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Mar 1-29 - 21-Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge
Mar 19 - Sr. Simone Campbell, Leader of "Nuns on the Bus" speaks at John Carroll
Mar 21 - Fundraiser: Brooklyn City Councilwoman Meg Ryan Shockey
Mar 23 - District 14 Voice: Dave Joyce (Empty Chair) Town Hall
Mar 24 - Fundraiser: Laura Rodriguez-Carbone for Lakewood City Council Ward 1
Mar 24 - Fundraiser: Bedford/Walton Hills Democratic Party

Mar 26 - Film Screening: Wilma Mankiller documentary
Apr 4 - 
Training: How Things Work at the Ohio Statehouse
Apr 4 - Fundraiser: Lora M. Thompson for Lyndhurst City Council
Apr 10 - Freedom of Choice Ohio Advocacy Day 2019
Apr 15 - Meet Your Legislator: State Rep. Stephanie Howse

Apr 28 - Cuyahoga County Dems' Annual Dinner features Senator Kamala Harris
May 6 - 2019 Women of Achievement Luncheon
Requests for listing should be sent to info@CuyahogaDWC.org 

This challenge was originally developed by Dr. Eddie Moore Jr. and Debby Irving and has been adapted by many organizations across the country. The challenge is designed to create dedicated time and space to build more effective social justice habits, particularly those dealing with issues of race, power, privilege, and leadership.

Participants will be prompted daily with challenges such as reading an article, listening to a podcast, reflecting on personal experience and more.

Participation in an activity like this helps us to discover how racial injustice and social injustice impact our community, to connect with one another, to identify ways to dismantle racism and other forms of discrimination.

This is an exciting opportunity to dive deep into racial equity and social justice. We hope you'll join us and accept this challenge.

Our challenge starts on Friday, March 1st and continues (Monday-Friday) through March 29th.

Before Day 1, you will receive an introductory email explaining the purpose of the challenge and your Challenge Reflection Log - a tool to ensure you are taking full advantage of what the challenge has to offer. Starting on March 1st, expect to receive daily emails containing your challenge options.

YWCA Greater Cleveland. 4019 Prospect Ave. Cleveland, OH 44103. 216-881-6878.  info@ywcaofcleveland.org 

District 14 Voice, along with other grassroots groups in District 14, are hosting an "Empty Chair" Town Hall for our temporary Congressman David Joyce.

Our exciting lineup will include speakers that are addressing critical issues for our district and democracy as they relate to David Joyce. These topics are -included- in Joyce Watch under the #ContactJoyce heading. https://my.visme.co/projects/z4yr3e7y-joyce-watch-march-2019
  • Marion Clarke, Planned Parenthood, Title X "gag rule"
  • Ted Seuss, SPAN (Single Payer Action Network),Medicare for All
  • Kathleen Baka, Friends of Immigrants, Family Separation
Please come for an afternoon of getting all #FiredUp and #ReadyToGo all over again, and be prepared with questions to pose to "David Joyce". There might even be a few surprises....

Light refreshments & coffee will be served.

Additional Information will be provided by Planned Parenthood, NARAL, CLASH (Cleveland Lead Advocates for Safe Housing) & Friends of Immigrants.

Co-hosts include


Forward United NEO

Crooked River Action

District 14 Voters

Indivisible Ashtabula County, Moving Forward Together



Bedford/Walton Hills Democratic Party, Victor Fluharty, Treasurer
92 John Street, Bedford, Ohio 44146

Celebrate Women's History Month 
at a
Free Screening of Wilma Mankiller Documentary

It's Women's History Month,  and the YWCA  Greater Cleveland's upcoming Racial Justice Series event is just the way to celebrate! Join us on March 26th for a FREE screening of the documentary Mankiller, the powerful true story of feminist, activist, and first female chief of the Cherokee Nation, Wilma Mankiller.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 
6:00 - 8:30 pm
CWRU's Tinkham Veale University Center
11038 Bellflower Rd, Ballroom C, Cleveland, OH 44106-3968

The director and producer of the film, Valerie Red-Horse Mohl, will speak following the screening, examining the legacy of Mankiller's formidable life. Mohl will also discuss her work as the preeminent collaborator with American Indian tribal nations bringing Native stories to the screen, and contemplating the critical roles of women in leadership.

Free and open to the community; light refreshments will be served.

RSVP to socialjustice@case.edu or 216-368-7568

YWCA Greater Cleveland
4019 Prospect Ave., Cleveland, OH 44103

Online contributions: https://www.paypal.me/LMTProductions 

Freedom of Choice Ohio Advocacy Day 2019

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Holiday Inn Columbus Downtown-Capitol Square
175 East Town Street, Columbus, OH 43215
Freedom of Choice Ohio will hold our annual Advocacy Day on April 10, 2019. This year, we will focus on bringing #OurStoriesOurLives to the Statehouse to help legislators understand how their agenda attacking reproductive healthcare hurts Ohioans and their families. Since 2011, the Ohio legislature has systematically passed bill after bill limiting access to comprehensive reproductive healthcare and abortion services in our state and as a result, half of Ohio's abortion clinics have closed, leaving many without access to the services they need.
We will provide you with all the information you need to effectively share stories and advocate with elected officials. Following the training, participants will engage with their legislators to show the impact that the dangerous anti-abortion and reproductive health care agenda has on their constituents.

Are you a student with URGE? They have their own registration form: https://bit.ly/2MINu5R 

Tickets are $15.00. We want to have everyone who is able to attend Advocacy Day be able to attend, so if you would like a reduced rate in order to be able to afford to come, please email volunteer@prochoiceohio.org
Freedom Of Choice-Ohio Coalition
A coalition of Pro-Choice Organizations around Ohio who work to protect the right to choose:
American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio
American Association of University Women
League of Women Voters of Ohio
NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio
National Association of Social Workers Ohio Chapter
National Council of Jewish Women-Columbus Section
Ohio National Organization for Women (NOW)
Ohio Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio
Progress Ohio
Women Have Options

Meet Your Legislators Series: 
Representative Stephanie Howse

Monday, April 15, 2019
10:00 am
Adamhs Board of Cuyahoga County
2012 West 25th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44113

Representative Stephanie Howse of District 11 will be at the ADAMHS Board for the 2019 Meet Your Legislators Series. This series is an opportunity for individuals and families affected by mental illness and/or substance use disorders, providers, and other stakeholders to interact with legislators about various issues affecting the behavioral health community. We will meet in the Ohio Room of the ADAMHS Board offices located on the 6th Floor of 2012 West 25th St.


Please join us for the 2019 Women of Achievement Awards

The YWCA Women of Achievement Luncheon will be held on Monday, May 6, 2019, at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown. Get your tickets now to support the female leaders of Cleveland.

The Women of Achievement class of 2019 is a group of women who have thrived when faced with adversity and chose to create their own paths. As diverse as these women are, they collectively share the passion to better the community through their work and a dedication to share their knowledge with the next generation of women.

YWCA Greater Cleveland
4019 Prospect Ave., Cleveland, OH 44103

Cuyahoga Democratic Women's Caucus
Email: info@cuyahogadwc.org
Telephone: 216-479-6622