Calendar

July 23, 2018
  • Progressive FUNd Fest

    July 23, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Rose Music Hall, 1013 Park Ave, Columbia, MO 65201, USA

    https://www.facebook.com/events/980362382143075/

    OR Mid-MO is hosting a family-friend fundraiser event at Rose Music Hall to raise money that will be evenly divided among our locally endorsed progressive candidates.

    There will be dinner, a bounce house, yard games, pinatas, raffles, silent auction, and music. Many of the candidates will be there, and they'll be showing off their talents with games and karaoke.

    Dinner will be available from La Chica Loca of a choice of either 3 Street Tacos with her Signature Pulled Pork, Cilantro and Onions and a side of chips and salsa OR Nachos with housemade beans, nacho cheese, Signature Green Chili Pulled Pork, onions, cilantro, tomatoes, and Cumin Crema. There weill be a vegetarian/vegan option of bean tacos and or nachos as well. Dinner is $10/person.

    Raffle and Silent Auction Prizes include:
    -Massages
    -Sensory Deprivation Float
    -Acupuncture session by Elizabeth Alleman
    -Weekend retreat at White Deer Lodge
    -Full-sized handmade quilt
    -Original artwork (several pieces)
    -Sparky's gift card
    -Main Squeeze gift card
    -RagTag movie tickets
    And more!

    Flop $ to Flip Seats for Progressive Candidates in Mid-Missouri!

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July 24, 2018
  • Primary Candidate and Ballot Issue Forum

    July 24, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Daniel Boone Regional Library, 100 W Broadway, Columbia, MO 65203, USA

    LWV PRIMARY CANDIDATE AND BALLOT ISSUE FORUM!

    Want to be prepared for the primary election on August 7?

    Tuesday, July 24, 2018
    6:30 p.m. (refreshments 6:00 p.m.)

    Columbia Public Library Friends Room

    This forum will feature candidates for the three contested primary election races in Boone County on August 7.*

    Associate Circuit Judge, Division 9
    Tracy Gonzalez
    Stephen Wilson

    Associate Circuit Judge, Division 11
    Kevin O'Brien
    Stephanie Morrell

    Boone County Presiding Commissioner
    Dan Atwill
    David Seamon

    ALSO: This forum will feature two ballot issues.

    Statewide Ballot Issue: Proposition A (Known as "Right to Work")
    Pro: Matthew Panik - Mo Chamber of Commerce
    Con: Andrew Hutchinson - Washington Univ. Grad Student

    Local Ballot Issue (Columbia): Proposition 1 - Water Bond
    Tad Johnson- Columbia Water & Light Dept.

    KFRU will broadcast the forum live and provide the moderator.
    The Columbia Public Library is a cosponsor of this event which is free and open to the public.

    *(Note: All candidates in the contested races are Democrats. The non-contested races will also be on the ballot.)

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July 25, 2018
  • Peaceworks Rush Hour Demonstration

    July 25, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    All are invited to participate in weekly Rush Hour Demonstrations held each Wednesday from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the intersection of Broadway & Providence. Signs and banners on all timely issues are welcome, including, but not limited to: healthcare concerns, the Muslim travel and refugee bans, climate change, war and peace, tax & budget concerns, race, gender and other equality concerns, etc.

    Please come for any portion of the time you can. Bring your own signs if you’d like. We will have some signs and banners available. Anchored by Peaceworks every Wednesday since 2001. All are welcome.

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July 26, 2018
  • 2 Films and a Talk: Discussion

    July 26, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Carpenters Local Union, 404 Tiger Ln, Columbia, MO 65203, USA

    https://www.facebook.com/events/166251844050777/

    Join Rural Progress for a 3 part series: 2 Films and a Talk.

    The last Thursday of the months May and June we will be viewing Robert Reich's Netflix films Inequality for All and Saving Capitalism. We will conclude the series with a discussion on wealth inequality and the economy on the last Thursday in July.

    Join us on Thursday, July 26, as we wrap up the series with a discussion on the causes of wealth inequality, its impact, and what we can do about it.

    Free pizza and drinks will be provided to help tip the scales of inequality back in our favor.

    Call Laura Mikytuck with any questions at (214) 717-0351 or Laura@RuralProgress.org.

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  • The Grid - Helping Columbia be Resilient & Energy Efficient

    July 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Community Room, Boone Electric Co-operative, 1413 Rangeline St, Columbia, MO 65201

    The next in the monthly series of seminars to support the development of a Climate Action and Adaptation Plan in Columbia will be held on Thursday, July 26. The topic will be the electric grid and the opportunities and challenges the grid offers in the transition to renewable energy.

    The grid has the potential to bring renewable energy to Columbia, help Columbia manage demand and make local power resilient.

