Events

Join fellow advocates at events hosted by coalition partners across the state. Get more information below on events happening in your community.

January 20, 2019
  • Ohio Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice: AAPI Voices and Values For Reproductive Justice

    January 20, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    With ongoing legislative assaults on birth control and abortion access at the state and federal level, it’s essential that we understand our right to bodily autonomy. Come learn about Reproductive Justice and the power it holds to support individuals and communities while making decisions about their own bodies, genders, sexualities, families, and lives. Asian American & Pacific Islanders (AAPIs), in particular, will explore how they can lift up their voices and values to advance reproductive health, rights, and justice across other social justice movements. 

    This teach-in will be led by Elaina Ramsey, Ohio RCRC’s executive director and member of the Ohio Progressive Asian Women’s Leadership (OPAWL). This AAPI women-only event will take place in Columbus. For more information or to RSVP, email us at info@ohiorcrc.org

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January 21, 2019
  • YWCA Greater Cincinnati: MLK Day 2019 #ItStopsWithUs

    January 21, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
    National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, 50 E Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA

    Honored to be participating in this important Cincinnati event. Learn more: https://mlkcoalition.org/

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  • NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio: Exploring Direct Action, from Then to Now

    January 21, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, 11400 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA

    “We adopt the means of nonviolence because our end is a community at peace with itself. We will try to persuade with our words, but if our words fail, we will try to persuade with our acts.” 
    - Martin Luther King Jr. 
     
    We invite you to spend Martin Luther King Jr. Day at moCa, learning, making, and sharing experiences based on direct action. The following offerings are free and open to all. 
     
    11am – 12:30pm:
    Teach-In with Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries
    Many of us know about Martin Luther King Jr. through a few soundbites or events, but there is far more to be learned from his strategic methods and goals. Join Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries, esteemed scholar of the Civil Rights movement, as he leads a special learning session that puts King into broader context, and explores various expressions of African-American protest and non-violent direct action since the 1960s. 
     
    12:30 – 1:30pm:
    Affirmative Political Sign-Making with Favianna Rodriguez
    How can you use words and art to express the positive change that you want to see in your community and our world? Come work with and learn from celebrated artist and activist Favianna Rodriguez, co-editor of Reproduce and Revolt, who will lead this interactive art-making activity. 
     
    1:30 – 3:30pm:
    Protest, Petition, and Civil Disobedience
    A For Freedoms Town Hall (Freedom of Expression)
     
    Panelists: Favianna Rodriguez (artist and activist); Emma Solkowicz (artist, Carry that Weight); Shakyra Diaz (Alliance for Safety and Justice); M. Carmen Lane (artist and Executive Director, ATNSC: Center for Healing & Creative Leadership); Moderated by Dan Moulthrop (City Club)
     
    This special For Freedoms Town Hall explores the various methods and related outcomes of peaceful protest today. From raising a fist or taking a knee during the National Anthem to organizing marches to creating obstructive performances that draw attention to serious issues, our panelists will share their goals and challenges around non-violent direct action. The discussion will explore both sanctioned approaches like petitioning as well as non-endorsed, even penalized activities as individual and collective ways to effect change. We invite participants from the community to come listen, ask questions, share their experiences of this critical aspect of our democracy.

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January 22, 2019
  • Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio: Roe v Wade into 2019

    January 22, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:45 pm
    3030 Central Ave, Toledo, OH 43606, USA

    On the 46th anniversary of Roe v Wade, we at Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio would like to take the time to recognize our volunteers who persevered through stigma, misinformation and legislative battles last year. 

    Anyone is welcome to come to this event to find out more about what PPAO is doing in 2019 and also to help celebrate the people who did the work in 2018! 

    To celebrate in fun and informed fashion, we will be restreaming Lady Parts Justice League's 2018 The Golden Probes and handing out small thank you's. From the LPJL website: The Golden Probes awards America’s most Anti Women, Anti Choice Politicians with Misogyny’s Highest Honor.

    Chili and a dessert will be provided. You must RSVP by the 20th in order to have food for your person. 

    Showing of The Golden Probes will start promptly at 6. 

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January 24, 2019
  • Cleveland Jobs with Justice: ICE Interfaith Vigil

    January 24, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
    925 Keynote Cir, Brooklyn Heights, OH 44131, USA

    A group of clergy—Jewish, Islamic, Christian, other-- and others concerned for immigrants in our community are organizing weekly interfaith prayer vigils at the Immigration, Customs & Enforcement (ICE) office. This is a step of prophetic faith witness, and we are fortunate to find many neighbors in this city who are trusted partners in this work and share our belief that faithfulness requires prophetic action in situations of where abuse of power and great suffering exist. Please join us each Thursday if you are able.

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  • Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio: In the Pink Book Club

    January 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Dragon's Roost, 6600 W Sylvania Ave #3c, Sylvania, OH 43560, USA

    Join Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio for our first 2019 meeting of our monthly intersectional book club!

    In the PINK book club will read works by different activists and political theorists on odd months out of the year (Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Nov) and read and dissect legislation in the state house and congress on even months (Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec).

    The phrase 'in the pink' in the past has commonly been used to describe being in excellent health or being at your best, which we intend to do by learning how to protect ourselves and our neighbors!

