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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.