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Jan. 18, 2020 – 12:30-3:30 P.M.

MLK Jr. weekend screening of just mercy with fellow justice-minded folks » columbus*

Join us on Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend for a special screening of the new film, “Just Mercy” with like-minded justice-seeking folks.

See Trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVJxMUqCUxs&t=10s

We urge everyone to see this film in the theaters (Opens Jan 10!), and if the time works for you, see it with us at a special discounted rate starting at 12:30pm on January 18th at Cinemark Polaris. F EATURING: Welcome and introductory remarks by Rev. Dr. Jack Sullivan, Jr. Executive Director, Ohio Council of Churches Board member, Journey of Hope… From Violence to Healing Advisory Board, Death Penalty Action Immediate past board chairman, Ohioans to Stop Executions We have 191 seats to fill with justice and faith oriented people who would want to see the film together with like-minded friends and family. BONUS – In brief opening remarks you’ll hear about the opportunities to create a more just justice system in Ohio. Following the film there will be an opportunity to sign up with co-convening central Ohio justice organizations, sign petitions, and learn about opportunities to support the work.

Cinemark Polaris 18 and XD, Columbus


Jan. 20, 2020 – 5:30 P.M.

just mercy screening w/ criminal justice reform discussion » cleveland*

On MLK Day we take a moment to reflect on the life and lasting legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This year we want you to commit to finding a role in advancing his belief that we should all be free.

Please join the NAACP Cleveland Branch and our criminal justice reform partners for a screening of Just Mercy, based on the true story of one young attorney’s commitment to fighting to get an innocent black man freed from death row.

Stay for the panel discussion following the film to learn more about what you can do to advocate for change in our system. Panel discussion will be moderated by 93.1 WZAK Cleveland personalities Bijou Star + Sam Sylk Partners include: Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival, ACLUOhio, Alliance for Safety and Justice, Cuyahoga County Office of Reentry, Third Space Action Labs. Media Sponsor Radio ONE Cleveland.

Tower City Cinemas, Cleveland


Jan. 28, 2020 – 5:30 P.M.

Twenty in ’20 Tour » Akron/Canton

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.

The Winking Lizard Tavern, Canton


Jan. 30, 2020 – 5:00-7:30 P.M.

January Repro RIghts happy hour » columbus

Fighting to keep abortion legal and accessible can often be daunting and challenging – but it’s a lot less lonely when we do it together!

Join us for a happy hour party to celebrate the 47th anniversary of Roe v. Wade and to meet, mingle, and connect with our growing coalition of supporters, advocacy organizations, care-providers, and ACLU staff. We’ll be giving away free t-shirts and complimentary appetizers will be available.

PLUS we will have a special surprise to announce, so you won’t want to miss it!

Parsons North Brewing Company, Columbus


Feb. 6, 2020 – 5:30 P.M.

Twenty in ’20 Tour » Dayton

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, Dayton


Feb. 13, 2020 – 5:30 P.M.

Twenty in ’20 Tour » Athens

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, Athens


Feb. 20, 2020 – 5:30 P.M.

Twenty in ’20 Tour » Cincinnati

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.

Taft’s Ale House, Nellie’s Taproom, 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.

TBA, Oxford


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.

TBA, 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. 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, Chilicothe


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.

TBA, 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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