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Monday, April 13, 2015, 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.

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Monday, April 13, 2015, 7:30 PM.  Youth Beat Radio on WCRS.   This week Youth Beat Radio will air a special episode featuring one of our local Congressional leaders, Representative Joyce Beatty.  Tune in to hear advice for getting involved in local government, perspectives on youth issues, current legislation affecting young people, and opportunities to visit Washington DC. Tune in 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


Monday, April 13, 2015, 7:00 – 9:00 PM.  Central Ohioans for Peace will NOT be meeting.   They suggest that you consider attending BREAD's Rally at 7:00 pm at Congregation Tifereth Israel, 1354 East Broad Street.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 7:00 PM.  Care and Share Time Bank Orientation/Information meeting.  Join more than 330 like-minded individuals in the Columbus area who find that banking on their community helps to SAVE them time and builds a better world!  How do I find out more? Check us out on the Facebook at “Care and Share Time Bank” or fill out the application online at  Join the Time Bank during or soon after the orientation and receive 2 hour credits just for attending!  For additional details contact: Alice Faryna: (614) 560-1732 or Michael Greenman: (614) 439-4768.  All are Welcome!   Location:  Old Worthington Library, 820 High Street, Worthington, Ohio 43085.


Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 5:30 PM.  Franklin County Green Party Central Committee Meeting.  Program:  Open business meeting.  Location:  Northwood Building, 2231 N. High St., room 100.  Parking available in “R” spaces behind the building (map).  For more information, please contact


Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 6:30 – 7:30 PM.  Franklin County Green Party Book Club.  The focus of this meeting is to study Naomi Klein's book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs The Climate.  To download the full audiobook click HERELocation: 2231 N High St, Room 100 (Park in 'R' spaces in the rear of bldg) 


Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 3:00 PM.   First Day of Solidarity - Rally and letter delivery.  Over 50 prisoners have been illegally denied religious and recreation programming. We stand with them!  As the Ohio State Penitentiary hunger strike approaches 30 days, we will rally at the Ohio Dept of Rehabilitation and Correction in Columbus, and deliver a letter to top officials demanding justice.  Follow updates at The rally coincides with the 22nd anniversary of the Lucasville Uprising, where inmates in Southern Ohio took over a prison in response to religious discrimination.

Facebook event:

Invite your friends! Tues April 14th, First Day of Solidarity  

Location:  ODRC, 770 West Broad St


April 14, 2015, 5:00 – 6:30 PM.  Ohio Members of WITNESS TO INNOCENCE.  Join Ohioans to Stop Executions in a reception to celebrate the freedom of six men who were wrongly convicted and sent to Ohio’s Death Row – Ricky Jackson, Joe D’Ambrosio, Kwame Ajamu, Derrick Jamison, Dale Johnston, and Wiley Bridgeman.  Location:  OTSE Offices, 9 E. Long St., Columbus, Ohio.  RSVP at  This event is free.  Your generous donations to OTSE c(3) or the OTSE Action Fund c(4) will help OTSE lift their “Voices of Experience” in educational events across Ohio and at the Legislature. 


Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 5:30 – 7:00 PM.  Columbus City Council Community Meeting.  Columbus City Council is pleased to announce the fourth date for its 2015 community meetings, which give residents a chance to discuss any subject matter they choose in an informal, one-on-one setting with council members, their staff, and city department leaders.  The meetings will open with a welcome and introduction from Council President Ginther.   This meeting will be held at Beatty Recreation Center, 247 N Ohio Ave.


Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 3:00 – 5:00 PM.   Civilian Review Board Press Conference/Rally.  Columbus Effective Steps Towards Resistance, in collaboration with Citizen's Review, will host a press conference, rally and kick off for a petition drive to establish a Citizens Review Board with subpoena power.  Click HERE for details.  Location:  Columbus City Hall, 90 West Broad St 


Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 5:30 PM.  Representation Day.  America’s government has been corrupted by money. Politicians promise change, but end up working for the special interests and lobbyists who fund their political careers instead of representing the People.  A Princeton University study of more than 20 years’ worth of data shows that while our government does represent the interests of economic elites and lobbying organizations, the opinions of average Americans have statistically no impact on public policy. It is, quite literally, taxation without representation.  Hosted by Represent Us Columbus.  Location:  Goodale Park Shelter House, Columbus, Ohio 43215.  and


Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 5:30 PM.  Social/Meetup and Tour of Mid-Ohio Food Bank.  We will meet in a private room at 5:30 pm and take a full tour of the facilities at 6 pm.  Car pooling option from Simply Living office will leave at 5 pm. RSVP to More info and directions: Location: 3960 Brookham Drive, Grove City OH 43123


Thursday, April 16, 2015, 8:00 PM.  Move To Amend Internet Radio.  Listen to it streaming at: 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, April 16, 2015, Columbus Club of the CPUSA Meeting (every third Thursday).  For more information, call 614-325-1926.

