Over-the-Rhine Peoples' Movement Walking Tour
The Homeless Coalitions Social Justice Walking Tour focuses on the historical and contemporary struggles and successes of the Over-the-Rhine People's Movement. Tours take you through the streets, alleys, and parks of the neighborhood and clarify the meaning and direction of decades of neglect and today's investment. Learn and see for yourself what gentrification looks like and how displacement affects community members.
Part 1: Introduction outside of the Homeless Coalition (30 minutes). Cincinnati history, including Native American history, colonial history, immigration history, and the influence of racism in housing (and many other aspects of life) in Cincinnati.
Part 2: Making several walking stops throughout the neighborhood (90 minutes). Introduction to the Over-the-Rhine People's Movement and visiting places and hearing stories about how people in the neighborhood have come together to ensure that people (who have been historically pushed from their homes), maintain their ability to stay in Over-the-Rhine, regardless of economic and social impacts. Also, this tour shows how Hostile Design is used and the impact of the loss of public space. Direct and indirect Gentrification are explained and seen through real-life examples. This tour ends at Washington Park.
Topics covered include:
Housing Laws and Discrimination
Over-the-Rhine Peoples' Movement
Hostile Design and Architecture
Privatization and loss of Public Space
Non-profit advocacy and service organizations
Single Room Occupancy (SRO's)
Cincinnati's 2001 Rebellion against police brutality
Gentrification and displacement
Pay-What-You-Can, $25 Suggested
Limited Tickets Available
Homeless Coalition (View)
113 E. 12th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
|Minimum Age: 12|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|