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Date and time TBA.  Indivisible’s Rapid Resist Rally if Mueller or Rostenstein Fired.   TIME AND DATE TO DEPEND ON TIMING OF MUELLER/ROSENSTEIN FIRING. Nobody is above the law.  NEW LOCATION: Bicentennial Park, 233 S Civic Center Dr, Columbus, OH 43215. The location may need to change again in the future depending on the date this eventually occurs. Please check here and with the MoveOn event for updates when the rally is actually called.  #NotAboveTheLaw. If Trump fires Mueller or Rosenstein prior to 2 p.m., our rally will occur at 5 p.m. that day; If Trump fires one of them after 2 p.m., rally will occur at Noon the following day. The DATE ON THE EVENT IS JUST A PLACEHOLDER. Please register through MoveOn to receive an email notification if/when the event is triggered. https://act.moveon.org/event/mueller-firing-rapid-response/13341/signup/?   Find other rallies 

here.

 


Monday, ​ July 16, 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


 

Monday, July 16, 2018, 6:30 – 8:30 PM.  Ohio Canna-Activism Training Columbus.  Our time to legalize cannabis is now!  Join us for our Columbus activist training event.  The Marijuana Rights and Regulations initiative petition is in full circulation statewide! FINALLY, Ohio will have the opportunity to vote to end marijuana prohibition in a matter that is fair and just.  We are a citizen lead initiative that is rooted in social justice and committed to bringing Ohioans the choice to end marijuana prohibition in 2019.  Since becoming certified by the Attorney General in May, the Marijuana Rights and Regulations initiative has gained tremendous support statewide from legislators, supreme court justices, patients, and citizens.
Do you want Ohio to have the opportunity to vote "yes" to regulate marijunana like alcohol? This is a free canna-activist training event hosted by Ohio Families For Change. Together will we will bring this great change to Ohio!  https://ohiofamiliesforchange.com/.  More information on Facebook.  

 

 


Monday, July 16, 2018, 7:00 – 9:00 PM.  OH 12 Postcard Party at Wholly Craft.  Come write postcards to voters with your OH12 friends and neighbors to tell people about the upcoming Special Election and spread the word about Danny O'Connor. Many thanks to host Wholly Craft! Feel free to bring drinks or snacks to share.  Location:  Wholly Craft, 3515 N. High St., Columbus.  Facebook.  


 

Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 5:30 – 8:00 PM.  Phone Bank with Indivisible for O’Connor.  Join Indivisible members to make calls and leave messages to get the word out about the special election and Danny O'Connor.   The campaign will provide phones and laptops - just bring yourself and your lovely phone voice.  RSVP here or at https://events.mobilizeamerica.io/oconnorforcongress/event/4112/.  Location:  3045 Indianola Ave., Columbus.  Facebook.  


 

Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 5:30 – 7:00 PM. Columbus City Councilmember Remy Community Hours.  In an effort to connect with the community, Councilmember Emmanuel V. Remy is hosting events in July to listen to ideas and concerns of Columbus residents.  These events give citizens the opportunity to talk with Councilmember Remy and his staff, share what is important to them and propose ways Council can work with the community.  Location:  Tim Hortons, 1815 Morse Road, Columbus.  For more information, contact Lucy Frank 614-724-4432. 


 

Wednesday, July 18, 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.  Execution schedule is here - http://www.drc.ohio.gov/execution-schedule).   Attend the weekly vigil every Wednesday between 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM 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 Page.


 

Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 6:30 – 8:00 PM.  COWC New Member Orientation.  COWC is excited to roll out our new membership program!  Since our founding, we have always envisioned being a member-run organization but building a viable membership process took a considerable investment of time and resources. Now we're ready! If you are an immigrant, worker, or ally with a passion for social justice, membership in COWC is a great way to ensure that you have a voice in our growing organization.  Member orientation is a laid-back introduction to our mission, values, and projects, and gives you a chance to ask lots of questions. Attending the membership orientation is a prerequisite to membership, but you do not need to commit to membership just because you attend. The orientation is open to all.  Light refreshments will be provided.  Location:  Bottoms Up Coffee Shop, 1069 W. Broad St., Columbus 43222.  (Enter back door, ring the buzzer.)  Facebook.  


 

Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 8:00 PM. Candlelight Vigil.  It's time to get proactive. Across the nation on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, patriotic Americans will stand up to Confront Corruption and Demand Democracy with a candlelight vigil.  It's time to demand that our political leaders stop allowing the degradation of our democratic principles and institutions. Trump and others in his Administration are trading on the power invested in our institutions for personal and financial gain, and to avoid accountability, rather than for the welfare of the American people. From threatening the Russia investigation and egregious ethics scandals, to demonizing and imprisoning immigrants, this Administration is running ramshod (sic) over our country's founding principles on a daily basis. And Senator Portman and his fellow Republicans in Congress are allowing it to happen unchecked. Location:  Senator Rob Portman, 37 W. Broad St., Columbus 43215.  Facebook.  


