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2018
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Articles About social justice

  • A partnership for Wilberforce and Antioch

    Antioch College and Wilberforce University are both small, private liberal arts colleges in Greene County. They were both founded in the 1850s. And in recent years they’ve both been trying to bounce back from financial and accreditation woes.

  • World in the house

    Last Saturday, Sept. 8, the World House Choir gave the second of four performances of ‘Bayard Rustin: The Man Behind the Dream,’ an oratorio that tells the story of a central, yet little-known, figure of the civil rights movement. Composer Steve Milloy was present, along with a standing-room-only crowd at Antioch College’s Foundry Theater. The piece was conducted by Jeremy Winston; narrator and soloists La’Shelle Allen and Keith Dean told the story in word and song. (Photo by Matt Minde)

    Last Saturday, Sept. 8, the World House Choir gave the second of four performances of the oratorio, ‘Bayard Rustin: The Man Behind the Dream.’

  • Seeking courage at MLK event

    The local celebration of the birthday of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. takes place on Monday, Jan. 15, at 11 a.m. at Bryan Community Center gym, a new location. Marchers will congregate at 10 a.m. in the Subway parking lot that day for the march downtown that precedes the event. Shown above is the 2017 MLK march, which was attended by hundreds although the weather was frigid. (News archive photo by Matt Minde)

    This year marks the 50th anniversary of the civil rights leader’s death. And to celebrate his legacy, the 2018 Yellow Springs Martin Luther King Jr. Day program has adopted a timely theme: “Courage to Take a Stand.”

  • Cold march, warm hearts

    A panorama view of the Bryan Center during the 2018 MLK Jr Celebration (Photo by Matt Minde)

    On Monday, Jan. 15, several hundred villagers honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday and legacy, Yellow Springs-style.

  • Activists are awake and watching

    Yellow Springs resident Susan Alberter (left front), the driving force behind Greene County Indivisible: Awake and Watching, was among a number of group members who participated in a rally Tuesday, Sept. 5, in downtown Dayton to protest the president’s efforts to rescind President Barack Obama’s executive order known as DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. An estimated 100 people, many from Yellow Springs, gathered outside U.S. Rep. Mike Turner’s regional office to urge Turner to help retain the legal status of 800,000 young people called “Dreamers.” (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    They’ve been dressing up in chicken suits each Monday and visiting downtown Dayton with signs suggesting that U.S. Representative Mike Turner, whose regional office is there, might be “a chicken” for not meeting yet this year with local constituents in a town hall setting.

  • A Free Press in a State of Hate

    Resist!

    I’ve noticed that many around us are feeling overwhelmed and fatigued. Through listening, I’ve learned that what many of us are experiencing in this intensity for the first time is what billions of people of color feel each and every day.

  • Annual MLK lecture features voice for social change

    The Coretta Scott King Center will present a keynote by Rev. Traci Blackmon, a national voice for social justice, on Tuesday, Jan. 17. The event will be held at 7 p.m. in the Wellness Center.

  • One song with one purpose

    World House Choir director Cathy Roma directs members of the choir in a recent rehearsal. The choir was rehearsing for their upcoming program “Come Sit at the Welcome Table,” which features songs in a variety of languages and highlights themes of inclusion and unity. The group is composed of approximately 100 singers from all over Miami Valley. The program will be performed in Yellow Springs on Sept. 7 and 9, at the First Presbyterian Church. (Photo by Dylan Taylor-Lehman)

    The upcoming concert series by the World House Choir, “Come Sit at the Welcome Table,” references the numerous ways the theme of inclusion is part of its performances.

  • Living, learning in the real world

    Alexandra Scott, known in Yellow Springs as Alex, posed outside the Spirited Goat on a recent afternoon. The Dayton Street coffeehouse is one of her favorite village haunts. A poet, activist and events coordinator extraordinaire, Scott moved here in 2012 and has gradually made the village her home. (Photo by audrey Hackett)

    Meet Alexandra Scott: event planner, poet, activist, coffeehouse lover, future entrepreneur, villager.

  • Activist presses for justice for John Crawford

    Villager Bomani Moyenda is leading a group of people, including several from Yellow Springs, seeking justice for the family of John Crawford III, who was shot by police in the Beavercreek Walmart in 2014. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    About 40 people gathered to hear local activist Bomani Moyenda and the Reverend Jerome McCorry, of Dayton, respond to the latest developments in the 2014 Beavercreek Walmart shooting case.

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