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Events - Meetings 


Now through October 14, 2016.  BOYCOTT!  The Art of Economic Activism.   This display of featuring 58 posters from more than 20 historical and contemporary boycott movements is traveling exhibit from the American Friends Service Committee.  

Exhibit Reception:  Satuday, July 30, 3:00 – 5:00 PM. 

Film showings at 8:00 PM

Sept 13:  “Boycott”/Sept 20: “Cesar Chavez”/Sept 27: “Walkout”

Regular gallery hours:  Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 

Saturday gallery hours:  12 noon – 5:00 PM, July 30, August 27, Oct 8.

Closed:  Monday, September 5

More information:  qhc@wilmington.edu, 937/481-2456, facebook.com/QuakerHeritageCenter

Location:  Wilmington College, Quaker Heritage Center, College & Douglas Streets, 1870 Quaker Way, Wilmington, Ohio 45177. 


 

Monday, ​ August 29, 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 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 on your radio dial. Program and podcasts here.   For more information, contact youthbeat@osu.edu

 

 


 

Wednesday,  August 31, 2016, 3:30 PM.  Prince Albert II of Monaco to Lecture at OSU on Global Sustainability Issues.   Prince Albert II of Monaco, a long-time supporter of global environmental and sustainability issues, will visit Ohio State and present a lecture focusing on climate change, biodiversity and access to clean water.  Location: Mershon Auditorium, 1871 N. High Street, on the Columbus campus. Doors open at 2:30 PM. Poster with more details HEREContact:  Gina Langen, 688-4423, langen.2@osu.edu.

Thursday, September 1, 2016, 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  SURJ Columbus (Showing Up for Racial Justice) Meeting.  SURJ  Columbus is part of a national network of groups and individuals organizing White people for racial justice.  Through community organizing, mobilizing, and education, SURJ moves White people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability.  We work to connect people in Columbus while supporting and collaborating with local and national racial justice organizing efforts. SURJ provides a space to build relationships, skills and political analysis to act for change.  Location: Driving Park Library-1422 E. Livingston Ave. SURJColumbusOH@gmail.com, facebook.com/groups/SURJColumbus, twitter:@SURJColumbusOH

 

Thursday, September 1, 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 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.  Podcasts are available for download free of charge at : http://www.wcrsfm.org/audio/user/1851.  

 

 


 

Thursday, September 1, 2016, 6:30 – 9:30 PM.  Clintonville Farmers Market Benefit Concert.  Benefit proceeds will go towards the “To Market, To Market” program, now in its 4th year, which provides $50 in market vouchers to low-income senior clients of the Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center.  As you may know, the market is located in the zip code with the largest percentage of people over 65 years old in Franklin County, many of whom are living on a very limited income.  $50 can make a big difference at the market, and the seniors who have participated in the past really enjoy the social aspects of the shopping trips.  In addition to the music (band TBD), the evening will include a 50-50 raffle, T-shirt sales and specials on several draft beers. $10 donation suggested. Location:  India Oak Bar & Grill, 590 Oakland Park Ave Clintonville 43214.

 


 

Friday, September 2, 2016,  12 noon-2:00 PM.  Jill Stein Visits Columbus.  Come hear Jill Stein speak on the future of third parties in America as well as student issues and climate change. Reception to follow. This event is sponsored by the Capital University Greens Student Organization. Contact:  suarezaaron1997@gmail.com.614-374-2380.  Location:  Capital University Student Union Schneider Room, Pleasant Ridge Road, Bexley.

 


 

Saturday, September 3, 2:00 – 4:00 PM.  Friends of the People’s World meeting.   At our First Saturday meeting at the main library, we'll be viewing a film called "In the Wrong Body/En el Cuerpo Equivocado." This film is the beautifully told story of the first transgender person in Cuba to receive a sex reassignment operation in 1988.  We'll follow with a discussion of health care in Cuba.  Copies of Adam Tenney's People's World article, "Transgender Equality Struggle," will be available at the meeting.  (You can find it here too: http://peoplesworld.org/transgender-equality-struggle-everyone-has-a-stake/)  The Friends of the People's World will be having regular meetings like this one in the library every first Saturday of the month at 2 pm.  All are welcome.  Please join us!  Location:  Columbus Public Library, Main branch, meeting room 3A, 96 S. Grant Ave.  For more information, please contact me at 614-325-1926

 


 

Saturday, September 3, 2016, 2:00 – 4:30 PM.  Economic Empowerment & Resistance Task Force.  We are a grassroots organization for poor working-class people.  We discuss current events and explore how commons-based transitions, Fab Labs and other models can end class exploitation and transform the capitalist system.  This meeting is free and open to the public.   For more information, see facebook.com/EconomicEmpowermentAndResistanceTaskForce.   Or email to: economictaskforce@gmail.com  Location:  Columbus Metropolitan Library, Driving Park Library, 1422 Livingston Ave, Rm 3, Columbus, OH 43205, USA (map)  Click HERE for a link to the calendar.


