Racial Justice Events

YWCA 2018 Dates

Rethinking Racism: Showing Up After MLK Day
February 1, 2018 6:30-8:30 p.m.
North Presbyterian Church
4222 Hamilton Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45223 

Who was Martin Luther King, Jr. really? How would his activism be received today? His legacy as a non-violent activist for racial justice and civil rights is well-known, but there is much more to his beliefs and activism that society leaves out. Join us as we take a deep dive into these questions and explore some of MLK's lesser known works. Together, we will commit to understanding MLK's true legacy and carrying his legacy forward more than just 1 day of the year.

The organizers of Rethinking Racism include the YWCA of Greater Cincinnati, Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center, the City of Cincinnati Office of Human Relations, and several independent volunteers. We are grateful to North Presbyterian Church and World Outreach Christian Church for their partnership on this event!

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Community Conversations: Being Curious Together About Race
We have all been in conversations about race that are ful of shame, blame, and guilt. A new kind of conversation is being called for in business, non-profit organizations, schools, communities, and even in our homes. This conversation needs to be held in a space that provides enough safety so that real authenticity can emerge and genuine healing can begin. This space needs to support movement from judgement to curiosity. So many of us are eager to have such a conversation but haven't been sure of where or how to start. Now we have the opportunity to come together in deep heartedness and have such a conversation. Learn more.

March 10, 2018 10:00-12:00 p.m.
The Taft Room (Westin Hotel)
21 East 5th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202  
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April 25, 2018 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Interact For Health
3805 Edwards Road #500
Cincinnati, OH 45209
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June 16, 2018 10:00-12:00 p.m.
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202
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YWCA Racial Justice Breakfast
March 28, 2018 7:30-9:30 a.m.
Cincinnati Music Hall
1241 Elm Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

The Annual Racial Justice Breakfast was established in 2001 to promote the YWCA’s mission to eliminate racism and create a safe space where participants can confront racism. Attendees experience a meaningful dialogue about racism’s personal and community-wide effects and hear from keynote speakers who have had a national impact on landmark civil rights cases.

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2018 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Fania Davis



Community Book Discussion: "The Fire Next Time" (James Baldwin)
April 26, 2018 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Corryville Branch Public Library
2802 Short Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45219  
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Stand Against Racism
April 27, 2018 11:00-2:00 p.m.
Fountain Square
520 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202  

Stand Against Racism is a signature campaign of YWCA USA to build community among those who work for racial justice and to raise awareness about the negative impact of institutional and structural racism in our communities. This campaign is one part of our larger national strategy to fulfill our mission of eliminating racism. 








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