2020 Holiday Giving and Gifting Catalogue
2020 Holiday Giving and Gifting Catalogue
Dec
04
2020

Articles About Anti-racism

  • Banner up

    On Friday, Sept. 4, a new Black Lives Matter banner was raised across U.S. 68 on the north end of the village.

  • Council recommits to anti-racism

    At their Aug. 17 virtual meeting, Village Council members agreed to move forward to meet the demands of local anti-racist rally organizers and take other steps to address racism locally after tensions escalated between the two groups in recent weeks.

  • Village Council— Anti-racist steps demanded

    Organizers of recent weekly anti-racism rallies downtown aired criticism at Council’s July 20 virtual meeting of Village efforts to address racism.

  • ‘Empower Black Women’ — Hear speeches from weekend rally

    On Saturday, July 11, villagers met for the seventh weekend in an ongoing demonstration against racism and police brutality. Listen to speakers from the demonstration, which bore the theme “Empower Black Women.”

  • Racism in village often covert

    The YS Community Foundation Encore Miller Fellows helped support the Courageous Conservations series, organized by The 365 Project and the Yellow Springs Havurah to address issues of race. Here, one local group met earlier this year. From left is David Seitz, Vivian Markley, Kirk Weigand, Megan Bachman, Mori Rothman, Karen McKee, Moya Shea, Marianne MacQueen, Lauren Heaton (obscured), and Locksley Orr. Also participating in the group was Rich Bullock and Encore Miller Fellow Jalyn Roe, who co-facilitated with MacQueen. A new round of Courageous Conversations is starting up in the fall. Those interested in participating should contact Encore Miller Fellow Len Kramer at len2654@gmail.com, or 937-572-4840. (Submitted photo)

    Facing Race: This is first in a series on the impacts of racism in Yellow Springs and local anti-racist efforts and activities.

  • Council declares racism ‘public health crisis’

    At its June 15 regular meeting, Village Council declared racism a public health crisis and committed to taking “meaningful action” to respond to the “death, trauma and injury caused by institutional racism.”

  • The social utopia of the ‘Mystic Knights’

    Former members of the Mystic Knights of Nowhere and H.U.M.A.N met earlier this year at the Yellow Springs Library to reminisce. From left: Neal Crandall, Pam Davis, Joan Chappelle, Aminullah Ahmad, Donna Silvert, Priscilla Moore, Victor Garcia, Tanya Fetcho and Mike Miller. (Submitted photo )

    It was during the late 1970s at an idyllic riverfront property in Clifton that a group of Yellow Springers came to form a legendary, diverse social club.

  • Antioch reunion finds ties with past, future

    Around 70 volunteers are on the Antioch College campus this week for the annual work project ahead of the college’s reunion this weekend. Pictured harvesting garlic on the Antioch College Farm are, from left, Yunus Brevik, class of 2003, Mary Bowman, class of 1949, and David Nekimken, class of 1968. (Submitted Photo by James Lippincott)

    Michael Higginbotham, author of “Ghosts of Jim Crow: Ending Racism in Post-Racial America,” is the inaugural speaker in a new seminar series named in honor of famed civil rights advocate and federal judge A. Leon Higginbotham Jr., a 1949 graduate of Antioch College and also Michael Higginbotham’s father’s first cousin.

  • Celebrate 10 years of The 365 Project

    The 365 Project celebrates 10 years of engaging the community on issues of race and preserving local black history with an event on Sunday.