Local Events/Meetings this week:
Monday, February 24, 2014, 7:00 PM. Central Ohioans for Peace Meeting. Program: The Immokalee Farm Workers Will Talk About Fair Food Campaign and their struggle for a living wage and humane working conditions. CIW is seeking support for it actions demanding that Wendy's sign on to a historic partnership among farmworkers, Florida tomato growers, and twelve major food corporations to build a new tomato industry that will advance the human rights and dignity of farmworkers. Representatives of the Coalition will make a presentation about the Fair Food Program and how we can join them in a vigil, concert, and/or march to Wendy's headquarters in Dublin the weekend of March 8-9. Free and open to the public. Location: Columbus Mennonite Church, 35 Oakland Park Avenue. For more information on COFP, visit https://sites.google.com/site/centralohioansforpeace/
Monday, February 24, 2014, 7:00 PM. Central Ohio Solar and Smart Grid Cooperative Meeting. Location: UU Church (in Slowter Lounge), 93 West Weisheimer Road (just west of N. High Street, between Morse Rd. and Henderson Rd, Columbus). For more information, see http://www.meetup.com/Columbus-Community-Solar-and-Smart-Grids-Cooperative/
Monday, February 24, 2014, 7:30 PM. Youth Beat Radio on WCRS. Tune in 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 7:30 PM. Free Press Free Film Shorts: Immokalee Workers Campaign for Justice. Join us for a night of film and conversation with Oscar Otzoy, a farmworker leader of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) and representatives of Ohio Fair Food. The Coalition of Immokalee Workers is an internationally-recognized group of farmworkers, who, through a 20-year struggle, have won campaigns with 12 multi-billion dollar corporations to transform pay, conditions and power dynamics in the tomato fields of Florida. We’ll show short clips of the hardships and triumphs, including a clip of the never-before-seen documentary Food Chains, produced by Eva Longoria and narrated by Forest Whitaker, which just premiered this month at the Berlin Film Festival. We’ll also learn from Ohio Fair Food how Columbus has suddenly become the focal point of this nationwide effort and about the major March to Wendy’s Headquarters approaching on March 9th. Location: Drexel Theater, 2254 E. Main St., Bexley, email@example.com, 614-253-2571.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 6:00 PM (Movie at 7:00 PM). Green Drinks at Studio 35 Screens "How To Boil a Frog.” This month's Green Drinks event will feature our annual environmental movie night at Studio 35 Cinema & Drafthouse in Clintonville. Green Drinks will start at 6pm with a screening of the movie "How to Boil a Frog" at 7pm. Movie admission for this special event is $5.00. From the filmmakers: How to Boil a Frog is a comedic documentary about overshoot: too many people using up too little planet much too fast. Yes, we’ve taken the kind of material that makes people jump off bridges, put it in a blender, and churned out a smoothie o’fun that gives you the big picture of what the hell is going on with our so-called civilization, and tells you what you and I can do about it that will not only actually make a difference (no light bulbs!) but also make our lives better right now! Click here to view the movie trailer. RSVP on Facebook.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 7:00 PM. Special Screening “Omar” at the Gateway. The Committee for Justice in Palestine is be partenering with the Office of International Affairs to screen this Oscar nominated film. The film is FREE for students with a valid BuckID and tickets are available to the public for $10. If you are a paid CJP member planning to attend the screening but do not have a valid Buck ID, let us know and we will cover the cost of your ticket.
Thursday, February 27, 2014, 8:00 PM. Move To Amend internet radio. Listen to it streaming at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/movetoamend 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.
Friday, February 28, 2014, 7:00 PM. Free documentary screening: The Stones Cry Out, The Story of the Palestinian Christians (2013, 56 minutes) a film by Yasmine Perni. Christianity was born in Palestine two thousand years ago. From there it spread throughout the Middle East and to the rest of the world. Many people are unaware Christians still live in the land. For more than 60 years the Palestinians, Christians, and Muslims have suffered displacement, expulsion, wars, occupation, and oppression. The voices of Palestinian Christians have all too often been drowned out in the turmoil of events. This documentary is their story, in their voices, from the Nakba (catastrophe) of 1948 until today. Light refreshments. Location: Maynard United Methodist Church, 2350 Indianola Avenue, Columbus, Ohio. For more information, please contact Connie Hammond, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, February 28, 2014, 8:00 – 10:00 PM. Nina's Benefit and Auction for FreedomOhio's Freedom Ohio campaign. Sponsored by Nina West and Freedom Ohio. Support the Ohio campaign for marriage equality, and have a lot of fun. Take a little time for yourself and have a great time. Join us for Nina West's Freedom to Marry Benefit. Because who doesn't like a great show that helps Ohio win Marriage Equality? Nina will help -- fingers crossed -- usher in the end of winter with lots of laughs, great entertainment and an auction. Shhhh, two Cher tickets will also be raffled off for her upcoming "Dressed to Kill" show... raffle tickets are only $10, so the more you buy, the better your odds (you must be present to win). Location: Axis on High at 775 N. High Street in the Short North. You can get tickets online or at the door. **100% of the proceeds go to winning marriage equality in Ohio. FreedomOhio PAC - You can also get your AWESOME vinyl Oval Bumper online right now.
