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United Way of Central Ohio is creating lasting change in our community. One way we do this is by providing you with opportunities to learn, connect and give back with others who are passionate about central Ohio. Will you join us?
Jul 22 12-1 p.m.
Learn United: What the State Budget Means for Children and Education
Join us to learn from local advocates and policy experts as they break down and discuss the effect the state budget will have on children and education in Ohio. While the budget will be signed by the time the session takes place, advocates will offer their reflections and provide strategies for how to stay engaged and continue to advocate for our community’s children and families.
Jun 17 12-1 p.m.
Learn United: The History of Juneteenth
Juneteenth is considered the “longest running African American holiday” and has been called “America’s second Independence Day.” However, activists continue to fight for its observance in many states. Please join us as we challenge our understanding of the holiday, explore the context of its history and discuss ways to honor its legacy.
Jun 14 12-1 p.m.
614 Day | Can You Name a Single Columbus Historical Fact? You Can’t? You’re Not Alone.
Most residents of central Ohio come from outside the metro area, across the country or around the world, meaning they are not well-versed on the city’s history. What do the Short North arches mean? What was the first tax approved in Columbus? Why did the state capital move three times before landing in Columbus? Full of importance, the city has a unique history with many great contributions to regional and national history. Established in 1812 as the first city in the United States solely created to be a state capital, Columbus was not an early success. Prosperity in the city is not evenly felt. Some neighborhoods struggle while others thrive. This session provides fun, quirky, interesting and historically noteworthy facts about Ohio’s capital and largest city, and how the past shapes our current day.
Jun 03 12-1 p.m.
Learn United: Supporting Our LGBTQ+ Community
Columbus runs on Pride! Since 1981, Columbus has been celebrating its LGBTQ+ community and is known as one of the most gay-friendly cities in the United States. However, there are still struggles and hurdles experienced by our LGBTQ+ neighbors. Join a panel of local leaders sharing their own pride and discussing the needs of our LGBTQ+ community and how we can best support them. Moderator: Solonas Karoulla, Relationship Manager at United Way of Central Ohio.