There are several activities taking place in Columbus designed to bridge racial groups. Some occur monthly, others happen once a year. Here's a brief outline of events.
- Race Relations Breakfasts are held the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at Ruth Ann's Restaurant at 7:30am.. An average of 30 participants find an opportunity to discuss current issues affecting the community--particularly as they relate to race and diversity.
- The Community Prayer Breakfast happens quarterly at 7:30am on the Plaza Level of theGovernment Center. People of all faiths will gather to pray for the community.
- The Annual Recognition Dinner is a region-wide event that will be held January 13, 2006. More than 300 guests are expected to gather and recognize an individual or organization that has made a significant contribution to diversity in the community. The award is displayed on the Plaza Level of the Government Center .
- National Family Week recognizes families and businesses that are family-friendly during Thanksgiving Week each November and is co-sponsored by the Family Center , The Resource Center, The Chamber of Commerce, and One Columbus., Inc.
- The Dare To Dream Summit is an annual event sponsored by Leadership Columbus Alumni with the MCSD and One Columbus where high school students are free to dialogue about diversity and race relations. More than 110 students participate in these frank discussions each year.
- Study Circles at Columbus State University have included over 200 students and 25 faculty in these structured dialogue groups that culminate in action forums that address identified issues in the community.
- The CSU/CCG Servant Leadership/Cultural Diversity Seminars have touched nearly 200 law enforcement officers in a special course designed to educate participants about techniques and methods for dealing with diverse populations.