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Lectures Events in Akron/Summit County

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25th Anniversary of ‘The Shawshank Redemption’

Tue., Oct. 22, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

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Author and Largely Literary co-founder Mark Dawidziak presents a program based on his upcoming book "The Shawshank Redemption Revealed," which will be published in September, the 25th anniversary of director Frank Darabont's film adaptation of Stephen King's novella. Filmed in Ohio and starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman, "The Shawshank Redemption" has risen in popularity since its release in 1994, reaching No. 1 on IMDB's list of most-loved movies. Dawidziak conducted more than 70 interviews for the book, talking to King, Darabont, Robbins and Freeman, as well as extras, supporting players and behind-the-scenes talent. 330-467-8595

Connection Trumps Conflict Talk for Social Justice Allies

Fri., Nov. 15, 7-9:30 p.m.


Unprecedented polarization of ideology has permeated our country and our attempts at civilized dialogue. How do we come back together? How do we hold conversations with those we care about but disagree with? How do we keep them from dissolving into rancor, or compromising our own values?With humor and deep insight Connection Trumps Conflict explores strategies for changing attitudes, behavior, and group culture. 3307016887

Dismantling Racism One Conversation at a Time, a Workshop Intensive

Sat., Nov. 16, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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This workshop intensive takes the social justice ally step by step through a process designed to expand and enhance the ability to navigate situations that challenge us. Dr. David Campt, author of the White Ally Toolkit and former advisory board member for President Bill Clinton’s Initiative on Race, provides a practical approach on how to engage in difficult conversations. Tickets include lunch and materials. sliding scale offered. 3307016887

FREE Wellness Workshop

Third Thursday of every month, 7 p.m.
Barlow Community Center 44 S. Oviatt St., Hudson Akron/Summit County

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Learn how to live a happier and healthier life toxic free. Meet Joy Wright, a toxicologist educator and learn about how to replace toxic products you use in your home and on your body either safe and green alternatives. For more information visit facebook.com/LiveWELLwithJOY. 330-388-2224

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