Category Archives: Inclusion

Attention Northeast Ohio: It’s Time to Talk 2017

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Racial Profiling Must End

by Margaret Mitchell, President and CEO of YWCA Greater Cleveland If All Lives Matter, then why are we so willing to remain silent when unarmed black Americans are shot by police? I didn’t watch Megyn Kelly and I don’t know … Continue reading

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Ramadan 2016: June 5, 2016 – July 5, 2016

by Heather Steranka-Petit Content adapted from: Brookfield Global Relocation Services 2015, http://www.brookfieldgrs.com/ramadan/ This year, the holy month of Ramadan will be observed by more than 1.6 billion people around the world, and by more than 5 million people in the USA.  … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Talk Essay Contest Winners

Fresh Water Cleveland hosted an essay contest for our 2016 It’s Time to Talk: Forums on Race. The prompt appeared simple, but has many interpretations: Why is an open and honest discussion about race important to you and your community? We chose … Continue reading

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Tis the season – to include other cultures

by Heather Steranka-Petit,  Director, “It’s Time to Talk” Programs & Services In my work as the Director of It’s Time to Talk Programs and Services for YWCA Greater Cleveland, I spend a lot of time talking to people about other … Continue reading

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Why Advocacy Matters

Advocacy – the act of pleading for, supporting, or recommending; active espousal. Many people ask why nonprofit organizations like YWCA Greater Cleveland engage in the important work of advocacy. While the dictionary definition presents a clear and factual understanding of … Continue reading

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