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Friday, February 28, 2014, 7:00-8:30 PM. Watch "Magnum Opus" - Rarely-Seen Short Film on Future of Folk Music. “Magnum Opus” is a brilliant, serious, moving, short film about the passing on of folk music from one generation to another. Come and you’ll have a chance to view it, discuss it, and talk with the film’s co-star, the Columbus Folk Music Society's own Fred Bailey. The 19-minute film was produced in 2011 by local director and movie-maker Corey Aumiller, but it’s gotten relatively little publicity. The fictional film is unique, since it has virtually no dialogue, but it packs a visual and an emotional punch as it deals with a topic that’s rarely highlighted. Please join us to view this thought-provoking and compelling production. After we play it, we’ll have an informal discussion about the movie itself, Fred’s role in it, and perhaps most important – the future of folk music. Location: Community Resources Center, 14 W. Lakeview Ave, Columbus 43202.
Saturday, March 1, 2014, 2:00 - 4:00 PM. Coffee Meet and Greet with Bob Hart. Meet Bob Hart, the official Green Party candidate for congress in the 12th District of Ohio. The Green Party offers hope and vision for the future. Our campaign theme is Representing People Not Corporations, reflecting our opposition to the distorting influence of money on our democracy, creating unfair economic and political inequality. The campaign will focus on the critical issues of full employment, living wage jobs, universal health care, green energy initiatives, and a guaranteed college education. Location: Jeni’s Ice Cream, 1 W Bridge Street, Dublin, OH 43017. More information at www.hartforcongress.com
Sunday, March 2, 2014, 2:00 - 4:00 PM. Coffee Meet and Greet with Bob Hart. Meet Bob Hart, the official Green Party candidate for congress in the 12th District of Ohio. The Green Party offers hope and vision for the future. Our campaign theme is Representing People Not Corporations, reflecting our opposition to the distorting influence of money on our democracy, creating unfair economic and political inequality. The campaign will focus on the critical issues of full employment, living wage jobs, universal health care, green energy initiatives, and a guaranteed college education. Global Gallery, 3535 N High Street, Columbus, OH 43214. More information at www.hartforcongress.com
Sunday, March 2, 2014, 5:00 PM. A Place at the Table Documentary. Why are almost 50 million Americans hungry, and why are more than 23.5 million children and teenagers overweight or obese (and sometimes hungry, too)? What triggers and connects these trends? What systems and institutions perpetuate food insecurity, and what reforms will ensure that people get the healthy food they need? Come engage in a conversation about these questions at a potluck and free screening of the critically acclaimed documentary “A Place at the Table,” directed by Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush. Location: North Unitarian Universalist Congregation (NUUC), 1574 Franklin St, Lewis Center, OH 43035. The movie will begin at 5:00 followed by a potluck and discussion. See also Sun March 9 at the NUUC service at 10:30 to hear local people who work in the area of food insecurity. Learn what is being done, what the needs are and what you can do to help.
Sunday, March 2, 2014, 2:00 PM. Studio 35 Screens Award Winning Documentary on Cooperatives. "Shift Change: Putting Democracy To Work" tells the little known stories of employee-owned businesses that compete successfully in today's economy while providing secure, dignified jobs in democratic workplaces. The usual economic solutions are not working, so some citizens and public officials are ready to think outside of the box, to reinvent our failing economy in order to restore long term community stability and a more egalitarian way of life. Cleveland's Evergreen Cooperative is an outstanding example of urban redevelopment inspired by the successful Mondragon Cooperative in Spain. Both are featured in the film, along with Equal Exchange, the fair trade coffee roasters, and an Association of cooperative bakeries in San Francisco. More info here. $5 donation requested. Panel discussion follows the 70-minute film. Sponsored by Simply Living and co-sponsored by local Food Co-ops and the Support Our Local Economy (SOLE) Coalition. Location: Studio 35, 3055 Indianola Ave. 43202. Contact: Chuck.Lynd@gmail.com or call 614-354-6172.