Racial Equity Matters
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.
Director, Racial Justice Fund
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.
- Flip and Sheila Cohen
- E.W. Scripps Company
- Fifth Third Private Bank
- The Kroger Co. Foundation
- Ohio National Financial Services
Colleen McCarthy Blair
Sr. Director, Donor Services
Registration for upcoming 2021 dates will be coming soon. Join our email list to be notified when registrations are open.
|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
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Your cancellation will allow someone else to participate.
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.
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 email@example.com for assistance.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to explore a partnership.