July 18 marks 100 years since the birth of Nelson Mandela. And, this Centenary will be recognized by Nelson Mandela International Day, an opportunity to consider the power of his life and legacy. Plus, the Jefferson Avenue Center will join this global event with a day-long celebration.
Through his life, Mandela called on others to “make the world a better place.” So, those who continue to be inspired by his courage are encouraged to follow his example in fighting poverty and promoting social justice. This year, The Nelson Mandela Foundation is dedicating Mandela Day to Action Against Poverty. The goal is to continue to advance his legacy and bring about change.
The Jefferson Avenue Center’s Mandela Day event features outdoor yoga, a drum call, and a special art exhibit in the Carriage House. Plus, you can enjoy delicious food and a happy hour event. So, come join the celebration and commit yourself to becoming part of Mandela’s legacy and the global movement for good.
8:30 a.m. - Outdoor yoga with Mrs. Victoria Frye on the lawn, between 67 and Thurber House
9:30 a.m. - An exciting drumcall
11:30 a.m. - Enjoy lunch from delicious food trucks
5 p.m. - Happy Hour in the Carriage House
All Day - Art Exhibition in the Carriage House
If you are looking for ways to join the fight against poverty, you can give your time or money to a number of organizations dedicated to helping the homeless. The Columbus Coalition for the Homeless and its partners are always in need of support. Or, you can volunteer to prepare or serve meals at Faith Mission and the Open Shelter.
Also, Capital Crossroads SID works daily to help the homeless population downtown through the efforts of our two full-time Homeless Outreach Specialists who help those in need move into long-term housing. And, if you see someone who may need help, you can call our hotline number at 614.228.5718.