• 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 September 13, 2012

Building a Village Saturday September 15, 10 am @ Fourth Street Baptist Church

Business, parents, students and educators are key stakeholders in “building a village” to support high expectations for all students. Participants in the forum will be asked to contribute to a SWOT analysis to determine the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats facing the community in efforts to create a shared vision for closing the educational achievement gap among students in Muscogee County.

Special guest speakers to include: Dr. Michael Forte, principal of Marshall Middle School, Debbie Callero, from Girl Scouts of Columbus, GA, and Tracy Hargrove a parent of four local students.

For more information contact Dorothy Williams: 706-322-1689 or Theresa El-Amin 706-821-1107

 E Pluribus Unum Thursday September 20, 6pm @ Columbus Public Library


E Pluribus Unum is an annual lecture/ discussion event in Columbus that covers prominent current issues that examine the U.S. Constitution and its applicability to modern themes. As the fundamental document to which all Americans look for guidance, the E Pluribus Unum series has proven to be a highly anticipated and popular event since its inception in 2005.


This year’s discussion will cover the controversial Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (January 21, 2010) case. This Constitution prohibited the government from restricting political expenditures by corporations and unions. With 2012 as an election year, the implications of this decision for us are more than ever relevant today.

We look forward to your participation in this year’s engaging program.

For more information contact: 706-315-0162

 The Annual Unity Service is October 21, 2012 @ Northside Chapel

The annual Unity Service serves to declare Unity among people denominationally and racially.

 One Columbus encourages all to register to vote! Pass the following link along!

Complete your GA online Voter-Registration here at:


 Voter Registration Campaign @ Macon Road Public Library

The Mayor’s office is running a voter registration campaign for three Saturdays in September (8th, 15th, and 22nd). This is a great opportunity to make sure you are registered to vote! In the state of Georgia if you have not voted in 6-8 years you can become ineligible to vote and will have to re-register.  They will also be offering FREE voters I.D.’s to those in need.

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One Columbus

 Laura Hart

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