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50 Years Tribute

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THE SPIRIT AND LEGACY OF 50 YEARS OF CHANGE

This year, the college’s theme is “50 Years,” in remembrance of the important milestones in our country’s response to poverty and inequality.

Among these milestones are Dr. Martin Luther King’s I Have a Dream speech on August 18, 1968, President Johnson’s proposal for a War on Poverty during his January 8, 1964 State of the Union address, and President Kennedy’s 1963 call for civil rights legislation that ultimately became law on July 2, 1964 as the Civil Rights Act of 1964. These events were followed a year later by the creation of Medicare and Medicaid, and the Voting Rights Act.


What do these milestones mean to you? Check back regularly for upcoming events that honor this momentous era. 

 

EVENTS

A Reading of the Letter from Birmingham Jail
Honoring Civil Rights Struggles, DISCO Welcome Reception
Thomas Kiffmeyer Lecture
Poor Kids
2014 Robert J. O’Leary Memorial Lecture
Inequality For All
KING

OSU & COMMUNITY EVENTS

Community Cookout & Food For All Festival, Sunday, August 31, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Antrim Park Shelter House, 5800 Olentangy River Rd., Sponsored by Clintonville Beechwold Community Resources Center & The Ohio State University College of Social Work
Film: Nourish International’s Screening of What Matters?
April 17, 7 p.m., 100 Independence Hall, The Ohio State University, Free of charge
Poverty Summit
3rd Annual Ripple of Hope Awards Luncheon
Poverty Simulation
EOC Rally in the Alley

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Call For Action [PDF]
Announcement to Students and Faculty [PDF]

BLOGS

Access to Education as an Avenue out of Poverty [PDF]
Did the War on Poverty Fail? [PDF]
50 Years Later [PDF]
What Would King Say Now? [PDF]