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Social Justice & Black Lives Matter Task Force--Society of Ohio Archivists

  • 1.  Social Justice & Black Lives Matter Task Force--Society of Ohio Archivists

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    Begin Martin Luther King Day weekend with an unforgettable discussion about systemic racism awareness and initiatives to dismantle it.  On January 14, 2022, at noon the Society of Ohio Archivists will host the free online discussion, "Crucial Conversations: Recognizing and Overcoming Racial Injustice & Bias", featuring Eric Deggans, Dave Snyder, and moderated by Jerolyn Barbee. 

    Deggans is NPR's first full-time TV critic, appearing on all the network's shows, including Morning Edition, Here & Now and All Things Considered, writing for and appearing on podcasts such as Life Kit, Code Switch and Pop Culture Happy Hour.  He is also author of a book dissecting how media outlets use prejudice and stereotypes to build ratings and power; Race-Baiter: How the Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation, published in October 2012 by Palgrave Macmillan.

    Snyder is a white evangelical Christian with a calling to develop genuine multiethnic unity within the local church and within the local community. Black Lives Matter Cincinnati creates conversations on race with those least comfortable being in conversations about race, bringing a perspective that is based on Biblical teaching.  Through Black Lives Matter Cincinnati social media, he engages white evangelicals, Trump-supporters, white progressives, and eagerly welcomes Black allies.

    Jerolyn Barbee is the assistant director of the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center (NAAMCC). The museum is a part of the Ohio History Connection system of historic sites and museums. Jerolyn manages NAAMCC marketing, museum curatorial, and programming activities and staff.  She has over 35 years of experience developing innovative community-based programs and service delivery coordination for federally and foundation-funded programs. She has professional and volunteer experience in the areas of program administration, fundraising, media relations, and special event planning. Jerolyn raised over $4 million for non-profit organizations from federal agencies, corporate and private foundations.  A native of Memphis and parent of an adult son, Jerolyn's hobbies include gardening, gourmet cooking, travel, and playing with her dog Nia.

    The Society of Ohio Archivists provides this online discussion free to all registrants.  12:00-1:30 p.m. EST, January 14, 2022.  Register now at


    Devhra BennettJones, MA, MS, CA
    Cincinnati, Ohio