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Jan 18 - Women's March: Pre-Protest Poster Party
Jan 19 - Women's March Cleveland
Jan 20 & 27 - Community Forums 
Jan 24 - NEOYBD Membership Mixer
Jan 25 - Swearing-In Ceremony: Emily Hagan, Judge, Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas
Feb 9 - Speaking Truth to Power: Inspiring Change through Truth Telling
Feb 16 - Justice for Our Sisters - Domestic Violence Forum
Feb 26 - Public Policy Forum: How Can We Reduce Gun Violence in Cleveland?
Mar 5 - Public Policy Forum: The Immigration Acts of 1921 & 1924: How they changed Cleveland
Requests for listing should be sent to info@CuyahogaDWC.org 

Learn more about women's issues and make posters for the third annual Cleveland Women's March held on January 19, 2019! No expectation, casual and family encouraged! Posters, markers and scissors provided, but bring what you like to add that extra flair! Most importantly we hope you come out to rally for women's issues.

Starting at 7pm we will have short "Petcha Kutcha" style presentations going over some top issues, legislation, and actionable ideas to give you not only ideas for your poster but information to take-away and share. Topics can include US sexual misconduct rules, sexual reproductive health, maternal care issues, environmental issues, etc. We will have experts and people like you sharing what they are passionate about; so if you are interested in presenting for 5 minutes on a topic of your choice, please email Cami Ross (cami@case.edu) directly to be added to the program. 

This even it not officially sanctioned by the Women's March Cleveland. For official information about the Women's March Cleveland: 


Women's March Cleveland/Northeast, Ohio returns for its third year, an anniversary event that begins at 11:00 am with speeches on Public Square in downtown Cleveland and is followed by a noon march with speeches at 1:00 pm at Old Stone Church, also on Public Square. There are sister marches across the country and globe on Jan. 19 with seven in Ohio alone. Cleveland has nearly 9k interested or going via Facebook. Stay tuned for a full list of speakers. Info tel:(216) 659-0473.

Community Forums
Sundays, January 20 and 27
9:30 - 10:45 am
First Unitarian Church of Cleveland
21600 Shaker Blvd., Shaker Heights 44122 

January 20
History, Politics, and the Backfire Theory

With: Brent Larkin, Plain Dealer columnist and former PD editorial director 

Did fear, lies and racism grow stronger throughout the state in the 2018 election. The history of Ohio's elections trends toward deep seated Republican conservatism, especially in rural areas. How can progressives work with conservatives?  According to the “Backfire Theory,” when your deepest convictions are challenged by contradictory evidence, your beliefs get stronger. Is this true? 

January 27 
Dialogues on Activism and Elections: 2019 and Beyond 

What is the role of activists in advancing their agenda this year? What specific community issues, actions, policies, or media encourage volunteer commitment?  Countywide activist groups grew immensely in 2018. Will they continue to be stable, grow, or taper off?  How can we personally strategize our activist time and resources?  

Panelists: Steve Holecko, director, Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucas; Audrey Morris, co-chair, League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland; Norman Robbins, research director, Northeast Ohio Voter Advocates 
Moderator: Erika Anthony, vice president, government relations, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress, and co-chair, Cleveland Votes


First Unitarian Church of Cleveland


Make one of your New Year's resolutions to BECOME A MEMBER of NEOYBD!
We'll see you at our first Membership Mixer!

Thursday, January 24, 2019, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Don Ramon's Mexican Restaurant
5708 Mayfield Rd, Lyndhurst, Ohio 44124 
Find this event on Facebook

Speaking Truth to Power: Inspiring Change through Truth Telling

Saturday, February 9, 2019 
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tinkham Veale Center 
11038 Bellflower Rd, Cleveland, Ohio 44106

  • Free for high school students, college students, graduate students
  • $10 others (by Feb 8) - $15 at the door
Or mail your check to IRTF, 3606 Bridge Ave, Cleveland OH 44113

IRTF & CWRU's 19th Annual Social Justice Teach-In is a great opportunity for people of all ages to gain the information and practical skills to work for peace, economic justice, and human rights!

This annual event attracts 650+ participants, many from area high schools and colleges. The Teach-In provides participants with information, practical skills, and resources to support justice and human rights programming at their schools, congregations, or civic groups.

Choose from 30+ workshops on local and global justice issues.

Get skills training to work for social change!

Find this event on Facebook.

Justice For Our Sisters Forum #2: Next Steps

The second forum for Justice For Our Sisters will target coming up with solutions and will be a working session for attendees.
Our first forum was quite successful as we touched on the heart of those who are going through or have survived domestic violence and abusive relationships. The goals of Sister2Sister are to not only seek justice for our fallen sisters, but to primarily serve as a preventative area for those involved in unhealthy relationships. Our goal: get to the root of the situation and come up with measures of healing.

This forum will cover the following areas:
  • Law and Order: How to navigate and use all levels of the legal system effectively to ensure protection and prevention of future physical acts of violence.
  • Resources and Assistance: Learn about the many community resources and organizations available to victims and their families, including access to mental and physical health services.
  • Community Engagement: How can we as a community help to stop domestic violence and abuse? What are the warning signs of a potential domestic abuse situation? How can we help those who are in it, get out of it?
Registration is required. Register here: http://bit.ly/2CbvOep 

Find this event on Facebook.

Public Policy Forum
How Can We Reduce Gun Violence in Cleveland?

Tuesday, February 26, 2019
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Tinkham Veale University Center, CWRU Campus
11038 Bellflower Road, Cleveland OH 44106

How can we reduce gun violence in Cleveland (when the laws are made in Columbus)?

Pete KrouseCleveland.com
Free and open to the public. Register here.

Co-sponsored by: Cleveland.com and The Plain Dealer, Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, greater Cleveland Alumnae Chapter, and the League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland. Corporate Sponsor: First Interstate Properties Ltd.

Public Policy Forum
The Immigration Acts of 1921 & 1924: 
How they changed Cleveland

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Tinkham Veale University Center, CWRU Campus
11038 Bellflower Road, Cleveland OH 44106

A talk by Dr. John J. Grabowski, CWRU Krieger-Mueller Joint Professor in History with a brief update on Immigration 2019 in #CLE by Lynn Tramonte, Immigrant Alliance Ohio

Free and open to the public. Register here.
Co-sponsored by: Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning, Case Western Reserve University Department of History, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, Cleveland.com and The Plain Dealer. Corporate sponsor: First Interstate Properties Ltd.

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