Judge Capers was a pioneer as the first black woman elected to the city council of any major U.S. city when she was elected in Cleveland in 1949. She was also a tennis champion among other accomplishments. She has passed away at the age of 104.
Judge Jean Capers was the Grand Marshall of the 38th annual Glenville Community Festival and Parade in 2015 when she was 102.
Grand Marshall Judge Jean Capers
Councilman Jeff Johnson introduced Judge Capers at the event and she passed on some words of wisdom.
Judge Jean Capers and Wendy McDonnell Hunter
Judge Jean Capers
The Other Face: International Art Exhibit
The Exhibit offers a world view of works by artists living in the Middle East and Northern Africa including Lebanon, Morocco, Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Palestine, Algeria, Holland, Switzerland, Sudan, Canada and The United States. The exhibit will run from July 21 to August 14, 2017.
"The Other Face" is an opportunity to share an understanding of cultures through the artists' eyes. Presented by Pierre Bejjani, President of C.A.M.E.O (Cleveland American Middle East Organization
5:00 - 9:00 PM at 78th Street Studios on 1300 West 78th Street
RIP Maryam Mirzakhani
Maryam Mirzakhani was an Iranian mathematician and a professor of mathematics at Stanford University. Her research topics include Teichmüller theory, hyperbolic geometry, ergodic theory, and symplectic geometry.
In 2014, Mirzakhani became both the first woman and the first Iranian honored with the Fields Medal, the most prestigious award in mathematics. The award committee cited her work in "the dynamics and geometry of Riemann surfaces and their moduli spaces".
Mirzakhani died from breast cancer on July 14, 2017 at the age of 40.
What a brilliant mind and tremendous role model for young girls. Such a loss.
Sisters Ieva Dudaite and Mariya Dudaite from Lithuania
John Carroll University served as host of the 2017 WUJA (World Union of Jesuit Alumni) Congress. This was the first WUJA Congress in North America and attracted 550 attendees from 30 countries. At the opening event of the conference, sisters Ieva Dudaite and Mariya Dudaite from Lithuania performed.
Ieva and Mariya Dudaite perform at WUJA event at John Carroll University in Cleveland
Polish World War II Heroine (and Cleveland Woman) turns 90
Cecilia Wilk-Pech (Zagorski) celebrated her 90th birthday and was honored at St. Casimir Church for her bravery in WWII. Cecilia risked her life to save 3 American soldiers shot down over Germany in 1944.
Cecilia Wilk-Pech and husband James with John Niedzialek at St Casimir Church
It is a song most of us fumble over-a challenging scale for most voice ranges. Some say it is an anthem filled with chest-beating words, arrogant, war-like. Others use the tune for social protest, raising fists, taking a knee, turning backs.
Some find unimaginable departures from the melody, riffing off stadium sound system.
... Half of us don't know the words, half of us can't sing it. How did we get to such a point?
Brand-New & Terrific: Alex Katz in the 1950's is the largest museum exhibition to showcase Alex Katz's (b. 1927) innovative portraits, landscapes and still life form this pioneering period.
Organized by the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville, Maine, in close collaboration with Katz, this presentation explores the first decade of the artist's career, a period characterized by fierce experimentation from which his signature brightly colored figurative paintings emerged.
Brand-New & Terrific: Alex Katz in the 1950's is on view in the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Hall at the Cleveland Museum of Art April 30 through August 6, 2017.
Even the Cleveland Museum of Art is excited about baseball and the Cleveland Indians. Check out this large piece in the Atrium.
Lead exposure link to kindergarten readiness
Robert L. Fischer, PhD CWRU Research Professor and Program Director, Master of Nonprofit Organizations, Co-Director, Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development has led the Center's research on Invest in Children, a county-wide early childhood initiative that includes home visiting, children's health, and childcare components since 2001.
He spoke at the Data Days Cleveland event about how the house matters in a child's preparedness for school. Data Days CLE was a 3-day event bringing together experts and users in the fields of civic technology and data.
We stood around the wet square of film as the magic happened. Moments ago we had held our pose as my father-in-law aimed his camera. A click, and then he pulled, and out came the still-wet square. Now we hovered over it as the black and white image of us slowly appeared.
Now we didn't need to take a roll of film down to the drug store to have it developed. With a Polaroid camera we could see ourselves right away.
ClevelandWomen.Com Book of the Week
The Girl on the Train
The #1 New York Times Bestseller, USA Today Book of the Year, now a major motion picture starring Emily Blunt. The debut psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people's lives.
Intersecting, overlapping, not-quite-what-they-seem lives. Jealousies and betrayals and wounded hearts. A haunting unease that clutches and won’t let go. All this and more helps propel Paula Hawkins’s addictive debut into a new stratum of the psychological thriller genre. At times, I couldn’t help but think: Hitchcockian. From the opening line, the reader knows what they’re in for: “She’s buried beneath a silver birch tree, down towards the old train tracks…” But Hawkins teases out the mystery with a veteran’s finesse. The “girl on the train” is Rachel, who commutes into London and back each day, rolling past the backyard of a happy-looking couple she names Jess and Jason. Then one day Rachel sees “Jess” kissing another man. The day after that, Jess goes missing. The story is told from three character’s not-to-be-trusted perspectives: Rachel, who mourns the loss of her former life with the help of canned gin and tonics; Megan (aka Jess); and Anna, Rachel’s ex-husband’s wife, who happens to be Jess/Megan’s neighbor. Rachel’s voyeuristic yearning for the seemingly idyllic life of Jess and Jason lures her closer and closer to the investigation into Jess/Megan’s disappearance, and closer to a deeper understanding of who she really is. And who she isn’t. This is a book to be devoured. -Neal Thompson
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