Joining Forces for Children will gather for a day of Action on ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences), featuring a keynote address from Dr. Vincent Felitti, M.D., the primary investigator of the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study. Lunch and a participatory panel discussion will follow Dr. Felitti’s keynote address.
Action on ACEs is a celebration of Joining Forces for Children as well as a launch pad for new ideas to advance our community movement in response to ACEs. We will celebrate the diverse work that is happening in our community to address ACEs as well as engage and educate new stakeholders and community champions. Thought partners from across the country will join us to share stories and ideas to inspire and encourage us.
Action on ACEs: Creating Our Movement will be held at The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, 50 E Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202. The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is located in downtown Cincinnati, on the banks of the Ohio River. Several parking options are available. Many guests choose to park at the Central Riverfront Parking Garage at the Banks. The Fountain Square Parking Garage is also nearby, as well as limited street parking and surface lots. Guests may check in at the registration table beginning at 10:30 am. The event will begin promptly at 11:00 am in the Harriet Tubman Theater on the second floor.
Guests needing wheelchair access will find accessible parking at the Central Riverfront Parking Garage near the garage elevators. The front doors of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center are located on the lower level. Wheelchairs are available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis. These wheelchairs are available free of charge. Advance reservations are not available. Accessible restrooms are available on the first, third, fourth and fifth floors of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Elevators are available for guests to access each floor of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.
Registration for the event is $40 per person. No same day registrations will be offered. Please contact Erin at email@example.com if the registration fee is a barrier for your attendance. Online registration is first come first serve, with a cap at 300 guests. Registration will close on September 10th or when capacity is reached.
Our small-plate lunch stations will feature 9 autumn-themed "bites" that include vegetarian, gluten-free and vegan options. Coffee and sweet treats will also be available to keep you energized through the afternoon.