This March, hundreds of City of Cleveland residents and employees were welcomed to the Cleveland City Hall rotunda to attend a series of events commemorating the vital role of women in Cleveland’s history in celebration of Women’s History Month.
The month-long celebration of women offered spectators the chance to honor female trailblazers including Janie Mines, the first African American graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, former District Director Dr. Betty K. Pinkney and Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Jazmin Torres-Lugo.
The celebration, themed “Becoming Cleveland’s Next Generation of Leaders,” featured an array of events from an interactive eating experience to an employee luncheon and a showing of the world premiere play “Court Square, Talladega, Alabama” written and directed by the City of Cleveland’s own Arts and Culture Coordinator Cornell Calhoun III.
With opportunities to recognize the contributions of women – from the fields of law and governance to the military and more – the City of Cleveland Women’s History Month amplified the voices of women in Cleveland’s past and present to inspire the City’s next generation of leaders.