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Updated Information fot Date And Time TBA depending on Timing of Mueller or Rostenstein Firing. National Call To Action - Rapid Response Coordinated by Indivisible. 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. The DATE ON THE EVENT IS JUST A PLACEHOLDER. We want to be ready to take the streets to demand that Congress respond quickly and forcefully – to protect our democracy and justice system.#NotAboveTheLaw Attendees will be expected to comply with Indivisible guidelines for rallies: No guns, No violence, No flag burning. Thank you in advancing for respecting those guidelines if you choose to participate! Please mark that you are "Going" to this new event so you can be kept informed about any changes or updates in plans. New location: Bicentennial Park, 233 S. Civic Center Drive, Columbus 43215. Facebook.
Monday, March 19, 2017, 7:00 – 8:30 PM. Columbus Community Bill of Rights Organizational Meeting. CCBOR has launched 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, March 19, 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 email@example.com.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 7:00 – 10:30 PM. Meet the Democratic Candidates of OH-12. This event hosted by the Licking County Democratic Club gives you the chance to meet the Democratic Candidates running to replace Pat Tiberi and represent Ohio's 12 congressional district! All candidates have confirmed attendance at this event. Tickets are FREE and first come first serve. Location: Welsh Hills School, 2610 Newark Granville Road, Granville. Facebook.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 7:00 PM. Special – One-on-one (or many) Time Bank Orientation. Join us for a special orientation session for new time bank members and for anyone who would like a refresher on the computer-based tracking system, hOur World. Location: First Unitarian Universalist Church, 93 W. Weisheimer Rd Columbus 43214. Contact: Alice.Faryna@gmail.com
Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 12:00 PM. Ann Towns "'Diplomacy is a Feminine Art': Gender and International Hierarchies in Diplomacy." Ann Towns is associate professor in political science at University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Her research deals with questions about norms, international hierarchies and resistance in international politics, generally with a focus on gender. She is currently conducting a large research project on gender norms and practices in diplomacy, an inter-state institution that has long been dominated by men but where more women have entered within the past decade. As part of this project, she will carry out field work among diplomats in Washington, D.C., during 2017-18 and in Stockholm 2018-19. Towns is the author of Women and States: Norms and Hierarchies in International Society (Cambridge, 2010) and co-editor of Gendering Diplomacy and International Negotiation, with Karin Aggestam (Palgrave, 2017). Read more and register at go.osu.edu/townsa
Location: 120 Mershon Center, 1501 Neil Ave.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 5:30 –
7:30 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. Copies of the book are available, just send us a Facebook message to
pick up one!
March 20th: Chapter 11 - Marxism and Oppression, Chapter 12 - Capitalism's Ecological Crisis, Chapter 13 - Imagine... The Socialist Future. Location: St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church and Community Center, 30 W. Woodruff, Columbus 432110. Facebook.
Wednesday, March 21, 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. The next execution is scheduled for 10am, Feb 13, (and almost monthly going into 2022! Schedule is here - http://www.drc.ohio.gov/execution-schedule). Attend the weekly vigil every Wednesday between 11:30am and 1pm 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 Event Page.
Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 2:00 PM. Webinar: Work Requirements Don’t Work: What’s at Stake and What Can We Do? Congress and the Administration have taken steps to attach work requirements to basic assistance programs such as healthcare, nutrition, and housing supports. The research shows that work requirements aren’t necessary and don’t help low-income individuals and families access employment and economic opportunity—so why does this strategy keep rearing its head? Who benefits, and who loses out, when work requirements are attached to basic supports? This webinar will outline the current and potential threats to basic assistance programs with a specific focus on work requirements; provide an on-the-ground perspective about how imposing work requirements in exchange for basic supports will hurt low-income individuals and especially people of color; and share communications tools and tactics for how to reframe the work requirements narrative and advocate for positive strategies to end chronic unemployment and poverty. Sponsored by Heartland Alliance and co-sponsored by Coalition on Human Needs. Click here to register
Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Indivisible OH12 Happy Hour & Postcard Party. Join us as we gather to hang out, socialize, strategize, and write postcards to voters and our elected officials. Members of OH3 and OH15 are also welcome! We'll be at reserved tables. Ask for "Indivisible"! Location: B Spot Burgers, 5091 N. Hamilton Road, Columbus 43230. Facebook.
Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 3:30 PM. Joshua Busby "Climate Change and Security: What Do We Know?" Joshua Busby is associate professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at University of Texas-Austin. He has published widely on transnational advocacy movements, climate change, global health, and other topics. Busby is the author of Moral Movements and Foreign Policy (Cambridge, 2010), and AIDS Drugs for All: Social Movements and Market Transformations, with Ethan Kapstein (Cambridge, 2013). He was a leading researcher on the Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS) project, a $7.5 million grant from the Department of Defense under its Minerva Initiative. He is the principal investigator under the Complex Emergencies and Political Stability in Asia (CEPSA) project, a $2 million project also funded by the Minerva Initiative. At this event, Busby will discuss the field of environmental security and what might be done to address the real security consequences associated with climate change. Read more and register at go.osu.edu/busbyj Location: 120 Mershon Center, 1501 Neil Ave.
Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Will Petrik Of The Yes We Can Coalition To Meet At Simply Living. An informal group of reflective activists have been meeting at the Simply Living offices once monthly for about a year to process all that is going on in our world since the election of Donald Trump. Will Petrik from Yes We Can will join us. He will be talking about the Yes We Can campaign last year (strengths, challenges, opportunities), share what YWC has learned and look to what is next. All are welcome. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend so we can make sure we have sufficient space and chairs. Location: Simply Living Office (in Maynard Ave UMC), 2350 Indianola Ave,, Columbus 43202. Parking on street or in church lot).
Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Wayne National Forest Resource Management Plan Revision Meeting. In February USFS announced its decision to revise its Resource Management Plan for Wayne National Forest, Ohio's only national forest. The first public meeting in this process will be March 21st in Canal Winchester. The outcome of the revision will determine the Wayne's future, including whether parcels continue to be leased to gas and oil companies for unconventional fracking.
This is an important opportunity for public input that may influence how USFS moves forward with the process. Let's show up and demand that the impacts of gas and oil development on the health of our forest, waterways, and nearby communities be given the consideration they deserve! Location: 22 S. Trine St., Canal Winchester, Ohio 43110. Facebook.
Wednesday, March 21, 2019, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Moms Demand Action - Advocacy Day. Join supporters of Moms Demand Action for their annual Advocacy Day. That day we will meet with Ohio state lawmakers and talk to them about common sense solutions to gun violence. Meet in the basement of the church to register and learn about the bills we are talking about that day. Then we'll walk to the Statehouse together. Be sure to RSVP via this link to receive any updates: http://every.tw/2BXHxj2 Location: Trinity Episcopal Church, 125 E Broad St Columbus, OH 43215. Ohio Statehouse 1 Capitol Square, Columbus 43215. Facebook.
Thursday, March 22, 2018, 12:00 PM. OH 12 Weekly Protest Rally (and lunch). Join OH12 for a weekly protest in Clintonville. Location: corner of N. High and North Broadway. (NE corner in front of the construction, across from Kroger.) Facebook.
March 22, 2018, 7:00 – 8:30 PM. DACA and
the Fight Against Deportation. The Deferred Action for
Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program affects nearly 800,000 undocumented people
nationwide. DACA has been under threat since the Trump Administration announced
it would repeal DACA on March 5, but last month recipients of DACA received a
reprieve when the Supreme Court refused a legal appeal to undo a federal court
injunction that requires the government to maintain the program. This was an incredible relief for the
hundreds of thousands of people that didn’t know what March 6 would bring. But
the reprieve is temporary, and bi-partisan “compromises” threaten to weaken the
program beyond recognition. The only hope for winning a real reprieve is to
mobilize the widespread public sentiment against the reactionaries' agenda and fight
for the rights of all immigrants--because no human being is illegal! Join ISO this week as we discuss the state of
DACA and the fight against deportations in the Trump era. We will also have a
space in the second half of our meeting to discuss and asses our local
immigration work. Suggested readings: "Congress
is Still Holding Immigrants Hostage:
"Trump's Campaign of Terror Against Immigrants" https://socialistworker.org/2018/02/08/trumps-campaign-of-terror-against-immigrants. Location: St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church and University Center, 30 W. Woodruff, Columbus 43210. Facebook.
