A Guide to the RNC for Progressives


Fri 7/15-Fri 7/22

Cleveland might not turn out to be the GOP’s smartest choice of a location for this year’s Republican National Convention — and not because of protests or potential violence. With the vast majority of northeast Ohioans in opposition to Republicans policies, the arrival of this political circus has evoked an outpouring of events, ranging from panels to films to conferences to art installations and concerts, expressing a divergent point of view. If anything, the RNC has brought Clevelanders together in opposing any agenda based on hate, fear, bigotry and injustice.

If protesting in the streets isn’t your thing — and for most of us it isn’t — there is a plethora of things to attend in the next week where you can join with others in events aimed at promoting peace, justice, love and understanding. Here’s a guide.

Wed 7/13: Cleveland’s Immigrant Communities: its Arab Community, at the Maltz Museum

Fri 7/15: Nobody’s Safe, an art show by Adam Sheetz at 78th Street Studios

Fri 7/15-Sun 7/17: People’s Justice & Peace Convention at Olivet Institutional Baptist Church and Ohio City Masonic Temple

Sat 7/16: Political Art Show at Negative Space Gallery

Sat 7/16: Real Science Now! at Great Lakes Science Center

Sun 7/17: Political Oasis Art Therapy at Negative Space Gallery

Sun 7/17: Circle the City With Love, downtown Cleveland

Mon 7/18: Standing Together for Justice concert at the Agora

Mon 7/18: They Try and Bury Us Women’s Empowerment Event at Edgewater Beach

Mon 7/18: Screening of The Fixers at the BOP STOP

Mon 7/18: Marriage equality hero Jim Obergefell at Loganberry Books

Mon 7/18: Voting Rights Forum at Cleveland State University

Tues 7/19: Arab-American comedy show at the Hanna Theatre

Tue 7/19: American Dream ice art installation & symposium on art and politics at the Transformer Station

Tue 7/19: Film screening The Brainwashing of My Dad at West Shore UU Church

Tue 7/19-Thu 7/21: Impact 2016 public policy and social action forum at Olivet Institutional Baptist Church

Tue 7/19: Bathrooms & Beyond: The State of LGBTQ Rights at Near West Theatre

Thu 7/21: NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Comedy Night at Bohemian National Hall




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One Response to “A Guide to the RNC for Progressives”

  1. Shari

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