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  • EXTENDED COVERAGE | Villagers stage pro-Palestine march

    What started as a conversation between coworkers at a local flower shop, blossomed into two consecutive days of collective action this past weekend.

  • International Peace Museum to launch nonviolence campaign

    The International Peace Museum in downtown Dayton is participating in a global initiative addressing the documented escalation in hate crimes and violence in recent years.

  • 2024 MLK march canceled; program, readings will proceed

    Several hundred villagers showed up in the cold and snow to march and honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Photo by Matt Minde)

    The 2024 Yellow Springs MLK Jr. march through town has been canceled because of extreme temperatures. The MLK Day program will proceed as scheduled, at 11 a.m., in the John Bryan Community Center gym.

  • Building Community | 25 years of home, for all

    This year, affordable housing nonprofit YS Home, Inc. reached two major milestones: The first phase of its upcoming 32-unit combined senior rental and all-ages, for-sale townhome development, The Cascades, was fully funded — and the nonprofit celebrated its 25th anniversary.

  • Building Community | Vibrancy and visibility in Yellow Springs

    Angie Hsu has taken a variety of routes to understand and build community — as an artist, an advocate, a translator, a cook, a business owner, a board member, even a goat farmer.

  • Building Community | ‘Encoded’ meaning, identity in Migiwa Orimo’s work

    Perhaps you’ve seen Yellow Springs-based artist Migiwa Orimo’s banners, created in collaboration with community activists: Visual representations of various social justice movements, screen printed in her studio through the Peoples Banner Project.

  • Sankofa Talk | More intensive antiracism work needed

    “Despite our touted reputation for social justice, and interracial harmony, has Yellow Springs secretly, silently, begun surfing the waves of racism and white supremacy that have been cascading across the county in recent years?”

  • Trans rights focus of Xenia protest

    On Saturday, Feb. 25, over 100 demonstrators assembled on opposite sides of the street outside the Xenia YMCA to express their views on the fitness center’s policy that allows transgender people to use the locker room that aligns with their identified gender.

  • 2023 Martin Luther King Jr. Day events set in Yellow Springs

    Villagers once again braved one of the colder days of the year to march in commemoration of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., and in support of his ideals. (Photo by Matt Minde)

    “The Fierce Urgency of Now” is the theme of the 2023 Martin Luther King Jr. Day activities scheduled Monday, Jan. 16, in the village.

  • SCOTUS overturns Roe v. Wade, Yellow Springs responds

    In a 6–3 decision, the Supreme Court of the United States has overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that affirmed the right to an abortion.

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