Calendar Event

Youth Think Tank


Kin Killin’ Kin Youth Think Tank

presented by

Queen City Foundation

Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.

Join us for a youth forum at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center to discuss ideas and action plans aimed to reduce violence and advocate the importance of conflict resolution, in conjunction with the Kin Killin’ Kin exhibit. This educational and interactive forum will explore the effects of youth violence through music, drama, dance and visual arts, while empowering youth to take a leading role in finding sustainable solutions.     


Where: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

50 East Freedom Way, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202


Admission: Free. RSVP’s are requested. 

To RSVP call (513) 241-1322 or email


About Kin Killin’ Kin

Kin Killin’ Kin is a striking visual experience exploring youth violence in inner city communities. Local artist and Cincinnati’s School for Creative and Performing Arts alum James Pate uses charcoal to create compelling visual scenes of young black men donned in Ku Klux Klan hoods committing or in the act of committing violent acts. Pate’s series was inspired by conversations he had in his own community, calling out the similarities between gang violence and the terrorism inflicted by the Ku Klux Klan.

The Kin Killin’ Kin series is organized by SHANGO: Center for the Study of African American Art and Culture & EbonNia Gallery and curated by Willis Bing Davis. Click here to learn more about Kin Killin' Kin. 


Thank you to our Community Partners: Avondale Comprehensive Development Corporation, Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency, Cincinnati Human Relations Commission, Cincinnati State: Inclusion & Cultural Competency Action Team, Delta Gamma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Mercy Health Partners, Nu Gamma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., Pryme Collective, Queen City Foundation, Radio One, Sentinel Police Association and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Ohio

Event Date: 
Saturday, January 16, 2016 - 2:00pm