Urban Consulate Presents: Liberation Story
What does it mean to be free? In observance of Juneteenth and in recognition that freedom is not equal for all, host Naimah Bilal invites us to navigate the ongoing quest for liberation from oppressive systems, mindsets and cultures. Through the lens of Black changemakers in Cincinnati, Urban Consulate explores what true freedom looks like for our communities and uncovers how to expand our collective potential. What is your liberation story? What could our city be if we were all truly free?
Lean Into Juneteenth & Liberation Topics:
Say It Loud:Juneteenth: Freedom
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Host of Urban Consulate Presents: Liberation Story and Co-Host of Urban Consulate in Cincinnati
Naimah Bilal is co-host of Urban Consulate in Cincinnati, where she convenes dialogues about civic life through the lens of racial equity, amplifying voices and ideas to promote a culture of learning and exchange. As Chief Development Officer of the Children’s Literacy Initiative, she provides leadership, strategic vision, and direction to actuate and expand philanthropic support in service of Black and Latinx students. Bilal carries a unique blend of executive fundraising, performance, arts administration, and music pedagogy expertise. Combining an orchestral performance career with ten years of artistic planning experience, she has worked with the University of Cincinnati Foundation, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Waldorf School, and was a Management Fellow with the League of American Orchestras. She is the founder and host of “Bawse With a Cause,” the first podcast series to feature the stories, big ideas, and industry insights of Black and Brown leaders doing transformative work in the wider nonprofit space. She received her B.A. from Indiana University and M.A. from Case Western Reserve University/CIM. She is pursuing an MBA with an emphasis in Economics from the University of Cincinnati Lindner College of Business.