Student Organizations

 Audio Engineering Society

Audio Engineering Society

Founded in 1948, Audio Engineering Society (AES) is an international organization dedicated to audio technology. Columbia's chapter is made of songwriters, TV post-production engineers, DJs, and composers. We tour recording studios, host guest speakers, build our own cables, and more. Regardless of your specific area of interest, if it involves audio, we'd love to ...

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AAF Ad Club of Columbia College Chicago

AAF Ad Club of Columbia College Chicago

AAF Ad Club aims to connect alternating majors across Columbia to produce high quality and creative work for a personal and professional portfolio. Emphasizing the importance of art and advertising connections, we want to make appearances within agencies and young professional competitions. We strive to network with other clubs at Columbia as well as plan ...

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Acoustical Society of America

Acoustical Society of America

The Acoustical Society of America is a national organization centered around the study and practice of professional acoustics. Anyone with an interest in the field is encouraged to join. Our chapter focuses on providing resources for and introducing students to the world of acoustics through tours, talks, and projects. We meet every Wednesday in LL01 of ...

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AlphaLab

AlphaLab

AlphaLab is a club devoted to the furthering of the Columbia College Chicago game-making community. Our goals are as follows: - Enlarging our working portfolios - Teaching students something new every week, preferably something outside their concentration - Practicing working together in a friendly environment - Giving newer students a chance to do/learn more about game creation without feeling intimidated ...

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American Sign Language (ASL) Club

American Sign Language (ASL) Club

The ASL (American Sign Language) Club at Columbia College Chicago aims to make students catalyst in cultivating a friendly educational environment that helps students grow personally and gain awareness of the Deaf and ASL community by developing ASL language skills, and creating relationships within the Deaf community. Come by the ASL Center once a month on ...

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Asian Student Organization

Asian Student Organization

The Asian Student Organization (ASO) at Columbia College Chicago is dedicated to creating a community for Asian Pacific Islander American students by building cultural awareness through social and educational events. We are the only pan-Asian organization on campus and all students are welcome to participate! In addition to school events we do a lot of ...

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Audio Arts and Acoustics Activity Association

Audio Arts and Acoustics Activity Association

AAA Activity Association is a club that is designed to help organize and manage major events such as Open House and Manifest, among others! Activity Association’s goal is to both help the department with big event projects, while also teaching students the important aspects of social networking, business management, and event planning. Join us at our ...

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Black Student Union

Black Student Union

Mission Statement: To provide and promote the unity of Black/ African-American students at Columbia College Chicago. We aim to serve as a voice for black students and to establish a sense of identity, community and pride. Black Student Union will focus on bringing our diverse culture to the campus, allowing all students to be exposed ...

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Chinese Student and Scholar Association

Chinese Student and Scholar Association

Columbia College Chicago Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CCC-CSSA) is a student organization dedicated to promoting social, intellectual and cultural activities for Chinese students and scholars at Columbia College Chicago as well as interested members in the CCC community. It strives to provide opportunities and benefits for its members by facilitating exchange of information between ...

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Columbia Alumni

Columbia Alumni

Includes all Columbia College Chicago Alumni only events. ...

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Columbia College Chicago Animation Association

Columbia College Chicago Animation Association

The Columbia College Chicago Animation Association organization is for animation students and students interested in animation. This organization was founded to help encourage young animators and connect them. Our goal is to teach our fellow students what we know about animation and create lifelong friendships that would span into our careers. We want to help ...

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Columbia College Chicago Comedy Club (5C)

Columbia College Chicago Comedy Club (5C)

Columbia College Chicago Comedy Club (5C) is a group of comedians, writers, and performers collaborating to improv their stand up comedy and comedic sketch skills. Together we pitch ideas, work out our sets, write and rehearse sketches, and make fun shows for fellow Columbia students to see! Join us at our weekly meetings every Thursday at ...

