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Wednesday, April 3- 5, 2018, Act Now: United to End Racism rally in DC.   Buses are going from around Ohio. Sign up by March 1st!  Cost: $75/person plus incidentals.. Unite to End Racism Rally: Buses will depart Columbus approximately 10:00 pm April 3, estimated return 1 am April 5. Register for Unite to End Racism Let this be a transformational experience.  (details below) More information.    Registration.

 

 


Please check Facebook event links for changes/updates/cancellations on all events.  When an event link is not available, I have tried to post a contact email or phone. 

 

 


 

 

 

Ongoing Weekly Peace Vigil

 

 

 Promote Peace:   Every Saturday at noon with Central Ohioans for Peace.  Location:  161 & N. High, Worthington. 

 

 

 

 

 


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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. 

 

 


Monday, February  19, 2017, 7:00 – 8:30 PM.  Columbus Community Bill of Rights Organizational Meeting.  CCBOR has launched 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, ​ February 19, 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, February 20, 2018, 7:30 – 10:00 PM.  Columbus Stand Up for Choice:  NARAL Pro Choice Ohio!  'Comedy @ Ace of Cups' and Columbus Stands Up for Choice! are proud to present our next pro-choice and local comedy show and rally - Columbus Stands Up for Choice: NARAL: Pro Choice Ohio!  Join us for an exciting night of homegrown Columbus comedy, nationally touring headline acts and advocacy for reproductive justice and women's health!  Hosted by Amber Falter and Pat Deering.  Featuring: AS Green, Brooke Huffer, Travis Irvine, Erik Tait, Nickey Winkelman, Katherine Jessup.  Doors open at 7:30. Door is by donation: $5 suggested!  Special thanks to the wonderful people at Ace of Cups who help us maximize our impact by donating space and labor to keep this show overhead free!   Location:  Ace of Cups, 2619 N. High St., Columbus 43202.  More information:  Facebook Event.


Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 8:00 PM.  Sierra Club Webinar:  Senate fails to protect Dreamers. But we're in this fight for the long haul.   Join our webinar to learn more why Sierra Club is against the border wall, for a clean Dream Act, and what you can do.  The Senate failed to pass a plan that addresses protection for immigrant youth in the wake of Donald Trump’s termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and threats to several other U.S. immigrant protections. It’s clear Americans want action on a clean Dream Act with no funding for a wall or destructive infrastructure at the border and no attacks on family migration or diversity visas.  Leaders, communities, and voters across America will continue to call on Congress and Trump to do the right thing: pass a clean Dream Act now without border militarization funding.  RSVP here: http://sc.org/DreamActWebinar


Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  Ready for 100 Columbus Volunteer Kickoff Meeting.  Are you ready to see the city of Columbus commit to 100% renewable energy? Join us to make it happen!  Join the Sierra Club's Ready for 100 Columbus team at its Volunteer Kickoff Meeting.  Come learn why we are undertaking this campaign and four ways you can get involved: Grassroots, Grasstops, Communications/Media, and Digital.   Ready to get involved? Fill out our volunteer interest survey athttps://goo.gl/forms/HkPPdNNs2QsW2EQu2.  Location:   Northwood High Building, Room 100, 2231 N. High St., Columbus.   Facebook.  

 

 


Wednesday, February 21, 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. The next execution is scheduled for 10am,  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, February 21 and Thursday, February 22, 2018, 5:30 – 7:30 PM.  Homecoming Film Screening.  "Homecoming is the first film to explore the rural roots of African American life. It chronicles the generations-old struggle of African Americans for land of their own which pitted them against both the Southern white power structure and the federal agencies responsible for helping them.  Director Charlene Gilbert weaves this history together with a fond portrait of her own Georgia farming family into what she calls, "A story of land and love.””http://newsreel.org/video/HOMECOMING.  Location:   OSU, Kottman Hall, Building #340, 2021 Coffey Road.  Facebook.  


Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  2018 Bowl-A-Thon Kick Off Party and Repro Health Happy Hour.  It's time to pull out your costumes, your glam and your most enticing fundraising strategies for WHO/O 9th annual Abortion Access Bowl-a-thon! The Women Have Options goal for 2018 is to raise $50K. Money WHO/O raises directly funds abortion access for low-income folks in Ohio.  At the kick-off event you can register your team, meet other bowlers, and get some great advice from some of last year's most successful fundraisers. Pins Mechanical Co. has donated a couple of lanes to practice your sweet moves.  Bowl-a-thon registration for the main April event will go LIVE FEBRUARY 14TH. Stay tuned to this event and the Women Have Options - OhioFacebook Page to get the link!  Location:  Pins Mechanical, 141 N. Fourth St., Columbus 43215.  More information:  Facebook.  


Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  Indivisible OH12 Happy Hour & Postcard Party.   Join us as we gather to hang out, socialize, strategize, and write postcards to voters and our elected officials. Members of OH3 and OH15 are also welcome! We'll be at reserved tables in the back. Ask for "Indivisible."  Location:  Roosters, 3370 Olentangy River Road, Columbus 43202.  Facebook.  

 

 


Thursday, February 22, 2018, 12:00 – 1:00 PM.  OH 12 Protest Rally (and lunch).  The Tiberi Thursday gang is getting together in Clintonville to show our concerns and our patriotism. Please join us! Bring your signs! Join us for lunch afterwards at Cornerstone Deli. Location:  Corner of N. High St. and North Broadway, Columbus.   Facebook.  


Thursday, February 22, 2018, 6:00 – 7:30 PM.  53 Years After Selma:  Voting Rights in Columbus Questioned.   Join Leah Aden, Senior Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, who has come to Columbus on a fact-finding/investigatory trip to address the LDF's "substantial concerns" the Columbus City Council's at-large elections may violate Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Learn about "minority vote dilution" and at-large elections, from a top attorney at the nation's leading civil rights law firm. Engage in a panel discussion and town hall meeting with Ms. Aden, Jonathan Beard (Everyday People for Positive Change), Bob Fitrakis (professor of political science and attorney), and Al Warner (community activist and former Columbus NAACP chapter president) to discuss the extent to which Black community interests are addressed under the current system where every council member is elected with a majority White votes -- unlike in every other diverse big city in America -- each of which has changed to include at least on majority-minority electoral district under pressure from the Voting Rights Act of 1965. 53 years after Selma.  Location:  905 Mr. Vernon Ave., Columbus 43203.  Facebook.  


Thursday, February 22, 2018, 6:00 PM.  Ian Brzezinski and Sean Kay "Trump and the Future of NATO."

 

 

"Trump and the Future of NATO" will feature an insightful debate on the future of NATO in the Trump era by two leading scholars in the field of international security and American foreign policy. Sean Kay, professor of politics and government at Ohio Wesleyan University and an associate of the Mershon Center for International Security Studies, will be joined by Ian Brzezinski (left), resident senior fellow of the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He brings more than two decades of experience in U.S. national security matters, having served in senior policy positions in the Department of Defense and Congress. He currently leads the Brzezinski Group, which provides strategic insight and advice to government and commercial clients. Peter Mansoor, Gen. Raymond E. Mason Chair in Military History, will moderate. Read more and register  Location:  014 University Hall, 230 N. Oval Mall, Sponsored by Alexander Hamilton Society.

 

 


Thursday, February 22, 2018, 3:30 PM.  "Rethreading the Mediterranean: Disquieting Art and Migrant Democracy.  Maurizio Albahari is associate professor of anthropology and in the Keough School of Global Affairs and University of Notre Dame. He is a social-cultural anthropologist who explores the tension between human existence and structures of power. Albahari has published extensively on the humanitarian, socio-cultural, legal, and geopolitical components of the ongoing refugee "crisis," as well as on forms of civic engagement and migrant integration. His current research traces participatory citizenship and trans-Mediterranean mobilization in the everyday life of maritime spaces, as well as of changing cities in Italy and in the region. Albahari is the author of Crimes of Peace: Mediterranean Migrations at the World's Deadliest Border (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015). Location:  120 Mershon Center, 1501 Neil Ave. Read more and register

 

 


Thursday, February 22, 2018, 7:00 9:00 PM.  ColumbusDSA 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.  Facebook.

