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Events - Meetings 

Now through October 14, 2016.  BOYCOTT!  The Art of Economic Activism.   This display of featuring 58 posters from more than 20 historical and contemporary boycott movements is traveling exhibit from the American Friends Service Committee.  

Exhibit Reception:  Satuday, July 30, 3:00 – 5:00 PM. 

Film showings at 8:00 PM

Sept 13:  “Boycott”/Sept 20: “Cesar Chavez”/Sept 27: “Walkout”

Regular gallery hours:  Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 

Saturday gallery hours:  12 noon – 5:00 PM, July 30, August 27, Oct 8.

Closed:  Monday, September 5

More information:, 937/481-2456,

Location:  Wilmington College, Quaker Heritage Center, College & Douglas Streets, 1870 Quaker Way, Wilmington, Ohio 45177. 


Monday, August 22, 2016, 7:00 – 9:00 PM.   Central Ohioans for Peace Meeting.  Program: Screening of Film – Civil War Terror.  We resume meeting schedule with films and speakers on terror, a tactic of war and conflict used to create fear.  We will begin this series with The History Channel film Civil War Terror.  This film tells the largely untold story of a war waged by secret agents and spies on both sides of the Mason Dixon Line.  These are tales of hidden conspiracies of terror that specifically targeted the civilian populations.  Engineers of chemical weapons, new-fangled explosives and biological warfare competed to topple their enemy and to spread fear and support for the antiwar movement in the North by targeting civilians.  With insight from Civil War authorities, the long-held image of a romantic and gentlemanly war is debunked.  To revisit the past, the filmmakers incorporate written sources, archival photographs and newspaper headlines.  Reenactments bring to life key moments in our historical characters' lives and in each of the horrific terrorist plots.  Location:  Columbus Mennonite Church, 35 Oakland Park Avenue, Columbus 43214.  For information about COFP, visit our website at


Monday, August 22, 2016, 8:00 PM.  Screening and Discussion of “Broken on All Sides, Race, Mass Incarceration & New Vision for Criminal Justice in the U.S.”  This film is a good introduction to the topic of mass incarceration. We'll support it with a group discussion of the prison industrial complex, prison abolition, prisoner resistance, and prisoner support. We are hoping to show the film outdoors on M.I.N.T.'s new projection wall, so bring a blanket and some bug spray.   Meet at 8pm and hear about the upcoming prisoner support convergence Bend the Bars.  We will screen the movie as soon as it is dark enough to see and resume discussion afterwards. This will be a great low-stakes opportunity to discuss perspectives on the prison system before Bend the Bars kicks off on the 26th. No prerequisite knowledge necessary.  Location:  Mint Art Gallery, 42 W. Jenkins Ave. Columbus 43207.  More information:   Register for Bend the Bars, here:

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Monday, August 22,  2016,  7:00 – 8:30 PM.  Columbus Community Bill of Rights organizing meeting.   We continue to organize our signature campaign to protect our water, air, and soil from contamination by the fossil fuel extraction industries.   We will have petitions and supplies for petitioners at the meeting.  You can turn your finished ones in as well.  Location:  76 W. Blake St., Columbus OH.  This is the street that The Blue Danube restaurant on N. High St. in the north campus area is at the corner of.  The street is one-way, so you need to drive to from Neil Avenue.   See the CCBOR website for more information: more information, please contact CCBOR at   Please sign the petition for clean air, pure water and safe soil before July 1, 2016!  Volunteer - contact Greg Pace:

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 Monday, ​ August 22, 2016, 7:30 PM.   Youth Beat Radio on WCRS.  Tune in this award winning program every Mondays at 7:30 p.m. on WCRS  102.1 and 98.3 FM 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 on your radio dial. Program and podcasts here.   For more information, contact


Tuesday, August 23, 2016, 6:00 – 9:00 PM.  Join Rep. Leland and Support the CRC.    Join Ohio Representative David Leland and the Executive Director of the Clintonville-Beechwold Resource Center (CRC), Bill Owens, for a night of cocktails and merriment, all for a good cause! Rep. Leland and Bill Owens will be Guest Bartenders serving up many of Double Comfort's specialty cocktails such as the Ginger Peach. And they're donating their tips to CRC Food Pantry. Come have some fun, and help others!  Location:  Double Comfort Restaurant, 505 North High Street.  Click here for more information.  Click here for more information.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 8:00 – 10:00 PM.  Bernie Event Central.  This is the  launch of our Revolution with a big Organizing Kickoff to get to work fighting for the political revolution—through November and beyond.  Bernie will speak via livestream at 9:00 PM via livestream and lay out the path forward for our movement.   Plan to arrive at least 30 minutes before the livestream starts.  Location:  Gateway Film Center Lounge.  More information and RSVP at


