PACT Film Series: Black Panther at The Lincoln Theatre
Feb
9
to Mar 9

PACT Film Series: Black Panther at The Lincoln Theatre

Join PACT for the "Free" showing of BLACK PANTHER Saturday February 9, 2019 at the Lincoln Theatre.

Doors will open at 2:00 pm and the film will start at 3:00 pm. A PHOTO BOOTH WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR ATTENDEES TO TAKE PICTURES IN THEIR BEST BLACK PANTHER COSTUMES. Light refreshments will be served prior to the start of the film. We look forward to seeing you there".

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Feb
26
6:30 PM18:30

FREE Screening: Eastgate & Woodland Park Documentaries

  • Columbus Library - Martin Luther King Branch (map)
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Are you curious about how your neighborhood got established? Do you wonder who lived in your home before you? Then join us for a screening of “Historic Woodland Park” at the MLK Library. Scott Spears and Christina Paolucci who produced the film, will be on hand to answer your questions.

The Eastgate film will start promptly at 5:45 p.m. and Woodland Park film at 6:45 p.m. Come for one or both films.

Features include: East High School, Eastgate Elementary School, cartoonist Billy Ireland, radio personality Eddie Sanders, American Scene painter Emerson Burkhart, football star Chic Harley, the Nesser family athletes, entrepreneurs Eldon and Elsie Ward and much more.

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Feb
28
6:00 PM18:00

Lest We Forget: Sun Down Towns of Ohio

  • Columbus Metropolitan Library - Driving Park Branch (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This February Crossing Cultures Travel and Tours is participating in/hosting two presentations - on on urban gardening/farming and the other on Ohio's historic sun down towns.


On Thursday, February 28, Crossing Cultures Travel and Tours is hosting the discussion on towns in Ohio that legally, or by social practice, excluded African-Americans from being residents within those communities at the Driving Park Library Branch. This is of note for many now due to the recent movie "Green Book" (title refers to the book that was used as a guide to non-discriminatory hospitality establishments in the US)  that includes an example of what happens when this social prohibition is violated.

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Matters Laced Together:  First Meeting and Tigerland Book Discussion
Mar
7
6:30 PM18:30

Matters Laced Together: First Meeting and Tigerland Book Discussion

Matters Laced Together is a community group on the Near East Side that is focused on creating third places, or third moments through scholarship and wellness. Throughout the year, there will be multiple walk/run routes and book club meetings paces across the Near East Side.

This will be their first meeting for the year, kicked off with a discussion of Wil Haygood’s Tigerland, led by Julialynne Walker. Food will be provided. Come support this new community initiative!

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Mar
13
6:00 PM18:00

Women in Trades Learning Session

The Columbus Women’s Commission and the Community Workforce & Apprenticeship Committee invites you to attend the

Women in Trades Learning Session 

 

Hear directly from women working in the trades, and explore the benefits of this lifelong career!

 

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

6-7:30 p.m.

Dodge Recreation Center

 667 Sullivant Ave., Columbus 

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Feb
20
4:00 PM16:00

Bringing Up a Black Urban Gardener

This February Crossing Cultures Travel and Tours is participating in/hosting two presentations - on on urban gardening/farming and the other on Ohio's historic sun down towns.


On Wednesday, February 20, the Local Food Council is hosting their regular meeting at Flavor91, 5186 E. Main St., Whitehall where the focus of the discussion is key elements for developing an African-American urban gardener.

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Feb
14
5:30 PM17:30

February Community Hours with Council President Pro Tem Michael Stinziano

  • Columbus Library - Parsons Branch (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Council President Pro Tem Michael Stinziano will hold Community Hours in February across the City to listen to the issues and concerns of Columbus residents. 

“Significant issues confront our diverse City every day. I want to hear, firsthand, from my constituents about what concerns them as we work together to make our neighborhoods the best places to live, work, start a business and raise a family in Ohio,” said Stinziano.

Community Hours offer citizens the opportunity to tell Council President Pro Tem Stinziano what is important to them and how he and City Council can help. All members of the Columbus community are encouraged to attend.

