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Walk for Hope
May 18, 2013

  • Walkers Passing The Western Reserve Historical Society
  • Joan Speaking To The Crowd
  • Hue People Performing
  • Members Of The Distinguished Gentlemen Speaking Dr-M-ks Last Speech
  • Sandra Vodanoff Telling An Underground Railroad Story

"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.

Love, Joan"

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First Annual Walk for Hope

Saturday, May 19th, 2012

Photos of the event

The African American Heritage Center
visits Cozad-Bates

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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  • A-A Heritage Ctr Of The UMC In Front Of The C-B House Oct. 2011
  • A-A Heritage Ctr Of The UMC On The Front Lawn Of The C-B House Oct. 2011
  • A-A Heritage Ctr Of The UMC Stops At St. John's Oct. 2011

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

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May 18th 2013
Annual Walkathon
Walk for Hope
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May 19th 2012
1st Annual

June 11, 2011: RCH at Parade the Circle.

July 6-29, 2011: Day Camp with Holy Rosary and Citizens Academy

July 13, 2011: Joan Southgate's presentation at the Maltz Museum

July 23, 2011: Where’s Cleveland? A Scavenger Hunt

August 13, 20, 27, 2011: The Beloved Community Dialogues

Underground Railroad
Presentation at
Hawken School

2010 Day Camp

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