June 1 – 16, 2018.  Columbus Community Pride 2018.  With celebratory and educational events ranging from dance parties and documentary showings to invited speakers and art shows, Columbus Community Pride will highlight the vibrant lives of queer, trans, and intersex people of color (QTIPOC) and communities at other intersections of oppression. Community Pride will culminate in the Columbus Community Pride Festival, which will include performance and visual artists, arts & crafts, a community resource fair, and more. We are raising money so that every Community Pride event, including the Festival, will be FREE to attend.   We are committed to bringing Pride back to its radical roots, highlighting movement leaders such as Marsha P. Johnson, QTIPOC history, and the legacy of protest instead of bending to corporate and state interests. Our Pride will not be for police and will be free from the capitalistic influence of corporate sponsorships. Rather, it will be a grassroots effort in support of the seeds of Pride: a community-based coalition which furthers the safety and liberty of the most marginalized in our communities. Pride started as a riot. Let’s uproot the weeds of white supremacy, corporate interest, and collaboration with state-sanctioned violence and return Pride to its original radical legacy. In order to grow the promise of liberation for QTIPOC in Central Ohio and beyond, we must create space outside of white, cis, ableist corporate Prides. It all starts at the roots.  Follow links on the main menu to learn more about why Columbus needs Community Pride, get involved, hear about events, and more. The Columbus Community Pride Facebook is coming soon.  Logo submission contest deadline is April 1 prize is $150 https://columbuscommunitypride.org/get-involved/call-for-logo-submissions/.  Volunteer form is up.  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScdc2Ehrp4MQx58STnwC4W0TbmjOEQyhnC0wtpbb26y_JNxRg/viewform.  Location:  TBA.

 

Saturday June 2, 2018, 1:00 – 3:00 PM.  Simply Living Film Event:  Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things. Minimalism examines the many flavors of minimalism by taking the audience inside the lives of minimalists from all walks of life—families, entrepreneurs, architects, artists, journalists, scientists, and even a former Wall Street broker—all of whom are striving to live a meaningful life with less. Q&A discussion after the film feature local minimalists and organizations with strategies to help us live more simply.  Location:  Studio 35 Cinema & Drafthouse, 3055 Indianola Ave Columbus 43202. $5 donation at the door. For more information, contact chuck.lynd@gmail.org.

 

June 2 – 15, 2018.  Columbus Community Pride 2018:  Back to Our Roots.  It's time to celebrate Pride in the best way - as a community!  Stonewall Columbus' Pride isn't safe for LGBTQIA+ people of color, so we created Columbus Community Pride to bring Pride back to its radical roots and support ALL people. Our Pride will center LGBTQIA+ people of color and other marginalized groups. Community Pride takes no corporate sponsorship and will not invite the police to any of our events.  Columbus Community Pride will feature a range of celebrations, performances, and cultural events, culminating in a day-long Community Pride Festival. All events are FREE to attend!
Saturday, June 2  The JUMP OFF! Kickoff Party  Dance party at the Summit with local Columbus DJs and special guests from Cleveland! Start Community Pride off right! (This is our only 18+ event)
Tuesday, June 5  Major! Film Screening & Panel Documentary about leading Black trans activist Miss Major Griffin-Gracy followed by a panel discussion. Miss Major herself will join us via Skype!!

Thursday, June 7  Black, Brown & ONYX Zine Release & Cookout All-ages party, cookout, and community art show, celebrating the release of ONXY, a zine about pride featuring art by local LGBTQIA+ artists of color.
Monday, June 11 Marsha P. Johnson Day Multi-part event to celebrate and educate the community about Marsha P. Johnson, a beloved Black trans activist and ancestor.
Saturday, June 16  Columbus Community Pride 2018: Back to Our Roots Festival Day-long celebration in Mayme Moore Park, featuring music, art, food, a community resource fair, and more!
To learn more, visit our website at columbuscommunitypride.org
and check out our Google calendar tinyurl.com/yckopfy2.
All Community Pride events are safer spaces, we will not tolerate racism, transphobia, homophobia or any other form of hate or discrimination.  Facebook.  

