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Upcoming Events

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

Two Who Dared: The Sharps’ War* » Toledo

Come to the screening of Two Who Dared, which tells the story of the Rev. Waitstill Sharp and his wife, Martha, who were instrumental in helping many flee from Nazi terror in Europe during the 1940s. Rev. Sharp led German-Jewish author and playwright Lion Feuchtwanger and his wife Mata in an escape over Europe’s Pyrenees Mountains.

Start: September 22, 2014 6:00 pm
End: September 22, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: McMaster Center, Main Library
Address:
325 Michigan Street, Toledo, OH, 43604
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September 23, 2014

When Sex is a Crime and Spit is a Dangerous Weapon* » Dayton

For years, Ohioans have been stigmatized and prosecuted for HIV-related criminal offenses. This community forum on HIV criminalization in Ohio will discuss current laws and advocacy efforts happening around the state and nationwide.

Lunch will be provided for all who RSVP.

Start: September 23, 2014 1:00 pm
End: September 23, 2014 3:00 pm
Venue: AIDS Resource Center Ohio
Address:
15 W. 4th St. Suite 200, Dayton, OH, 45402
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From the History Books to Your Community:Mary Beth Tinker Visits Portsmouth

It’s not often you get to talk to someone straight out of your history book. The ACLU of Ohio invites you to engage with Mary Beth Tinker — an activist who was part of a small group of students in Des Moines, Iowa who made history for wearing black armbands to school to mourn the dead from the Vietnam War and call for a Christmas truce.

Start: September 23, 2014 6:00 pm
End:
Venue: Shawnee State University
Address:
Clark Memorial Library, Flohr Lecture Hall 940 Second Street, Portsmouth, OH, 45662
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September 24, 2014

From the History Books to Your Community:Mary Beth Tinker Visits Columbus

It’s not often you get to talk to someone straight out of your history book. The ACLU of Ohio invites you to engage with Mary Beth Tinker — an activist who was part of a small group of students in Des Moines, Iowa who made history for wearing black armbands to school to mourn the dead from the Vietnam War and call for a Christmas truce.

Start: September 24, 2014 12:00 pm
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Venue: Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University
Address:
Saxbe Auditorium 55 West 12th Avenue, Columbus, OH, 43210
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September 25, 2014

Puffin Collaborative Film Festival: Movies with a Mission 9/21-25 » Columbus

The ACLU of Ohio is proud to be among the sponsors of the Puffin Collaborative Film Festival, to be held from September 21 – 25, 2014.

Films begin at 6:00pm and 8:00pm, respectively. Tickets are $7 per film. Film sponsors and ACLU of Ohio staff will be present before each showing to meet with festival goers and discuss current events and opportunities related to their organization’s mission.

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 7, 2014

A Woman in the White House… Are we there yet?* » Columbus

ACTION OHIO Coalition For Battered Women is hosting their annual public policy luncheon about the path to a female president.

Professor Joan McLean of Ohio Wesleyan University shares her insights on what it will take for a woman to win a major party’s presidential nomination and ultimately the 2016 General Election.

Start: October 7, 2014 12:00 pm
End: October 7, 2014 1:30 pm
Venue: The Fawcett Center
Address:
2400 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH, 43210
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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 11, 2014

Building Relationships, Restoration, Recovery, Re-Entry Conference* » Trotwood

The Building Relationships Restoration, Recovery, Re-Entry Conference brings together law enforcement, faith groups, and non-profit organizations to connect people with criminal convictions to resources in the community. Workshops will explore topics such as mass incarceration, rights of formerly incarcerated people, and personal empowerment.

Start: October 11, 2014 8:00 am
End: October 11, 2014 3:00 pm
Venue: United Theological Seminary
Address:
4501 Denlinger Rd., Trotwood, OH, 45426
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October 12, 2014

Sixth Annual Open the Door to Equality Rally * » Wooster

Join activists for the 6th annual Open the Door to Equality Rally and hear heartfelt stories from individuals calling for equal rights in the LGBT community.

The rally’s theme is “There’s a Change a-Coming!” Featured speakers will include:

  • Michael Premo, campaign manager, Why Marriage Matters Ohio
  • The Rev.
Start: October 12, 2014 3:45 am
End:
Venue: Gazebo on the Square
Address:
Intersection of Liberty and Market Streets, Wooster, OH, 44691
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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
End:
Venue: Cleveland State University
Address:
Student Center Ballroom 2121 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH, 44115
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November 20, 2014

2014 NASW Ohio Chapter Annual Conference* » Columbus

The 2014 Annual Conference, Identity, Belonging, Collaborating: Social Work’s Role in an Increasingly Diverse World, will provide social workers with the tools to strengthen their skills in communicating and working effectively with clients, colleagues, policymakers, and communities whose make-ups are continually changing.

Start: November 20, 2014 8:00 am
End: November 21, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: Quest Conference Center
Address:
8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus, OH, 43240
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