Events & Calendar

Upcoming WCC Events

Woman’s City Club Book Club Discussion of How to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi.
Saturday, August 15, 10 am
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.
Voting Rights – Then and Now
Wednesday, August 26, 6:30 pm via Zoom
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.
The Collaborative Agreement -Then and Now
Wednesday, September 16, 6:30 pm via Zoom
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.
Recommendations for Criminal Justice Reform
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.

Committee Meetings

Wednesday, October 23: Executive Committee meets.

Tuesday, October 29:  Communications Committee meeting.

Monday, November 4, 6:30 pm:  National Speaker Committee meeting at home of Jane Anderson.

November 20: Board meeting.

December (date TBA): Executive committee meets.

See Calendar for more WCC Committee Meetings

For WCC Committee Meetings, see embedded Google Calendar below.