Sunday, October 1, 2017, 3:00  – 6:00 PM.  Colony Cats (& dogs) 11th Annual Garden Party Fundraiser.  Join us for a fun afternoon of light hors d'oeuvres, desserts, a cash bar, live music by Luxury Brown, and fabulous raffle and silent auction prizes to benefit Colony Cats (& dogs). Admission is $30. Tickets may be purchased online, by mail, at our adoption center, and at the event.  Click here to visit our Garden Party website page with information about the event and where you can get more information purchase tickets $30/person.  Tickets at the door are $35.  Location:  Brookside Golf & Country Club, 2770 W. Dublin-Granville Rd, Columbus 43235.

 

Monday, October 2, 2017, 7:00 – 8:30 PM.  Single Payer Action Network – Region 5 meeting.  We will discuss:   Influencing our State Legislators on The Health Care for All Ohioans Act, SB 91, and the partner bill in the House, to be introduced in the near future, SPAN outreach t The Pumpkin Show, Report from the SPAN State Meeting in September, Contacts in our Region beyond Franklin County.  Please bring your ideas and contacts that you have made.  Location:   Northside Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library in Meeting Room 3, 1423 N High Street, Columbus 43201. This is just south of the OSU Campus, near King Avenue. There is free parking behind the library. The Library is on the Number 2 COTA Bus Line.  All are invited.  Bring a friend.   For more information, contact Bob Krasen, SPAN Columbus Area Regional Coordinator, 614.261.0754 or bkrasen@twc.com.

 

Wednesday, October 4, 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 1A, 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, October 5, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 PM.   SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) Meeting: White People: What will we do to change our Legacy of Violence?  Join us as we learn and grow and work together to become anti-racist. Charlottesville left no doubt that Ohio has White Supremacy problem. Become part of a group working to undo it.  SURJ meets monthly on the first Thursday.  All are welcome. Questions? SURJColumbusOH@gmail.com.   Location:  Driving Park Library- 1422 E. Livingston Ave.

 

October 5-6, 2017, MACC 2017 Statewide Training Conference.  Aiming for Equity:  Combating Social Determinants of Health.   Sponsor:  Multiethnic Advocates for Cultural Competence.   More information and registration here.  Location:  Columbus State Community College (CSCC), Conference Center
315 Cleveland Ave, Columbus, 43215.

 

Monday, October 9, 2017, 7:00 -9:00 PM.  Care and Share Time Bank Orientation.   Learn about time banking in Central Ohio.  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.  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!

For more information,  check us out on Facebook at “Care and Share Time Bank” or fill out the application online at www.hOurWorld.org (“Join” => “Select Your Exchange” =>“OH-Columbus: Care and Share Time Bank”).  Accounts activated following attendance at “Orientation” or contact Alice Faryna, alice.faryna@gmail.com  (614) 560-1732 or Michael Greenman mgreenmanoh@gmail.com (614) 439-4768.   Location:  First UU Church, Room 7, 93 W. Weisheimer Rd. Columbus OH 43214.

 

Monday, October 9, 2017, 7:00 PM.  Friends Committee on National Legislation – Central Ohio advocacy group Meeting.   FCNL meets regularly on the second Monday of the month.  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, and rescinding the 2001 AUMF (Authorization of the Use of Military Force).  We now have more than 60 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

 

Monday,  October 9, 2017, 7:00 – 9:00 PM.  Care & Share Time Bank ORIENTATION.  Join us for our monthly orientation session for new time bank members and for anyone who would like a refresher on the computer-based tracking system, hOur World. Simply Living members who join the time bank can volunteer for SL and receive CSTB "Hours" that can be used to access any member services listed in the Time Bank..  Location:  First Unitarian Universalist Church, 93 W. Weisheimer, Columbus.  Contact: Alice.Faryna@gmail.com or Simply Living coordinator vilvivannak@gmail.com.

 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 6:00 PM business meeting, 7:00 PM Public Meeting.   Franklin County Green Party Central Committee Meeting.   Open business meeting 6:00 – 7:00 PM.  Location:  Northwood Building, 2231 N. High St., Room 100.  Parking available behind the building in “R” spaces. 

 

Tuesday October 10, 2017, 7:15 - 9:30 AM.  Drinking Water, Privatization, & The Public's Interest.  OSU Environmental Professionals Network Breakfast Program.The Environmental Professionals Network's explores the public's interest when privatization of water systems are considered. Can the Public's Interest Still Be Protected?  With a possible infrastructure initiative and consideration of public-private partnerships in the U.S. and across the world, what considerations to protect the public's basic right to clean, and affordable drinking water are important, even as agencies may consider partnerships with the private sector? The presenter is James Olson, an attorney in Traverse City who has been involved in Great Lakes water issues for many years. In partnership with the Ohio Water Resouces Center at OSU.  As for all EPN programs, continuing education credits are available. Sponsored by Del-Co Water. $10 (Free To Students)Get details and a link to Register.  Location:  OSU 4H Building, 2201 Fred Taylor Dr, Columbus, 43221.

 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 6:30 PM.  Clintonville Energy Collaborative (CEC) 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, OH 43202.  (One block south of N Broadway on N. High St.) More information and calendar at:  http://cec-freedom.org/

 

Saturday, October 14, 2017, 6:30 – 11:00 PM.  Free Press Second Saturday Salon with Ajamu Bakara.  Come to network and socialize with progressive friends with refreshments, music, topical presentations, and an open mic for announcements. Ajamu Bakara, human rights activist and Green Party nominee for Vice President 2016 will be speaking.  Location: 1021 E. Broad St., Columbus, east side door. Parking in side driveway, front or rear parking lot. Free, no RSVP required Contact: 614-253-2571, colsfreepress@gmail.com or visit columbusfreepress.com.

