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Plain Dealer article on Imperial Women upcoming July 24 Violence Against Women rally

Violence Against Women rally to be held Wednesday evening in East Cleveland

Pat Galbincea, The Plain DealerBy Pat Galbincea, The Plain Dealer 
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on July 23, 2013 at 9:30 PM, updated July 23, 2013 at 9:50 PM
EAST CLEVELAND -- Imperial Women leader Kathy Wray Coleman is organizing a rally to stop violence against women set for 5 p.m. Wednesday afternoon at the corner of Shaw and Hayden Avenues.

The rally will focus on the three women recently found murdered by suspect Michael Madison. Among the rally headliners will be members of the Deskins family -- where Angela Deskins was named one of the three women found murdered last weekend in East Cleveland.

Also attending will be Yvonne Pointer, whose 14-year-old daughter was raped and murdered on her way home from school decades ago, and the family of Christine Malone, who was raped and murdered on Cleveland's East Side. Her body was found in March.

"We are inviting all people across race and gender lines to join us for the Stop Violence Against Women and Find the Missing rallies, vigil and march," said Coleman, whose group was founded following the murders of 11 Black women on Imperial Avenue by convicted serial killer Anthony Sowell.

"Violence against women, without regard to race, ethnicity or socioeconomic status, has escalated in the Greater Cleveland area and women now are even more at risk," she said.

Other sponsoring groups include the Oppressed People's Nation, the Carl Stokes Brigade, Stop Targeting Ohio's Poor, and  Read more at Pat Galbincea, The Plain Dealer