Thursday, March 22, 2018, 7:00 9:00 PM. ColumbusDSA Business Meeting. The usual 4th Thursday of the month business meeting where we will be planning for the new year. Location: Northwood High Building, Room 100, 2231 N High St Columbus, OH. For more information, contact email@example.com. Facebook.
Thursday, March 22, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Standing Together: The Columbus Interfaith Community Rejecting Hate. Please Join: Columbus City Council President Pro Tem Michael Stinziano, Franklin County Commissioner Marilyn Brown, Council on American-Islamic Relations, Jewish Federation of Columbus's Jewish Community Relations Committee, Interfaith Association of Central Ohio, Congergation Tifereth Israel, and The Columbus Department of Neighborhoods for Standing Together. Members of the public are encouraged to attend to participate in a conversation addressing how the interfaith community in Central Ohio can work together to stop the spread of hate. Location: Congregation Tifereth Israel, 1354 East Broad St., Columbus, Ohio 43205. RSVP Here.
Thursday, March 22, 2018, 7:00 – 8:30 PM. Food for Thought: An Open Discussion on Food Animal Production. Pet lover? Vegan? Scientist? Meat enthusiast? Environmentalist? Farmer? Animal rights activist? You all have a perspective. Bring your perspective to the table. Join us for a unique panel event featuring 4 experts with differing viewpoints, moderated by Andy Vance. The 4 panelists include: Dr. Katy Proudfoot (OSU College of Vet Med, animal welfare representative), Eriyah Flynn (VeganShift, vegan representative), Dr. Leah Dorman (Phibro Animal Health Corp., livestock production representative), and Brian Snyder (OSU InFACT, sustainable food representative). Come and listen to these experts respectfully discuss topics related to animal welfare, animal production, sustainable food production, and animal rights. Plenty of time will be provided for you to ask questions! Location: Hitchcock Hall 131, OSU Campus. Facebook.
March 22-24, 2018. Columbus International Film & Animation Festival. Founded in 1952, the Columbus International Film & Animation Festival is the oldest film festival in the United States. Presented by Columbus College of Art & Design, the festival showcases world-class independent films in central Ohio. Schedule and ticket information on their website.
Thursday, March 22, 2018, 7:00 – 9:00 PM. The Organizer, presented by the Columbus Free Press. The Organizer is a portrait of Wade Rathke, the controversial founder of ACORN [Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now]. Presented by the Columbus Free Press, this screening will be accompanied by a question-and-answer period with Rathke. Purchase tickets here. In conjunction with Columbus International Film and Animation Festival, 3-22-2018 to 3-24-2018. The Organizer, presented by the Columbus Free Press. Location: Drexel Theatre, 2254 E. Main St. Drexel Theatre
Friday, March 23, 2018, 7:00 – 9:00 PM. Screening: The Turn Out with Know Human Trafficking. Human trafficking is a huge problem here in Ohio, across the nation, and around the world. In this session, The Turn Out and KNOW Human Trafficking explore the harsh realities of human trafficking in our world. Join us before the screening for a reception, 6-7pm, and stick around afterwards for a panel discussion on the potential impact of art and design in effecting social change. Hosted by The Roosevelt Coffeehouse. Location: Canzani Center Screening Room [Columbus College of Art and Design], 60 Cleveland Ave. Purchase tickets here. In conjunction with Columbus International Film and Animation Festival, 3-22-2018 to 3-24-2018. The Turn Out with KNOW Human Trafficking. Venue: Columbus College Of Art and Design, Canzani Center
Friday, March 23, 2018, 7:00 PM. BluesSwing Concert – Benefit for SPAN Ohio. BluesSwing explores the blues and popular song roots of American music, from W.C. Handy to B.B. King, from Thomas "Fats" Waller to Nat "King" Cole--and adds the occasional Beatles or Elvis number to spice things up. The solid rhythmic foundation of bass (Carl Yaffey) , drums (Kevin Truman), and banjo (Jackie LaMuth) allows our tasteful lead guitar (John Sherman) and distinctive vocals (Bill Kerwin) to send this classic mix of tunes straight to your hearts. www.bluesswing.org. Refreshments. Free will donations will benefit SPAN Ohio. The Single-Payer Action Network Ohio (SPAN Ohio) is a coalition of individuals and organizations working together to achieve fundamental reform of the health insurance system. Location: First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus, 93 W. Weisheimer, Columbus 43214. See: www.spanohio.org. Facebook Event.
