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Ohio State University Story Ideas for Media 9/22/17

SÕL-CON: The Brown and Black Comix Expo – Sept. 29. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s Latinx Space for Enrichment & Research (LASER) will hold an all-day event that includes an expo, panels and workshops. There will be a screening of “Black Scripts, White Supermen”; K-12 friendly 'zine, cartoon, comics and digital animation workshops; and panels on publishing spaces, fandom in Latino and African-American comics, and scholars and artists uniting. The Expo will take place on the Ohio State campus and is free and open to the public. CONTACT: Frederick Aldama at aldama.1@osu.edu or 510-367-9112. SEE: http://odi.osu.edu/laser/events/sol-con-the-brown-and-black-comix-expo/.

Lecture on the politics of resentment – Sept. 27.The Democracy Studies Program will host Katherine Cramer, author of the book The Politics of Resentment: Rural Consciousness in Wisconsin and the Rise of Scott Walker, from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27, in room 165, Thompson Library, 1858 Neil Ave. Mall.Cramer is professor of political science and director of the Morgridge Center for Public Service at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She will discuss the nature of current right-wing populism in the United States, drawing on her extensive examination of rural voters in Wisconsin. The talk is free and open to all. CONTACT: Elizabeth Tarpy Alcalde, Alcalde.1@osu.edu, 614-247-4462. SEE: https://artsandsciences.osu.edu/news-events/events/katherine-cramer-politics-resentment.

Psychological Services Center introduces service to address opioid and substance use in Central Ohio – Sept. 28. The Department of Psychology’s Psychological Services Center will host an open house to announce its new, free services to address opioid and other substance use from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28, in room 035 Psychology Building, 1835 Neil Ave. During the event, clinical graduate students and supervisors will offer tours and discuss the center’s use of cognitive-behavioral therapy. CONTACT: Elizabeth Tarpy Alcalde, Alcalde.1@osu.edu, 614-247-4462.

Distinguished Hispanic Ohioans Awards Gala – Oct. 14. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is partnering with the Ohio Latino Affairs Commission to host the 37th Governor’s Distinguished Hispanic Ohioans Awards Gala. The event honors individuals and organizations that have demonstrated outstanding achievements in their professional or community service endeavors. This year’s honorees include Ohio State professor Francisco Gomez-Bellenge (Distinguished Hispanic Ohioan Award) and Ohio State alum Tracy Najera (inaugural Distinguished Latinx Service Award). Gala is open to the public, and tickets are available. CONTACT: Yolanda Zepeda, zepeda.1@osu.edu. SEE: https://odi.osu.edu/events/2017-governors-distinguished-hispanic-ohioan-awards-gala/.