ReelAbilities Film Festival: Cleveland Returns for a Second Season to Celebrate Different Abilities through Film and DiscussionAugust 30, 2019
Cleveland, OH (July 24, 2019) – ReelAbilities Film Festival (RAFF): Cleveland is returning this fall for a second year, following a highly successful inaugural season in 2018. Unique to the 2019 season, events will take place in two cities: Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. Film screenings will occur August through October, accompanied by local and national guest speakers who will share their first-hand experiences and knowledge with filmgoers.
The ReelAbilities Film Festival is the largest film festival in the U.S. dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories, and artistic expressions of people with different disabilities. T hrough a collaboration of local organizations, including community volunteers, RAFF: Cleveland will showcase films at venues throughout Northeast Ohio in 2019. Post-screening discussions and other engaging programs will bring together the community to explore, discuss, embrace, and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience.“We were very gratified by the warm reception of the film festival last year,” said Katti Sorboro, Director of ReelAbilities Film Festival: Cleveland. “Our attendance was on par with larger markets, the feedback from attendees was resoundingly positive, and we look forward to expanding our reach into the community even more this year with new screenings in Akron. It’s a wonderful thing to see people watching the films begin to appreciate the challenges that individuals with disabilities deal with on a daily basis.”Chris Garr, Chief Executive Officer of Youth Challenge, has been involved with RAFF: Cleveland the last two years. Chris shared, “ReelAbilities Film Festival provides the ideal locale for people, united by a common thread, to enjoy cinema without some of the usual anxieties associated with access. For our young artists and athletes at Youth Challenge, RAFF provides a rallying point for them to enjoy film with their friends, but also challenge them to be advocates, educate the community about disability-related issues, and spark meaningful conversation.”RAFF: Cleveland is committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere at each screening. All locations are wheelchair accessible, welcome service animals, and offer open captioning. Additional accommodations such as audio description or American Sign Language interpreters may be requested two weeks prior to any film event. Complimentary light refreshments will be served at many of the screenings.ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLICCLEVELAND’S FILM SCREENINGS + POST-FILM DISCUSSIONSAugust 28, 2019 from 6:00-8:30 p.m.Film: Suicide: The Ripple EffectScreening Location: Cuyahoga County Public Library, Parma-Snow Branch, 2121 Snow Rd Parma, OH 44134Topics: Suicide, Mental HealthAfter the Film: The VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System will lead a community panel.September 19, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.A program of short films: The Unconditional and Unstuck: An OCD Kids MovieScreening Location: Lakewood Public Library, 15425 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood, OH 44107Topics: Hope and FamilyAfter the Film: The family featured in The Unconditional, who lives in Olmsted Falls, will discuss the challenges of raising two children with undiagnosed special needs.September 27, 2019 from 12:00-2:00 p.m.Film: Suicide: The Ripple EffectScreening Location: Louis Stokes VA Medical Center, 10701 East Boulevard, Cleveland, OH 44106Topics: Suicide, Mental HealthAfter the Film: The VA Suicide Prevention team will lead a discussion.October 5, 2019 from 1:00-3:30 p.m.A program of short films: CODA, Living Art, and ThriveScreening Location: Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (moCa), 11400 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106Topics: Visual Art, Music, Dance, and DisabilityAfter the Film: Meet artists featured in one of the short films.October 17, 2019 from 6:00-8:30 p.m.Film: The R-WordScreening Location: Youth Challenge, 800 Sharon Drive, Westlake, OH 44145Topics: The Power of WordsAfter the Film: Meet with Good Life Ambassadors and learn how to interact with and include people with disabilities.AKRON’S FILM SCREENINGS + POST-FILM DISCUSSIONSSeptember 12, 2019 from 6:30-9:30 p.m.A program of short films around the central theme, “Image and Self-Image”Screening Location: Akron-Summit County Public Library, 60 South High Street, Akron, OH 44326After the Film: The night will include an art exhibit, reception, and national speaker.September 14, 2019 from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.A