Saturday, March 24, 2018, 11:00 AM. March for Our Lives – Columbus Official. Not one more. We cannot allow one more child to be shot at school. We cannot allow one more teacher to make a choice to jump in front of a firing assault rifle to save the lives of students. We cannot allow one more family to wait for a call or text that never comes. Our schools are unsafe. Our children and teachers are dying. We must make it our top priority to save these lives. March For Our Lives is created by, inspired by, and led by students across the country who will no longer risk their lives waiting for someone else to take action to stop the epidemic of mass school shootings that has become all too familiar. In the tragic wake of the seventeen lives brutally cut short in Florida, politicians are telling us that now is not the time to talk about guns. March For Our Lives believes the time is now. On March 24, the kids and families of March For Our Lives will take to the streets of Washington, DC to demand that their lives and safety become a priority. The collective voices of the March For Our Lives movement will be heard. School safety is not a political issue. There cannot be two sides to doing everything in our power to ensure the lives and futures of children who are at risk of dying when they should be learning, playing, and growing. The mission and focus of March For Our Lives is to demand that a comprehensive and effective bill be immediately brought before Congress to address these gun issues. No special interest group, no political agenda is more critical than timely passage of legislation to effectively address the gun violence issues that are rampant in our country. Every kid in this country now goes to school wondering if this day might be their last. We live in fear. It doesn’t have to be this way. Change is coming. And it starts now, inspired by and led by the kids who are our hope for the future. Their young voices will be heard. Location: Genoa Park, 303 W. Broad St., Columbus 43215. Facebook.
Saturday, March 24, 2018, 12:30 – 2:30 PM. Paying for Economic Justice. A Better World is Possible. For decades, the economic foundations of our society have been under attack. From welfare, food stamps, healthcare, and Social Security to union bargaining rights and pension plans, programs designed to help poor and working people survive have been systematically dismantled and underfunded. Now that the GOP has passed its massive tax giveaway to the rich, they have already signaled that they will gut social programs in the name of deficit reduction. We’re told that the cost of caring for our most vulnerable is too high, but in this session, we will discuss how we can pay for economic justice. The answer may not be as complex as you think. Organized by Columbus Democratic Socialists of America, who welcome Dr. Fadhel Kaboub, Associate Professor of Economics at Denison University and President of the Binzagr Institute for Sustainable Prosperity as our special presenter. Location: Columbus Metropolitan Library, 96 S. Grant Ave., Columbus 43215. Facebook.
Saturday March 24, 2018, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM. We Dig Ohio 2018: Urban Agriculture And Community Garden Summit. Growing the Next Generation. This annual one-day summit explores urban agriculture and community gardening in the Ohio region. Become versed in relevant topics that will expand your gardening expertise. Attend sessions and workshops in a variety of subjects. Network with people and projects across Ohio and beyond. Registration includes admission to the Conservatory, a tour of the newly constructed Children’s Garden, light lunch and refreshments. More info HERE. Location: Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 E Broad St, Columbus 43203. $60. Students $45 Register HERE
Saturday March 24, 2018, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM. We Dig Ohio 2018: Urban Agriculture And Community Garden Summit. Growing The Next Generation. This annual one-day summit explores urban agriculture and community gardening in the Ohio region. Become versed in relevant topics that will expand your gardening expertise. Attend sessions and workshops in a variety of subjects. Network with people and projects across Ohio and beyond. Registration includes admission to the Conservatory, a tour of the newly constructed Children’s Garden, light lunch and refreshments. More info HERE. $60. Students $45 Register HERE. Location: Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 E Broad St, Cbus 43203.
March 24, 2018, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 1st
Annual Columbus Spring Powwow Five Rivers Chatauqua. This family-friendly event will celebrate
Native American Indian cultures, values, and traditions. Join us for
traditional music and dance, cultural foods, a silent auction of indigenous
quilts, and vendors featuring various indigenous craft traditions. This is an
opportunity for the greater Columbus Community to learn about Native American
culture, changes to their communities in recent years, the importance of sacred
sites, and connecting with the land and protecting our water. Let us know your
coming by reserving your spot on Eventbrite click this link:http://bit.ly/2stjCnS. Admission:
$5.00 Adults, $3.00 Seniors/Elderly, 10 & Under Free. Location: First Community Church, 3777 Dublin Road, Columbus 43221. Facebook.
