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Date And Time TBA. National Call To Action - Rapid Response. Time And Date To Be Determined. New revelations of Russia's meddling in our elections are increasing the odds that Donald Trump will try to block the investigation of his Administration's potential collusion with Russia and obstruction of justice.
Experts believe that there is a good possibility that Trump will fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller. If Trump fires Mueller, we want to be ready to take the streets to protest within hours - to demand that Congress respond quickly and forcefully – to protect our democracy and justice system. 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. Location: Ohio Statehouse, Columbus. Facebook.
Monday, October 16, 2017, 10:00 AM. RAPID RESPONSE. Show Up in Support of Brandow. Brandow Espinal Gonzalez has another ICE check-in on Oct. 16. We will show up outside of the ice office to support him and to ask ice to stop the unnecessary check-ins. Ohio Interfaith Immigrant and Migrant Justice Coalition.
Monday, October 16, 2017, 7:00 – 8:00 PM. Columbus Community Bill of Rights Organization Meeting. CCBOR launches 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Location: 88 W. Blake Ave., Columbus.
Monday, October 16, 2017, 7:00 – 8:45 PM. Environmental Film Series. Screening of An Inconvenient Sequel with lively discussion led by leading OSU and local experts. Al Gore shares how close we are to a real energy revolution. Location: Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering & Chemistry (CBEC), Room 130, 151 W. Woodruff Ave., Ohio State University. Details at epn.osu.edu. (Free pizzas and beverages @ 6:45 PM. Sponsored by the School of Environmental and Natural Resources & Office of Energy and Environment. More information on the film series here.
Monday, October 16, 2017, 4:30 - 6:30 PM. Learning From Your Community: The State Of Free Speech And Civil Progress In Ohio. This panel will discuss the state of free speech in Ohio and at Ohio State, as well as how to proceed civilly while honoring marginalized voices. This will be followed by a Q&A/discussion. The organizations helping sponsor this include ACS, the Multicultural Center, NICD, Sustained Dialogue, and the Council of Student Affairs. Location: Moritz College of Law, OSU, 55 W. Twelfth Ave, Columbus, in Saxbe Auditorium. Contact: John Bullock Facebook Event.
Monday, October 16, 2017, 7:00 PM. Electoral Justice Project National Launch Call. Black organizations are working to build political power that fights for all Black lives. More than ever, Black people require an electoral strategy that centers Black power, Black self-determination, and our dreams for a Black future. Responding to that grassroots desire, the Movement for Black Lives is launching the Electoral Justice Project (EJP). EJP is a project that seeks to build on a long legacy of Black movements employing electoral strategy as a tool to attain victory. We know that voting alone will not change the conditions of Black communities, but we believe that Black people deserve a loving and strategic political home to seek transformational political change. Join us for the Electoral Justice Project National Launch Call. You must register to join us. Register for the call here. After you register, tell all your comrades, friends, and family to do the same! For mobile updates from the Electoral Justice Project text EJP to 90975. Register for the call now!
Monday, October 16, 2017, 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 email@example.com.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 5:30 PM. Update on P.R. The Jones Act & Two Hurricanes Later. FREE to attend, please RSVP. With all the uncertainty and pain going around the Caribbean after Hurricane Maria, is also important to stay engaged with accurate and trustworthy information specially when it comes to your donations, funds and where they go. This is a humanitarian crisis and an educational one as well. Create Happy Moments is joining The LIBRE Institute for this informative and insightful conversation. We will be offering information on trustworthy organizations for donating to the relief effort in Puerto Rico. (We will also be accepting monetary donations 100% going to P.R. Hurricane Relief efforts). Join The LIBRE Institute and Create Happy Moments for a timely update on issues affecting and exacerbating the crisis in Puerto Rico. Location: Champps, 1827 Olentangy River Road, Columbus. Facebook.
