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Monday, May 25. 2015, Central Ohioans for Peace will NOT be meeting.  Memorial Day.

Monday, May 25, 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.


Monday, May 25, 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


Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 7:30 PM.  Free Press FREE Fourth Tuesday Film:  Inhabit.  Inhabit is a feature length documentary introducing permaculture: a design method that offers an ecological lens for solving issues related to agriculture, economics, governance, and on. The film presents a vast array of projects, concepts, and people, and it translates the diversity of permaculture into something that can be understood by an equally diverse audience. For those familiar, it will be a call to action and a glimpse into what's possible - what kind of projects and solutions are already underway. For those unfamiliar, it will be an introduction to a new way of being and a new way of relating to the Earth. For everyone, it will be a reminder that humans are capable of being planetary healing forces.  Followed by discussion.  Location:  Drexel Theater, 2254 E. Main St., Bexley, 614-253-2571,


Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  Rain Barrels, Rain Gardens, Composting and Native Plants.  Come and learn from experts about rain water harvesting and other best management practices that you can employ in your backyard. The training is free and you will get a voucher for $50 to reimburse you if you purchase a rain barrel, compost bin or native plants . One per household. It's an all new program this year brought to you by GreenSpot Backyards administered by Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District. This may be your last chance to get this training locally, so please sign up! RSVP here. Free. Location: Whetstone Recreation Center (3923 N High St).


Thursday, May 28, 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. 


Saturday, May 30, 2015, 8:00 PM.  Concert:  Don Newton with “Thursdays Pick.”  Don Newton and friends will be performing a concert at Maynard with appreciation for the music of Cheryl Wheeler, John Gorka, RJ Cowdery, and Gillian Welch.  Don will be singing a large selection of his favorites from each featured artist’s repertoire.  Included on the eventing bill are roger Baccus (keyboards), Brian Szuh (lead and assorted guitars), Maury Falkoff (mandolin and dobro), Martin O. Brown (bass guitar), Frank Lapinski (percussion) and Raisha Thomas and Jill Roth (back-up vocals).  A $10 donation at the door will be appreciated in benefit of Maynard’s accessibility project campaign.  It will be a fun evening with enjoyable music and fellowship.  Come one, come all!!  Location:  Maynard United Methodist Church, 2350 Indianola Avenue, Columbus (corner of Indianola and Maynard).   


Saturday, May 30, 2015, 2:30 – 5:00 PM.  Economic Empowerment and Resistance Meeting.  We are members of marginalized communities actively working together to stabilize our local economy. 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 Prisoner Cooperatives, Cooperation Jackson, the Evergreen Cooperatives and Mondragon for guidance. These meetings are free and open to the public Contact:  We'll meet to refine the draft version of our plan and discuss the progress we've made since our last meeting.  Location:  Columbus Public Library, Driving Park Branch,  1422 East Livingston Avenue, Meeting Room 3.  Click HERE to bookmark our community calendar of upcoming events.  Please let me know if you have questions, comments or concerns.  Economic Empowerment Task Force.  For more information, please contact Michael Vinson, 614-843-8721. 


Saturday, May 30, 2015, 10:00 AM.  Columbus Community Bill of Rights – Welcome/Training/CanvassingWe’ll be collecting signatures to put a Columbus city charter amendment on the general ballot, defining our inalienable rights to pure water, clean air, safe soil, and self-governance.  It is time to affirm the rights of our community having primacy over corporate “rights” of the hydrocarbons industry, to pollute and damage our health and property.  Meet at the Clintonville Resource Center for a short training followed by signature gathering at the Clintonville Farmers Marker.  Location:  CRC, 14 W. Lakeview Ave., Columbus 43209.  Contact:   More information:


Sunday, May 31, 2015.  7:00 PM.  Free Film Screening of Shadows of Liberty.  A documentary feature by Docfactory & Jean-Philippe Tremblay.  This film examines censorship, cover-ups and corporate control of the media. Described as “…a pull-no-punches kind of film” by Post City Magazine and “… a slick masterful political essay on the degradation of contemporary journalism” by Art Threat, the documentary includes actor and activist Danny Glover, the Nation’s John Nichols and Daniel Ellsberg who released the Pentagon Papers.  Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges and former CBS anchor Dan Rather share insider accounts of a broken system. Following the film there will be a panel discussion including Move to Amend-Central Ohio’s Michael Greenman, ProgressOhio’s Sandy Theis and Common Cause Ohio’s Sam Gresham.

