Off the Trail- A Conceptual Walk in Wayne National Forest
Jul
22
Aug 3

Off the Trail- A Conceptual Walk in Wayne National Forest

  • Pats Gift Shoppe

Join Keep Wayne Wild and a variety of spectacular local artists for a wonderful evening of fine food, fine wine, and fine art! This event will showcase all that is wild and visually powerful about Ohio’s only national forest. 

This one of a kind traveling art show will start in Woodsfield, OH at Pat's Gift Shoppe on July 22, 2017 through August 3, 2017, then move on to the Riverside Artists Gallery in Marietta August 4th-18th. Followed by Vienna Public Library on August 19th- September 1st. We will finish up at OAL'S X Space in the fall, in Columbus.

We are looking for artists and musicians!! Check out our call for Artists/Entries for more info and how to submit your work -

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nOXwDlMY_97yNoE9dmlIcrCaXfZDnmPFHB7Gn9CW-E0/edit?usp=drivesdk

Enlightened Beings: Journey to Standing Rock
Jul
30
10:15 am10:15

Enlightened Beings: Journey to Standing Rock

  • Merging Hearts Holistic Center

Moderators: Ron, Carrie, Michael

Memoirs from our spirit led journey to the Standing Rock Reservation and beyond.

Spiritual Discussion Group
Join us at 10:00 am for coffee, bring a breakfast treat to share!
Enlightened Beings is a weekly discussion group with guest facilitators giving educational presentations, leading discussions, and sharing experiences from various spiritual traditions.

Topics and presenters are carefully chosen to awaken dynamic and nurturing community building and personal growth. If you have an open mind and a yearning spirit, you will feel right at home.

Keep Wayne Wild Informational Meeting on Fracking & Rover
Aug
6
6:00 pm18:00

Keep Wayne Wild Informational Meeting on Fracking & Rover

  • 37184 Mound Street Sardis, OH, 43946 United States

Please note this meeting has been rescheduled for August.

We will hold an informational community meeting at Sardis Community Center to discuss the impact of fracking and the ETP Rover pipeline on Ohio's only national forest and surrounding areas. Refreshments will be provided. More info to come!

Please RSVP to keepwaynewild@gmail.com so we can plan accordingly!


Demonstration against PNC Bank's financing of the Rover Pipeline
Jul
26
12:00 pm12:00

Demonstration against PNC Bank's financing of the Rover Pipeline

  • PNC Bank

PNC is a major financer of the Rover Pipeline. 
Why is this a bad thing? 
The Rover Pipeline will run 365 miles across Ohio to transport fracked gas to the Gulf of Mexico and Canada from Marcellus and Utica shale deposits in Ohio and Pennsylvania. It will cross – and endanger the integrity – of 18 major streams and rivers in Ohio. It will further delay our shift to renewable sources of energy, and the methane coming from wells will accelerate global warming. 

PNC is financing the pipeline company Energy Transfer Partners (ETP). ETP has had numerous oil and drilling fluid spills. During the first eight weeks of the project in Ohio, ETP crews racked up 27 violations of the Clean Water Act and the Clean Air Act. 

The worst spill happened in April, when a 2 million-gallon ETP spill of drilling fluid buried a protected Ohio wetland in Stark County under an area equivalent to 8 football fields. Areas that have suffered such spills never recover. Ohio has fined ETP for this spill, and the Federal Energy Resource Commission has suspended ETP from any drilling for the project.

Energy Transfer Partners was a prime backer of the DAPL pipeline that the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and a coalition of native American tribes fought through 2016 in the face of militarized police and security agencies, and mass arrests that have been repudiated by the courts. 

Join us in front of PNC headquarters at the corner of E. 9th and Euclid in Cleveland from 12 noon to 1 pm on Wednesday July 26th to demand that PNC divest from dirty fuels, get out of the pipeline business and cut its ties to Energy Transfer Partners. 

This is a legal, non-violent demonstration.

For more information call Randy Cunningham at 216-245-1073 or email at randino49@gmail.com. Demonstration sponsored by the Cleveland Environmental Action Network (CLEAN).

Public Org. meeting- DefendtheWayne
Jul
19
5:00 pm17:00

Public Org. meeting- DefendtheWayne

  • United Campus Ministry at Ohio University 18 N College St,

We will be meeting to discuss involvement, strategy and current events surrounding Wayne National Forest together. No pipelines, no fracking, no waste injection!

Hands Off Public Land!Rally to protect public land from fracking
Jun
14
1:00 pm13:00

Hands Off Public Land!Rally to protect public land from fracking

  • State House

On May 2nd, the Ohio legislature slipped a provision into our Budget bill that would allow the State House of Representatives to appoint members to the Oil and Gas Commission for Ohio, which is responsible for issuing drilling license for state lands.

We know the Ohio Reps are brought by the fossil fuel industry. This is a bad move for Ohio and our environment and we must stop it before the bill is signed July 1st.

