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Community and culture events worth seeking out in Columbus this week

Community and culture events worth seeking out in Columbus this week
By Hoodline - Published on April 09, 2019.

Looking to get out into the community this week?

From celebrations of African-American accomplishments to LGBTQ+ initiatives, there's plenty to do when it comes to community and cultural events coming up in Columbus this week. Read on for a rundown.

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I Am the Voice: A Panel Discussion on Girls in the Juvenile Justice System

Sponsored by Rise Sister Rise and Central Community House, this event combines a poetry reading, panel discussion and networking reception for attendees to learn about and share insights into the growing population of incarcerated girls in the juvenile justice system.

"I Am the Voice" is a recently published book of poetry and artwork created by incarcerated girls, and the afternoon's event will center around the book's content as a starting point for discussion. 

When: Tuesday, April 9, 3-5 p.m.
Where: The Columbus Foundation, 1234 E. Broad St.
Price: Free
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Sankofa 2019

Join the Columbus Africentric Early College as it celebrates the impact of African-American community members living and working in Columbus on not only the local area but the global arena.

"Sankofa" is of Ghanaian origin and means to learn from the past to create a productive future, and this event will recognize 14 individuals who live this mission. Attendees are encouraged to dress in Sunday best or culturally-based attire.

When: Friday, April 12, 6-8:45 p.m.
Where: Columbus Africentric Early College, 3223 Allegheny Ave.
Price: Free
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AYL African Distinction Gala: Rooted in Royalty

This event, presented by the African Youth League, intends to recognize the accomplishments of African students and alumni in the areas of academics, athletics, leadership, community involvement, fine arts and many other areas. Attendees will receive a full course meal to enjoy during the celebration.

When: Saturday, April 13, 6-9 p.m.
Where: Fawcett Event Center, 2400 Olentangy River Road
Price: Free (AYL Paid Members and OSU Department Members); $10 (Students); $15 (General Admission)
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Art With Heart Benefitting Pets Without Parents

This annual fundraiser benefits Pets Without Parents, with 100% of the proceeds going toward the shelter. Attendees will receive a free drink ticket for their choice of a cocktail, beer, wine or coffee; hors d'oeuvres; and a gift bag. A cash bar and free soda will also be available. The silent auction will feature art by local artists and businesses.

When: Sunday, April 14, 1-4 p.m.
Where: Strongwater Food and Spirits, 401 W. Town St.
Price: $55
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SOUP 21: LGBTQ+ Initiatives

Presented by Columbus SOUP, this 21st annual event will revolve around discussing initiatives that promote visibility and advancement of LGBTQ+ programs in Columbus. Ticket price includes beer sampling. A raffle with prizes will also be held.

When: Sunday, April 14, 5-7:30 p.m.
Where: Pretentious Barrel House, 745 Taylor Ave.
Price: $7
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