Sponsors include Common Cause Ohio, DocFactory, Justice Action Ministry of the First Unitarian Universalist Church, Move to Amend-Central Ohio, Ohio AFL-CIO and ProgressOhio.  If you have any questions, please call Catherine Turcer at 614-441-9145.  More information here:    Location:  First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus, 93 W. Weisheimer Road, Columbus 43214.  Presented by Income Equality, JAM, Move to Amend, Progress Ohio and Ohio Common Cause.  For more information, contact


Sunday, May 31, 2015, 1:00 – 3:00 PM.   Social Action Song Swap with Joanie Calem and Leslie Zak.  It’s true that the 60s ended a long time ago, but the work for civil rights and social justice that was started in the 60s is still ongoing, and ironically more under attack now than ever. So, just as music and songs played a big part in the social action movements of the 60s, we need them more than ever now. Come join us for a monthly afternoon song swap of songs for social action, (every last Sunday of the month.)  If you are a musician and have songs you would like to share, come along!  If you are a music fan and have songs that you would like to sing along with, come along!  And if you just feel like listening, come along as well! We will run this as a “Round Robin”, everyone getting a chance to share a song as we go around the room.  Location: Northwood High Building, 2231 N. High St, in the Artspace Room #100. Contact: Joanie Calem <> with questions.


Sunday, May 31, 2015, 6:30 PM.  Cowspiracy: the Sustainability Secret Showing at First UU Church.  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. Donation requested. Discussion / Q&A follows the film.  Sponsored by the Unitarian Universalists Animal Ministry and Simply Living.  Location: First Unitarian Universalist Church, 93 W. Weisenheimer Rd 43214. Trailer and more info here: 


Monday, June 1, 2015, 8:30 AM.  Wendy’s Protest.  Join the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, Ohio Fair Food and Ohio State Student/Farmworker Alliance for a protest outside Wendy’s shareholder meeting.  We are asking Wendy’s to join the Fair Food Program, a proven solution to farmwaoker abuses in the U.S. agricultural industry.  Meet at parking lot at the Village Square Shopping Center (6490 Riverside Drive, Dublin Ohio.  Wendy’s headquarters is located at 1 Dave Thomas Blvd, Dublin, Oh 43017.   More information at  To join or offer to help with a carpool, please contact


June 1 – 22, 2015, Pride Events, culminating in the Pride Parade:


Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 12:00 – 1:15 PM.  ACC Regular Wednesday Forum.  What the Muck?  Maintaining Ohio's Freshwater Assets.  From Lake Erie, across fields of corn and soybeans and in streams, rivers and inland lakes freshwater is lifeblood for people, crops, and animals.  But only people have the power to impact waters use, maintain or restore its quality and ultimately control its preservation as a vital resource.  Featuring Bruce McPheron, VP and Dean, OSU College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences; Jeffrey Reutter, former director, OSU's F. T. Stone Laboratory; Eugene Braig IV Program Director, Aquatic Ecosystems OSU Extension School of Environment and Natural Resources. David Chesebrough,  president & CEO, COSI will moderate.  Cost:  $33.00 for non-members.  Click here for more information and registration:

Also – there will be a webcast of this event:  Wednesday June 3, CMC Satellite June 3, 12:00 -1:15 p.m. @ EASTON: What the Muck? Maintaining Ohio's Freshwater Assets live stream to Easton event location. One Easton Oval - Improving Enterprises - Suite 175 – 43219  Support from: The Ohio State University   