Stop ETP Rover Rally
Jun
9
3:00 pm15:00

Stop ETP Rover Rally

  • 2110 E Aurora Rd Twinsburg, OH 44087

Enough is Enough, It's time to tell Energy Transfer Partners to stop destroying our communities and destroying our drinking water. Join us for a peaceful protest to demand that Ohio EPA #RevokeRover permit and shut the pipeline down. 
We will also be demanding that Trump fully fund the Environmental Protection Agency so they can do their job and protect our health and our environment. 

Please Bring Your Protest Sign and Marching Shoes.
Sign Suggestions: "We support the EPA to do their job #RevokeRover"
"Save the EPA so they can #RevokeRover
"Water is Life #RevokeRover"

March Against Monsanto - Columbus, OH
May
20
11:00 am11:00

March Against Monsanto - Columbus, OH

  • 1 Capitol Square Columbus, Oh 43215

Do you care about your health? Do you know what ingredients are in your food? Do you know what your household products contain? No?
COME EDUCATE YOURSELF!!!
This year this event will be more than picket signs and angry mobbers, actually, it will be nothing of the sort... This year I would like to peacefully dedicate Columbus, Ohio's March Against Monsanto to educating the community and bringing awareness to our city of the dangerous effects of Monsanto products. If you eat fast food or simply use weed-killer, your health may be effected from the toxins that Monsanto products contain! Many lives have been claimed or permanently damaged due to this company's neglect for human health. Please help me spread the word and help put an end to this hazardous company, the same company who was ordered to pay out nearly $50 million dollars to the lives effected by cancer causing chemicals that Monsanto knowingly poisoned the public with. Please read, please ask, please educate yourself!
Thank you

Fracking and the Impact of the Utica Shale on Ohio
May
16
7:00 pm19:00

Fracking and the Impact of the Utica Shale on Ohio

  • League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland

"Fracking and the Impact of the Utica Shale on Ohio”
a forum moderated by Dan Shingler, Crain's Cleveland Business

Tuesday May 16, 2017 7-8:30 p.m.
Free & Open to the Public
Solon Community Center 35000 Portz Pkwy, Solon, OH 44139

Panelists:
Michael Chadsey, Ohio Oil and Gas Association
Trent Dougherty, Ohio Environmental Council
Edward “Ned” Hill, John Glenn College of Pub Affairs, The OH State Univ.
Moderator:
Dan Shingler, Crain's Cleveland Business

Community Conversations: Standing Rock
Apr
27
7:00 pm19:00

Community Conversations: Standing Rock

  • National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

This community conversation will give visitors the opportunity to learn about the current issues surrounding the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) and the tribes of Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota.

The conversation will be led by Albert Ortiz, Chairman of the American Indian Movement of Indiana and Kentucky and a member of the Kiowa and Yaqui tribes; Dr. Nicole Grant, PhD, Professor of Sociology at Northern Kentucky University and an expert on Indigenous issues; Dr. Joan Ferrante, PhD, Professor of Sociology at Northern Kentucky University and an expert on race relations; Alan Seifert, a local Cincinnatian activist who recently travelled to Standing Rock to participate in the protests.

Indigenous Flood - United Nations : NYC - Come to New York!
Apr
24
9:00 am09:00

Indigenous Flood - United Nations : NYC - Come to New York!

  • New York, NY

The Flood never came to Standing Rock, so let's bring the Flood to the United Nations. 

From April 24th to May 5th the United Nations in New York City is holding the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, also known as PFII. Typically, these forums lack Native American representation, and often have Non-Natives speaking on behalf of Natives and their issues. This ends now. 

For two weeks, we need to show New York, The UN, and the world that Indigenous People are here, and can speak for themselves. 

The world will not forget what happened at Standing Rock. The world will no longer ignore the conditions on reservations, and the issues effecting indigenous people around the globe. 3/4 of the world's population are indigenous, and it's time they stop forgetting that. 

There are multiple levels of events within this forum, some more exclusive than others. We want to come out in full force at every level. From top to bottom. From panels at the UN headquarters to flash mob round dances in Time Square, we are going to Flood New York City. 

Whether you are registered for the forum or not, we are asking for all indigenous people and allies to come to New York City and show your support. As the strongest of warriors take the United Nations to speak, they will have the support of their brothers and sisters outside, praying, singing, marching and standing in solidarity. 

Thousands came to Standing Rock. Thousands came to DC. And we can do the same in New York City. 

We are planning a plethora of events, from demonstrations, to speaking engagements, to gatherings and dances and celebrations. For two weeks, let's make New York City our new home. 

More details to come as this develops and grows. 

If you would like to register your own group for the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (PFII) in New York City. http://bit.ly/PFIIRegistration

Deadline March 30th 2017


Inexpensive Bus resources : 
www.wanderu.com 
www.busbud.com

Campaign Content Filming - End Fossil Fuels
Apr
22
12:00 pm12:00

Campaign Content Filming - End Fossil Fuels

  • The Eighth Fire

Calling all water protectors, earth guardians, and activists!

The Eighth Fire will be setting out early May to travel across the country with the Infinite Tour of Love to campaign to end fossil fuels and promote more sustainable ways of living. To do so, WE NEED YOU to be in our video! And what is a better way than to help out on Earth Day?!


