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Looking Forward: Contemporary Comics and Immigration

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Looking Forward: Contemporary Comics and Immigration

Cartoonists Khalil Bendib, Eric Garcia, and Alberto Ledesma will discuss their work on the topic of immigration, in conjunction with our current exhibit, Looking Backward, Looking Forward: U.S. Immigration in Cartoons and Comics. Book signing to follow. Jean and Charles Schulz Lecture Hall. This event is FREE and open to the public, and is co-sponsored […]

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Hilltop Unity March: Stop the Hate & Violence

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Hilltop Unity March: Stop the Hate & Violence

The Hilltop community is rising. It is one of the most diverse communities in all of Central Ohio. While it has its challenges, people from all backgrounds live together as neighbors and are doing amazing work to build a better community. Unfortunately, some people have allowed hate and fear to drive their actions — an […]

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‘The Other Box’ Poetry Reading at Bottoms Up Centers Around Columbus Immigrants

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman ‘The Other Box’ Poetry Reading at Bottoms Up Centers Around Columbus Immigrants

A 2015 snapshot of the contributions of Columbus immigrants estimated that immigrants account for nearly 25 percent of all population growth. This Saturday, a poetry reading featuring these immigrants and their children will open up conversation around this increasingly contentious topic and its effects on voices right here at home. Featured poets include Anisa Gandevivala, Ruth Awad, Ethan Rivera, […]

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Columbus Stands Behind Support of DACA

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Stands Behind Support of DACA

As the federal government scrambles to avoid a shutdown at midnight tonight, much of the conversation centers around the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. While national lawmakers struggle to reach a deal, many in Columbus are taking a firm stance behind supporting the program that provides protection for young unauthorized immigrants — commonly referred […]

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Double Comfort First Sanctuary Restaurant in Ohio

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Double Comfort First Sanctuary Restaurant in Ohio

While everyone is arguing about the legality and ethics of Sanctuary Cities, local social enterprise Double Comfort has wasted no time bringing the concept of Sanctuary Restaurants to Ohio. A step up from its sister term, a Sanctuary Restaurant is a business providing a safe and welcoming environment to refugees and immigrants, “but it also […]

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Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther Signs Executive Order on Immigration

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther Signs Executive Order on Immigration

Following through on a promise made earlier this week, local officials gathered on Friday to witness the signing of an executive order by Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther that supports and reaffirms the city’s pro-immigration and pro-refugee resettlement policies. “This reinforces and expands what we have been doing for decades,” stated Ginther. “It is also consistent […]

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Mayor and City Council President Renew Support for Refugee Settlement in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Mayor and City Council President Renew Support for Refugee Settlement in Columbus

Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther joined Columbus City Council President Zach Klein in announcing this afternoon that the City of Columbus would continue forward in its effort to accept refugees and immigrants, defying the executive order issued by President Trump last Friday. “Our immigrant population is part of the fabric of what makes Columbus so vibrant,” stated […]

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