Thursday, August 1, 2013

Press Release: Press conference, rally and balloon launch, Friday, August 2, 2013, 5 pm by greater Cleveland community activists with Black clergy, Black elected officials, family members of fallen and raped women, intersection near Shaw and Hayden Avenues in East Cleveland

From the Metro Desk of Cleveland Urban News.Com, Ohio's most read online Black newspaper. ( and ( Reach Cleveland Urban News.Com by phone at 216-659-0473 and by email at  

To: All Media, For Immediate Release, From Kathy Wray Coleman, Imperial Women activists group. (Note-The women will lead the rally with support from the men since it is a women's issue)   

What: Re: Press Conference, rally and balloon launch on behalf of fallen and raped women and women subjected to other acts of violence and to call for federal, state and county assistance from President Obama, Governor Kasich and Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald by community activists, Black women and victims families with support from Greater Cleveland Black clergy. 

When/Where: Friday, August 2, 2013 at 5 pm  near the intersection of Shaw and Hayden Avenues in East Cleveland where the bodies of 3 Black women wrapped in garbage bags were found two weeks ago.  Speakers include Black clergy, Black elected officials, community activists, Cleveland NAACP officials and family members of women that are victims of rape, murder or other violence

Organizing Groups: Imperial Women, Oppressed People's Nation, Black on Black Crime Inc, Peace in the Hood, the Audacity of Hope Foundation and  Greater Cleveland Black Clergy groups  

Contact No: 216-659-0473

From: Imperial Women and other activists groups including Stop Targeting Ohio's Poor, the Oppressed People's Nation, the Women's Federation, the Cleveland Chapter of the New Black Panther Party, Peace in the Hood, the Task Force  for Community Immobilization , the Greater Cleveland Immigrant Support Network,  Survivors/Victims of Tragedy and the Audacity of Hope Foundation who have invited Greater Cleveland Black clergy to join in our previous call  made last week on CNN by Imperial Women for President Obama and now additionally Ohio Governor John Kasich and Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald to bring in resources relative to the epidemic of violence against women, including bringing in the national guard to search applicable vacant and abandoned buildings in Cleveland and East Cleveland. The groups also want a countywide missing persons unit and  designation of a state of emergency in the cities of both Cleveland and East Cleveland   as to the epidemic of violence against women and missing women. (Note: Rev Tony Minor, Executive Director of the United Pastor's in Mission, Rev David Hunter of the Baptist Ministers Conference  and Rev haw Braxton of the East Cleveland Concerned Ministers for Progress will announce the clergy's support of the call by Imperial Women and other activists, Black women, applicable Black elected officials and victims family members of interest  relative to the aforementioned).