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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


Homecoming Luncheon
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


Community Clean-Up
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.

Homecoming Dance
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.


For more information about any of our events, please contact Julia DiBaggio at (216) 456-0907




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Broadway level sponsors

The A M Motta Fund
Councilman Anthony Brancatelli

Fleet level sponsors

Douglas Wang

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Harvard level sponsors

Earl Pike & Elizabeth Klein
RPM International

Union level sponsors

Community Assessment and Treatment Services, Inc
Councilman Blaine Griffin
Councilman Kevin Bishop
Councilwoman Phyllis Cleveland
Nexis Wellness
Taft Stettinius & Hollister

Pershing level sponsors

Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff
BPL Plasma
Broadway Scrap Metals & Recycling
Cleveland Central Catholic High School
College Now
Harvard Title Agency
ReThink Advisors
Zinner & Co. LLP