“How Can We Reduce Gun Violence in Cleveland” (when the laws are made in Columbus) a forum on Feb 26, 2019

Tuesday February 26, 2019  7pm
“How to Reduce Gun Violence in Ohio

The flyer is here
Tinkham Veale University Center, CWRU Campus
11038 Bellflower Road, Cleveland OH 44106
Free and open to the public

Moderated by Peter Krouse,
Public Interest and Advocacy Reporter, Cleveland.com

Panelists:
Andrés González, Chief of Police, Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority

Dr. Lolita McDavid, MD,
Medical Director of Child Advocacy and Protection, University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children

Judge Joan Synenberg,
Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court

Jane Timmons-Mitchell, PhD,
Senior Research Associate, CWRU Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education

This forum takes a non-political perspective and asks a judge, a suicide prevention expert, and a physician for advice on how to reduce gun violence and gun deaths in Northeast Ohio

Co-sponsored by Cleveland.com and The Plain Dealer, Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, Begun Center for Violence Prevention, Research and Education Case Western Reserve University
Corporate sponsor: First Interstate Properties, Ltd.

Upcoming Live Public Policy Forums

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

Tuesday Feb 26, 2019 at 7pm
“How Can We Reduce Gun Violence in Cleveland”
(when the laws are made in Columbus)

Moderated by Peter Krouse, Cleveland.com
Tinkham Veale University Center, CWRU Campus
11038 Bellflower Road, Cleveland OH 44106
Free and open to the public
Co-sponsored by Cleveland.com and The Plain Dealer, Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, Begun Center for Violence Prevention, Research and Education Case Western Reserve University
Corporate sponsor: First Interstate Properties, Ltd.

Tuesday March 5, 2019 at 7pm
“The Immigration Acts of 1921 and 1924
and how they changed Cleveland”
Dr. John J. Grabowski, CWRU Krieger-Mueller Joint Professor in History
with a brief update on Immigration 2019 in #CLE by Lynn Tramonte, Ohio Immigrant Alliance
Tinkham Veale University Center, CWRU Campus
11038 Bellflower Road, Cleveland OH 44106

The growth of major industrial centers such as Cleveland was made possible in large part by the migration of peoples of a variety of origins to provide the labor or entrepreneurial skills demanded by the changing economy.

The Immigration Acts of 1921 and 1924 prohibited large-scale immigration and provided quotas that discriminated against Southern and Eastern Europeans. Given the chaos in Europe following the war, it is justifiable to assume that the “new immigration” would have continued unabated had not restrictions been put in place. Despite problems in Europe, and particularly persecution in the Nazi German state, relatively little migration to the U.S. and Cleveland took place from 1914-45.*

Dr. Grabowski will talk about the multi-decade impact of the severe reduction of immigration on Cleveland’s development. We will also provide an update on current immigration policy. Is history repeating itself?
*Encyclopedia of Cleveland History

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

Thursday March 14, 2019. 7:00-8:30pm
How do school vouchers affect our public schools and taxpayers?
Heights Library Main Branch 2345 Lee Road Cleveland Hts 44118
The flyer is here
This panel will present information on how Ohio’s school voucher policies impact the Cleveland Heights-University Heights schools, as well as other schools in Cuyahoga County and beyond.
Panelists include:
Susie Kaeser, LWVO Lobby Corps and Hts Coalition for Public Education
James Posch, Cleveland Hts-Univ. Hts (CH-UH) Board of Education
Scott Gainer, CFO/Treasurer, CH-UH City School District
Meryl Johnson, Ohio State Board of Education, District 11
Moderator:
Jayne Geneva, past chair Lay Finance Committee for the CH-UH Board of Education
Cosponsored by Heights Coalition for Public Schools and the CHUH Council of PTAs
Tuesday March 19 7pm
Shaker Hts “State of the City Address by Mayor David Weiss

Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building, 3450 Lee Rd.

Thursday March 21st 7:00 pm
Presentation by Dr. Michael SanClements, author of “Plastic Purge: How to use less plastic, eat better, keep toxins out of your body, and help save the sea turtles!”
Rocky River Public Library: 1600 Hampton Rd. Rocky River, 44116
Co-Sponsored by Rocky River High School Environmental Club and The League of Women Voters Greater Cleveland Rocky River Chapter.
Join us for a talk with Dr. Mike SanClements, author of “Plastic Purge: How to use less plastic, eat better, keep toxins out of your body, and help save the sea turtles!”  He will discuss how to reduce pollution and increase our health and well-being by using less plastic.
Wednesday April 10, 2019
Money in Politics: The impact of unchecked campaign financing and what we can do about it
Olin Hall, Room 124, University of Akron, 160 E. Buchtel Ave.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Making Sense of Local Judicial Elections

7:00 – 8:30pm
Heights Library Main Branch
2345 Lee Road Cleveland Hts 44118

 

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

“The Immigration Acts of 1921 and 1924 and how they changed Cleveland” a talk by Dr. John Grabowski on March 5, 2019


“The Immigration Acts of 1921 and 1924
and how they changed Cleveland”
The flyer is here
Dr. John J. Grabowski, CWRU Krieger-Mueller Joint Professor in History
with a brief update on Immigration 2019 in #CLE by Lynn Tramonte, Ohio Immigrant Alliance

The growth of major industrial centers such as Cleveland was made possible in large part by the migration of peoples of a variety of origins to provide the labor or entrepreneurial skills demanded by the changing economy. 