Tuesday, October 17, 6:30 PM, Meaning of Marxism Study Group. Interested in learning more about Marxism and the politics of revolutionary socialism? Come out for a four-part discussion series on The Meaning of Marxism, which provides an accessible overview to the history, theory, and practice of socialism. October 17th: Chapter 8 - Marxism and Political Organization; Chapter 9 - Russia: The God That Failed?; Chapter 10 - Imperialism, Nationalism, and War. Copies of the book are available, just email to ISO Columbus [firstname.lastname@example.org] to pick up one! Location: St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 30 W. Woodruff Ave. RSVP on Facebook
Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 7:00 PM. Finding Common Ground: A Conversation on the Environment and Us. Join OEC Emerging Leaders for a panel discussion exploring the ways the environment connects us all. Hear diverse perspectives tackling environmental issues through the lenses of women's health, racial justice, young conservatism, and refugee and immigrant populations. Afterward we will break into groups for a facilitated discussion. Sweet treats and coffee will be provided. Location: Ohio Environmental Council, 1145 Chesapeake Ave., Ste l, Columbus 43212. Location: Facebook.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM. Stop Executions Wednesday Weekly 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 26 executions are on Nov. 15 and almost monthly going into 2020! Here's what YOU can do: Attend the weekly vigil every Wednesday. (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]. Location: Riffe Tower at 77 S. High - the building in which Governor Kasich and Ohio House members have their offices.
* Write Governor Kasich via the Action at www.OTSE.org, then follow up with a phone call using the Amnesty International patch-thru line at 855-782-6925
* Plan NOW to be present at the execution protests from 9:30am to 10:30am on execution days - September 13, Oct 18, and Nov 15. Protests are on High Street in front of the Statehouse and at Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasviille (contact email@example.com for car pool info)
* Invite OTSE to have dialog with your school, faith or community group - write firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an informational discussion, which could feature one of our "Voices of Experience on the Death Penalty" (victim family members, death row survivors, legal professionals, etc.)
* Contact email@example.com to receive an action alert flier you can print out to post and/or distribute in your community
* Share OTSE Tweets and FB messages via https://www.facebook.com/ohioanstostopexecutions/ and https://twitter.com/OhStopExecution. Facebook Event.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 6:30 – 8:30 PM. Dreamers & Beyond: DACA, Refugees, and Immigrants in Central Ohio. We invite you to attend a panel discussion on challenges facing immigrants and refugees and ways organizations are supporting these individuals and their families. Panelists include immigration attorneys, representatives from organizations serving immigrants/refugees (CRIS, CAIR, Jewish Family Services, the United Way of Central Ohio), and a DACA recipient. Location: Bridge of Learning, Ruff Learning Center, Capital University. Refreshments provided. Co-sponsored by: ACLU People Power of Bexley, Ohio, Cap Persist, Capital University’s Office of Global Education, Capital University’s Office of Diversity & Inclusion. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Location: Capital University Main Campus, Ruff Learning Center, Click here to RSVP.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 5:00 PM. Screening of Bottom Dollar. In 2016, nearly 250,000 people are legally paid less than the minimum wage, on average, less than $2 an hour. “Bottom Dollars” is an hour long documentary that exposes the exploitation of people with disabilities through personal stories and expert interviews. It also presents clear employment alternatives with competitive wages and community inclusion. Do we want all people to have a shot at a job for fair pay in their own communities, or do we want some people to be separated, exploited and robbed of their chance to seize the American dream for themselves? Location: Saxbe Auditorium, Moritz College of Law, 55 W. Twelfth Ave., Columbus (OS). Screening of Bottom Dollar
Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 6:30-9:00 PM. Meet the Candidates Forum – Columbus. Sponsored by The Franklin County Consortium for Good Government, these Forums offer an opportunity for members of the public to meet and question the candidates who are running for public offices. The Consortium invites all candidates who are running in a contested race to at least one of the candidates’ forums. We may also invite proponents and opponents of issues to the forums depending on decisions by the governing board of the Consortium. This year the Consortium will hold “Meet the Candidates” Forums in widely separated geographical sites so that people in most electoral areas will be provided with a convenient place to view candidates. Click here for this year’s schedule of events! Location: Columbus Idea Foundry, 421 W State St., Columbus, OH 43215.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 7:00 – 9:00 PM. Stand Up for Columbus. Columbus comedy legend Travis Irvine will be hosting a night of laughter for a cause! Join Yes We Can in hearing some of Columbus' biggest comedians. Line-up includes: Travis Irvine (host), Wacky Jack Crawford, Evelyn Troutman, Ian Miller, Olivia Smith, Griffin Browning, Carlos Teel, Leslie Battle. RSVP here. Suggested donation $27, and can be given at the door or by going to the following link: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/yeswecancolumbus?refcode=comedy&amount=27.00Location: Ace of Cups, 2619 N. High St., Columbus 43202. RSVP here.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 7:00 – 9:00 PM. Jacobin Reading Group. This October, CJRG marks the 100-year anniversary of the 1917 Revolution in Russia by reading China Miéville's latest novel, 'October'. Meet in the back room of Dempsey's for this book discussion. Location: Dempsey’s Food & Spirits, 346 S. High St., Columbus 43215. Facebook.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 10:00 AM. Faith Says No #Muslimban 3.0. The latest version of President Trump's racist Muslim Ban will go into effect October 18th. We are going to pray for the victims of this immoral policy and demand change in our places of power. Will you join us? Location: Abubakar Asiddiq Islamic Center, 591 Industrial Mile Rd, Columbus, OH 43228. RSVP here.
