Be the Change: Weekly Community Update May 14, 2021

We need 2-3 people to spend 20 minutes 2-3 time weekly liking, commenting, and sharing our social media posts! No more than 1 hour per week. We have other opportunities to contribute in event planning, fundraising, blog writing, and more. Contact Chuck@simplyliving.org for more info, questions, etc. Thank you!

Cathy Cowan Becker to Present on Community Solar at Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit
Simply Living’s Director is leading a panel on “Creative Solutions to Community Solar in Ohio.” The panel will take place today Friday, May 14, at 3 p.m. Haven’t registered? There is an Economic Inclusion option: pay what you can (min. $5).


Archetypal Astrology 101 with Chuck Lynd
+ the Myers-Briggs PersonalityTest

Curious about astrology? Wondering how “archetypes” could affect your personality? Many people know about the Myers Briggs Test, but did you know it was based on Jungian archetypes? (Introvert/Extrovert/ Feeling/Thinking, et al) How might it be relevant today? Get answers and have some fun as we deconstruct the ancient archetypes of the Zodiac, with a nod to Carl Jung (who did a chart for each one of his patients). Bring your curiosity and your birth date and we’ll explore the symbolic language of the Zodiac. Take a free Myers Briggs test here. The $10 class fee is donated to support the work of Simply Living. Details and sign up here.


Upcoming Simply Events in June and Beyond

We’re excited about this new book by Ohio author Paul Robinson. He brings a unique perspective as a psychologist and a former science educator to explore the deeper reasons why we are not acting on the climate crisis, and he offers insight into the opportunities for acting now.
We’re looking into a book talk, a book club discussion, and both an in person and online event. Learn more about the book here.
Retired professor Mort Schmidt will make a presentation on broadleaf tree identification.
Wednesday, June 16 at 7 pm
Details coming soon. We anticipate future in person nature walks with Mort helping us identify
trees in our local Ohio woodlands.

MEET SIMPLY LIVING
What’s the backstory?

and the new directions?
We’re revising our popular gathering to learn/reflect on our past and explore new initiatives and possibilities.

Tentative Date: Wednesday, June 23 @ 5:30
Location TBD: Zoom and/or CoHatch office



Our Simply Living Sustainable Living and Garden Tour is returning later this summer!
We will have a Save the Date announcement soon – likely later in July.
The Tour will include 7 seven stops showcasing a wide variety of sustainability features and offers an opportunity
to talk to the owners and learn about their gardens as well as solar installations, electric cars, rain barrels, and more.


HIGHLIGHTS FROM SIMPLY LIVING’S BE THE CHANGE COMMUNITY CALENDAR


Fire Drill Fridays with Jane Fonda at 2 pm + streaming on Facebook and archived for review.

Environmental injustice looks like many different things – it can be seen in the negative health impacts that many communities of color are facing who live near fossil fuel infrastructure and it can be felt by fishing communities who can no longer sustain their livelihoods due to pollution. Today we’ll talk to guests who are tackling them in their own ways – through science and policy and through public-facing activism. More here.


An End to Upside Down Thinking and Living Fri May 14th 2:00pm – 3:15pm Free Webinar
IONS Board Member Mark Gober, author of An End to Upside Down Thinking and An End to Upside Down Living,
will present the evidence that consciousness does not come from the brain. The accumulated scientific findings suggest
that we are interconnected as part of a universal consciousness extending beyond the body. More here.

Grassroot Ohio With Carolyn Harding: DIRECT DEMOCRACY DENIED – DIRECT DEMOCRACY DENIED – Columbus Community Bill of Rights w/ #TerryLodgeEsq and #BillLyons
Tune in #GrassRoot_Ohio Radio Fri, May 14, 5pm EST, 94.1FM & streams @ #WGRN.org; &
Sun, May 16, 2pm EST on 92.7/98.3 FM and streams @#WCRSFM.org More w pictures here.

Friday, May 14, 6-9pm (In-person @ 400 West Rich)
You can view our May gallery show as part of Franklinton Fridays. “Triumphs & Truths” voices the wins and the lessons
learned over the past year, with visual storytelling by 8 Columbus artists:
Joe Hoye, Marshall Shorts, Hakim Callwood, Alissa Ohashi, LaShae Boyd, Annie Russell, Shawntel, and Kayneisha Holloway
The Tee Shirt Shuttle will be printing custom tee shirts outside the gallery featuring the artwork! More here.

