DEI is More Than Checking a Box

Joe Mallory

President, NAACP Cincinnati

As President of the NAACP Cincinnati chapter, Joe Mallory understands systemic racism and its detrimental impact on the Black community. The Racial Equity Matters Groundwater curriculum took him on an even deeper dive into the vault of truths and created a paradigm shift in his life. Joe champions authentic relationship building and not just checking the box when it comes to diversity and inclusion.


Greater Cincinnati Foundation is on a mission to build a community where everyone thrives. By providing a space for honest conversations about the root causes of systemic racism and identifying ways to address them, we are becoming stronger together. Over the past three years, nearly 2,500 local participants have attended a Racial Equity Matters session and eight out of ten attendees credit the training with giving them a stronger set of tools to analyze the ways systemic racism affects their life and their work.

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