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HOLA Latino Organization Meeting

On Tuesday, November 27th, we went to The HUB on South St. Clair Street in Painesville to attend the monthly HOLA Ohio meeting. As we have written before, HOLA Ohio is “a grassroots Latino organization based in Painesville that empowers the Latino community through outreach, advocacy, and community organizing.” (See http://holatoday.org/about/) The meeting was conducted by Ms. Kelsey Fischer, Program Manager with HOLA Ohio, who, with the input of audience

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Diversity Center Humanitarian Award

Our second event for Wednesday, November 28th, was the 64th Annual Humanitarian Award Dinner of the Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio, which took place at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel. As is written in both the program notes and on its website, the Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio “was founded in 1927 as the National Conference on Christians and Jews. As an education and advocacy organization, our mission is to eliminate bias,

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2018 Winter Holiday Greetings

Dear Family and Friends: Happy Holidays! Our immigration law practice never has a dull moment. The daily storm of responding to clients, visa approvals, consular processings, denials, ICE pick-ups, CBP border control actions, expedited removals, executive orders, lack of judicial review, circuit court decisions involving changing immigration ideals, and maintaining corporate talents, all merge into a blur by the end of the day and through the years. I’m grateful that

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Potluck at Westshore Unitarian Church and the Croatian XMAS Exhibit

On Sunday, November 25th, we were winding down from the Thanksgiving Holiday and planned to only take in the opening of the annual Christmas exhibit at the Croatian Heritage Museum and Library on Lakeshore Blvd. in Eastlake later in the afternoon. Earlier, however, we went over to the Westshore Unitarian Church on Hilliard Blvd. in Rocky River for the fellowship of the worship service not knowing what it would be

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City club Annual Meeting

On Friday, November 9th, our event for the day was the 2018 annual meeting of the City Club of Cleveland, which has now been in existence for 106 years. Accordingly, we were treated to an opening reception with all kinds of cheeses and crackers, a review of the accomplishments of the City Club within the last year, and a terrific speech by Ms. Mary Ann Tinker, who was described in

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Another Teatime for Peace

Our second event for Thursday, November 8th, involved us driving to the First Lutheran Church on West 5th Street in Lorain to attend the 20th program of “Teatime for Peace” which, as we have written before, was initiated in the first months of 2016 in response to incendiary remarks made about the Muslim community during the U.S. Presidential primaries. “Teatime for Peace” brings together people of different faiths to discuss

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Cleveland Play House Breakfast

On Thursday, November 8th, our first event for the day was the annual Community Leadership Breakfast put on by the Cleveland Play House in which we learned of several exciting programs that it has to offer, especially concerning young people seeking career development in theatre, whether it be acting onstage, the technical fields, or administration.(see https://www.clevelandplayhouse.com/education/) Among the many people attending this affair, which took place in the Allen Theatre

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City Club Book Club

Due to a combination of having a touch of the flu and working in the election, we didn’t go to any events on Monday and Tuesday, but on Wednesday, November 7th, we went to a City Club Book Club discussion coordinated by Ms. Julia Wang, City Club Marketing and Outreach Coordinator, and Ms. Patty Shlonsky, Attorney at Law and City Club board member. The book selected for this discussion was

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Interreligious Task Force on Central America Banquet

On Sunday evening, November 4th, we went to Beaumont School on North Park Blvd. in Cleveland Heights for the 38th Commemoration of the Martyrs organized by our friends at the Interreligious Task Force on Central America (IRTF), whose mission is to call “together people to walk in solidarity with oppressed peoples of Central America and Columbia in order to achieve peace, justice, human rights, and systemic transformation through non-violence.” (see https://www.irtfcleveland.org/) We are

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Kirkin’ of the Tartans Ceremony

On Sunday, November 4th, our first event took us to St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church on Som Center Road in Mayfield Village, where we attended a “Kirkin’ of the Tartans” ceremony, presented as a part of the All Saints Sunday service, organized in conjunction with Scottish Heritage Association of Northeast Ohio (SHANO) which has been “preserving and promoting Scottish heritage and traditions since 1885.”(See https://scottishheritageohio.com/Kirkin.html/) According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, a

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