Events and Activities: Connect on Campus


February 26, 2018

Taft Research Symposium Keynote

4:30-6 p.m., Keynote and Q&A, Tangeman University Center, Room 400B
6-7 p.m., Reception, Tangeman University Center, Room 400C

  • Keynote by Timothy Snyder, Richard C. Levin Professor of History, Yale University, and author of "On Tyranny: 20 Lessons from the 20th Century."


March 1, 2018

Turning the Tide: Rising Above Challenging Situations and Engaging in Authentic Conversations

9-10:30 a.m., Rieveschl Auditorium, Vontz Center
1-2:30 p.m., Room 5401 (small auditorium) College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP)
3-4:30 p.m., Room 5401 (small auditorium) College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP)

  • Kathy Obear has over 30 years of experience as an organizational development consultant and trainer specializing in creating inclusion, team and organizational effectiveness, conflict resolution and change management. Her recent best-selling book is titled "Turn the Tide: Rise Above Toxic, Difficult Situations in the Workplace."


March 10-June 16, 2018

Events in the Community:
Community Conversation: Being Curious Together About Race

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, along with the YWCA Greater Cincinnati and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, are hosting three community conversatons to further the dialogue that is needed around race. These sessions will be held in a space that provides enough safety, so authenticity can emerge and genuine healing can begin.

  • 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, March 10, Taft Center at Fountain Square, 425 Walnut St., Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202
  • 5:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 25, Interact for Health, 3805 Edwards Rd., Room 500, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45209
  • 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, June 16, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, 50 E. Freedom Way, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202

These are free sessions, but seating is limited. RSVPs are required.


March 28, 2018

Livestream of the YWCA Racial Justice Breakfast
8-9:30 a.m., Room 118, UC College of Law

Breakfast will be provided for those who join the UC and Cincinnati Law communities for this livestream featuring keynoter Fania Davis, social justice activist, civil rights trial attorney and restorative justice practitioner. As co-founder and director of Restorative Justice for Oakland, Fania engages families, communities and systems to stop cycles of youth violence and incarceration.

The event is free and open to all, however, registration is required.