For more than 20 years the Ohio Humanities Speakers Bureau has partnered with area nonprofit organizations to host thought-provoking programming across the state. With grant support by the National Endowment for the Humanities, Ohio Humanities presents a new Speakers Bureau program, Legacy of Race and Ethnicity in Ohio, or #LegacyOhio.
The following #LegacyOhio themed-presentations are available for civic and nonprofit organizations to host thoughtful community dialogue about the difficult issues of race and ethnicity. Each #LegacyOhio scholar uses a national and statewide framework to explore where we’ve been, where we are, and to weigh the question, where do we want to be? These moderated discussions emphasize the value in recognizing the common threads that bind us all together.
The Community Within: African American History in Rural Ohio
Any Ohio civic and nonprofit organization may request to host a #LegacyOhio Speaker Bureau program. Libraries, historical societies, museums, civic associations, public agencies, senior centers, and similar community groups are encouraged to submit a request.
A host organization will agree to provide a publicly accessible venue able to accommodate at least 25 people. It must free and open to the public. A venue’s regular entrance fees may be collected but no additional fees for the #LegacyOhio program. The program cannot be used as a fundraiser. In keeping with Ohio Humanities and the NEH guidelines, #LegacyOhio cannot be used to promote a political position.
A one-hour minimum must be allotted for any presentation and conclude with audience participation.
The Ohio Humanities logo and acknowledgment must accompany any printed or online publicity materials. Ohio Humanities has an Outreach Coordinator who can assist in publicizing your event.