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From 2013 through 2017, Writer-in-Residence Dani McClain followed Black Lives Matter organizing closely and wrote about it for several publications. Given the recent nationwide uprisings and efforts to root out structural racism in policing and other institutions, she is reflecting on what she's learned through her reporting in her latest blog post.

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The MLK Coalition of Cincinnati's resource guide includes Library books that reflect on the history of our nation, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy, and how it plays into the current fight for racial justice.

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Our mission is to connect people to a world of ideas and information. This includes information about complex topics, such as historical racism, white supremacy, and the institutionalized racism within organizations in our country, including our own.

Resources for Healing Racial Trauma

  • June 15, 2020 |
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We've gathered resources to promote self-care for those affected by trauma, especially members of the Black community and People of Color.

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Recent events have shone a light on violence and systemic racism in our nation. Eva Jane Romaine Coombe Library Director, Paula Brehm-Heeger, shares some thoughts on the library’s role in working collectively to build a more equitable community.

The YWCA's citywide book club gets real

  • December 23, 2019 |
  • 3 MIN READ|
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YWCA is on a mission to get Greater Cincinnati reflecting and discussing the effects of interpersonal and structural racism. To do that, they're turning to books. Read on to learn how the Library is partnering on this important initiative.

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If you aren’t able to attend the Stern Lecture Series to listen and learn from Bryan Stevenson in person, we have plenty of other ways for you to engage in his work to end mass incarceration, institutionalized racism, and economic oppression.

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August 2019 marks 400 years since the first documented landing of enslaved Africans to what would become the U.S. We've curated a list of books and videos that address the history of slavery and the impacts it still has on society today.

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