Upcoming Live Public Policy Forums

Upcoming Live Public Policy Forums
All open to the public

Monday, Sept 14, 2020, 7:00-8:30pm ET
Understanding Ohio Elections: How to Vote – Access, Challenges, Rights

Monday, Sept 21, 2020, 7:00-8:30pm ET
Equitable Voter Access: The Long Road to Access – Are We There Yet?

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The Long Arc of Justice and the Beloved Community:
Courage and Resilience in Black Women’s Struggle for Universal Voting Rights and Political Power

Joy Bostic, Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Africana Studies, Founding Director for the African and African American Studies Program, CWRU
Wednesday, September 23, 7pm via Zoom

Candidate Forum
Ohio State Senate District 24
Wednesday September 29, 2020 from 7:00-8:00pm
via Zoom

Candidates:
Matt Dolan (R)
Tom Jackson (D)

RSVP here

Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland

Online Forum: Wednesday Sept. 30 / 7:00 – 8:15 pm
Ohio State School Board District 11 Candidate Forum:
October 1, 2020 at 7pm
Candidates (Nonpartisan):
Michele Elba
Meryl Johnson
Richard Neale
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CLEVELAND CIVICS HISTORY SERIES
Register for one or all of these free lectures cosponsored
by the Siegal Lifelong Learning Program at CWRU, League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland and the Cleveland History Center
Deconstructing the Rockefeller Myth — A Cleveland Perspective
A talk by Dr. John J. Grabowski, Krieger Mueller Associate Professor of Applied History, Case Western Reserve University
Weds October 7 at 7pm via Zoom
John D. Rockefeller, Did He Forget Cleveland? Dr. Grabowski will talk about the various long held beliefs held by many Clevelanders about John D. Rockefeller and whether they are based in truth
The Mike White Years by the Journalists Who Covered Him
Wednesday, October 21, 7pm via Zoom
with panelists:
Brent Larkin, The Plain Dealer
Tom Beres WKYC-TV (retired)
Leon Bibb, WKYC-TV, WEWS-TV
Moderated by Mark Naymik, WKYC Channel 3 – Cleveland

The City on the Hill: Tom L. Johnson and the Mayors influenced by Henry George
Thursday, November 19, 7pm
A talk by Dr. Alexandra W. Lough, author of The Last Tax: Henry George and the Social Politics of Land Reform in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era

Women and Philanthropy: The Monied Women of Cleveland and their Impact
by Dr. Einav Rabinovitch-Fox, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of History, CWRU
Thursday, December 3, 7pm

The Long Arc of Justice and the Beloved Community: Courage and Resilience in Black Women’s Struggle for Universal Voting Rights and Political Power” a talk by Joy Bostic 9/23/2020

The Long Arc of Justice and the Beloved Community: Courage and Resilience in Black Women’s Struggle for Universal Voting Rights and Political Power

Joy Bostic, Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Africana Studies, Founding Director for the African and African American Studies Program, CWRU

Wednesday, September 23, 7pm via Zoom

This talk will delve into the core values and organizing strategies Black women use locally and nationally in the struggle for inclusive voting rights in the United States.

RSVP here:
https://cwru.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4EnDUZDbTPOVrECQAfZRQA

Made possible with a generous donation from Lin Emmons

Sponsored by Cleveland History Center, CWRU Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland

The Cuyahoga County Public Library System: What Would the Fall Levy Offer Us? Online Forum: Wednesday Sept. 30, 2020

The Cuyahoga County Public Library System: What Would the Fall Levy Offer Us?
Online Forum: Wednesday Sept. 30 / 7:00 – 8:15 pm
It’s on the 2020 election ballot. If approved, the 1-mill tax increase will mean an additional $35 in annual property tax on each $100,000 of home value in the 47 communities served by the CCPL.
Speakers will review current and proposed CCPL services, background on CCPL funding, and how the issues are seen by various community interests.
 
Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland

Deconstructing the Rockefeller Myth — A Cleveland Perspective A talk by Dr. John J. Grabowski Oct 7, 2020 at 7pm

 

Deconstructing the Rockefeller Myth — A Cleveland Perspective
A talk by Dr. John J. Grabowski, Krieger Mueller Associate Professor of Applied History, Case Western Reserve University
Weds October 7 at 7pm via Zoom
John D. Rockefeller, Did He Forget Cleveland? Dr. Grabowski will talk about the various long held beliefs held by many Clevelanders about John D. Rockefeller and whether they are based in truth

RSVP:
https://cwru.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_oiHjyMLqQSeZeiwHkVSDQg

This series is cosponsored by Cleveland History Center, CWRU Siegal Lifelong Learning and the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland

photo: Ohio Memory

The Mike White Years by the Journalists Who Covered Him Wednesday, October 21, 7pm

The Mike White Years by the Journalists Who Covered Him
Wednesday, October 21, 7pm via Zoom
with panelists:
Brent Larkin, The Plain Dealer
Tom Beres WKYC-TV (retired)
Leon Bibb, WKYC-TV, WEWS-TV
Moderated by Mark Naymik, WKYC Channel 3 – Cleveland

