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Subject Here's what happened at the Free Press August 2021 Cyber-Salon
Date August 16, 2021 2:58 PM
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Here’s what happened at the August Free Press Second Saturday Cyber-Salon on August 14 with the theme “Radical Nutrition.”
Watch the recording here ([link removed]) .

Cyber-salon host and Free Press Board member Mark Stansbery (mailto:[email protected]) introduced the first speaker, Eriyah Flynn of Vegan Shift ([link removed]) . She spoke about veganism, stressing that it is a consciousness, not simply a diet choice. Veganism is a way to live fairly and equally with all earthlings, not to embody human supremacy over animals. She mentioned several informative videos, including Cowspiracy ([link removed]) .

Next, Harvey Wasserman announced the August 28-29 March on Washington for Statehood, Green Jobs and Justice ([link removed]) , to commemorate the March in 1963 where Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his “I Have A Dream” speech. He emphasized that he is planning a four-hour Zoom on August 30: “National Justice Roundtable,” Time For A Unified Progressive Movement! ([link removed]) It will be 1-5pm Eastern time. The Roundtable will include people from all over the country and will be followed up by monthly meetings on several different topics.
Rev. Joan VanBecelaere (mailto:[email protected]) , Unitarian Universalist Justice Ohio ([link removed]) Executive Director, announced a sister event for the March 28 event: Justice for All Rally ([link removed]) . It has many local organizations sponsoring: Saturday, August 28, 1-3 p.m., East North Broadway & North High Street, E N Broadway & N High St, Columbus. Register ([link removed]) . Bring your own signs!

Bryan Curtiss of
WCRS ([link removed]) community radio announced the station’s upcoming event: WCRS Fundraiser Benefit ([link removed]) , Saturday August 28th, 2-11pm, Double Happiness, 482 S. Front St. - just south of Livingston/70 - Masks are required for the Indoors Part.

Cathy Cowan Becker announced
Simply Living ([link removed]) events ([link removed]) :

Aligning the Spirit of Living and Money, with Randall Loop
Wednesday, August 18 at 7 pm
Register ([link removed])
Environmental Justice Talks
Sunday, August 22, from 2-4 p.m.
Barnett Branch of Columbus Metropolitan Library, 3434 E. Livingston Ave.
Register ([link removed])
The New Corporation: The Unfortunate Necessary Sequel (Film + Q&A)
Saturday, August 28 - Watch film
Sunday, August 29, at 2 p.m. Q&A with Move to Amend Outreach Director, Greg Coleridge
Register ([link removed])
SWACO Presentation and Tour of Landfill
Monday September 13
Arrive at SWACO by 9:45 a.m. for 10 a.m. start time.
SWACO Resource Center, 4149 London Groveport Road, Grove City
Register ([link removed])
Author Talk with Paul Robinson: Global Warming: Can It Be Stopped?
Wednesday, September 22, 5:30 p.m.
Whetstone Library in Clintonville, 3903 N. High St., Columbus
Register ([link removed])

Northwest Earth Institute / Ecochallenge
Voluntary Simplicity ([link removed])
Led by Jeff Sharp, School of Environment and Natural Resources
Starts September 29, runs for 6 weeks

Seeing Systems ([link removed])
Led by Dan Barash
Starts mid to late September (date TBA), runs for 6 weeks

SAVE THE DATE: Gift To Be Simple
"Our Story: Community Education for a Sustainable Future"
Wednesday, October 20, doors open 5:30 p.m.
Grange Insurance Audubon Center
Scioto Audubon Metro Park
400 W Whittier St, Columbus, OH 43215

Verbo del Verbz announced the upcoming 16 days of protests in September on the anniversary of the
Columbus police killing of Julius Tate ([link removed]) .

Sandy Bolzenius announced the next Move to Amend ([link removed]) event: September 18 (10-11:30 AM) - Move to Amend, Ohio statewide conference. Topics: 14th Amendment & Repeal Qualified Immunity.

Bryan mentioned the near east side community garden partnership: Bronzeville Grower's Market ([link removed]) , Thursdays from 3-6PM, thru 9/30, Maroon Arts Group - 925 Mt. Vernon Ave. (at 17th St.).

Paul Becker shot photos ([link removed]) at Natalie’s Coal-Fired Pizza when people rallied there to protest the restaurant’s Covid policies. The Proud Boys were there. Becker was almost attacked.

Andrej Rotter ([link removed]) spoke about his run for Upper Arlington City Council. The question came up as to who is running for Columbus City Council? Information can be found here ([link removed]) .

Mary Jane Borden talked about her Free Press article ([link removed]) and current cannabis news.

There was a lively discussion on vaccinations and the virus. Some links shared were:
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The next Free Press Cyber-Salon is Saturday, September 11.

The Free Press thanks Steve Caruso for being our technical guru for these cyber-salons.

Hope to see you at the next one!
Pete Johnson
President, Columbus Institute for Contemporary Journalism
Contact: 614-253-2571
[email protected] (mailto:[email protected]) ([link removed]) ([link removed])

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