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MARCH FOR OUR LIVES RALLY AND MARCH IN CLEVELAND JUNE 11, 2022

Above pictures: Hundreds of protesters marched from the steps of Cleveland City Hall to Public Square and around downtown Cleveland, Ohio on Sat, June 11, 2022, an event organized by Cleveland activist and organizer Kathy Wray Coleman of Women's March Cleveland and Imperial Women Coalition and  hosted by Women's March Cleveland and March For Our Lives National against gun violence and for reproductive rights for women. Cleveland's march, which was the largest march in Ohio, was one of nearly 500 sister marches held that day and sponsored by March For Our Lives National

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Keynote speakers for International Women's Day March Cleveland on March 8, 2022 are U.S Senate candidate Morgan Harper, lieutenant governor candidate Cheryl Stephens, who is a Cuyahoga County councilwoman, and activist Cheryl Lessin.

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Pictured from left are 2020 International Women's Day March Cleveland keynote speakers U.S. Senate candidate Morgan Harper, a Columbus-based attorney and progressive activist who worked under then D.C. consumer watch dog Richard Cordray when Barack Obama was president, and Cuyahoga County Councilwoman Cheryl Stephens, a former Cleveland Heights Mayor and the lieutenant governor candidate on the gubernatorial ticket of former Democratic Dayton mayor Nan Whaley, and longtime grassroots activist Cheryl Lessin (If the entire picture is not show click on the title herein in latest news)
CLEVELAND, Ohio-U.S. Senate candidate Morgan Harper, a Columbus-based attorney and progressive activist who worked under then D.C. consumer watch dog Richard Cordray when Barack Obama was president, and Cuyahoga County Councilwoman Cheryl Stephens, a former Cleveland Heights Mayor and the lieutenant governor candidate on the gubernatorial ticket of former Democratic Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, are keynote speakers along with seasoned greater Cleveland activist Cheryl Lessin of Refuse Fascism for the 6th annual International Women's Day March Cleveland Rally & March. The march will follow a rally with speakers. (For more info contact event organizers at (216) 659-0473).

The theme of this year's march in Cleveland, the 6th annual march, and for International Women's Day internationally, is #Stand Against Bias. The event will be held on Tues, March 8 beginning at 4:45 pm in the Ohio City neighborhood at Market Square Park across from the Westside Market at 1979 W. 25th Street and Lorain Avenue near downtown Cleveland.

Last year's keynote speakers for the rally were Whaley and state Rep. Emilia Sykes, who is a former minority leader in the Ohio House of Representatives out of Akron who is running for Congress this year in Ohio's 13th congressional district. Ohio 11th Congressional District  Congresswoman Shontel Brown,  , then a candidate for the seat in a crowded primary that includes former Ohio senator Nina Turner, was also among the speakers last year.

Head organizer Kathy Wray Coleman, who leads the Imperial Women Coalition and is also head organizer of Women's March Cleveland a larger venue with an annual march each January and intermittently during the year, said that it is time for greater Cleveland women to march again and that activists welcome a cadre of talented speakers to the event on Tuesday, and a host of activists who seek public policy changes across the board for the betterment of women and their families.

"We are pleased to have two Black women, one a superior candidate for the U.S. Senate in Morgan Harper, and the other a worthy lieutenant governor candidate and county elected official in Cheryl Stephens, as well as longtime activist fighter Cheryl Lessin as our keynote speakers in Cleveland on March 8 for International Women's Day March Cleveland as we fight for the reproductive and Civil and other rights for women internationally," said Coleman." Also at issue is violence against women and racism, sexism, the denial of reproductive and and voting rights, and the unnecessary war on women in Ukraine and other places in the world like Ethiopia."

Coleman, who has been head organizer of the International Women's Day rallies and marches in Cleveland since the first rally and march in Cleveland in 2017, added that Cheryl Stephens is from Cleveland Heights and is home grown.

Other event speakers include Black Women's PAC President Elaine Gohlstin, Cuyahoga County executive candidate Tariq Shabazz, activists Dorothy Walwyn of Father's Live Matter, Delores Gray of Brickhouse Wellness Center, and Laura Cowan of the Laura Cowan Foundation, and a representative from the greater Cleveland immigrant support community. Activist Michael Nelson will perform a song for the women.

The women said that they will also address a pending bill in the Republican-dominated Ohio state legislature that is designed to chill free speech and arbitrarily criminalize protesters in Ohio for peacefully speaking out on issues of public concern. And event organizers say that they remain concerned as to anti-abortion bills and laws nationally, and in Ohio in particular that wreak havoc on women and violate the tenants of Roe v Wade. the 1973 landmark U.S., Supreme Court decision that made abortion legal nationwide.

Led by activist Alfred Porter Jr of Black on Black Crime Inc., the women will also say a prayer for all of the fallen Black and other women of Cleveland who have died because of heinous violence, including the 11 Black women murdered on Imperial Avenue on the city's east side by serial killer Anthony Sowell, who died in prison last year while on death row.

Events are being held across the world on March 8 to celebrate International Women's Day, a day of civil awareness for women worldwide that is designed to combat sex and race discrimination and promote women's rights. The purpose is also to recognize the accomplishments of women, and to push for public policies across the board for women and girls, organizers said.

Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com , the most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog in Ohio and in the Midwest. Tel: (216) 659-0473. Email: editor@clevelandurbannews.com. We interviewed former president Barack Obama one-on-one when he was campaigning for president. As to the Obama interview, CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 March 2022 23:48

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The annual11th Congressional District Caucus Parade is Monday, September 2

11th Congressional District Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge, a Warrensville Heights Democrat who also chairs the Congressional Black Caucus of Blacks in Congress. waives to the crowd last year at the annual 11th Congressional District Caucus Parade.  This year's parade kicks off on Monday, September 2 on Cleveland's east side at 10:00 am from E. 149th Street and Kinsman Road and ends at Luke Easter Park where the picnic will begin. The event will be replete with political speeches and entertainment from various sources, including local musicians and bands. The well-attended caucus parade was initiated by Democrat Louis Stokes, the retired congressman before Fudge, and the tradition was furthered by the late Democratic Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones, Fudges' predecessor. Stokes was the first Black congressperson from Ohio and Tubbs Jones was the first Black congresswoman from Ohio