Screening & Discussion: America’s Truth: Cincinnati 10/11/23

Screening and Discussion: America’s Truth: Cincinnati

Date and Time

Wednesday, October 11  |  5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Event Type

Film screening


Free; registration required

Join us for an invitation-only evening at the museum to view and discuss the documentary film America’s Truth: Cincinnati. A panel discussion moderated by Jasmine Styles, Anchor and Journalist for WCPO 9 News, will follow the screening. Panelists include:

  • Wendy R. Ellis DrPH, MPH, Assistant Professor, Global Health Director, Center for Community Resilience Milken Institute School of Public Health George Washington University
  • Scotty Johnson, Cincinnati Council Member
  • Christopher Miller, Sr. Director of Education & Community Engagement at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.
  • Bill Parish, Founder and Executive Director of The Eckstein Cultural Arts Center
  • Denisha Porter, Executive Director of All-In Cincinnati

5:30 p.m. Doors open and reception
6:00 p.m. Film screening
7:30 p.m. Panel discussion

RSVPs requested by September 27:

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Nkemjika Iheukwu by email at or by phone at (513) 333-7507.

About the film

America’s Truth: Cincinnati explores how structural racism produced inequitable outcomes in four Black neighborhoods in Cincinnati – Avondale, West End, Lincoln Heights and Kennedy Heights. The stories of these communities recount a long history of unjust policies intentionally designed to drive inequitable outcomes by race and place. Pairing the science of public health with riveting storytelling, the documentary covers nearly 200 years of housing, education and public safety policy that continue to produce adversity for Black Cincinnatians today. The film was produced by the Center for Community Resilience, part of the Milken Institute School for Public Health at George Washington University.