Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 7:00 – 8:30 PM.  Jewish Voice for Peace Central Ohio Meeting.  The program will be chapter 7 of the JVP Facing the Nakba curriculum – Art and Resistance, led by Michael Liebert.  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,


Thursday, August 2, 2018, 7:00 PM.  – 10:00 PM  Dark Money at the Drexel Gateway and Panel Discussion with Common Cause Ohio.   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).  Location:  Gateway Film Center, 1550 N. High St., Columbus.  


Thursday, August 2, 2018, 7:00 – 8:30 PM.  Speak Peace With Compassionate Communication.  What is Compassionate Communication? Come find out! This Meetup group gathers on the1st Thursday of the month. Join us for this FREE and engaging personal practice of Compassionate-Nonviolent Communication (NVC), the Language of the Heart, led by Compassionate Communication facilitators. Open to both beginners and experienced practitioners. NVC was developed by Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D., an American Psychologist, and is based on Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr.'s principles of nonviolence -our natural state of compassion. More information HERE. Location:  Compassionate Communication Center of Ohio (CCCO), 2350 Indianola Ave, Columbus 43202 Located in the in the upper level of the Maynard Ave United Methodist Church, on the corner of Indianola and Maynard Ave.


Tuesday, August 7, 10, 2018, 6:00 PM  Franklin County Green Party, open business meeting, 7:00 PM General Meeting and speaker.  Join the Franklin County Greens - we meet on the second Tues of each month.  Location:  Northwood Building, 2231 N. High St., Room 100.  Parking available behind the building in “R” spaces.  


Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 4:00 – 6:30 PM.  Columbus City Council Eviction Workshop.  In Franklin County, nearly 18,000 eviction notices are filed each year making the eviction court the busiest in the state. Staggering statistics, such as this, led Councilmember Jaiza Page to prioritize affordable housing and keeping families in their homes.  To help provide resources for residents, Councilmember Page, The Legal Aid Society of Columbus and Columbus Next Generation are hosting workshops to discuss information and assistance on housing and evictions.  “Education is vital to help tenants understand their rights and responsibilities. These workshops will help prevent families from losing their homes,” said Page.  Topics covered include: Eviction notices, Available rental assistance program(s), Tenant rights, Landlord responsibilities, and Escrow services.   Seating is limited to the first 25 registrations and must be reserved one week prior to the event date. To register, call (614) 259-7069 or email:  Location:  Liberty Hill Baptist Church, 4410 Refugee Road, Columbus. 


Thursday, August 9, 2018, 7:00 – 9:00 PM.  DSA Monthly Activist Meeting.  Join us to learn about how you can get involved with our ongoing activist activities. Parking is located in the back of the building in the spots marked "R" or on-street parking is available. Meeting is held in room 100.  For more information, contact


Saturday, August 11, 2018, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.  Health, Empowerment, and Rights Summit.  At the Health, Empowerment, and Rights Activist Summit you will participate in trainings and learn from professional organizers to develop your community organizing and activist skills. Learn campaign and organizing skills, build your resume with trainings on important issues such as global health and reproductive rights, and see how you can make a difference along the way! Workshops will be on grassroots organizing, candidate engagement, GOTV efforts, and how to effectively #Fight4HER.

Location: Columbus, OH.  Cost: Free!  Meals: Breakfast and Lunch provided.   Click here to complete the interest form and we'll be in touch shortly with more information about the conference and next steps!


Saturday, August 11, 2018, 6:30 – 11:00 PM.  Free Press Second Saturday Salon.  Come to network and socialize with progressive friends with refreshments, band, and presentation.  Free, no RSVP required.  Location:  1021 E. Broad St., Columbus.  Parking in side driveway, front or rear parking lot.  For more information, contact 614-253-2571,,    


Wednesday, August 13, 2018, 7:00 - 9:00 PM.  Care and Share Time Bank Orientation.  Learn about how this alternative local community works and how to join.  Location:  First UU Church, Room 7, 93 W. Weisheimer Rd. Columbus, OH 43214 (blue room).   For more information, contact Michael Greenman or Alice Faryna


Monday, August 13, 2018, 6:30 PM.  Clintonville Energy Collaborative Meeting.  We will be reviewing the plans for one of our next solar installations.  Our solar project owners are active, and able to use their experience to give great advice to new project owners as they design their installations.  Location:  Clinton Heights Lutheran Church, 15 Clinton Heights Ave., Columbus 43202.  If you would like to join us click here for updates and more information.  For more information and calendar, see their Website.  


