Racial Equity Matters

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Greater Cincinnati Foundation is committed to conversations about racial equity that build connections and move us forward with enhanced insights and shared purpose. To help advance that imperative goal, GCF will offer a series of education events, conducted by the Racial Equity Institute (REI), to focus on understanding and addressing the root causes of racism.

REI training encompasses two parts — a half-day Groundwater session and a two-day Phase 1 session — both of which will be offered periodically throughout the year. Additionally, GCF is offering Impact Circles to Racial Equity Matters alumni. 

  • The Groundwater session is an introduction to racial equity that uses stories and data to illustrate the structural and cross-sector nature of racism. The Groundwater session dovetails with the Phase 1 workshop and is recommended as an introduction to the full two-day workshop.
  • The Phase 1 workshop is a two-day training that provides talking points, historical factors and an organizational definition of racism.
  • Impact Circles are intimate groups for Racial Equity Matters alumni to continue the conversation around race and equity and discuss ways this knowledge can impact your life and your work.

Through the generosity of our co-sponsors, this training is free.

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Michael Coffey
Director, Racial Justice Fund
513-768-6109

michael.coffey@gcfdn.org

Mission Minute

Jill Miller, President of Bethesda Inc.

"I believe that if we really are going to take advantage of this moment in time to create real change that is needed, it has to start with the hearts and minds and you have to start with you."

Thank You to our Sponsors

Sponsorship opportunities are now available. Please join us in catalyzing a movement, educating the community and making Cincinnati a more vibrant place to live.

Presenting Sponsor


Leadership Sponsor

Solidarity Partners

  • Flip and Sheila Cohen
  • E.W. Scripps Company
  • Fifth Third Private Bank
  • The Kroger Co. Foundation
  • Ohio National Financial Services

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Colleen McCarthy Blair
Sr. Director, Donor Services
513-768-6134
colleen.blair@gcfdn.org

2021 Schedule

Registration for upcoming 2021 dates will be coming soon. Join our email list to be notified when registrations are open.

Date Time Training Location
January 5 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Groundwater Virtual Session
January 19 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Groundwater Virtual Session
February 16 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Groundwater Virtual Session
March 2 & 3 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Both Days) Phase 1 Virtual Session
April 28 & 29 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Both Days) Phase 1 Virtual Session
May 17 & 18 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Both Days) Phase 2 Virtual Session
May 24 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Impact Circle Virtual Session
June 18 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Groundwater Virtual Session
June 25-26 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Both Days) Phase 1 Virtual Session
July 6 & 7 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Both Days) Phase 1 Virtual Session
August 5 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Impact Circle Virtual Session
August 10 & 11 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Both Days) Phase 1 Virtual Session
September 16 & 17 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Both Days) Phase 1 Virtual Session
September 30 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Groundwater Virtual Session
October 7 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Impact Circle Virtual Session
October 21 & 22 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Both Days) Phase 1 Virtual Session
November 4 & 5 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Both Days) Phase 1 Virtual Session
December 2 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Impact Circle Virtual Session
December 9 & 10 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Both Days) Phase 1 Virtual Session

Community Impact Report

We are excited to share with you our Racial Equity Matters Community Impact Report. In this piece we’ve lifted up past participants’ personal thoughts and insights of the series. As always, we welcome your input and will continue to do this important work moving forward.

We are stronger together.

Common Questions About Racial Equity Matters Series

How do I know if I am registered?

Registered individuals receive a confirmation email and reminders leading up to the date(s) of the session. If you’d like to double check, please contact racialequitymatters@gcfdn.org.

Unfortunately, I must cancel my registration. May I transfer my seat to a friend?

Due to the incredible response to these trainings, we are not accepting transfers of registration. We ask that you inform us should your availability change by emailing racialequitymatters@gcfdn.org. Your cancellation will allow someone else to participate.

What is the cost?

The per person cost for Groundwater is approximately $100 and $300 for Phase 1. However, these costs have been waived in 2021. The 2021 series is a gift to the community from the generous donors affiliated with Greater Cincinnati Foundation.

May I register a large group?

We can accommodate large requests by either assigning seats across multiple sessions or advising groups to contact REI directly to host their own session. Generally, we allow up to 10 people from a single organization in each Groundwater and 5 people from a single organization in each Phase 1. Contact Michael Coffey at michael.coffey@gcfdn.org for assistance.

I want to ensure that cost is not a barrier to participation for others. How do I make a donation?

Thank you for your interest in supporting this important work. There is an option to give at the bottom of the registration page. Additionally, we welcome individuals and organizations interested in sponsoring specific dates or the full series. Contact Colleen McCarthy Blair at colleen.blair@gcfdn.org to explore a partnership.

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