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Rest in Peace,
Women making a difference
Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 03/25/2010 - 23:02.
Tonight, I marvelled at the efforts of Marcie Goodman, who directs the Cleveland International Film Festival. This event defines Cleveland and uplifts our notoriously down spirits. Bravo, Marcie--you are a personal hero.
I think, too, of Alenka Banco, director of the Convivium33 Gallery and St. Josaphat Arts Center; Chloe Hopson, director of Passport Project Global Dance and Music Project; and Eugenia Strauss, director of CityMusic--and I CAN Believe in Cleveland.
I also want to praise Jan Ridgeway--the unsung civil rights hero of Cleveland Public Library. She retires this weekend, but I know that she will not stop fighting for her passions in life--CHILDREN and the ARTS.
BRAVO to all of these brave, strong women and the more to come.