National Underground Railroad Freedom Center to Host Community Conversation: Race, Education & Social Realities

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center to Host
Community Conversation: Race, Education & Social Realities
Conversation Closes out Black History Month – Themed Museum Programming  

CINCINNATI, OH (February 7, 2019) – The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center will host Community Conversation: Race, Education & Social Realities on Thursday, February 28 at 6:00 p.m. The program is free and open to the public. RSVPs are required.

Community Conversation: Race, Education & Social Realities explores the movement of people of African descent to new destinations and subsequently to new social realities involving race and education in the 21st century. The intergenerational conversation will explore challenges that come with creating inclusive learning environments as well as the lack of resources to help foster inclusiveness in communities. The conversation concludes the museum’s Black History Month programming for 2019.

“In honoring Black History Month, we are thrilled to hold this meaningful discussion and offer insight on the historical challenges presented in race and education equality,” says Christopher Miller, director of community engagement at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. “By critically examining these issues, we can begin working toward solutions that cultivate better learning environments for everyone in our community.”

Panelists include Dr. Littisha Bates from the Department of Africana Studies at the University of Cincinnati; Dr. Monique C. Johnson, Founder of Dr. MCJ Consulting, LLC; Greg A. Jones, M.Ed., a Cincinnati Public School Teacher and Youth Advocate; and Alexia H. Otchere, a junior at Cincinnati Country Day School.

Community Conversation: Race, Education & Social Realities is Thursday, February 28 at 6:00 p.m. at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. This program is free and open to the public. RSVPs are required. For more information and to RSVP, visit freedomcenter.org.

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About National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center opened in August 2004 on the banks of the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. Since then, more than 1.3 million people have visited its permanent and changing exhibits and public programs, inspiring everyone to take courageous steps for freedom. Two million people have utilized educational resources online at freedomcenter.org, working to connect the lessons of the Underground Railroad to inform and inspire today’s global and local fight for freedom. Partnerships include Historians Against Slavery, Polaris Project, Free the Slaves, US Department of State and International Justice Mission. In 2014, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center launched a new online resource in the fight against modern slavery, endslaverynow.org.
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