program of short films for children and families around the central theme, “Design for Inclusion”Screening Location: Akron-Summit County Public Library, 60 South High Street, Akron, OH 44326After the Film: Design-related activities will take place led by the volunteer engineers of the Inclusioneers.September 14, 2019 from 1:30-4:00 p.m.A program of sports-related short films around the central theme, “Breaking Barriers”Screening Location: Akron-Summit County Public Library, 60 South High Street, Akron, OH 44326After the Film: Join athletes and coaches for a celebratory reception and discussionFilm festival sponsors include: The Up Side of Downs, ADA Cleveland, Piece by Peace, Youth Challenge, Summit DD, Akron-Summit County Public Library.For more information, visit reelabilities.org/cleveland or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. ###
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WADE OVAL WEDNESDAYS ARE BACK!June 1, 2019
15th WOW! Wade Oval WednesdaysEnjoy a FREE concert each Wednesday night on Wade Oval in the heart of University Circle. Food trucks, vendors, theme nights, and activities vary each week and are all family-friendly. Bring a picnic or purchase delicious treats from vendors on site. Select museums are open late on Wednesdays.Wednesdays, June 12-August 21 (no concert July 3)6:00-9:00 p.m. (August 14 and August 21 concerts 6:00-8:00 p.m.)HEAD OVER TO UCI'S WESBITE FOR MORE INFORMATION: www.universitycircle.org/wow
Please join the PNC Fairfax Connection in Supporting NLDP!July 12, 2018
Please join the PNC Fairfax Connection in Supporting NLDP!The mission of the Neighborhood Leadership Development Program is to enhance the diverse leadership abilities of engaged Clevelanders who are committed to creating a city and region which works for everyone.In 2006, NLDP was established and funded by the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation. The Neighborhood Leadership Development Program is a 16 session community engagement training program for residents of Cleveland, and its inner ring suburbs, who are working on projects within the City of Cleveland and who are determined to make a positive impact on their communities. Currently, there are 209 graduates of the program.After the application process, 20 committed individuals are chosen for the program year. NLDP participants and graduates are a diverse group with many interests and are working on a wide variety of issues to improve life in their communities. The program will cover topics such as program planning, marketing & communications, program fundraising, conflict resolution and negotiation, community engagement methods and more.Every NLDP participant and NLDP graduate also has ongoing access to the services of a Program Coach. NLDP coaches give advice and support tailored to the needs of the participant.The 16 sessions are on Saturdays at Trinity Commons at 2230 Euclid Avenue beginning August 25. The application period deadline is AUGUST 3, 2018. For additional information and to view the 2018-2019 curriculum and online application, visit www.nldpcleveland.comor call 216-776-6167.You can find the application as well as other supporting documents surrounding NLDP within our media gallary. If you think you have what it takes, APPLY NOW! Again, this is an opportunity for local people who head organizations or programs to gain valuable skills and network with others.
Writer's Workshop with Guest Author, Carmen Melissa HallMay 4, 2018
Do you have the imagination and drive to develop narratives? Do you want to learn how to establish a consistent writing process? The Writer's Workshop will provide beginning writers with tips and tools on the writing process. Join our monthly guest author and learn new writing techniques. This month's session will feature Ms. Carmen Melissa Hall. She is the author of "The Gift of Now: The Discovery of Your Purpose". Please join us to discuss her writing process and journey!
Technology Questions? Set Up an Appointment with Our Tech AssistantMay 4, 2018
If you need one on one time to learn how to operate your newest gadget, or would like some help creating or putting together some sort of media for your next event (flyers, business cards, tshirt designs, slideshows, and etc.), feel free to set up a time with Asia for assistance.
Cleveland Orchestra Family WorkshopMay 4, 2018
Learn about the instrument families of The Cleveland Orchestra, meet a musician, and participate in a group reading of children's book with live performance of musical effects! Families will also have the opportunity to try out instruments during Instrument Discovery. Take home family activity books, egg shakers, CDs, and more!
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