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Mourning the Creation of Racial Categories  

Mourning the Creation of Racial Categories  This film is a project at Northern Kentucky University professor Joan Ferrante and her amazing students. Discussion will follow.September 17, 2018Immaculate Heart of Mary Church 7880 Beechmont Avenue, Cincinnati, 45255 7:00-9:00 PMThe  Mourning the Creation of Racial Categories (MCRC) Project  is dedicated to using the transformative powers of the arts to mourn the creation of racial categories and to help us understand and acknowledge […]

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A Gathering at the Peace Pole in Beech Acres Park

A Gathering at the Peace Pole in Beech Acres ParkSunday, August 19, 20187:00-7:30 PM. 6910 Salem Road, Anderson Township, 45230 In light of the recent  KKK flyer leafleting in Anderson Township and the rise nationally of white supremacist activity, GAPP and ACRU invite you to join with your neighbors to say NO to hate; stand up for Diversity, Understanding, and Inclusion; and affirm the unity of our […]

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JOIN GAPP & ACRU for a book discussion

JOIN GAPP & ACRU (Anderson Churches for Racial Unity) for a book discussion.We invite you to readTEARS WE CANNOT STOP: A Sermon to White America, by Michael Eric Dyson.Then join your neighbors on Tuesday, July 17, 7:00 PM, atEastern Hills Friends Meeting, 1671 Nagel Road, 45255.  Registration requested at  www.bookstudy.eventbrite.com  Dust Jacket Reviews:Toni Morrison writes: “Elegantly written, Tears We […]

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A Gathering for Prayer and Understanding

A Gathering for Prayer and Understanding: Sunday, June 10, 4:00 PM, at Heritage. Please join GAPP for this Gathering with Native American Elders and local religious leaders. Mary Pember and Guy Jones will share Native perspectives on mascots and other cultural insights. They will be joined by Rev. Leslie Woodward, Rev. Canon William Scrivener of Christ […]

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Film Screening of More Than A Word

GAPP invites you to a film screeningMore Than A Wordby filmmakers John Little and Kenn Little, enrolled members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.Friday, May 11, 7:00 PMHeritage UU Church2710 Newtown Road, 45244 The film offers a fascinating look inside the movement to change the name of the Washington R*dskins football team. The film traces how the […]

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Learn More About the AHS Mascot Issue

Greater Anderson Promotes Peace (GAPP), whose focus is diversity, respect and inclusion, has supported changing the Anderson High School mascot for over eighteen years. GAPP has researched the concerns of Native American organizations who support the change. Key issues include: such mascots have harmful psychological effects on Native American students; they encourage cultural appropriation of […]

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What’s Race Got To Do With It?

TUESDAY, MAY 1, 7:00 – 9:00 PMGAPP and Anderson Churches for Racial Unity welcome Dorothy Smoot and Chara Fisher Jackson, of the Greater Cincinnati Urban League, for a powerful discussing of social disparities, on Tuesday, May, 1, from 7:00 – 9:00 PM at Anderson Hills United Methodist Church, 7515 Forest Road, 45255.With their input and […]

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Lawarre Named Freedom Hero

Louise Lawarre, GAPP’s executive director, was designated an Everyday Freedom Hero by the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and WCPO-TV. Lawarre’s ability to take action to protect and extend freedom, her efforts in speaking up, working for change and encouraging others to learn and grow will be archived among other honorees’ work at the Freedom […]

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Community Conversations Lead to Action

GAPP and the Forest Hills School District collaborated in 2006 to bring adults and students together for dialogue about diversity in our community. During four sessions, participants shared their experiences, examined issues and developed action plans to promote respect for diversity in our area. Here’s an update on their activities: 1. GAPP’s Religious Diversity Task […]

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GAPP Named Freedom Stations Affiliate

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center has formally designated GAPP a Freedom Stations Affiliate. Affiliates are a part of a national outreach program linking historic Underground Railroad sites, research centers, community-based organizations, university libraries and museums actively engaged in Underground Railroad research, historic preservation or contemporary freedom struggles. Find out more at www.freedomcenter.org .

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