Monday, June 20, 2011

Press Release: Sowell Trial Violence Against Women Rally At Noon June 22 At Justice Center With Keynote Speakers Mitchell & Chichester

The Home on Imperial Ave. in Cleveland, Oh. of Anthony Sowell where the gruesome remains of 11 Black women were found on Halloween Day in 2009.

Alleged Serial Murderer Anthony Sowell .









News Net 5 photos of the 11 Black women murdered on Imperial Avenue in Cleveland (View the comprehensive story around The Imperial Avenue Murders with videos at www.newsnet5.com)














From the Metro Desk of The Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog. Com (www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com)

NO TRUTH, NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE


COMMUNITY ACTIVIST GROUPS REQUEST PRE RALLY COVERAGE BY LOCAL MEDIA TO BRING ATTENTION TO THE ANTHONY SOWELL CAPITAL MURDER TRIAL VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN RALLY ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2011 AT NOON AT THE CUYAHOGA COUNTY JUSTICE CENTER WHERE THE TRIAL IS ON THE LAKESIDE AVENUE SIDE, 1200 ONTARIO STREET. WE THANK THE MEDIA IN ADVANCE FOR POTENTIALLY HONORING THIS REQUEST AND HOPE TO SEE THE MEDIA THERE. WE ARE CALLING ON VICTIMS AND/OR SURVIVORS OF RAPE AND OTHER VIOLENCE AND THEIR FAMILIES TO COME AND SPEAK ALONG WITH KEYNOTE SPEAKERS CLEVELAND WARD 6 COUNCILWOMAN MAMIE MITCHELL AND MARY JANE CHICHESTER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE WOMEN'S CENTER OF GREATER CLEVELAND. CLEVELAND WARD 9 COUNCILMAN KEVIN CONWELL WILL ALSO SPEAK AS CHAIRMAN OF COUNCIL'S SAFETY COMMITTEE ON WHAT CITY OFFICIALS HAVE DONE SINCE THE IMPERIAL AVE. MURDERS TO PROTECT BLACK AND OTHER WOMEN FROM RAPE, MURDER AND OTHER VIOLENCE.

ADDITIONAL ANTICIPATED RALLY SPEAKERS TO DATE INCLUDE: SPECIFIC FAMILY MEMBERS OF THE 11 WOMEN MURDERED ON CLEVELAND'S IMPERIAL AVENUE, REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE OFFICE OF CONGRESSWOMAN MARCIA L. FUDGE (LINDA MATTHEWS AND ARIELLA BROWN), JUDY MARTIN, KATHY WRAY COLEMAN, DOREEN ROBERTS, DONNA BROWN, CHERYL WILSON, ART MCKOY, KHALID SAMAD, DON BRYANT, ROZ MCALLISTER, OTHER CLEVELAND CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS, PRISCILLA COOPER OF THE FAMILY CONNECTION CENTER, ANGELIQUE CUNNINGHAM, OTHER PUBLIC OFFICIALS, MARVA PATTERSON, DENISE TAYLOR, TINA BRONAUGH, DORETHA GARRETT, VALERIE AND STEWART ROBINSON, BILL SWAIN, BETTY BROWN , LARRY BRESLER, ABDUL QAHHAR, DEBBIE KLINE OF JOBS WITH JUSTICE AND OTHERS

CONTACTS: KATHY WRAY COLEMAN OF THE IMPERIAL WOMEN AT 216-932-3114 OR 216-376-0722, JUDY MARTIN OF BLACK ON BLACK CRIME INC. AND SURVIVORS/VICTIMS OF TRAGEDY AT 216-990-0679, DONNA BROWN (THE GENERAL) OF BLACK ON BLACK CRIME INC. AND THE SOWELL 11 AT 216-337-3188, DON BRYANT OF THE PEOPLE'S FORUM, BLACK ON BLACK CRIME INC., AND THE GREATER CLEVELAND IMMIGRANT SUPPORT NETWORK AT 440-623-0492, ART MCKOY OF BLACK ON BLACK CRIME INC. AT 216-253-4070, ROZ MCALLISTER OF OHIO FAMILY RIGHTS, THE IMPERIAL WOMEN AND THE NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR PARENTAL EQUALITY AT 216-577-0466, AND KHALID SAMAD OF PEACE IN THE HOOD AT 216-538-4043