Thursday, August 25, 2016, 11:00 PM till Midnight.  Big Barking Dog Alternative Radio on WCRS 98.3 / 102.1 FM.  Big Barking Dog Alternative Radio features:  a) newly released Alternative and Independent music  b) emerging Alternative musical trends from across the world  c) interviews with local musicians, filmmakers, artists and activists.  All shows are: 1) broadcast on 98.2/102.1 FM  2) streamed “live” on the internet and 3) available for download at:  Podcasts are available for download free of charge at  


Thursday, August 25, 6:30-8:00 PM.  Columbus AEP Clean Energy Community MeetingAEP has announced it intends to build the single, largest clean energy project in Ohio history. AEP’s clean energy project has the potential to be a clean energy game changer in Ohio but that will only happen if we are organized and making our voice heard.  Join the Ohio Beyond Coal to discuss, plan, and coordinate our plans in the Columbus area. Location:  Grandview Heights Public Library, Conference Room B, 1685 W 1st Ave, Columbus, OH 43212.  RSVP:  Email or Call Neil Waggoner at or 614-484-7033.  Here's more information about the event on Facebook.

Thursday, August 25th, 7:00 PM.  The System is Broken: Fight for a Socialist Future.  Socialism is still in the air, even now that the presidential campaign of Bernie Sanders has ended. Despite Sanders' capitulation to Clinton, his supporters must continue to push through a political revolution. Capitalism has brought our world to the brink with inequality, racism, war and environmental devastation. It is clear to a new generation of people that the current system isn’t working, and we need an alternative. As Polish revolutionary socialist Rosa Luxemburg wrote, we are at a crossroads: either transition to socialism or regression to barbarism.  Join ISO Columbus for our semester kick-off event, as we discuss why the fight for socialism is more urgent now than ever before, and what a socialist future might look like -- including an end to all forms of oppression, whether racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, Islamophobia, ableism, etc. Our struggles are inextricably connected to each other under capitalist oppression. Solidarity as we fight together is the only way to win!  This event will feature a presentation from ISO Columbus members and Paul D'Amato, a long-time socialist and activist from Chicago and author of the book "The Meaning of Marxism."  All are welcome!  Location:  TBA.  RSVP on Facebook

Friday, August 26, 2016, 10:00 AM.  Women’s Equality Day Roundtable.  A roundtable discussion of equality issues with local female leaders and business people on topics like equal pay, access to women’s health care, family leave and the importance of elevating female voices in society. The event will also provide a forum for groups who are able to highlight Portman’s unfortunate seven votes against equal pay and Donald Trump’s toxic comments against women.  Location:  Roosevelt Coffeehouse (300 E. Long St., Columbus, OH).  For more information, contact Chris Cupples, Central Ohio Regional Constituency Outreach Director, For Our Future Fund or (330) 466-1417. 

Friday, August 26, 2016, 12 Noon.   Lunch & Learn Class on Residential Solar.  The free lunch-and-learn event will cover basic information like site assessment, feasibility, vetting installers, return on investment, and financing. Coffee and light lunch provided. Location: Columbus Board of Realtors, 2700 Airport Dr, Columbus, Ohio 43219. RSVP by email to Catherine Hope-Cunningham <>. More info HERE.

August 26-28, 2016.  Bend the Bars.  Workshops, Strike Preparation, Support Demonstration.  A Midwestern Convergence in Support of Prisoner Struggles.   A weekend of workshops and discussions on prisoners’ resistance, the national prison strike starting September 9, and broad opposition to prisons, along with a public demonstration in solidarity with ongoing prison struggles.  The organizing process is ongoing, please visit the blog for updates.


Friday, August 26, 2016, 7:00-9:00 PM.  Fed Up! Documentary on Food, Nutrition, and Obesity,  The film focuses on the causes of obesity in the US, presenting evidence showing that the large quantities of sugar in processed foods are an overlooked root of the problem, and points to the monied lobbying power of “Big Sugar” in blocking attempts to enact policies to address the issue. Free parking in rear lot but only in R spaces, on-street parking also available.  Location: Northwood High Bldg, 2231 N. High St., Columbus 43201. Free parking in the R spaces only in the rear lot, or on adjacent streets. ContactChuck.Lynd@gmail.comor 614-354-6172. More info HERE.

Saturday, August 27, 2016, 1:00-3:30 PM.  Celebrate Summer Climate Action.   Join Sierra Club for good food, fun and brainstorming.  Location: Global Gallery Coffee Shop, 3535 N High St, Columbus, OH 43214.  Please let us know if you are coming by registering at this link so we will have enough food and drinks available. Contact: Cheryl <>.

Saturday and Sunday, August 27-28, 2016.  Urban Scrawl Event.  Location:  400 W. Rich St., Columbus More information: