OSU Extension, Warren County and the MLK Community Coalition of Lebanon invite you to a virtual Community Discussion on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, as part of the National Day of Racial Healing. The National Day of Racial Healing is a time for contemplation and collective action on #HowWeHeal from the effects of racism. The Day is an opportunity to bring ALL people together in our common humanity and inspire collective action to create a more just and equitable world.

In Warren County, we are hosting a facilitated Community Discussion based on the documentary 13th directed by Ava DuVernay. The documentary combines archival footage with testimony from activists and scholars, to examine the U.S. prison system and how the country's history of racial inequality drives the high rate of incarceration in America. This Oscar-nominated film won Best Documentary at the Emmys, the BAFTAs, and the NAACP Image Awards.

We encourage you to watch this award-winning documentary and come prepared to listen and learn from your fellow community members. We look forward to a thought-provoking and inspiring conversation. The documentary is available to watch for free on Netflix YouTube Channel. The movie is an hour and 40 minutes long. Please note, the film contains graphic and disturbing images and is rated TV-MA (for mature audiences).

 The Community Discussion is limited to the first 15 participants.


For more information contact, Laura Stanton, OSU Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Educator, at stanton.60@osu.edu or call 513-807-9864.