 

Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 5:30 – 7:30 PM.  Monthly Happy Hour & Postcard Party with Indivisible OH12.  Join us as we gather to write postcards to our elected officials or for our endorsed candidates and socialize. No postcarding experience necessary. Everyone is welcome!   We're starting a little early this time to take full advantage of happy hour prices until 7.  Location:  Keystone Pub & Patio, 1081 Gemini Place, Columbus.  Facebook.  


 

Thursday, July 19, 2:00 PM.  Americans for Peace Now:  Professor Shibley Telhami Briefing Call.  Professor Shibley Telhami, one of America's leading experts on the Middle East, will comment on the current state of American-Palestinian relations, on Donald Trump's Israeli-Palestinian policy, on Trump's prospective "peace plan," and on the role of Arab governments in the current dynamics between the US, Israel and the Palestinians.  Dial-in Number: 951-797-1058; Participant Access Code: 147414


 

Thursday, July 19, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  Community Forum on Police Reform:  Stop the Racism.  Unchecked internal discrimination inside CPD equals unchecked external discrimination in the community.  Panel:  Pastor Mike Reeves Sr., Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church; Minister Donell Muhammad, Muhammad Mosque #43; Rev. Dr. Jeffrey P. Kee, New Faith Baptist Church of Christ; Future State Representative District 26, Shareeque A. Saddiq; Charles Traylor, host of “Front Street” 92.9fm the “Drum”; Barbara Clark, Black Women’s Voters League; Melissa McFadden, Private Citizen; Joe Motil, Candidate for City Council.  Moderated by Khari Enharo, Radio and Television personality.  Location:  Columbus Early Learning Center, 240 N. Champion Ave. (use rear entrance). 


 

Thursday, July 19, 2018, 7:00 PM.  Fair Districts = Fair Elections Webinar.  This brief webinar will discuss data insights from the campaign, including a discussion of some interesting findings relating to the impact of sending postcards. We expect the webinar to last about 30 minutes. Here is login info to join us:  Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/794616653 Or iPhone one-tap: US: +16699006833, 794616653# or +16468769923, 794616653# Or Telephone: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 876 9923 Meeting ID: 794 616 653. 


 

Thursday, July 19, 2018, 12:00 PM.  OH 12 Weekly Protest Rally (and lunch).  Join OH12 for a weekly protest in Clintonville.  Gather with other members of OH12 weekly as we protest, share ideas and inspiration. A short protest with signs will be followed by lunch. Each week we will post the location and topic. Check the Facebook event for the location.  Facebook.  


 

Thursday, July 19, 2018, 3:30 AM – 5:00 PM.  Columbus City Council President Pro Tem Stinziano Community Hours.  Community Hours offer citizens the opportunity to tell President Pro Tem 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:  Panera Bread - Olentangy Plaza, 875 Bethel Rd. For more information contact: Kevin McCain, 614-645-5829. 


 

Friday, July 20, 2018, Noon – 1:00 PM. Pax Christi Webinar.  Want Peace?  Prepare for it.  Speakers:  Rose Berger from Sojourners and Nick Mele, Retired U.S. Diplomat.  Register for the Webinar here.  


 

Saturday, July 21, 2018, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM.  Keep Wayne Wild Summer Bioblitz in the Marietta Unit.  Join us July 21st for a fun and educational day in the Marietta Unit. We will be meeting at Leith Run Recreation Area and surveying at a few locations in the Marietta Unit throughout the day!  If you have a smartphone, we recommend downloading the free iNaturalist app in advance, but you don't have to use it to participate.  Please email us at keepwaynewild@gmail.com if you'd like to join the planning committee or if you have questions or suggestions!  More details to come.  Location:  Wayne National Forest, Marietta, Ohio.  Facebook.  


 

Saturday, July 21, 2018, Noon – 2:00 PM Move to Amend Central Ohio Meeting.   Learn about local and statewide plans to promote a constitutional amendment saying that corporations are not people and money is not protected free speech.  Facebook:  https://movetoamend.org/oh-columbus.  Website:  https://movetoamend.org.Location:  First Unitarian Universalist Church, 93 W. Weisheimer, Columbus. Please contact:  sbolzenius72@hotmail.com 


 

Saturday July 21, 2018, 1;00 - 3:30 PM.  Earthship +Sustainable Farm Tour.  Join Annie and Jay for a guided tour of Blue Rock Station. The Warmkes are happy to periodically open their farm for a glimpse of how their version of sustainable living works. This is a tour of a private farm, so some places may be off limits.  Visitors will view some of the buildings made with rammed-earth tires, straw bales and earth plaster.  There is a total of 18 buildings that can potentially be a part of the tour. After a short walk down the lane visitors will be invited to visit the sun room and living room of the first Earthship east of the Mississippi.  Depending on the weather, time will be given for discussion of ideas and questions. Children are always welcome, unless otherwise noted but please keep in mind that this is an adult tour. Please bring something for young children to do since adults will be talking about lots of things that might not be interesting to children.  Reservations and pre-payment are required. Private tours can be scheduled for visitors with more specific questions about their personal building projects. $10 per person (children 5 and under free).    Email annie@bluerockstation.com or telephone (740) 674-4300 for more details.  Location:  Blue Rock Station, 1190 Virginia Ridge Rd Philo, OH 43771. More info and reservations HERE.


