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City of Cleveland takes heed, declares racism a public health crisis

Posted June 11, 2020 in Articles

CLEVELAND, Ohio – In October 2019, during a summit on equality, YWCA of Greater Cleveland and First Year Cleveland made the call for Cleveland to declare racism a public health crisis. Eight months later, in the... read more

Declaring racism a health crisis in Cleveland a start; real work will be finding the solutions (includes link to press conference)

Posted June 06, 2020 in Articles

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Members of Cleveland City Council and community leaders said Friday that passage of a resolution declaring racism a public health crisis is a bold move, but also just a start. They acknowledged that... read more

Coalition of Nonprofits Commends Cleveland City Council for Passage of Resolution to Declare Racism a Public Health Crisis

Posted June 05, 2020 in Press Releases

COALITION OF NONPROFITS COMMENDS CLEVELAND CITY COUNCIL FOR PASSAGE OF RESOLUTION TO DECLARE RACISM A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS Next steps will address structural racism issues and poorer health outcomes affecting people of color through community-wide efforts... read more

Council members discuss what the resolution declaring racism as a public health crisis means for Cleveland

Posted June 05, 2020 in Articles

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Members of the Cleveland City Council spoke on Friday about the resolution to declare racism a public health crisis. Click here to see the full video A press conference with Council Members Blaine... read more

More than 20 Greater Cleveland organizations pledge to address racism as public health crisis

Posted June 04, 2020 in Articles

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Acknowledging that systemic racism affects everyone, more than 20 Greater Cleveland organizations have signed a declaration of racial equity and inclusion and pledged to address racism as a public health crisis. Participating organizations... read more

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