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 area.
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 things!
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!
The series 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 Vietnam Memorial.
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
event was sponsored by Cuyahoga
Community College, Earth
Fare, Giant Eagle/Midway
Mall, Lorain County
Community College and Staples.