Thursday, February 11, 2010

Six Degrees of Dublin

Friday, February 12, 2010

Dublin, Ohio celebrates 200 years in 2010. A successful place like Dublin doesn't reach that age without a whole lot of people, most of them unsung, doing the things that make a city, a community. In creating the web series 'Six Degrees of Community' we spent a lot of time pondering what kind of people make a place like Dublin tick. More to the point we thought about how those kinds of people are connected in ways they don't even realize.

Monthly, leading up to Historic Dublin's September Bicentennial Celebration, we'll chronicle those special people that make Dublin what it is today, and what it will be in the future. A place that thriving small businesses and large corporations both call home. A city that builds beautiful and forward thinking schools, and takes care of those who find themselves struggling with life's sometimes difficult circumstances. A community that nurtures the arts and throws open it's doors for thousands every summer at The Memorial and Dublin Irish Festival.

In 'Six Degrees of Dublin' we'll highlight some of those people who do the "heavy lifting" required to make Dublin more than just common zip codes and freeway exits... much more.

The evening will start off with a panel discussion on sustainability and the importance of local foods and farming. The guest moderator is Timothy Wolf Starr of The SBB and the panelist include Jaime Moore from Wayward Seed Farm, Jamie Adkins, City of Dublin Sustainability Programs Administrator, and Michael Jones, Executive Director of Local Matters.

After a brief panel discussion we will premiere the initial video episode of 'Six Degrees of Dublin'. Upon conclusion of the video we'll have musical performances from Fade To Blue and Jared Mahone.

We will conclude the evening with light snacks and networking in the lobby of Abbey Theater.

The 'Six Degrees of Dublin' video and event project is a collaboration between OnScene, Palestra Creative, JAM Sessions and the Historic Dublin Business Association (HDBA) that takes a multi-touch approach to showcasing the current status of Dublin, Ohio's local community. This event is free and open to the public.

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