The morning after the exhibit opening of Kin Killin’ Kin at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, I drove to Dayton, Ohio to gain a deeper understanding of the images from the artist James Pate. I had no intentions on expressing my thoughts, yet I felt compelled and moved to do so. Being a child of the Hip Hop generation, I discovered several similarities between Pate and O’Shea Jackson, famously known as Ice Cube.
In honor of International Human Rights Day, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) and the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati will host a panel discussion with local women who have played meaningful roles in human rights advocacy today, Thursday, December 10, at 7:00 p.m.
150th Anniversary of the 13th Amendment: President Obama Gives Presidential Proclamation
In honor of the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the 13th Amendment, President Obama addressed the nation, calling for Americans "to remember that our freedom is bound up with the freedom of others, regardless of where they come from, or what they look like, or what their last name is, or what faith they practice."
The gift shop at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center has something for everyone on your holiday shopping list! Your purchase of one-of-a-kind artwork, fair trade jewelry, hand-crafted items from around the world, books and more, inspire and support the mission of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Admission to the gift shop is free - no ticket required.
Next Tuesday, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center will host Pulitzer Prize–winning historian and DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University Eric Foner December 1 at 6 p.m., where he will discuss his latest work, Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad. Foner’s lecture is the second lecture in the John and Francie Pepper Freedom Lecture Series—a series connecting the public with award-winning authors, historians and thought-leaders, discussing themes on history, race, culture and modern abol
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 6:30 PM, HARRIET TUBMAN THEATER
Join us December 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the Harriet Tubman Theater for the premiere screening of Coming Home from the Streets, a documentary filmed on the streets of Cincinnati showing the underworld of drug addiction, traffickers and how women struggle to be free.
Event is sold out.
Happy Flame Friday! This week, we’re featuring local artist and Cincinnati School for Creative and Performing Arts alumni James Pate. His series Kin Killin’ Kin, opening tomorrow at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, is a striking visual experience exploring youth violence in inner city communities.
Kin Killin’ Kin: The Art of James Pate
Saturday, November 14, 11 AM
Join us for the exhibit opening of Kin Killin’ Kin: The Art of James Pate at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center on Saturday, November 14 at 11:00 a.m.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2015
NATIONAL UNDERGROUND RAILROAD FREEDOM CENTER
Come and learn about the personal stories, struggles, experiences and hopes of young immigrants in Cincinnati.
Tour of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (first 100 attendees)
Video Viewing of City of Immigrant Theater Play
Dreamer’s Panel Program
Chips & Salsa Reception
Two incredible workshop opportunities!