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KATE SCHULTE TRIBUTE: BE THERE AT THE HOT TIMES FESTIVAL TRIBUTE LATER THIS SUMMER
The Kate Schulte Tribute at the Hot Times Festival not only pays homage to an important figure who contributed significantly to the Columbus community, it is an opportunity to further goals she and Hot Times shared: nurturing arts and culture to promote community interaction and understanding, volunteerism, equal justice, cooperation, and community unity and rejuvenation.
Kate died a few days after last year’s festival and it was the first festival at which she did not work a volunteer shift. Her law office was in Old Town East and that community was particularly important to her. The work she did as a lawyer in this community was devoted to the civil rights of all people, but especially to those of African-Americans, women, and the disabled. As a major force in anti-discrimination suits against the city of Columbus, she would have been gratified to see the new African-American fire chief and the new female police chief. She has a tangible memorial in the curb ramps on every corner in the city. She was a warrior for justice.
The tribute performance will feature works and commentary reflecting her commitments to equal justice, equal rights, and community. With enough funding, we will also offer educational workshops. These may include youth jazz workshops, workshops on the relationship between arts and culture and social change, and workshops on social justice issues.
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