There are more than 30,000 vacant lots in the city of Cleveland, many of them frequent targets of illegal dumping. A local nonprofit is trying to clean them up and help the city reclaim the title, “The Forest City.”
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For many years, marginalized Cuyahoga County residents have experienced significant health inequities. Many of them are a direct result of racial segregation, particularly of anti-Black racism, but other impoverished individuals and people of color within the community suffer these inequities, as well. Since 2015, Health Improvement Plan or HIP-Cuyahoga has been working with multiple community partners to resolve those challenges via direct action and collaboration throughout the county.
Cleveland Public Theatre, which normally does not run a summer season, made an exception this year in response to an exceptional year of theaters left dark because of a global pandemic. CPT’s Outdoor Stage performances will run July 1 through August 7, with more than ten offerings of free live theatre, music, poetry and more, all produced and performed by local artists on stages protected by tents.
After the success of last year’s volunteer effort to grow indigo plants to obtain their natural deep blue dye, Praxis Fiber Arts in the Waterloo Arts District of Collinwood has expanded its “Adopt Indigo” Program.
After more than a year of planning and overseeing the build-out of a former KeyBank branch at 10450 Superior Ave. on the southwest corner of East 105th Street in Glenville, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center (CRCC) opened the Human Trafficking Drop-in Center on April 1, the first day of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
With the opening of the Digital Weaving Lab at Praxis Fiber Workshop last month, the Waterloo Arts District in Collinwood added another jewel to its already glittering crown. It is the only such training center with a digital loom that offers professional residencies on this side of the Atlantic Ocean.