The 1990s in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio were molded by 3-term Mayor Michael R. White (1990-2002). Changes to the Cleveland Public Schools, Gateway stadium (and stadiums in general), the Browns, the airport, and many other decisions were made that are impacting the region to this day. Hear from the journalists who covered Mayor White as they look back 20 years later.
RSVP here:
https://cwru.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KVKoQErWScKo5UK8JjIBJw

Sponsored by Cleveland History Center, Siegal Lifelong Learning Program at Case Western Reserve University, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland

Photo: Plain Dealer

The City on the Hill: Tom L. Johnson and the Mayors influenced by Henry George Thursday, November 19, 7pm

The City on the Hill: Tom L. Johnson and the Mayors influenced by Henry George
Thursday, November 19, 7pm
A talk by Dr. Alexandra W. Lough, author of The Last Tax: Henry George and the Social Politics of Land Reform in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era

Cleveland during the period of Mayor Tom L. Johnson (1901-1909) was considered by many to be one of the best governed cities in the nation. But Johnson was just one of several mayors who were followers of the 19th century political economist and social reformer Henry George. Dr. Alexandra Lough will explain how the teachings of Henry George influenced Tom L. Johnson’s mayoralty in Cleveland.

RSVP here:
https://cwru.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_71aru32LTDmM_GdI_dlu5w

This series is cosponsored by Cleveland History Center, CWRU Siegal Lifelong Learning and the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland

Photo: Cleveland Press Collection

Women and Philanthropy: The Monied Women of Cleveland and their Impact by Dr. Einav Rabinovitch-Fox, Thursday, December 3, 7pm

Women and Philanthropy: The Monied Women of Cleveland and their Impact
by Dr. Einav Rabinovitch-Fox, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of History, CWRU
Thursday, December 3, 7pm
The talk will examine the role of the Wade family women and their milieu in shaping the culture of philanthropy and the Settlement Movement in late nineteenth century Cleveland.RSVP here:
https://cwru.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VoURYKsXTRqjC57O2H1Tig

Sponsored by Cleveland History Center, Siegal Lifelong Learning Program at Case Western Reserve University, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland

Photo: Cleveland History Center of Ellen Howe Abbott Garretson (1836–1922) and her daughter Ellen Garretson Wade (1859–1917)

Cuyahoga County Judicial Candidate Forums September 16 and 17, 2020 via Zoom

Cuyahoga County Judicial Candidate Forums
September 16 and 17 via Zoom
Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judges
Wednesday September 16, 2020 at 12:15pm – 12:45pm
RSVP here
Candidates
Kenneth R. Callahan
William Vodrey

The recording is here

Wednesday September 16, 2020 at 1:00pm – 1:30pm
RSVP here
Candidates
Robert McClelland
Andrew J. Santoli

The recording is here

Thursday September 17, 2020 at noon – 12:30pm
RSVP here
Candidates
Richard Bell
Wanda Jones

The recording is here

A set of predetermined questions will be asked to all candidates
Forums will be moderated by Catherine LaCroix, LWV Greater Cleveland Co-President
Cosponsored by Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Judge4Yourself.com and League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland

The Equal Rights Amendment: Why We Needed It and How Lawyers Have Fought Gender Discrimination Without it by Jonathan L. Entin Nov 12, 2020 at 7pm

The Equal Rights Amendment: Why We Needed It and How Lawyers Have Fought Gender Discrimination Without it
Jonathan L. Entin, David L. Brennan Professor Emeritus of Law and Adjunct Professor of Political Science, Case Western Reserve University

Thursday, November 12, 7pm via Zoom

Gender-based distinctions used to pervade American law. The ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment gave women a constitutional right to vote, but did nothing to disturb other forms of gender discrimination. The Equal Rights Amendment would have guaranteed equal rights regardless of sex, but was never ratified. This program will examine the historical background of gender distinctions in the law and more recent efforts by lawyers such as Ruth Bader Ginsburg to reform the law with or without the ERA.

Zoom RSVP here:
https://cwru.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yhNoIuuGQ86ACD22VrG_sQ
Free

Made possible with a generous donation from Lin Emmons.

Sponsored by Cleveland History Center, CWRU Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland

Critical Cybersecurity Concerns in the 2020 Elections A talk by Frances Floriano Goins on 8/27/2020

Critical Cybersecurity Concerns in the 2020 Elections
A talk by
Frances Floriano Goins
Ulmer & Berne LLP
and member of American Bar Association (ABA) Election Law Advisory Committee
Thursday August 27 at 7pm via Zoom
The video is here

RSVP here:
https://cwru.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Va3L1jYfQqCtaClk3kjc3w

Frances Floriano Goins will talk about potential Cyber threats to the U.S. election this November, where threats may come from and how we might better protect our elections in Ohio and across the country. Ms. Goins is an expert on Cybersecurity issues and a member of the prestigious American Bar Association (ABA) Election Law Advisory Committee

Cosponsored by
CWRU Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland