Events

"Progress is not just white people becoming aware. Progress is what they do with that awareness. If awareness doesn't result in a reduction of racial inequities, we've accomplished nothing."

Upcoming Events:

January 11th, 2022: Let's Talk Human Trafficking Awareness https://freedomcenter.org/voice/event/lets-talk-human-trafficking-awareness-2/

January 18th, 2022: It Starts With Me: Shifting Priorities to Create the Beloved Community

United Way Women's Initiative Panel
Tuesday, May 14th
12:04 am

Finding Fulfillment: Women in Leadership

36th Annual Toledo Excel Conference for Aspiring Minority Youth
Saturday, January 11th
12:04 am

This panel discussion features Dr. Yusef Salaam and explores how race influences the experiences of BIPOC youth in the criminal justice system and what community leaders can do to mitigate harmful outcomes. The goal of the conference is to promote the importance of higher education, civil/human rights and social justice--matters of great significance to the target students and their success in future professional careers.

Human Trafficking: Who's At Risk
Monday, January 13th
12:04 am

Anybody can fall prey to human traffickers but some populations are more at risk than others. Those who face racism, sexism, and other social barriers are particularly vulnerable to this form of modern-day enslavement. Join us for a meaningful moderated discussion with Dr. Earl Lewis and Ra’Shya Ghee, as we explore the intersection of human trafficking, race, gender, and class.

Juvenile Justice Reform in Lucas County
Saturday, February 29th
12:04 am

Community leaders, including the chief of police, juvenile court judge, the head of a child detention center, and a child psychologist come together to discuss how to divert youth, especially youth of color, from ever entering the criminal justice system. RaShya moderated the discussion.

Harvard Club of Northeast Ohio: Black Lives Matter
Wednesday, October 28th
12:04 am

Program addresses the following questions: "What will it take to get rid of racism?" & "Is racism a public health issue?"

Children's Hospital New Orleans: Compounding Vulnerabilities: How Racism Impacts Human Trafficking
Wednesday, January 27th
12:04 am

This discussion explores the historical trajectory of race, its modern impact on human trafficking, and strategies to optimize racially competent advocacy.

Boston University School of Medicine/Boston Medical Center Department of Psychiatry Legally Bound: The Inextricable Relationship Between Race and American Law
Thursday, February 18th
12:04 am

In his 1903 text, “The Souls of Black Folk”, W.E.B. Du Bois said that “the problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color-line”. What the last year has shown us is that “the color-line” is very much still the problem of the twenty-first century too. This latest iteration of the civil rights movement has renewed interest in racial equality and created circumstances ripe for change. This discussion explores the historical trajectory of race, its modern impact, and strategies for future progress through a legal lens and equips participants with language and framework tools to maximize their contributions to this moment.

2021 University of Toledo Third Annual Womxn of Color Symposium
Friday, March 26th
12:04 am

"This year’s theme “HerStory is Our Future” focuses on the rich historical and contemporary stories of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) womxn (cisgender, transgender, and non-binary). We wish to explore how BIPOC womxn’s art, history, music, literature, personal narrative, and poetry are shaping the future of our communities and our nation." RaShya Ghee Presentation: The Inheritance of Boldness: Black Women Who Used Less Sugar

University of Minnesota Law School Spring Alumni Week-Advancing Equity: Race & Legal Education
Monday, April 19th
12:04 am

This program considers the state of race in legal education and how such efforts support racial equity.

Frontline to Freedom VI: Challenging & Changing Our Perspective on Human Trafficking
Saturday, April 24th
12:04 am

Highlights issues surrounding the usage of racialized language and imagery within the Human Trafficking Movement & discusses ways to reframe understandings in more racially competent ways.

University of Minnesota Law School presents Racial Equity & Justice Curriculum: Introductory Lecture
Monday, August 9th
1:00 am

Part-time Professor Rashya Ghee designed a self-guided study for the Minnesota Law community to help re-orient our understanding of America's legal landscape through the lens of race. In this lecture, she will introduce the study, explain how to use the content to optimize learning, and provide other tools to help navigate this nuanced facet of American life. You can learn more about UMN Law's commitment to racial justice here: https://www.law.umn.edu/admissions/equity-diversity-inclusion/commitment-racial-justice

Engaging Racial Equity Dept of HHS
Monday, August 16th
12:04 am

In depth comprehensive racial equity training focused on historical context, present nuance, healing, and action.

Beyond Colorblindness: Race & The American Legal System
Tuesday, August 24th
12:00 pm

This unique 10-part virtual and interactive series takes an in-depth look at the origins of race in America, how the idea of race was constructed and refined in American society, the regulatory history of race, and the modern legacy of that history. Participants will understand how that history has contributed to our present racial climate and what we can do as individuals and organizations to champion racial equity. This training is designed for all knowledge levels who work in the legal system and desire to develop racial competence skills and is open to other professionals interested. Our facilitator, RaShya Ghee, has years of experience in facilitating candid discussions around race which participants have expressed have left them feeling empowered and informed. This training is an opportunity for those within the legal system to take steps towards their commitment to creating a more racially equitable society. All those who would like to benefit from more understanding of and tools for our present racial challenges, are invited to register and attend. You can register and find more information at http://www.advocatingopportunity.com/training2021 *The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent those of the Ohio State Bar Foundation.

Family Law League Racial Equity Training
Monday, October 4th
12:04 am

In depth comprehensive racial equity training focused on historical context, present nuance, healing, and action.

Let’s Talk: Human Trafficking Awareness
Tuesday, January 11th
12:04 am

Modern prohibitions of human trafficking in the U.S. are rooted in the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which barred slavery and involuntary servitude in 1865. Credibly connecting historic and modern slavery provides a broader, deeper understanding of slavery across time that will inspire a new generation of conductors. Join us for a meaningful discussion as we explore the current state of human trafficking with the impact of the pandemic and continuous systemic racial inequities. National Human Trafficking Awareness Day brings attention to a crime that leaves a lasting toll on human life, families, and communities around the world. Beginning in 2010, by Presidential Proclamation, each January has been designated National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. This remarkable panel will include: Verjine Adanalian, accomplished attorney with the Ohio Justice & Policy Center Gaby DeBellis, anti-human trafficking specialist and human rights advocate RaShya Ghee, a notable change agent, lawyer and educator Registration is required: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FKfqdAKTQqKe9cW-mC_6cw

It Starts With Me: Shifting Priorities to Create The Beloved Community
Tuesday, January 18th
12:04 am