This year’s conversation topics from Impact 100’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee range from a book discussion on the social and economic costs of racism, to a tour of Cincinnati’s Holocaust & Humanity Center, and a docuseries on “Race and Racism in Cincinnati.” All advocate for finding solidarity in our shared humanity. We invite you to participate in any or all conversations.
The Sum of Us by Heather McGhee
Economic and social policy expert Heather McGhee talked with people across the U.S. as she researched her book The Sum of Us. She disagrees with the “zero-sum” notion that progress for one group must come at the expense of another group. Her book concludes, in fact, that racism has a cost for everyone – not just people of color. It also offers insights on how all people can prosper together. Discussion presented in partnership with The Mercantile Library.
Preparation: Read or listen to the book
Times: Attend via Zoom Tuesday, July 12, 6 to 7:30 p.m., OR participate in person Thursday, July 21, noon to 1:30 p.m.
Place: A Zoom link will be sent for July 12. July 21 at The Mercantile Library, 414 Walnut St., #1100
Group Size: No limit on group size
Cost: Both discussions are free
Start reading and look for the registration in June.
Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center Tour and Cincy Upstander Project Workshop
Witness the strength and courage of the human spirit as we tour the museum’s interactive exhibitions, media, artifacts and art. Discuss afterwards the challenges our society faces today regarding antisemitism and prejudice. Finally, talk about how we can be the best of humanity today.
Time: Thursday, Aug. 4, 5:30 social time, 6 to 8 p.m. tour and discussion
Place: Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave.
Group Size: Limited to 30 participants
Cost: $10
“Race and Racism in Cincinnati” Docuseries
This three-part docuseries produced by the Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center explores Cincinnati’s history from the racial margins, describing how race and racism have shaped the city from its inception to current times. It places the storytelling in the hands of the common people and promotes a vision of a better and more equitable future for our city.
Time: 5:30-7:30pm On the second Tuesday of the month in September, October and November
Place: Peaslee Neighborhood Center, 215 E 14th St
Group Size: 35
Cost: Free