As cases of COVID-19 are increasing again across the nation and throughout Cincinnati and Hamilton County, certain neighborhoods and demographics are more likely to contract the virus. Why is that? Mike Templeton breaks down research presented by UACC's Research Committee and other health resources to help answer that question. Read more about this in the blog post and find the closest testing site near you in an article below.

Last week, UACC held a virtual event in partnership with the Price Hill Branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County in which we presented the program Appalachians in Cincinnati, Ohio. In case you missed it, we included it in this newsletter. Please help us share this event across social media. In addition, Core Member Michael Maloney represented UACC in the Fair Housing Podcast! Listen to the episode and find more articles of interest below.

Watch Appalachian History in Cincinnati, Ohio

Last week, UACC and the Price Hill Branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County presented the virtual event, Appalachian History in Cincinnati, Ohio. We had a wonderful turnout and hope that those who were unable to attend can enjoy the recording.

Please consider sharing with friends, family, colleagues, and students who may find the information interesting, informative, or enlightening.
Ohio named Appalachian Woman as Poet Laureate
Poet: Kari Gunter-Seymour was recently enlisted as the state's third Poet Laureate! Check out this article by WOUB Public Media to learn more about her work.

Institutional Racism
Mark Curnutte, an urban Appalachian, former reporter, and now a Miami University instructor, wrote this article on some of the systematic disparities Black Americans experience. Please read and share, as education is more vital than ever.
The Fair Housing Podcast Episode 11: The Protected Class of Appalachian Origin

UACC Core member Michael Maloney was a featured guest on The Fair Housing Podcast Episode last week. UACC was highlighted as we are a protected class in Cincinnati's Human Rights Ordinance! Listen to the episode (for free) here

Free Pop-Up COVID-19 Test Sites Available

Free COVID-19 pop-up sites are opening up around Hamilton County this week amid a recent uptick in new cases. Hamilton County Public Health in partnership with the Cincinnati Health Department is setting up walk-up and drive-thru testing sites in areas of concern throughout the county. Testing will be done by the Ohio National Guard and will be available at no cost. Click HERE to view a test site near you.

Just Mercy - FREE online streaming through the month of June

As our nation responds to the racially-motivated killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and countless other black men and women, we are called to deepen our understanding of the racism endemic to our systems and structures, including our system of capital punishment.

UACC invites you to stream the award-winning film, Just Mercy, starring Micael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx and Brie Larson. This film is based on the life work of civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson.
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