The Nonstop Institute of Yellow Springs, Ohio, is a 501c3 non-profit organization facilitating and presenting educational events, artistic, cultural and academic works and advancing socially conscientious public dialogue.

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"Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen, but give us the determination to make the right things happen." —Horace Mann

Public Events

“Gendered Gazes” part 6 – Tuesday May 15 @ 7PM

Feminist and queer cinema discussion series concludes, focusing this time on the work of the Turkish director Kutlug Ataman.

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“Gendered Gazes” part 5 – Tuesday May 8 @ 7PM

Feminist and queer cinema discussion series continues, focusing this time on the work of the Italian director Lina Wertmuller.

“Gendered Gazes” part 4 – Tuesday May 1 @ 7PM

Feminist and queer cinema discussion series continues, focusing this time on the work of the (West) German feminist film-maker Monika Treut.

“Gendered Gazes” part 3 – Wednesday April 18 @ 7PM

Feminist and queer cinema discussion series continues, focusing this time on the work of Hungarian director Marta Meszaros.

“Gendered Gazes” part 2 – Wednesday April 11 @ 7PM

Feminist and queer cinema discussion series continues with a second session on Czech New Wave director Vera Chytilova.

“Gendered Gazes” part 1 – Tuesday April 3 @ 7PM

Feminist and queer cinema discussion series begins in focusing on Czech New Wave director Vera Chytilova.

Sun, Nov 13 @ 1 PM – Foot Clinic with Jill Becker

Dancer Jill Becker offers foot exercises and self-massage techniques, including some balance exercises, to help strengthen ankles and arches, relieve pain, and make your feet feel great!

Thu, Nov 17 @ 7 PM – Between the Bottomlands & the World by Ryan Griffis & Sarah Ross

This video series by Radical Midwest Cultural Corridor members Sarah Ross and Ryan Griffis explores a rural Midwestern town of 6000 people as a place of global exchange and international mobility, inscribed by post-NAFTA realities.

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Latest News

A transition time for Nonstop

Since its launch after the shut-down of Antioch College, the educators and artists of Nonstop Institute have been nothing if not flexible and creative. And their flexibility is being called upon once again, as Nonstop members adapt to the newest phase of the group’s existence. At the end of this month Nonstop will let go of its Millworks home, but its members will continue to sponsor cultural, educational and artistic events for the community.

And while the nonprofit Nonstop will no longer have a physical space, its members remain dedicated to their mission of providing an opportunity for civic dialogue on issues relevant to Yellow Springs, ranging from the increasingly difficult environment for liberal arts colleges, as illustrated by Antioch’s closing, to the challenges of sustainability in a small town.

The Spook Who Sat by the Door (1973) by Ivan Dixon

From a 1966 novel by Sam Greenlee, the director Ivan Dixon sold The Spook Who Sat by the Door as a Blaxploitation shoot-em-up, masking the theme of urban-based warfare for African American liberation in urban communities. Upon release it provoked violent reaction in some parts of white America, and the FBI pressured the distributor to destroy all copies…

Nonstop Presents Local Stories

Everybody has a story, whose content is subject to interpretation by its teller. In the case of Nonstop Liberal Arts Institute’s newest project, the storytellers are four area artists who have created three installations for “Local Stories — An Oral Histories Project.” The stories they tell are of the residents who live here and form the essence of the local landscape.


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