The Immigration Acts of 1921 and 1924 prohibited large-scale immigration and provided quotas that discriminated against Southern and Eastern Europeans. Given the chaos in Europe following the war, it is justifiable to assume that the “new immigration” would have continued unabated had not restrictions been put in place. Despite problems in Europe, and particularly persecution in the Nazi German state, relatively little migration to the U.S. and Cleveland took place from 1914-45.*

Dr. Grabowski will talk about the multi-decade impact of the severe reduction of immigration on Cleveland’s development. We will also provide an update on current immigration policy. Is history repeating itself?
*Encyclopedia of Cleveland History

Tinkham Veale University Center, CWRU Campus
11038 Bellflower Road, Cleveland OH 44106
Free and open to the public

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

How do school vouchers affect our public schools and taxpayers? a forum on 3/14/19


The Heights Chapter of the League of Women Voters of
Greater Cleveland present a forum:

How do school vouchers affect our
public schools and taxpayers?

Thursday. March 14, 2019, 7 pm
Heights Libraries Lee Road Branch
2345 Lee Rd in Cleveland Heights
The flyer is here

This panel will present information on how Ohio’s school voucher policies impact the Cleveland Heights-University Heights schools, as well as other schools in Cuyahoga County and beyond.

Panelists include:
Susie Kaeser, LWVO Lobby Corps and Heights Coalition for Public Education

James Posch, Cleveland Heights-University Heights (CH-UH) Board of Education

Scott Gainer, CFO/Treasurer, CH-UH City School District

Meryl Johnson, Ohio State Board of Education, District 11 Moderator:

Jayne Geneva, past chair Lay Finance Committee for the CH-UH Board of Education

Cosponsored by Heights Coalition for Public Schools and the CHUH Council of PTAs

Making Sense of Local Judicial Elections a forum on May 7, 2019

Making Sense of Local Judicial Elections
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
7:00 – 8:30pm
Heights Library Main Branch
2345 Lee Road Cleveland Hts 44118
The flyer is here

Panelists
Deborah Coleman, Esq., Chair, Judicial Candidates Rating Coalition

The Honorable C. Ellen Connally, Cleveland Municipal Court (retired)

Judge J.J. Costello, Cleveland Heights Municipal Court

Judge Robert C. McClelland, Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas

Moderated by Marcia Goldberg, LWV-Greater Cleveland

Did you know that far too many Ohio voters skip the judicial portion of their ballot? Some call it ballot fatigue, or the SAT effect—but the reality is that most voters don’t know who or what they’re voting for. Our panelists will explain the structure of the Ohio judicial system and the role local judges play in our everyday lives. And they’ll give you the tools you need to research judicial candidates so you can make informed choices on Election Day. Please join us on Tuesday, May 7 – and bring a friend!

Free and open to the public

MONEY IN POLITICS:  The impact of unchecked campaign financing and what we can do about it – April 10, 2019


MONEY IN POLITICS:  The impact of unchecked campaign financing and what we can do about it
The flyer is here
WHEN:  7-8:30pm, Wednesday, April 10, 2019
WHERE:  Olin Hall, Room 124, University of Akron, 160 E. Buchtel Ave.
MODERATOR:  Bruce Winges, V.P. and Editor, Akron Beacon Journal
PANELISTS:
Cyndra Miller Cole, Lecturer, Bliss Institute for Public Policy, U. of Akron

William D. Rich, Emeritus Professor, University of Akron School of Law; Chairman, Summit County Board of Elections

Catherine Turcer, Executive Director, Common Cause Ohio

ABOUT THE PROGRAM:

It’s been nine years since The Supreme Court issued its Citizens United Ruling. While we know campaign financing has increased exponentially, what we don’t know is where all the money’s coming from.  Dark money, money from non-profit political action committees (PACs) that do not require source disclosures, has become more prevalent in state and local office campaigns.  What can we do, if anything, to shed light and stem the flow.

CO-SPONSORED BY:  The Bliss Institute of Applied Politics, University of Akron; The League of Women Voters of the Akron Area; The League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland; Common Cause Ohio

“Voting Rights Forum: What have we learned about how to run elections” a forum on Feb 7, 2019

Thursday Feb 7, 2019 at 7pm
“Voting Rights Forum: What have we learned about how to run elections”
moderated by Rich Exner, Cleveland. com
The video is here
The post forum summary is here
The flyer is here
Facebook/RSVP
Panelists:
•Frank LaRose, Ohio Secretary of State
•Michael Li, Senior Counsel for the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program
•Camille Wimbish, Director, Ohio Voter Rights Coalition

   
Rich Exner, Cleveland.com, Frank LaRose, Ohio Secretary of State, Michael Li, Brennan Center for Justice, Camille Wimbish, Ohio Voter Rights Coalition
CWRU Beachwood Facility: 25700 Science Park Dr #100, Beachwood 44122 
Free and open to the public
Co-sponsored by Cleveland.com and The Plain Dealer, CWRU Siegel Lifelong Learning, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, LWV-Akron Chapter, Bliss Institute for Applied Politics at the University of Akron, Common Cause Ohio
Corporate sponsor: First Interstate LTD