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Monday, November 20, 2017, 8:30 AM – Noon.  Pack the Court, Drop the Charges.  In a display of solidarity with both the #BlackPride4 and the NJNP protesters in NYC, we are calling for a rally to take place in front of the Franklin County Courthouse (375 S. High St) on November 20th, 2017 at 8:30 AM. After our rally, we will all go inside to pack the courthouse in a collective demonstration of support for the #BlackPride4 during their 9:30 AM court proceedings.   Wear ALL BLACK if you plan on attending the rally!  ASL interpreters provided upon request.  More information on Facebook.  

 

 

 

Updated Information fot Date And Time TBA depending on Timing of Mueller 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  We will likely march from the Conservatory up Broad Street to Senator Portman's office so wear comfortable shoes and be prepared for a long walk. Signs are highly recommended!  NOTE - This is a replacement for the original (but cancelled) Rapid Resist Mueller Firing event which was to be co-hosted by Indivisible groups and Junto Unsilenced.  This event is at a NEW LOCATION (the amphitheater at the Franklin Park Conservatory) because parking there is ample and free, and is hosted only by Indivisble.  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.  Facebook. 

 

 

Now through December 27, 2017. Art Exhibition at Ohio University: “Expression and Repression: Contemporary Art Censorship in America.”  Link to complete information on this event here.    

 

Monday, ​ November 20, 2017, 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, November 20, 2017, 7:00 – 8:00 PM.  Columbus Community Bill of Rights Organization Meeting.  CCBOR launches 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:   http://www.columbusbillofrights.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/ColumbusBillofRights.  For more information, please contact CCBOR at columbusbillofrights@gmail.com.   Location:  88 W. Blake Ave., Columbus.

 

 

 

 

Monday, November 20, 2017, 7:00 – 8:45 PM.  Environmental Film Series.  From the Ashes.  Moving beyond coal, protecting the environment, and helping struggling economies of dying mining towns.  With Tarunjit Butalia, Research Assoc., Prof., OSU Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineering, and Tim Lohner, Consulting Environmental Scientist, AEP.  Location:  Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering & Chemistry, Room 130, OSU Campus.  More information here

 

 

 

Monday, November 20, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  Transgender Day of Remembrance.  TransOhio will hold its annual TDOR on Monday, Nov. 20th at KAUMC to honor and lift up the victims of violence against the transgender and gender non-binary/ non- conforming community in 2017 both across the U.S. and around the world.  Reception to follow, child care available.  Location:  King Avenue United Methodist Church, 299 King Ave., Columbus 43201.  Facebook.  

 

 

 

November 20, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  Resistance School:  Session 1.  Working America- Central Ohio is trying something new with our Make Your Mark Monday events! One MYMM per month will be dedicated to working through the Resistance School's video sessions on "practical skills for taking back America".  Join us for session 1- How to Communicate our Values in Political Advocacy.  The opening session of Resistance School dives into the steps necessary for engaging in effective communication for change by building on history, exploring the tools of value-based communication, and ultimately reviewing the most meaningful ways to enact this change in the world around us. This session will draw on the political history of the United States to explore how value-based communication has galvanized support for political and social movements. Historian and activist Timothy McCarthy leads us through an interactive lecture on how to develop a compelling frame and narrative for initiating meaningful conversations that build bridges and connect people through stories.  Location:  1350 W. 5th Avenue, Columbus.  Facebook.  

 

 

Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 5:00  – 6:30 PM.  Columbus City Councilmember Michael Stinziano Community Office Hours.   Councilmember Michael Stinziano will hold Community Hours in October across the City to listen to issues and concerns of Columbus residents. Community Hours offer citizens the opportunity to tell Councilmember 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:  North Side Pride Center, 248 E. 11th Ave., Columbus.  For additional information contact: Kevin McCain, 614-645-5829.

 

 

 

Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM. Stop Executions Wednesday Weekly 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.  Attend the weekly vigil every Wednesday.  (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].  Location:  Riffe Tower at 77 S. High - the building in which Governor Kasich and Ohio House members have their offices.

Thursday, November 23, 2017, 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 by 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:  http://www.wcrsfm.org/audio/user/1851.

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, November 22, 2017,  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 27 executions are set for 10am Nov. 15, Feb 13, (and almost monthly going into 2022! Schedule is here - http://www.drc.ohio.gov/execution-schedule).   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, November 22, 2017, 8:00 PM.  Move to Amend Live Report from Facebook -- Every 4th WednesdayMove to Amend's weekly online podcast has transitioned to a new monthly video format -- the Move to Amend Live Report brought to you by Facebook Live! This is the place where you can learn what's going on in the movement to amend the Constitution.  Join us LIVE each month on the 4th Wednesday on the Move to Amend Facebook Page to get the latest news, ask questions, and get involved! ​

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, November  23, 2017, 7:00 – 9:00 PM.  Democratic Socialists of Central Ohio Business Meeting.  DSA Business Meetings are held monthly on the 4th Thursday to discuss chapter business and plan future events.   Location:  Northwood High Building, 2231 N. High St., Room 100, Columbus.  Parking is behind the building in the spaces marked "R" or on-street parking is available.  Facebook.

