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Main Library

96 S Grant Ave
Columbus,43215United States

June 2019

Facing the Divide: Finding Our Truth. Reconcile Our Differences.

June 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library, 96 S Grant Ave
Columbus,43215United States
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The African Diaspora in Columbus is comprised of many beautifully distinctive cultures and identities. Join the Columbus African Council and other community partners for a conversation about how we, as diverse people of African descent, empower each other collectively and move beyond the silos and fragmentation that strive to keep us divided. Conversation will be moderated by Kimberly Brazwell of Kimistry LLC.

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Africans in Columbus

June 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Library, 96 S Grant Ave
Columbus,43215United States
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Africans in Columbus

A networking event highlighting and discussing the union with Africans living in Columbus. Exploring how our unity can impact the African continent. The vision of the African Union is that of: “An integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in global arena.”

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July 2019

State of Black Wealth

July 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library, 96 S Grant Ave
Columbus,43215United States
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Wealth, an individual’s or family’s financial net worth, can function as a generational stepping stone that older generations pass on and future generations benefit from and build over time. However, due to racial discrimination and institutionalized bias that prevented the accumulation of black wealth: from slavery, then indentured servitude under Jim Crow, segregated housing and schooling, to the seizure of property — the median black family owns just $3,600, just 2 percent of the $147,000 of wealth the median white…

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September 2019

Carnegie Author Series: Author Talks with Jesmyn Ward

September 22
Main Library, 96 S Grant Ave
Columbus,43215United States
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Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is announcing the lineup of its 2019 Carnegie Author Series: Author Talks at Main Library. Sunday, Jan. 27 | Wil Haygood, author of Tigerland Monday, Feb.11 | James and Deborah Fallows, co-authors of Our Towns Sunday, March 10 | Paula McLain, author of The Paris Wife Sunday, May 5 | Craig Johnson, author of The Walt Longmire mystery series Sunday, Sept. 22 | Jesmyn Ward, author of Sing, Unburied, Sing All programs are free and open…

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