Race and Racism Cincinnati

“Race and Racism in Cincinnati” 3-Part Docuseries

Race and Racism in Cincinnati, a 3-part docuseries, is the telling of Cincinnati’s history from the racial margins, a history that is not often told in school curriculums or in mainstream (white) culture.

The three films explore how race and racism shaped Cincinnati from its inception to the present day and place the storytelling authority in the hands of common people, rather than the people who hold power. Continue to check the link below for updated screening times.

To register for a future public virtual screening hosted by IJPC, click here.

To organize a private virtual screening for a community group, class, congregation, etc., please email Bekky@IJPCcincinnat.org.

“Race and Racism in Cincinnati” Toolkit

Rethinking Racism’s “Race and Racism in Cincinnati” toolkit explores our local relationship with race through history, law, and resilient communities of color in a new toolkit. The piece includes:

  • 3 chapters of resources with articles, books, and videos
  • Post-reading quizzes
  • Exercises for reflection
  • Action steps, and more!

There are a few ways to access the toolkit:

  • You can read it online through Issuu here or click the image below.
  • You can download it for printing here.

Learning can be further fostered by sharing thoughts and questions for others on social media using the hashtag #RaceAndRacismCincinnati. Please email Bekky@IJPCcincinnati.org to let us know how you are using the toolkit, what you learned, and if you want to be more involved.

“Race and Racism in Cincinnati” Tour*

The “Race and Racism in Cincinnati” bus tour took people across Cincinnati to hear stories and perspectives from the racial margins. Recognizing that Black bodies viscerally experience racism and that trauma is tied to space, we felt it was necessary to not only learn about racism but to center the learning experience in our bodies by standing in spaces of racial significance that we otherwise might not notice. The tour featured six stops, including the Black Brigade Statue, Jennie Davis Porter park, and King Records. When the COVID-19 pandemic started, the bus tour was canceled and we were able to continue this work by creating the Race and Racism in Cincinnati docuseries.

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.

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