"All we do, mija, is love. Love is the answer. Nothing stops it. Not borders. Not death."
In his final days, beloved and ailing patriarch Miguel Angel de La Cruz, affectionately called Big Angel, has summoned his entire clan for one last legendary birthday party. But as the party approaches, his mother, nearly one hundred, dies, transforming the weekend into a farewell doubleheader. Among the guests is Big Angel's half brother, known as Little Angel, who must reckon with the truth that although he shares a father with his siblings, he has not, as a half gringo, shared a life.
Across two bittersweet days in their San Diego neighborhood, the revelers mingle among the palm trees and cacti, celebrating the lives of Big Angel and his mother, and recounting the many inspiring tales that have passed into family lore, the acts both ordinary and heroic that brought these citizens to a fraught and sublime country and allowed them to flourish in the land they have come to call home.
Teeming with brilliance and humor, authentic at every turn, The House of Broken Angels is Luis Alberto Urrea at his best, and cements his reputation as a storyteller of the first rank.
Ezé is a musician from West Africa (Burkina Faso) and currently resides in Germany. He works to create opportunities for people from all backgrounds to break down barriers and to communicate and collaborate across cultures. He sings in French, German, and his native language of Burkina Faso. His music reflects the styles and traditions of many different cultures.
We are having a picnic on the patio!! Join us for a night of food, music, adult lemonades, and games! Proceeds from the evening will all be going towards Women Crafting Change! More details to come as the event gets closer!
What's better than a trip to the farmers' market on Saturday mornings? How about enjoying a Bloody Mary on the patio before and/or after you've shopped for all the fresh produce and local foods to get you through the week? Yeah, we thought so too.
Global Gallery is providing the booze; market producers are providing the fixings; and Wholly Craft is doing the mixing! Join us from 10am to noon for this special event.
Former New York Times columnist Anand Giridharadas takes us into the inner sanctums of a new gilded age, where the rich and powerful fight for equality and justice any way they can--except ways that threaten the social order and their position atop it. We see how they rebrand themselves as saviors of the poor; how they lavishly reward "thought leaders" who redefine "change" in winner-friendly ways; and how they constantly seek to do more good, but never less harm. We hear the limousine confessions of a celebrated foundation boss; witness an American president hem and haw about his plutocratic benefactors; and attend a cruise-ship conference where entrepreneurs celebrate their own self-interested magnanimity.
Giridharadas asks hard questions: Why, for example, should our gravest problems be solved by the unelected upper crust instead of the public institutions it erodes by lobbying and dodging taxes? He also points toward an answer: Rather than rely on scraps from the winners, we must take on the grueling democratic work of building more robust, egalitarian institutions and truly changing the world. A call to action for elites and everyday citizens alike.
Our Summer event series is back! Join us Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm for a night of music, drinks and food trucks! Kicking of this event series is October Ember! This event is sponsored by the Greater Columbus Arts Council.
Explorers Club Food Truck will be here serving amazing food!
Join us for for a fun evening on the patio! From 4-7pm 10% off all drink sales will be donated to Peace for Paws! Come out for a good cause
Ramble is back this month with another opportunity to try their coffee and learn about the different tasting notes and the coffee farmers!
Tickets can be purchased here!
Join us for our April book club meeting!!!
"In August 2014, twenty-nine-year-old activist DeRay Mckesson stood with hundreds of others on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, to push a message of justice and accountability. These protests, and others like them in cities across the country, resulted in the birth of the Black Lives Matter movement. Now, in his first book, Mckesson lays down the intellectual, pragmatic, and political framework for a new liberation movement. Continuing a conversation about activism, resistance, and justice that embraces our nation's complex history, he dissects how deliberate oppression persists, how racial injustice strips our lives of promise, and how technology has added a new dimension to mass action and social change. He argues that our best efforts to combat injustice have been stunted by the belief that racism's wounds are history, and suggests that intellectual purity has curtailed optimistic realism. The book offers a new framework and language for understanding the nature of oppression. With it, we can begin charting a course to dismantle the obvious and subtle structures that limit freedom.
Honest, courageous, and imaginative, On the Other Side of Freedom is a work brimming with hope. Drawing from his own experiences as an activist, organizer, educator, and public official, Mckesson exhorts all Americans to work to dismantle the legacy of racism and to imagine the best of what is possible. Honoring the voices of a new generation of activists, On the Other Side of Freedom is a visionary's call to take responsibility for imagining, and then building, the world we want to live in." -Amazon
Join us Sunday March 10th as we discuss Heartland by Sarah Smarsh! Our discussion will begin at 1pm!
"In this furious, regretful, and loving memoir, Sarah Smarsh examines the life of America’s rural poor through the microcosm of her extended family. Growing up working-class white on the Kansas plains, Smarsh enjoyed the freedom of a country childhood, but witnessed the hideous legacy of poverty in her relatives’ untreated illnesses, unsafe job conditions, abusive marriages, and addictions to everything from cigarettes to opioids.
Smarsh, now a writer and professor, created a stable professional life for herself using the same work ethic she saw in her parents, with talents they themselves might have developed had they been able to continue in school. What made the biggest difference: federal grants for first-generation students, and her determination to avoid early pregnancy. Her life’s work, she felt, “was to be heard,” rather than to become a mother, though the daughter she might have had feels so real that Heartland takes the form of an anguished letter to her.
For Smarsh, one of the cruelest blows the poor suffer is society’s assessment that they somehow deserve less than others. “People of all backgrounds experience a sense of poorness—not enough of this or that thing that money can’t buy. But financial poverty is the one shamed by society, culture, unchecked capitalism, public policy, our very way of speaking.” Heartland will make you check your privilege before you refer to anyone as “white trash” or “red neck,” and if you’re standing at a polling station, you might hear Smarsh’s voice in your ear. Her portrayal of what it feels like to be poor in America will persuade you that it’s not a fate any child should be born into. —Sarah Harrison Smith, Amazon Book Review"
Join us from 6-8pm at Global Gallery for an evening of soup and community in their beautiful Fair Trade coffee shop and art gallery located at 3535 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214.
What's Souper Heroes? So glad you asked. Enjoy all the complimentary soup and bread you want and take advantage of the opportunity to pay it forward into our Donation Slow Cooker benefiting Women Crafting Change. We will be celebrating our new shea butter lotion chip launch! We can’t wait for you to try some samples and enjoy some soup!
Hello Friends and Family! On Saturday December 8th we are celebrating you and your continued support for Global Gallery and offering you 20% off all retail purchases all day! Stop in and pick up fair trade gifts for the people on your list or maybe treat yourself!
We will have 20% off all day
From 2-4pm we will have a donation based Make and take to build your own wreath, all money will be donated to Women Crafting Change. This group is our December featured artist group.
From 5-8pm we will have a Dj, $3 cans of Rhinegeist and will be showcasing the art of Women Crafting change!
Stop by for a fun filled day!