NW Ohio is a battleground in the migrant farm laborer rights movement. In 1978, 2,000 migrant workers walked off their jobs at Northwest Ohio’s Campbell Soup facility, citing workplace injustices. Those brave activists were all members of The Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC), founded in Toledo almost a decade earlier by Baldemar Velasquez in effort
It’s the 3rd Thursday in May and we’re ready to get outside, feel inspired and finally enjoy some warm weather. Fortunately, this past winter— paired with bouts of bizarre midwestern weather— didn’t force Toledo creatives into hibernation. Instead, they’ve been organizing events like the Glass City Film Festival, inviting pedal-powered beasts to town, writing poetry, creating art
Help turn ideas into fully supported community projects during the Toledo Soup Spring Social. The volunteer-led, micro funding event will give four organizations, selected based on their proposal to the committee, the opportunity to present their idea to attendees. The winning group will head home with the proceeds generated by the attendee’s $5 entrance fee.
The Fulton County Indivisible Alliance, part of the national, progress Indivisible political movement, will host an event to educate, organize and mobilize calls for change into action. During the Indivisible Conference: Revitalizing Democracy, speakers interested in supporting social justice will share their insight. Guest speakers include: House Representative Teresa Fedor (D-45), who will address human
In the age of “alternative facts” and fake news, it’s no wonder many are asking the question Father Jim Bacik seeks to answer in his upcoming, Thursday, May 18 lecture— Political Discourse Today: Is Truth Dead? Fr. Bacik will explore how destructive political debates, full of polarized rhetoric and personal attacks, have hurt current conversations.
Lace up your shoes, put your pup on a leash, and get ready for a 1.25 mile walk for the Toledo Humane Society’s 32nd annual Bark in the Park. Enjoy games for pups and kids, great food, live entertainment and plenty of cute pets. The donations raised help to care for more than 4,000 animals