Unmasking the Realities: CommUNITY and Racial Healing


Unmasking the Realities: CommUNITY and Racial Healing

Date and Time

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 6:00 pm EST - 7:00 pm EST


Zoom Webinar

Event Type

Panel Discussion, Online



Community is a feeling of fellowship with others, as result of sharing common cultures, interests, and goals. Racial healing recognizes the needs to acknowledge and promote the truth about past wrongs based on the social construct of race by persons and systems and address the present consequences. How does the concepts of community and racial healing converge to move us forward towards greater equity and respect?

A process of reconciliation and transformation must begin with the truth, but often the truth has been dismissed or neglected regarding matters of race, and faith-based institutions have played a significant role on respective sides of the matter. Unmasking how we can achieve a greater semblance of unity and humanity can be challenging, but the work is essential for the greater good of our society.

This meaningful discussion will be moderated by award-winning journalist, Kevin Aldridge, with a panel of thought-leaders including Tia Sherèe Gaynor, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Department of Political Science, Founding Director of the Center for Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation and Taft Professor of Social Justice at the University of Cincinnati; Larry James, co-convener of the Becoming Beloved Community Leadership team for the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio, in addition to his professional roles as the COO of James River Holdings, LLC and the President and Principle Consultant of Culture Drivers, a national multicultural market optimization firm; and Kyra Shahid, PhD., Vice President for Educational Initiatives for the Bryant Educational Leadership Group and an Assistant Director with a focus on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) at the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching.

Join us for this webinar discussion and be inspired to play a positive role in our community while creating opportunities for racial healing.

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