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Kimberly C Rhyan
Oct 4, 2016

A Courageous Conversation in Action

Oct 4, 2016 by Kimberly C Rhyan

A Courageous Conversation in Action is the newest event in the Courageous Conversations series. The evening will feature an inspiring conversation between Artist, Community Leader, and Columbus State Alumni Richard “Duarte” Brown and Community Volunteer, Mentor, and Columbus State Student, Donte Woods-Spikes with Columbus State President David T. Harrison. The two community advocates will reveal how they have each used their talents to impact social justice.

The event will also include a Q & A session and “Pass the Brush” activity, where participants consider how to implement social justice in their own lives. Original art by Richard “Duarte” Brown will also be on display.

Wednesday, October 19
6-8 p.m.
R.S.V.P. Here
Columbus State Community College
Columbus State Conference Center Ballroom
315 Cleveland Ave
Columbus, OH 43215

Meet our Featured Speakers

Richard Duarte BrownRichard "Duarte" Brown, known as Duarte, is a master artist with the TRANSIT ARTS Youth Arts Program and the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education's Art in the House Program. For more than 20 years, Duarte has dedicated his talents to helping young people in Columbus

Donte Woods-SpikesDonte Woods-Spikestakes volunteering to the next level. The East Side resident reads to children at the local library, volunteers at church, organizes a meetup for local young men, and works with a white Columbus police officer to build connections in the community.

About Courageous Conversations

In response to recent, tragic cultural conflict in our communities at national, state, and local levels, Columbus State Community College - our region's most diverse higher education institution - invites Central Ohioans to engage in a meaningful dialogue on race and ethnicity. We are calling this initiative Courageous Conversations.


Kimberly Brazwell
Special Assistant to the President for Diversity Initiatives
(614) 287-2403