Upcoming Events

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Feb. 22 – Mar. 14

Breakout session (or frogorse) » cleveland*

Can a society legislate a change of heart? In BREAKOUT SESSION (OR FROGORSE), inspired by Cleveland’s Consent Decree with the U.S. Department of Justice, a corporate training company is vying for the contract for anti-bias training with Cleveland’s Police Department. When the white facilitator tosses the approved curriculum out the window, the session spirals.

Cleveland Public Theater, Cleveland


Feb. 23 – 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 P.M.

Our Voices ohio 2020 summit » Columbus*

On February 23rd and 24th, young women-identifying, non-binary, gender nonconforming, and femme leaders —along with our allies—are convening in Columbus for the Our Voices Ohio Summit. And we know it will be all the more powerful if you are there.

Throughout Sunday of the Summit, you will learn how (or freshen up) to channel our stories into lobbying power, get the rundown on state-wide policy issues from the leaders on the ground, develop your own policy goals, and build up voter registration and relational organizing skills. THEN on Monday morning, you will meet with your state lawmakers to advance those goals.

Join us, Platform, Ohio State’s Multicultural Center, a coalition of amazing partners, and unstoppable young leaders to make your voice heard. Together, we will make clear that if lawmakers want our votes, they have to advance and protect our rights.

The Ohio State University, Columbus


Feb. 25 – 6 P.M.

Bail Reform Campaign: Powerful Storytelling » Cincinnati

Our corrupt cash bail system leaves thousands of people behind bars in Ohio just because they can’t pay. These aren’t criminals, these are our family and friends. We will gather to share stories about how cash bail impacts our lives and our loved ones. We will end the night with opportunities to get involved in the fight to create a more fair and just bail system.

St. John Unitarian Universalist Church, Cincinnati


Feb. 27, 2020 – 5:30 P.M.

Twenty in ’20 Tour » Oxford

Executive Director, J. Bennett Guess, is teaming up with other ACLU of Ohio leaders and hitting the road for a 20-city immersion tour across Ohio! We’ll be hosting Happy Hours from Toledo to Athens, from Youngstown to Oxford, and everywhere in between, starting in January 2020.

CRU Gastro Lounge, Oxford


Feb. 28, 2020 – 6 P.M.

Bail Reform Campaign: Powerful Storytelling » Cleveland

Join us for a night of powerful storytelling by local rappers, spoken word artists, and creatives affected by this injustice. Stories are how we exercise agency, find meaning in our collective challenges, and inspire others to mobilize for change. Plug into direct action opportunities and learn more about the Smart Justice Campaign.

Hough Multipurpose, Cleveland


Mar. 3, 2020 – 5:30 P.M.

Twenty in ’20 Tour » Oberlin

Executive Director, J. Bennett Guess, is teaming up with other ACLU of Ohio leaders and hitting the road for a 20-city immersion tour across Ohio! We’ll be hosting Happy Hours from Toledo to Athens, from Youngstown to Oxford, and everywhere in between, starting in January 2020.

Brickyard Bar & Grill, Oberlin


Mar. 5, 2020 – 5:30 P.M.

Twenty in ’20 Tour » Portsmouth

Executive Director, J. Bennett Guess, is teaming up with other ACLU of Ohio leaders and hitting the road for a 20-city immersion tour across Ohio! We’ll be hosting Happy Hours from Toledo to Athens, from Youngstown to Oxford, and everywhere in between, starting in January 2020.

Port City Pub, Portsmouth


Mar. 6 & 7, 2020 – 4:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.

8th annual who/o solidarity clothing swap » columbus

Our closets are overflowing with awesome clothes that no longer bring us joy, accessories bought on a whim, shoes that have only been worn once (or sometimes twice), so much feminist swag, and all this has much more life left.

Let’s put those items to use, be green, save some green, and give some green!

Tickets available online at www.womenhaveoptions.org/clothing_swap or at the door.

St. John’s Church, Columbus


Mar. 12, 2020 – 5:30 P.M.

Twenty in ’20 Tour » Westerville

Executive Director, J. Bennett Guess, is teaming up with other ACLU of Ohio leaders and hitting the road for a 20-city immersion tour across Ohio! We’ll be hosting Happy Hours from Toledo to Athens, from Youngstown to Oxford, and everywhere in between, starting in January 2020.