More details to come soon!

March For Science! (Cleveland)
Apr
22
9:00 am09:00

March For Science! (Cleveland)

  • 101 West Superior Avenue Cleveland, OH, 44113 United States

March for Science is an effort comprised of dozens of independent, nonpartisan coordinators. Recent rhetoric has inspired us to march on Washington D.C. and in Satellite Marches across the country. 

ACTIVITIES will start at 9AM
SPEAKERS will speak from 10-11AM
MARCH will start at 11AM with route TBD.

Hazel Marie: Wind Turbine Initiatives at Youngstown State Univ.
Apr
19
7:00 pm19:00

Hazel Marie: Wind Turbine Initiatives at Youngstown State Univ.

  • Youngstown State University Cushwa Hall, Room B112

Hazel Marie, Youngstown State University Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, speaking on "Wind Turbine Initiatives at YSU" as part of the Spring Semester Speaker Series on Energy and the Environment.
There is FREE on-street parking after 5 p.m. at the metered parking spaces along Lincoln Avenue and nearby streets.
Join us for discussion over bite to eat & drink across the street at IC afterwards :-)
*MAP https://goo.gl/maps/Rq0UG *

Anyone needing assistance getting to the room should
call the YSU Student Security Service at 330-941-1515

http://web.ysu.edu/gen/stem_generated_bin/documents/basic_module/MarieABETVitaJune13.pdf
http://newsroom.ysu.edu/whirling-in-the-wind-research-focuses-on-turbine-performance/

COMPLETE LINE-UP:
https://www.facebook.com/notes/occupyyoungstown/mahoning-valley-spring-2017-lecture-series-on-energy-the-environment/1376802459028448
The speaker series is sponsored, in part, by The James Dale Ethics Center.
Contact: Dr. Ray Beiersdorfer, ray@cc.ysu.edu, 330-941-1753
http://www.ysu.edu/news/lecture-series-energy-and-environment-resumes

Cushwa Hall, Room B112, 210 Lincoln Ave, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio 44503

Water Wise
Apr
15
11:00 am11:00

Water Wise

  • Glen Helen

With water shortages nationwide and around the globe, water conservation is becoming a bigger issue than ever before. Our naturalist will delve into the world of water—from the big picture to what is happening right here in Greene County. This presentation highlights water cycles, watersheds, water sampling, water rights, and interesting facts and trivia about water. 

Auditorium. $5, members free. 
For member discount code contact tclevenger@antiochcollege.org

*Joining this event does not constitute registration. Please visit the ticket link to officially register for this event.

Water Wise
Apr
15
11:00 am11:00

Water Wise

  • Glen Helen

With water shortages nationwide and around the globe, water conservation is becoming a bigger issue than ever before. Our naturalist will delve into the world of water—from the big picture to what is happening right here in Greene County. This presentation highlights water cycles, watersheds, water sampling, water rights, and interesting facts and trivia about water. 

Auditorium. $5, members free. 
For member discount code contact tclevenger@antiochcollege.org

*Joining this event does not constitute registration. Please visit the ticket link to officially register for this event.

Standing in Solidarity with Water Protectors
Apr
13
6:30 pm18:30

Standing in Solidarity with Water Protectors

  • Loyola University MPR

SPONSORED BY GROWERS' GUILD

Water Protectors from across the country unite to speak about the growing movement.

Event hosted by Ashley Williams, Jenya Polozova, and Vina Nguyen

Opening Ceremony:
Shki Bmaadzi (New Beginnings) drum and dance troupe will share Native American cultural dancing and drumming. The performance is presented by Chi-Nations Youth Council. Chi-Nations Youth Council is a Native American youth council created in 2012 as a response to the Idle No More movement in Canada. They have the mission to create a safe space for Native youth with a focus on arts, activism and education. Chi-Nations teaches about the land and provides a narrative, not often heard. The youth have a unique perspective growing up Native in Chicago. They believe their existence and practicing their culture are forms of resistance.

Event Panelists:
Mandaree, ND
Lisa Finley "Accomplishes Everything" DeVille is an enrolled member of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation, also known as Three Affiliated Tribes. Currently, Lisa serves on the Vision West ND Project Consortium and on the MHA Citizens for Change group. She is vice president to Fort Berthold Protectors of Water and Earth Rights (POWER), a board member of the Dakota Resource Council (DRC) and of the Western Organization of Resource Council (WORC). She also serves on the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) in Washington, D.C. Lisa asserts, “The Bakken oil and gas development has brought much environmental and health impacts and has changed our way of life. We must protect our water, land, air that is life.”

Lower Brule, SD
Jordan Marie "Brings Three White Horses" Daniel is an enrolled member of the Kul Wicasa Oyate, a Tribe of the Lakota nation. She is a tireless advocate for issues important to Indian Country. She is employed in the government sector, facilitating funding for projects to promote the development, prosperity, and the preservation of Native communities. Jordan is also the author of Native in DC.