 

 


Thursday, February 22, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  Defend Our Bees.  Defend Our Future Ohio and Brothers' Drake Meadery invites you to join us in discussing how climate change is currently impacting bees and mead, and to talk about what we can all do as activists and consumers to #DefendOurBees and #DefendOurFuture!  Speakers Include:  Dr. Brian Waters - Lecturer, Department of Food Science and Technology, The Ohio State University; Dr. Reed Johnson - Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology, The Ohio State University; Sarah Scott - Graduate Student, Department of Entomology, The Ohio State University; Chris Tavenor - Law Fellow, Ohio Environmental Council; and, Oron Benary - Owner, Brothers Drake Meadery.  Location:  Brothers Drake Meadery, 26 E. 5th Ave., Columbus 43201.  Facebook.  

Thursday, February 22, 2018, 6:30 – 8:30 PM.  Southeast Progressives of Franklin County Meeting.  Location:  Flyers Pizza, 296 Main St., Groveport 43215. 

 

 


Friday, February 23, 2018, 7:00 – 10:00 PM.  A Tribute to African Americans.  A Tribute to African American’s was created to shine the spotlight on African Americans in the Central Ohio Community that are not just speaking of change but also making positive changes within our communities. It is our desire to celebrate these individuals in a setting produced by the youth of this community to the mentors of this community. During our celebration this year youth and young adults will award individuals who are the “change agents” in our communities.  Link to tickets ($50.00) and more information on Facebook.  

 

 


Saturday, February 24, 2018, 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM.  Working People’s Day of Action.  Right to Work Rally (near Columbus Statehouse).  Join us as we stand up to the deceptive legislation Right to Work. Right to Work is WRONG for Ohio and WRONG for workers. Don't trust it.  We will be begin gathering at the Statehouse at 10:30 AM and the rally starts at 12 PM. This rally is part of a National Day of Action being held in 10 cities across the U.S. to fight back against attacks on workers.  Stay tuned for more information.  Location:  Ohio State House, 78 S. High St., Columbus 43215.   Facebook.


Saturday,  February 24, 2018, 2:00 – 5:00 PM.  Simply Living's 26th Annual MeetingAll are welcome as we gather to celebrate our past work, enjoy a potluck, and outline the Board's plans for 2018. We are very pleased to announce that Karyn Deibel will be honored this year with the Carol Fisher Award for Civic Engagement!  In addition, the Board has created a new award for the Outstanding Volunteer of the Year.  We are delighted to honor Vilvi Vannak as the first recipient of this award. Karyn and Vilvi have made valuable contributions to Simply Living, and a full press release will be announced soon. Come congratulate our award winners and enjoy a potluck reputed to be the best - and healthiest - in Columbus!  The event is free but please register on Eventbrite. Updates on Facebook and Meetup!  Location:  First Unitarian Universalist Church, 93 W. Weisheimer Rd, Cols, OH 43214.


Saturday, February 24, 2018, 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM.  Prisoner Letter Writing + Film Screening.  Cages are disabling and traumatizing environments. As a result, prisoners suffer from low morale. They also suffer from a variety of human rights abuses committed by jail and prison officials such as torture and “extremely poor quality health care.” These forms of violence are state-sanctioned. Therefore, we can’t expect meaningful oversight of Ohio's concentration camps to come from the state.  Please bring a friend and join us in Meeting Room 3 for Black History Month. A film screening of ‘Herman's House’ will precede our fifth letter writing event. This film is about a member of the Black Panther Party that spent 41 years in solitary confinement. After the film, we will send b-day cards to Lesleye and Iyshia. Both were sentenced to life in prison.  If you know someone who needs a penpal please visit the following link and fill out the application. https://goo.gl/forms/3CqocjcbM7az702p1.  Click the following link to review a draft of our letter writing guidelines.https://goo.gl/958GNi  Location:  Columbus Metropolitan Library, Parsons Branch, 1113 Parsons Ave., Columbus 3206.  Facebook.  

 

 


Sunday, February 25, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.  3rd Annual Galentine’s Brunch Fundraiser!  Spread the Galentine love all month long! Join us for the 3rd Annual Galentine’s Brunch Fundraiser for the Women’s Fund of Central Ohio!   Grab a gal pal and come by for free donuts, mimosas, card making activities, and early bird shopping. We’ll 100% match the price of any purchase at Wholly Craft AND Surprise Modern Party with a donation to The Womens Fund of Central Ohio. Buy yourself or someone you love a gift and let the proceeds benefit local women!  Location:  Wholly Craft, 3515 N. High St. Columbus 43214.  Facebook.