Thursday, April 16, 2015, 7:00 PM.  A World to Win.  Interested in socialism? Want to meet other activists from across the country and around the world who are fighting to end the oppression of the working class? Join us for a conversation about the Socialism Conference 2015 taking place over July 4th weekend in Chicago this year!  Location:  Enarson Classrooms 246, Ohio State University.   


Thursday, April 16, 2015, 7:00 – 8:00 PM.   A Reading of The Letter from Birmingham Jail - Film by Jamaal Bell.  On April 16, 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. drafted his now famous letter from a cell in the Birmingham Jail.  Written in response to several white clergy members who, while opposing segregation, accused King of being an outside agitator and inciting violence, the letter became a key text for the American civil rights movement.  In it, King defends the strategy of nonviolent resistance and asserts that people have a moral responsibility to break unjust laws.  The film stars 41 community leaders from Columbus, including  educators and leaders from The Ohio State University, reading King’s letter.  A free-will offering will be taken.  Please register by April 13 by calling the Center at (614) 416-1910 or email to  Location:  Martin de Porres Center, 2330 Airport Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43219.


Thursday, April 16, 2015, 6:00 – 7:00 PM or so . . . BARRACK RECREATION CENTER POETRY SLAM.  Join us for an informal poetry slam at Barrack Recreation Center.  As the community gathers to audition for the annual May Talent Show, we'll be there to entertain and mix it up         with some of the most talented young people and adults in Columbus. We may in a room. We may be in the halls. Hunt us down and enjoy the fun.  This performance will be recorded for WCRS 98.3/102.1 FM Radio and  If you're camera shy, don't come.  Catch the radio show and video later.  Our Street Performance will feature . . . Calla ! . . . LadyiAce ! . . . Verbz Vegas ! . . . and Tim Williams!  Anyone who shows up . . . and has a poem, song or dance . . . is encouraged to join in.  Location:  480 East Woodrow Avenue (off Parsons Ave about 2 miles south of Children's Hospital).  Organized by BigBarkingDog Alternative Radio Hour. 


Saturday, April 18, 2015, 12:00  – 2:00 PM.  Move To Amend - Central Ohio Meeting.  Learn about what Move to Amend is doing locally and how you can get involved!  Location:  First UU  Church, 93 W. Weisheimer, Columbus.  For more information, please contact:  or see Facebook: “Move to Amend – Central Ohio” and Web:   


Saturday, April 18, 2015, 12:30pm – 2:30pm Economic Empowerment and Resistance Meeting. Our focus for this meeting is to draft an alternative economic vision, community building strategy and implementation plan for Columbus.  We will examine the models of Cooperation Jackson, the Evergreen Cooperatives and Mondragon for guidance. 

Suggested reading material: 

  • Mondragon -- Chapter 7 (sub-chapter on the Cooperative Market Economy, Pg. 165-173) of Envisioning Real Utopias.  To download the book click HERE or see the attachment. 
  • Evergreen Cooperatives -- Vision & Broad Goals 
  • Cooperation Jackson -- Casting Shadows report.  Click HERE to download or see attachment 

Click HERE to bookmark our community calendar. 

Location:  Linden Library, 2223 Cleveland Avenue.  For more information, please contact Michael Vinson  614-843-8721 


Saturday, April 18, 2015, 4:15 – 6:15 PM.  Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret Screened at Studio 35.  This groundbreaking documentary follows filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today – and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it. The film reveals the devastating environmental impact large-scale factory farming has on our planet, and offers a path to global sustainability. $5 donation requested.   Trailer and more info here: 35, 3055 Indianola Ave. 43202. 

This screening of Cowspiracy is sponsored by Simply Living and the Animal Ministry at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus.


