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  • Community Conversations: Standing Rock Tonight at National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

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    April 27, 2017
    Contact: Will Jones
    (513) 333-7558
    (513) 288-4834

    wjones@nurfc.org
     
    Jamie Glavic
    (513) 333-7511
    (513) 802-7355

    jglavic@nurfc.org

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    MEDIA ADVISORY
    Community Conversations: Standing Rock Tonight at
    National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
    Opportunity to Interview Panelists and Museum Staff
     
    CINCINNATI, OH (April 27, 2017) – The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center invites the media to attend
    Community Conversations: Standing Rock today, April 27.
     
    Attendees will learn about the current issues surrounding the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) and the tribes of Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota. This evening’s conversation was organized by National Underground Railroad Freedom Center intern and Northern Kentucky University graduate Rachel Ellison after a recent visit to the Standing Rock reservation of Oceti Sakowin. The conversation will be moderated by Allison Warner, President of Kiksuya, an NKU student organization dedicated to service and outreach to Native American communities. The lecture begins at 7:00 p.m.
     

    What: Community Conversations: Standing Rock

     
    When: Today, April 27, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
    Where: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
    50 East Freedom Way, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
    Who: Community Conversations: Standing Rock Panelists
    Albert Ortiz, Chairman of the American Indian Movement of Indiana and Kentucky and a member of the Kiowa and Yaqui tribes;
    Dr. Nicole Grant, PhD, Professor of Sociology at Northern Kentucky University and an expert on Indigenous issues;
    Dr. Joan Ferrante, PhD, Professor of Sociology at Northern Kentucky University and an expert on race relations;
    Alan Seifert, a local Cincinnatian activist who recently travelled to Standing Rock to participate in the protests.
    National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Staff
    Will Jones, Public Relations & Social Media Coordinator
    Rachel Ellison, Intern and Northern Kentucky University Public History Graduate Student
     
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    About National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
    The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center opened in August 2004 on the banks of the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. Since then, more than 1.3 million people have visited its permanent and changing exhibits and public programs, inspiring everyone to take courageous steps for freedom. Two million people have utilized educational resources online at 
    freedomcenter.org, working to connect the lessons of the Underground Railroad to inform and inspire today’s global and local fight for freedom. Partnerships include Historians Against Slavery, Polaris Project, Free the Slaves, US Department of State and International Justice Mission. In 2014, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center launched a new online resource in the fight against modern slavery, endslaverynow.org.
     
     
    Will Jones I Public Relations & Social Media Coordinator
    National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
    50 East Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

    wjones@nurfc.org
    (513) 333-7558
    (513) 288-4834

    freedomcenter.org
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