A civic leader who educates and inspires others. While she was serving as the first Asian-American president of the Cleveland Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, the Cleveland chapter won the coveted Chapter Activity Award. The Ohio Supreme Court appointed her a charter member of the Continuing Legal Education Commission for attorneys, where she is currently serving as a member of its Racial Task Force. She has presented numerous seminars on immigration and naturalization law for bar associations and the public.
A - “Where Are Your Women?” - Barbara Alice Mann
“Where are your women?” is a direct quote from the great Cherokee chief Atagulkalu at an eighteen-century conference in Charles Town, South Carolina, asking the British where the rest of their negotiating delegation was. This presentation will discuss how Native-American women’s leadership has been excised from history, and how modern Indigenous women are taking back their authority, in a potential model for all women.
B - Real Talk About Sex- Fatima Pervaiz, MLS
A highly-interactive and culturally-relevant comprehensive sexuality education session that will dispel a variety of myths and misconceptions about sex, teach available methods of protection & ways to negotiate safer sex, and also provide information on resources available for testing, treatment and support in an effort to empower all people to make healthy choices for their bodies and lives. highly-interactive and culturally-relevant comprehensive sexuality education session that will dispel a variety of myths and misconceptions about sex, teach available methods of protection & ways to negotiate safer sex, and also provide information on resources available for testing, treatment and support in an effort to empower all people to make healthy choices for their bodies and lives.
C- “So You Want To Be An Entrepreneur” - Olivia Holden
What does it take to be an entrepreneur? Do you have the fire in the belly for starting a business? Do you know what is required to start a business? How to get from point A to B when starting your business.
D - Connecting with Services and Living Healthy as an Older Adult, Caregiver or Relative Rearing a Child - Arcelia D. Armstrong Parsons, L.S.W.
Attendees will learn how to access programs and services available through the Area Office on Aging that will promote the health, security and well-being of older adults and their families.
E- Women of the World Panel - From Girl to Woman.
From: What I was Told – To: What I Became
If women are women…why are they different? All around the world and even within United States, girls are raised to become women based on cultures, religions, families and environment. The unique women in this panel will give an overview of what it was to grow up in their “circle”, what was expected from them, and… did they follow what they were told? Interesting. Fun. Diverse!
F - Hands in the Mirror (poetry) - Dr. Imelda Hunt
New Works Writers Series presents Hands in the Mirror by Leona Welch a dance and dramatic performance which celebrates the unique role of African-American women and generational bounding. The story told from the perspective of the granddaughter reveals the sometimes forgotten traditions and values of African-American women and girls. It can be argued that “the generational gap” has not existed among African American families because traditional female roles remained consistent and has been the source of African survival in the new world. Welch’s Hands in the Mirror allows audiences to examine some of these aspects of black women’s lives as the granddaughter reflects on the contributions that her Grandmother made to her development throughout various stages in her life. Joining New Works for this performance will be Tonya Steward veteran choreographer and dancer.
G - Your Creative Side - drop in session open all day