Wednesday, October 18, 25, and November 1, 2017, 7:00 PM. National Mobilization to Stop Trump War on North Korea. The United States and North Korea are on a dangerous path towards a military confrontation that could kill millions and engulf the world in a nuclear holocaust. Trump has threatened, “to totally destroy North Korea,” and to “unleash fire and fury like the world has never seen.” Responding to these threats, North Korea stated it has the right to shoot down U.S. strategic bombers - even outside their airspace in self-defense. In both Washington and Pyongyang, hardliners are calling the shots. It’s time to mobilize to avert a catastrophe of global proportions.
October 18: Economic War on North Korea: Impact of Sanctions on North Korean People. Dr. Kevin Gray, Woodrow Wilson Center/Dr. Linda Lewis, American Friends Service Committee.
October 25: Peace Activists in South Korea and Japan Respond.
November 1: Concrete Asks for Congress to Stop US War on North Korea. Erica Fein, Win Without War/Dan Jasper, American Friends Service Committee/Paul Kawika Martin, Peace Action.
Co-sponsored by: American Friends Service Committee, Beyond the Bomb, Code Pink, Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space, Hawaii Alliance for Progressive Action, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, Peace Action, Peace Philosophy Centre Vancouver Canada, United for Peace and Justice, Veterans for Peace, Win Without War, Women Cross DMZ, Women for Genuine Security, World Beyond War. More information and link to registration here.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 7:00 PM. People Power Webinar: How to Begin a Jail Voter Registration Campaign in Your Ohio County. Participants will learn about who is eligible to vote in Ohio — including people with felony convictions, those who are currently incarcerated for a misdemeanor, and those awaiting trial — and how to register them to vote. This upcoming webinar will provide an overview of nationwide efforts to increase ballot access for historically disadvantaged groups. Katrice Williams, policy associate for the ACLU of Ohio, will also explain next steps for registering voters in jail. Although there is no charge, pre-registration is required. Listen in and learn how you can improve access to the ballot for individuals involved in the criminal justice system.
Thursday, October 19, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 PM. BQIC General Meeting. Join us for our monthly meeting to discuss our progress in our groups and listen to a short teach-in. BQIC meetings will now be 3rd Thursdays of every month. Our November meeting will be Thursday, November 16 also at the Driving Park library. Location: Columbus Metropolitan Library, Driving Park Branch, 1422 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus 43205. Facebook.
Thursday, October 19, 2017, 6:30 – 9:00 PM. Meet the Candidates Forum – Bexley. Sponsored by The Franklin County Consortium for Good Government, these Forums offer an opportunity for members of the public to meet and question the candidates who are running for public offices. The Consortium invites all candidates who are running in a contested race to at least one of the candidates’ forums. We may also invite proponents and opponents of issues to the forums depending on decisions by the governing board of the Consortium. This year the Consortium will hold “Meet the Candidates” Forums in widely separated geographical sites so that people in most electoral areas will be provided with a convenient place to view candidates. Click here for this year’s schedule of events! Location: Bexley City Hall, 2242 E. Main Street, Bexley, Ohio 43209.
Thursday and Friday, October 19 and 20, 2017. Transforming Care: LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS Health Equity Conference. At this two-day annual conference, many activists, academics, community members, and professionals in health and social service will come together to share research, discuss health disparities affecting the LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS community, best practices, and practical information such as family planning, wellness activities, and health and safety initiatives. This year's theme will be "Health Across the Lifespan." This 2017 conference is being hosted by The Equitas Health Institute for LGBTQ Health Equity, a nonprofit, community-based healthcare system that has become one of the largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning, HIV/AIDS healthcare organizations. Serving thousands throughout Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia, its mission is to provide diverse and specialized healthcare, advocacy, HIV/STI awareness, and community health initiatives. For more information, a list of speakers, and registration, please visit the the conference website. Location: The Fawcett Center, 2400 Olentangy River Road.