 

Saturday, June 2, 2018, 10:00 AM – Noon.  Columbus Wear Orange Picnic.  Celebrate National Gun Violence Awareness Day with supporters of Moms Demand Action at Westgate Park to honor survivors of gun violence by coming together as a community to create art commemorating the day. A short presentation will kick things off and then we will move on to activities. We are asking anyone who chooses, to bring a picnic lunch or money for food trucks!  Please RSVP using this link so that we can easily keep you updated of any changes to this event and future opportunities: http://act.everytown.org/event/wear-orange-2018/11429/signup/?akid&zip
Want to help but can't make the event? Consider a donation! Half of everything you give stays right here in Ohio! You can also join our fundraising team and make a fundraising link of your own with your story of why gun violence prevention is important to you: https://give.momsdemandaction.org/team/150563Facebook.

 

Saturday, June 2, 2018, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.  100% Clean Energy For All Ohio Training. This training, organized through a partnership between the Sierra Club and Climate Reality Project, will cover everything you need to know about how to get Columbus to commit and transition to 100% clean, renewable energy for all of our Buckeye communities. Conference participants will receive a general orientation to the Ready For 100 Campaign, followed by sessions on how to get started and keep a campaign going once it gets under way. You will also hear about campaign communications, community dialogues for a just and equitable transition, and, most exciting, a panel of officials from Ohio cities that are already incorporating a lot of renewable energy. Although Ohio lags behind the rest of the country in adopting renewable energy, it doesn't have to be that way.  Free, but space is limited.   Register now to reserve your spot in the 100% Clean Energy For All Ohio Training on June 2! Together we can ensure that Ohio's energy future is cleaner, cheaper, healthier, and rooted in 100% equity and justice for all.  Lunch and snacks will be provided. Location:  Ohio Sierra Club headquarters, in downtown Columbus. 131 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215 (map).

 

Sunday June 3, 2018, 3:30 - 5 PM. Simply Living Book Club To Discuss Drawdown:  100 Solutions To Reverse Global Warming.  This is our second discussion about the remarkable book, Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming, edited by Paul Hawken. You do not need to purchase the book. You may read the book online at Drawdown.org and delve into any of the 100 "solutions" using your computer or smartphone. You have the option to buy the book at drawdown.org. NOTE: It is not necessary to read the entire book - read the sections you most want to learn about. Most of the sections are 1-3 pages in length and are written in non-technical language. We can share our insights during the discussion. Registration is free but space is limited! Please register to reserve your place.  Questions? Email Sarah@simplyliving.orgLocation: Portia's Café, 4428 Indianola Ave., Columbus 43214.   Optional: Stay for a delicious vegan buffet from 5-6 pm if you like. Many thanks to Portia for hosting our book club. Donations appreciated for the Cafe.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM.   Farmworkers and Allies will descend on Wendy’s Annual Shareholder Meeting in ColumbusCome at 9 AM to lift up farmworkers' human rights and denounce the fast-food chain's sham supplier Code of Conduct — which executives would mislead you to believe is strong enough to combat the widely- documented gross human rights abuses in their supplier of choice, the Mexican produce industry. CIW leaders will be leading an exciting, interactive workshop at 10 a.m. at the protest site that you won't want to miss! Parking available at the Bruegger's Bagel shopping center.** Join us after the action for a free community lunch with the CIW and local and national allies. Details to be announced soon! More information at www.boycott-wendys.org/shareholderaction.

1) Make your plans to join farmworkers, Ohio Fair Food and allies from across the country on Tuesday, June 5, for the major protest outside of the annual shareholder meeting! Get in touch with us at organize@allianceforfairfood.org for support in planning the trip!  Join the farmworker community of Immokalee in speaking truth to power and standing strong in this critical moment of the campaign.  2) Commit your support to paper and send a hand-written letter to Wendy’s CEO Todd Penegor and Board Chairman Nelson Peltz, then organize your community, congregation, or student group to do the same (make sure to post a photo to social media of your letter)!  Send your own powerful message to Wendy’s about why consumers have joined with farmworkers in this movement. Download more instructions here to get set to send your letter to One Dave Thomas Blvd., Dublin, OH 43017.More information here.  

