The year 2021 has been one of mixed blessings – greater freedoms and safety tempered by fits and starts and continued uncertainty. Still, there were things to relish and things to be grateful for, and we asked some of those featured recently in M&M to share their “favorite things” about Our Fair City from the past year.
It used to be that major acts passed us by. No longer. Check out this list, with local treasures too, and take advantage of what is a formidable collection of unique opportunities. We have definitely hit the big time.
The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is turning to art in the fight for social justice. A new exhibit, “Luba Lukova Designing Justice” will feature a portfolio of social commentary prints and posters.
The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center recently announced the Verneida I. Britton Memorial Fund, in celebration of her life and to ensure her legacy lives on in terms of commitment to excellence in education, guest experience and cultural leadership development among young people.
During the gala, the Freedom Center will present its highest honor to Amal and George Clooney, the late Congressman John Lewis and Bryan Stevenson for their lifetimes of advocacy for freedom across the globe.
Eight Cincinnati community leaders on living an active, purpose-driven life: Carole and Ed Rigaud on success and happiness for all; for Kitty and Dick Rosenthal stagnation is not an option; Susan and John Tew on good health of mind and body; Barbara and Larry Kellar on the value of hard work.
This past weekend, ArtsWave, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and the City of Cincinnati joined forces to host a showcase of multi-disciplinary art from local Black and Brown creatives.