    The January reading for In the PINK will be Listen Up: Voices From the Next Feminist Generation. The book is available for purchase here: https://www.amazon.com/Listen-Up-Feminist-Generation-Expanded/dp/1580050549. For folks who prefer audio books, I strongly encourage the screen reader @voice aloud reader app which will read the PDF to you!

    If you need assistance with locating the book or accommodations, please email Kristen at kristen.robideaux@ppao.org .

    We are still determining the location for this month's meeting and will update the event page ASAP. Please let us know of any dietary restrictions beforehand.

    We are so excited to read and discuss with you! Any questions or want to help lead the discussion? Please contact Kristen at kristen.robideaux@ppao.org

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January 26, 2019
  • NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio: Ohio Poor People’s Campaign 2019 Planning Meeting

    January 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    First Unitarian Universalist, 93 W Weisheimer Rd, Columbus, OH 43214, USA

    Ohio Poor People’s Campaign 2019 Planning Meeting
    Saturday, January 26, 2019
    10:00 am to 3:00 pm
    Lunch will be provided.

    First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus
    93 W Weisheimer Rd, Columbus, OH 43214 
    Car Pooling
    Please register Tickets are free

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  • YWCA Dayton: GenD Gives Back: Cycle Giving

    January 26, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    CYCLEBAR, 3655 Rigby Rd, Miamisburg, OH 45342, USA

    Join us at CycleBar on January 26th for indoor cycling and a raffle to support a cause! The $20 you pay to ride will go to the YWCA to support its mission of eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. 

    This CycleBar event will be 45 minutes of an unparalleled multisensory, intoxicating journey. An awesome cardio workout in a rock concert-like atmosphere taught by RockStar instructors called CycleStars! CycleBar will provide the shoes, towels, & water bottles. Just bring yourself and they’ll take care of the rest! Complimentary wine, beer and snacks will be served after the ride.

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January 31, 2019
  • Cleveland Jobs with Justice: ICE Interfaith Vigil

    January 31, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
    925 Keynote Cir, Brooklyn Heights, OH 44131, USA

    A group of clergy—Jewish, Islamic, Christian, other-- and others concerned for immigrants in our community are organizing weekly interfaith prayer vigils at the Immigration, Customs & Enforcement (ICE) office. This is a step of prophetic faith witness, and we are fortunate to find many neighbors in this city who are trusted partners in this work and share our belief that faithfulness requires prophetic action in situations of where abuse of power and great suffering exist. Please join us each Thursday if you are able.

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February 1, 2019
  • Black History Month

    February 1, 2019

  • American Heart Month

    February 1, 2019

  • Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

    February 1, 2019

  • Eating Disorder Awareness Month

    February 1, 2019

February 5, 2019
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) signed into law (1993)

    February 5, 2019

February 6, 2019
  • National Council of Jewish Women/Cleveland: Winter Luncheon and Lifestyle Boutique

    February 6, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
    Landerhaven, 6111 Landerhaven Dr, Mayfield Heights, OH 44124, USA

    Featuring Dr. Beth Ricanati and Ruth Levine.
     
    Author of Braided: A Journey of A Thousand Challahs. Dr. Ricanati prescribes the weekly Jewish ritual as medicine for stress management, especially for busy moms juggling life and children. She shares her restorative experiences.
     
    Chef Ruth Levine, moderator, is a carerer and former co-owner of the popular Bistro 185 in Cleveland. An instructor at the famed Loretta Paganini School of Cooking, she also pursues creative avenues in cuisine preparation and service.
     
    No aprons required, we won't baking at the event.

    10:00 am: Lifestyle Boutique
    11:30 am: Luncheon 

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February 7, 2019
  • Cleveland Jobs with Justice: ICE Interfaith Vigil

    February 7, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
    925 Keynote Cir, Brooklyn Heights, OH 44131, USA

    A group of clergy—Jewish, Islamic, Christian, other-- and others concerned for immigrants in our community are organizing weekly interfaith prayer vigils at the Immigration, Customs & Enforcement (ICE) office. This is a step of prophetic faith witness, and we are fortunate to find many neighbors in this city who are trusted partners in this work and share our belief that faithfulness requires prophetic action in situations of where abuse of power and great suffering exist. Please join us each Thursday if you are able.

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February 11, 2019
  • International Day of Women and Girls in Science

    February 11, 2019

February 14, 2019
  • Cleveland Jobs with Justice: ICE Interfaith Vigil

    February 14, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
    925 Keynote Cir, Brooklyn Heights, OH 44131, USA

    A group of clergy—Jewish, Islamic, Christian, other-- and others concerned for immigrants in our community are organizing weekly interfaith prayer vigils at the Immigration, Customs & Enforcement (ICE) office. This is a step of prophetic faith witness, and we are fortunate to find many neighbors in this city who are trusted partners in this work and share our belief that faithfulness requires prophetic action in situations of where abuse of power and great suffering exist. Please join us each Thursday if you are able.

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February 19, 2019
  • NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio: Columbus Stand Up for Choice: Women Have Options - Ohio!

    February 19, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Ace of Cups, 2619 N High St, Columbus, OH 43202, USA

    Lineup Coming Soon!

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Are you interested in hosting the Women’s Public Policy Network for an activists meeting in your community to learn more about what’s happening with state bills impacting women and ways to take action? Contact Erin Ryan at (440) 382-2900 or ryan@innovationohio.org for more information.