News September 28, 2022

The Saint Luke’s Foundation and The City Club of Cleveland Announces Forum with Talib Kweli

CLEVELAND – The Saint Luke’s Foundation and The City Club of Cleveland announced their upcoming community forum, Vibrate Higher: Using Creativity to Emotionally Heal and Inspire Social Change on Tuesday, October 18th at 5:30 PM at Morning Star Baptist Church. Author and hip-hop musician, Talib Kweli and the moderator, Shanelle L. Smith Whigham, will discuss how hip-hop and lyrics can be used as a tool for emotional well-being for the health of our community.

“The Saint Luke’s Foundation is thrilled to collaborate with the City Club of Cleveland for another energizing and healing community forum in our footprint,” said Timothy Tramble Sr, CEO and President of the Saint Luke’s Foundation.  We are thrilled that Talib Kweli, a celebrated musician, gifted lyricist, and community activist, will visit our neighborhood and talk about how music has helped him emotionally.”

Talib Kweli is the author of the memoir Vibrate Higher: A Rap Story, which details his experiences on the power of elevating Black voices. This community forum will be held at the Morning Star Baptist Church by the City Club of Cleveland in partnership with the 25th anniversary of the Saint Luke’s Foundation. The forum will start at 5:30 PM after the doors open at 4:30 PM for light refreshments. Reserve your tickets for free by going to the City Club of Cleveland’s website here.

About the Saint Luke’s Foundation

Now in its 25th year of grant-making, Saint Luke’s Foundation is dedicated to achieving health equity by addressing social determinants of health for people in neighborhoods surrounding Saint Luke’s and throughout Cuyahoga County. Saint Luke’s believes that people thrive because of living free of racism and poverty and experiencing equitable economic opportunities and conditions that enable them to lead healthier lives. Since it was established with the charitable assets of the Saint Luke’s Medical Center in 1997, the Foundation has awarded over $160 million in grants. Information on the work of Saint Luke’s Foundation is available on the Foundation’s website:


Saint Luke’s Latest News & Updates

We and our strategy partners work together to close the health equity gaps. Stay informed about our latest initiatives, grantmaking news, and upcoming events, as well as the recent efforts of our strategy partners.