Thursday, October 19, 2017, 5:30 PM. Transgender Spotlight. Join us for a special screening of the ACLU's Transgender Spotlight video mini-series! We spoke to a dozen transgender and gender non-conforming Ohioans to learn about the issues that matter to them the most and asked them to share their stories with us. Two of our Ohio TransAction Committee members, Liam Gallagher, trans outreach and volunteer coordinator for Stonewall Columbus, and Lana Moore, former captain with the Columbus Fire Department, will lead a discussion regarding the most pressing issues facing the transgender community today. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP here. Location: ACLU of Ohio, 1108 City Park Ave., STE 203, Columbus, OH 43206.
Thursday, October 19, 2017, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Speak to Others about Human Trafficking. This workshop will be presented by Theresa Flores, survivor and creator of S.O.A.P. and Michaelle Hannan, Anti-Human Trafficking Director with The Salvation Army. Cost: $25.00. If you are interested in attending, contact Sister Sally Burk 614-337-1945 or email@example.com or Karen Southward 614-864-1899 or firstname.lastname@example.org for registration. Preregistration required. Location: Tree of Life Center, 5000 Centre Loop, Upper Arlington.
Thursday, October 19, 2017, 12:00 – 1:30 PM. Indivisible OH12 Rally at Tiberi’s – Every Week. He still hasn't held a Town Hall to talk to his constituents so we hope to him. We stand outside his office for about 30 minutes and then we go inside to deliver our post cards or other documents to Tiberi's staff. Join us - we are a friendly and fun group! Bring your signs and issues you want to discuss with Tiberi or his staff. Free parking is available at the park across the street. Location: 250 E Wilson Bridge Rd, Worthington, OH 43085.
Thursday, October 19, 2017, 8:00 PM. #PeopleTakePower Online Discussion. Wondering how we can use elections to defeat the racist right-wing and build our movements for collective liberation? #PeopleTakePower is a series of online discussions with the raddest organizers working in electoral politics. Brought to you by the Left Inside/Outside Project with OrganizingUpgrade. A conversation with: Rukia Lumumba, from the campaign to elect visionary and radical Chokwe Antar Lumumba as the mayor of Jackson, Mississippi and Rafael Navar, national political director of the Communications Workers of America. Register here.
Thursday, October 19, 2017, 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 by 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.
Friday, October 20, 2017, 7:30 – 10:30 PM. BQIC Presents: Art Against Police Brutality. Please join Black Queer and Intersectional Columbus in our movement to resist police brutality, violence, and other forms of oppression -- this time through art! Join us for our art benefit show on Friday, October 20! We will have a silent auction of local artists' work and all proceeds will go towards the#BlackPride4 and BQIC's organizing efforts to support Black queer and trans folks and fight police brutality. Local bands, food trucks, and drinks to enjoy. Come hear amazing live local music, drink, eat great food, and buy some art for a good cause! Location: Art Outside the Lines, 485 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus 43215. For artists interested in donating, there is additional information on the Facebook Page. Facebook Event.
Saturday, October 21, 2017, 2:00 – 3:30 PM. Columbus City Councilmember Michael Stinziano Community Office Hours. Councilmember Michael Stinziano will hold Community Hours in October across the City to listen to issues and concerns of Columbus residents. Community Hours offer citizens the opportunity to tell Councilmember Stinziano what is important to them and how he and City Council can help. All members of the Columbus community are encouraged to attend. Location: Amy’s Donuts, 650 Georgesville Rd., Columbus, OH 43228. For additional information contact: Kevin McCain, 614-645-5829
Sunday, October 22, 2017, 3:00-5:00 PM. DACA Event. The Interfaith Association of Central Ohio and the Peace-Builders are joining with Community Refugee & Immigration Services (CRIS) to host a DACA information and sharing event. Join us! You will learn about the current DACA situation in both Central Ohio and the United States, hear from DACA recipients and their families, and learn how you can join the effort to keep DACA alive. There will be question and answer opportunities as well. Location: University Baptist Church, 50 West Lane Avenue, Columbus, OH 43201 (limited parking in lot off of Norwich). More details are coming!
