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Upcoming Events

September 17, 2014

Constitution Day* » Everywhere

In 2004, Congress created Constitution Day on September 17 and passed a law requiring all publicly funded schools to provide educational programming on the Constitution.

Why September 17? It was on this day in 1787 that the United States Constitution was signed by the delegates who were present at the Constitutional Convention.

Start: September 17, 2014 12:00 am
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Venue: Unnamed Venue
Address:
OH
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September 21, 2014

Banned Books Week* » Everywhere

Banned Books Week was launched over 30 years ago in response to a surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. The week highlights the value of free and open access to information, and brings together the entire book community in shared support of the freedom to seek out and to express ideas.

Start: September 21, 2014 12:00 am
End: September 27, 2014 12:00 am
Venue: Unnamed Venue
Address:
OH
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Law and Citizenship Conference* » Dublin

The ACLU of Ohio is a founding member of The Ohio Center for Law Related Education and supporter of the annual Law & Citizenship Conference.

This year, you can attend the ACLU of Ohio’s workshop where we will be translating our legislative and policy knowledge into a useable format for teachers: “Public policy in the classroom: Making it exciting, fun, and relevant.”

Attend to hear keynote speakers Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor, who will talk about her plan to improve Ohio judicial elections, and Mary Beth Tinker who will discuss her experience as a First Amendment activist who set the precedent affirming students’ free speech rights after she and her brother wore black armbands to school to protest the Vietnam War.

Start: September 21, 2014 10:00 am
End: September 22, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel
Address:
600 Metro Place North, Dublin, OH, 43017
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September 22, 2014

Puffin Collaborative Film Festival: Movies with a Mission Night One » Columbus

Night one of the Puffin Collaborative Film Festival features films that celebrate the stories of people with disabilities.

ReelAbilities Columbus Disabilities Film Festival presents Come as You Are (Hasta La Vista), the story of three friends with different disabilities, all in their twenties, longing for a coming-of-age journey and the end of virginity.

Start: September 22, 2014 6:00 pm
End: September 22, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Gateway Film Center
Address:
1550 N. High Street, Columbus, OH, 43201
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September 23, 2014

Puffin Collaborative Film Festival: Movies with a Mission Night Two » Columbus

Night two of the Puffin Collaborative Film Festival features stories about the past and future of American life.

King Arts Complex presents The Bulter, the story of a White House butler who served eight American presidents over three decades. The film traces the dramatic changes that swept American society during this time, from the civil rights movement to Vietnam and beyond, and how those changes affected this man’s life and family.

Start: September 23, 2014 6:00 pm
End: September 23, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Gateway Film Center
Address:
1550 N. High Street, Columbus, OH, 43201
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September 24, 2014

Puffin Collaborative Film Festival: Movies with a Mission Night Three » Columbus

Night three of the Puffin Collaborative Film Festival features characters taking a stand to protect the environment.

Ohio Citizen Action Education Fund presents Erin Brockovich, the story of an unemployed single mother who becomes a legal assistant and almost single-handedly brings down a California power company accused of polluting a city’s water supply.

Start: September 24, 2014 6:00 pm
End: September 24, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Gateway Film Center
Address:
1550 N. High Street, Columbus, OH, 43201
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September 25, 2014

Puffin Collaborative Film Festival: Movies with a Mission Night Four » Columbus

The fourth and final night of the Puffin Collaborative Film Festival showcases the changing landscape of American culture with inspiring and iconic films.

First, Outlook Media presents Milk, the story of Harvey Milk and his struggles as an activist who fought for gay rights and became California’s first openly gay elected official.

Start: September 25, 2014 6:00 pm
End: September 25, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Gateway Film Center
Address:
1550 N. High Street, Columbus, OH, 43201
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October 8, 2014

Ohio Library Council 2014 Convention and Expo* » Columbus

Visit the region’s largest marketplace of services and products for libraries! The OLC Expo Committee has planned a robust day, which includes a variety of vendors and workshops. Return to your library with new ideas, updated resources, and a fresh perspective.

Start: October 8, 2014 12:00 am
End: October 10, 2014 12:00 am
Venue: Greater Columbus Convention Center (Hall C and downtown Hilton)
Address:
401 North High Street, Columbus, OH, 43215
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October 12, 2014

The 2014 Ed Likover Memorial Lecture » Cleveland

Not a Prayer? Religious Liberty After Greece v. Galloway
A conversation with Susan Galloway, plaintiff in Greece v. Galloway

Religious Liberty

Can a town board meeting open with an official sectarian prayer? The United States Supreme Court recently answered yes in Greece v.

Start: October 12, 2014 2:00 pm
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Venue: Cleveland State University
Address:
Student Center Ballroom 2121 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH, 44115
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