Episode 5 – Jessica Lewis – Cleveland Community Action Network

Episode 5 – Jessica Lewis – Cleveland Community Action Network
The CLEcast

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The guys have a chat with Jessica Lewis from the Cleveland Community Activist network.  A good person doing much gooder things, indeed.  Here’s a list of resources:


Cleveland Community Activist Network (ClevelandCAN)

Cleveland Community Activist Network (ClevelandCAN) exists to empower Black Women (cis and trans) to lead while also serving as a resource for community activist groups in order to create cohesive, sustainable, and successful social justice movements in the Greater Cleveland Area.

New Voices Pittsburgh

New Voices Pittsburgh: Women of Color for Reproductive Justice (NVP) was founded by La’Tasha D. Mayes, Bekezela Mguni, Lois “Toni” McClendon and Maria Nicole Smith on March 16, 2004 to mobilize women of color in Southwestern PA to attend the March for Women’s Lives in Washington, DC. A decade later, New Voices Pittsburgh has served 10,000+ women of color through movement-building for Reproductive Justice.

New Voices Pittsburgh is a grassroots Human Rights organization for women of color, led by women of color and about women of color. We utilize the Reproductive Justice framework as an innovative strategy to specifically engage Black women and girls in community organizing for lasting social change.

Our mission is to build a social change movement dedicated to the health and well-being of Black women and girls through leadership development, Human Rights and Reproductive Justice. Our vision is to achieve the health and complete well-being of Black women and girls, our families and communities.

WOC Street Harassment and Anti-Violence Organizations:

INCITE! Women, Gender Non-Conforming, and Trans people of Color* Against Violence is a national activist organization of radical feminists of color advancing a movement to end violence against women of color and our communities through direct action, critical dialogue and grassroots organizing

  • Queer Review: “The first and only online resource to help you discover Safe Spaces around the globe. Rate and review businesses on a per-location basis regarding their treatment of the LGBTQ+ community.”
  • Safe Hub Collective is a group of people working to make all public spaces safer and more accessible for everyone in the Greater Boston area through collective action and community-based solutions.
  • Peoples Justice League – Working to end power based personal violence and structural oppression in Southeast Ohio​
  • Stop Telling Women to Smile is an art series by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh. The work attempts to address gender based street harassment by placing drawn portraits of women, composed with captions that speak directly to offenders, outside in public spaces.

Say Her Name: This is an incomplete list of black and brown Cis and Trans women who have been killed by police violence or victims of hate crimes
Sandra Bland, 29
Ralkina Jones
Rekia Boyd, 22
LaTanya Haggerty, 26
Kendra James, 21
Natasha McKenna, 37
Yvette Smith, 47
Shereese Francis, 29
India Clarke, 27
Mercedes Williamson, 17
London Chanel, 21
Penny Proud, 21
Taja Gabrielle DeJesus, 36
Yazmine Vash Payne, 33
Ty Underwood, 24
Lamia Beard, 30

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