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Lincoln Bicentennial Town Hall - Cincinnati




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After Obama:  Race and Politics in Cincinnati to Feature Former U.S. Congressman and UN Ambassador Andrew Young; Two Public Watch Parties

Cincinnati – Former Congressman and UN Ambassador Andrew Young will join a distinguished panel of community leaders on Wednesday, September 9 at CET Studios for a discussion titled After Obama: Race and Politics in Cincinnati.  Presented by the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, the town hall meeting is FREE and open to the public.

Panelists Include:

  • Ambassador Andrew Young, activist, former Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
  • Jan-Michele Lemon Kearney, publisher, Cincinnati Herald
  • Judge Nathaniel Jones, Lawyer, academic, and judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Father Michael Graham, President of Cincinnati’s Xavier University
  • Maria G. Molina, Proctor and Gamble’s Latin American Development Director and Americas Consumer Relations Manager
  • Clyde Gray, News Anchor from WCPO-TV, will moderate

The event will be broadcast live on CET at 8:00 p.m. and stream live online at CETConnect.org.  Online questions can be submitted until 9:30 p.m.  Questions may also be submitted through the ALBC Twitter page – lincoln200yrs. 

The New Tower Place Mall at 28 W. 4th Street will host a watch party for the town hall.  Cincinnatians are invited to attend and join in the discussion by sharing their ideas for continuing the conversation forward.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Appetizers and drinks will be served courtesy of Funky's Catering.  The live broadcast runs from 8:00-9:30 p.m.  

A second watch party will take place at the Ohio Historical Center in Columbus.  Hosted by the Ohio Historical Society, the watch party is free. It will take place from 8:00-9:30 p.m.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Watch party participants can come early to view the center’s featured exhibitions ─ Soul! Art from the National Afro-American Museum and Culture Center and The Legend of John Brown: Serigraphs by Jacob Lawrence.  

The Ohio Historical Center is located on I-71 and 17th Ave (take Exit 111 off of I-71) in Columbus.  It is one of 58 historic museums and sites operated by the Ohio Historical Society, a nonprofit organization that serves as the state’s partner in preserving and interpreting Ohio’s history, archaeology and natural history.

Admission to both watch parties is free but reservations are requested.  Reserve your seat at www.lincolnliveson.com.

After Obama:  Race and Politics in Cincinnati is just one of eleven town halls throughout the country exploring issues of race, equality, social justice and history.  Inspired by Abraham Lincoln’s efforts to build an equal opportunity society, the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission’s Lincoln Legacy Town Hall Meeting series seeks to build mutual understanding about differing perspectives on race and ethnicity and provide an opportunity to re-examine what it means to be American in the 21st century.

CET Channels

Channel # 48    Over-the-Air
Channel #13     Time Warner Cable & Insight Communications Northern Kentucky
Channel #7       Insight Communications Batesville, Indiana
Channel #8       Adelphia Cable Delhi
Channel #6       Adelphia Cable Ross, Georgetown, Ripley, & Sardinia

For more CET Channel Listings visit http://www.cetconnect.org/Television/CETChannels.aspx.

About the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission

Congress established the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission to plan the nation’s celebration of the 16th president’s 200th birthday in 2009.  The Commission works to engage the broadest range of individuals and groups in the commemoration.  Through education programs, public forums, and the arts, in communities across the nation, the Commission provides an opportunity to re-examine Lincoln’s legacy in our 21st century democracy.  Its members, who are appointed by the president and congressional leaders, include political leaders, jurists, historians, and collectors.