From the beginning, fired Ohio State band director Jon Waters has vowed to clear his name. Waters claims he was in the process of making changes to the OSU band culture before the investigation that cost him his job. Those changes are detailed in a report Waters gave investigators last month.
Columbus Speaks: Women, War, and Peace
Representatives of several refugee communities in Columbus talk about the issues raised in the PBS series Women, War, and Peace, and Nasro’s Journey, a film by Tariq Tarey and Doug Rutledge about a Somali refugee in Columbus.
- Marian Ghed, director of United Somali Refugee Women
- Khadra Mohamed, who works with the Center for Somali Women’s Advancement
- Debarati Bardhan, president of Asha-Ray of Hope, which supports and counsels victims of domestic violence in Ohio, especially in the South East Asian community
- Nadia Kasvin; the co-founder of US Together, Incorporated, a refugee resettlement agency affiliated with the national Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society
- Nga Nguyen, Community Liaison Coordinator for US Together
- Suhad Koshan, a refugee from Iraq who resettled in Columbus.