When Slavery Hits Home: Opening Night Reception

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center invites its guests and members to enjoy a free opening reception of the new traveling exhibit, When Slavery Hits Home, on view at Mayerson JCC through April 23.

As part of the opening, guests will hear a panel discussion featuring:

Arna Poupko Fisher: Internationally renowned scholar and lecturer.

Luke Blocher: Freedom Center's Director of National Strategic Initiatives

Pamela Matson: Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigations

Stand With Me Film Premiere

Only a 9-year-old would dream that a lemonade stand could free 500 enslaved children. What followed became so much bigger. After seeing a photo of two enslaved boys in Nepal, Vivienne Harr is moved to help in the only way she knows how: by setting up her lemonade stand. With the goal of freeing 500 children from a life of slavery, she sets up her stand every day, rain or shine. As Vivienne's vision begins to show promise for something greater, her community stands with her — and she develops her own Social Purpose Company.

Freeset: Perspectives on the Business of Freedom, From Kolkata to Cincinnati

Join the Freedom Center Mar. 6 as we honor Kerry and Annie Hilton, founders of Freeset Global, as Everyday Freedom Heroes. Operating out of Kolkata, India in the neighborhood that houses India’s largest red-light district, Freeset has provided alternative employment and economic freedom to hundreds of women trapped in India’s notorious sex trade through the sales of export-quality bags and apparel.

Hate Crimes in the Heartland

This groundbreaking film examines hate crimes through the lens of Tulsa, Oklahoma-the 1921 Tulsa race riot, and the 2012 Good Friday murders, and the impact of hate crimes on human rights, education, and community relations today.

Reception begins at 6 p.m. followed by the premiere screening of Hate Crimes in the Heartland at 7 p.m. in the Harriet Tubman Theater.

The King Legacy Awards Breakfast

The King Legacy Awards Breakfast honors members of the Greater Cincinnati community for their leadership in strengthening our diverse community and promoting the vision and legacy of Dr. King. Time: 8 a.m. Location: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Cost: $35 per individual ticket For Sponsorship Levels & Ticket Information: Contact 513-333-7706  Click here for press information.  

Event Spaces

With spectacular river views, soaring architecture, and the highest-quality food and beverage service, the Freedom Center is one of the region's most-in-demand venues for private and special events.

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center offers several spaces to choose from within the facility.

All-Museum Rental

Includes all exhibits
Exclusive use of all public and private event spaces
Starts at $6,500

Picture Freedom Awards Ceremony

Saturday, August 11, at 1:00 p.m.
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
50 E Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

The Picture Freedom Art Contest is a nationwide student art competition sponsored by Toyota that challenges students to create works of art capturing America’s struggle for inclusive freedom and equality, drawing connections from the Underground Railroad to the Civil Rights Movement to the modern-day fight against slavery. 

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