Wednesday, June 3rd, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Community Voices Webinar:  Why Nutrition Assistance Matters.  A compelling personal story is worth 100 statistics. Personal experiences can help move hearts and minds and create urgency to protect and strengthen vital nutrition programs.  This webinar will show you everything you need to record or document someone's story, tell your own, and get important voices heard.  Together, our voices will help protect and strengthen the critical nutrition programs that we know are vital for families and individuals in America. SNAP, school lunch, summer meals and other nutrition assistance programs are all essential to ensuring millions of low-income families can get the nutrition they need when they fall on hard times.  Yet these programs and the people they serve are not always well understood by both the public and elected officials. We have seen proposals to cut or restrict access to nutrition assistance programs arise in Congress and in statehouses across the nation. With Congress due to reauthorize Child Nutrition programs like WIC, school lunch and breakfast, summer meals and afterschool and child care feeding programs, now is the time to build upon success and make additional gains to ensure all of our children have access to the healthy food they need to grow and thrive.  You can help us educate our policy makers by taking part in our new campaign, “Community Voices: Why Nutrition Assistance Matters.” If you, your neighbors, churchgoers, or clients have been helped by public nutrition programs, get practical tips on how to share your experiences effectively.  You are the experts on these programs. Help us educate Congress about how they are really working. Several people who take part in the campaign will have a chance at coming to Washington, DC for a day of action, meeting officials, media and advocates to share their message.  The Center for American Progress, Food Research and Action Center, Feeding America, the Coalition on Human Needs and Witnesses to Hunger are partnering to launch this campaign to gather and share personal experiences from across the country.  When you share your story, we’ll help connect you with opportunities to take action with the media and policymakers.  Learn all about how to participate, practical tips for interviewing storytellers, and why capturing true experiences are so important during our kickoff webinar Wednesday, June 3, 2:00 p.m. ET.  We will also be releasing a new campaign toolkit at the webinar. Register Today. 


Thursday, June 4, 2015, 7:00 PM.  Jewish Voice for Peace Meeting.  Location:  Summit on 16th, located in Summit United Methodist Church,  lounge – room 109, 82 E. 16th.  Directions on the website -  For more information, please contact  Parking: You can park in any spot in the church parking lot in the evening.  If there are no spaces, you can park at Graham Experiential School at the corner of Indianola and 16th. There is a big sign - GEM in the same block.  


Sunday, June 7, 2015, 1:00 PM.  Groundswell Rising: Protecting Our Children's Air and Water.  Documents the opposition from both sides of the political spectrum to the ubiquitous practice of fracking for natural gas. The film addresses the health and environmental reasons behind it. The film gives voice to ordinary folks engaged in a David and Goliath struggle against Big Oil and Gas. Location: First Unitarian Universalist Church, 93 W. Weisheimer Rd in Clintonville 43214. 


Monday, June 8, 2015, 7:00 PM.  Central Ohioans for Peace Meeting:  Screening of film "Total War."   World War II was the first modern conflict in which millions more civilians died than soldier.  As economic production became essential to military success, civilians were conscripted into factories and suddenly became targets of the war machines.  In "Total War," witnesses from Britain, Germany, Russian, Korea, Japan, and the United States tell the story of the civilians--children, sisters, brothers, who suffered and died in World War II.  They remember the air raids, the siege of Leningrad, the slave labor and brutality of war.  Throughout, the witnesses remember the extraordinary suffering of the people.  Location:  Columbus Mennonite Church, 35 Oakland Park Avenue, Columbus, Ohio.  For information about COFP, visit our website at  or contact Email:


Tuesday, June 9, 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, June 9, 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) 

Wednesday and Thursday, June 10-11, 2015.  "The Church and Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, A Community Conversation Calling for Peace in the Holy Land."  Featuring:  Former US Ambassador to Israel, Daniel Kurtzer and Amy Jill Levin, Orthodox Jew at Vanderbuilt University; Professor of New Testament Studies and Jewish Studies.  Location:  Trinity Lutheran Seminary, 2199 East Main Street, Columbus 43209.  For more information click
here.  You may also contact Pr Skip Cornett, at:


Thursday, June 11 , 2015, 7:00 PM.  Democratic Socialists of Central Ohio (DCSO) Meeting.  Open business meeting.  Location:  Northwood Building, 2231 N. High St., room 100.  Parking available in “R” spaces behind the building.  For more information, please contact


June 12-14, 2015, Arts Festival at the Riverfront: