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The Power of Black Motherhood: Brunch + Panel w/ Dani McClain

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a brunch & panel featuring Black women leaders in conversation about the joys & challenges that black families face.

Please join Cradle Cincinnati for a conversation about black motherhood.
The brunch and panel discussion will feature black women leaders in conversation about the joys and challenges that black families face, from navigating local schools to managing anxieties around discrimination and police violence.

Together we will discuss different approaches to building community and support for our families.

Panelists include:

Ruby Crawford-Hemphill, assistant chief nursing officer of Patient Care Services at University of Cincinnati Medical Center

Kimya Moyo, retired Cincinnati Public Schools educator, founder of Sankofa Educational Enrichment Program

Denise Thomas, Dayton-based doula

Dr. Meredith Shockley Smith, Director of Community Strategies, Cradle Cincinnati

The panel will be moderated by Dani McClain, award-winning journalist and author of the new book We Live for the We: The Political Power of Black Motherhood.

Dani McClain reports on race and reproductive health. She is a contributing writer at The Nation and a fellow at Type Media Center. McClain has written for outlets including Time, Slate, and The Rumpus.

Twenty copies of McClain's book will be given to guests on a first come, first served basis. The book can also be purchased at Joseph Beth or via online vendors including Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Hue-Man.