Sunday, October 22 and Monday, October 23, 2017. Harvest Without Violence: Ending Gender-based Violence in the Fields. Join the Coalition of Immokalee Workers for a new initiative in the Wendy’s Boycott to end gender-based violence in the agriculture industry. With more than 80% of farmworker women experiencing sexual harassment or assault, let us lift up the Fair Food Program’s effective prevention of violence against women, call on Wendy’s to stop purchasing from fields where such violence goes unchecked and unabated – and work for a New Economy in which all workers’ rights are respected. Sunday, October 22, 2017, 4:00 PM – 6:00. Interfaith Service to End Violence. We will unite in prayer and song in our determination to eliminate gender-based violence in the fields and in our society. Location: First Congregational Church, 444 E. Broad St., Columbus, Ohio. Details on: Facebook. Monday, October 23, 2017, 4:30 – 6:00 PM. Public Witness with Farmworker Women. Join farmworker women for a public witness at Wendy’s Headquarters as they call on executive to meet with them and hear their stories. Location: Wendy’s Inc. Headquarters, 1 Dave Thomas Blvd, Dublin, Ohio. For more information, please contact email@example.com or 614-459-0017.
Sunday, October 22, 2017, 3:30 – 5:00 PM. Simply Living Book Club Launch. Join us and be part of launching the Simply Living Book Club. We know the why, and we will be exploring the what, where and when! Location: Northwood High Bldg, 2231 N High St, Cols 43201. Free parking in the R spaces only in rear lot or on adjacent streets. Interested? Contact Sarah Edwards, firstname.lastname@example.org or Chuck Lynd, email@example.com.
Sunday, October 22, 2017, 1:00 PM. Beyond Lip Service: Digging Deeper into the Opioid Crisis. Join us for a different kind of discussion about the opioid crisis. We'll be digging deep and asking some difficult questions to uncover the real causes of this crisis and evaluate potential solutions for Ohio communities. Here are some of the questions we will pose to our panel of experts to get the conversation started: How does bias--about addiction, race, and beyond--enter into the drug addiction conversation? What is it about Ohio that has made us ground zero in the crisis? What are the political dynamics of the opioid crisis? Do we have the will to do what we need to do? Is this a local, state, or federal issue? What is the one thing you think is essential to do, but that no one is talking about and that it might even be hard to discuss in public? Our moderator is Ohio University Health Policy Professor Daniel Skinner, and our panelists include Wendy Patton, Senior Project Director for Policy Matters Ohio, Jason Ridley, Pastor from the Hilltop Community Worship Center, and Esther Flores, nurse missionary and "trench worker" with the care-based organization 1DivineLine2Health. Hosted by Indivisible District 15. Location: 5181 Northwest Pkwy, Hilliard, Ohio. Facebook.
Monday, October 23, 2017, 7:00 PM. Central Ohioans for Peace. Steve Farber will talk about the International Movement for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) and the Anti-BDS movement in the U.S. Steve is a Jewish member of Jewish Voice for Peace Central Ohio. Location: Columbus Mennonite Church, 35 Oakland Park Ave., Columbus 43214. More information here. For questions about Central Ohioans for Peace, please send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Like us on Facebook! Facebook Event.
Monday, October 23, 2017, 7:00 – 8:45 PM. Environmental Film Series. Screening of “The Messenger” with lively discussion led by leading OSU and local experts. Does the uncertain future of birds mirror our own? Location: Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering & Chemistry (CBEC), Room 130, 151 W. Woodruff Ave., Ohio State University. Details at epn.osu.edu. (Free pizzas and beverages @ 6:45 PM. Sponsored by the School of Environmental and Natural Resources & Office of Energy and Environment. More information on the film series here.
Monday, October 23, 2017, 6:00 PM. MYMM – Gender By Us Conversation. Join us this Make Your Mark Monday for a Gender By Us conversation! Gender By Us, created by The Women's Fund, is a conversation tool used to spark change, mobilize advocates for gender equality and generate dialogue surrounding the impacts of implicit biases and gender norms. Before the event, be sure to follow the link below and take the short test titled, Gender- Career IAT, as we will take some time to discuss our results during the conversation. https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/takeatest.html Location: 1350 W. Fifth Ave., Columbus 43212. Facebook.