The Spring Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Sat May 15 8 am – 2 pm

The City of Westerville will be hosting the SPRING Hazardous Waste Collections scheduled in 2021
at the City’s Public Service Complex, 350 Park Meadow Rd. 43081. Questions regarding this event should be directed to the
Department of Public Service, 901-6740 or publicservice@westerville.org. See what’s acceptable here.

Virtual Fitness Classes May 15, 10 am
Cbus Recreation and Parks Department on Facebook and YouTube 

Java Central Cafe and Roaster, 20 S. State St. Westerville, OH 43081

JOIN US FOR A ONE DAY CELEBRATION OF LOVE FEATURING MUSICIANS, POETS, SCIENTISTS AND CHANGE-MAKERS FROM ACROSS THE GLOBE WHO HAVE EMBRACED A LIFE OF LOVE-IN-ACTION. 3 PM EDT More here

Town Hall Sunday, May 16 4-5 pm : First core value,
Assets Why we need the five core values of timebanking with
Edgar Cahn and Christine Gray. The five core values, introduced in the book by Edgar Cahn called No More Throw-Away People, is the heart of successful timebanking and stood the test of time.
This 5 part series will begin by exploring and sharing how you applied these values with your community. More here.

Gathering of the Care and Share Time Bank (CSTB) Sunday, May 16 6:30 – 8 pm
Our May Gathering will feature our own Tina Thonnings offering a presentation about permaculture.

Permaculture is so much more than gardening, and Tina will teach us about it and answer questions! More here.

Women’s Health & Happiness Summit
A virtual retreat for your mind, body, and heart. FREE from May 17-26
10 days of well-deserved self-care with 20+ top teachers, including lessons and all-levels yoga and meditation
Sign up for free and join thousands of women from around the world. More here.

Trains and Transit, Past and Future
Wed, 5/19, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. The Boat House at Confluence Park
Livestreaming available free on our YouTube channel
Thea Walsh Ewing, Director of Transportation & Infrastructure Development, MORPC
Jeffrey T. Darbee, Owner, Benjamin D. Rickey & Co., Author and Railroad Historian
Derrick James, Senior Manager, State and Local Legislative Relations, AMTRAK
Host, Andy Chow, Journalist/Producer, Statehouse News Bureau More here

PROTECTING YOUR CHILD FROM COMMON TOXICS
Wed May 19th 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Our May webcast will focus on household chemical risks, green alternatives that can keep your home child-safe, and ways you can reduce your family’s (and garment workers’) exposure to toxics in common goods. Join Barry Cik, Founder and Technical Director of Naturepedic, and Charlotte Tate, Director of Labor Campaigns at Green America, for this webinar about how to avoid common toxics dangerous to human and environmental health. More here
Wed May 19th 6:30pm – Thu Jun 24th 7:00pm See all class options here.
Attend a virtual class to receive your rebate voucher! In the online class you’ll learn about different actions you can take to improve water quality like installing rain barrels and rain gardens, planting native plants, using proper lawn care techniques, and composting to improve soil conditions.  Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District at (614) 486-9613.

Please join us for “YES! Presents: Solving Plastic” on Thursday, May 20, at 4 p.m. ET.
This FREE virtual event will take place on Zoom, and a recording will be emailed to everyone who registers for a ticket. More here.


Eating to Save the Planet Thursday May 20th 4:00pm
#Center-for-Food-Safety

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At Center for Food Safety (CFS), we think deeply about our fight to stop climate change and restore resilience and abundance to our food systems. Join Executive Director Andrew Kimbrell, Regenerating Paradise Producer and Regional Development Director Ashley Lukens, and our Climate Team for a free webinar to discuss our ongoing climate work.

An awesome music line-up this year – Not To Be Missed! All the details here.

One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. ~ Carl Jung


The events listed above are a fraction of those listed just this week. There are many more!
Browse now.
Select the Monthly View to find events quickly.
HINT: Search using keywords like FOOD, FARM, SUSTAINABLE, YOGA, MEDITATION, MUSIC, SUMMIT, ETC.

“ECDI’s impact on the Ohio economy comfortably exceeds $1 billion annually, stemming from locally-owned, locally serving businesses.”
Overall Economic Impact Study of ECDI’s Lending to Ohio Entrepreneurs by Bill Lafayette, Ph.D.


NEWS + RESOURCES
FOR LIVING LOCAL


10 Principles for Healthy Communities by Meg Wheatley.
Meg Wheatley she was a great influence on Marilyn Welker when she founded Simply Living. Meg’s books are still relevant – LEADERSHIP AND THE NEW SCIENCE: Discovering Order in a Chaotic World, Turning to One Another: Simple Conversations to Restore Hope to the Future, A SIMPLER WAY, and others. It’s well worth clicking the link at the bottom to watch the short videos that explain each principle.