Houston, TX
Bryan Parras has been an instrumental part of Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services (TEJAS). Bryan has utilized a combination of old media and new media mediums to help educate and advocate for frontline communities fighting for environmental justice. Bryan has also served on the Board of Directors of The Gulf Coast Fund and the Environmental Support Center. Currently, Bryan helped to organize the Gulf Coast Peace and Dignity Run from Louisiana to Houston and continues to co-produce Nuestra Palabra's radio show on KPFT, 90.1.

Anna, IL
Born and raised in a small town in southernmost IL, Tabitha Tripp is an advocate for safe, clean water and opposed to extreme energy extraction that threatens water supplies globally. She is currently on the Board of Southern Illinoisans Against Fracturing Our Environment (SAFE), she is the founder of the Shawnee Forest Sentinels and is a council member of the regional network known as Heartwood. More recently, she also set precedent in the fight to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline by filing as a pro se intervenor on the grounds of a taxpayer and mother of two children who will ultimately inherit the problems created by our fossil fuel addictions.

Rick Heede: Are Coal, Oil, Gas Companies Changing the Climate?
Apr
12
7:00 pm19:00

Rick Heede: Are Coal, Oil, Gas Companies Changing the Climate?

  • Youngstown State University Cushwa Hall, Room B112

Rick Heede, Climate Accountability Institute speaking on "Are Coal, Oil and Gas Companies Accountable for Climate Change?" as part of the Spring Semester Speaker Series on Energy and the Environment.

There is FREE on-street parking after 5 p.m. at the metered parking spaces along Lincoln Avenue and nearby streets.
Join us for discussion over bite to eat & drink across the street at IC afterwards :-)
*MAP https://goo.gl/maps/Rq0UG *
Anyone needing assistance getting to the room should
call the YSU Student Security Service at 330-941-1515

"Richard Heede is the principal of Climate Mitigation Services and principal investigator of the Carbon Majors Project. He has worked in climate change and mitigation for thirty years, published books and articles on energy efficiency, testified before Congress on energy policy, and conducted GHG emission inventories and third party verification for municipal governments, educational institutions, the EPA, corporations, advocacy groups, and consultancies. He provided key components of the lawsuit filed by Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, and four U.S. Cities against the U.S. Export-Import Bank and Overseas Private Investment Corporation for failure to observe NEPA with respect to global warming infrastructure damages."
http://climateaccountability.org/pdf/Heede%20CV%20Aug15.pdf

COMPLETE LINE-UP:
https://www.facebook.com/notes/occupyyoungstown/mahoning-valley-spring-2017-lecture-series-on-energy-the-environment/1376802459028448
The speaker series is sponsored, in part, by The James Dale Ethics Center.
CONTACT Dr. Ray Beiersdorfer, ray@cc.ysu.edu, 330-941-1753
http://www.ysu.edu/news/lecture-series-energy-and-environment-resumes
WHERE:
Cushwa Hall, Room B112, 210 Lincoln Ave, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio 44503

John Bolenbaugh Speaking Tour: West to East
Apr
11
6:00 pm18:00

John Bolenbaugh Speaking Tour: West to East

  • The Millard Fillmore Presidential Library

2 LOCATIONS - 1 NIGHT. John Bolenbaugh promoting his new documentary "Big Oil Whistle Blower" and raising awareness of the dangers of pipelines will be in Cleveland on April 11 at TWO LOCATIONS. 
WESTSIDE>, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at The Bop Stop > http://themusicsettlement.org/calendar/department/bop-stop , following John will be Jazz music from The Possibilities Trio. Those who come to here John are invited to stay for the music.>>
EASTSIDE> From 8:00 till 9:00 pm at The Millard Filmore Presidential Library> https://www.facebook.com/The-Millard-Fillmore-Presidential-Library-814063148615913/ 
Following John there will be music by Bert Dennis, Tracy Marie, and Erin Nicole Neal of The Chill Factors. 
Suggested donation at both venues is $10.00 with proceeds going to> www.helppa.org 
These events are in conjunction with The Ohio Chapter Sierra Club. http://sierraclub.org/ohio & The Green Ribbon Coalition> http://www.greenribbonlakefront.org/

Micro-plastics, the EPA, Fracking: You Choose! with Dr. Lanno
Apr
6
7:30 pm19:30

Micro-plastics, the EPA, Fracking: You Choose! with Dr. Lanno

  • Backstage Bistro

Get ready for Earth Month! We are very excited to announce Dr. Roman Lanno, OSU professor, as the April speaker for Columbus Science Pub. 

Roman got his PhD in 1991 in Canada at the University of Waterloo studying the toxic effects of cyanide on freshwater fish. In the 1990s he worked at OSU- Oklahoma State University that is, in the Water Quality Research Laboratory. Now, as a professor at our OSU and the Associate Director of the Subsurface Energy Resource Center, Roman studies the effects of chemical exposure both on land and in water. 

