Ways to Stand Up for Racial Justice

*Last updated on Wednesday, July 1, 2020*

Our community is in pain. Our community is angry. Our community is resilient. 

If you, like us and many others, are outraged by the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, police brutality, and violent racism, we invite you to stand up for justice. We also know that looks different for everyone. We have compiled a list of potential ways to take action and encourage you to find what is right for you. Please also note that these events, resources and actions are not organized by IJPC (unless otherwise noted) but that we support their calls for peace and justice. 

IJPC’s Rethinking Racism team is collaborating with others to organize a meaningful event that will provide space to examine and discuss the issues we are facing. Make sure you are signed up for our Rethinking Racism emails and follow Rethinking Racism on Facebook to get more details.

Attend a local event. As things are always changing, please use the links provided to get the most up-to-date information. Cincinnati.com has also compiled a list of upcoming events on their website here.

  • Virtual Town Meeting – What Next After the Protesting, hosted by Juneteenth Cincinnati and Cincinnati Faith and Community Alliance
    • When: Thursday, July 2, 6:00 PM
    • Where: Online via Zoom.
  • Unmasking Realities: Mental Health, Racism and Covid-19, hosted by National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
    • When: Friday, July 3, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    • Where: Online via YouTube.
  • March For Liberty & Justice For All – Cincinnati, hosted by Cameron Nowlin and July 4th Peaceful Protest Cincinnati
    • When: Saturday, July 4, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    • Where: Cincinnati City Hall, Plum St.
  • Our Streets: Free the People, hosted by The Collective, Black Power Initiative Cincy and Smoke & Queers Burlesque Troupe
    • When: Saturday, July 4, 5:00 PM
    • Where: Outside National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Freedom Way.
  • Requiem for Black Children of God, hosted by St. Clement Parish, Franciscan Friars and the Secular Franciscan
    • When: Sunday, July 5, 5:30 PM
    • Where: Steps of St.Clement Parish, Vine st.
  • White Fragility Virtual Book Discussion, hosted by Mercantile Library
    • When: Wednesday, July 8, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    • Where: Zoom – email info@mercantilelibrary.com for the link.

Donate and support relief and advocacy efforts. 

Educate yourself and others. Listen with an open mind and heart to black people and people of color who share their stories, experiences, and perspectives. 

Advocate and take action.

About IJPC

The Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center educates and advocates for peace, challenges unjust local, national and global systems, and promotes the creation of a nonviolent society. IJPC is supported by faith-based organizations and individuals who work together to educate around justice issues, take collaborative action and do public witness. We address local, national and international concerns focusing on the death penalty, immigration, human trafficking and peace and nonviolence.