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Sunday, November 09, 2014

Women's Safety Summit - Sat., Nov. 15, 2014 - East Cleveland, Ohio

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East Cleveland Public Library will be hosting the Inaugural Shirellda Helen Terry Memorial Women’s Safety Summit to commemorate the anniversary of the Dedication Ceremony of the Shirellda Helen Terry Teen Department. Ms. Terry was a local teen who was found murdered in July 2013 in the East Cleveland area and a frequent patron of the East Cleveland Public Library. This Women’s Safety Summit, which is presented in her memory, seeks to empower women and provide safety training. This free event will be held on Saturday, November 15 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm in the Greg L. Reese Performing Arts Center, 14101 Euclid Avenue, East Cleveland, OH 44112.

The Inaugural Shirellda Helen Terry Memorial Women’s Safety Summit will include a panel on Domestic Violence, which features facilitator Lori Ingram, writer and columnist, who has been a victim of domestic violence and violence against women; Laura Cowan, domestic violence intervention expert; and Edna Sutton, domestic violence survivor who was paralyzed by her captor when she attempted to leave. Panel members will be available to answer questions and provide insight and inspiration.

A Discussion on Gender Violence Against Women will be presented by Bellefaire JCB and Case Western Reserve University’s Social Justice Institute. Dr. Mary Ellen Dale of Bellefaire JCB and Dr. Rhonda Williams of Case Western Reserve University will speak on the different types of gender violence that women experience.

To close out the Inaugural Shirellda Helen Terry Memorial Women’s Safety Summit, Grandmaster Ray Szuch of the Cleveland Academy of Self-Defense will present a Women’s Self Defense and Survival Course. Szuch is a three-time Emmy-winning producer and stunt coordinator for CBS’s Crime Stoppers Case Files.

Lunch for all participants will be included to allow for the conversations and discussions to continue. Immediately following lunch, Belinda Minor, Shirellda Helen Terry's mother, will participate in a question and answer session facilitated by Lori Ingram.

For more information about this event, please contact Library Administration at (216) 541-4128.

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