1. People support what they create.
2. People act responsibly when they care
3. Conversation is the way human beings have always thought
4. To change the conversation, change who is in it
5. Expect leaders to come from anywhere
6. Focusing on what is working gives us energy and creativity
7. The wisdom resides within us
8. Everything is a failure in the middle
9. Humans can handle anything as long as we’re together
10. Generosity, forgiveness and love
Click to see Meg’s short videos on each of the 10 principles.


Shadowbox Live is back!
Opening May 20th:  The Legends from Liverpool
The Beatles were four Brits who changed rock ‘n’ roll forever. This production showcases the power of their music, and how their personal journeys intersected to create one of the greatest bands of all time.  BUY TIX
Opening May 22nd:  Let’s Get it On: Live Edition 
Our virtual sketch comedy and music show is expanded into a full-length, two-act show with even more fun and tunes that shows how love & laughter make the perfect couple.  BUY TIX
CLICK FOR MORE INFO

Announcing our second Climate Change Book Club virtual event
|Thursday, May 27 at 7:00 pm!
“Cli-Fi: Communicating through Climate Fiction”
Follow GEO’s Facebook group Climate Change Book Club – Because Knowledge is Power! to stay updated on the event. 
Register here.

What’s happening May 15 9 am – 12 noon at the Clintonville Farmers Market.
Artist at the Market: KaTanya Ingram, THE Gallery Hop Singer
Featured Food Truck: Pitabilities
New producers this week: Wishwell Farms (stall #59)
Kids Bingo (pick up your card at the market tent!)
See the weekly blog post here.

GreenSpot Community Backyards (item in the Clintonville Farmers Market blog post)
It’s that time of year again! Dust off the garden spade and shovel, and figure out what downspout to connect a rain barrel to. GreenSpot Community Backyards can help. You can be eligible for a $50 rebate on a rain barrel, compost bin, or native trees. There are also up to $25 rebates on native flowers. Simply take an online quiz or virtual course to get the rebate. Click here to learn more.


The May Free Press Second Saturday Cyber-Salon, hosted by Columbus Institute for Contemporary Journalism Board Member and longtime activist Mark Stansbery, had the theme of Immigrant and Worker Rights. Watch the video here.

Mother Earth’s boundless diversity is at the heart and soul of human health. ~ Zach Bush, MD
 Her intelligence is constant — perpetually within us, beneath our feet, and blowing through each strand of our hair. She is the ultimate definition of grace, never attacking the life of any species, but rather fostering adaptation and bio-diversification through resilience and brilliance.
Watch the webinar replay of this deep dive into genetically engineered food and what it means for all of us.

Beautiful scenes with splashes of color await visitors during Blooms & Butterflies. Open through May 31.
New butterflies are released into the exhibition every week. Visitors can spot them flying through the canopy, resting on foliage, or having a meal at one of the feeding stations. See how many different species you can find during your visit!
Blooms & Butterflies is included in general admission. Please reserve your tickets online before visiting.
RESERVE A TICKET

Composting with Worms
Composting with worms is a responsible solution for disposing of food waste. Build a worm bin for yourself in this class at the Franklin Park Conservator. Virtual and In Person options. REGISTER NOW


Sunday May 23 ~ LOVE YOUR ALLEY
The program will culminate with an Art in the Alley Walk, where everyone is invited to peruse the alley upgrades!
Are there alleys in your neighborhood? Be inspired by the work of Green Bexley!
Everyone can learn and participate even if you don’t live in Bexley!
See learning opportunities below. Get all the details here.
“Gardening for Butterflies”
Instructor: Margaret Harriman
Date: Sat. May 15th from 1:00 – 2:00 pm Location: South Community Garden
Learn about specific host plants for caterpillars and nectar source plants for the adults. Butterfly gardens do not need to be large but do need to be colorful, sunny, and sheltered from strong winds!
Margaret Harriman and her husband Jeff, are co-coordinators of both Bexley Community Gardens since 2018. Margaret graduated from OSU and has been a Bexley resident since 1980.
“Eco-Friend or Eco Foe: How to Create an Eco-Paradise in Suburbia”
Instructor: Tisa WattsDate: Weds. May 19th from 7:00 – 8:00 pm
What makes a garden “eco-friendly” or “eco-hostile”? How can we become better hosts to backyard wildlife – what do our garden guests need? Let’s talk about how to provide nutritious food and access to water, a variety of habitat options, which garden practices may endanger wildlife, and how to create safe and welcoming place for wildlife to visit.

