Sullivant’s Travels is a site-specific journey through the mind of a building – namely Ohio State’s newly renovated Sullivant Hall, home to the university’s dance department. World-renowned director and choreographer Stephan Koplowitz developed eleven simultaneous performance elements featuring artists from OSU’s Department of Dance, School of Music and Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and [...]
Black Ohio Lawmakers Oppose Stand-Your-Ground Bill
A group of black lawmakers in Ohio is circulating petitions to help keep a stand-your-ground proposal from being passed in the state.
The bill would allow people to use force to defend themselves without having a duty to first retreat.
Debate over such measures has increased following George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the 2012 Florida shooting death of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman identifies as Hispanic; Martin was black.
The president of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus says the state’s current self-defense laws are sufficient and shouldn’t be expanded.
Cincinnati Rep. Alicia Reece says the group is gathering signatures to show the governor and legislative leaders that the measure isn’t wanted.
The bill also eases rules on concealed weapons.