Thursday, June 1, 2017, 9:00 AM – Noon.  Ohio Senate Democrats’ Budget Forum.  All Ohioans are invited to join the Senate Democrats for a state budget forum. We will:  Discuss our priorities for the state budget, hear from experts on important state topics, and answer your budget questions.  Topics to be covered include education, Healthcare and Human Services, workers rights and protections, and local government/taxes. This event is free and open to the public. No RSVP required. If you would like to receive a reminder email for this event, sign up HERE: http://eepurl.com/cN5LPj. Facebook.  

 

Friday, June 2, 2017, 8:00 – 10:00 PM.  21st Annual Sharing Ramadan Interfaith Iftar.  Join us for the CAIR-Columbus 21st Annual Sharing Ramadan Interfaith Iftar. Our interfaith guests will share the experience of Ramadan and fast breaking with their Muslim neighbors, co-workers, and friends.  $10/person, interfaith guests are free. Babysitting available on site.  More information and link to tickets on Facebook.

 

Saturday, June 3, 2017,10:00 AM - 1:00 PM. March for Truth - Columbus.  All across the country, Marches for Truth - peaceful demonstrations focused on demanding the truth - will be arranged on Saturday, June 3rd. This event will be a rally supporting the March for Truth movement. Our goals are simple:
1. Congressional investigations should be properly resourced and pursued free of partisan interests, and/or an independent investigation must be established.
2. As much information should be made available to the public as possible, and as soon as possible.
3. If crimes were committed or if collusion is discovered, it must be prosecuted.
4. The President must be held accountable for the untruths he is perpetrating.
5. All politicians and other public figures should take the Pro-Truth Pledge, a behavioral science-based tool to reverse the tide of lies in our political system: https://www.protruthpledge.org/ The Pro-Truth pledge changes the incentives for politicians and other public figures, encouraging truth-telling instead of lying. We as ordinary citizens should all take the pledge as well to encourage public figures to do so. Sponsors: Indivisible, Pro-Truth Pledge.  Contact person: Andrea Yagoda <AndreaYagoda@aol.com>, 740-881-5813.  Facebook Event.

 

Saturday, June 3, 2017, 7:00 – 10:30 PM.  Stop Slavery:  Children are Not for Sale – Iftaar Fundraiser. Human trafficking is modern day slavery, where a person is compelled to perform labor and/or commercial sex through the use of fraud, violence, threats, and other type of coercion.  At national level, Ohio ranks first in Opiate Deaths and fourth in Human Trafficking. That puts Ohio children at a greater risks anyways. For refugees families it adds more challenges. Location:  MY Project USA, 3036 Sullivant Ave., Columbus, 43204.  More information and link to tickets on Facebook Event

 

Sunday, June 4, 2017, 12:30 – 3:30 PM.  Potluck Picnic with Columbus DSA.  Please sign-up and bring a dish to share with at least 10 people.  Sponsored by Columbus DSA Social Committee.  Location:  Whetstone Park of Roses.  Sign-up sheet link is https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GmYduoJiomLAxm7SXCEwtzyiGxuUqsz3Y5ca89-yzME/edit?usp=sharing or from the facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/1024321021036374/

 

Saturday, June 3, 2017, 10:00 AM.  SPAN Ohio (Single Payer Action Network) State Council Meeting.  All are welcome to attend.  We will be discussing the strategy going forward on how to gain Medicare for All in Ohio.  SPAN Ohio supports Healthcare as a Human Right!  Location:  TBA.  More information about SPAN Ohio:  www.spanohio.org and Facebook.

 

Saturday, June 3, 2017, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.  March for Truth – Columbus.  Across the country, peaceful demonstrations will be arranged on Saturday, June 3rd. Our goals are simple:
1. Congressional investigations should be properly resourced and pursued free of partisan interests, and/or an independent investigation must be established.
2. As much information should be made available to the public as possible, and as soon as possible.
3. If crimes were committed or if collusion is discovered, it must be prosecuted.
4. The President must be held accountable for the untruths he is perpetrating.
5. All politicians and other public figures should take the Pro-Truth Pledge: https://www.protruthpledge.org/ We as ordinary citizens should all take the pledge as well to encourage public figures to do so. Location:  Supreme Court of Ohio, 65 S. Front St., Columbus, 43215.  Facebook event.

 

Sunday, June 4, 2017, 8:00 PM Webinar:  CPUSA 2017 Late Spring Marxist Class Series.  Cuba Today. 