“Sane leadership is the unshakeable faith in people’s capacity to be generous, creative and kind. It is the commitment to create the conditions for these capacities to blossom, protected from the external environment.  It is the deep knowing that, even in the most dire circumstances, more becomes possible as people engage together with compassion and discernment, self-determining their way forward.” ~ Meg Wheatley


Sustainable Grandview is a community action organization focused on realizing a cleaner, healthier, more resilient Grandview, More Here


2021 Farmers Markets in Columbus
The listing is organized by the day of the week when local farmers markets are held in Columbus neighborhoods. see it here

Is Your Electricity Greenwashed?
Dozens of electrical utility companies in the U.S. have pledged to become “carbon neutral” by 2050. But are they making any
measurable progress towards that goal or are they just greenwashing our electricity? more…
The Complicated Choices in a Cup of Coffee
Your morning coffee comes at a cost, and that’s not just the price of the gourmet beans. At every step of production, there are
environmental and ethical tradeoffs. What choices can you make to ensure your coffee is as sustainable as possible? more…

Join us in June for our virtual Foundations of Compassionate Nonviolent Communication Training
This four-week, online foundations training is perfect for people new to Compassionate Nonviolent Communication (NVC) or refreshing their practice with the basics.
Plan to meet from 3-5pm every Sunday starting on June 6.


Want solar training? Get a discount!
We are excited to partner with Blue Rock Station. to provide a $50 discount for Simply Living members
who sign up for online solar classes offered by Annie and Jay Warmke.
Plus, get a Simply Living Membership with Solar Training Discount Details and Registration here

Tom and Jocelyn offer eco-conscious and award winning service in Clintonville.



The Public Banking Institute just launched the
FRIENDS OF PUBLIC BANKING WEBSITE
https://friendsofpublicbanking.org/
As the public banking movement continues to surge forward, everyone can now learn about banking in the public interest and declare your support for the creation of public banks. Check it out now

The Columbus Free Press Network includes two awesome community radio stations! WGRN.org 94.1 and WCRSFM.org 92.7 / 98.3
Listen on your radio or online anytime!


CALENDARS!
LIVE LOCAL, BUILD COMMUNITY #SIMPLYLIVING


Columbus on the Cheap Good, Cheap, Fun

In This Issue…


COLUMBUS UNDERGROUND
Mega Weekend
Village Valuables, Clippers, Live Music & More!

Find a new furever friend this weekend. Photo by Samson Katt from Pexels

Welcome to the weekend. Seems like we might be frost free now, so get to planting!
Want a free building? It’s cute! Celebrate the life of Michael Hodges. Have a great weekend.

Shopping and Pups

Shop the Spring Plant Sale at Chadwick Arboretum. Do a plant swap in Westgate. Shop the Friendship Flea.
Enjoy Yappy Hour at The Dog Stop. Village Valuables is back in German Village.
Farmers Markets are starting up all throughout the city. Craftin’ Outlaws returns with their popups.
Meet a shelter dog without an appointment on Saturday. Shop the Sunlight Market.
Downtown Historic Canal Winchester has a fun shopping day set up.

Nightlife

Take in some live music at Easton Unplugged.
Land Grant’s Garden Music Series continues tonight.
Even more music for Franklinton Fridays. Enjoy the Mannerchor Maifest.
Studio 35 has a beer tasting featuring The Burbs.
There’s a patio party at Beeline. Green Velvet performs at The Forum.
Paisha Thomas continues her Soul Sessions at Natalie’s in Worthington. 

ENJOY EXPLORING ART

Are you checking out Chroma at CCAD?
Sign up for an Art & Empathy talk at the art museum tonight.
Watch The Addams Family at the Garden Theater.
Entangled Threads opens Friday at GCAC Community Gallery.
Explore Triumphs & Truths at Wild Goose at 400.
Are you tuning in to the 2021 CCAD Fashion Show?
King Arts celebrates their gala virtually.

WHAT ELSE CAN YOU DO
THIS WEEDKEND?

Voting for your favorite non-profit for Philanthropitch ends Friday.
Go to Food Truck Fridays at the Columbus Urban League.
Grove City has a Food Truck Festival.
The Clippers take on the Omaha Storm Chasers all weekend.
The Taco Fest Grab-N-Go is also this weekend.


