March 18, 2020

Seeking Legal Resources and Safety During COVID-19

Many Ohio Courts and related government services have temporarily altered their practices in response to COVID-19. Ohio courts will continue to provide all essential services. However, to protect the public health, individual courts have limited certain operations in the coming weeks and ...
March 12, 2020

OAESV Response to Preparing for COVID-19 Contingencies

Rosa Beltré, Executive Director of OAESV
Good afternoon everyone! I am grateful for the strong leadership in Ohio, that are ensuring we are informed and that they are taking this serious. Recognizing that we are being bombarded with information constantly, that there are new bans just issued for the state, that the Executive order has ...
March 8, 2020

A Message from Our Executive Director on Dia Internacional de la Mujer -- International Women's Day

Rosa Beltré, Executive Director of OAESV (she/her)
[Español -- Scroll down for English] El Día Internacional de la Mujer nació de las actividades del movimiento sindical a principios del siglo XX en América del Norte y Europa. El primer Día Nacional de la Mujer se celebró en los Estados Unidos el 28 de febrero de 1909, cuando se convocó ...
March 3, 2020

OAESV Calls for #JusticeforAlexa and Support for Trans People of Color

CW: Transphobia, Racism, Violence, Murder The Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence demands #JusticeforAlexa and calls for support for Trans Women of Color. On Monday, February 24th, Neulisa Luciano Ruiz, better known as Alexa, was killed in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico. Her community members and those ...
February 7, 2020

For Us, By Us: (Un)Complicating the Legacy of Kobe Bryant

Shandra Witherspoon, Director of Coordinated Community Responses; Olivia Montgomery, Training and TA Coordinator for Inclusion & Equity; and Jayvon Howard, Engaging Men Coordinator -- OAESV
Many of us are grappling with complex emotions this week as we honor the life and legacy of Kobe Bryant. We are recognizing that there is the celebration of a man, a man who was influential and inspired positivity across communities and across generations. When faced with death, we often begin ...
January 27, 2020

Emotions, Healing, and the Complicated Legacy of Kobe Bryant

Rosa Beltré  (she/her/hers), Executive Director of OAESV
Today, as most of us are struggling to show up and do our work with excellence, to be present and intentional, or simply find words to describe how we are feeling, I want to remind you that many of those that you will be working with today and for the remainder of this month, may also be ...