Sunday, August 19, 2018, 3:30 – 5:00 PM.  Simply Living Book Club:  Surviving the Future.  Our summer selection is  Surviving the Future: Culture, Carnival, and Capital in the Aftermath of the Market Economy, by David Fleming.  Foreword by Rob Hopkins, co-founder of the Transition Network. Recommended by Richard Heinberg, Post Carbon Institute.  For food, there is an option to eat from a buffet of Portia’s vegan delights after the discussion. Donations encouraged. Free but registration is required on Eventbrite. Updates on Facebook and Meetup. Limited to 15. Email to receive a copy of the book.  Location:  Portia's Café, 4428 Indianola Ave, Columbus 43214

Sunday, August 19, 2018, 4:30 doors open, program begins at 5:00 PM.  Interfaith Association of Central Ohio (IACO) 26th Annual Main Event Dinner.  Keynote Speaker – Ms. Rachel Brown.  Rachel Brown was a Simon-Skjodt Center Genocide Prevention Fellow at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2014.  She used her fellowship to conceptualize and author the Defusing Hate guide and workbooks, which she now draws from to provide technical support to organizations and assess new opportunities for pilot projects.  Cost:  $35.00/person or $20 for high school/college students.  Co-sponsored by Faith in Public Life.  Location:  International Academy of Columbus, 2439 Fuji Drive, Columbus, 43229.  More information about the program and how to register HERE.   Facebook.


Sunday, August 19, 2018, 6:30 – 8:30 PM.  Care and Share Time Bank Community Potluck and program.  Location:  First UU Church, Fellowship Hall, 93 W. Weisheimer Rd., Columbus, OH 43214.  For more information, contact Michael Greenman or Alice Faryna


Saturday, August 25, 2018, 1:00 - 5:00 PM.  Coming together for Reentry.   We will have 2 main speakers Carlos Christian and Stacy Aller. Carlos is founder of starts within organization. Stacy was incarcerated during her time she changed her life she was part of embark. Coffee crafters will be supplying the coffee for our event.  Location:  Church Triumphant, 1001 Vera Place, Columbus, Ohio 43214.  Facebook.


August 27, 2018.  Central Ohio 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!


Friday, September 7, 2018, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.  Protest unfair conditions and parole practices.  Protesting unfair conditions along with unfair and cruel parole practices.  Location:  Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections, 770 W. Broad St., Columbus.  Facebook.  


Saturday, September 8, 2018, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM.  OUT with the Fossils, WIN with Renewables!  On September 8, join thousands of central Ohio citizens who will rise alongside people in cities around the world to demand that our local leaders commit to building a fossil free world that works for all of us.

Join us as we hold our local leaders to account and demand that they walk the talk on climate action.  The time and location are tentative, and we will update you as soon as possible, but we're aiming for 11 am in downtown Columbus.  A coalition of groups are invited to organize the event, including Sierra Club's Ready for 100 project, Ohio Interfaith Power & Light, Indivisible Columbus area chapters, Simply Living, the Ohio Sustainable Business Council, Ohio Ecological Food & Farmers Association, Green Energy Ohio, Green Columbus, and more.  Contact Chuck Lynd <> or call 614-354-6172 for more information about joining the coalition, volunteering and donating. We need volunteers now to help plan and promote the action!  Please join and share our Facebook page where updates will be posted.  Location:  Columbus City Hall, 550 S. Front St., Columbus, Ohio 43215. 


Wednesday, September 10, 2018, 7:00 - 9:00 PM.  Care and Share Time Bank Orientation.  Learn about how this alternative local community works and how to join.  Location:  First UU Church, Room 7, 93 W. Weisheimer Rd. Columbus, OH 43214 (blue room).   For more information, contact Michael Greenman or Alice Faryna


Friday, September 21, 2018, 6:00 PM.  CAIR-Columbus Know Your Rights Presentation.   Join Council on American Islamic Relations - Columbus Chapter for a "Know Your Rights" presentation! Attendees will learn about their rights when dealing with law enforcement, discrimination in the workplace, traveling, immigration, and more. Location:  OSU Ohio Union, 1739 N. High St., Columbus.  Register here.  


Saturday, September 29, 2018, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.  Growing Roots and Rights for Just Communities. Conference.  PLEASE JOIN US: The Ohio Community Rights Network is hosting an all-day conference for bringing together people with diverse issues from across the state to discover common origins and explore systemic solutions. We’ll examine social, political, and environmental challenges that prevent Ohioans from creating the just communities they envision, and what people can do to overcome those challenges.  YOU WILL LEAVE WITH: A deeper understanding of how our legal and governing structures are designed to oppress and keep us from getting what we want in our communities; Discovery of connections between issue-specific and community rights concepts; Networking with social, political, and environmental groups from across Ohio; and Tools and inspiration to drive forward systemic change, echoing activists in abolition, suffrage, and Civil Rights.  KEYNOTE ADDRESSES BY:  Melina Abdullah, Ph.D., a nationally recognized expert on race, gender, class, and social movements, Chair of Pan African Studies at California State University, Los Angeles and co-founder of the Los Angeles chapter of Black Lives Matter.   Mari Margil, MPP, a leader of the International Center for the Rights of Nature, an expert on the right of local community self-government, and Associate Director of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF).  Sign up today.  Limited seating.  $10.00 registration (includes lunch).  More information and link to tickets on Facebook.  Registration is now open at:


Monday, October 8, 2018.  Save the Date for Free Press Awards Event at Woodlands in Grandview.