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January 19, 2023

Columbus Bar Foundation to Host 2nd Annual Civics Education Event at Greater Columbus Convention Center

Contact: Casey Oleen (

On March 30, 2023, the Columbus Bar Foundation will host "Democracy Matters", a special dinner event for local high school government and history teachers and students.

We are inviting two teachers and six students from each school. Registration is required and there is no cost to attend. Please click the red "Register Now" button below, fill out the form with two teacher's names and six student's names that will attend and email the completed form to Casey at no later than March 3rd. Please include the best email to receive important information about the event in the coming weeks. 

This event will include a sit-down dinner and parking, free of charge. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post and MSNBC will be the main speaker with remarks from NBC4 anchor and attorney, Colleen Marshall. In addition, students and teachers will have the rare opportunity to meet face-to-face with local state and federal judges and other prominent leaders over dinner.

We are confident this will be a meaningful and memorable event. Judges and the entire legal community believe it imperative to support good civics education and diminish the rancor evident in too many current discussions about America and its future. Mr. Robinson will attempt to answer substantive questions from students to the extent time permits. Please ask your designated students to consider submitting one or two questions no later than March 20th, to Casey at

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This program is brought to you by the generous support of the Chester Family Professional Fund.

Books for this event are provided by our local community partner, Gramercy Books.

Donate Now to the CBF, no donation is too small!


Resources Available

Teachers: The Columbus Bar Foundation prepared a Resources for High School Civics Education handout for the event, with helpful links to a number of local and national resources. 

Check it out now!

This event is not political. It is intended to recognize and encourage strong teaching and to inspire students to learn about civics and history in these times when too many discussions become polarized.

Contact Us

Columbus Bar Association
230 West Street, Suite 100
Columbus, OH 43215

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Phone: (614) 221-4112
Fax: (614) 221-4850

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