Coalescing Conversation

A Coalescing Conversation Event

The Coalescing Conversation series is an initiative of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Greater Cleveland Chapter focusing on community partnerships to highlight people, organizations and issues affecting the community to encourage discourse, action and viable solutions. Over the last few years the series has been focused on the issues of cancer and human trafficking:

Cancer

NC100BWGC partnered with The Gathering Place to host a Coalescing Conversation “Breaking the Silence.” This initiative served to educate the community on free services available to cancer survivors and their families. NC100BWGC members also participated in The Gathering Place’s annual Race for the Place fundraiser and National Cancer Survivor Day celebration.

Human Trafficking

Human trafficking event attendees

Human trafficking event attendees

NC100BWGC has planned and executed seminars to heighten awareness of human trafficking. Partners have included John Carroll University in University Heights, OH; White Ribbon Campaign through Healthy Fathering Collaborative Initiative to Stop Violence Against Women; Collaborative to End Human Trafficking; Rape Crisis Center of Cleveland; Federal Bureau of Investigations, Bellefaire Homeless Youth Program; and Street Outreach Center.

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NC100BWGC continues to raise awareness of the high incident of Human Trafficking in Northeast Ohio.  In 2016 the president, Elizabeth A. Jones,  appeared on”Kaleidoscope” with Leon Bibb on WEWS Channel 5 to discuss the issue:  http://www.newsnet5.com /about-us/this-week-on-kaleidoscope-january-17-2016