He has a number of ongoing research projects, so many in fact that he can’t decide what to talk about all on his own! He has narrowed it down to 4 choices and is leaving it up to you to vote. Voting will happen the evening of the Columbus Science Pub by a show of hands after a brief introduction. Topics could include:

- Function of the federal EPA-what does the EPA actually do? What would downsizing or abolishing the EPA mean for environmental and human health?

- Environmental effects of hydraulic fracturing (aka fracking) – As usual, the truth lies somewhere between the environmental catastrophe claimed by environmental groups and the “trust us, it’s safe” attitude of industry. 

- Plastics in the environment (from micro to macro) – A recent addition to environmental worries, or not? Plastics are pervasive in the environment, even more than people thought, but are they actually a problem and are all plastics the same?

- How are environmental quality guidelines (e.g., lead in drinking water, as in Flint, Michigan) developed? This is part of what the EPA does, develop and set environmental quality guidelines, including drinking water standards. 

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The presentation will start promptly at 7:30pm but we ask that if you'd like to order food before the event, please arrive early. A full bar and menu will be available from the excellent Backstage Bistro kitchen: (http://sbxbackstagebistro.com/lunch-dinner)

The Columbus Science Pub is a free event that aims to present scientific issues in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. No science background? No problem!! Everyone and every question is welcome.

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Environmental Activism and Standing Rock
Mar
30
4:30 pm16:30

Environmental Activism and Standing Rock

  • Adam Joseph Lewis Center

Please join us in the dialogue between Madonna Thunder Hawk and Beth Castle on the Standing Rock activism and future perspectives. 
Madonna Thunder Hawk is best known for her participation in the American Indian Movement (A.I.M.), including the occupation of Alcatraz. She is a co-founder of Women of All Red Nations (a Native American women’s organization), and she is the tribal liaison for the Lakota Law Project.

Co-sponsored by Oberlin College Environmental Studies, Comparative American Studies, Bonner Center for Service & Learning, Multicultural Resource Center, Big Parade, Oberlin Students for A Free Palestine, & Oberlin Students for Standing Rock. 

Questions can be directed to oberlinstudentsforstandingrock@oberlin.edu

Leonard Grbinick: Tales from Workers Solidarity Club
Mar
29
7:00 pm19:00

Leonard Grbinick: Tales from Workers Solidarity Club

  • Youngstown State University Cushwa Hall, Room B112

Leonard Grbinick, Frackfree Mahoning Valley, "Tales from the Workers Solidarity Club and other Stories" speaking as part of the Spring Semester Speaker Series on Energy and the Environment.

There is FREE on-street parking after 5 p.m. at the metered parking spaces along Lincoln Avenue and nearby streets.
Join us for discussion over bite to eat & drink across the street at IC afterwards :-)
*MAP https://goo.gl/maps/Rq0UG *

Anyone needing assistance getting to the room should
call the YSU Student Security Service at 330-941-1515

COMPLETE LINE-UP:
https://www.facebook.com/notes/occupyyoungstown/mahoning-valley-spring-2017-lecture-series-on-energy-the-environment/1376802459028448
The speaker series is sponsored, in part, by The James Dale Ethics Center.
Contact: Dr. Ray Beiersdorfer, ray@cc.ysu.edu, 330-941-1753

Cushwa Hall, Room B112, 210 Lincoln Ave, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio 44503

Cleveland Rocks w/Standing Rock, MNI Wiconi Even
Mar
26
2:00 pm14:00

Cleveland Rocks w/Standing Rock, MNI Wiconi Even

  • Local Tavern's Fish Bar

To help raise awareness of the Standing Rock Sioux and their fight against the DAPL. All day music event and fund raiser featuring Blues Chronicles, Tyrone Hornbuckle, Woodpeckers, Flashbaxx, Sol Fox, Henrietta Kytten, Burnt Valves, Levi Lynn, Cindy Listening Wolf and Barb Eagle Heart, along with speakers. Suggested Donation, $7.00

Serpent Mound Spring Seed and Water Peace Summit, Water is Life
Mar
18
9:00 am09:00

