Upcoming Live Public Policy Forums

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

Thursday July 25, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Domestic Violence Forum
Shaker Public Library Main Branch
16500 Van Aken Boulevard

Shaker Heights, OH 44120
Panelists
Rep Janine Boyd (D), District 9, Ohio House of Representatives
Judge K.J. Montgomery Shaker Municipal Court
Alexandria Ruden, Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
Megen Gergen, Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy Center
Moderated by Rachel Dissell, The Plain Dealer
Sponsored by LWV Shaker Chapter the Shaker Public Library and the Plain Dealer

Thursday August 29 7pm
Rocky River Public Library
1600 Hampton Rd, Rocky River, OH 44116
Cosponsored by Sierra Club and the LWV Greater Cleveland
 
Thursday September 12 7pm
“The 2020 Census: what does it mean for Ohio and Cleveland?”
Moderated by Rich Exner Cleveland.com 
CWRU Siegal Beachwood
Landmark Centre
25700 Science Park Dr., Suite 100, Beachwood, OH 44122
Cosponsored by Cleveland.com, LWV-Greater Cleveland and CWRU Siegal Lifelong Learning 
 
Tuesday Sept 17 6:30pm
“Women’s Health in Ohio” 
Moderated by Marlene Harris Taylor Ideastream
Lakewood Public Library Main
15425 Detroit Avenue
Lakewood, Ohio 44107
Cosponsored by Ideastream, LWV-Greater Cleveland and CWRU Siegal Lifelong Learning 

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

Domestic Violence Forum July 25, 2019


Thursday July 25, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Domestic Violence Forum
The flyer is here
Shaker Public Library Main Branch
16500 Van Aken Boulevard Shaker Heights, OH 44120
A devastating and potentially tragic problem, an epidemic that is often ignored

What is domestic violence?
From the Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy Center: “Often referred to as battering, relationship abuse, or intimate partner violence; it is a pattern of behavior used to establish power and control over someone through fear and intimidation. It often includes the threat or use of violence, and can include physical, emotional, verbal, financial/resource, and sexual abuse.”
Find out how you can protect yourself, your loved ones, your friends and colleagues.

Panelists
Rep Janine Boyd (D), District 9, Ohio House of Representatives
Judge K.J. Montgomery Shaker Municipal Court
Alexandria Ruden, Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
Megen Gergen, Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy Center
Former student, Shaker Heights High School

Moderated by Rachel Dissell, The Plain Dealer
Sponsored by LWV Shaker Chapter, Shaker Public Library and The Plain Dealer

“Plastics and Ohio” forum August 29, 2019 Rocky River Library

“Plastics and Ohio” forum
Plastic pollution, is it the next burning river?
What can residents do?

August 29, 2019 at 7pm

the flyer is here
Moderator: Emily Obringer, Sierra Club Ohio

w/panelists:
•Cheryl Johncox, Sierra Club Ohio,

•Sunny Simon, District 11 Cuyahoga County Council,

•Representative from Surfrider,

•Sarah Mathews, Rumpke Waste,

•Cristie Snyder, Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District

Rocky River Public Library, 1600 Hampton Rd. Rocky River OH 44116

Cosponsored by LWV Greater Cleveland, the Sierra Club, the Bay Green Team, Rocky River Green Team and Rocky River Public Library

  

Keeping Kids Safe in an Online World, a forum on June 17, 2019

Keeping Kids Safe in an Online World 
The flyer is here
The preview is here
Monday June 17 at 6:30pm
Lakewood Public Library Main Branch
15425 Detroit Avenue

Children today are more connected to the world than any generation in history.

They have access to information and social networks at their fingertips, but with opportunity comes danger – predators lurking in the shadows of the internet. With the summer quickly approaching, now is the time to be informed about the dangers of our digital world. Parents often tell their children not talk to strangers and issue directions on how to stay safe in public places like malls and playgrounds. But how many parents give those same warnings about interactions on the internet?

Our panel of experts:
U.S. Attorney: Justin Herdman

FBI Special Agent in Charge: Eric Smith

Cleveland Metropolitan Schools Psychologist: Bill Stencil

Join Spectrum News 1 moderator Lindsay Oliver at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 17 at the Lakewood Public Library, 15425 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood, OH 44107, for a community discussion on Keeping Kids Safe in an Online World. Learn how predators are working together to prey on children online and how to talk to your children about internet safety.

To RSVP to this free community discussion, please RSVP to SpectrumNewsOH@Charter.com as space is limited, or use the contact us form below to send feedback and include your registration information.

This forum is being produced by Spectrum News 1, the U.S. Attorney’s office for Northern Ohio, the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland and the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. Special thanks to Lakewood Public Library for hosting the event.

https://spectrumnews1.com/oh/columbus/news/2019/05/28/town-hall–keeping-kids-safe-in-an-online-world

Cosponsored by U.S. Department of Justice, Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Spectrum News 1 and League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland

 The 2020 U.S. Census. Why Does It Matter? Weds April 3, 2019

 The 2020 U.S. Census. Why Does It Matter?
(w/ways we can help to improve the count)

The flyer is here
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

7:00 – 8:30pm
Fairview Park Branch Library
21255 Lorain Road 44126

With Nada Martinovic, U.S. Census Partner Specialist
Free and open to the public

Cosponsored by Lakewood, Bay Village, Fairview Park, North Olmsted, Rocky River & Westlake Chapters

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

The video is here:

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

Waste and Recycling in Cuyahoga County a talk on August 30, 2018


The flyer is here
The video is here

Waste and Recycling in Cuyahoga County or 

why you cant “wish-cycle” your way to sustainable waste management

Thursday August 30, 2018 7pm

A talk by Diane Bickett, Executive Director, Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District

Fairview Park Library
21255 Lorain Rd, Cleveland, OH 44126
Free and open to the public
Cosponsors: Plain Dealer/Cleveland.com, CWRU Lifelong Learning,
League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland.
Corporate sponsor: First Interstate LTD

Ohio’s school report cards: What do they really tell us? a forum on August 29, 2018


The Plain Dealer preview story is here
The flyer is here
Here’s the video from the forum

Wednesday August 29, 2018 7:00-8:30pm

“Ohio’s school report cards: What do they really tell us? What should they?: 
A discussion about how we evaluate our schools”
moderated by Patrick O’Donnell, Plain Dealer Education Reporter

Panelists:
Chad Aldis, Vice President for Ohio Policy and Advocacy | Thomas B. Fordham Institute

Dr. Talisa Dixon, Superintendent Cleve Hts/Univ/ Hts Schools

Stephen Dyer, Education Policy Fellow, Innovation Ohio

Lisa Woods member Ohio Board of Education (Medina area)

Cost: Free & Open to the Public
Cleveland Heights High School Small Auditorium
13263 Cedar Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118


Patrick O’Donnell

Cosponsored by
Cleveland Heights University Heights PTA Council, Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, Cleveland.com/Plain Dealer

Corporate sponsor: First Interstate, 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.

Ohio Gun Laws: What are our options? a forum on July 17, 2018


The flyer is here

The post summary of forum is here

The forum video is here

Tuesday July 17, 2018
“Ohio Gun Laws: What are our options?”
Heights Public Library Main 7-8:30pm

Representatives from:
League of Women Voters of Ohio Lobby Corps
Moms Demand Action
Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence
Ohioans for Gun Safety

moderated by
Darrielle Snipes, Ideastream/WCPN

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