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Cleveland Women’s March offers a colorful display of unity and diversity

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, February 2019)          Women from throughout Greater Cleveland converged on Public Square in downtown Cleveland for the Cleveland Women’s March on a cold wintry January 19. The march was one of many Women’s Marches being held throughout the United States. The Marches began three years ago the day after the … Continue reading

Ohio Immigrant Alliance responds to Report on FY18 Deportation “Statistics” by saying “We Are Deeply Disgusted and Utterly Ashamed”

by Lynn Tramonte (January 2019, Plain Press)           The Federal government just put out its deportation “statistics” report for Fiscal Year 2018 ( Link: http://bit.ly/Deport18) , but let’s be clear: this report is not about statistics, it’s about people. Each “statistic” corresponds to a living, breathing human being, with a job, a home, and loved ones who grieve … Continue reading

Pilgrim Church offers sanctuary to immigrant facing deportation

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, June 2018)    The congregation of Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ on West 14th Street in the Tremont neighborhood decided in a unanimous vote to make their church a sanctuary, allowing the church to protect a guest from being deported by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. Eulogio Hernandez Box, a … Continue reading

Ukrainian Museum-Archives in Tremont strives to save the ancient art of Pysanky

by Debbie Sadlon (Plain Press, April 2018)       Throughout the Lenten season every year, the Ukrainian Museum- Archives, located at 1202 Kenilworth Avenue in Tremont, offers Ukrainian Easter Egg Workshops. At each workshop, students learn the ancient Ukrainian art of pysanka. According to a pamphlet from the Museum gift shop, pysanka is an intricately decorated … Continue reading

Hundreds fill St. Michael’s Church to celebrate the World Day of Immigrants, Migrants and Refugees

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, February 2018)        Hundreds of people filled St. Michael’s Church on Scranton Road on Sunday, January 14th, as the Cleveland Catholic Diocese joined with Catholic dioceses throughout the world in the celebration of the 2018 World Day of Immigrants, Migrants and Refugees. Bishop Nelson Perez celebrated the mass, where those in … Continue reading

Reader urges compassion and support for refugee families

To the editor: (Plain Press, February 2018)        Your October 2017 edition printed an article, titled International Village Festival features storytelling, food and entertainment, about Esther Ngembe speaking at the International Village Festival. I had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Ngembe, last year, and hearing her families’ story. It is the part of a refugees’ life … Continue reading

Neighborhood Family Practice Winter Cultural Festival

The Salvation Army for the victims of Hurricane Maria

Rally for Dreamers, Dream Act

International Village Festival features storytelling, food and entertainment

(Plain Press, October 2017) The International Village Festival held at the Michael Zone Recreation Center on September 17th featured storytelling, sharing of cultural foods and entertainment. Esther Ngemba, now a high school student at St. Joseph Academy, was one of the storytellers sharing her story with those in attendance. Ngemba recalled the violence in the … Continue reading

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