Serpent Mound Spring Seed and Water Peace Summit, Water is Life

  • Woodland Altars

THIS IS A 3 DAY EVENT MARCH 18-20

ALL NATIONS, ALL RACES, ALL MY RELATIONS. 
SERPENT MOUND SPRING SEED AND WATER PEACE Woodland Altars
March 18-20th 2017 that is Saturday, Sunday and the Spring Equinox Monday the 20th, 
Join: Yankton Sioux Chief Golden Light Eagle Loren Zepher,
New Zealand Grandmother Rachael Page, Zuni Elder Clifford Mahooty, Great Grandmother Mary Lyons. Aztec Grandfather Mazatzin Aztekayolokalli, Havasupi Cultural director Marcie Craynon. Peace Summit founders Terri A Rivera Sings With Ravens and Thomas Johnson, Peace activist Bishop Darrell Nichols, peace activist Tehuti Temu Re EL, Mayan teachers Daniel and Patricia Morris Cardona, Wendy Bickley Te Hira Pere, Music by Bikbaye Inejnema, Award winning Native american flute player Douglas Blue Feather, Mark McGuire, Shannon Harris Esoterik Being, Baoku Moses, Jen Noel, Stephen W Emerickt Chris Davis Visual Artist Emmanuel L White Eagle, MC Connie Davis Director of Food Fellowship Julian Lauzzana takes a village for sure. Seed exchange Table Deborah Brubaker,
IT TAKES A VILLAGE FOR SURE for more info go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/1708090266136536/
For Love Tickets:
Pay What You Can: It all makes a differece no mater how LARGE or small. 
There are many Chiefs, Elders, musicians and speakers we need to provide travel expenses, lodging, and meals for.
GO TO: 
http://alternateuniverserockshop.com/serpent-mound-spring-seed-and-water-peace-summit-2017.html
OR
BY CHECK: HOUSE OF PHACOPS (MEMO: SPONSOR A NATIVE). MAIL TO 29894 STATE ROUTE 41 LOCUST GROVE OHIO 45660.
ATTENTION: IMPORTANT INFORMATION
WE NEED TO FILL AT LEAST 32 BEDS A NIGHT TO RECEIVE THE EVENT SITE FOR FREE
Bunks are $40.00 a night in the big lodge where the peace summit is being held. There is a men's side and a women's side. There are separates men's and women's showers and bathrooms. You need to bring your own linen. Friends of serpent mound and alternate universe as well as folks living close buy will bring extra linen to help those who are flying in.here is the web booking address http://campwoodlandaltars.com/book-online/house-of-phacops-booking/ So in a way if you reserve a bunk you are supporting this peace summit. The owners of Woodland altars are graciously letting us use their industrial size kitchen. We need community to donate food and be cooks as well as kitchen volunteers. They will be letting us have lodges and fires on the grounds and there are fire places inside. We will not be holding adult workshops, we believe at this event it is going to be so important to hear each speaker, musician and be able to attend every ceremony. (There will be a donation basket for each speaker and musician)
GREAT NEWS!!!! We welcome Tisa Powell To be VENDOR WOMEN!!!! her email is: tisapowell@gmail.com SHE WILL GET THIS FESTIVALS ORGANIZED. https://www.gofundme.com/serpentmoundpeace
The Sacred Hoop“We do not inherit our future from our Ancestors, 
we borrow it from our Children”

There is a Universal Medicine Wheel Teaching that demonstrates that there is only one Creator! We were placed on the Earth in Four Original Tribes. We were originally given the same teachings, with different perspectives. We all need to share our knowledge with one and other, so that we all might grow greater in Spirit. The Creator does not hold one Nation above another, and sent messengers to all nations of the earth. Everyone was given the sacred circle of Medicine Wheels, Mandalas and Sacred Circle Teachings, to learn and express true relationship to all Life.

As the Indigenous Elders of Turtle Island (the American Continent), the Red Race knew that peace would not be possible on the earth until the circle of humanity completed itself. This would happen when the four races, represented by the four directions and the four colors, sat within the circle and share their knowledge and teachings.

"Those who are at peace in their hearts already are in the great shelter of life. There is no shelter for evil. Those who take no part in the making of world division by ideology are ready to resume life in another world, be they Black, White, Red, or Yellow race. They are all one, brothers." -- Hopi Prophecy

Over one hundred years ago, Black Elk had a vision of the time when Indian people would heal from the devastating effects of European migration. In his vision, the Sacred Hoop, which had been broken, would be mended within seven generations. The children born into the last decades of the last century will be that seventh generation.

"At the beginning of this cycle of time, long ago, the Great Spirit came down and He made an appearance and He gathered the peoples of this earth together and He said to the human beings, 'I'm going to send you to four directions and over time I'm going to change you to four colors, but I'm going to give you some teachings and you will call these the Original Teachings and when you come back together with each other you will share these so that you can live and have peace on earth, and a great civilization will come about.' And he said 'During the cycle of time I'm going to give each of you two stone tablets. When I give you those stone tablets, don't cast those upon the ground. If any of the brothers and sisters of the four directions and the four colors cast their tablets on the ground, not only, will human beings have a hard time, but almost the earth itself will die.'" -- Lee Brown, Cherokee

The following words were spoken by Lee Brown, Cherokee, at the Continental Indigenous Council, Tanana Valley, Fairbanks, Alaska in 1986:

To the North He gave the White race of people the Guardianship of the fire. If you look at the center of many of the things they do you will find the fire. They say the light bulb is the white man's fire. If you look at the center of a car you will find a spark. If look at the center of the airplane and the train you will find the fire. The fire consumes, and also moves. This is why it was the white brothers and sisters who began to move upon the face of the earth and reunite us as a human family.

To the South, He gave the Yellow race of people the Guardianship of the wind. They were to learn about the sky, breathing and how to take that within ourselves for spiritual advancement.

To the West He gave the Black race of people the Guardianship of the water. They were to learn the teachings of the water which is the chief of the elements, being the most humble and the most powerful.