JOIN US FOR AN ANTHONY SOWELL TRIAL VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN RALLY TO REMEMBER THE 11 BLACK WOMEN KIDNAPPED, RAPED AND MURDERED ON IMPERIAL AVENUE IN CLEVELAND, TO HEAR TESTIMONY OF VICTIMS/SURVIVORS OF VIOLENCE AND THEIR FAMILIES, AND TO HEIGHTEN AWARENESS AROUND THE SENSITIVE ISSUE OF RAPE AGAINST WOMEN.
SOWELL'S RAPE AND CAPITAL MURDER TRIAL AS TO THE IMPERIAL 11 IS IN THE STAGE OF JURY SELECTION AT THE CUYAHOGA COUNTY JUSTICE CENTER BEFORE CUYAHOGA COUNTY JUDGE DICK AMBROSE.

AT THE RALLY WE SHALL AGAIN ASSESS WHETHER EFFECTIVE PROGRESS HAS BEEN MADE TO PROTECT AND ENHANCE THE COMMUNITY AROUND THE ISSUE OF RAPE AND MURDER AGAINST BLACK AND OTHER WOMEN, POOR PEOPLE AND OTHERS.

CLEVELAND CITY OFFICIALS ANNOUNCED ON OCT. 31, 2009 WHAT WOULD, BY FINDINGS THROUGH THE WEEKS, ULTIMATELY BECOME THE REMAINS OF THE 11 BLACK MURDERED WOMEN, ALL FOUND AT THE HOME OF SUSPECTED SERIAL KILLER ANTHONY SOWELL, A CONVICTED SEX OFFENDER WHO SPENT 15 YEARS IN PRISON FOR ATTEMPTED RAPE. HE MUST ANSWER TO NUMEROUS COUNTS OF AGGRAVATED MURDER, RAPE, KIDNAPPING AND OTHER CHARGES.

SOWELL WAS RELEASED FROM CUSTODY IN 2008 BY CLEVELAND POLICE AND CITY OFFICIALS AFTER ALLEGED ATTEMPTED RAPE VICTIM GLADYS WADE GOT AWAY WHERE HE THEN ALLEGEDLY MURDERED THE LAST SIX OF THE IMPERIAL 11. AND SOWELL WAS NOT ARRESTED BY CLEVELAND HTS POLICE AND CITY OFFICIALS AFTER COLLECTING HIS SEMEN FROM A VICTIM ALLEGEDLY ABDUCTED IN THE CITY OF CLEVELAND HTS BY SOWELL AND REPEATEDLY RAPED AT HIS IMPERIAL AVE. HOME IN APRIL 2009 WHERE THE LAST FIVE OF 11 MURDERED BLACK WOMEN OF IMPERIAL AVENUE WERE MURDERED THEREAFTER. THE TRIAL WILL ALSO DEAL WITH THE ALLEGED ATTEMPTED RAPE OF WADE AND THE CLEVELAND HTS WOMAN WHO ALLEGEDLY GOT AWAY TOO, BUT ALLEGEDLY AFTER A TWO DAY RAPE ORDEAL BY SOWELL. LET'S NOT LET THE IMPERIAL 11 DIE IN VAIN AND LET'S RAISE AWARENESS ON RAPE AGAINST WOMEN IN CUYAHOGA COUNTY.

