Oct. 5, 2022 (COLUMBUS, OH) – On Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022, at 5 p.m., YWCA Columbus will host its 5th annual Activists and Agitators, entitled: Confronting Our Past, Constructing Our Future. This educational and empowering event, which is taking place at Columbus State Community College (Mitchell Hall), will focus on a future where housing and resources are equitable for everyone.
“This is an important conversation, as we’re still seeing the effects of redlining all around Columbus today,” said Lea Goldsmith, event projects manager at YWCA Columbus.
This year’s event is an opportunity for the community to learn more about the manufactured divisions in Columbus that led to the ongoing housing challenges still faced today, including “urban revitalization” projects that destroyed entire neighborhoods over several decades.
YWCA Columbus is also debuting “Undesign the Redline,” a national interactive exhibit that explores the history of structural racism. Undesign the Redline will be on the second floor of Mitchell Hall through Nov. 7, 2022, before moving around the city to other locations.
“There aren’t many in-person passes left, but we still have plenty of virtual passes available!” said Goldsmith. “We hope attendees will be more aware of unfair housing practices and will be inspired to advocate for more equity in their own communities.”
About YWCA Columbus
YWCA Columbus defies the status quo that puts women, people of color, and the underprivileged on uneven footing. By fostering dialogue and providing practical resources and education, we promote empowerment and inclusion. YWCA Columbus initiates systematic social change that will create a Columbus of peace, justice freedom and dignity for all.