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Club News & Events

Zonta Says No to Violence Against Women –
November 2023 - 16 Days of Activism

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This year the Zonta Club of Cincinnati partnered with Women Helping Women (WHW), the YWCA of Greater Cincinnati (YWCA), and the Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Libraries (CHPL) in planning the following events:  

  • Our kick-off began on November 25th at 10:30am at the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center at 10:30am. President Melinda Hepfner was the emcee.  In attendance was Vice-Mayor Jan-Michele Kearney on behalf of Mayor Aftab Pureval, City Hall and City Council.  Also in attendance was Hamilton County Commissioner, Denise Driehaus who launched the Hamilton County Commission on Women and Girls to empower women to have a "seat at the table", pay equity and ensure the health and safety of women and girls.  Among other notables who were there were Paula Brehm-Heeger, director of the Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library, Nicole Williams from the YWCA of Greater Cincinnati, and Nickol Mora from Women Helping Women.

  • Our club President Melinda Hepfner was interviewed by Channel 5 and our event and interview was shown that evening on the 5:30pm news segment.

  • On the evening of November 25th, the Bengal's stadium, Hamilton County Courthouse, County offices at 800 Broadway were illuminated orange.  The Duke Energy Convention Center (DECC) and icon sign also were illuminated orange and DECC will stay lit through Dec. 1st.

  • Continuing during the 16 days of activism, seven select public libraries will be distributing our bookmarks that include the hotline numbers for Women Helping Women and YWCA of Greater Cincinnati.  

  • Zonta and library staff will host speakers from WHW and the YWCA during the 16 days. 

  • Plans include a coordinated social media campaign with WHW and YWCA on our Facebook pages. 

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