• Kenneth Crooks, Jr.
    Executive Director Emeritus

  • As times change, what previously was a ‘dialogue about race’ has evolved into a holistic approach to diversity in our community and beyond.

    One Columbus, has also evolved, strengthening its core mission: striving to inspire, motivate, promote diversity, and ensure that each member of the community is respected and valued. Recognizing and appreciating diversity is an obligation to which each of us must be committed. If we accept and act on this challenge, then Columbus will truly become a ‘One Columbus’.

Items of Importance July 5, 2012

One Columbus Items of Importance July 5, 2012

TONIGHT: 6PM Chattahoochee Valley Public Library  – Prejudice Reduction Seminar Lecture III

The One Columbus Prejudice Reduction Seminars continues this evening with a lecture from Associate Professor Amira Jarmakani. Prof. Jarmakani is the Director of Graduate Studies in the Women’s institute at Georgia State University. She works on questions of race, gender, ethnicity and representation in U.S. popular culture. In recent research, she has analyzed orientalist representations of Arab and Muslim womanhood in varied contexts, such as the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, early twentieth century tobacco advertisements, contemporary advertisements and photographs, and the contemporary “American belly dance” movement.

Her publications include: “Imagining Arab Womanhood: The Cultural Mythology of Veils, Harems, and Belly Dancers in the U.S” 2008, “Belly Dancing for Liberation”,“Mobilizing the Politics of Invisibility in Arab American Feminist Discourse” MIT Electronic Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, and “Gender Nation and Belonging: Arab and Arab American Feminist Perspectives.” Jarmakani is a Recipient of the 2008 NWSA Gloria E. Anzaldúa book prize “Narrating Baghdad: Representing the Truth of War in Popular Nonfiction.”

Currently, Associate Professor Amira Jarmikani is working on a project about mass-market romance novels set in the Middle East (called “desert romances”). Using a Cultural Studies framework, she is studying reader-generated weblogs and message boards to explore popular perceptions of Islam and the Middle East.

To see pictures and articles of previous Prejudice Reduction Seminars please visit our website:
Seminar I with Prof. Denny Clark

Seminar II with Prof. Abdullahi An-Na’im

The concluding session on 19 July with a panel of representations’ from various religions in the Columbus community.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Contact: Rose Espinola 706-315-0162

12 July, One Columbus Seventh Annual Golf Tournament – Robert Trent Jones Grand National Golf Course, Opelika

The One Columbus Board of Directors is pleased to announce the Seventh Annual One Columbus Unity Golf Tournament, which will be held at the Robert Trent Jones Grand National Golf Course in Opelika, Alabama on Thursday, July 12, 2012.

The Golf Tournament is our major fundraiser, which helps us fund our annual programs in effort to build bridges across ethnic, economic, religious, and social barriers that have the potential to divide our community.  The brand of our tournament within the community has taken root; your help is particularly important in maintaining this as a quality event.  We realize this can only be accomplished through the generosity of you and your corporation.

Now is the time to get your team together for this year’s event!  Please contact us for more information or to get involved.

Contact DJ Jones 706-681-1136

Musical Extravaganza – Hosted by NAACP Columbus Branch – Sunday 29 July

This event is a free event open to the public and the community at large!

The event is open to those who may have a group, choir, dance team, or some other talent that would like to participate on the program.

Join the NAACP Columbus Branch as we celebrate the gifts of unity, music and the arts as a community! It’s going to be an event that you do not want to miss!

Contact: 1st Lady Bunkley @ 706.405.8771 or via email at stephanielynn1972@gmail.com


Columbus Times Announces it’s 37th Annual Summerfest Cultural Festival

The Columbus Times are having their 37th Annual Summerfest Cultural Festival. This event includes lots of free things for the community, entertainment, food, gifts, family and children’s health expo & more!

They are now collecting school supplies – backpacks, pencils, pens, paper, glue, glue sticks, erasers, folders, binders, rulers, crayons, pencil boxes, etc. They also need food, gift and expo donations and volunteers!

All donations can be brought to 2230 Buena Vista Road, or mail monetary donations to P.O. Box 2845, Columbus, GA 31902. If you have a business or healthcare practice that would like to have a booth, contact the Times directly!

Contact The Columbus Times: 706 324 2404

For community activities, don’t forget to check the Consolidated Government’s website at: http://www.columbusgacalendar.com/

One Columbus
Rose Espinola – Editor

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