May 16th through the 18th
A weekend full of events to bring together those who have roots to Slavic Village
This year will be our first Homecoming Weekend Event. There will be multiple wonderful events over the weekend including community revitalization, a gratitude breakfast, a movie night, a Luncheon featuring author Veronica Chambers, a workshop featuring Jenny King, and a Homecoming Dance.
Thursday, May 16th
11:30 am - 1:30 pm at the historic Bohemian National Hall Tickets: $45 VIP: $65
Join us at our luncheon featuring Afro-Latina author Veronica Chambers as the keynote speaker. Chambers is the talent behind numerous best-sellers including “Queen Bey,” “Resist,” and “The Go-Between.” With a welcome by Third Federal Foundation Executive Director Kurt Karakul, a speaker introduction from Amy Rosenbluth, Executive Director of Lake Erie Ink, and a Q&A session moderated by Pasha Moncrief-Robinson, Manager of The Fleet Branch of the Cleveland Public Library.
Rebuilding Community Forum
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Elizabeth Baptist Church Admission is free
The conversation continues with a free forum featuring a panel of planning and social justice experts and advocates held at Elizabeth Baptist Church. Panelists (as of March 31) include:
Pastor Richard Gibson (Elizabeth Baptist Church, Moderator)
Roland Anglin, PhD (Cleveland State University)
Kurt Karakul (Third Federal Foundation)
Chris Alvarado (Slavic Village Development)
Councilwoman Phyllis Cleveland (Cleveland City Council)
Councilman Tony Brancatelli (Cleveland City Council)
Mark Joseph, PhD (Case Western Reserve University)
Mayia Allen (community resident)
Friday, May 17th
The Village Ecumenical Breakfast
7:30 am at University Settlement By invitation only
This event is a by-invitation-only event for Slavic Village faith and civic leaders designed to show University Settlement’s deep appreciation for all their work. The breakfast will include an update on local and statewide policy initiatives and activities, presented by Policy Matters Ohio Executive Director Amy Hanauer.
Trauma-Responsive Care Workshop
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm at Third Federal Tickets: $45
National expert Jennifer King, PhD, with the Center on Trauma and Adversity at Case Western Reserve University, will lead a powerful workshop on models of trauma-responsive care, including the “Sanctuary” model developed at Drexel University in Philadelphia. The title of the workshop is Building a Culture of Connection and Care: An Introduction to Trauma-Sensitive Organizations and Systems. Participants will identify the prevalence, and impact, of trauma on populations served, understand the ways in which trauma can impact organizations, and understand steps to take in order to move toward being in line with principles of trauma-sensitive practice.
We have applied for CEU credit.
Community Movie Night
8:30 pm at the Cleveland Velodrome Admission is free
Community residents are invited to enjoy an outdoor movie night at the Velodrome Cleveland.
Saturday, May 18th
10:00 am - 12:00 pm at the Lourexis Apartments in Cleveland Volunteers welcome
We will work together with neighborhood residents, partners, and volunteers to roll up our sleeves and beautify the areas by the Lourexis Apartments off of Broadway Avenue. Bring your tools and be ready to work! Together, we will see amazing progress.
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm at the Bohemian National Hall Tickets: $25
Join the party and celebrate Slavic Village at the Homecoming Dance with Lou Ragland and his All-Star Revue of musical acts, with actor Peter Lawson Jones serving as emcee.
ALL ACCESS PASS: $93
For more information about any of our events, please contact Julia DiBaggio at (216) 456-0907
Broadway level sponsors
The A M Motta Fund
Councilman Anthony Brancatelli
Fleet level sponsors
Harvard level sponsors
Earl Pike & Elizabeth Klein
Union level sponsors
Community Assessment and Treatment Services, Inc
Councilman Blaine Griffin
Councilman Kevin Bishop
Councilwoman Phyllis Cleveland
Pershing level sponsors
Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff
Broadway Scrap Metals & Recycling