Manhood to Brotherhood: A Community Conversation at the Freedom Center

. November 20, 2015

CINCINNATI, OH — The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is hosting a public forum, Manhood to Brotherhood: A Community Conversation this Saturday, November 21 at 2:00 p.m., discussing the ideals of manhood and brotherhood from the African American experience. The program is presented in conjunction with their latest special exhibit, Kin Killin’ Kin which explores youth violence in inner city communities.

The discussion will take place in the Harriet Tubman Theater and feature remarks from local community agencies and leaders including, Ozie Davis III, Avondale Comprehensive Development Corporation; Saxon Bouldin, Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency; Terrence Sherrer Sr., Greater Cincinnati United Way; and Cincinnati Medical Director, Dr. Odell Owens. The event is included with museum admission, providing opportunities for attendees to view Kin Killin’ Kin prior to and following the program.

Manhood to Brotherhood: A Community Conversation is part of a series of community discussions hosted by the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, providing a safe space for the public to reflect on and process their experience with the themes highlighted in the Kin Killin’ Kin exhibit and the epidemic of youth violence that is devastating communities across the nation.

“The program taking place this weekend was organized in order to bring different Cincinnati neighborhoods and communities together to talk about the very difficult and complex issues affecting us all, regardless of zip code,” says Dr. Michael Battle, executive vice president and provost of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. “With the guidance of community leaders, Cincinnatians can create solutions with those who are already on the ground, creating change and are invested in the continued success of programs and policies that will make our communities safer while providing opportunities for our future—our youth.”

Manhood to Brotherhood: A Community Discussion begins Saturday, November 21 at 2:00 p.m. at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and is included with museum admission. The Kin Killin’ Kin art series is organized by SHANGO: Center for the Study of African American Art and Culture & EbonNia Gallery and curated by Willis Bing Davis. Learn more about Kin Killin’ Kin at freedomcenter.org/KinKillinKin

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