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LBC Town Hall – Cincinnati
Race, Freedom and Equality of Opportunity:  After Obama: Race & Politics in Cincinnati
September 9, 2009

CET Studios
1223 Central Pkwy.
Cincinnati, OH 45214

Cincinnati – Former Congressman and UN Ambassador Andrew Young joined a distinguished panel of community leaders on Wednesday, September 9 at CET Studios for a discussion titled After Obama: Race and Politics in Cincinnati.

Panelists Included:

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, moderated

The event was broadcast live on CET and streamed live online at  Audience and viewer questions were submitted online and via the ALBC Twitter page.

The town hall also featured two watch parties at the New Tower Place Mall and at the Ohio Historical Center in Columbus where Cincinnatians were invited to attend and join in the discussion by sharing their ideas for continuing the conversation forward.  Appetizers and drinks were served courtesy of Funky’s Catering.

After Obama: Race and Politics in Cincinnati was just one of the 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.

The ALBC Town Hall Series is made possible with support from the Fetzer Institute.