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The African American Male Wellness Initiative: National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Feb
7
6:00 PM18:00

The African American Male Wellness Initiative: National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Description

Join The African American Male Wellness Initiative’s health screening committee (Columbus Public Health, Equitas Health, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, and FACES-Nationwide Children’s Hospital) as we come together for an evening of education and raising awareness about HIV in the black community. We will be discussing how African Americans are disproportionately affected by HIV, Of the 224 persons newly diagnosed with HIV in the Columbus TGA in 2016, over half (52%) were Black/African American non-Hispanic persons, decreasing transmission by using PrEP, and offering FREE HIV & STI screenings. There will also be a FREE dinner and raffle. Please RSVP to reserve your spot.


When: Thursday, February 7th, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Where: Lincoln Cafe. 740 E. Long St. Columbus, Ohio 43203

For more information please feel free to contact Mrs. DeVeonne White at 614-754-7511.

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Jan
26
10:00 AM10:00

Columbus City Council First Community Meeting of 2019

Who:
Columbus City Council
Councilmember Shayla Favor

When:
Saturday, January 26
10am

Where:
St. Stephen's Community House
1500 E 17th Ave, Columbus, OH 43219

What:

Council kicks off its 2019 Community Meeting series by introducing new Councilmember Shayla Favor during the January 26 meeting to be held at St. Stephen's Community House, 1500 E 17th Ave at 10am. Favor was selected to fill the remainder of the Council term vacated by former member Jaiza Page.

“I am humbled and excited to continue my service to the community,” said Favor. “I am ready to get to out there and work for the people of Columbus as your Councilmember.”

The Council Community Meeting series gives members more opportunities to listen to the needs and concerns of residents. In 2018, Council passed historic pieces of legislation that addressed retaliatory evictions, tax incentives and minimum and made direct investments in sidewalks, affordable housing and safety. Each piece of legislation was crafted from information gathered directly from residents.

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Jan
25
9:00 AM09:00

CWAT (Community Workforce Action Team) January Meeting

  • Jerry Hammond Building - Ohio Means Jobs Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Job Seekers Are Encouraged to Attend!!!

Hope your New Year is going well and you are off to a good start!


Wanted to remind all of our meeting coming up on 01/25/2019 beginning at 9am @ Ohio Means Jobs Center, 1111 E Broad Street, Columbus, OH, 43205


RSVP's are encouraged; but not mandatory to attend. 


RSVP at www.columbuscwat.wixsite.com/columbuscwat


A few employers who have already marked as attending are:


Teleperformance

Brightview

Dublin Schools

TigerPoly

Quantum Health

CEO Works

Staffmark

Greater Columbus Convention Center and more......


We are excited about this year and continuing building our relationships with our members both current and the newly established. We are committed to bridge the gap between employer, job seeker and community partners; we are glad that you are here with us on our journey. 


We hope to see you there!

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Jan
23
11:00 AM11:00

Senior Housing Stabilization Roundtable

Who:
President Pro Tem Michael Stinziano
Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging Specialist Patty Callahan
Senior Services Roundtable Vice Chair Fran Ryan
Franklin County Office on Aging Director Michelle Missler
Columbus Urban League Vice President and Chief of Program Performance 
and Innovation Arthur Hurst, Jr.
AARP Volunteer Ernestine Jackson

When:
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
11am  

Where:
Milo-Grogan Recreation Center
862 E. 2nd Ave., Columbus, OH 43201

What:

A panel discussion focused on how to empower older adults to age-in-place. The discussion will highlight current challenges experienced by older adults as well as programs and resources available to reduce these growing concerns. This event is sponsored by Columbus City Council and Age-Friendly Columbus and Franklin County.

The event will be broadcast via Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/mstinziano

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CANCELLED........Marshall starring Chadwick Boseman at The Lincoln Theatre
Jan
19
2:30 PM14:30

CANCELLED........Marshall starring Chadwick Boseman at The Lincoln Theatre

Join PACT for our Winter 2018-2019 Film Series.  We will be showing Marshall on Saturday, January 19, 2019.  Doors will open at 2:30 pm and the film will start at 3:00 pm.  Light refreshments will be served prior to the start of the film. We look forward to seeing you there. 

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Jan
18
5:30 PM17:30

Revisiting the Harlem Renaissance: 1914-1937 with Professor Amritjit Singh

  • OSU Department of African American & African Studies Community Extension Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Free and open to the public!

This talk on African American writers of the 1920s and 1930s will focus on how our perceptions of the Harlem Renaissance have been changing with new research in each decade since the early 1970s, when this literary phenomenon first received serious attention from literary scholars and historians alike.