 

 

 

Friday, November 24, 2017, 7:30 – 9:00 PM.   Bill Cohen Songs Of Gratitude An Alternative To The Black Friday Buying Frenzy.  Bill Cohen sings a unique concert of folk and popular songs that express gratitude for all that we have:  friends, family, freedom, art, music, nature, and more.  Clues to the song list — John Denver, Louis Armstrong, Johnny Appleseed, Phil Ochs, Don McLean, Bing Crosby, Peter Paul and Mary, and others. For more info, contact Bill at (614) 263-3851 or at WWW.BillCohenSings.org.  Location:  Maynard Ave Methodist Church, 2350 Indianola Ave, Columbus 43202.  $10 donation suggested, but any contribution welcome. 

 

 

 

Monday, November 27, 2017, 6:00 PM.  MYMM – Letter to the editor.  Hey everyone, for this MYMM, we will be talking about the new tax plan and how it will impact Ohioans. Afterward, we will be sending LTE's to different news outlets to voice our concerns with the new GOP tax plan. Hope to see you there!  Location:  1350 W. Fifth Ave., Columbus.  Facebook.  

 

 

 

Monday, November 27, 2017, 4:00  – 5:30 PM.  Columbus City Councilmember Michael Stinziano Community Office Hours.   Councilmember Michael Stinziano will hold Community Hours in October across the City to listen to issues and concerns of Columbus residents. Community Hours offer citizens the opportunity to tell Councilmember 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:  Tim Horton’s, 3623 S. High St., Columbus.  For additional information contact: Kevin McCain, 614-645-5829.

 

 

 

Monday, November 27, 2017 – Central Ohioans for Peace is not meeting – please attend our SPECIAL Event on Wednesday, November 29 with Sabry Wazwaz:  Screening of Palestine:  Why the Caged Dove Sings at Columbus Mennonite Church, 35 Oakland Park Ave.  Details below.   

 

 

 

Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 6:30 – 8:30 PM.  Indivisible Flash Activism!  Join Indivisible Ohio Districts 3, 12, and 15 for an evening of activism and fun!  Want to get more involved but don't know what steps you can take?   Visit 15-minute activism stations where you can learn a variety of skills for immediate and effective activism!   Location:  Northwest Library, 2280 Hard Road, Columbus.  More information:   Facebook Event.  

 

 

 

Tuesday, November 28, 2017,  8:00 – 10:00 PM.  BQIC Spoken Word.  Join us for a spoken word/open mic night to fundraise for the #BlackPride4 and Community Pride 2018! During Columbus’ Pride parade on June 17, 2017, a group of protesters asked for 7 minutes of silence to bring awareness to the 7 shots fired at Philandro Castile as well as the 15 trans women who have been murdered this year alone. Within 30 seconds, police met the protestors with violence, peppery spray, and criminal charges. Four were arrested during pride, now known at the #BlackPride4, and are in need of money for legal fees.  In response, we are forming our own Community Pride to ensure Queer and Trans people of color feel safe in 2018!!  Doors Open at 7:30pm! Sign up when you walk in to share your talent!  The entry fee is donation based but we ask for a minimum of $5.00!  Location:  Lincoln Café, 740 E. Long St., Columbus.  Contact:  blackqueercolumbus@gmail.com.  Facebook:  /blackqueercolumbus. 

Wednesday, November 29, 2017,  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 27 executions are set for 10am Nov. 15, Feb 13, (and almost monthly going into 2022! Schedule is here - http://www.drc.ohio.gov/execution-schedule).   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 Facebook Event for execution vigil info].  For more information on what you can do, please see the Facebook Event Page.  

 

 

 

Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 7:00 PM.  Central Ohioans for Peace Meeting (note date change).  Screening of Palestine,  Why the Caged Dove Sings (100 minutes).  Sabry Wazwaz, is a Palestinian American who traveled to Palestine in 2014 and interviewed families of the children who were murdered by the IDF.  He also has many other interviews with people in the U.S., including Norman Finklestein and more. He made a promise to these Palestinian families that he would not take any money from the documentary.  This program is cosponsored by Central Ohioans for Peace, Jewish Voice for Peace Central Ohio and the Progressive Peace Coalition.  The American Support Network for Palestine is the regional organizer for the Midwest tour of this documentary.  Link to the trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lK5AuGS_SDw. Q&A with Sabry will follow the screening.  Location:  Columbus Mennonite Church, 35 Oakland Park Ave., Columbus 43214.  More information here.   For questions about Central Ohioans for Peace, please send email to: cohioansforpeace@gmail.com..   Like COFP on Facebook!   Facebook Event.  

 

 

 

Thursday, November 30, 2017, Noon – 1:30 PM.  Weekly Tiberi Sidewalk and Office Visit.  Week 44:  Tax Scam Carols.  Join us as we sing carols with NEW lyrics about the GOPs scrouge of a tax scam and ACA repeal bill. We will bring Tiberi and the GOP messages from the Ghost of Healthcare Past, the Ghost of TaxScam future. This is our usual Tiberi weekly event joined together with a nationwide MoveOn event. Sign up here! https://act.moveon.org/event/tax-scam-attend/18355  Location:  250 E. Wilson Bridge Road, Columbus 43085.  Facebook.

