Walk for Hope
May 18, 2013
"Second Annual Walk for Hope: All the
people there on Saturday were enthusiastic and the weather was fabulous!
The program was great. Sandra Vodanoff told a series of wonderful
Underground Railroad stories and was the perfect emcee. Hue People not
only performed in their beautiful way but they kept the pre-program
entertainment going while folks waited for the walkers to arrive. The
Distinguished Gentlemen of Spoken Word are always stunning. Chris
Ronanye spoke about the Cozad-Bates House’s important place in the
exploding development in University Circle.
The Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy had a conflict and could not bring
their busload of students this year. INSTEAD, they decided to walk on
campus. Eileen Hoffman, their bible studies teacher challenged her three
classes and offered a pizza party as prize to the winning class that
garnered100% participation. ALL CLASSES MET THAT GOAL. I went to the
pizza party celebration and Eileen had to feed 130 teenagers. And me.
YUM. The students raised more than $800.
Thank you to the students, Sandra, Hue People, The Distinguished
Gentlemen of Spoken Word, Chris and everyone who worked so hard to make
our Walkathon a success.
Walk for Hope
Saturday, May 19th, 2012
Photos of the event
The African American Heritage Center
The African American Heritage Center of the United Methodist Church held a regional event in Independence on Sat. Oct. 8th. They wanted to learn more about Cleveland's role in the anti-slavery movement. They contacted Restore Cleveland Hope and the arrangement was made that Joan would speak at their event. The group also visited St. John's Episcopal Church on Church Street off of West 25th and the Cozad-Bates House in University Circle.
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The Beloved Community Dialogues:
Conversations About RaceBased on true stories from the Underground Railroad
The event was held at Deuteronomy 8:3 Cafe three Saturdays in August 2011. The Stories discussed were:
"Who is John Malvin?"
Storyteller and Discussion Leader - Karen Gilliam
"The Barber's Betrayal"
Storyteller- Fran Stewart and Discussion Leader - Karen Gilliam
"The Sacrifice of Lucy Bagby"
Storyteller and Discussion Leader - Fran Stewart
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Holy Rosary Montessori Day Camp
July 6-29 2011