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Columbia College Chicago DJ Club

Columbia College Chicago DJ Club

Columbia College Chicago DJ Club (CCCDJ) is a club looking to bring together the DJ talent on campus. We want to help students network with other students and give them time to practice their craft and perform at dance events, DJ battles, DJ Showcases, and other events all over campus. Weekly meetings every Friday from 1-3pm ...

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Columbia College Chicago Feminists

Columbia College Chicago Feminists

Columbia College Chicago Feminist Club (C3F for short) creates a safe space for people of all gender identities to come together to support, advocate for, discuss, and think through the complexities of gender inequality. The club welcomes students who care about issues surrounding gender, including but not limited to the rights of all women and ...

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Columbia College Chicago Speech Team

Columbia College Chicago Speech Team

The Columbia College Chicago Speech Team will work to encourage and promote competition within the forensics community, as well as help students improve and polish their public speech skills and ability. This team will work closely together in a way that will promote a sense of competition, teamwork, and unity. President Najee Chatman Primary Chair LoJayn Ottman Associate Chair Eritrea ...

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Columbia College Democrats

Columbia College Democrats

Columbia College Democrats (a chapter of the national College Democrats of America) strives to extend the mission of the Democratic Party by providing students an opportunity to learn, discuss, and debate about our current political climate on a small and large scale level, as well as carry out activism that aligns with the beliefs of ...

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Columbia College Fashion Association

Columbia College Fashion Association

Columbia College Fashion Association (CCFA) is the student-run fashion organization on campus. We aim to bring together the student body through networking events, group bonding events, and putting on events that expand out into helping the community We meet every Thursday at 6:30PM in 618 S. Michigan Ave. 10th Floor, join us! Email us at CCCFashionAssociation@loop.colum.edu President Kendell ...

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Columbia Music Collective

Columbia Music Collective

A student resource meant for teaching students professionalism and collaboration in the Chicago music scene outside of the classroom. We also teach online marketing as well. Join us at our weekly meetings on Wednesday at 624 S. Michigan Ave. at 6PM! Contact us at ColumMusicCollective@loop.colum.edu Chairman/President Alexandre Erouart Head of Operations Noah Sims Head of Recruitment/Talent Jacob Coker Primary SOC Representative Alexandre Erouart Secondary SOC Representative ...

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Columbia Pride

Columbia Pride

Founded in 1990, Columbia Pride is a student organization dedicated to fostering a radically inclusive LGBTQIA+ community on campus. Weekly meetings and other events promote open discussion, social engagement, and activism, as well as forming intentional, accessible spaces free of harassment, judgement, or other discrimination. Follow us on Facebook! Join us at our weekly meetings every ...

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Columbia XA

Columbia XA

Columbia XA is a community of authentic followers of Christ with a heart to share and show God's love to the Columbia College student body and community at large. We aim to do this through active service, community and discussing relevant topics from a biblical perspective. Join us at our weekly meetings every Thursday at 5pm ...

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Cru

Cru

Cru is a caring community passionate about sharing Christ with others. We meet every Thursday from 6:30-8:00 pm in 916 S. Wabash, Rm. 215. We hope to see you there! Contact us at Cru1@loop.colum.edu President Lauren Van Reken Vice President Christian Nisbit Primary SOC Representative Abigail Thompson Alternate SOC Representative Lauren Van Reken Faculty Advisor Mary Mattucci ...

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Dungeons and Dragons Club

Dungeons and Dragons Club

Dungeons and Dragons Club organizes and teaches players to play the famous roleplaying game as well as other games. We run through games and campaigns of fun and original stories crafted by the game master or based on a game module. Fight as your personally created hero or villain through a heroic or evil quest! ...

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Editors Guild of Columbia

Editors Guild of Columbia

The Editors Guild of Columbia provides students networking and learning opportunities in all areas of postproduction through monthly meetings; site visits to companies that specialize in postproduction services; visits by media professionals; and participation in industry events. Join us at our monthly meeting on Wednesday at 4:30pm in 1104 S. Wabash, email us for further details! Contact ...

