‘The Topic’ event taking place today offers the community an opportunity to talk about Ohio politics

“It started as a downtown discussion, but we found that we could have more participation if we made it available at home as well. That’s why we’re announcing the Zoom site. That way, people who don’t want to be part of a group yet, because of masks and things like that, don’t have to. They can still participate, and we’ve had a pretty good response to that as well,” Vaughn said.

At this month’s community roundtable, attendees will discuss the 2022 election in Ohio as well as other recent developments in state politics. The virtual discussion will be moderated by John Forren, executive director of the Menard Family Center for Democracy at the University of Miami. To register, go to https://miamioh.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_O6Q8nEd_SluGmofZ0Qnrqg.

The program “What is your story? is another community favorite. The program will take place on Tuesday, March 8 at 7 p.m. with special guest Kathy Klink. Klink is a retired school administrator, city council member and community volunteer.

“She brings a lot to the community with her volunteerism, her experience as a former school superintendent of the local Lakota school district, and she has lived in Hamilton virtually her entire life,” Vaughn said. “She has a long track record. This program will be a live program downtown with an audience, and we always get a good audience for these programs. We’ve been doing this program for five or six years,” Vaughn said.

The “What’s your story?” program will be recorded by TvHamilton and made available for later viewing.

Another program, “Meditation and Practice of Mindfulness” will be offered every Saturday in March at 2 p.m. negativity, or to calm the mind and body. Techniques can vary, but in general, mindfulness meditation involves deep breathing and awareness of body and mind. The group meets in person every Saturday. Miami University Regionals Downtown Hamilton Center is located at 221 High Street in downtown Hamilton.

“We’ve been trying to rebuild our audience for each of these programs, since the pre-pandemic period, which is almost two years ago now,” Vaughn said.

A variety of programs will continue to be offered in person and virtually. The programs are offered at no cost to participants. For more information, contact John Vaughn, Coordinator, Miami University Regionals Downtown Hamilton at (513) 785-1821, or email [email protected]

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