Panelists and Topics will include:  How the Cubans assess the world situation- Emile Schepers; Building socialism from the base up:  Cuban socialism and the working class; labor unions in Cuba- Yennifer Mateo and Steve Valencia; Cuban media, political education, and work with youth-Michelle Kern; U.S. relations with Cuba and our responsibilities in the United States- all panelists.  You can register for the webinar here:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9173553547318487299

 

Tuesday, June 6, 2017, Keep Wayne Wild Taco Tuesday.  Join us for a fun night of Keep Wayne Wild themed tacos and live music from Freedom and Folk Revival at The Kitchen in German Village! This fundraiser will benefit our all volunteer organization's efforts to combat oil and gas development in Ohio's only national forest.  More details to come!  Location: The Kitchen, 231 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus 43215.  Facebook event.  Learn more about Keep Wayne Wild at www.keepwaynewild.com

 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017, Noon – 1:15 PM.  ACLU President Susan Herman – “A More Perfect Union.”  Columbus Metropolitan Club Luncheon.  Fairness, equality of opportunity, and being valued as an integral part of the political process are ideals which we all strive toward. What would happen if we build bridges with these values as our foundation and work toward a common vision of a more perfect union? Sponsored by: Taft Law.  Registration required:  link.   

 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 5:30 PM.  Community Shelter Board Fundraiser.  Seats are expected to sell out for Community Shelter Board’s fundraising event featuring Pulitzer Prize winner Matthew Desmond.  The author of the New York Times bestseller, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, will spend just one night in Columbus sharing his groundbreaking work.  Registration ends May 31.  Get your tickets here before they sell out!

 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 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.  All are welcome.  Note new location:  Columbus Public Library, Main Library, meeting room 3A, 96 S. Grant Ave., Columbus 43215.  Parking available in the library garage.  For more information please contact, centralohio@jvp.org or https://www.facebook.com/JVPCentralOhio

 

Thursday, June 8, 2017, 7:00 – 9:00 PM.  Democratic Socialists of Central Ohio General meeting.  The general meeting format will feature an education/discussion/dialogue then the committee break-outs.  Location:  Northwood Building, 2231 N. High St., room 100.  Parking available in “R” spaces behind the building.   For more information, contact smorgen@juno.com  For additional details, please refer to the website www.dsacolumbus.org or facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Democratic-Socialists-of-Central-Ohio-1682708101986360/

 

Saturday, June 10, 2017, 6:30 – 11:00 PM  Free Press Second Saturday Salon.  Come to network and socialize with progressive friends with refreshments, music, art and a presentation TBA.  Free, no RSVP needed. Location: 1021 E. Broad St, east side door.  Parking in side driveway, front or rear parking lot.  Free. Contact: colsfreepress@gmail.com or 614-253-2571.

 

Saturday, June 10, 2017, 9:00 PM – 12:00 AM.  Pink Reason///Blood Noize///Verbz Vegas///TBA.

Funds from this event will be contributed to the legal funds of black bloc protesters arrested during the inauguration as well as to the street medic team who was on hand to save the life of the protestor shot during the Milo Yiannopoulos speech in Seattle. Hosted by Anti Racist Action Columbus.  Cover charge to be posted ASAP.  Location:  Café Bourbon St./the Summit, 2210 Summit St., Columbus, 43201.   More information on Facebook. 

 

Sunday, June 11, 2017, 1:00 – 3:00 PM.  Indivisible Gahanna:  Group Update and Strategy Session.  Let's support each other as we review past and ongoing actions, propose and discuss new actions, and collaborate to maximize impact and keep our group active, effective, and growing!  Location:  Columbus Metropolitan Library, Gahanna Branch, 310 Granville St., Gahanna, 43230.

 

Monday, June 12, 2017, Care and Share Time Bank Orientation/Information meeting. Join more than 300 like-minded individuals in the Columbus area who find that banking on their community helps to SAVE them time and money and builds a better world!  Your Time is Valuable! Spend it wisely! Time banking is a tool by which a group of people can exchange their time and skills, rather than pay money to acquire goods and services. Learn all about it at the Orientation.  How does it work? Spend an hour doing something for someone; get a Time Credit; then use that credit for anything from food preparation to pet care, or even transportation for a family member! One hour equals one Time Credit, no matter the service. Hundreds of ways to earn AND spend Time Credits! Location:  First Unitarian Universalist Church, 93 W. Weisheimer Rd., Columbus 43214.  For additional details contact:  Alice at alice.faryna@gmail.com (614) 560-1732 or Michael  mgreenmanoh@gmail.com (614) 439-4768.  More information on Facebook.

