Please join the Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library, in partnership with the Cincinnati Museum Center and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center for our series From Riot to Protest to Civil Unrest: Conversations About Race Relations in Cincinnati. In this Zoom series, we will discuss race relations over the past twenty years and into the future. The discussion panels will include experts from a diverse set of fields, such as academics, journalists, law enforcement, religious leaders, as well as youth activists.
20 Years Later: Race Relations in Cincinnati
Thursday, May 13th 7 pm
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Cincinnati was at the forefront of racial injustice in 2001 after the killing of Timothy Thomas by police. Now twenty years later, local leaders will share their expertise on the death of Timothy Thomas and the concurrent uprising. Panelists will also discuss where we are today and the current Black Lives Matter movement. Moderated by Northern Kentucky University Professor of Sociology, Dr. Joan Ferrante, this conversation will include voices from academics, activists, reporters, religious leaders, and legal representatives.
Growing Into the Struggle for Racial Justice
Tuesday, May 25, 7 pm
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Young people have been on the forefront of Black Lives Matter protests around the world, taking to the streets and the web to fight for justice and a better world. Young leaders in Cincinnati come together to discuss their experiences growing up and growing into political consciousness in the wake of Timothy Thomas’ murder and the subsequent Civil Unrest in 2001. Moderated by Andria Carter of The Cincinnati Herald, panelists from Elementz, Pones, UC’s Center for Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation along with CPS’s student led organization Speak Up, Speak Out reflect on how the events of 2001 impacted community responses to the murders of Sam Dubose in 2015 and George Floyd in 2020, and how protest and activism in Cincinnati has changed over the last 20 years.