GET ACTIVE! Items below are selected from the Columbus Peace Newsletter edited by Connie Hammond (pictured at left).
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Saturday, September 26, 2020, 10:00 - 11:30 AM. Move to Amend Ohio Network Quarterly Education Program. Corporations increasingly influence — if not control — more and more aspects of our lives, regardless of who’s elected or what scandals are exposed. That’s because corporations not only have economic power, but political power — specifically constitutional “rights” — lots of them! Hear from and connect with authoritative speakers who’ve been educating and organizing to protect people and communities from corporate influence and control in two critical arenas: public education and food/family farms — and what we can do to protect peoples’ rights over corporate rights. Speakers include William Phillis - Executive Director - Ohio Coalition for Equity & Adequacy of School Funding and Joe Logan, President, Ohio Farmers Union. More information and registration here. For more information, contact: Greg Coleridge · firstname.lastname@example.org · 216-255-2184
Saturday, September 26, 2020, 8:00 PM. Cuban Doctors Speak: 15 years of the Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade. The Henry Reeve Brigade will soon celebrate its 15th anniversary! Yes, it will have been 15 years since Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans and prompted then-Cuban president Fidel Castro to offer to send doctors to help treat patients in the storm’s aftermath. The US government refused this offer, but Cuba was not deterred from wanting to show the world some much needed solidarity. Since its founding, the brave women and men of the Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade have given emergency medical assistance to more than 3.5 million people in over 50 countries. To honor their compassion and commitment, we will hear directly from Cuban doctors working on the frontlines of the pandemic. More information and registration here.
Sunday, September 27, 2020, 5:00 PM. Ohio Poor People’s Campaign 4th Friday Screening of 13th. Followed by discussion. https://bit.ly/OHPPCFILMNIGHT.
Monday, September 28, 2020, 4:00 - 5:15 PM. Black Lives Matter: The Impact of Racism on Reproductive Heath, Rights and Justice. The term "Black Lives Matter" is widely recognized as describing the larger context of anti-Black police violence in America. Holdovers of systemic racism results in Black people facing disproportionate discrimination throughout every aspect and stage of their life, including access to comprehensive healthcare - specifically, Black women face significant disparities across their reproductive lives. The lack of reproductive freedom is deeply connected to other forms of oppression suffered by the Black community including police brutality and state violence, employment, and voter suppression. Join this conversation as experts discuss the historical context of reproductive health and justice, anti-Black racism, and the role of power and privilege to effectively analyze strategies and practices for dismantling racism, mitigating bias, and mobilizing for reproductive health equity. Register here.
Monday, September 28, 2020, 4:00 PM. Confronting Institutionalized Violence with Gospel Nonviolence. A webinar on confronting racism, militarism and nuclear weapons through Gospel nonviolence with Pax Christi USA Teachers of Peace Art Laffin, Msgr. Ray East, and Marie Dennis. Register here.
Monday, September 28, 2020, 7:00 PM. Trump Brings America's Dirty Wars Home. What are the roots of American police repression and what kind of movement could change it? A conversation with Stuart Schrader, a young scholar who locates the roots of America's militarized police practices in our half century of counter-insurgency and empire as the U.S. sought to control dozens of countries across the world through a combination of policing, irregular armed groups, and military force. Stuart Schrader is a Lecturer / Assistant Research Scientist in Sociology at Johns Hopkins University, teaching courses in Africana Studies, International Studies, Political Science, and Sociology. He is also the Associate Director of the Program in Racism, Immigration, and Citizenship. His PhD is in American Studies, from NYU, in 2015. He has also taught at Harvard and NYU. Sixth in a series on Antiracism and Peace sponsored by Massachusetts Peace Action's Racial Justice/ Decolonization Working Group. More information and registration here.
Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 6:00 - 7:00 PM. Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act. This bill is so comprehensive and cutting-edge that we're holding another webinar to give more people the chance to learn about it. Find out why the new Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act (SB 3263/ HR 5845) is the gold standard of federal legislation to make meaningful reductions in plastic pollution in the U.S., and get answers to any questions you may have. Register here.
Tuesday, September 29, 6:30 - 8:00 PM. Political Prisoners, Repression and Resistance! With uprisings across the US for racial justice, it is important to learn from those who came before us. Dozens are still being held in US prisons for their involvement in Black Liberation/Puerto Rican Independence/ AIM/ white anti-imperialism & pro-liberation movements. Our panelists will address COINTELPRO as well as the current realities of Federal Agents, Grand Juries and Police repression. We will discuss strategies of resistance and security. Register here.
Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 8:30 - 9:45 PM. What Are the Threats We Face in This Time? A SURJ Webinar. This webinar is for anti-racist activists and organizers looking to amplify current demands for abolition within a global pandemic, while navigating an ever-shifting political landscape punctuated by far right activity, in elected office and in the streets. Register here.
September 29 - October 5, 2020. Watch "The Undocumented Lawyer" and Support Edith Espinal. Watch a screening of "The Undocumented Lawyer" and Live Q&A with Lizbeth, Edith, community and faith leaders from Columbus, Ohio, and the filmmakers from Optimist! 100% of ticket sales support Edith and her family’s financial needs. When you buy a ticket, you will have access to stream the 20 min film from Sept. 29 - Oct. 5. Live Q&A will take place at 7:00 PM on October 2nd. Watch here.
Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 8:30 PM. What Are the Threats We Face in This Time? A SURJ Webinar. What are the threats we face at this time? This webinar is for anti-racist activists and organizers looking to amplify current demands for abolition within a global pandemic, while navigating an ever-shifting political landscape punctuated by far right activity, in elected office and in the streets. Register here.
Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 2:00 PM. Weekly September Abolition Zaps. A one- hour weekly action where we make calls together to #FreeThemAll #DefundPolice #DropTheCharges and more. Sign up here. (repeats September 16, 23, and 30).
Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 12:00 PM. Nation Conversation: Ari Berman on Threats to the 2020 Election. Join voting rights expert and senior reporter at Mother Jones Ari Berman and Nation editorial director and publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel for a critical discussion about how to protect the right to vote in the most important election of our lifetimes. Can the 2020 election be stolen? Will voter suppression affect the outcome? Tickets are $10. More information and registration here.