Women’s Interfaith Spiritual Heritage
Saturday, Feb. 1, 1-3 p.m.
Founders Hall, 662 Wolf Ledges in Akron (at the corner of Thornton and Wolf Ledges)
Cost: free and open to the public

Panelists will reflect on their unique experiences as women of different cultures working for social change. Panelists are Dr. Martha Banks, neuropsychologist, researcher and Social Action Chair, United Methodist Women; Kathryn Booth, MBA, board member of the Women’s Endowment Fund and a former city planner; Tracy Carter, MA, Director of Government Affairs and Health Policy for Summa Health System and past president of the Women’s Endowment Fund.

RACE with TalkBack
Sunday, Feb. 2, 9 and 16 from 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Weathervane PlayHouse
Cost: $5 for students

A provocative new tale of sex, guilt and bold accusations. Two lawyers find themselves defending a wealthy white executive charged with raping a black woman. When a new legal assistant gets involved in the case, the opinions that boil beneath explode to the surface. Learn more.

“Facing Our Truth:  10-minute Plays on Trayvon, Race, and Privilege,”
Wednesday, Feb. 5, 7:30 p.m.
The Balch Street Theatre, 220 South Balch Street, Akron, OH 44302
Cost: free but donations appreciated 

The theatre is a vital community forum for exploring difficult subjects and few are as difficult to address as race and privilege in the U.S. With this staged reading, the producers hope to spark discussion and community reflection on these issues.  A post-show discussion will follow the staged reading. Learn more.

Made possible by: Center for Applied Theatre and Active Culture (CATAC), New World Performance Laboratory (NWPL), and The University of Akron’s Center for Conflict Management in collaboration with Ma’Sue Productions and in association with The New Black Fest.

Trolley Tours: Rethinking Race Issues in Akron
Wednesday, Feb. 5 or Wednesday, Feb. 12
Hosted by the Summit County Historical Society
Cost: free 

See the pick-up times, locations, etc.

Visit the John Brown House on Wednesday, Feb. 5 or Wednesday, Feb. 12 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. The City of Akron will be providing free trolley service. More details coming soon.

Trolley Tours will include:

  • the monument for the Matthews Hotel at the corners of MLK and Howard Street
  • the renewed painting at the Vernon Odom branch of the Akron-Summit County Public Library
  • The Dr. Shirla McClain Gallery at The University of Akron and many others

The Coming Together Project Reunion
Saturday, Feb. 8, 4 p.m.
Student Union 335

Individuals who served on any Coming Together youth committee, participated in any program sessions or served as a mentor to youth participants are invited to this special event. This presentation will focus on the influence of inclusion, diversity, equality and reconciliation related to former program partners.

Confirm your attendance by e-mailing Dr. Brown at flb2@uakron.edu.

Sponsored by: Dr. Fannie Brown and The Coming Together Project Reunion