Upcoming Live Public Policy Forums

Upcoming Live Public Policy Forums
All are free and open to the public

Tuesday November 13, 2018 at 7pm

5th floor auditorium at InfoCision Stadium Welcome Center,University of Akron, 375 E Exchange St, Akron,  44304
Free and open to the public
Cosponsored by Bliss Institute, University of Akron, Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.com, LWV-Akron Area, LWV-Greater Cleveland, Common Cause-Ohio

A panel of experts will analyze the results of the 2018 midterm elections and what can be expected regarding voting rights and other issues based on the composition of the houses of government.
Moderated by M.L. Schultze, former WKSU news director and reporter, Dr. John Green, Univ of Akron, Greg Moore NAACP National Voter Fund, Michael Douglas, Editorial Editor, Akron Beacon Journal

Thursday November 15, 2018 at 6:30 pm
Lakewood Main Library, 15425 Detroit Rd., Lakewood 44107

Moderated by Brie Zeltner, Plain Dealer

Tuesday December 4, 2018 at 7:00 pm
“Plastics and Lake Erie”
Rocky River Library, 1600 Hampton Rd, Rocky River 44116
Moderated by Elizabeth Miller, Environmental Reporter, Ideastream

All open to the public. Please contact if you have questions about any of these events: teachingcleveland@earthlink.net

Link to next 3 forums

 

“Chronic Pain in the Post-Opioid Era” a forum on 11/15/18

The flyer is here
Thursday November 15, 2018 at 6:30 pm
“Chronic Pain in the Post-Opioid Era”
Lakewood Main Library, 15425 Detroit Rd., Lakewood 44107

Moderated by Brie Zeltner, Plain Dealer

Panelists include:
Dr. Adam Hedaya, Founder, Cleveland Pain Care

Larry Harbert, patient

Dr. Theodore Parran Jr., Co-Medical Director and Educator, Rosary Hall, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center and CWRU School of Medicine

As opioid prescribing has been drastically restricted in an effort to stem the tide of heroin and fentanyl overdoses and avoid addiction, many patients who have relied on medications such as oxycodone and morphine to manage their chronic pain say they’ve been abandoned by the healthcare system, stigmatized by prescribers, and left to cope on their own.

Brie Zeltner
Co-sponsored by the Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, Cleveland.com and The Plain Dealer, Lakewood Public Library
Corporate sponsor: First Interstate Properties, Ltd.

Whats on the ballot Nov 6? Cuyahoga County Charter Amendments: A forum to help understand the proposed changes Oct 6, 2018


The flyer is here
Saturday October 6, 2018 at 2pm
Whats on the ballot Nov 6?
Cuyahoga County Charter Amendments:
A forum to help understand the proposed changes
Westlake Porter Library 27333 Center Ridge Rd, Westlake, OH 44145
featuring
The Honorable Ronald B. Adrine, chair of the Cuyahoga County Charter Review Commission, and other members of the Commission.
Moderated by Marcia Goldberg, former LWV-Greater Cleveland Co-President
Attendees may also verify their voter registration and collect a mail-in ballot application before or after this meeting.

The Election’s Over: What did the voters say? a forum on 11/13/18


Tuesday November 13, 2018 at 7pm

5th floor auditorium at InfoCision Stadium Welcome Center
University of Akron, 375 E Exchange St, Akron,  44304
Free and open to the public
A panel of experts will analyze the results of the 2018 midterm elections and what can be expected regarding voting rights and other issues based on the composition of the houses of government.

Moderated by M.L. Schultze, former WKSU news director and reporter,
Dr. John Green, Interim President, University of Akron,
Greg Moore, Former Exec Dir, NAACP National Voter Fund,
Michael Douglas, Editorial Editor, Akron Beacon Journal
Cosponsored by Bliss Institute, University of Akron, Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.com, LWV-Akron Area, LWV-Greater Cleveland, Common Cause-Ohio

“Plastics and Lake Erie” a forum on Tues Dec 4, 2018


Tuesday December 4, 2018 at 7:00 pm
“Plastics and Lake Erie”
The flyer is here
Rocky River Library, 1600 Hampton Rd, Rocky River 44116
Moderated by Elizabeth Miller, Environmental Reporter, Ideastream
Panelists:
Jill Bartolotta, Extension Educator, Ohio Sea Grant College Program
Crystal M.C. Davis, Policy Director, Alliance for the Great Lakes
Erin D. Huber, Executive Director and Founder, Drink Local Drink Tap


Elizabeth Miller

Co-sponsored by the Sierra Club, Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, Cleveland.com, Ideastream, Rocky River High School Environmental Club and Bay Village Green Team
Corporate sponsor: First Interstate Properties, Ltd.

 

“Why should I vote? What’s at stake in the November election?” a forum on Thursday Sept 27, 2018

This forum (orig Sept 13 Heights Library) has been rescheduled for: Thursday Sept 27
The new location: Cleveland Heights Community Center
1 Monticello Blvd, Cleveland Hts 44118

The flyer is here
The video is here

Thursday September 27, 2018  7pm
“Why should I vote? What’s at stake in the November election?”
Cleveland Hts. Community Center, 1 Monticello Blvd, Cleve Hts 44118

Panelists
Mike Brickner, Ohio Director, All Voting is Local
Tom Roberts, President, NAACP Ohio Conference
Camille Wimbish, Director, Ohio Voters Rights Coalition

moderated by Harry Boomer, Channel 19

This forum will also offer attendees ways to get involved with non-partisan “Get Out The Vote” efforts led by NOVA and Alpha Omega Foundation.


Harry Boomer

Cosponsored by NAACP-Cleveland Chapter, CWRU Siegal Lifelong Learning, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland and Heights Public Libraries

Interview With George L. Forbes, Former Cleveland City Council President (1973 – 1989) – Video

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Left to right councilmen Richard Harmody, Michael Zone, George Forbes. 1964 CPL

George L. Forbes was the longest and perhaps most powerful City Council President in Cleveland history, serving from 1973 – 1989. He was interviewed for Teaching Cleveland Digital on August 21, 2013. This is part six of a multi-part interview with Mr. Forbes and covers the 1980s when he was President of Cleveland Council, his relationship with Mayor George Voinovich and his campaign for Mayor in 1989. Produced by Michael Baron. Cameras by Jerry Mann and Meagan Lawton, Edited by Meagan Lawton, Interviewed by Brent Larkin.

part 1
 

part 2

part 3

part 4
part 5
Part 6
 
© 2013 Jerry Mann and Teaching Cleveland Digital.

“How to Reduce Gun Violence in Ohio” a forum on September 12, 2018

Wednesday September 12, 2018  7pm
“How to Reduce Gun Violence in Ohio

The video is here:
Here is the Cleveland.com preview
The flyer is here

Panelists:
Dr. Daniel J. Flannery, CWRU, Director Begun Center for Violence Prevention, Research and Education

Andrés González, Chief of Police, Cleveland Metro Housing Authority

Mike Henne, Ohio State Representative (R) 40th District

Michael J. Skindell, Ohio State Senator (D), 23rd District

Moderator: Peter Krouse, Public Interest and Advocacy Reporter, Cleveland.com


Peter Krouse

Cost: Free & Open to the Public  7-8:30pm
Tinkham Veale University Center, CWRU Campus
11038 Bellflower Road, Cleveland OH 44106

Co-sponsored by the Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, Greater Cleveland Alumnae Chapter, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, Cleveland.com and The Plain Dealer
Corporate sponsor: First Interstate Properties, Ltd.