What’s New – May 2014

What’s New – May 2014

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For up to date information, http://www.afsc.org/akron
New Northeast Ohio AFSC Program Blog,https://northeastohioafsc.wordpress.com
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Creating Real Democracy blog http://createrealdemocracy.wordpress.com
Weekly Audio Podcasts, http://www.afsc.org/akron (scroll down to “audio” section)
Northeast Ohio AFSC You Tube Channel http://www.youtube.com/user/NEOAFSCVideo?feature=watch

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Akron Time Bank
For every hour you spend doing something for someone in your community, you earn one Time Dollar. Then you have a Time Dollar to spend on having someone do something for you. It’s that simple. Yet it also has profound effects. Time Banks change neighborhoods and whole communities. http://www.akrontimebank.org/

Monetary History Calendar
A new year brings a new calendar. There are new listings and revised old ones. Banking and monetary matters will become more important and more publicly discussed across the country and throughout the world in 2014. The continued injection of nearly $700 billion dollars by the Federal Reserve into the economy will continue to distort the real economy. Increasing influence of banking corporations will expand the perversion of our economy and corruption of our government. Increased indebtedness from banking and monetary policies leading to calls for more severe austerity measures will yield greater grassroots resistance across the planet. All this will bring opportunities to discuss alternatives…if only enough public understand the issues widely and deeply enough to offer suggestions beyond superficial reforms that ignore the structural causes.
That’s the purpose of this calendar…to do our part to add to understanding in a very small way. http://monetaryhistorycalendar.blogspot.com To receive the weekly calendar in your inbox, see below.

Move to Amend – Ohio

New Northeast Ohio AFSC Program Blog
This blog is a forum for Northeast Ohio AFSC staff, committee and active volunteers to share their views on goals, strategies, issues, projects, campaigns, events, tactics and activities AFSC works on in Northeast Ohio…and, in some cases, statewide.
Check it out!


http://www.afsc.org/akron unless otherwise noted

1 – Radio Free Akron Low Power FM Planning Meeting
Thursday, May 1 / 6:00 pm
Laborers International Union Hall 720 Wolf Ledges Parkway, Akron
See Akron Beacon Journal description at http://afsc.org/story/new-fm-akron-radio-station-aims-give-‘-voice-voiceless’-stephanie-warsmith-beacon-journal-staff

5 – Legalize Democracy – film showing
Monday, May 5 / 7:00 pm
Akron-Summit County Public Library, Meeting Room A&B
60 South High Street, Akron (free parking after 6 pm in parking deck)

Legalize Democracy examines the history of the relationship between corporate power, oppression and people’s social movements in the quest for real democracy in the US.

The 28-minute documentary utilizes interviews and historical legal and constitutional evidence to document how people of all genders, nationalities and races have strived for democracy and how corporations and the wealthy few have won never intended rights and power to rule – at the expense of our civil liberties, communities and environment.

Panel discussion to follow film, followed by general discussion. The panel includes:
• Jennifer Toles, Organizer, Ohio Organizing Collaborative; Co-Director Community Outreach, The Way of Mind & Body
• George Johnson, President of AFSCME Local 1360, City of Akron
• Damareo Cooper, Organizing Director, Ohio Organizing Collaborative
• John Fuller, Clerk, Northeast Ohio American Friends Service Committee

Legalize Democracy is produced by Move to Amend (movetoamend.org), the national coalition seeking a US Constitutional Amendment to increase democracy by establishing that only human beings, not corporations, possess inalienable constitutional rights and that political money is not equivalent to political speech. More than 550 communities across the nation have passed either resolutions or initiatives in support of the Move to Amend amendment.

Sponsored by the Northeast Ohio American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), AFSCME Local 1360, Ohio Organizing Collaborative, The Way of Mind & Body. More information, contact AFSC at 330-928-2301

Download flyer here: http://afsc.org/document/legalize-democracy-akron-flier

7 – Accelerated Crash Course – film showing
Wednesday, May 7, 7:00 p.m. Freedom Square II, 6000 Freedom Square Dr., Independence, OH 44131
Sponsored by Monetary Literacy Group

The Accelerated Crash Course is a 50 minute version of the 3-1/2 hour video course. http://www.peakprosperity.com/crashcourse
Discussion to follow

More information: Glenn Brzuziewski <glenn@hurricanelabs.com> Carla Rautenberg <Carla@Simmertildone.net>
Or call AFSC at 330-928-2301
Meetup page, http://www.meetup.com/Monetary-Literacy-Group/ Like us on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/MonetaryLiteracy

9 –No Cuts Coalition
Next Meeting
Friday, May 9 / 3:30 pm
3250 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland (office of the North Shore Federation of Labor)

We’ll evaluate the April 12 March for Justice and plan for next steps/actions…including the Cleveland visit of North Carolina Moral Monday Movement leader Rev. William Barber.

All are welcome! Pictures of the April 12 March and Rally are on our Facebook page (please “Like”) at https://www.facebook.com/groups/nocutscoalition/

12 – Akron Time Bank Committee Meeting
Monday, May 12 / 6:00pm
Uncorked Wine Bar (Above Musica, in same building, entrance on High Street)
22 N High Street, Akron

As always, anyone who is an active time bank member is invited to attend. This meeting we will be covering “job duties, summer events, changes and ideas.” Afterwards, enjoy a glass of wine and enjoy the music of Akron’s own Rachel Roberts.