 

Monday, July 23, 2018.  Central Ohioans for Peace – No Meeting.  We are slowing down for the summer and will meet only on the 2nd Mondays from June – August!  Enjoy the Summer!  Persist in seeking Peace!  Find a new way to work for Justice!


 

Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 6:00 – 7:30 PM.  Columbus City Council Community Meeting on the North Side.  City Council is eager to understand the issues important to residents and discuss opportunities to build strong, safe and healthy neighborhoods. Columbus City Council is announcing the third of the 2018 Columbus City Council Community Meeting series.  The event gives residents a chance to talk about diverse subject matter in an informal, one-on-one setting with councilmembers, staff and department leadership.  Council President Shannon Hardin will welcome guests and provide a brief overview of the event.  Location:  North Side Neighborhood Pride Center, 248 E. 11th Ave., Columbus. 


 

Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM.  Playdate Protest at Rep. Stivers’ Office (Hilliard).  Join us in standing up as parents and kids against families being torn apart, against people of any age being put in cages, and against deportations. Because #FamiliesBelongTogether — and they’re STILL not reunified. This administration keeps making excuses — and missing deadlines. So we’re going to disrupt business as usual at ALL 3 of Rep. Stivers’ district offices (Hilliard, Lancaster & Wilmington) and make our demands known, as families, in a way that’s bold and fierce, but also loving and thoughtful.  Activists all over the country have been staging playdate protests in response to Trump's immigration policies. These activists are Moms, Dads, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Friends, Neighbors... and KIDS! Come ready to sing songs, play games, color, and take up lots of space!  Location:  3790 Municipal Way, Hilliard, Ohio 43026.   Facebook.    Also, events are planned at other offices:  Wilmington Facebook event, Lancaster Facebook Event.


 

Thursday, July 26, 2018, 7:00 9:00 PM.  Columbus DSA Business Meeting.   Open to all, this meeting is to coordinate our activities, discuss chapter business, and hear committee updates. Location:  Northwood High Building, Room 100, 2231 N High St Columbus, OH.  For more information, contact columbusdsa@gmail.com


 

Thursday, July 26, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  July Repro Health Happy Hour.  Calling all Columbus reproductive justice activists, allies, and supporters!  Whether you're a seasoned advocate or newly interested in engaging in RJ work following the news of the past few weeks, join us July 26th to learn about the work being done in Columbus, raise funds for a repro justice cause, and enjoy some fresh craft beer! For our July event, we're taking things back up to GROWL in Clintonville.  100% of funds raised at this event will go to ROOTT.  From their Facebook page: "Restoring Our Own Through Transformation (ROOTT) is a Black women-led reproductive justice organization dedicated to collectively restoring our well-being through self-determination, collaboration, and resources to meet the needs of women and families within communities."  Location:  2995 N. High St., Columbus.  Facebook.  


 

Friday, July 27, 2018, 6:00 – 10:00 PM (film begins at 7:00 PM).  Dark Money at the Drexel Gateway.   DARK MONEY, a political documentary thriller, examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials. The film takes viewers to Montana—a frontline in the fight to preserve fair elections nationwide—to follow an intrepid local journalist working to expose the real-life impacts of the US Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. Through this gripping story, DARK MONEY uncovers the shocking and vital truth of how American elections are bought and sold.  This Sundance award-winning documentary is directed/produced by Kimberly Reed (PRODIGAL SONS) and produced by Katy Chevigny (E-TEAM). Central Ohio Move to Amend is sponsoring the event with a panel of local speakers discussing the influence of dark money in Central Ohio from Move to Amend, Columbus Community Bill of Rights, Central Ohio Progressive Dems of America, and Jonathan Beard. Dark Money will be showing at the Gateway from July 27 – August 2.  Please check the Gateway website to check times.   Location:  Gateway Film Center, 1550 N. High St., Columbus.  For more information, contact Sandy Bolzenius sbolzenius72@hotmail.com.


 

Tuesday, July 28, 2018, 1:00 – 2:30 PM.  Columbus City Council President Pro Tem Stinziano Community Hours.  Community Hours offer citizens the opportunity to tell President Pro Tem 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:  Columbus Public Library, Martin Luther King Branch, 1600 E. Long St., Columbus.   For more information contact: Kevin McCain, 614-645-5829. 


 

Monday, July 30, 2018, 7:00 PM.  Hiroshima/Nagasaki Commemoration Concert and Speak Out.  Remembering past Peacemakers, Rededicating Ourselves to Peace and Justice.  Program featuring original works performed by Rocco Di Pietro, Columbus State professor and his students.  Location:  Columbus State Community College Workforce Development Board Room,  Address: 395 Grove St, Columbus, OH 43215.  Parking in lots and meters along the street.


 

Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 5:00 – 6:30 PM.  Columbus City Council President Pro Tem Stinziano Community Hours.  Community Hours offer citizens the opportunity to tell President Pro Tem 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:  Global Gallery Coffee Shop, 3535 N. High St. For more information contact: Kevin McCain, 614-645-5829.