 

Sunday, September 4, 2016, 4:00 – 6:00 PM.   Simply Living Event:  Screening of Generation Like.  In this powerful documentary, author and FRONTLINE correspondent Douglas Rushkoff (The Merchants of Cool, The Persuaders) explores how the perennial teen quest for identity and connection has migrated to social media — and exposes the game of cat-and-mouse that corporations are playing with these young consumers. Q&A will explore the impact of social media and discuss the issues raised. Facebook invite HERE.  Donation:  $5.00.  Location:  Gateway Film Center, 1550 N High St.  Columbus, OH 43201 

 


 

Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 7:00-9:00 PM.  Simply Living Event.  SEED:  The Untold Story.  SEED: The Untold Story is a feature-length documentary featuring Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbell, and Winona LaDuke, following passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000-year old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these reluctant heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds. SEED is executive produced by Marisa Tomei, Marc Turtletaub (Little Miss Sunshine), and Phil Fairclough (Grizzly Man, Cave of Forgotten Dreams). Q&A after the film TBA. Visit SEEDtheMovie.com to view the trailer. Purchase tickets at gatewayfilmcenter.org/seed-untold-story/.  $10.00.  Facebook invite HERE.  Location:  Gateway Film Center,  1550 N. High St., Columbus, 43201. 

 


 

Wednesday, September  7, 2016, 7:00  – 8:30 PM.  Jewish Voice for Peace Central Ohio Meeting.  JVP members are inspired by Jewish tradition to work together for peace, social justice, equality, human rights, respect for international law, and a U.S. foreign policy based on these ideals.  Location:  Bexley Public Library, tech room, 2411 East Main St., Bexley.   For more information contact, centralohio@jvp.org or https://www.facebook.com/JVPCentralOhio

 


 

Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 3:00 – 4:30 PM.  Poverty Data Webinar.   Jared Bernstein, nationally known economic expert you’ve seen on CNBC, MSNBC, and in the NY Times, Washington Post, and on NPR, will share his astute analysis of what the new data is likely to show for poverty, income, and health insurance, and why.  Jared is Senior Fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and previously was Chief Economist and Economic Advisor to Vice President Joe Biden.  Deborah Weinstein will provide you with practical training so you can find and use the Census data as soon as it is released (The Census Bureau will publish the data on September 13 and 15).  She has specialized in helping advocates use national, state and local data, with clear instructions and follow-up help if you need it.  Debbie is Executive Director of the Coalition on Human Needs.  Ellen Teller, our moderator, will make sure the speakers answer as many of your questions as possible.  Ellen is a champion advocate, and is Director of Government Affairs at the Food Research and Action Center.  Register today so you can view the free webinar on September 7 or watch the recording afterwards.  All registrants will receive the handouts – detailed and easy-to-follow instructions for getting data important to you – and will receive quick analyses of what the data show on September 13 and 15 – and how you can use it to defend/expand programs low-income people need. Thousands of advocates and service providers nationwide have benefited from this webinar training in the past – don’t miss out, and please share the webinar info with your friends and colleagues!

 


 

Thursday, September 8, 2016, 7:00 – 9:00 PM.  Democratic Socialists of Central Ohio meeting.  Location:  Northwood Building, 2231 N. High St., room 100.  Parking available in “R” spaces behind the building.   For more information, contact smorgen@juno.com  Website:  www.DSAColumbus.org


 

Friday-Sunday, Sept. 9 – 11, 2016.  Hot Times Festival.  http://www.hottimesfestival.com/

 


 

Saturday, September 10, 2016, 10:00 AM – Noon.  Ecosystem Services of Urban Forests by Dave Reutter.  Urban forests are valuable assets providing many different environmental services. Yet little recognition of the value and significance of those services are understood. Native trees benefit our lives in ways we do not appreciate because these services are provided free and in seemingly endless abundance. Understanding some of these benefits and using them advantageously can improve our lives as well as the environment.  Simply Living Sustainable U class offered by the Columbus Wild Ones. Location: Whetstone Library Community Room, 3909 N. High St., Columbus 43214. More info or to register HERE.

Saturday, September 10, 2016, 6:00 – 11:00 PM.  Free Press Second Saturday Salon.   Come socialize and network with other central Ohio progressives with food and music.   Location:  1021 E. Broad St., east side door, parking in driveway or parking lot in rear.   Free, no RSVP needed.  For more information, contact 614-253-2571 or colsfreepress@gmail.com

 

Saturday, September 10, 2016, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.  Falling In Love With Earth Again Workshop.   Join in a reflective day considering our deeply embedded relationship with Earth, our home. The day will present us with different avenues that can remind us of who we are as a part of this living Earth and renew our embodied human selves. Spend time with others pondering, celebrating, and creating your loving connection with Earth.  Presented by the Dominican Alliance Eco-Justice Committee.  Free will offering requested; lunch included.  Location: Martin de Porres Center, 2330 Airport Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43219. Register online by September 1 or by phone (614) 416-1910 or email martindeporres@oppeace.org

 


 

Saturday, September 10, 2016, 10:00 AM – Noon.  Ecosystem Services of Urban Forests by Dave Reutter.  Urban forests are valuable assets providing many different environmental services. Yet little recognition of the value and significance of those services are understood. Native trees benefit our lives in ways we do not appreciate because these services are provided free and in seemingly endless abundance. Understanding some of these benefits and using them advantageously can improve our lives as well as the environment. Simply Living Sustainable U class offered by the Columbus Wild Ones.  Location: Whetstone Library Community Room, 3909 N. High St., Columbus 43214.