• Sun. Jan 23rd, 2022

January 18, 2022 – 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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The tri-state region will celebrate Cincinnati’s 2nd Annual National Day of Racial Healing with nationally recognized change agents, social justice advocates, public health experts and community activists. Hosted by All-In Cincinnati and the Center for Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation at the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati’s National Day of Racial Healing will be held on January 18 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. This free and public event offers all an opportunity to delve into their own healing and learn about building a more just region. 

Heather McGhee, a renowned expert in the American economy, headlines Cincinnati’s National Day of Racial Healing. In a moderated conversation with Naimah Bilal of the Urban Consulate, the best-selling author of The Sum of Us will discuss how U.S. society has arrived where it is today: divided and self-destructing, materially rich but spiritually starved and vastly unequal. 

Cincinnati’s 2nd Annual National Day of Racial Healing will also include numerous racial healing circles, sessions focused on continuing one’s racial healing journey, the role of advocacy and policy transformation, and a documentary premier exploring how structural racism, in the form of historical policies and practices, has harmed four Black communities in the Greater Cincinnati region. The celebration also includes a yoga and meditation midday break and performances by soulful vocalist and artist, Chaya. DJ Vader of 100.3FM R&B and Old School will host the event’s closing party. 

For more information, to register, or to donate, visit www.racialhealingcincinnati.com. All are welcome to attend any or all sessions of the one-day event at no cost.

Cincinnati’s National Day of Racial Healing is sponsored by the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, HealthPath Foundation of Ohio, Interact for Health, Kroger, Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr. Foundation, United Way of Greater Cincinnati, Charles Phelps Taft Research Center at the University of Cincinnati, and the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky African American Chamber of Commerce. Thanks to generous support from Learning Grove, The Children’s Home of Cincinnati and Joining Forces for Children, attendees can participate in facilitated racial healing circles – safe spaces for listening and understanding.

About Cincinnati’s National Day of Racial Healing Hosts:

All-In Cincinnati is a racial equity coalition working to dismantle racial inequities in health, housing, education, economic mobility, and justice by uplifting Black women in Hamilton County. The Center for Truth, Racial Healing, & Transformation at the University of Cincinnati uses research, learning, and action to provide space for healing the harm caused by the matrices of oppression, including racial injustice.

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