WALK OUR BLOCKS
Thursday, October 7th, 2021
This year, we will share time together in a unique way by walking the blocks of Over-the-Rhine, meeting neighbors, learning about the work of OTRCH, and gathering outdoors at Washington Park. There will be food and refreshments, we will look at progress being made in 2021 and present Partner in Building Our Beloved Community awards.
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We’re grateful to our 2020 sponsors: OCCH, PNC Bank, J-RAB, 3CDC, Parking Lot Management, River Hills Bank, Sisters of Charity, Tidwell Group, Model Group, Cincinnati Development Fund, The Marianist Province of United States, Franciscan Friars of St. John, Platte Architecture, Impact Services, Sol Consultants, Schmidt Heating and Cooling, John Hueber Homes, CUDA Studios, Union Savings Bank, Dinsmore & Shol, and Over-the-Rhine Community Council.
In 2007 we embarked on a journey to celebrate the community that we sought to perverse and help grow, building inclusivity. We planned to make our first event a memorable one! The evening included nationally-recognized architect Michael Pyatok who spoke on quality affordable housing design; the unveiling of a limited edition Rookwood tile that was exclusively designed by Cincinnati artist Terri Kern for OTRCH; and a brief introduction to the work of OTRCH.
On through the years we have had poets, staff, residents, artists, videographers and many more friends help us celebrate and tell the story of our neighborhood and our work. Check out these videos we shared in 2016: Todd’s Story and Angie’s Story. Click here to see a list of past award recipients.
Guests at our 2018 event had a blast celebrating the artistic talent that exists in our neighborhood. Click here to check out the photo album on Facebook! 2018 Partner in Building Our Beloved Community award recipients were Cincinnati Development Fund and Georgia Keith.
In 2019, we presented Partner in Building Our Beloved Community awards to Peaslee Neighborhood Center, the Greater Cincinnati Homeless Coalition, and Bonnie Neumeier. View the video shown that evening, produced by Barbara Wolf, here, and check out the photos from the evening, taken by Angie Lipscomb, here.
In 2020 we went virtual due to the global pandemic, but we didn’t miss a beat celebrating and honoring our special community. We still shared time together and we reflected on the impact that the current state of affairs had on us and our neighbors. We observed the depth of our organization’s commitment to creating homes that are more than just houses and a community that is more than a destination. And we of course shared the stories of our work and the lives of Over-the-Rhine residents. The stories shared elevated the value and reassurance that a stable home provides.