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The OHIO Collective presents

The State of Black Ohio

Join us on Thursday, February 23, 2023, from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM as we discuss SOLUTIONS for the challenges that the Black community faces in The Mahoning Valley. We will focus on solutions to system, structural, and institutional issues in the areas of health, education, economic development, tech, and The Arts.

Who should attend?

Anyone who is invested in applying solutions to help improve conditions for Black citizens in Ohio cities.

Strategic Planning | Solution Oriented | Short & Long Term Planning | Networking

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The State of Black Ohio will feature a keynote address from Jody Armour in addition to a series of racial equity focused panel discussions exploring solutions to crucial current issues in the areas of economic development, education, and health and housing  to help bring action and resources to African American communities across the State and the United States as a whole.

The State of Ohio Collective is comprised of thought leaders, educators, university professors, entrepreneurs, health professionals, and strategists focused on providing racial equity solutions in 8 key metropolitan cities throughout the state of Ohio, with the highest concentrated numbers of African Americans: Akron, Canton, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton, Toledo, and Youngstown.

Terris Todd

Terris Todd

Executive Director

Terris Todd is the newly appointed Executive Director for the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans. He comes to us from Battle Creek, Michigan, where he lives with his wife and three daughters. Most recently, Todd served as the director of education and children services for Community Action of South Central Michigan, serving low-income children and families. Continue reading...

Jody David Armour

Jody David Armour

Law Professor, Scholar, Author

Jody David Armour is the Roy P. Crocker Professor of Law at the University of Southern California. Armour’s expertise ranges from personal injury claims to claims about the relationship between racial justice, criminal justice, and the rule of law. Armour studies the intersection of race and legal decision making as well as torts and tort reform movements. Learn more...

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