15 – Move to Amend Ohio Statewide Conference Call
Thursday, May 15, 8:00 pm
[Email gcoleridge@afsc.org for call in number/access code]

15 – Radio Free Akron Low Power FM Planning Meeting
Thursday, May 15 / 6:00 pm
Location TBA (call our office for details)

17 – “Peace is the Way” Public Presentation by National AFSC General Secretary Shan Cretin
Saturday, May 17, 7:00 pm
Kendal at Oberlin, 600 Kendal Drive, Oberlin, Ohio 44074

Shan Cretin has served as General Secretary for the American Friends Service Committee since September 2010. In this role, she is responsible for AFSC’s worldwide peace, social justice and humanitarian assistance programs. Shan previously served as Director of the AFSC’s Pacific Southwest Region for seven years, responsible for programs in Southern California, Hawai’i, Arizona, and New Mexico. She currently serves on the board of directors of The California Endowment.
A member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), Shan is a former clerk of Pacific Yearly Meeting, the regional body that includes Quaker meetings from California, Hawai’i, Mexico, and Guatemala. She co-founded the Los Angeles chapter of Alternatives to Violence Project and has facilitated conflict resolution workshops at the Chino Youth Correctional Facility and in the Los Angeles community.
Shan has lived, worked and traveled throughout the United States and many locations in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, and Canada. A graduate of MIT and Yale, Shan served on the faculties of Harvard, Yale, West China Medical University, Shanghai Medical University, and University of California at Los Angeles.

17 – Cleveland Central Corridor and Corporate Power
Talk by Chris Stocking
Saturday, May 17, 1:30 pm
Carnegie West Branch of the Cleveland Public Library, 1900 Fulton Rd., between Lorain & Bridge Avenues

Background to Chris’ talk is at http://eatrighteous.org/opportunitycorridor/
Discussion to follow talk — as well as update on the Move to Amend resolution campaign in Cleveland

Sponsored by Cleveland Move to Amend

19 – Akron Time Bank New Member Orientation
Monday, May 19 / 6:00-8:00pm
Highland Square Branch Library
807 West Market Street, Akron

This meeting is for members who have signed up for the Time Bank but need to attend a new member meeting to be approved. We will do a walkthrough of the software, answer any questions and you will be approved after attending this meeting. Note: This meeting IS mandatory to be approved for the Time Bank and to start using the software and exchanging with members

21 – Roller Ball – film showing
Wednesday, May 21, 6:30PM
Akron Summit County Public Library
60 S. High Street

Rollerball describes a futuristic world where six major companies with very basic names like “Energy Corporation”, “Leisure Corporation”, “Food Corporation” control EVERYTHING, including the main pastime for the people of earth, “The Game”, Rollerball. Starring James Caan in this 1975 classic film.

Sponsored by Summit County Move to Amend
For more information, contact Carol Wagner, 330-762-6624

Download flyer here: http://afsc.org/sites/afsc.civicactions.net/files/documents/Rollerball.pdf

24 – “Only People are Persons: Abolishing Corporate “Personhood” and Money as Speech” Talk/Workshop by Greg Coleridge
Saturday afternoon, May 24
National Congress of Secular Jewish Organizations Annual Conference
Ursuline College, 2550 Lander Rd, Pepper Pike, Ohio

29 – Akron Time Bank Monthly Potluck
Thursday, May 29, 6:00pm
The Winery at Wolf Creek
60 S. High Street 2637 Cleveland Massillon Rd, Norton, OH 44203 (800) 436-0426

This is the Akron Time Bank’s montly potluck that is open to all members to socialize and get to know one another. Please bring a dish to share. The winery allows food to be brought on the property. Come out and have some great food and taste some of the amazing wines offered at Wolf Creek.

29 – Legalize Democracy – film showing
Thursday, May 29 / 7:00 pm
Stow Public Library, Munroe Falls Room
3512 Darrow Road, Stow, Ohio
[see film description above]
Discussion following film, including launching a Move to Amend affiliate in Stow

Sponsored by Ohio Move to Amend and Northeast Ohio American Friends Service Committee
More information: Anthony Hancovsky, 216-703-0425 or Greg Coleridge, 330-928-2301

Download flyer here: http://afsc.org/sites/afsc.civicactions.net/files/documents/Legalize%20Democracy%20Stow.pdf


Contact us if you’d like to be added to any one of our email lists (no more than 1-2 messages per week)
Wage Peace – peace events in Akron area
Akron Economic Justice – keeping public assets public and promoting jobs and justice in Akron/Summit County
Corporations-Democracy – on the “relationship between democracy and corporations” with an emphasis on Ohio
Cleveland Corporations-Democracy – on the “relationship between democracy and corporations” with an emphasis on Cleveland
Ohio Move to Amend – working to abolish corporate constitutional rights in Ohio and the US – state affiliate of national Move to Amend, http://www.movetoamend.org
Monetary History Calendar
Please specify what list(s) you’d like to be added to


Donations can now be made by credit card to our program at this link: https://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/50601/p/salsa/donation/common/public/?donate_page_KEY=8962


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