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Experimental Film Society

Experimental Film Society

The Experimental Film Society offers an opportunity for interested students to explore facets of filmmaking that lie outside of the traditional, Hollywood style - this could mean anything from non-traditional storytelling, cinematography, editing, or even 3-D, Virtual Reality, and Projection Mapping technologies. You can find us on Facebook! President Will Ojeda Vice President Gabe Lyons Treasurer Nicholas Swanton SOC Representative Will Ojeda Secondary ...

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Fandom Club of Columbia

Fandom Club of Columbia

Who doesn't like feeling like part of a family. Fandom Club of Columbia (FCC) is all about that warm fuzzy feeling you get when you meet someone with the same interest as you. In the club we'll watch and discuss our members favorite films, tv shows, and books. Join us at our weekly meetings, every Friday ...

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Franc

Franc

Franc—at Columbia College Chicago—is a club for the aspiring francophone and the avid francophile. Our purpose as a club is to offer a space for French conversation and the exploration of French culture: including cinema, literature, cuisine, and fashion. We welcome Francophones of all levels, including native French speakers. Join us at our weekly meetings on ...

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Green Roots Club

Green Roots Club

Green Roots Club is an environmental organization aimed at informing students of environmental issues as well as giving them a space to bring up issues they find important. Our meeting dates for 2017-18 year are as follows: Sep. 7, 21 Oct. 5, 19 Nov. 2, 16, 30 Dec. 14 Jan. 25 Feb. 8, 22 Mar. ...

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Herstory

Herstory

Herstory works to empower students through conversations with female entrepreneurs, innovators, artists and leaders. As members of Herstory, you will work within a team of passionate students to find and contact speakers and plan monthly conversations between students and these women. Please join us at our meeting every other Wednesday at 6:45pm in the Library! Contact us ...

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Hillel

Hillel

We are the catalyst for students to explore, define their Jewish identity at Columbia. The only pluralistic Jewish organization serving thousands of students: Metro Chicago Hillel. We meet in campus buildings and coffee shop. All our events are open to all students, and several times a year we work to bring all our communities together for ...

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Hip Hop Club

Hip Hop Club

Our mission is to empower Columbia College Chicago students through teaching of true Hip Hop culture, and organizing events on campus centered around Hip Hop. Our meetings rotate on Tuesday and Thursday in the Haus at 6:30pm (623 S. Wabash Ave., 1st Floor). Email us at hiphopclub@loop.colum.edu President Jina Ballenger Vice President Diamond Reid Secretary Tyree Harris SOC Representative Jina Ballenger Secondary SOC Representative Tyree ...

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Illustration Student Group (ISG)

Illustration Student Group (ISG)

CCC's Illustration Student Group (ISG) is a student organization with a strong identity within the professional and academic community of design. The ISG connects the institution’s Illustration curriculum and the professional industry through academic integrity, personal aesthetics and ethical professional practices. Columbia College Chicago illustrators will endeavor to advance the field of illustration based on ...

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Improv Club

Improv Club

The Columbia College Chicago Improv Club creates an environment for the education, growth, and showcasing of new and experienced improvisers and their skills in the CCC community. We strive to cultivate an encouraging improv community and network within the college as well as expose the club members to the professional improvisational comedy community in Chicago. Contact ...

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International Student Organization (ISO)

International Student Organization (ISO)

The International Community at Columbia is one of the richest and most diverse on campus. The International Student Organization aims to not only provide a heathy place for students from other countries but also to help educate and foster relationships with domestic students. Join us at our meeting every Friday starting at 5pm at 618 S. ...

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Japanese Anime and Manga

Japanese Anime and Manga

JAM is an organization that celebrates Japanese popular culture by holding weekly meetings to watch Japanese anime and dramas and holding discussions on the anime we watch. Join us at our weekly meetings every Tuesday from 7-10pm at 600 S. Michigan Ave., Room 921. Contact us at JapaneseAnimeandManga@loop.colum.edu President Jeremy Conry Vice President Luis Concepcion Secretary Liam Kelly Treasurer Caroline Schultheis Event Coordinator Anna Goldberg Primary ...

