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HOME, Cincinnati Human Relations Commission team for Building Inclusive Communities forum

HOME and CHRC partner to host the annual Building Inclusive Communities forum on Dec. 1

Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME) and Cincinnati Human Relations Commission (CHRC) are hosting a neighborhood forum Dec. 1 to discuss how to build inclusive communities in Greater Cincinnati.  

The event is open to the public and will take place 6-8 p.m. at United Way in Mt. Auburn. Representatives from different areas of the city like Walnut Hills, Over-the-Rhine and Kennedy Heights will share their successes and challenges and what they're doing to grow their neighborhoods.
“Not every neighborhood is the same,” says HOME Marketing and Outreach Specialist Chloe Gersten. “And not every neighborhood will find the same success because each one has different assets and faces different challenges.”
After the panelists discuss what they're doing in their respective neighborhoods, attendees will be asked to split into small groups and have in-depth conversations about what is happening in their own communities.
“As people hear these stories, they’ll start to reflect on what’s going on in their community,” Gersten says. “We try to get people to think about how to make sure everyone is being heard, which groups are being ignored and who feels welcome.”

Do Good:

• Attend the Building Inclusive Communities forum 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at United Way, 2400 Reading Road, Mt. Auburn.

• Learn more about Housing Opportunities Made Equal and Cincinnati Human Relations Council on their websites.

• Find your own ways to foster a more inclusive and diverse community.

Read more articles by Jayna Morris.

Jayna Morris is a contributing writer and editor for Soapbox. Learn more about her at www.jaynabarker.weebly.com.
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