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Nov
8
5:30 PM17:30

Columbus Crossing Borders Project Exhibit: Official Opening

  • Broad Street Presbyterian Church - Palmer Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Columbus Crossing Borders Project Exhibit is coming to Broad Street Presbyterian Church, 760 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205.

Monday, November 5 - Sunday, November 18, 2018 in Palmer Hall.  This traveling exhibition of paintings by 34 local artists is based on stories told by refugees and in response to the anti-immigration sentiment and racism in our country. The group exhibition is installed as a mural, with elements of each painting reaching into the next artwork. On Thursday, Nov. 8, 5:30-7:30 p.m., the exhibit officially opens with a showing of their documentary film, Breathe Free, with a Q&A session after.

Learn more at: www.columbuscrossingbordersproject.com.

Exhibit Show Hours: Monday – Friday, 11 am to 4:30 pm and Sundays, 9 am to 12:30 pm.

 

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Oct
30
6:00 PM18:00

Opiates in the Black Community

Opiate Crisis Community Connectors Presents: Opiates in the Black Community. You are invited to an open dialogue about opiates in the black community. We have invited County Commissioners, School Board members, ADAMH Board members, Public Health officials, Ministers, Imams, Columbus Police, Franklin County Sheriffs, Columbus Fire Department, Columbus City Council, the Mayor’s office, mental health agencies, chemical dependency agencies and others! Please come be a part of the dialogue.

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Drug Drop-Off
Oct
27
10:00 AM10:00

Drug Drop-Off

Protect Your Family and the Environment.  Unused or unwanted medicines can harm families, the community and the environment. Drugs can be abused (accidentally or intentionally) and flushing them poses the threat of chemicals entering our lakes, rivers, streams and drinking water. Bring your unwanted, unneeded or expired prescription and over-the counter pills to Columbus Public Health.

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Mansa Men: Health.Wealth.Mindfulness (Young Male Development Program)
Oct
27
9:00 AM09:00

Mansa Men: Health.Wealth.Mindfulness (Young Male Development Program)

  • ECDI: Economic & Community Development Institute (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Mansa Men is a FREE personal development program that positions young Black men for success at work and at home through mindfulness, skills development, and exposure to strong Black male role models within the hospitality and entrepreneurship fields. During monthly training sessions participants will be taken through programming that increases their ability to perform on the job and in life. Each session, participants will be provided with training and guidance in the areas of healthly living, mindfulness, and entrepreneurship.

The goals of the Mansa Men program is to provide young men (aged 13-18) with the opportunity to learn skills necessary to be healthy in mind, body and spirit, to cope with new and at times high stress situations, and to feel empowered to start their own business. Using a lens of trauma-informed care, Mansa Men has been specifically curated to provide high impact training over a short period of time – meditation and yoga to center the mind in the midst of change/crisis; soft skills development to encourage leadership, self-empowerment, and preparation for a multitude of environments; and hard skills to prepare them for success in an industry with a relatively low barrier to entry, increasing the likelihood of employment upon program completion.

The program will run every 4th Saturday from October 2018 thru June 2019.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BEYOND EVENTBRITE: VISIT rebrand.ly/mansamen - you must register your son via this link and attend one of the mandatory sessions in order to be considered for this experience.

Mansa Men - the name defined. The program name was derived from Mansa Musa who ruled the Mali Empire in the 14th century and his land was laden with lucrative natural resources, most notably gold. He is known as the richest man in history. Mansa means king, emperor, or sultan. A name defines character and we would like instill in these young men the reality that they are rich in mind, body and spirit and they naturally possess the resources within them to achieve any and all of their life goals and choices.

This program is a collaboration between Maroon Arts Group, Willowbeez SoulVeg, and Food Fort and is funded by Columbus' My Brother's Keeper Initiative.

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Financial Wellness - Black Lifestyle Empowerment
Oct
25
5:30 PM17:30

Financial Wellness - Black Lifestyle Empowerment

The Financial Wellness Lifestyle Initiative is dedicated to helping African American men take pride in learning how to expand their use of money by enhancing their perception about personal finances, entrepreneurship, investments and more!

This Initiative will create a platform for open dialogue about money matters, connect families with financial resources and teach them how to generate and leverage income properly. We will emphasize the importance of removing the stigma that’s often associated with conversations about money and advocate for programs that address the science of using money as a tool.

This event will take place at the new Martin Luther King Branch located across from East High School.

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CCF7: Power - Creative Control Fest
Sep
28
to Sep 29

CCF7: Power - Creative Control Fest

Join us for CCF7: POWER.  September 28-29, 2018 in Columbus, OH and learn about how creatives like you are helping change the course in expanding industries.  Connect, Create, Build...Power.  Speakers.  Workshops.  Vendors.  Connection.  For more information and to register go to: www.creativecontrolfest.com.

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Back Stage at the Lincoln
Sep
20
7:00 PM19:00

Back Stage at the Lincoln

Visual Artist Showcase Thursday, September 20, 7 pm Talle Bamazi, Shelbi Harris Roseboro, and Antoinette Savage will each share their art and creative processes followed by a Q&A. A sampling of their work will also be on display. Born in Kara, Togo, West Africa, Talle Bamazi is a visionary and painter with a mission to show the world that Africa means more than violence—it has a soul and a purpose. He uses his artistic gifts to educate, instruct, and instill value in the past, as the past dictates the future. Inspired by life, love, and community, Shelbi Harris-Roseboro’s artistic genesis lies in color and culture. She continues to push artistic boundaries through new mediums and creative collaboration. Antoinette Savage’s work is a collection of memories of the lives of her ancestors, designing dolls and wearable art with recycled fabric and found objects. She loves using bright, bold, “Kool-Aid”-colored fabric scraps as the signature palette of her artistic expression. Tickets on sale for $10.

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NES Hop: Cheer for Chlorine with author Blake Washington
Aug
25
10:30 AM10:30

NES Hop: Cheer for Chlorine with author Blake Washington

  • Columbus Metropolitan Library - Martin Luther King Branch (map)
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If you are a fan of reading, science, and fun, this is the event for you! During this hour of fun and learning, author and scientist Blake Washington will do a reading while conducting interactive experiments with all those in attendance!! The first 40 attendees will receive a FREE copy of one of her books, either Cheer for Chlorine and Hooray for Helium!

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NES Hop: Sunday Brunch presented by The Ohio State University Hospital East
Aug
19
11:30 AM11:30

NES Hop: Sunday Brunch presented by The Ohio State University Hospital East

Guests of this event will enjoy a delicious brunch in the Franklin Park Conservatory’s beautiful Worthington Industries Veridian Room AND a day-pass to Franklin Park Conservatory that includes admission to the newly opened Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Children’s Garden. In addition, you will be able to hear from the accomplished musician, songwriter, seasoned vocalist Subrina Tutstone!

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Bronzeville Growers Market: An Urban Farm Stand Experience for Adults and Youth
Aug
16
3:00 PM15:00

Bronzeville Growers Market: An Urban Farm Stand Experience for Adults and Youth

  • Bronzeville Growers Market (Corner of 17th) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Every Thursday, 3-6 pm (August 16 - September 27, 2018).  Fresh Ohio Vegetables, Herbs, and Fruit, Baked Goods.  Special them activities: Health (Sep 13); Seniors (Aug 16; Sep 20); Gardening (Aug 23; Sep 27); Youth (Sep 6).  Harvest Festival: August 30.  The Ohio State University Hospital East Demonstration Food Truck: September 27.  Sponsor: Bethany Presbyterian Church.  Partners: Maroon Arts Group, Linden Garden Association, Yellowbird Foodshed, The Ohio State University Hospital East.

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African American Cultural Festival
Jun
2
11:00 AM11:00

African American Cultural Festival

The African-American Cultural Festival, produced by the Columbus Recreation & Parks Department with support from the Department of Neighborhoods, celebrates freedom and equal rights through opportunities to experience the rich history of the African-American culture.  The event will showcase local talent while honoring history and community through live music, spoken word and dance performances in Columbus’ historic King-Lincoln District.  Activities for the entire family include KidsZone fun, community and wellness resources, food vendors and an educational walk along the Long St. Cultural Wall—a landmark exploring the history of the Near East Side of Columbus, recognizing individuals who have helped make the neighborhood what it is today.  This family-filled day of fellowship, food and fun is open to all with free admission. 

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