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Join Us: The Big Table Dinner, Community Culture & Identity

  • Ohio State African American and African Studies Community Extension Center 905 Mount Vernon Avenue Columbus, Ohio 43203 (map)

On August 28, PACT is joining a community-wide effort called The Big Table. On this one day, thousands of people representing different backgrounds, neighborhoods, and interest groups are participating in hundreds of conversations to discuss how we create a strong and connected community.

 Columbus is made up of many unique neighborhoods with impactful legacies -- and our favorite is the Near East Side. The PACT geography comprises:  Woodland Park, Saunders Park, North of Broad, historic Bronzeville, the King-Lincoln District, and more!  The PACT geography is racially, socially, culturally, and economically diverse, while it is anchored by a strong African-American heritage.  PACT is committed to honoring this heritage and shedding light on how the past continues to influence the present as we build an inclusive future.  Deidre Hamlar, JD, Associate Director of the AAAS, Community Extension Center, local cultural historian and native of the area will facilitate a discussion about the Near East Side’s community culture and identity.

Together with the AAAS Community Extension Center, we invite you to join us for dinner as we listen and learn from each other.

Conversation Theme: Dinner, Community Culture & Identity

Place: Ohio State African American & African Studies Community Extension Center

Address: 905 Mt. Vernon Ave. Columbus, OH 43203

Time: 5:30 p.m. Dinner Served, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Conversation

Please RSVP by Friday, August 23 to if you would like to attend this fun and important conversation.