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K-Pop Dreamers

K-Pop Dreamers

Kpop Dreamers is dedicated to uniting Columbia students from all walks of life and all cultural backgrounds who share a passion for Korean kpop music, dramas, cultural events, and food. We want to inspire each member of Kpop Dreamers to stand out and be part of a group that celebrates individuality. Contact us at kpop.dreamers@loop.colum.edu President ...

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Latino Alliance

Latino Alliance

Latino Alliance improves student life by creating a supportive atmosphere through Empowerment. We provide opportunities for academic and professional advancement through events that center on promoting cultural, educational, political, and community connections. Join us at our weekly meetings every Wednesday at 5pm at 618 S. Michigan Ave. 4th Floor - MCA! Email us at latinoalliance@loop.colum.edu President Gabriela ...

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M.O.V.E.D

M.O.V.E.D

M.O.V.E.D. is comprised of masters-level graduate students in the dance/movement therapy and counseling program at Columbia College Chicago. It is our mission to promote dance/movement therapy and provide creative initiatives through performance, sponsored events, and volunteering opportunities for students, staff, and faculty, as well as for the greater Chicagoland community. Contact us at moved@loop.colum.edu President Aliza Roth Vice ...

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Muggles Association of Columbia

Muggles Association of Columbia

The Muggles Association of Columbia brings the magical world of "Harry Potter" and other fandoms to life through in-depth discussions, debates, activities, and community events relevant to topics in literature and entertainment, including an annual student-run convention. All Wizards, Witches, and Muggles are welcome! Join us at our weekly meetings every Monday at 5:00PM in the ...

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MythInk

MythInk

Myth-Ink is a club for fantasy, sci-fi, and horror writers to come together. It is, as we say, a safe place to write unsafe things. Meetings are every Friday from 3:45pm – 5:30 pm, room 1305, in the 624 S Michigan building on campus. Join us for writing activities, readings, guest authors and editors, and ...

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Pan African Student Organization

Pan African Student Organization

The purpose of P.A.S.O is to encourage and strengthen bonds of solidarity between students of african descent, and the wider Columbia College community. Our goal is to emphasize the diverse culture and history of the African people, both on the African continent and throughout the African diaspora. Join us for our weekly meetings and ...

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Picture Perfect

Picture Perfect

Picture Perfect is a Fashion organization at Columbia College Chicago that produces fashion events on campus with a creative twist. Picture Perfect focuses on building students professional portfolios, health and wellness, and collaboration with Columbia's student body and the greater community. Picture Perfect aims to utilize areas of media and art such as photography and ...

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Point Blank Poetry

Point Blank Poetry

Point Blank, a poetry club organized out of Columbia College Chicago, aims to facilitate the open forum for the discussion and appreciation of all genres and aspects of poetry in a student motivated and moderated environment. The club's members are involved in activities such as workshops with their peers, performing at open mics both facilitated ...

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Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)

Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)

The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is a pre-professional organization for college students interested in public relations and communications. PRSSA aspires to advance the public relations profession by developing ethically responsible pre-professionals who champion diversity, strive for an outstanding education and advocate for the profession. Join us at our meetings every First & ...

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Queer &

Queer &

Queer & provides a space for students, staff, and faculty to learn about the racial and cultural intersections within queer communities. Our weekly meetings are on Friday from 2:00pm - 4:00pm in the MCA office located at 618 S. Michigan Ave. 4th floor. Executive Director Joyce Guo Creative Director Jay Goebel Financial Director Jude Valentin Primary SOC Representative Jude Valentin Secondary SOC Representative Joyce ...

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Residence Hall Association

Residence Hall Association

RHA is dedicated to enhancing the Columbia College Chicago on-campus experience by providing opportunities for leadership, help residents plan events, partner and participate in meaningful civic activities. RHA provides the on campus living community with opportunities to build lasting relationships between residents living in our diverse on-campus environment. ...

