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Equity & Inclusion 

Cleveland Heights’ reputation for diversity attracts many families to this community.   We have a variety of communities here including Caucasian, African American, Orthodox Jewish, LGBTQ+ and immigrant communities. Over the past year, the pandemic has necessitated the increased isolation of each of these many groups.  To achieve a new level of progress, neighbors must join together to find points of common interest and then work together to find mutually satisfying solutions for the challenges facing our City.

 

I commit to being a bridge; to open dialogue and to engage everyone in the work that needs to be done.  I will draw from my work and experience in diversity and inclusion that I acquired while CEO of the YWCA.  The mission of the YWCA is to eliminate racism and empower women.

 

 In my personal commitment to the mission, I created and hosted the Diversity Dinner Group – 16 women who are Asian, Latinx, African American and Caucasian.  We met for dinner and facilitated conversations about our cultures, heritage and resulting world-views.  The Group continued to meet for over 10 years.

 

We live side by side; now we need to work hand in hand.

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