    Frank Cunningham, from Columbia Water & Light will be one of the speakers. He will be addressing questions such as the following and others:

    * What challenges does the current grid environment present to a 100% reliance on renewable energy and storage in Columbia?
    * What is the role of a smart grid and what opportunities does it present?
    * What is demand management and how does the grid need to be updated to enable it?
    * What are the local plans for using demand management as a tool?

    One additional speaker may present. We are still working on confirmation.

    The seminar will be held in the Community Room at Boone Electric Co-operative, 1413 Rangeline St, Columbia, MO 65201

    The seminars are free and are open to the public.

    Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1613239865469584/

    The seminars are sponsored by Mid-Missouri Peaceworks, Renew Missouri, Osage Group of the Sierra Club, the League of Women Voters and the Climate Reality Leadership Corps-Columbia.

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July 28, 2018
  • Level Playing Field

    July 28, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
    1005 W Worley St, Columbia, MO 65203, USA

    https://www.facebook.com/events/825680347636955/

    An experiential activity to highlight how people benefit or are marginalized by systems in our society. Discussion and debrief to follow activity on privilege, social justice, and intersectionality.

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  • Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different

    July 28, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Daniel Boone Regional Library, 100 W Broadway, Columbia, MO 65203, USA

    https://www.facebook.com/events/327697371094371/

    Guess what?! Boys can be anything they want to be! Join us to explore gender-role conversations and give boys a welcome alternative message: that masculinity can mean many things! Free and open to the public of all ages, genders, abilities, religions, creeds, ethnicities, sexual orientations, etc. Everyone welcome.

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August 1, 2018
  • Peaceworks Rush Hour Demonstration

    August 1, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    All are invited to participate in weekly Rush Hour Demonstrations held each Wednesday from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the intersection of Broadway & Providence. Signs and banners on all timely issues are welcome, including, but not limited to: healthcare concerns, the Muslim travel and refugee bans, climate change, war and peace, tax & budget concerns, race, gender and other equality concerns, etc.

    Please come for any portion of the time you can. Bring your own signs if you’d like. We will have some signs and banners available. Anchored by Peaceworks every Wednesday since 2001. All are welcome.

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  • Our Revolution Meeting

    August 1, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    404 Tiger Ln, Columbia, MO 65203, USA

    https://www.facebook.com/ourrevmidmo/

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August 4, 2018
  • Hiroshima/Nagasaki Peace Gathering

    August 4, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    Stephens Lake Park, 2001 E Broadway, Columbia, MO 65201, USA

    https://www.facebook.com/events/828146267383103/

    Peaceworks will host the annual Hiroshima-Nagasaki Peace gathering on Saturday, August 4th at the Gordon Shelter in Stephens Lake Park. All are invited to join us as we gather to honor past lives lost as well as reaffirm the commitment to a future without the threat of nuclear annihilation. The evening will feature speakers, music, a potluck dinner and the annual lantern float at sunset.

    During the event, you will have the opportunity to create your own lantern. We provide the supplies and show you how. All you need is a wish for peace that you would like to send out at the evening lantern float. The float is a beautiful tribute to those who lost their lives in Hiroshima & Nagasaki, as well as our heart-felt wish for a peaceful future.

    The event starts at 6. We potluck ~6:30. Lantern making and music follow. The formal program starts at 8 and we float the lanterns at 9.

    Music will be provided by Mere Mortals. Speakers will be Steven Starr, speaking on the realities of the nuclear threat in 2018, and Zach Rubin, addressing the need for an intersectional approach as we tie together a positive approach in working for peace, justice and sustainability. Rumor has it, we will also be inspired by spoken-word poetry from Louder Than a Bomb. We will update you as we get closer to the event!

    As we observe the anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, we must reflect on our changing political climate and the fact that we still have not removed the threat of nuclear annihilation. It is time to redouble our visible commitment to peace and mutual, verifiable and universal nuclear disarmament. Please join us!
    For more info, call 573-875-0539

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  • Sierra Club Political Action Fundraiser- Film: Eagle Bluffs: Battle for a Wetland Treatment System

    August 4, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    Moss Building, 1905 Hillcrest Dr, Columbia, MO 65201, USA

    Open to the public. You are invited.

    It's the Osage Group social event of the year!

    The Osage Group of the Sierra Club is hosting a non partisan fundraiser for the Sierra Club Missouri Chapter Political Committee.

    Join us for an evening of fun, food, film and live music.

    We need more elected officials who will fight to protect our clean air, clean water, good soils, clean food and a livable climate. The best way to get the elected officials who will fight with us is to help elect them to office. Funds are needed to reach out to environmentally concerned voters and supporters and encourage them to vote for Sierra Club endorsed candidates or on ballot issues.

    The event will be held inside in the air conditioned Moss Building, in the Moss-Waters Wildlife Area. We will have live music, appetizers from Root Cellar catering, beverages including beer and wine and a brief film showing.