TBA, Westerville


Mar. 16, 2020 – 5:30 P.M.

Twenty in ’20 Tour » Lakewood

Executive Director, J. Bennett Guess, is teaming up with other ACLU of Ohio leaders and hitting the road for a 20-city immersion tour across Ohio! We’ll be hosting Happy Hours from Toledo to Athens, from Youngstown to Oxford, and everywhere in between, starting in January 2020.

TBA, Lakewood


Mar. 19, 2020 – 5:30 P.M.

Twenty in ’20 Tour » Lima

Executive Director, J. Bennett Guess, is teaming up with other ACLU of Ohio leaders and hitting the road for a 20-city immersion tour across Ohio! We’ll be hosting Happy Hours from Toledo to Athens, from Youngstown to Oxford, and everywhere in between, starting in January 2020.

TBA, Lima


Mar. 26, 2020 – 5:30 P.M.

Twenty in ’20 Tour » Zanesville

Executive Director, J. Bennett Guess, is teaming up with other ACLU of Ohio leaders and hitting the road for a 20-city immersion tour across Ohio! We’ll be hosting Happy Hours from Toledo to Athens, from Youngstown to Oxford, and everywhere in between, starting in January 2020.

TBA, Zanesville


Apr. 14, 2020 – 5:30 P.M.

Twenty in ’20 Tour » Painesville

Executive Director, J. Bennett Guess, is teaming up with other ACLU of Ohio leaders and hitting the road for a 20-city immersion tour across Ohio! We’ll be hosting Happy Hours from Toledo to Athens, from Youngstown to Oxford, and everywhere in between, starting in January 2020.

TBA, Painesville


Apr. 22, 2020 – 5:30 P.M.

Twenty in ’20 Tour » Chillicothe

Executive Director, J. Bennett Guess, is teaming up with other ACLU of Ohio leaders and hitting the road for a 20-city immersion tour across Ohio! We’ll be hosting Happy Hours from Toledo to Athens, from Youngstown to Oxford, and everywhere in between, starting in January 2020.

TBA, Chillicothe


Apr. 28, 2020 – 5:30 P.M.

Twenty in ’20 Tour » Mansfield

Executive Director, J. Bennett Guess, is teaming up with other ACLU of Ohio leaders and hitting the road for a 20-city immersion tour across Ohio! We’ll be hosting Happy Hours from Toledo to Athens, from Youngstown to Oxford, and everywhere in between, starting in January 2020.

TBA, Mansfield


Apr. 30, 2020 – 5:30 P.M.

Twenty in ’20 Tour » Steubenville

Executive Director, J. Bennett Guess, is teaming up with other ACLU of Ohio leaders and hitting the road for a 20-city immersion tour across Ohio! We’ll be hosting Happy Hours from Toledo to Athens, from Youngstown to Oxford, and everywhere in between, starting in January 2020.

TBA, Steubenville


May 7, 2020 – 5:30 P.M.

Twenty in ’20 Tour » Wooster

Executive Director, J. Bennett Guess, is teaming up with other ACLU of Ohio leaders and hitting the road for a 20-city immersion tour across Ohio! We’ll be hosting Happy Hours from Toledo to Athens, from Youngstown to Oxford, and everywhere in between, starting in January 2020.

Spoon Market, Wooster


May 14, 2020 – 5:30 P.M.

Twenty in ’20 Tour » Marietta

Executive Director, J. Bennett Guess, is teaming up with other ACLU of Ohio leaders and hitting the road for a 20-city immersion tour across Ohio! We’ll be hosting Happy Hours from Toledo to Athens, from Youngstown to Oxford, and everywhere in between, starting in January 2020.

TBA, Marietta


May 19, 2020 – 5:30 P.M.

Twenty in ’20 Tour » Toledo

Executive Director, J. Bennett Guess, is teaming up with other ACLU of Ohio leaders and hitting the road for a 20-city immersion tour across Ohio! We’ll be hosting Happy Hours from Toledo to Athens, from Youngstown to Oxford, and everywhere in between, starting in January 2020.

TBA, Toledo


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