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Jan
3
5:30 PM17:30

Campaign Finance Reform Public Hearing

  • Columbus City Council - Council Chambers (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Council President Pro Tem Michael Stinziano is hosting a public hearing to review City's campaign finance reform proposal. 

All interested citizens are invited to offer public testimony. Comments are limited to three minutes. Anyone wishing to address City Council on this matter must fill out a speaker slip between 8am-5:30pm on the day of the hearing at Columbus City Hall. 

This hearing is available live stream on the CTV website and broadcast on Spectrum, Channel 1024; WOW, Channel 3 and AT&T U-verse, Channel 99. The video will also be posted on the City of Columbus YouTube channel following the event.

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Dec
13
4:30 PM16:30

City of Columbus - Department of Neighborhoods - Neighborhood Pride Talent Show

  • King Arts Complex - Pythian Theater (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS


MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS TO SHINE AT NEIGHBORHOOD PRIDE TALENT SHOW

 The Department of Neighborhoods will host the 13th Neighborhood Pride Talent Show on Wednesday, December 19, 2018, at the Pythian Theater in the King Arts Complex at 6 p.m.. The event is free and open to the public. 

 The talent showcase will feature 6th, 7th and 8th graders from Heritage Middle School, Sherwood Middle School, Siebert Elementary 6th graders, South High School 7th and 8th graders, and Wedgewood Middle School – all located within the 2018 Neighborhood Pride areas.

 The top performers were selected from each school’s auditions. Since then, the students dedicated their Saturdays to working with arts professionals on their solo and group performances.  In addition, students pledge to be good citizens and give back community service hours to their neighborhoods. 

 “I am extremely proud of these young people for sharing their talents with the community,” said Mayor Andrew J. Ginther. “I look forward to their contributions as future leaders in our great city.”

 Department of Neighborhoods Director Carla Williams-Scott said, “The young people in our community are truly our future. Through programs like the Neighborhood Pride Talent Show we get to further connect them with their neighborhoods and our city. We are immensely proud of their work and dedication.”

Calendar Listing:  Neighborhood Pride Talent Show

Date:  Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 6 p.m.

Location: Pythian Theater, King Arts Complex, 867 Mt. Vernon Ave., Columbus, OH 43203

Contact:  614-645-7116, www.columbus.gov/neighborhoodpride

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Dec
13
2:00 PM14:00

Kick Off - Mayor Ginther's Reimagining Small Business Initiatives

  • Michael B. Coleman Government Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join Mayor Andrew J. Ginther as he announces the launch of the city’s small business and entrepreneurship-based economic development strategic planning process.  This process aims to identify and address key opportunities for advancements in how the City of Columbus engages in and supports inclusive economic development via small business and entrepreneurial activities.  This event will feature an economic panel discussion entitled: “Building a City-Sponsored Small Business Ecosystem."  Please see details below.

Thursday, December 13
2-4 p.m.
Michael B. Coleman Government Center
111 N. Front Street, Room 204

Panelists:

Steve Schoeny, Director of Development, City of Columbus: “Reimaging the Department of Development’s Role in the Small Business Ecosystem.”

Yasuyuki (Yas) Motoyama, Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning, The Ohio State University: Research-based perspective on city, metro, and regional entrepreneurship and ecosystem development based on his former role as Director of Policy and Research with the Kaufman Foundation.

Inna Kinney, Founder and CEO, Enterprise Community Development Institute (ECDI):  Impacts and outcomes of public investments in local entrepreneurship from job creation, economic inclusion and neighborhood regeneration perspective.

Kristy Campbell, Chief Operating Officer, Rev1 Ventures:  Company's mission to help diverse entrepreneurs build great companies. Tapping into her longevity in the industry, she helps guide founding teams in their critical first phases of growth to expedite their success and ensure they are poised for scalable growth.

Letha Pugh, Co-owner, Bake Me Happy, LLC:  Navigating the small business landscape of Central Ohio.

Charisse Conanan Johnson, Partner, Next Street , LLC:  Value propositions in performing small business ecosystem assessments and evaluations.   Next Street will also elaborate on work output, engagement process, timelines, and anticipated outcomes as well as address any questions.

Moderator:  Henry Golatt, Program Coordinator, Office of Small Business and Entrepreneur Development

RSVP-Celeste LaCour-Belyn at CCLaCour-Belyn@columbus.gov or 614-645-7067

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