Sunday, March 25, 2018, 1:00 PM. No Human Being is Illegal. Want to learn about the current state of the immigration struggle? Join us for the third of the readings and discussion on "No One Is Illegal: Fighting Racism and State Violence on the U.S.-Mexico Border" by Justin Akers-Chacon and Mike Davis. The book is available for purchase on Haymarket Books and other book providers, and we have copies you can get at our weekly meetings on Thursdays at 7pm, same location. We will also be sharing additional material like podcasts and short videos to each session. March 25: Part II: Mexico, Caught in the Web of U.S. Empire pg. 89-115, Part III: Mexican Workers: the "Other" American Working Class pg. 116-174. We will also have PDFs of some of the sections available: https://drive.google.com/open?id=14W08Yh4OP12kgz5_g1yzX3suznFfHa2u. Location: St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church and University Center, 30 W. Woodruff Ave., Columbus 43210. More information on Facebook.
Monday, March 26, 2018, 7:00 – 9:00 PM. Central Ohioans for Peace Meeting. Program: The World War II Court-Martial of Black Wacs. Before the now-renowned hidden figures began working at NASA in the 1960s, there were black women serving in the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) during World War II. Over 6,500 enlisted, yet, few contemporaries knew of their service until late in the war when the Army court-martialed four black wacs for refusing to return to duty. The challenge to the military’s discriminatory policies by personnel who were both black and female catapulted the case into the national media. Through the unfolding of the 1945 black Wac court-martial that once rivaled the publicity and controversies surrounding the Tuskegee airmen, this presentation discusses the significance of African American servicewomen to the war effort and to the era’s emboldened civil rights movement. Sandy Bolzenius served in the U.S. Army from 1978-1982. Taking advantage of the G.I. Bill and her experiences in the U.S. and abroad, she earned a degree in Education from Ohio State University and subsequently taught in international schools in Europe, Africa, and Asia. Sandy also holds a Ph.D. in History from Ohio State University where her research focused on Gender History and African American History. She is the publisher of the soon-to-be released book, Glory in Their Spirit: How Four Black Women Took on the Army during World War II, from which this evening’s presentation is based. 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!
Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Simply Living Meetup: Sierra Club's Ready For 100 Campaign. Cathy Cowan Becker will describe the local Columbus team's effort to inspire our city's leadership to take ambitious steps and commit to the transition to 100% renewable energy by the year 2035. Free. Light refreshments provided. Free parking only in the R spaces in rear lot or on adjacent streets. Contact: Chuck.Lynd@gmail.com or call 614-354-6172. Location: OSU's Northwood High Bldg, Room 100, 2231 N High St, Columbus 43201.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 5:30 PM (Networking & Arrival, 6:00 – 7:30 Event. Columbus Women’s Commission Town Hall. Join the Columbus Women’s Commission for a panel discussion about its work in 2017. Participate in table discussions with Commissioners and give your input on the work of the Commission and issues impacting women in our community. Location: The Wells Barn, 1777 E. Broad St., Columbus. This is a free, public event however RSVPs are required due to space limitations and will be first come, first serve. Click here to RSVP online. The Columbus Women’s Commission is working to dismantle barriers and reduce gender-based inequities to improve the economic position of all women in our community. More information on their website.
March 27, 2018, 5:30 – 7:30 PM. Let’s
Talk About It: Mass Incarceration in
A Women’s Issue. Prison reform is often portrayed as a masculine issue, but did you know the female prison population is one of the fastest growing populations, with black women being incarcerated at twice the rate of white women? In fact, Ohio has the seventh largest prison population in the country and the fourth largest female prison population in the country. Furthermore, the female prison population is increasingly made up of women serving sentences for nonviolent drug-related crimes. It is clear that drug related incarceration is an important issue profoundly impacting women – especially women of color – in our community! Join YWCA Columbus and the Ohio Organizing Collaborative for an informative conversation on the impact of drug related incarceration on women and families and the role of racial bias in our criminal justice system. Also, you’ll learn about the steps you can take to help encourage our state to decrease incarceration and increase local treatment and diversion programs that promote safety and rehabilitation. Location: YWCA, 65 S. 4th Street, Columbus 43215. Facebook.
