Peace activism is breaking out all over Central Ohio.

The Clintonville Families Against the War hold rallies on Saturdays from noon-1pm at North Broadway and High. There were up to 200 participants February 22 and the rally is growing each week.

On February 15, several groups joined the international wave of peace marches -- from Capital University students to the Coshocton Peace and Social Justice Coalition.

In Columbus, over 700 marched from Goodale Park to the federal building on Feb. 15 for a colorful and noisy demonstration.

Connie Harris, a local musician/activist, organized over 100 folks to join in a day of peace with music, food, poetry and speakers at Victorian's Midnight Cafe Feb. 1 and a march/dance through Gallery Hop that night. More events are planned for every Gallery Hop night. Little Brothers is joining in the anti-war effort, with musicians and speakers on its stage March 1 from 1-6pm.

For the last two months, the OSU Newman Center has held a prayer vigil for peace every Wednesday from noon-1pm. They also distributed over 250 electric candles to be placed in windows as a reminder to pray for peace,†for "it is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness."

Marietta College, United Methodists, various other churches and even Columbus State Community College have held anti-war demos in February. Regular weekly Women Black demos happen every Friday at 5:30pm and Columbus' Not in Our Name protest every Sunday from 5-6pm, both at 15th and High Streets on OSU's campus. See for more peace activities.