 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 7:00 PM.  Friends Committee on National Legislation – Central Ohio advocacy group Meeting   FCNL is focused on many issues at the Washington D.C. level.  Our local advocacy team issue in 2017 is to reduce waste in U.S. military spending instead of increasing the Pentagon budget, while keeping social benefits from being cut.  President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to increase the Pentagon budget by $54 Billion (10%) in 2018.  We now have more than 50 advocacy groups across the U.S., and had over 200 lobbying visits to U.S. legislators in 2016.  Please join us.  Location:  Center on High, 3208 N. High St. Columbus, 43202.  For more information, contact Greg Pace: 614-565-6067 or gpace67@gmail.com

 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 6:00 PM business meeting, 7:00 PM Public Meeting.   Franklin County Green Party Central Committee Meeting.  Business meeting, but open to the public.   Location:  Northwood Building, 2231 N. High St., Room 100.  Parking available behind the building in “R” spaces. 

 

Monday, June 14, 2017, 6:30 PM.  Clintonville Energy Collaborative Monthly Meeting.   Creating solar homes in Clintonville.  CEC members will share energy efficiency ideas, products and issues, and others who have done efficiency work on their homes are welcome to share.  This month, we are focusing on Kyle Ginaven’s design and specs for his roof-mounted solar project.  Please come and join our session to learn more about how we design our projects.  Location:  Clinton Heights Lutheran Church, 15 Clinton Heights Ave., Columbus 43202.  The meeting details are also HERE on our website.  For updates, please check website or calendar

 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 8:00 PM.  Webinar:  CPUSA 2017 Late Spring Marxist Class Series.  The Classics: Karl Marx, The Class Struggles in France.  Facilitator: Scott Hiley (available from International Publishers, https://www.intpubnyc.com/?s=Class+struggles+in+France)  (Join in even if unable to read the text.)  This class will discuss the four articles published between 1848 and 1850, in which we see the great theorist of revolution grapple for the first time with a revolution as it is unfolding.  In these essays, Marx traces the emergence of the “bourgeois republic” and the nature of class struggle under capitalism, paying close attention to the actual and perceived interests of the middle class and the role of a constitution in class and democratic struggle.  While some of his predictions were inaccurate, his insights provide a framework for thinking about the need for political independence of the working class and the role of class struggle as the fundamental motor of social change. The class will also explore the political climate in France today.  You can register for the webinar here:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6117237777054737667

 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 7:00 – 9:00 PM.   Jacobin Reading Group and author talk.  Author James Livingston will be calling in to discuss his book entitled “No More Work: Why Full Employment Is A  Bad Idea.  Sponsored by Columbus DSA Education Committee. Location:  Over the Counter, 5596 N High St, Worthington, OH 43085. 

 

Thursday, June 15, 2017, 6:30 – 8:00 PM.  Healthcare in America and Medicare for All Forum, Come learn more about the state of healthcare in the United States, and what a Medicare for All system would mean for Americans. Presenters: Dr. Claire Roden, pediatric physician; Bob Krasen, Single Payer Action Network Ohio; John Wallace, Columbus DSA member.  Sponsored by Columbus DSA Education Committeehttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/healthcare-in-america-and-medicare-for-all-tickets-34738860868 Location:  Whetstone Library, 3909 N High St, Columbus, OH 43214.

 

Saturday, June 17, 2017, 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.  Location:  First Unitarian Universalist Church, 93 W. Weisheimer, Columbus.   For more information, please contact:  sbolzenius72@hotmail.com  Facebook:  https://movetoamend.org/oh-columbus  Website:  https://movetoamend.org.

 

Sunday, June 18, 2017, 6:30 – 8:30 PM.  Care and Share Community Potluck and Program.  Bring a dish to share and please label ingredients.  Program:  TBA.  For more information contact afaryna@gmail.com.  Location:  First Unitarian Universalist Church, Fellowship Hall, 93 W. Weisheimer Rd., Columbus.    For additional details contact:  Alice at alice.faryna@gmail.com (614) 560-1732 or Michael  mgreenmanoh@gmail.com (614) 439-4768.  More information on Facebook.

 

Friday, June 23, 2017, 7:00 PM.  Palestine Study Group.  Screening:  The Law in These Parts.  The Law in These Parts is an unprecedented exploration of the evolving and little-known legal framework that Israel has employed to administer its 40-year military occupation of the West Bank and, until 2005, the Gaza Strip. Celebrate Israeli filmmaker Ra'anan Alexandrowicz (The Inner Tour) elicits this story from the very military judges, prosecutors and legal advisors who helped create the system and who agreed to take the cinematic witness chair to explain their choices. Weaving together these interviews with archival footage, often in the same frame, Alexandrowicz has crafted a comprehensive and evocative portrait of a key facet of one of the world's most stubborn and enduring conflicts. In doing so, The Law in These Parts reveals not only the legal architecture of military occupation, but also its human impact on both Palestinians and Israelis. The film asks a question as troubling as it is unavoidable: Can a modern democracy impose a prolonged military occupation on another people while retaining its core democratic values?  The Law in These Parts is a production of Noga Communications, the Rabinowitz Film Fund, the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program, the World Cinema Fund and the Foundation for Jewish Culture's Lynn and Jules Kroll Fund for Jewish Documentary Film.  An open discussion will follow the screening.  This program is sponsored by Palestine Study Group at Maynard and the Progressive Peace Coalition.  For more information contact Connie at cmhammond11@att.net.  Location:  Maynard United Methodist Church, 2350 Indianola Ave, 43202. 

