Civil Rights Icon Angela Davis to Virtually Join Cincinnati’s National Day of Racial Healing on Jan. 17

There's still time to register to see Angela Davis during Cincinnati's free National Day of Racial Healing event.

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click to enlarge Angela Davis will participate in a "virtual fireside chat" about racism and injustice in America during Cincinnati’s third annual National Day of Racial Healing on Jan. 17, 2023. - Photo: National Smithsonian
Photo: National Smithsonian
Angela Davis will participate in a "virtual fireside chat" about racism and injustice in America during Cincinnati’s third annual National Day of Racial Healing on Jan. 17, 2023.

Cincinnati’s third-annual National Day of Racial Healing will feature a virtual appearance from civil rights icon Angela Davis.

On Jan. 17, Davis will participate in a "
virtual fireside chat" about racism and injustice in America moderated by Naimah Bilal, chief development officer of the Children's Literacy Initiative and co-host of Urban Consulate Cincinnati.

Davis, a professor and outspoken historical figure in the Black Power movement, is known for her advocacy for feminist scholarship and prison reform as well as her thoughts on white privilege. In 1970, Davis found herself on the FBI's most wanted list for her supposed involvement in the armed seizure of a California courthouse earlier that year, resulting in a total of sixteen months in prison. She was eventually released on bail in 1972 after a public outcry for her release and was eventually acquitted of all charges.

"Angela will offer a forecast of the current state of equality and what we can do to improve rights for everyone," reads a press release from event organizers. "She provides something most other scholars cannot – a firsthand account of the most powerful social movements in the latter half of the twentieth century."

In a 2002 CityBeat piece, the late Kathy Y. Wilson recalled seeing Davis speak at University of Cincinnati in a piece titled "Demystifying Davis."

"I've always liked the way her mind moves around at will. Davis deftly deconstructs complicated ideas, unraveling and restitching thoughts into wholly digestible blocks and demystifying academia. Maybe what always made her dangerous is her insistence we all be included in the thought process," Wilson wrote in CityBeat.

Cincinnati's National Day of Racial Healing events are sponsored by All-In Cincinnati, University of Cincinnati and the Center for Truth and Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT).

The discussion between Davis and Bilal will be streamed at 3 p.m. and is free and open to the public who register online. Other online events include sessions called "How Guarenteed Income Could Work in Cincinnati" and "Equity in Asset Ownership Comes Down to Access and Advocacy."

In-person events kick off at 5 p.m. at the Greater Cincinnati Foundation at 720 E. Pete Rose Way and include performances and a speech from Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman, co-founder of The Sadie Collective, a non-profit supporting Black women in economics.

Those who are interested in participating can register online.


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