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  • Saturday, December 02, 2017 at 06:00 PM
    CCPC Office in Lakewood, OH

    Palestine: Why the Caged Dove Sings

    Film screening with Sabry Wazwaz, a Palestinian American who traveled to Palestine in 2014 and interviewed families of the children who were murdered by the IDF. He also has many other interviews with people in the U.S., including Norman Finklestein and more. He made a promise to these Palestinian families that he would not take any money from the documentary. Link to the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lK5AuGS_SDw. Q&A with Sabry will follow the screening. The Midwest Tour of this documentary is organized by the American Support Network for Palestine. Hosted by Al-Awda Cleveland

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  • Sunday, December 03, 2017 at 05:30 PM
    Bottle House Brewery in Lakewood, OH

    Community Resistmas Potluck

    Hi friends!! We are having a grassroots community organizers appreciation potluck to celebrate the start of our first resistance holiday season 🎉🎉

    Food: Please bring a dish large enough for 8-10 people. Vegetarian friendly, but meat dishes are also fine.

    Attire: whatever the hell you want because we aren’t the government trying to regulate your body. Your body your choice!

    Bottlehouse has beer, Meade, and wine to suit all taste preferences.

     Hosted by Action Together Lakewood Area and Indivisible CLE

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  • Monday, December 04, 2017 at 06:00 PM
    Preterm Cleveland Ohio in Cleveland, OH

    Know the Signs: Identifying Human Trafficking in Our Backyards

    Could you identify a victim of human trafficking in a crowd? In your doctor’s office? In your neighborhood? In a hotel or airport? Human sex and labor trafficking affects minors and adults, people of all races, genders, and countries of origin. This modern form of slavery is a multi-billion-dollar-a-year underground industry that affects the most vulnerable members of our communities—and it happens in our neighborhoods and backyards every day. 

    Join us for an important training and conversation with Angella McMahan, RN, a sexual assault nurse examiner from UH Rainbow Babies & Children'sHospital. You’ll learn about the landscape of human trafficking in our own backyards and how you can identify victims of human trafficking. 

    Pending approval, social workers can earn 2 free CEU credits by attending. 

    This is part of Preterm’s Monthly Community Event Series, so it’s free and open to the public! No RSVP necessary. Parking is available in the Preterm parking lot. For more information, email info@preterm.org.

    Hosted by Preterm Cleveland Ohio

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  • Monday, December 04, 2017 at 06:30 PM

    Debating Ohio: Democratic Candidates for Governor

    A DEBATE 

    In the lead-up to the 2018 election, the City Club will be hosting primary and general election debates with candidates seeking statewide office. This debate features the Democratic candidates for Governor of Ohio.

    Participating candidates include:

    Connie Pillich, former member, Ohio House of Representatives

    Joe Schiavoni, Ohio Senator

    Betty Sutton, former member, U.S. House of Representatives

    Nan Whaley, Mayor, City of Dayton

    Join us as the candidates explain their platforms and differences and why they deserve your vote in a debate moderated by Statehouse News Bureau Chief Karen Kasler and WKYC Channel 3 News Anchor Russ Mitchell.

    Tickets are free but must be reserved here

    Hosted by Cleveland City Club

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  • Tuesday, December 05, 2017 at 06:00 PM · 4 rsvps
    CCPC Office in Lakewood, OH

    CCPC Holiday Party

    Instead of focusing on intense political issues that call for activism, let's just sit down and relax with some good food and drinks. Like we did for the Anniversary Party we'll ask for a $10 donation at the door to cover the food and drinks but the donation is not necessary to come and celebrate with us!

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  • Thursday, December 07, 2017 at 06:30 PM

    Cleveland Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) December General Meeting

    Come to our December General Meeting and find out how you can get involved with Cleveland DSA! We'll be discussing our ongoing work at the local and national level, electoral organizing and activism campaigns, and ongoing political education.

     Hosted by Cleveland Democratic Socialists of America

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  • Friday, December 08, 2017 at 06:00 PM
    CCPC Office in Lakewood, OH

    Film Screening: Legalize Democracy

    Let's get together to watch Legalize Democracy and discuss plans for next year.
    https://movetoamend.org/legalize-democracy

    If you're frustrated by unlimited dark money political ads but don't know what you can do, this is a great event to get started.

    This film is a 30 minute explanation of why we need an amendment to the Constitution to make clear that corporations are not people and money is not speech. It is fast-paced, educational, and inspirational!

    Afterwards, we can talk about holding a Movement Education Program series next year.
    https://movetoamend.org/education

    Hosted by Steve Norris

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  • Saturday, December 09, 2017 at 10:00 AM
    Pilgrim Church in Cleveland, OH

    Women Speak Out for Peace and Justice Annual Holiday Peace Festival and Bazaar

    Featuring our usual bake sale, cafe with homemade soups, chili and sandwiches, Artists and Social Justice Groups. We'll be selling poinsettias, peace calendars, note cards and holiday cards. Hosted by peace action cleveland

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  • Monday, December 11, 2017 at 06:00 PM
    Newburgh Heights Village Hall in Newburgh Heights, OH

    CCPC Gubernatorial Candidate Forum: Joe Schiavoni

    CCPC has invited the four announced Democratic Party candidates as well as the Green Party candidate to speak to our membership and answer questions in separate Forums. Our goal is to conduct all five of the Forums between the end of our November Regional Meetings and the Holiday Season. CCPC's endorsement in the Governor's race will be determined by a vote of our membership in early 2018. We are hopeful that these Forum's will help our members make an informed decision on who to vote for in our endorsement process. All 5 candidates have agreed to participate.

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  • Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 05:00 PM

    Cuyahoga County Council Free Bag Initiative Vote

    As you may know legislation has been introduced in County Council  to reduce the use of plastic and paper carryout bags by retailers in Cuyahoga County. The legislation targets larger retailers (over 7,000 sq. ft.) and will require a 10 cent fee for those wishing to use a plastic or paper carryout bag for their purchases. The money generated by the sale of bags will be designated to provide 4 cents per bag going to the retailer for the administrative costs of collecting the fees and managing the system. The remaining 6 cents will go into the County’s Environmental Remediation Fund and may be used to pay costs of eligible environmental expenses including clean-up of lakes, rivers and waterways, pollution prevention and remediation, litter removal, education and awareness and other activities intended to combat the polluting effects of and accompanying blight caused by plastic and paper carryout bags on the environment in Cuyahoga County. The fee revenue will also be used to provide high quality, re-useable bags to Cuyahoga County residents FREE of charge. With the Trump Administration making significant cuts to Lake Erie cleanup and environmental cleanup and protection efforts in general, it will be up to us to lead the way if we want to keep our Lake, beaches, parks and neighborhoods clean from the litter caused by plastic and paper carryout bags. We are on a tight timeline as the legislation is scheduled for second reading of the legislation on November 28 and final vote on December 12We need your help in mobilizing support. There are several key actions that will help make our voices heard:

    • Attend the County Council Meetings on Tuesday, November 28 at 5 pm for the second reading and the Council Meeting on December 12 at 5 pm when the vote on the legislation will take place. (Parking is free at the County Parking Garage)

    • Call and/or email your County Councilperson urging them to support the Carryout bag legislation. You can find their contact information here

    • Go to our website www.freebaginitiative.com and/or Facebook page www.facebook.com/Free-Bag-Initiative  and sign the online petition.

    • Forward the link to the petition to your friends

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