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January 17th, 2023
10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Virtual & In-Person
DAY OF RACIAL
From Ally to Action
Co-hosted by Center for Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation – University of Cincinnati & All-In Cincinnati
Denisha Porter, All-In Cincinnati
Will Umphres, Center for Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation
Session: Equity in Asset Ownership Comes Down to Access and Advocacy
Alicia Townsend, U.S. Bank - Moderator
Kala Gibson, Fifth Third Bank
Christie Kuhns, Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio
Sarah Mostafa, City of Cincinnati
LaTonya Springs, Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME)
The divide in access that different communities have to create wealth is growing exponentially. Meet the community leaders working to address these challenges through planned equity initiatives, expanding Black-owned businesses, and the possibility of bringing a Black-owned bank to Cincinnati. Join the movement.
Session: How Guaranteed Income Could Work in Cincinnati
Councilman Reggie Harris, City of Cincinnati - Moderator
Jasmine Coaston, Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio
Josselyn Okorodudu, Cradle Cincinnati
Carmelo Barbaro, UChicago Inclusive Economy Lab
The Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio is leading a collaborative community effort with All-In Cincinnati, Queen’s Village, and the City of Cincinnati to pilot a guaranteed income in the city proper. Advocates will explain how this model can be a catalyst that helps propel people out of poverty into a life with more choices and financial security.
Break of Yoga, Mindful Meditation and Music
Dr. Lizzie Ngwenya-Scoburgh
Session: Can You Hear Us Now?
Segann March, All-In Cincinnati - Moderator
Lisa K. Crosby, Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Danyelle Bush, Queen's Village
Dantreece Matthews, Cradle Cincinnati
Mike Moroski, Human Services Chamber
Kiana Trabue, bi3
Hear the voices of local Black women experiencing the lasting effects of bias and discrimination they experienced in healthcare settings through vignettes of a docuseries produced by All-In Cincinnati and UHCAN Ohio. Meet local health experts working to reverse this trend.
Session: How to be a Radical ALLI
Lonnie D. Jennings, Radical ALLI Center - Moderator
Akua Wilson, Radical ALLI Center
Autumn Francisco, Radical ALLI Center
Leaders from the Radical ALLI Center will guide a discussion on radical allyship. Participants will gain radical empathy and praxis skills to advance their passions for change in their community.
Session: Building Equity Champions
Will Umphres, Center for Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation - Moderator
Carlton Collins, The Literacy Lab
Ashley Glass, All-In Cincinnati
Jesiah Brock, YMCA of Greater Cincinnati
Everyone can be an activist, but not everyone knows where to start. Local activists and equity champions will share how everyday people can and do contribute to the fight for equality and justice throughout Greater Cincinnati.
Keynote Speaker: Angela Davis
Angela Davis is an icon of her generation - an outspoken powerhouse at the vanguard of the Black Power movement, feminist scholarship, and prison reform. She provides something most other scholars cannot - a firsthand account of the most powerful social movements in the latter half of the twentieth century.
In her work on race, injustice, and incarceration, she draws upon her experiences in the early seventies as a person who spent eighteen months in jail and on trial after being placed on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List for a crime she did not commit. She also shares her past and focuses on the present: how far we have come and what current injustices we need to address.
Exploring a nuanced and passionate look at America's problems with racism and injustice, Angela offers a forecast of the current state of equality and what we can do to improve rights for everyone.
Happy Hour with DJ Vader
With performances by Aprina Johnson and Revolution Dance
Sessions: Lived Experience Circles
For Racial Healing to begin, we must become open and responsive to our shared humanity. Rooted in the work of Dr. Gail Christopher's holistic approach to social change, these facilitated small-group encounters bring out a deeper appreciation of our shared human identity through intentional mutual engagement.
Keynote Speaker: Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman
How can we ensure our efforts at diversity, equity, and inclusion are effective? By centering the Black experience, says Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman. A brilliant researcher and activist, Anna's work lies at the intersection of social justice and qualitative analysis.
Anna is the co-founder of the non-profit The Sadie Collective - a group supporting the greater representation of Black women in economics and related fields - and is known for addressing anti-black racism in boardrooms and college campuses. She delivers data-driven talks that guide organizations to create the structural change they urgently need.
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