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

The video is here

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.

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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

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
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Candidates
Kenneth R. Callahan
William Vodrey

The recording is here

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

The recording is here

Thursday September 17, 2020 at noon – 12:30pm
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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 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

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

From the 19th Amendment to the Occupy Movement: Women’s Social Movement Activism A talk by Heather Hurwitz, Tues August 18, 2020

From the 19th Amendment to the Occupy Movement:
Women’s Social Movement Activism
A talk by Heather Hurwitz, Lecturer, Sociology, CWRU
Tuesday August 18, 2020 at 7pm
Via Zoom
The video is here

FREE to the public
This talk will explore the range of social movement activism that women have engaged in since the passage of the 19th amendment. Topics include the pursuit of racial and gender equality, women in environmental movements, feminists in the Occupy movement and Black Lives Matter, and more. Since suffrage, women have continued to fight for equality within a variety of progressive movements.

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

“Bending to the Color Line: The Fight for Women’s Suffrage in Ohio.” a talk by Dr. Carol Lasser July 29, 2020

“Bending to the Color Line: The Fight for Women’s Suffrage in Ohio.”
Wednesday July 29 at 7pm
Dr. Carol Lasser, an emerita professor of history at Oberlin College, will deliver a lecture titled: “Bending to the Color Line: The Fight for Women’s Suffrage in Ohio.”

In the final years of the suffrage struggle, Ohio women’s efforts to gain the vote took place in a national movement that accepted the regional disenfranchisement of African Americans as part of a bargain to overcome Southern resistance. Yet in Ohio, the opposition from organized liquor interests brought Black and white suffragists together. The story of these complex relationships helps us think about how race, region, and special interests shape alliances and access to the vote.
The video is here:

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FREE to the public
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 and Rocky River Public Library

“Choose Wisely: A How-to Guide for Getting to Know Judicial Candidates.”   Wednesday July 22, 2020

“Choose Wisely: A How-to Guide for Getting to Know Judicial Candidates.”  
Wednesday July 22, 2020 at 7:00P.M.

with
Camille Wimbish, Ohio Fair Courts Alliance

Mia Lewis, Common Cause Ohio

Have you ever felt like you don’t have enough information to decide which judges to vote for? Join the Ohio Fair Courts Alliance and discuss ways to go beyond campaign slogans and yard signs to learn more about who is -running for the bench. Join us on Wednesday, July 22 from 7-8:30 pm for our presentation, “Choose Wisely: A How-to Guide for Getting to Know Judicial Candidates.”  

The video is here

RSVP here

Cosponsored by League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, Common Cause Ohio, Ohio Fair Courts Alliance and Ohio Voter Rights Coalition

“The 2020/2021 School Year. What issues are schools facing this fall?” Monday July 20, 2020 at 7pm via Zoom

“The 2020/2021 School Year. What issues are schools facing this fall?”
Monday July 20, 2020 at 7pm via Zoom
This upcoming school year promises to be one of the most challenging ever faced by parents, students, educators and legislators. This forum will discuss some of issues confronting K-12 education in Ohio during 2020/2021. We will also take questions from viewers for the panelists
with panelists
•Elizabeth Kirby, Superintendent, Cleveland Hts/University Hts Public Schools
•Nathan Manning, (R) Ohio State Senator,  District 13
•Michael Skindell, (D) Ohio State Representative, District 13
•Charles Smialek, Ph.D., Superintendent, Parma City School District
Moderated by Patrick O’Donnell, Schools Reporter, Cleveland and Ohio Schools for “The74”, formerly Schools reporter for the Plain Dealer
The video is here

Patrick O’Donnell
Cosponsored by CWRU Siegal Lifelong Learning and League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland