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Search for Amber Evans Renews Focus on Mental Health for Community Organizers

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Search for Amber Evans Renews Focus on Mental Health for Community Organizers

In a small office in a long hallway — what its frequenters call the Movement Hallway — in a big building in Olde Towne East, there’s a community holding space, a unique community of organizers and fighters for liberation. One of theirs is missing.  Amber Evans, a tiny human with a powerful voice, a friend […]

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Local Organizations Say Increased Discipline and Police Presence in Schools Could Do More Harm

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Local Organizations Say Increased Discipline and Police Presence in Schools Could Do More Harm

Today, on the month anniversary of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida that took 17 lives, local organizations are gathering at the Ohio Statehouse for a press conference and vigil to raise awareness of currently pending state legislation. Students with the Voices of the Unheard, as well as the People’s Justice Project (PJP) and the […]

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Activists Respond to End of Community Safety Initiative: “It’s A Small Win”

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Activists Respond to End of Community Safety Initiative: “It’s A Small Win”

After a year of back-and-forth with local government, the People’s Justice Project (PFP) celebrated a small victory when Mayor Andrew Ginther announced the termination of the Community Safety Initiative and the reallocation of public safety funding in the 2018 Operating Budget for the City of Columbus. The initiative, which involved placing plainclothes officers in high […]

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Gallery: People’s State of the City Rally Asks ‘Where is Mayor Ginther?’

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Gallery: People’s State of the City Rally Asks ‘Where is Mayor Ginther?’

Tuesday evening saw the gathering of local activist organizations outside the Bluestone on East Broad Street, where Mayor Andrew Ginther, members of Columbus City Council, and the Columbus Partnership were having their donor dinner. PJP member Amber Evans, who led the rally, described the Columbus Partnership as “a string of corporations, of businesses, of health […]

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Activists Want Columbus Police Officer Zachary Rosen Fired for Assaulting Suspect

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Activists Want Columbus Police Officer Zachary Rosen Fired for Assaulting Suspect

One of the groups behind Justice for Henry Green has released a statement in response to a video released on Monday, which showed Columbus Police Officer Zachary Rosen kicking restrained suspect Demarko Anderson in the head. “We are appalled, though not surprised, by the actions taken by Columbus Police officers in this video,” said the […]

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