Category Archives: Racial Equity

Attention Northeast Ohio: It’s Time to Talk 2017

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YWCA Forum on Race Returns with Foundations for Change

YWCA Greater Cleveland is proud to announce that Jane Campbell and Rev. Joan Brown Campbell will have a public discussion as part of this year’s It’s Time to Talk: Forums on Race. It’s Time to Talk is one of many events that is included as part of ”Stokes: Honoring the Past, Inspiring the Future”, and YWCA Greater Cleveland is a community partner for the Stokes initiative. It’s Time to Talk is presented in 2017 through a partnership with Cuyahoga Community College and the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Humanities Center. Continue reading

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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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Conversation About Race Must Include More Voices

by Heather Steranka-Petit and Margaret Mitchell Posted on cleveland.com on November 8, 2015 and in local Sun Newspapers on November 12, 2015 Talking about race is challenging. While it’s true that race is a complicated issue, we know that addressing … Continue reading

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