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Photos: Snapshots of Community Pride in Its Second Year

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Photos: Snapshots of Community Pride in Its Second Year

Grassroots LGBTQ pride festival Columbus Community Pride celebrated its second year on June 15 at Mayme Moore Park in King-Lincoln Bronzeville, as an alternative to the pride festival Downtown put on by Stonewall Columbus. The theme of the festival, “Decades of Resilience” was apparent throughout, as well as the main purpose for the festival — […]

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Decades of Resistance: Community Pride Ditches Police, Rainbow Capitalism

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Decades of Resistance: Community Pride Ditches Police, Rainbow Capitalism

Columbus Community Pride, a grassroots pride festival, is back for its second year, themed “Decades of Resistance.” Fifty years since the Stonewall riots, this year intends to serve as a reminder of the injustices, struggles, wins and losses that have formed the movement for LGBTQ rights today. “I think that that point in time in […]

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Community Remembers Rubén Castilla Herrera, a Radical in Work, Life & Love

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Community Remembers Rubén Castilla Herrera, a Radical in Work, Life & Love

If you’ve never met Rubén Castilla Herrera, you’ve probably at least seen his face or read his name; his life’s work was activism, and he spent the better part of 20 years dedicated to it here in Columbus.  While known widely as a fighter for immigrant rights and the Latinx community, Herrera could be found […]

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10th Annual Women Have Options Abortion Access Bowl-A-Thon

  10th Annual Women Have Options Abortion Access Bowl-A-Thon

Take direct action for reproductive freedom by making a HUGE difference in the lives of those needing abortion access and have a TON of fun! Join us for the 10th annual Women Have Options – Ohio Abortion Access Bowl-a-Thon! Together we’re going to raise $60K for abortion access in Ohio! How do I get involved? […]

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Activists, Beer Enthusiasts Find Common Ground in Climate Change

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Activists, Beer Enthusiasts Find Common Ground in Climate Change

They crowded into the small annex in the Land-Grant brewery in Franklinton, lovers of hops and barley and the Earth on which they grow, come to hear a four-person panel discussion on how climate change threatens everyone’s favorite beverage. This was the latest and last Defend Our Beer event put on by Defend Our Future […]

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Wild & Scenic Film Festival

  Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Ohio River Foundation (ORF) is excited to bring the Wild Scenic Film Festival On Tour to Greater Columbus at the Gateway Film Center. The Wild & Scenic Film Festival works with environmental groups across the globe to host the film festival as a way to reach into their communities and bring together a diverse audience […]

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Yoga for Activists: A Trauma Informed Workshop

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Yoga for Activists: A Trauma Informed Workshop

What is the role of self-care in the struggle for dignity, freedom, and justice? Join YWCA Columbus for an interactive discussion on second-hand trauma—a type of trauma typically faced by front-line advocates and activists within marginalized communities—and the role of wellness and self-care in sustainable social justice movements. In addition to the discussion, two instructors […]

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