 

Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 5:00 – 8:00 PM.  Sanctuary as Resistance. Uniting Communities through Sanctuary.    The Columbus Sanctuary Collective invites organizers, faith communities, activists, faith leaders, organizations and individuals to a convening around the growing sanctuary movement in Ohio. Learning from our experience with Solidarity with Edith Espinal, we will gather to share what we have learned and how to continue and grow Sanctuary as Resistance. We will explore the following topics:
What is sanctuary in 2018?; The discernment process of Sanctuary; What do faith communities need to know to become a sanctuary church; Connecting and being led by the sanctuary leaders; Sanctuary as Radical Resistance; Expanded Sanctuary, and intersectionality with other local struggles (policing, refugee, LGBTQI); Sanctuary as bringing together the religious faith community and organizing/activist community; Sanctuary as community restoration/transformation; and Rapid Response networks. 
Location:  Columbus Mennonite Church, 35 E. Oakland Park Ave., Columbus 43214.  Dinner will be provided.  To save a seat and reserve a dinner, RSVP to columbussanctuarycollective@gmail.com.

 

Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 6:30 – 8:30 PM.  Central Ohio Progressive Democrats of American.  Monthly meeting.  Location:  Panaderia Guadalupana, 1979 E. Dublin Granville Road, Columbus 43229.  For more information, contact mayo.makinde@att.net.

 

Wednesday, June 6, 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 1A, 96 S. Grant Ave., Columbus 43215.  Parking available in the library garage.  For more information please contact,  centralohio@jvp.org

 

Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 6:30 – 8:00 PM.  Clintonville Energy Collaborative Monthly 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.  Please check the website for details and contact information. Location:  Clinton Heights Lutheran Church, 15 Clinton Heights Ave., Columbus 43202.  www.cec-freedom.org

 

Saturday, June 9, 2018, 4:00 – 8:00 PM.  Chipotle Fundraiser.  Please join us and say our groups name Fair treatment reform and Reentry on June 9 between the hours of 4 to 8 PM. To help raise money for transitional housing initiative.  Location:  Chipotle, 3389 N. High St., Columbus.  Facebook.  

 

Saturday, June 9, 2018, 6:30 – 11:00 PM.  Free Press Second Saturday Salon.  Come to network and socialize with progressive friends with refreshments, music, and presentations.   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, colsfreepress@gmail.com, columbusfreepress.org. 

 

Sunday, June 10, 2018, 2:00 – 4:00 PM.   The Third Industrial Revolution:  A Radical New Sharing Economy.  In a digitally-driven society, social and economic theorist Jeremy Rifkin describes the birth of a new economic system that can address climate change and create a more equitable and empathic world.  A Third Industrial Revolution is unfolding with the convergence of three pivotal technologies: an ultra-fast 5G communication internet, a renewable energy internet, and a driverless mobility internet, all connected to the Internet of Things. This 21st century smart digital infrastructure is giving rise to a radical new sharing economy that is transforming the way we manage, power and move economic life. Q&A after the film with Zach McGuire of Smart Columbus and other local visionaries. Cost: $5 Donation.  Location:  Grandview Theater and Drafthouse, 1247 Grandview Ave, Grandview Heights, OH 43212.  Register on Eventbrite. Updates on Facebook.

 

Sunday, June 10, 2018, 7:00 – 10:00 PM.  Columbus Interfaith Ramadan Iftar.  Columbus Interfaith Ramadan Iftar.  Sharing Our Blessings with Refugees, Orphans & Needy for Food, Housing, Eduation, and Employment.  Join us for the 3rd Annual Ramadan Iftar Dinner to support Orphans, Refugees and Needy in Columbus. This year we are opening it to more interfaith community members. Our interfaith guests will share the experience of Ramadan and fast breaking with their Muslim neighbors, co-workers, and friends while supporting the less fortunate youth and families in the community.  Registration: $25/person.  Babysitting Available On Site For $10 Per Child - $25 Maximum per Family.   The Proceeds of this event will help us provide food, shelter, education and employment to youth and families in under-served communities.  Book Your Seats Now: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/columbus-interfaith-iftar-dinner-tickets-45220581978. Location:  Dublin Rec. Center, 5600 Post Rd. Dublin, OH 43017.  Facebook.  

 

Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 5:30 PM.  Pushing For Equality: Transgender Advocacy & Beyond.  ACLU Summer Program.  Come learn about the history of the Transgender Community in Ohio with a presentation on trans liberation from our Policy Associate Catalleya Storm.  This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Free, off-street parking available. RSVP here:  Pushing For Equality: Transgender Advocacy and Beyond!  Location:  ACLU of Ohio, 1108 City Park Ave. Suite 203, Columbus, OH 43206.

