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Committed to a strong and diverse civic sector, WCC promotes civic literacy through open public forums. It models the democratic process through courageous dialogue and debate.

Annual National Speaker Forum offers the greater Cincinnati community an opportunity to hear a nationally known  woman speaker. Read more…
Annual Agnes Seasongood Luncheon showcases a local woman leader who is a pioneer in her field. Read more…
Thriving Cincinnati is a new initiative that addresses income inadequacy in our community with the goal of moving Greater Cincinnati’s families from surviving to thriving. Read more…
City Conversations offer members and friends a monthly opportunity for informal networking and often feature speakers that spark discussion on topics of concern.
Open Public Forums are designed to raise community awareness and encourage debate on current issues that impact our lives.
Feist-Tea is an annual fun event that honors “feisty” members who have contributed greatly to Club efforts. Read more…
Upcoming Programs

Monday, January 9, 11:30am – 1:00pm. “Good Food Purchasing in Cincinnati,” 103 William Howard Taft Rd. Cosponsored by the Interfaith Workers and AIR, Inc.  Join us as we bring together civic leaders, community members, and working people to design a procurement system for food that is fair, humane, sustainable, local, and healthy.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Forum: “Drugs, Addiction, Equity, and Race.”  Sanctuary, First Unitarian Church

Saturday, January 14, 2017, 10:00am.  WCC Book Club discusses Hillbilly Elegy, by J.D Vance. Home of Erna Olafson, 1553 Oak Knoll Drive in North College Hill. RSVP to Erna at 513-521-3625 or eolaf@yahoo.com

Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 6:00pm — 8:00pm.  Forum: “Pathways to Citizenship.” First Unitarian Church, 536 Linton St., Avondale. https://www.facebook.com/events/361857667503582/

Thursday, April 20, 2017, 7:00pm. National Speaker Forum:  Maria Hinojosa, “Latinos and Immigration — the U.S. Mambo.” Hall of Mirrors, the Netherland Plaza Hotel, downtown.

Selected Past Programs of Woman’s City Club.  
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October 10, 2016 Violence: Interventions that Work (Click on name to view video)

A panel of extremely well-informed folks representing law enforcement, community and a social service agency spoke to us about interventions and methods they use to track and prevent violence: Lieutenant Colonel Maris Herold from University of Cincinnati Police; Captain Lisa Davis from District 1, Cincinnati Police; Ozie Davis from the Avondale Youth Council and Development Corporation; and Fredda McGoff of Lighthouse Youth Services.

Lt. Col. Maris Herold is known worldwide for her innovative tracking of crime clusters. As she told us: crime is not random; crime happens in clusters and the same kind of crime tends to happen in the same areas; 98% of the city locations have little or no crime reported; violence is less than 5% of crime in any community; CPD (where she used to be a Captain of D 1) tracks violence into 23 small micro locations – most only 100 x 100 feet. Police are sent in to see what is causing the violence and it is usually a lack of place management. For instance, buildings with landlords who allow litter, crime etc. Research has shown that“ place based” and “evidence based” policing is” Efficient, Effective and Equitable.” 

Ozie Davis confirmed everything that Lt. Col. Herold said, as they worked together in Avondale using a collaboration of city departments to close down buildings with absent landlords and lack of accountability. Ozie grew up in Avondale and came back to his community to teach the youth to “Know your neighbors, think about your family, not just yourself.” He said from a community perspective, ‘place’ is most important, and the amount of fear that persists in neighborhoods like his continues as a perception, whether existing or not.  CPTED (Crime prevention through environmental design), such as lighting, broken stirs, landscaping all help prevent crime.

March, 2015  — A special video made for showing at the Centennial gala covers the Woman’s City Club from 1915 to 2015.

October 29, 2014Discussion session with Judge Nathaniel Jones and Marian Spencer. Held in the Geier Room of the Mt. Auburn Presbyterian Church.

Thursday, September 25, 2015, 7 pm Cincinnati in Africa –  A discussion with Village Life Outreach Project Inc. Founder and Chairman Dr. Christopher Lewis and Dr. Victoria Wulsin, who works in to prevent HIV/AIDS prevention. First Unitarian Church. Link to  SOTENI’s website, use: www.soteni.org.  Its two-week safari-cum-anthropology trip, “Karibu Kenya,” is described there.


Tuesday August 26, 2015, 7 pm – Forum on Preschool Promise with Greg Landsman, at that time director of Strive Partnership.  Along with a panel including: Stephanie Byrd and John Pepper. First Unitarian Church .