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'Let Your Light Shine' event

The W's chapter of Democracy Matters will host, "Let Your Light Shine" Friday, 6:00 p.m. at Books and Boards in downtown Columbus. The first annual "Let Your Light Shine" event is open to all local community members as well as W students, faculty and staff. The event will honor the legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer by educating participants about Hamer. Students also hope to start a community-wide conversation about the importance and effectiveness of grassroots organizing and bring community members together to think about how they can strengthen democracy and improve politics. Attendees will learn about Fannie Lou Hamer's life and activism as well as practical steps they can take to get involved in politics, including information about organizations already working to mobilize Columbus citizens.