 

Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 6:00 PM business meeting, 7:00 PM General Meeting.  Join the Franklin County Greens - we meet on the second Tues of each month.  Join the Franklin Green Party at 6:00 PM for the open meeting of the Central Committee followed at 7:00 PM general meeting and program.   Location:  Northwood Building, 2231 N. High St., Room 100.  Parking available behind the building in “R” spaces.  Facebook. fcgreenparty@gmail.comfacebook.com/FCgreenparty.   Facebook Event.

 

Wednesday, June 13, 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: info@columbusnextgen.org.  Location:  J. Ashburn Center, 85 Clarendon Ave., Columbus. 

 

Wednesday, June 13, 2018, Dropkick Murphys Union Night – Columbus.  They're baaaaaaaack! The most pro-union band in the world, The Dropkick Murphys, will be playing in Columbus at the Express Live! To show their support of the labor movement, DKM is inviting members and their families to a private pre-show party.  To attend, tickets must be purchased through the Ohio AFL-CIO at a discounted rate of $43.50.   For tickets, or more info, contact asabol@ohaflcio.org with "DKM" in the title. Location: 405 Neil Ave., Columbus 43215.  Facebook.  

 

Thursday, June 14, 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. Facebook.  

 

Saturday, June 16, 2018, 12:00 – 5:00 PM.  People’s Market Festival Launch.   The Linden community of Columbus is a neighborhood with a high number of safety and health disparities among its predominantly Black residents due to its lack of basic resources. Linden has been responded to with an ever-increasing police presence while the community's health concerns have been ignored.

The lifelong residents have been forced to survive in not only a “food desert” now void of any grocery stores of accessibility, but an overall resource-stricken neighborhood full of abandoned facilities.  This is NOT an issue of law enforcement, this is an issue of Environmental Racism, and a lack of economic access and community safety structures driven by health equity.  Which is why if the city does not invest into one of its neighborhoods, we as the neighborhood shall invest in ourselves! #BoycottColumbus - Through supporting and promoting Black and local business vendors, through showcasing local performances and art, and through providing community-wide public political education on the issue of environmental racism and building a community led solution.  Location:  TBA. 

 

Saturday, June 16, 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, June 23, 2018, 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM.  Prisoner Letter Writing + Film Screening.  Cages are disabling and traumatizing environments. As a result, prisoners suffer from low morale. They also suffer from a variety of human rights abuses committed by jail and prison officials such as torture and “extremely poor quality health care.” These forms of violence are state-sanctioned. Therefore, we can’t expect meaningful oversight of Ohio's concentration camps to come from the state.  Correctional officers practice sadism and identify targets for malicious repression by taking a path of least resistance. They are less likely to target a prisoner with outside support but more likely to target a prisoner who receives no mail. Since there is a lack of community support for incarcerated people, our aim is to use the tactic of One-Prisoner-One-Contact to maintain the security of prisoners while boosting their morale and providing community oversight of Ohio's prison system. We will use our penpal program to support each other across prison walls while strengthening the movement to abolish prisons. Please bring a friend and join us in room 3 for a Season of Emancipation celebration. A film screening of ‘Me Facing Life: Cyntoia’s Story’ will precede our thirteenth letter writing event. This film is about a teenage survivor of sexual violence that was sentenced to life in prison. After the film, we will send b-day cards to Kerieda and Latangia. Later, we will send b-day cards to Kerieda and Latangia.   Both were sentenced to life in prison.  Both were sentenced to life in prison.  Are Prisons Obsolete by Angela Y. Davis [FREE BOOK]  https://goo.gl/NTt7hmClick the following link to review a draft of our letter writing guidelineshttps://goo.gl/958GNiIf you know someone who needs a penpal please visit the following link and fill out the application.  https://goo.gl/forms/3CqocjcbM7az702p1Location:  Columbus Metropolitan Library, Northside Branch, 1423 N. High St., Columbus 43201Facebook.  

 

Saturday, June 23, 2018, 1:00 – 3:00 PM.  Columbus community meeting hosted by Fair Treatment Reform and Reentry.  Bringing organizations together. Networking with others. Learning about other organizations.  Hosted by Fair Treatment Reform and Reentry.  Parole Reform, Fair Laws, and Re-Entry.  Location:  Church and Community Development, 946 Parsons Ave., Columbus 43206.  Facebook.  