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Socialist Students

Socialist Students

We are an activist organization looking to build support for socialist ideas on campus. We meet on Mondays to talk about political education and mobilization for larger events. Movie night last Monday of every month! Join us at our meetings every Monday at 623 S. Wabash Ave., 7PM! Follow us on Facebook! Email us at socialiststudentsccc@gmail.com President Christopher ...

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Speak Your Truth Creative Writing Collective

Speak Your Truth Creative Writing Collective

Speak Your Truth aims to encourage artists to break the boundaries of genre in writing and to breathe life into the community using the power of language. SYT welcomes all artists who play with words in their work, including but not limited to: poets, song writers, nonfiction writers, rappers and fiction writers. Join us for ...

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Student Athletics Association

Student Athletics Association

The mission of the Fitness and Club Athletics (the Renegades) is to foster athletic competition here at Columbia. The Renegades create opportunities to participate in a balanced program of individual and group athletic activities. Join us at our monthly meetings the 1st Friday at 10am in the loft! (916 S. Wabash Ave., 4th Floor) Contact us at ...

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Student Government Association

Student Government Association

The Student Government Association of Columbia College Chicago represents the student voice and endeavors to construct a more perfect union. It serves as a liaison between students and the faculty and staff, and administration in order to ensure the welfare of our unique and diverse art and communication community. Through leadership and strong representation, it ...

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Student Organization Council

Student Organization Council

All recognized student organizations at Columbia are members of the Student Organizations Council (SOC). The SOC's mission is to provide student organizations the support and resources to accomplish their goals. ...

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Student Programming Board

Student Programming Board

The Student Programming Board (SPB) works to enhance and unify the college community by planning diverse, quality entertainment, including social, cultural and educational events. SPB works with other student organizations, faculty, staff and alumni in coordinating these special events, and activities for the Columbia College Chicago Community. ...

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Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP)

Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP)

Students for Justice in Palestine is committed to using art and activism as a means to educate and mobilize the Columbia College community to embrace the call for human rights and justice for the Palestinian people in their historic homeland of Palestine. SJP is a diverse organization that seeks members of all backgrounds who are committed ...

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Students In Design

Students In Design

Students in Design (SID) seeks to fulfill the needs of student designers looking to grow and mature into polished professionals. By providing workshops, resources, critical dialogue, and design opportunities. We aim to help students expand their knowledge in all areas of design and the design industry. SID meets every Thursday at 5 pm in the Resource ...

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Television Arts Collective

Television Arts Collective

Television Arts Collective is an independent student production group dedicated to collaborating across different departments to create work in the spirit of Columbia's dedication to collaboration and creativity. Our organization creates unique web content utilizing the resources provided by the college and the talents of Columbia's student body. Meetings every Monday at 6:30pm at 600 S. ...

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The Art House

The Art House

The Art House is a student organization created to provide students the free opportunity to critique and discuss great films in an open setting. We specialize in films that may be particularly difficult to find, are lesser-known or are otherwise under-appreciated. Whether you are a film-lover, student of cinema or at all interested in the collective ...

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The Cult Cinema Club

The Cult Cinema Club

The Cult Cinema Club is a student organization that promotes the intellectual discussion of cult, exploitation, and B films. Dive into bizarre, shocking, and bad cinema as we discuss the intersection of art and trash. Join us for weekly discussions of topics and films in the realm of cult movies. Join us at our weekly meetings ...

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Veg Club

Veg Club

Veg Club is the Vegan/Vegetarian Club at Columbia! Please stay in touch with us by following us on our social media accounts below! Follow us on Facebook at Columbia Veg Club Follow us on Instagram Columbia_Veg_Club Join us on Wednesday nights at 8pm at 1104 S. Wabash Ave. Room 705 for our organization meetings! Contact us at ...

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XCEND Show Choir

XCEND Show Choir

XCEND (ik-send): the combination of excel and transcend. XCEND Show Choir seeks to entertain and create life changing experiences through song, dance, and performance. This ensemble and crew is composed of passionate and growing students who perform at various venues around Chicago and the Columbia College campus. Join us at our weekly meeting every Sunday at ...

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