March 28, 2018, 5:00 PM (doors open at 4:30 PM). 19th Annual President and Provost's
Diversity Lecture & Cultural Arts Series. Featured Speaker Morris Dees, Co-Founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center. Author, Journalist, Lawyer, Civil Rights Activist. In 1971, Attorney Morris Dees, along with fellow attorney Joseph J. Levin Jr. and civil rights activist Julian Bond, co-founded the Southern Poverty Law Center. Based in Montgomery, the not-for-profit agency was formed to “combat hate, intolerance and discrimination through education and litigation.” While at the SPLC, Dees worked on a strategy of filing civil suits against hate groups, claiming damages for the violence incited by these groups. One high-profile case where he applied this strategy was the 1981 lynching of Michael Donald, a crime committed by three Klan members. With the assistance of Dees and the SPLC, Donald's mother was awarded a $7 million settlement from the United Klans of America, bankrupting the group. More information at https://www.osu.edu/diversity/lecture.php. Location: The Ohio State University, The Faculty Club, The Ohio Union, 181 South Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210. Free and open to the public, space is limited, and RSVP is required: RSVP by March 27th at: http://go.osu.edu/MDees
Tuesday, March 29, 30, 31, 2018, 8:00 PM. The Mountaintop. The King Arts Complex and Short North Stage will commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination with playwright Katori Hall’s gripping re-imagination of the last night of Dr. King’s life. While a storm rages outside his hotel room in Memphis, a mysterious stranger arrives, forcing Dr. King to confront his destiny and his legacy to his people. Magical and haunting. A Special Memorial Performance on Tuesday, April 3--the eve of the anniversary of Dr. King's death. Location: Short North Stage, 1187 N. High St., Columbus 43201. Other Performances: April 1 - 3 PM, April 3 – 8:00 PM. Ticket Pricing: Adults: $32.00.
Thursday, March 29, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Elizabeth Brown: Women in Business. Join Columbus City Council representative Elizabeth Brown for a Courageous Conversations: Women’s Voices #HERStory event, “Women in Business: Addressing Pay Equity.” First elected to Columbus City Council in November 2015, Brown focuses on building broad-based economic prosperity and initiatives to strengthen women and families. She led the adoption of a paid family leave policy for city employees – the first of its kind in the Midwest and the third nationally. Brown has also served as an economic development manager to the City of Columbus, worked with middle school students to improve literacy as a City Year Americorps member, and has been published in New York Magazine and NPR affiliate WOSU. Location: Columbus State Community College, 550 E. Spring St., Columbus 43215. Tickets on Facebook.
Saturday, March 31, 2018, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Resisting State Repression Throughout Time: A Teach-In. State repression is the actualized or threatened force by state institutions such as the police or Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) against an individual or group, usually for the purpose of suppressing struggles for a just world—struggles against racism, homophobia, transphobia, environmental damage, corporate rule, and more. Join us for a FREE, day-long teach-in led by Columbus community members on resisting state repression -- breakfast and lunch included! People of all ages, abilities, backgrounds, and experience levels are welcome to learn and grow within this space! Please informally register for the conference so that we can accommodate everyone interested. We also invite you to bring your knowledge to the table and present a talk of your own! When you register, be sure to click ‘yes’ or ‘maybe’ when asked about presenting so that you can submit your proposal at tinyurl.com/rrtt2018 (TALK PROPOSAL DEADLINE: MARCH 10TH). We look forward to reflecting, sharing knowledge, and having informative conversations with you all at this teach-in! Stay tuned for more detailed information on the event! REGISTER HERE: tinyurl.com/rrtt2018 Location: OSU Campus — University Hall, Room 014. Facebook.
Saturday, March 31, 2018, 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM. Forest Restoration Project: Spring Service Event. Join us and Ohio State Pay It Forward for the "Spring Into Service" Event. This piece of land was once slated for development, but a generous individual had the foresight to purchase the property to ensure the forested area remained untouched. This land is in need of some love and we need your help! This area contains a large quantity of litter and invasive plant species and is in need of a lot of care. We will be picking up trash, removing honeysuckle, and planting trees. Please dress appropriately, dress in layers and prepare for inclement weather, wear toe-covering boots/shoes, and/or items you don’t mind getting dirty. Work gloves will be provided, but please bring a reusable water bottle to stay hydrated. Water and snacks will be provided. Location: 2180 Eakin Road, Columbus 43223. Facebook.