Activism, yay! Ohio’s February/March Event Round-Up

February 28

Paint the Committee Room PINK and Stand with Planned Parenthood
When? 9:00am – 12:00pm
Where? Room 116 of the Ohio Statehouse, Columbus, OH
What? Even though there is a current legislative recess (during which no committees or voting sessions were scheduled until March 13), we just received a committee notice announcing the scheduling of a second hearing on HB 298, the Planned Parenthood defunding bill. Join me in making sure the committee knows we are watching, we know that they are trying to speed through this dangerous legislation and we are pissed. Wear PINK and be in the room at the latest 9am.
RSVP? On Facebook

February 29

LGBTU & GSG Present: Robyn Ochs
When? 1:45pm – 9:00pm, multiple workshops
Where? Student Union Theater, Akron, OH
What? A special program presented by Robyn Ochs, various workshops. Bisexuality, Feminism, Men & Me; The Changing Landscape of Identity: Understanding and Supporting Students of All Gender Identities and Sexual Orientations (For Staff, Faculty, and Professionals); Beyond Binaries: Identity and Sexuality. Please see RSVP link for more information.
RSVP? On Facebook

March 3

An Introduction to Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in Ohio
When? 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Where? Main Classroom (Room 122), Cleveland State University
What? Introductory Presentation on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in Ohio with special guest presenters: Matt Berges, Environmental Health Watch, Home Energy Efficiency; Dr. Lorry Wager, LEEDCo., Lake Erie Off-shore Wind; Al Frasz, Dovetail Solar and Wind, President. Join us for a presentation on how Ohio is taking its clean energy sector to a new level, what is driving this development and how to sustain progress. Refreshments and snacks will be provided.
RSVP? On Facebook

March 7

PPNEO Party Politics!
When? 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Where? Market Garden Brewery & Distillery, Cleveland, OH
What? In Ohio and across the national women’s health has been under attack. Come meet other activists and learn how to take action to stop these harmful attacks! Come and enjoy a drink or two as well. Cash bar, Appetizers, Advocacy stations including videos to congress, Speaker at 6:30PM, Donation stations to help Planned Parenthood, Prizes! 25 & under – $10, 25 + – $15
RSVP? On Facebook

Pretty Women and Mad Men
When? 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Where? Williamson Conference Room 3423, YSU, Youngstown, OH
What? Kicking off YSU’s Women’s History Month celebration we’ll be screening an episode of Mad Men, “The Beautiful Girls,” followed by a panel discussion featuring: Dr. Stephanie Tingley, Coordinator of the American Studies Program and Professor of English; Mr. Michael Pontikos, Instructor, Department of Marketing and Advertising; Dr. Anne Harris, Professor Emeritus, Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences; Dr. Mehera Gerardo, Director of Women’s Studies and Professor of History. (Remember to keep an eye on the OHLA Blog for more great Youngstown events!)
RSVP? On Facebook

March 9

A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and a Prayer
When? 7:30pm – 9:30pm, March 9th & 10th
Where? East Cleveland Theater, Cleveland, OH
What? Writings To Stop Violence Against Women and Girls, is a groundbreaking collection of monologues by world-renowned authors and playwrights, edited by Eve Ensler and Mollie Doyle and commissioned by V-Day for the first V-Day: UNTIL THE VIOLENCE STOPS festival, which took place June 2006 in New York City. The writings are inspired, funny, angry, heartfelt, tragic, and beautiful. But above all, together they create a true and profound portrait of how violence against women affects every one of us. A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, And A Prayer are a call to the world to demand an end to violence against women. All proceeds from the book benefit V-Day. Tickets are $15/$20 at the door.
RSVP? On Facebook

March 10

Celebration of International Women’s Day
When? 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Where? TBA – Please call 216-851-0968
What? Join Women Speak Out for Peace and Justice for a light lunch and program featuring Sameena Nazir, who is the founding member of the new Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom chapter in Pakistan. She is a member of the International Human Rights Law group which has worked extensively for women’s empowerment and training in Pakistan. Ms. Nazir comes to Cleveland on the heels of attending the UN Consortium on Women and will share her experience and insights. This event is free and open to the public, donations are appreciated but not required. For more info: 216-851-0968
RSVP? On Facebook

March 28

NOW of Greater Cleveland Chapter Meeting
When? 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Where? Cuyahoga County Public Library, Parma, OH
What? NOW (National Organization For Women) of Greater Cleveland will hold it’s first meeting under new leadership. Please join us! Snacks will be provided! Meeting itinerary is yet to be determined (but we promise it will be worthwhile). Visit our page for additional information!
RSVP? On Facebook

March 21

Storm the Statehouse: Lobby for Women’s Lives
When? 9:30am – 1:00pm
Where? YWCA, Columbus, OH
What? Freedom of Choice Ohio is calling on all pro-choice Ohioans to speak up, speak out, and lobby their senators about keeping abortion safe and legal. State lawmakers will return from their spring break in March and could pass the “heartbeat” abortion ban, at any time. Now is the time, join us on March 21st and make sure your voice is heard, speak out for women’s health, speak out against the “heartbeat” abortion ban!
RSVP? Register Here

March 21

Ohio Street Protest For Gay Marriage / Full Equality
When? 11:00am – 2:00pm
Where? Public Square, Cleveland, OH
What? With two successful protest behind us here comes the NEXT! (Important date, because Cleveland will have vote on Gay Marriage on 3/30) Our 1st protest was on 11/5 having 417 protesters in Cincinnati, OH , and or next was on 12/3 having 341 protesters in Columbus, OH! We are trying to keep the pressure on OHIO to hear our voice for EQUAL MARRIAGE/FULL EQUALITY! Massive Marriage Ceremony also taking place after the protest at the free stamp in Cleveland, OH! Starts at 1:30 right after our protest! So far over 81 couples registered. For more information go to our separate event page just for the ceremonies.
RSVP? On Facebook


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