WHO: THE IMPERIAL WOMEN, SURVIVORS/VICTIMS OF TRAGEDY, BLACK ON BLACK CRIME, THE SOWELL 11, PEACE IN THE HOOD, OTHER ACTIVIST GROUPS, THE WOMEN'S CENTER OF GREATER CLEVELAND, JOBS WITH JUSTICE, THE GREATER CLEVELAND IMMIGRANT SUPPORT NETWORK, CNN HERO LAURA COWAN (TENTATIVE), SPECIFIC FAMILY MEMBERS OF THE IMPERIAL 11, PUBLIC OFFICIALS AND OTHER COMMUNITY MEMBERS

WHAT: ANTHONY SOWELL CAPITAL MURDER TRIAL VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN RALLY

WHEN: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2011 AT NOON IN FRONT OF THE JUSTICE CENTER ON LAKESIDE AVENUE IN CLEVELAND. COME WITH SIGNS AND T-SHIRTS REPRESENTING THE IMPERIAL AVENUE 11 AND YOUR ORGANIZATION OR PERSON OR PEOPLE WHOM YOU SUPPORT, THOUGH THE IMPERIAL 11 ARE THE FEATURED GROUP AND COMMUNITY ACTIVISTS GROUPS SHALL CONTINUE EFFORTS TO SEEK CHANGES IN PUBLIC POLICY AROUND THE UNPRECEDENTED TRAGEDY

WHERE: IN FRONT OF THE CUYAHOGA COUNTY JUSTICE CENTER, 1200 ONTARIO ST. IN CLEVELAND ON THE LAKESIDE AVENUE SIDE

WHY: TO REMEMBER THE IMPERIAL 11, TO LISTEN TO TESTIMONY FROM VICTIMS/SURVIVORS OF RAPE AND OTHER VIOLENCE AND THEIR FAMILIES, TO HEIGHTEN AWARENESS AROUND THE RAPE AND MURDER OF WOMEN, AND TO ASSESS WHETHER CLEVELAND AND CLEVELAND HTS POLICE AND CITY OFFICIALS HAVE DONE ALL THEY CAN DO TO PROTECT BLACK AND OTHER WOMEN FROM RAPE AND MURDER SINCE THE IMPERIAL AVENUE TRAGEDY AND SINCE ALLEGATIONS AGAINST SOWELL OF RAPE AGAINST OTHER BLACK WOMEN

PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS: THE IMPERIAL WOMEN, THE OFFICE OF CONGRESSWOMAN MARCIA L. FUDGE, PEACE IN THE HOOD, THE WOMEN'S CENTER OF GREATER CLEVELAND, BLACK ON BLACK CRIME, SURVIVORS/VICTIMS OF TRAGEDY, THE PEOPLE'S FORUM, STOP TARGETING OHIO'S POOR, CLEVELAND FIST, THE NORTHEAST OHIO POOR PEOPLE'S ECONOMIC HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN, THE SOWELL 11, THE KATHY WRAY COLEMAN ONLINE NEWS BLOG.COM (WWW.KATHYWRAYCOLEMANONLINENEWSBLOG.COM), THE CLEVELAND CHAPTER OF THE NEW BLACK PANTHER PARTY, COUNTYGRANDJURY.ORG (WWW.COUNTYGRANDJURY.ORG), THE GREATER CLEVELAND IMMIGRANT SUPPORT NETWORK, REVOLUTION BOOKS, THE LUCASVILLE UPRISING FREEDOM NETWORK, BAILOUT THE PEOPLE MOVEMENT, THE PEOPLE'S FIGHT BACK CENTER, OHIO FAMILY RIGHTS, THE NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR PARENTAL EQUALITY, GOVABUSE OHIO, THE CARL STOKES BRIGADE, THE OPPRESSED PEOPLE'S NATION, PEOPLE FOR THE IMPERIAL ACT, PEOPLE FOR THE FAIR TREATMENT OF JOAQUIN HICKS, ADVOCATES FOR A RENEWED AFRICAN-AMERICAN MUSEUM OF CLEVELAND, MEMBERS OF CLEVELAND CITY COUNCIL, AND OTHERS