 

Wednesday, October 14, 2017, 1:00 – 3:00 PM.  Livestream Session of the Feminist Organizing School.  Amidst these moments of climate crisis and continued onslaught of attacks, we honor the resilience of frontline communities, especially women and trans people of color across the US who are organizing in their communities.  CLICK HERE to reserve your spot for this special livestream session

 

Sunday, October 15, 2017, 6:30 (Potluck) – 7:15 PM (Program).  Care and Share Time Bank Potluck & Orientation.  (If you can help set up, please arrive at 6:15 PM.) Learn about time banking in Central Ohio.  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.  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!

For more information,  check us out on Facebook at “Care and Share Time Bank” or fill out the application online at www.hOurWorld.org (“Join” => “Select Your Exchange” =>“OH-Columbus: Care and Share Time Bank”).  Accounts activated following attendance at “Orientation” or contact Alice Faryna, alice.faryna@gmail.com  (614) 560-1732 or Michael Greenman mgreenmanoh@gmail.com (614) 439-4768.  Join the Time Bank during or soon after the orientation and receive two hours credit just for attending! Location:  First Unitarian Universalist, Fellowship Hall, 93 W. Weisheimer Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43214. 

 

Monday, October 16, 2017, 7:00 – 8:45 PM.  Environmental Film Series.  Screening of An Inconvenient Sequel with lively discussion led by leading OSU and local experts.  Al Gore shares how close we are to a real energy revolution.  Location:  Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering & Chemistry (CBEC), Room 130, 151 W. Woodruff Ave., Ohio State University.  Details at epn.osu.edu.   (Free pizzas and beverages @ 6:45 PM.  Sponsored by the School of Environmental and Natural Resources & Office of Energy and Environment.  More information on the film series here.  

 

October 18, 2017, 9:30 – 10:30 AM.  Execution Protest.  Plan NOW to be present at the execution protests from 9:30am to 10:30am on execution days - September 13, Oct 18, and Nov 15. Protests are on High Street in front of the Statehouse and at Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville (contact info@otse.org for car pool info). 

 

Thursday, October 19, 2017, 5:30 PM.  Transgender Spotlight.  Join us for a special screening of the ACLU's Transgender Spotlight video mini-series! We spoke to a dozen transgender and gender non-conforming Ohioans to learn about the issues that matter to them the most and asked them to share their stories with us. Two of our Ohio TransAction Committee members, Liam Gallagher, trans outreach and volunteer coordinator for Stonewall Columbus, and Lana Moore, former captain with the Columbus Fire Department, will lead a discussion regarding the most pressing issues facing the transgender community today.  This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.  Please RSVP hereLocation:  ACLU of Ohio, 1108 City Park Ave., STE 203, Columbus, OH 43206.

 

Thursday, October 19, 2017, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM.  Speak to Others about Human Trafficking.   This workshop will be presented by Theresa Flores, survivor and creator of S.O.A.P. and Michaelle Hannan, Anti-Human Trafficking Director with The Salvation Army.  Cost:  $25.00.  If you are interested in attending, contact Sister Sally Burk 614-337-1945 or sistersallyburk@hotmail.com or Karen Southward 614-864-1899 or karensouthward@gmail.com for registration.  Preregistration required.   Location:  Tree of Life Center, 5000 Centre Loop, Upper Arlington. 

 

Monday, October 23, 2017, 7:00 PM.  Central Ohioans for Peace.  Steve Farber will talk about the International Movement for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) and the Anti-BDS movement in the U.S.  Steve is a Jewish member of Jewish Voice for Peace Central Ohio.  Location:  Columbus Mennonite Church, 35 Oakland Park Ave., Columbus 43214.  More information here.   For questions about Central Ohioans for Peace, please send email to: cohioansforpeace@gmail.com.   Like us on Facebook!

 

Monday, October 23, 2017, 7:00 – 8:45 PM.  Environmental Film Series.  Screening of “The Messenger” with lively discussion led by leading OSU and local experts.  Does the uncertain future of birds mirror our own?  Location:  Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering & Chemistry (CBEC), Room 130, 151 W. Woodruff Ave., Ohio State University.  Details at epn.osu.edu.   (Free pizzas and beverages @ 6:45 PM.  Sponsored by the School of Environmental and Natural Resources & Office of Energy and Environment.  More information on the film series here.  

 

Thursday, November 9, 2017.  November 9 - Global Day of Action: A World without Walls.  From Israel’s apartheid Wall on Palestinian land to the US Wall of Shame on indigenous land at the border with Mexico – Walls are monuments of expulsion, exclusion, oppression, discrimination and exploitation. As people affected by these walls and as movements that pose justice, freedom and equality as our tools to resolve the problems of this planet, we join the call for the 9th of November as a Global Day of Action for a World without Walls.  Read and endorse the Call for Action and endorse the Global Call for Action please click here

 

November 15, 2017, 9:30 – 10:30 AM.  OTSE Execution Protest.  Plan NOW to be present at the execution protest. Protests are on High Street in front of the Statehouse and at Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville (contact info@otse.org for car pool info). 

 

Saturday, December 2, 2017, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.  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!  All are welcome to attend.  Location:  First UU Church of Columbus, 93 W Weisheimer Rd, Columbus, OH.  More information about SPAN Ohio:  www.spanohio.org and Facebook.