To the East, the Red people, he gave the Guardianship of the earth. We were to learn during this cycle of time the teachings of the earth, the plants that grow from the earth, the foods that you can eat, and the herbs that are healing so that when we came back together with the other brothers and sisters we could share this knowledge with them. Something good was to happen on the earth.

Medicine Wheel
Hopi "World" or "four directions" Symbol

This Medicine Wheel signifies "world" or "four directions" to the Hopi. The "cosmic cross" or four bars represent north, south, east and west, and correspond to the outermost points on the horizon where the sun passes through the year; the solstice and equinox points. The four circles inside the outer outline represent the four nations, which came to the world to keep balance.

The Medicine Wheel symbolizes the individual journey we each must take to find our own path. Within a medicine wheel are the four cardinal directions, the four colors, the four root races, the four elements, the four seasons, etc. A Tibetan will call it Kalachakra; a Hindu, mandala; a Taoist, pa qua. All medicine wheels are representations of the universes of space/time and of energy and spirit. With the exception of the pa gua, every medicine wheel represents (at least) the four directions and the four elements (earth, air, fire, water), with the center representing the individual. 

The shield symbol"Together with all nations we
protect both land and life, and
hold the world in balance." 
-- Hopi, from Techqua IkachiMedicine Wheel Within Many Cultures

There are different, traditional understandings of the significance of the wheel and its components, but all these differences share the same common understanding:

“The medicine wheel is representative of American Indian Spirituality. The Medicine Wheel symbolizes the individual journey we each must take to find our own path. Within the Medicine Wheel are The Four Cardinal Directions and the Four Sacred Colors. The Circle represents the Circle of Life and the Center of the Circle, the Eternal Fire. The Eagle, flying toward the East, is a symbol of strength, endurance and vision. East signifies the renewal of life and the rebirth of Cherokee unity.The medicine wheel is a symbol for the wheel of life, which is forever evolving and bringing new lessons and truths to the walking of the path. The Earthwalk is based on the understanding that each one of us must stand on every spoke, on the great wheel of life many times, and that every direction is to be honored. Until you have walked in others' moccasins, or stood on their spokes of the wheel, you will never truly know their hearts.The medicine wheel teaches us that all lessons are equal, as are all talents and abilities. Every living creature will one day see and experience each spoke of the wheel, and know those truths. It is a pathway to truth, peace and harmony. The circle is never ending, life without end”. -- Native American Spirituality, 2003“The Ojibwa cultural image of balance is the medicine wheel. Within this wheel, each aspect of being is situated in perfect balance with all other aspects. Each direction and its associated plants, spirits, animals, colors, minerals, and 'ages of man' (i.e., childhood, adolescence, young adulthood, elder) are balanced by those of the other directions.” -- Reynolds Turton, 1997“All people and creatures are equally important in this perfect circle of understanding, growth and connectedness. Like the Medicine Wheel which represents life itself, learning is a continuous, ever changing process of growth”. -- Uriel Sherri Wheeler, Medicine Wheel, 2008

Desy, a traditional medicine "Clown" describes the sacred hoop as a developmental, introspective tool, linking with it the classical elements, totems and four cardinal directions: The medicine wheel represents the sacred circle of life, its basic four directions, and the elements. Animal totems serve as guardian of each of the directions.

A Native American Medicine WheelNature moves in circles. 
The Medicine World is a symbol of
Balance, perfection, completeness and wholeness. 
The wheel is a philosophical system. 
It is a map to help us find our way. 
It offers protection through it`s metaphorical power. 
The Medicine wheel shows separate forces in complete balance. 
The Medicine Wheel exists within us all. 
We can use the Wheel to understand life and spirit. 
The Wheel is a centering device for our consciousness.
-- Unknown —

Stephanie Celt & Lee Geisse, OH & WA BlueGreen Alliance
Mar
15
7:00 pm19:00

Stephanie Celt & Lee Geisse, OH & WA BlueGreen Alliance

  • Youngstown State University Cushwa Hall, Room B112

Stephanie Celt, Washington State Policy Coordinator, and Lee Geisse, Ohio State Policy Coordinator, both for BlueGreen Alliance, speaking as part of the Spring Semester Speaker Series on Energy and the Environment.
There is FREE on-street parking after 5 p.m. at the metered parking spaces along Lincoln Avenue and nearby streets.
Join us for discussion over bite to eat & drink across the street at IC afterwards :-)
*MAP https://goo.gl/maps/Rq0UG *

Anyone needing assistance getting to the room should
call the YSU Student Security Service at 330-941-1515

https://www.bluegreenalliance.org/about/team-staff/stephanie-celt/
https://www.bluegreenalliance.org/about/team-staff/lee-geisse/

COMPLETE LINE-UP:
https://www.facebook.com/notes/occupyyoungstown/mahoning-valley-spring-2017-lecture-series-on-energy-the-environment/1376802459028448
The speaker series is sponsored, in part, by The James Dale Ethics Center.
Contact: Dr. Ray Beiersdorfer, ray@cc.ysu.edu, 330-941-1753

Cushwa Hall, Room B112, 210 Lincoln Ave, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio 44503

Keep Wayne Wild Marietta Workshop
Mar
11
5:00 pm17:00

Keep Wayne Wild Marietta Workshop

  • The Adelphia Music Hall

Join us for a 2 hour workshop for concerned citizens and groups in Marietta, OH who are facing the loss of up to 40,000 acres of their Wayne National Forest unit (which only consists of 60,000 acres) to gas development/extraction called hydraulic fracturing. This will be an educational opportunity to learn about what is happening to the forest and allow for community members to network with each other and develop local strategies for protecting WNF. This is a free event, open to anyone at all, and especially those who are local and will be impacted the most.