 

Tuesday, June 26, 2018, Noon.  Nuisance Ordinances:  When Calling for Help Gets You Evicted.  ACLU Summer Program.  Sandra Park of the ACLU’s Women’s Rights Project will examine how nuisance ordinances undermine communities across the state. A discussion of how we can advocate to change these laws will follow.  RSVP here:  Nuisance Ordinances: When Calling for Help Gets You Evicted.  Location:  ACLU of Ohio, 1108 City Park Ave. Suite 203, Columbus, OH 43206.

 

Wednesday, June 27, 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: info@columbusnextgen.org.  Location:  Unity Temple Church of God, 52 Reeb Ave., Columbus. 

 

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM.  Save the Date:  2018 Ohio Asian American/Pacific Islander Legislative Day.   The annual Ohio AAPI Legislative Day is an opportunity for Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) from across the state of Ohio to convene and foster dialogue with state legislators on policy issues affecting our communities, including:  combating hate crimes and racial profiling, opioid addiction and mental health, increasing access to state services, and gun control.  Online registration is open www.oahcoalition.org! Individuals of all ages, ethnicities, and occupations are encouraged to attend, including students! Lunch and bus transportation will be provided.  Location: The Ohio Statehouse Atrium, Columbus, OH Cost: FREE but registration is required!

Sponsored by the Ohio Asian American Health Coalition and the Ohio Asian American Pacific Islander Advisory Council

 

Saturday, June 30, 2018, 4:00 – 7:00 PM.  Here’s to Health – Fundraiser for SPAN Ohio at Savor Pint. 

We will have information about the Single Payer Action Network available and a short presentation.  SAVOR PINT sells 24 hand crafted locally brewed beers / ales, by the glass and by the Growler. It is a family friendly place. For this event we are charging $10 for a ticket. Tickets will be sold at the door. A ticket, "cashed in at the bar" will get the buyer a pint of beer or a glass of wine.  We will also sell tickets for a raffle for 4 packs of beers/ales, bottled throughout the country.  SPAN Ohio has two financial needs for which this event will assist: 1) A financial study currently being conducted to accompany SB 91 and HB 440, legislation pending in the Insurance Committees of the Ohio House and Senate; and 2) a State wide ballot initiative planned in 2020.  SPAN Ohio is a 501c4, and Health Care for All Ohioans is a 501c3.  Location:  SAVOR PINT PUB, 4440 Indianola Avenue, Columbus. (About 1/4 miles South of Morse Road on the northside of Columbus. There is plenty of parking on the side and rear of the building.)  Facebook.  

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 6:00 – 9:00 PM.  Prisoner Letter Writing + Film Screening.  Cages are disabling and traumatizing environments. As a result, prisoners suffer from low morale. They also suffer from a variety of human rights abuses committed by jail and prison officials such as torture and “extremely poor quality health care.” These forms of violence are state-sanctioned. Therefore, we can’t expect meaningful oversight of Ohio's concentration camps to come from the state.  Please bring a friend and join us in room 3. A film screening of ‘The Gentleman Bank Robber: The Story of Butch Lesbian Freedom Fighter rita bo brown’ will precede our fourteenth letter writing event. This film is about an anti-authoritarian, anti-capitalist, ex-prisoner and member of a revolutionary prison abolitionist group called the George Jackson Brigade. After the film, we will write letters of support to Isaac and Juni.  Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex by Eric Stanley [FREE BOOK]  https://goo.gl/7fjf92.  Click the following link to review a draft version of our letter writing guidelines https://goo.gl/958GNi.  If you want to be matched with a penpal please fill out our application https://goo.gl/forms/3CqocjcbM7az702p1  Location:  Columbus Metropolitan Library, Northside Branch, 1423 N. High St., Columbus 43201.  Facebook.  

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018, 5:30 PM.  State of the Statehouse. ACLU Summer Program.  Engage with our Chief Lobbyist Gary Daniels for a spirited discussion about the latest bills, trends, and issues in the Ohio legislature. Delve deeper into our overall legislative strategy for the rest of 2018.  RSVP here:  State of the Statehouse.  Location:  ACLU of Ohio, 1108 City Park Ave. Suite 203, Columbus, OH 43206.

 

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.  

 

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: info@columbusnextgen.org.  Location:  Liberty Hill Baptist Church, 4410 Refugee Road, Columbus.