International Issues

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Assembling aid packages to ship to the Bahamas

Catholic Students for Peace and Justice Climate Strike for Our Common Home

Cleveland Peace Action speaker David Beach calls for action to stem climate change

Cleveland Peace Action speaker David Beach calls for action to stem climate change by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, May 2019)    David Beach, writer, activist, former director of the Green City Blue Lake Institute, and the guest speaker at the April 9thmeeting of Cleveland Peace Action, spoke on the topic of climate change and political change. … Continue reading

Reader urges compassion and support for refugee families

To the editor: (Plain Press, February 2018)        Your October 2017 edition printed an article, titled International Village Festival features storytelling, food and entertainment, about Esther Ngembe speaking at the International Village Festival. I had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Ngembe, last year, and hearing her families’ story. It is the part of a refugees’ life … Continue reading

International Village Festival features storytelling, food and entertainment

(Plain Press, October 2017) The International Village Festival held at the Michael Zone Recreation Center on September 17th featured storytelling, sharing of cultural foods and entertainment. Esther Ngemba, now a high school student at St. Joseph Academy, was one of the storytellers sharing her story with those in attendance. Ngemba recalled the violence in the … Continue reading

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Demonstration denouncing President Donald Trump’s Executive Orders on Immigration

Creative Fusion Fall 2016 Edition

  PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Saturday, November 19, 2016; 2501 to 2799 Washington Avenue,, a community engagement artist residency, linked international artists with local artists to create a series of public scale visual art pieces in Hinge Town and along the Detroit Avenue corridor from W. 25th to W. 32nd. Brazilian artist Ananda Nahú collaborated … Continue reading

Rally to Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline

Immigrant Justice and Solidarity March