These leases last for up to 50 years, which means I will be dead before that land is available to the public again. The pictures are to just illustrate that they will be taking public forest land and clear cutting large portions of it for their fracking equipment...called frack pads. Regardless of peoples' personal opinions on fracking private land, I think most of us agree we dont want to lose our public forest land to it. This event will be in part to raise awareness that this is really happening, & to learn about what that means for us, our forest, and the risks to our water & air. Then we will discuss ways/ideas on how to stand up and say no... effectively.

Occupy Sherrod Browns Office to demand actiona against DAPL
Mar
9
10:00 am10:00

Occupy Sherrod Browns Office to demand actiona against DAPL

  • 801 West Superior Avenue Cleveland, OH, 44113 United States

Sherrod Brown is our democratic senator in Ohio, but has not been standing up for his constituents particularly in regard to energy. Sherrod Brown has been quiet about the Dakota Access Pipeline, despite many protests and petitions at his office. He has stonewalled and delayed meetings for months. We are going to occupy his office until he agrees to meet with some of the activists and indigenous leaders in Cleveland that have been working to stop the pipeline.

Ohio EPA water quality and public hearing
Mar
3
3:30 pm15:30

Ohio EPA water quality and public hearing

  • Ohio Environmental Protection Agency

If you have any questions, Ohio Wetlands Association and Ohio Sierra club can help you with your public comments. Checkout Ohio Wetlands Association online or FB.

According to Ohio EPA public notice, "Ohio EPA is holding a public information session and hearing regarding issues of poor water quality in Ohio. This hearing will end when all people interested in speaking have had an opportunity to provide testimony. All interested are entitled to attend, and give written or oral comments. The purpose of the hearing is to obtain additional information that will be considered prior to any further action on the application...of the draft Clean Water Act, section 401"

So come Ohio and share your voice to protect our water- 50 West Town St, suite 700, Columbus Oh 43215


https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-01-06/pdf/2016-31355.pdf

http://wwwapp.epa.state.oh.us/dsw/401Applications/2017NP/

https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=COE-2015-0017-0001

Matt Kelso: FracTracker’s Updated Pipeline Incidents Report
Mar
1
7:00 pm19:00

Matt Kelso: FracTracker’s Updated Pipeline Incidents Report

  • Youngstown State University, Cushwa Hall, Room B112

Matt Kelso, FracTracker Alliance, speaking on "FracTracker's Updated Pipeline Incident Analysis Report" as part of the Spring Semester Speaker Series on Energy and the Environment. 

There is FREE on-street parking after 5 p.m. at the metered parking spaces along Lincoln Avenue and nearby streets.
Join us for discussion over bite to eat & drink across the street at IC afterwards :-)
*MAP https://goo.gl/maps/Rq0UG *

Anyone needing assistance getting to the room should
call the YSU Student Security Service at 330-941-1515

COMPLETE 2017 LINE-UP:
https://www.facebook.com/notes/occupyyoungstown/mahoning-valley-spring-2017-lecture-series-on-energy-the-environment/1376802459028448
The speaker series is sponsored, in part, by The James Dale Ethics Center. 
Contact: Dr. Ray Beiersdorfer, ray@cc.ysu.edu, 330-941-1753

"Matt Kelso has been with the FracTracker Alliance since 2010. Matt maintains numerous oil and gas related maps and performs data analysis for the FracTracker site. He also works extensively with other nonprofit organizations in order to help them with their oil and gas related data and mapping needs. Matt is a graduate of Humboldt State University, and has worked as an archaeologist and casino auditor in the past. He enjoys spending time with his family, learning about alternative energy solutions, and identifying everything that grows in his yard."
https://www.fractracker.org/author/matt-kelso/

Cushwa Hall, Room B112, 210 Lincoln Ave, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio 44503

Dawn to Dusk Presents
Feb
25
8:00 pm20:00

Dawn to Dusk Presents

  • Standing Rock Cultural Arts Events

You are cordially invited to enjoy a night of local music! Dawn to Dusk is bringing together a group of local musicians to perform at Standing Rock Cultural Arts.

There is a $2 cover charge that goes to the gallery. There will be wine and beer available on a donation basis and there will also be chips dip and alike! If you have a dish that you are dying to share with others feel free to bring it!

Peformers of the night:

Up To Nothing
Monica Peck
Elizabeth Ann Lax
Dennis aka The BOMB
Dawn to Dusk

Come on out and enjoy this big music Bonanza!