Alice Perlman with young boy
Woman at microphone
Bail Forum
Zoom Meeting III

Woman’s City Club Elects Beth Sullebarger to be president for 2020


Woman’s City Club elected Beth Sullebarger to be  president for 2020. Ms. Sullebarger is a historic preservation consultant based in Glendale, Ohio. Beth joined WCC 30 years ago after moving to Cincinnati from NYC and joining the Cincinnati City Planning Department. She has served on the WCC board several times and remained a supporter. Her other civic involvements over the years include chairing the Stephen H. Wilder Foundation and Citizens for Civic Renewal and membership in the Cincinnatus Association, Over-the-Rhine Foundation, and Leadership Cincinnati.

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Upcoming Public and Member Events

Saturday, August 15, 10 am: Woman’s City Club Book Club Discussion of How to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi.
Our book club, now meeting monthly, invites all members to join us in our conversations. The runaway best-seller How to be an Antiracist follows a series of books addressing racism and poverty that our group has passionately talked about for the last several years.
Wednesday, August 26, 6:30 pm via Zoom: Voting Rights – Then and Now
On the centennial of the day the 19th Amendment went into effect, this presentation will combine the critical yet forgotten role Ohio played in the fight for women’s suffrage and current barriers to voting rights. Katherine Durack, PhD, retired Miami University professor and curator of a recent exhibit at the downtown Public Library, will explain how the woman’s rights movement in the U.S. has deep roots in the abolition movement and connections to Cincinnati, including Woman’s City Club. Catherine Turcer, Executive Director of Common Cause Ohio, will then discuss obstacles to voting we are facing today.

Friday, September 11: Women’s Health Expo on Fountain Square CANCELLED.

Wednesday, September 16, 6:30 pm via Zoom: The Collaborative Agreement -Then and Now
Leading civil rights lawyer Al Gerhardstein and Iris Roley of the Black United Front will discuss the history of the Collaborative Agreement, recommendations for its “refresh,” challenges for accomplishing them, and ways the civic sector (WCC, etc.) can help. The 2002 Collaborative Agreement on police community relations was signed by the Black United Front, the Ohio chapter of the ACLU, the City of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Police Department, and the Fraternal Order of Police.
Wednesday, September 30, 6:30 pm: The leadership of the Ohio Justice and Policy Center will discuss a broad spectrum of criminal justice reforms it advocates. OJPC is a nonprofit, public-interest law firm in Cincinnati, Ohio, focused on issues of safety and justice. Much of their work is on prison reform.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021. The National Speaker event With Denise Kiernan is now scheduled to speak Tuesday, May 18, 2021. The Forum will still take place at 7 pm at Memorial Hall in Over-the-Rhine.

NOTE: Woman’s City Club offices are closed due to the coronavirus. If you have any questions, email us (

Committee Meetings

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The Annual Report is HERE!


Recent and Forthcoming Activities

Let’s Talk Law Enforcement,” sponsored by the League of Women Voters, WCC, and many other local partners (July 2020). Hear from candidates for prosecutor and sheriff.


Centennial Books can still be purchased:

  • WCC’s history from 1965,  Lighting the Fire, Leading the Way and
  • Stirring the Pot in the Kitchen and the Community for 100 Years,” with recipes from WCC members from World War I, the Fifties and the present
  • Click here to order.Centennial
  • Donate to the Marian A. Spencer Statue Fund.