    Come and see the short documentary film about the creation of Eagle Bluffs called "Eagle Bluffs: Battle for a Wetland Treatment System". This was an important event for Columbia and the local Sierra Club. We will be joined by the filmmaker, Carl Gerhardt and others featured in the film like Sierra Club member, Hank Ottinger. Come and see how working together we made a difference.

    Working together we can continue to make a difference by electing legislators who will protect us by protecting our environment.

    Tickets for the event will be $15 per person. Tickets can be purchased in advance with a credit card at the ticket link or at the door with cash or a check. Please plan to bring your cash, checks or a credit card to also make a donation to the Missouri Sierra Club Chapter Political Action Committee.

    Link to purchase tickets in advance: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sierra-club-osage-group-political-action-fundraising-event-tickets-48002392448

    If you can not attend the event, you can also make an on-line donation to the Sierra Club Missouri Chapter Political Committee at this link. http://bit.ly/2mdhlH7

    Donations to the Sierra Club Missouri Political Committee are not deductible as charitable contributions for Federal income tax purposes. Contributions are not allowed from non-US citizens, except permanent residents.

    This notice was created with volunteer labor.

    Sierra Club Missouri Political Committee, Caroline Pufalt, Treasurer

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August 6, 2018
  • Columbia City Council Meeting

    August 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    701 E Broadway, Columbia, MO 65201-4465, United States

    Check out the city calendar here: https://www.como.gov/CMS/webcal/?month=3&year=2018&cat=

    Look for an agenda the Friday before the Council meeting here. NOTE you have to scroll through pages to current date: https://gocolumbiamo.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx

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August 7, 2018
  • VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!

    August 7, 2018

    Today is the day! Get to the polls! Vote NO on Prop A!

    To find where you vote, visit the Clerk's page: https://report.boonecountymo.org/mrcjava/servlet/VR01_MP.I00680s?__woopraid=CG9EfOe3Pc0L

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August 8, 2018
  • Peaceworks Rush Hour Demonstration

    August 8, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    All are invited to participate in weekly Rush Hour Demonstrations held each Wednesday from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the intersection of Broadway & Providence. Signs and banners on all timely issues are welcome, including, but not limited to: healthcare concerns, the Muslim travel and refugee bans, climate change, war and peace, tax & budget concerns, race, gender and other equality concerns, etc.

    Please come for any portion of the time you can. Bring your own signs if you’d like. We will have some signs and banners available. Anchored by Peaceworks every Wednesday since 2001. All are welcome.

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August 15, 2018
  • Peaceworks Rush Hour Demonstration

    August 15, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    All are invited to participate in weekly Rush Hour Demonstrations held each Wednesday from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the intersection of Broadway & Providence. Signs and banners on all timely issues are welcome, including, but not limited to: healthcare concerns, the Muslim travel and refugee bans, climate change, war and peace, tax & budget concerns, race, gender and other equality concerns, etc.

    Please come for any portion of the time you can. Bring your own signs if you’d like. We will have some signs and banners available. Anchored by Peaceworks every Wednesday since 2001. All are welcome.

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August 16, 2018
  • Moms Demand Action Meeting

    August 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Calvary Episcopal Church, Columbia, MO 123 S 9th St, Columbia, Missouri 65201

    Join this local group to discuss common sense solutions for gun safety and upcoming legislation surrounding gun ownership. Please RSVP here: https://act.everytown.org/event/moms-demand-action-event/5733/signup/

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August 18, 2018
  • Citizens' University

    August 18, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Tate Hall, Columbia, MO 65201, USA

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1926610587371635/

    Join fellow activists and advocates for a day of education, fellowship, and hands on training. Our mission is to educate, motivate, and activate. The day will be filled with workshops, panels and motivating speakers all designed to help at all levels, from someone just beginning their activism journey to those leading organizations.

    Tickets for this event are free to the public, however, a donation to the Mid-Missouri Solidarity Network to help defray costs for invited speakers for this community event is welcome. Any leftover funds will be used for future Solidarity Network events. Our allies with Peaceworks have set up a seperate accout for us. Donations can be made at https://tinyurl.com/MidMOCUDonate. Please, designate this as a Citizen’s University donation under ‘Special Instructions’.
    This event is FREE to the public.

    For more information and to register, visit the Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/citizens-university-mid-missouri-tickets-47696946852

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August 20, 2018
  • Columbia City Council Meeting

    August 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    701 E Broadway, Columbia, MO 65201-4465, United States

    Check out the city calendar here: https://www.como.gov/CMS/webcal/?month=3&year=2018&cat=

    Look for an agenda the Friday before the Council meeting here. NOTE you have to scroll through pages to current date: https://gocolumbiamo.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx

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