, 2019, 3:30- 5:00 PM.  SL Book Club Discussion:  The Fifth Sacred Thing by Starhawk.  Elizabeth is leading the discussion of this classic futuristic novel by Starhawk. We're invited to stay for a vegan buffet from 5-6 pm. California state senator Tom Hayden called it, “ wisdom wrapped in drama,“ Published in 1993, set in 2048, Starhawk’s The Fifth Sacred Thing is both a thrilling cautionary tale and a stunning anthem to help us envision our sustainable societies of the future. Join us for the discussion. Optional vegan buffet 5 - 6 pm. Contact: Elizabeth Petruziello, neerel@gmail.com or 614) 353-9524.  Location:  Portia’s Café, 4428 Indianola Ave., Columbus 43214.  Facebook

 

Sunday, November 3, 2019, 1:00 – 3:00 PM.  David Hogg Presentation.  David Hogg, a survivor of the high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, turned his anger into action by co-founding the March for Our Lives movement against gun violence. He will be speaking at 1 pm at Upper Arlington High School.  While tickets are FREE, you need to register for the event, and have proof of registration upon entry. Please register and/or make a donation here: FCchurch.com/davidhoggevent.  Questions? Email hoggevent@FCchurch.com.  First Community's Gun Violence and Safety Prevention Task Force, The Burkhart Center, UAHS's Students4Change, UAEF, and other donors proudly sponsor this event.  Location:  Upper Arlington High School Auditorium, 1650 Ridgeview Road, Upper Arlington 43221.  Facebook.  

 

Monday, November 4, 2019, 2019, 5:30 PM (doors open, refreshments, music and speakers), 7:00 PM Awards Ceremony.  Free Press Awards Event at Ace of Cups.  Headline act:  Donna Mogavero.  Awardees:  2019 Free Press Libby Award for Community Activism, Mary Jane Borden;  2019 Free Press Award for Outstanding Community Organization – Black, Queer Intersections Columbus (BQIC), 2019 Free Press Volunteer Award – Jaime Pardo.   $15.00/sliding scale low income.  Location:  Ace of Cups, 2619 N. High St., Columbus.  Parking in the side parking lot or street.  For more information contact:  614-253-2571 or colsfreepress@gmail.com.  Facebook

 

Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 7:00 – 8:30 PM.  Jewish Voice for Peace Meeting.  Location:  Columbus Metropolitan Library Auditorium, 96 S. Grant Ave., Columbus 43215.  For more information, contact centralohio@jvp.org. Facebook.

 

Thursday, November 7, 2019, 6:00 – 8:30 PM.  Birthing While Black.  For many woman throughout the African Diaspora — motherhood is a fight for #life.  The historical exploitation of Black woman through forced sterilization, rape, medical experimentation, African enslavement and other systemic barriers directly impact maternal health outcomes today. These barriers have contributed to the following statistics: Black women are three to four times more likely to experience a pregnancy-related death than white women.  Black women are more likely to experience preventable maternal death compared with white women. Black women’s heightened risk of pregnancy-related death spans income and education levels. To improve maternal health across the African Diaspora, we’ll need a multi-faceted approach that addresses maternal health across the lifespan, improves access to quality care, addresses social determinants of health and economic security.  Join the Columbus African Council and other community partners for a critical conversation on redefining maternal health. Together, we can work to break down barriers and develop strategies to make maternal health a priority across the African Diaspora.  Location:  Columbus Public Library, 96 S. Grant Ave., Columbus 43215. Facebook.

 

Friday, November 8, 2019, 7:30 PM.   1960’s Folk Music Coffeehouse Recalls Turbulent EraBill Cohen will lead a candlelit, musical, year-by-year journey through the era, with live and familiar 1960’s folksongs, “news reports” of sixties happenings, displays of anti-war buttons and posters, and far-out sixties fashions. Plus, Bill will also challenge the audience with sixties trivia questions.  Proceeds from the suggested $10 donations (at the door) will go to the Mid-Ohio Food Bank.     Refreshments will be available at no extra charge.  Free parking is also available in the lots just South and West of the church.  The show begins at 7:30 p.m. in the church basement but get there early for a good seat.  The program is suitable for ADULTS and MATURE TEENS.  It’s the 34th year of sixties coffeehouses for Bill.  He’s performed the show more than a hundred times now at colleges, churches, synagogues, conferences, high schools, and middle schools across Ohio and beyond.  For more information, call Bill at (614) 263-3851 or BillCohen@columbus.rr.com.  Location:  King Avenue Methodist Church, 299 W. King at Neil in Columbus 43201.

 

Saturday, November 9, 2019, 9:30 AM coffee and registration (doors open 9:15 am), 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM - keynote, lunch, workshops & annual meeting.  UU Justice Ohio's 2019 Annual Assembly.  Envisioning Justice.  UUJO's Annual Assembly features the Rev. Dr. Jack Sullivan, Executive Director, Ohio Council of Churches. Morning worship offered by UU seminary students from MTSO.

Workshops on Immigration, Gerrymandering, Poverty, Transgender Justice, and Race/Anti-racism.

Afternoon time for deeper discussion with the keynote presenter. Lunch provided by MTSO's excellent farm-to-table program and includes vegan, vegetarian and omnivore options. In the morning Business Meeting, we will elect new UUJO Board Members, approve the budget and vote on important changes to our bylaws. Childcare is provided but you must register by Oct. 27. Seating is limited - REGISTER Today!  Register HERE or at:  https://uujo.wufoo.com/forms/q1od8wde093cf2h/ Location:  Methodist Theological School in Ohio (MTSO), Delaware  map: https://www.mtso.edu/about-mtso/location/campus-map-2/.