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Navigating Barriers & Opportunities: A Panel Discussion

Saturday, July 28, 2018 | 2:00PM
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Harriet Tubman Theater

This program is included in museum admission. Seating is limited.

Join us for a meaningful discussion exploring the continued barriers confronting Black women, moderated by Liz Brazile, a multifaceted journalist, writer, and editor based in Cincinnati, OH. A budding investigative reporter, Liz recently won an award from the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists for her coverage of the second murder trial of former cop, Ray Tensing, for The Cincinnati Herald in 2017.

This program will include an opening keynote regarding entrepreneurship advancement for women by Legendary Hip Hop pioneer, MC Lyte, followed by a dynamic panel including Camille "Mimi" Borders, Terri Bolds and Dr. Robin Martin, who will share their insights on range of topics related to Black women.

This program is in partnership with the Women's Liberation Workshop and in collaboration with the Greater Cincinnati Association of Black Journalist (GCABJ) and My Black is Beautiful (MBIB).

Meet the Panelists

Rhodes Scholar, Camille “Mimi” Borders, is an emerging thought-leader and intellectual force. Borders, a graduate of Ursuline Academy in Cincinnati and Washington University in St. Louis.  She will earn a master's degree in history from the world's oldest English-speaking university, the University of Oxford in England, with a focus on the trans-Atlantic slave trade and specifically how former slave-widows navigated their existence after the Civil War.

Licensed Therapist, Terri Bolds, is an Author, Public Speaker and the Creator of Bold Visions Consulting; a business created to educate the community on mental health, emphasizing self-esteem and self-empowerment. In 2015, Bolds founded her business Bold Visions Consulting focusing on esteem and empowerment as if she were addressing her younger self. With Bold Visions, Terri has been able to conduct and facilitate workshops, speak and educate on mental health in schools and churches with youth participants.

President/CEO of Leading Beyond the Post, Dr. Robin Martin is a master-level certified executive coach with a distinct background in higher education, intercollegiate athletics, and diversity and inclusion. Her strategic designed thinking approach infuses research and real-life practical experiences that drive clients to move towards a strategic path of clarity, balance, and achievement. Dr. Martin just completed her first book titled: Navigating Courage: A Black Woman's Journey in Athletics and Academia. In the book, Dr. Martin bears powerful witness to the professional trials faced by women of color and minorities in the workplace.

Mc Lyte, is a voice-over talent, actress, entertainer, and an icon. Lyte was one of the first female rappers to point out the sexism and misogyny that often runs rampant in hip-hop, often taking the subject head-on lyrically in her songs and helping open the door for future female artists. She is the founder of Hip Hop Sisters Network, a non-profit foundation that promotes positive images of women of ethnic diversity, bringing leaders from the world of Hip-Hop, the entertainment industry, and the corporate world.  HHSN provides national and international support to women and youth around the globe on the topics of Cultural Issues; Financial Empowerment; Health and Wellness; Mentorship; and Educational Opportunities.

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Event Date: 
Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 2:00pm