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St. Patrick’s Day Festivities at Cleveland’s West Side Irish American Club

On Sunday afternoon, March 14th, we represented Margaret W. Wong & Associates LLC at St. Patrick’s Day festivities held at the West Side Irish American Club (WSIA) in Olmsted Falls. It was the first live event that we have participated in since the Covid-19 pandemic begin approximately last March and was billed as a “Boxty, Sausage & Irish Coffee Evening.” Accordingly, it was organized by our good friend Ms. Helen

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Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation “Rock the Foundation Sweet 16” February 2021

On Saturday evening, February 13th, we kicked back in our easy chairs and watched the virtual broadcast of “Rock the Foundation Sweet 16” fundraiser for the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation (CMBF). To be sure, Margaret W. Wong & Associates LLC was a contributing sponsor for the event. Since there could be no formal gathering this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, pre-ordered meals were picked up at various locales in

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“The Marksman” Takes Aim on Criminals Who Prey on Asylum Seekers

Because it dealt with the genuine dilemma of people from the Hispanic countries who attempt to journey to the United States to escape the dangers posed by gangs/drug cartels, we viewed a routine but entertaining action thriller titled “The Marksman” that is now streaming as well as being shown in cinemas. In this case, the ones taking flight are a small boy named Miguel and his mother, Rosa, who are

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Cleveland Clinic MLK celebration for 2021

On Friday, January 15th, we took part, via zoom, in the Cleveland Clinic’s 2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Celebration whose theme, for this year, was Dr. King’s quote, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice anywhere.” This theme was explored by the keynote speaker U.S. Congressperson Marcia L. Fudge (Democrat-District 11), who talked about the need to address inequities in the provision of health care that disproportionately affect

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Iraqi American Woman Finds Cleveland Ohio Beautiful Place to Live

We first met Ms. Ayat Amin (she/her/hers) when she spoke eloquently at the 2020 International Women’s Day rally that took place at Cleveland City Hall in March. At that time, we spoke to Ayat and learned that she is a “Marketing and Customer Success Lead” for The Opportunity Exchange where her duties include supporting city, county, and state economic development offices. Perhaps one of the reasons for her eloquence was that

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Immigration Changes planned under the President-Elect Biden Administration

On Tuesday evening, November 10th, we attended a Zoom meeting of the Cleveland Inter Religious Task Force “Friends of Immigrants,” where the speaker was Professor Steve Volk, Professor Emeritus of History at Oberlin College, who gave a presentation on what can be expected from the upcoming Biden administration regarding immigration/refugee policies. Professor Volk’s specialty is Latin American Studies and, accordingly, has testified in court as an expert witness on cases

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Spine and Orthopedic Institute Leadership Council of the St. Vincent Charity Development Foundation at the Shaker Heights Country Club

  On Thursday evening, October 29th, we went to the Shaker Heights Country Club to the inaugural meeting of the Spine and Orthopedic Institute Leadership Council of the St. Vincent Charity Development Foundation which Ms. Margaret W. Wong strongly supports. As was stated during the meeting and in the literature provided us, “the objective of the Leadership Council is to support and advocate for the mission of St. Vincent Charity

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Global Cleveland Sister Cities Conference

On Tuesday afternoon, September 29th, Global Cleveland‘s second annual Sister Cities Conference got off to a fine start as public officials and community leaders gathered for a virtual forum in which they agreed in light of COVID-19 it is more imperative than ever that international talents and resources be shared in order to move us forward as a global people. The 2020 conference is hosted by the Cleveland Public Library,

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Cleveland City Club Forum: “Ohio’s Immigrants: Navigating an Uncertain Future”

On Wednesday, September 16th, we listened to a City Club virtual forum titled “Ohio’s Immigrants: Navigating an Uncertain Future” wherein Mr. Joe Cimperman, the President of Global Cleveland, conducted a discussion in which the participants were Ms. Sara Elaqad, Executive Director of Minds Matter Cleveland; Ms. Jennifer Johnson, State Refugee Coordinator of the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Resources; and Ms. Monica Ramirez, Founder and President of Justice for

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Captive Nations Week 2020 Proclamation

On Thursday morning, July 23, 2020, we attended the reading of a U.S. Presidential Proclamation upholding Captive Nations Week (i.e. July 19 through 25th) at the Czech Cultural Garden. The proclamation was read by now-retired Judge Ralph “Rocky” Perk, Jr., the President of the American Nationalities Movement, who organized the event in lieu of the fact that his organization’s annual Captive Nations Dinner had to be cancelled this year due

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