Saturday, April 18, 2015, 12:30 – 2:30 PM.  Economic Empowerment and Resistance Meetings.  Our focus for these meetings will be to draft an alternative economic vision, community building strategy and implementation plan for Columbus.  We will examine the models of Cooperation Jackson, the Evergreen Cooperatives and Mondragon for guidance.  Suggested reading material for these meetings:

  • Mondragon Model -- Chapter 7 (sub-chapter on the Cooperative Market Economy, Pg. 165-173) of Envisioning Real Utopias.  To download a copy of the book click HERE or see the attachment. 
  • Evergreen Cooperatives -- Vision & Broad Goals 
  • Cooperation Jackson -- Casting Shadows report.  Click HERE to download or see attachment 

Click HERE to bookmark our community calendar.  We will be meeting with the Democratic Socialists of America on April 9.  Also, the Franklin County Green Party will host a study group after their business meeting on April 15.  The focus of the study group is Naomi Klein's book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs The Climate.  Please contact Michael Vinson for more information and attachements


Saturday April 18, 2015.  AIDS Walk Central Ohio.  Register Now for AIDS Walk Central Ohio.  The 2015 Robert J. Fass Memorial AIDS Walk Central Ohio will take place on Saturday, April 18 in Columbus. This year’s tri-city walk/run/ride is slated to be the largest HIV/AIDS awareness event in Ohio.  The mission of AIDS Walk Central Ohio is to raise awareness and funds for HIV/AIDS service organizations through education and promotional activities leading up to the walk and through the participation of corporations, walkers, runners, civic leaders and community members together in this annual event.  The goal for this year’s event is 2,000 participants and $300,000 in funds for HIV/AIDS services.  Click here to donate or to register for the walk.


Saturday, April 18, 2015, 9:00 AM – Noon.  FLOW's Annual Spring Tree Planting EventWe will be planting about 2,500 native Ohio tree seedlings at the Ohio School for the Deaf. The event is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW), Franklin Soil & Water Conservation District, and Battelle Rivers and Streams Team.  Bring your own pointed shovels, planting bars (dibbles) or other planting tools and work gloves. Also wear long sleeves, pants, and sturdy work shoes or boots---it could be muddy and there is poison ivy in the area. Children are welcome, but must be accompanied by a parent and must be under the direct supervision of the parent at all times. Please follow the signs for parking and sign-in.  Location: Ohio School for the Deaf, 500 Morse Road, just west of I-71 Exit 116. This is a rain or shine event.


Sunday, April 19, 2015, 6:30 PM.  Care and Share Time Bank Potluck and Program.   Presentation:  Don’t Worry – Be Happy!  Rick Kritzer will share his exploration of factors that influence a perception of happiness in our culture and in other countries.  What can we do to have a more fullfilling life?  Location:  First Unitarian Universalist Church, 93 W. Weisheimer,  Clintonville.  More information: Alice Faryna: (614) 560-1732 or Michael Greenman: (614) 439-4768.  Website:


Tuesday, April 20, 2015, 6:00 PM.  Jobs with Justice Coalition General Meeting.  We will have discussion of raising wages projects and prepare for actions to tell Congress, "No Fast Track!"

Location:  CWA Local 4501, 27 Euclid Ave., Columbus. 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 6:00 – 9:00 PM.  Let there be light: Solar Power for Your House of Worship.  This seminar is meant to connect houses of worship- of all denominations- with the knowledge and resources to simultaneously save money to use for important missions, while taking significant action in reducing your carbon footprint and serving as an example for all on how to be stewards of our amazing planet. Location: First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus, 93 W Weisheimer, Columbus 43214.  Click here for flyer. Register, here.


April 22, 2015, 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM.  Freedom of Choice Ohio Annual Pro-Choice Ohio Advocacy Day.  Freedom of Choice Ohio will hold our annual Advocacy Day on April 22. This year, Ohio women and men will gather at the Ohio Statehouse to learn more about the significant, multiple threats to reproductive health care.  Armed with information and training, participants will engage their legislators to show that their constituents do not support abortion bans or attacks on funding.

Tentative Agenda (subject to change):

9:30 a.m. - Registration and light breakfast

10 a.m. - Welcome and keynote speaker

11 a.m. - Training

12 p.m. - Lunch

1 p.m. - Rally at Statehouse

11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Meeting with individual legislators (FOCO will make appointments for you)

Follow the link below to the registration page and you will receive and updated agenda, directions and parking suggestions, and your legislative meeting assignments.