OHIO WOMEN THEN
AND NOW was our Women's History celebration of remarkable women.
Eden Valley teamed up with Cleveland's premier women's networking group,
Moves, to present these four special events which included a new
presentation each week at a different location around the Cleveland/Lorain
The series opened on Tuesday,
March 4, 2014 at Lorain County Community College with MEET
MARGARET BOURKE-WHITE. Alisa Riccardi portrayed this Cleveland photographer
who made a name for herself working for Life magazine during
W.W.I.I. Margaret was the first accredited female war correspondent.
On Thursday, March 13, 2014
was MEET ELEANOR ROOSEVELT with Kathie Dice at
the Eastern Campus of Cuyahoga Community College. First Lady Eleanor
was an active public figure who gave press conferences and spoke out
for human rights, children's causes and women's issues - among other
VICTORIA WOODHULL premiered on Thursday, March 20, 2014 with Anne
McEvoy at the Parma campus of Cuyahoga Community College. Ohioan Victoria
Woodhull was a persistent presidential candidate during a time when
she couldn't even vote for HERSELF!
closed on Thursday, March 27, 2014 with MEET SIX WHO
MADE A DIFFERENCE at the Westshore Campus of Cuyahoga Community
College where Betty Zak introduced the audience to such historic heroines
as Ohio Sharp-shooter Annie Oakley and Maya Lin - Ohio Designer of the
All proceeds benefited the activities of Women Making Moves and Eden
Valley Enterprises' project to create a PBS Documentary about Ohioan
Emma Gatewood - who, at the age of 67, became the first woman to
solo thru-hike the Appalachian Trail!
We are grateful to all of our audience members who participated in this
Our next fundraiser
will be on June 14 at the Baseball Heritage Museum in Cleveland where
Anne McEvoy will portray Dr. Alta Weiss in YOU CAN'T PLAY BALL IN A
SKIRT. Details are still being worked out, so be sure to check our calendar
page for information as it becomes available.