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Anti-Racism

Ignite Peace believes that racism is a system of advantage and disadvantage based on skin color that is both implicit and explicit, and includes race-based prejudice and institutional power. In alignment with our core values, Ignite Peace works through a framework of racial equity, centering the elimination of systemic racism and the creation of equitable opportunities for all humans. We believe these priorities are integral to our mission of promoting the creation of a nonviolent society. We recognize that people of color have and continue to experience oppression and that white people must play a role in dismantling and deconstructing racism. Read more about our Anti-Racism Framework here.

Our Work

  • Race and Racism in Cincinnati: A 3 Part Docuseries shares a people‚Äôs history that places storytelling authority in the hands of common people and people on the racial margins. It tells a history that is not often told in school curriculums or in mainstream (white) culture.
    • To learn more or find screening times click here.
    • To bring the Docuseries to your workplace, community group, or faith community facilitated by an Ignite Peace trainer please email bekky@IgnitePeace.org. Click here to learn more about what we offer.
  • Race and Racism in Cincinnati Toolkit was developed in 2018. The toolkit explores race and racism in Cincinnati as it relates to history, the law, and resilient communities of color, and it features post-reading quizzes, reflection questions, and action steps
    • You can read it online through Issuu here.
    • You can download it for print here.

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