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Columbus City Council to Pass Anti-Islamophobia Resolution this Monday

This coming Monday, October 24, Columbus City Council will be passing an Anti-Islamophobia resolution that was proposed by Central Ohio Jewish Voice for Peace.  Everyone is invited to attend City Council meeting at 5:00 PM to support the resolution.   City Hall, 90 W. Broad St. in council chambers on the second floor.  Be sure to bring a photo ID.   Please feel free to share this with any people or groups who might be interested.  Let's show our support!  




Monday, September 24, 2016, 5:00 PM.  Support the Columbus Anti-Islamophobia Resolution.  Columbus City Council will be passing an Anti-Islamophobia Resolution this meeting.  Please join us to show support.  Location:  2nd Floor of Columbus City Hall at 90 W Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215.

Monday, October 24, 2016, 7:00 PM.  Meaning of Marxism Study Group.  ISO Columbus is meeting to read and discuss the Meaning of Marxism by Paul D'Amato, which elaborates our politics and makes the argument for revolutionary socialist organization.  Chapter 8.   St. Stephen's Episcopal ChurchFacebook Event


Monday, October 24, 2016, 7:00 PM.  Central Ohioans for Peace Meeting.  This meeting is cancelled.  The next meeting will be on November 14.  See details below. 


Monday, ​ October 24, 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, October 25, 2016, 10-11:00 AM.   Nonviolence and Just Peace webinar #3"Moving beyond war."   Join Maryknoll Global Concerns  for the third in a series of four webinars about the Nonviolence & Just Peace conference, which was held in Rome in April 2016. Building off the previous webinar on experiences of nonviolence in conflict zones and Jesus’ way of nonviolence, this webinar addresses “Nonviolence and Just Peace: Moving beyond war.”

·         What are the developments in theological reflection and praxis of just peace and how does this build on the Scriptures and Catholic social thought?

·         How would a turn to just peace impact our moral analysis of conflicts, practices, and engagement with the broader society, including policy makers?

·         What could be the role of the Church in moving beyond the notion of justified war?

Register here — space is limited


Wednesday, October 26, 2016, Michael Moore in Trumpland Opening Night.  Gateway Film Center, continuing its tradition of delivering important, influential and controversial exclusive screenings to Central Ohio, is announcing it has secured Michael Moore's surprise documentary, "Michael Moore in Trumpland," for a Columbus run.  The film will open exclusively at GFC Wednesday, Oct. 26 with daily show times at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 9:40 p.m.   Bob Fitrakis, Green Party Candidate for Franklin County Prosecutor will be speaking on opening night.  Location:  Gateway Film Center, 1550 N. High St., Columbus 43201. 


Thursday, October 27, 2016, 7:00 PM.  Columbus City Charter Review Committee Meeting.  The meeting will cover the size of Council and review of successful peer cities.  Those wishing to address the committee are encouraged to submit their request to speak via by giving their name, address and any organizations they may represent in the body of the e-mail or via the online form at   Speakers will be given 5 minutes to speak and are asked to submit a written copy of their remarks so that the committee members may have a copy in hand for the meeting.  If speakers are unable to attach a copy of their remarks ahead of time, they are asked to bring 14 copies of their remarks to be shared with the committee and staff. Speakers will be allowed to submit speaker slips on-site, on the day of meetings up to 5:30 PM. Speakers will be asked to give their name, address and any organizations they may represent, and will be given 3 minutes to speak. Speakers and the topic of their remarks will be noted in the minutes of the meeting.  Location:  Tuttle Community Recreation Center, 240 W. Oakland Ave.


Thursday, November 10, 2016, 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  Blueprint Columbus Green Infrastructure Open House.

Blueprint Columbus is a new and innovative approach to solving sewer overflows through sustainable infrastructure improvements in Columbus neighborhoods.  You are welcome to attend a Blueprint informational open house regarding the addition of green infrastructure to Clintonville.  Over 400 rain gardens will be installed in Clintonville. The City will be contacting homeowners going door to door and leaving door hangers with contact information on the project and the open house.  This open house will include project details as well as technical staff on site to answer questions.  Location:  Whetstone Shelter House, 3901 N. High St.  See for more information.

Thursday, October 27, 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 actvists.  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:  


Friday, October 28, 2016, 7:00 PM.  Palestine Study Group Meeting.  Screening:  Occupation of the American Mind.  Israel’s ongoing military occupation of Palestinian territory and its repeated invasions of the Gaza Strip have triggered a fierce backlash against Israeli policies virtually everywhere in the world – except in the United States.  The Occupation of the American Mind, narrated by Roger Waters and featuring leading observers of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and U.S. media culture, takes an eye-opening look at this critical exception.   Free and open to the public.  Light refreshments.  Location:  Maynard United Methodist Church, 2350 Indianola Ave., Columbus 43202. 


Friday, October 28, 2016, noon – 1:00 PM.  Unity March thru Downtown Columbus.  614 UNITY MARCH thru downtown Columbus to protest police brutality.  Accept, invite, show up.  It's time to stop talking, posting and sharing.  Let's take a stand and March 1 million strong thru downtown to show the world what we think about this gross injustice.  Marchers will start at the corner of Goodale and High Street at noon and march south straight down High Street, right up to the Ohio Statehouse on High and Broad where there will be speeches given by local Pastors and Community Leaders. We will then march on to the Franklin County Courthouse.  Bring yourself, your friends, family and signs. Facebook Event.