GET ACTIVE!  Items below are selected from the Columbus Peace Newsletter 
edited by Connie Hammond (pictured above).
Email cmhammond11@att.net to subscribe to her Community Calendar or share meeting info. 

Saturday, May 15, 2021, 1:00 – 5:00 PM.  #KeepIt100 Teach-In.  As the Biden Administration observes its 100th day in office, Black-led organizations are coming together to demand our elected leaders use their power to protect our democracy and our rights. MomsRising and The Frontline are hosting the #KeepIt100 Teach-in to equip attendees to take action over the next 100 days in the fight to protect the vote, our right to protest, and against police violence. Keep It 100 isn’t just a call to action, it’s a demand for accountability. We can acknowledge progress while pushing for more – our very survival depends on it. Over the next 100 days, we will organize and mobilize our movements to ensure businesses step up and speak up, and that Congress answers to the people by passing the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Acts. We demand the freedom to vote so we can have the freedom to live.  More information and registration here

Saturday, May 15, 2021, 8:00 PM.  Nicaragua Against Empire.  Nicaragua Against Empire highlights resistance by the people and revolutionary government of Nicaragua against Western imperialism, including sanctions and regime change efforts.  It is dedicated to uplifting the voices of Nicaraguan people rarely heard in mainstream media, including workers, peasants, women and Afro-Indigenous communities. The footage from this documentary was collected during the “Yes to Sovereignty! No to Sanctions!” Delegation (March 2021), coordinated by the Friends of the ATC and Sanctions Kill Coalition.  Following the screening, there will be panel discussion about the documentary and delegation. Join the premiere live on the YouTube and Facebook channels of Friends of the ATC (@friendsatc, YouTube linkFacebook link) and Sanctions Kill Coalition (@sanctionskill, Facebook link). The event will be bi-lingual in English and Spanish.

Saturday, May 15, 2021, 12:30 PM. Prohibiting the First Use of Nuclear Weapons.  A nuclear exchange between the US and Russia would incinerate hundreds of millions of people immediately, and lead to a Nuclear Winter which would slaughter an estimated 7 billion of the Earth’s 7.7 billion people, mostly through starvation. Building back civilization would require over 1,000 years [Daniel Ellsberg talk, 12/13/2020]. A U.S. nuclear first-strike against China would result in a similar catastrophe. Confirmed Speakers include William Perry, Tom Collina, Kennette Benedict, Elaine Scarry, Ira Helfand, Zia Mian, Joe Cirincione, Joseph Gerson. Special greeting from Sen. Ed Markey.  Cosponsors: Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security (CPDCS); Massachusetts Peace Action; Council for a Livable World; CodePINK; Chicago Area Peace Action; NY Peace Action; Maine Peace Action; Nuclear Age Peace Foundation; Greater Boston Physicians.  More information and registration here

Sunday, May 16, 2021, 7:00 PM.  What is Antisemitism?  A Jewish Voice for Peace Detroit initiated webinar to untangle a web of definitions and misunderstandings surrounding and fighting antisemitism. The two leading definitions of antisemitism now vying to win support are the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) working definition and the more recent Jerusalem Declaration, signed by over 200 leading intellectuals and scholars. Both definitions purport to explain what antisemitism is and what it is not, with each coming to very different conclusions about how antisemitism relates to Zionism and criticism of Israeli governmental policies. Adoption of either could extensively impact political debate, freedom of speech and First Amendment rights in the U.S.  Rabbi Jeffrey Falick of the Birmingham Temple will be the moderator. Panelists will be Rene Lichtman, Ph.D, Holocaust survivor, who will speak on behalf of the IHRA. Rene helped to start the Hidden Children and Child Survivors of Michigan and is a founding member of the World Federation of Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust. Professor Derek Penslar, the William Lee Frost Professor of Jewish History at Harvard University, will speak on behalf of the Jerusalem Declaration, of which he is a signatory;  Barbara Harvey, a labor law and civil rights attorney and member of the Free Palestine Committee of the National Lawyers Guild’s International Committee will address First Amendment issues with respect to both definitions; and Huwaida Arraf, a Palestinian attorney and activist, will speak to the impact of this debate on her community.   Register here

Sunday, May 16, 2021, 11:00 AM.  Ban Killer Drones Webinar.  Drone Proliferation, Border Surveillance and The Persecution Of Drone Whistle Blower Daniel Hale.Panel discussion with Chris Cole, Maya Evans, William Neuheisel, and webinar moderator Leah Bolger.  Register here

Sunday, May 16, 2021, 1:00 PM. Voice from the Holy Land Online Film Salon.  Voices from the Holy Land, in conjunction with Richmonders for Peace in Israel-Palestine and the Arab American Association of Central Virginia, invites you to our thirteenth monthly Online Film Salon. Participants will discuss the award winning documentary “MAYOR.”  Mayor Musa Hadid, the subject of the film will participate from Ramallah, Palestine in a panel discussion along with filmmaker David Osit.  Also participating will be Mayor Diana Broderson of Muscatine, Iowa, a Sister City to Ramallah.  Deya’ Leonard Dresner, founder and Executive Director of the Leonard Education Organization will moderate the Q&A discussion.
Please watch the film at your convenience and then join us for the online discussion.  Register here for the Voices from the Holy Land Online Film Salon here.  Once you register, you will get a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting and a link with to watch the film.  (Save this confirmation letter as the meeting link is unique to your email and you must have this to participate.)  Watch the film at your convenience before the event.  Then join us with your thoughts and questions for our speakers at the Q&A Discussion on May 16th.  About “MAYOR” = MAYOR follows Musa Hadid, the Christian mayor of Ramallah, during his second term in office. His immediate goals: repave the sidewalks, attract more tourism, and plan the city’s Christmas celebrations. His ultimate mission: to end the occupation of Palestine. MAYOR offers a portrait of dignity amidst the madness and absurdity of endless occupation while posing a question: How do you run a city when you don’t have a country?   [89 minutes]. 

Sunday, May 16, 2021, 1:30 PM.  Solidarity:  Ohio United Against Hate.  Ohio coming together to stand in SOLIDARITY against hate, hate crimes, racism, and violence in our community. We are UNITED, and will have Asian American, Black, Jewish, Latino, LGBTQ, Muslim, Women, and more speakers. We will finish our rally by writing positive messages on the sidewalk with chalk. Parking available in nearby garages. Please wear your masks, bring your signs, and observe 6 feet social distancing guidelines.  Location:  Bicentennial Park Scioto Mile, Columbus.  Facebook

Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 7:00 PM. UCS Conversation: The Future of Our Democracy. As the cornerstone of our democracy, the ability for every eligible voter to freely participate in elections should be uncontroversial. But our country’s history of voter suppression and efforts happening now to restrict voting—particularly in Black, Latinx, and Indigenous communities—demonstrates the fragility of our system. Meaningful science-based reforms are possible, and they require action from a broad coalition that understands how mobilization, data, and political will can work together to create a truly representative government. The Union of Concerned Scientists invites you to a conversation with experts in democracy reform and community organizing as they discuss the critical steps needed to ensure a thriving democracy accessible to all.  Register here

Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 12:00 PM.  Conversations with the Nation:  Anti-Imperialism in the 21st Century.  What does it mean to be Anti-Imperialist in the 21st century? Is internationalism—once the standard for the global left—still a viable idea in today’s multipolar world? And, if so, how can it best be achieved? What would a progressive US foreign policy look like? And what lessons can be learned from Afghanistan? Iraq? Zimbabwe? Syria? Libya? Myanmar? Is intervention by the US ever justified–and if so, under what conditions? Or is a policy of non-engagement the better course? This group of deeply informed experts on US foreign policy, the Middle East and the global left will discuss and debate fundamental questions of global equity, self-determination, international human rights and empire. Cost: $10.00.    More information and registration here

Thursday, May 20, 2021, 8:00 PM.  ACLU Systemic Equality Action Series.  H.R. 40.  Trump may be gone, but America’s legacy of racism is still with us. Racism is ingrained in the fabric of this country, and has been enforced through policies, practices, and attitudes that harm Black, Indigenous, and people of color.  Register here


MORE LOCAL CALENDARS
Columbus Free Press Activists Calendar Editor Bob Roehm
WCBE Arts & Life Calendar 


BE THE CHANGE: READ OUR COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Without aggression, it becomes possible to think well, to be curious about differences, and to enjoy each other’s company. ~ Margaret J. Wheatley


Be the Change: Join Simply Living Individual membership rates have been reduced to $25 annually. Seniors, $20. Students only $10. Business memberships starting at $100 now include membership in the Ohio Sustainable Business Council.

Sign up online here or email HELLO@simplyliving.org

LIKE what we’re doing? How about volunteering? Love to research, write, communicate? Email Hello@Simplyliving.org or call Chuck Lynd @ 614- 354-6172.


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