 

 

 

Thursday, November 30, 2017, 4:30 – 6:00 PM.  Pathways to Pacifism.  Join Julie Hart and Anjel Stough-Hunte to celebrate their new book entitled Pathways to Pacifism and Antiwar Activism Among U.S. Veterans: the role of moral identity in personal transformation.  Light refreshments will be served. They'll talk about the book from 4:30- 5pm and have a local veteran, who they interviewed for the book, speak from 5-5:15pm. There will be books to purchase. The book come out in late October from Lexington Press.  Book link: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781498538633/Pathways-to-Pacifism-and-Antiwar-Activism-among-U.S.-Veterans-The-Role-of-Moral-Identity-in-Personal-Transformation Location:  Griffin Student Center room 258, Ohio Dominican University. Facebook Event.

 

 

 

Thursday, November 30, 2017, 6:30 - Social get-together. 7:00 – Program.  UAPA Meeting – Fair Districts Update.  With all the turmoil being created by Congress and the current President, it is easy to become distracted from the most important issue on Ohio’s political agenda; the Fair Districts = Fair Elections Initiative.  Currently, about half of the necessary 305,510 signatures have been collected and validated.  Although there are undoubtedly many other signed petitions around the state, there is much yet to be done.  The November 30th meeting will provide not only an update on the Fair Districts effort and current status, it will discuss strategy for what needs to be done and how we can help.  Dr. Dick Gunther, Political Science Professor Emeritus at OSU and advisor to the Fair Districts Campaign and Catherine Tercer, Executive Director of Common Cause Ohio, one of the lead organizations in the Fair Districts effort will speak.  The UAPA program will also present any competing legislation and current information on the pending Supreme Court decision on partisan redistricting in Wisconsin.  As it becomes more likely that the Fair Districts = Fair Elections language will make the ballot, there is likelihood that the Ohio General Assembly will develop its own ballot initiative to confuse people or convince them that real reform is not necessary.  They would not have to gather signatures to put their alternative on the ballot.  Location:  Friends Auditorium, Upper Arlington Public Library, 2800 Tremont Rd. Facebook

 

 

 

 

Thursday, November 30, 2017, 7:00 PM.  Safe Conversations about Race @Bexley Public Library.   Suzanne Roberts - former Bexley resident and CEO of UnifyingSolutions - and Jim White - author, Capital University alumnus, and CEO of Performance Consulting Services - have been meeting and discussing racism for over five years. As a white woman and a black man discussing race relations in our communities and America, they have educated audiences with a historical and personal perspective on the complexity of these issues.  Join us at Bexley Public Library for an interactive discussion about race with special insight into Bexley's past and present, in a safe space.  Moderated by LC Johnson of the Columbus YWCA, this program will equip you with the tools to engage in conversations about race, challenge biases in yourself and others, and tools for action. Bring your questions, observations and curiosity so that we can all grow from this conversation. The dialogue will continue and develop over a series of three events in partnership with the Bexley City Schools, the City of Bexley, and the Bexley Diversity & Inclusion Initiative. This series is funded by a generous grant from the Bexley Community Foundation.  While the program is a series of three, you are encouraged but not obligated to attend all three events. The conversation will evolve and be different at every event.  The series dates are:  Thursday, November 30, 2017, Thursday, January 11, 2018, Thursday, March 1, 2018.  Facebook Event.  

 

 

 

Thursday, November 30 – Friday, December 1, 2017.   “The New American Electorate Beyond the Voting Booth: Building an Inclusive Democracy.”  This two- day symposium will foster an interdisciplinary dialogue on the growing diversity of the American electorate, and what is necessary to protect and extend democratic inclusion for women, men of color, millennials and new immigrants, those underrepresented groups comprising the new American electorate.  This two-day symposium will take place on the OSU campus and will bring together scholars and practitioners from across the country to focus on how the new American electorate sustains and deepens its civic engagement with particular attention to moving these critical actors from sustained voters to candidates for elective office. This timely symposium offers an opportunity to build and enhance scholarship on democratic citizenship, civic engagement, democratic inclusion, and the overall health of our democracy.  Free.  Registration required by November 24.  Sponsored by the OSU Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies.    More information here.   

 

 

 

Thursday, November 30, 2017, 3:30 PM.   Monica Toft "Death by Demography:  How Population Changes Impact National Security."  Monica Toft is professor of international politics at the Fletcher School of Diplomacy at Tufts University. Her areas of research include international security, ethnic and religious violence, civil wars and demography. Her most recent books include Securing the Peace (Princeton, 2011); Political Demography (Oxford, 2012); and God's Century (Norton, 2012). In this presentation, Toft will discuss her research on the political dimensions of demographic dynamics in key states during critical historical periods, which aims to facilitate a better understanding of demographic politics - one that is both theoretically informed and policy relevant. Location:   120 Mershon Center, 1501 Neil Ave.  Read more and register at go.osu.edu/toftm