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4th Breaking Our Silence: Abortion Story-Sharing Event

Breaking Our Silence

Please join My Abortion, My Life and Preterm for the

4th Breaking Our Silence: Abortion Story-Sharing Event! 

Readers from across the Cleveland community will share real abortion stories-reasons, experiences, values, faith, struggles, triumphs, beliefs, and emotions. Sometimes funny, sometimes heartbreaking, but always thought provoking. And always real. Breaking the mold of what a "normal" abortion must look like.

Monday, November 6, 2017

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Beachland Ballroom

15711 Waterloo Rd, Cleveland 44110 

We're thrilled to announce the readers who will give voice to these stories:

  • Ashlie Case Sletvold, civil-rights attorney at the Chandra Law Firm and mother of two
  • Chris Davies, christ-follower, activist, queer femme, pastor
  • Marcia Egbert, senior program officer, The George Gund Foundation
  • Sandhya Gupta, civil-rights attorney at the Chandra Law Firm
  • Jocelyn Hill, community organizer for racial justice with AMP NEO
  • Meredith L. King, playwright and consultant
  • M. Carmen Lane, founder and director, ATNSC: Center for Healing & Creative Leadership
  • Lynn Marie Majewksi, athlete and animal activist
  • Bernard McIntyre, security officer
  • Mariely Neris Rodríguez, program manager, global citizen, proud choice supporter
  • Henry Ng, physician, MetroHealth
  • Kelly Novak, director of health education and outreach, Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio
  • Elaina Ramsey, executive director, Ohio Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice 
  • Nicole Thomas, director of community organizing, New Voices for Reproductive Justice 
  • Ashley, We Testify storyteller
  • RA Washington, writer/musician, executive director of Guide To Kulchur Learn House
  • Lauren Werber, rabbi 

This event will feature American Sign Language interpretation of each story as it is read. 

A short reception with light hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will follow the stories.

We will read stories submitted through the My Abortion, My Life website.

Do you have a personal story about abortion? Submit your story to

Preterm, 216.991.400012000 Shaker BlvdCleveland, OH 44120.