 

Friday – Sunday, June 23-25, 2017. Comfest @ Goodale Parkhttps://www.facebook.com/Community-Festival-197520300278430/

 

Sunday, June 25, 2017, 2:00 – 5:00 PM.  PLANETARY: Connect to Something Bigger.  We are in the midst of a global crisis of perspective. We have forgotten the undeniable truth that every living thing is connected. PLANETARY is a cross continental, cinematic journey, that explores our cosmic origins and our future as a species. It is a poetic and humbling reminder that now is the time to shift our perspective: to reconsider our relationship with ourselves, each other and the world around us - to remember that we are PLANETARY. Features visionary thought leaders, including Barry Lopez, Bill Mckibben, Brian Swimme, Charles Eisenstein, Drew Dellinger, Janine Benyus, Joanna Macy, Paul Hawken, Peter Russell, and more! Trailer and more info HERE. Eventbrite tickets HERE.  Location:  Studio 35 Cinema and Draft House, 3035 Indianola Ave Columbus 43202.

 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  Results Columbus – Advocacy 101 Benefit at 7th Son Brewing.  Don’t Just Drink Your Sorrows Away… Take Action With RESULTS !  RESULTS COLUMBUS invites you to an ADVOCACY 101 BENEFIT.  Join us for Happy Hour in Italian Village to learn how to get your voice heard in DC, the Ohio State House or City Hall, and have fun in the process. RESULTS volunteer advocates will be providing a mini-workshop on how each of us can influence political decisions that will move us forward to bring an end to poverty’s causes: income inequality and social injustice. Learn more at RESULTS.org. You can register for the event and donate online using the following link: https://results.salsalabs.org/columbus/index.html.    Facebook Event.

 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 5:30 – 7:30 PM. Simply Living Meetup at Sunny Glen Wellness Urban Food Garden & Certified Wildlife Habitat.  Join us at Dianne + Stephen’s backyard. Instead of growing grass, they are using natural methods that require minimal care and produce a lot of food. Find out what is growing that contributes to improved health and well-being for people and the planet while networking with others in the community. Free. Location: 3507 Sunny Glen Place, Linden (Cols), 43224. Register on Evenbrite. Updates on Facebook.

 

Friday, June 30, 2017, 7:30 PM.  Bill Cohen's Concert: Oldies but Goodies 1957-1963.  Take a musical trip back in time 60 years, as Bill Cohen and friends sing songs made famous by the likes of Ricky Nelson, Sam Cooke, the Everly Brothers, Chubby Checker, the Shirelles, the Drifters, Fabian, Paul Anka, and others. Plus, we’ll have fun with trivia questions about 1950’s fads and songs. Proceeds from $10 per person donations at the door will go to the Clintonville Community Resource Center for its programs that help senior citizens.  Location: the social hall at Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 4131 N. High in Columbus. Questions? contact Bill at (614) 263-3851.

 

 July 6 -9, 2017.  Socialism 2017 Conference in Chicago.  Join more than 1,500 leftwing activists and authors in Chicago to share lessons from history, learn about Marxist theory, discuss current struggles, explore Marxist and socialist ideas, and debate current issues on the left. The same political system that spawned Trump cannot be relied on to stop his attacks—instead we must look to the millions of people who will continue to resist.  More information:  https://socialismconference.org

Wednesday, July 19, 2017,  7:00 PM. St. Mary Magdala Celebration with  Mary Eileen Collingwood.  Rev Mary Eileen Collingwood a female ordained Roman Catholic bishop with the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests.  Rev Collingwood is a resident of Ohio.  Location:  Maple Grove UMC, 7 W Henderson Rd, Columbus.  Sponsored by Call To Action Columbus - www.cta-columbus.org -  Seeking an inclusive Catholic Church.  For more information, please contact:  Sharon at izzi2sharon@hotmail.com

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 7:00 PM.  Deborah Rose Milavec Topic to be determined. Presentation by  Deborah Rose Milavec Executive Director of FutureChurch.  Location:  Maple Grove UMC, 7 W Henderson Rd, Columbus.  Sponsor:  Call To Action Columbus, www.cta-columbus.org.  Contact:  Sharon Izzi, izzi2sharon@hotmail.com