Important Upcoming Live Events

Important Upcoming Live Events
All are free and open to the public.
Please contact if you have questions about any of these events or would like to be added to our mailing list for future forums.
Email: 
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Monday September 25, 2017 7:00-8:30 p.m. (rescheduled from Aug. 22)
“The Ohio Board of Education aka the State School board”
How can they help us. How can we help them
w/Board of Education member Meryl Johnson, Peggy Lehner, Ohio Senator (R-6) Chair, Senate Standing Committee on Education, Former BOE member Mary Rose Oakar
Free and Open to the Public
Shaker Main Library 16500 Van Aken Blvd 44120

Wednesday September 27, 2017
“Race and infant mortality in Northeast Ohio: why are black babies dying more and what can be done”
moderated by: Brie Zeltner, The Plain Dealer
Heights Library Main Branch
2345 Lee Road 44118
7-8:30 p.m. Free & Open to the Public

Tuesday October 17, 2017
“Home Rule for NE Ohio Communities. Should it be stronger or weaker?”
moderated by Tom Beres/WKYC-TV emeritus
Lakewood Public Library, 15425 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood, OH
6:30-8:00 p.m. Free & Open to the Public

Thursday November 16, 2017
“A look at the political crystal ball for 2018”
moderated by Andrew Tobias, Cleveland.com
Parma Snow Branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library 2121 Snow Road, Parma 44134
7-8:30 p.m. Free & Open to the Public

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

Most of these are co-sponsored by the Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, Cleveland.com/Plain Dealer plus Heights, Lakewood and Cuyahoga County Library Systems and City of Solon. Corporate sponsor: First Interstate Properties, Ltd.

The Cleveland Catholic series is co-sponsored by John Carroll University-Institute of Catholic Studies, The Carroll News and Teaching Cleveland Digital

 

“Ohio Drug Price Relief Act” ballot issue. A look at both sides. forum on Sept 19

“Ohio Drug Price Relief Act” ballot issue. A look at both sides
forum moderated by Jeremy Pelzer, Cleveland.com

Tuesday September 19, 2017 7-8:30pm
Free & open to the public
Bay Village Branch, Cuyahoga County Library System
502 Cahoon Rd. 44140

RSVP here   Forum flyer is here  Preview is here
The video is here

Panelists
Scott Knoer, Chief Pharmacy Officer, Cleveland Clinic (WITHDREW FROM PANEL)

J. B. Silvers, Ph.D. Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management and School of Medicine

Matt Borges, Campaign Manager, Ohio Taxpayers for Lower Drug Prices

Dale Butland, Communications Director, Ohioans Against the Deceptive Rx Ballot Issue

Moderator: Jeremy Pelzer, Cleveland.com

The Ohio Drug Price Relief Act, a citizen-initiated statute slated for the November ballot, would require the state of Ohio to pay no more for prescription drugs than the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. And, regardless of how you plan to vote, it could end up being the state’s most expensive ballot-issue campaign ever, according to political analysts and observers.

This forum will have arguments on both sides of this ballot issue and a representative from CWRU Weatherhead/Medical School to further debate this complicated subject.


Jeremy Pelzer

Co-sponsored by the Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, Cleveland.com and Plain Dealer and the Cuyahoga County Public Library System

Corporate sponsor: First Interstate Properties, Ltd. 

For more information, email: teachingcleveland@earthlink.net

THE OHIO BOARD OF EDUCATION aka The State School Board a forum on Monday Sept 25

 

THE OHIO BOARD OF EDUCATION
aka The State School Board
How can they help us? How can we help them?

NEW DATE: Monday, September 25, 2017 7–8:30 pm (formerly Aug 22)
Free & Open to the Public Shaker Heights Main Library
16500 Van Aken Blvd, Shaker Heights, OH 44120

The flyer is here   Library link is here

Panelists:
Meryl Johnson, Member, Board of Education

Peggy Lehner, Ohio Senator (R-6) Chair, Senate Standing Committee on Education

Mary Rose Oakar, Former Member, Board of Education

The purpose of this program is to let parents and the entire community know what the State Board of Education does, its relationship to the Ohio legislature and most importantly, how the public can help our elected officials, on both the State School Board and the legislature be more effective.

Co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland and Shaker Heights Public Library
FOR MORE INFORMATION: teachingcleveland@earthlink.net

  

“Race and infant mortality in Northeast Ohio” forum moderated by Brie Zeltner, Plain Dealer Sept 27, 2017

“Race and infant mortality in NE Ohio:
why are black babies dying more and what can be done”

Wednesday September 27, 2017
moderated by: Brie Zeltner, The Plain Dealer
Heights Library Main Branch
2345 Lee Road 44118
7-8:30 p.m. Free & Open to the Public

RSVP here   Event flyer here Preview story

Panelists:
Christin Farmer, Executive Director, Birthing Beautiful Communities

Dr. Arthur R. James, The Ohio State Univ., Interim Exec Director Kirwin Institute, Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Angela Newman White, Supervisor, Maternal and Child Health Program, Cuyahoga County Board of Health

Moderator:
Brie Zeltner, Reporter, The Plain Dealer


Brie Zeltner, Plain Dealer

Co-sponsored by the Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, Cleveland.com plus Cleveland Hts/University Hts Library System

Corporate sponsor: First Interstate Properties, Ltd.
For more information, email: teachingcleveland@earthlink.net

“Shaker Square: It’s past, present and future” Moderated by Steven Litt, Plain Dealer July 25, 2017

“Shaker Square: Its past, present and future”

Tuesday July 25, 2017 7:00-8:30p.m.
Moderated by Steven Litt, Plain Dealer
Cost: Free & Open to the Public
Shaker Public Library Main Branch, 16500 Van Aken Blvd 44120

Shaker Library Notice     Event flyer here   Forum Preview Here
Summary of forum from Cleveland Scene
Forum Video is here

Panelists:
Brandon E. Chrostowski, Founder, Edwins Leadership & Restaurant Inst.
Peter Rubin, President, The Coral Company
Edward W. Rybka, Chief of Regional Development, City of Cleveland
Captain John Sotomayor, Cleveland Police Fourth District

Positive excitement is building around the possibilities for Shaker Square. This panel will focus on Shaker Square’s past, present and future; retail, housing and security. Join us for an interesting discussion about this significant neighborhood for both Cleveland and Shaker Heights.

 


Steven Litt (photo by Lizzie Litt)

Sponsored by Shaker Heights Public Library and League of Women Voters-Cleveland and Shaker Chapters
For more information, email: teachingcleveland@earthlink.net

“Wildlife in Northeast Ohio: why can’t we all just get along?” forum moderated by Jim McCarty, Plain Dealer July 17, 2017

Wildlife in Northeast Ohio: why can’t we just all get along? 

Monday July 17, 2017 6:30-8:00p.m.
Cost: Free & Open to the Public
Lakewood Public Library, 15425 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood 44107

Event flyer here
Preview story
Video from forum:

Moderator Jim McCarty, Plain Dealer

Panelists:
Jonathon D. Cepek, Wildlife Ecologist, Cleveland Metroparks
Lisa Petit, Chief of Resource Management, Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Harvey B. Webster, Dir of Wildlife Resources, Cleve Museum of Nat Hist

The rising populations of coyote, deer, raccoons, skunks and other animals have made coexistence a challenge in Northeast Ohio. This forum will discuss the current situation and some of the options for managing it


Jim McCarty

Sponsored by Lakewood Public Library and League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland
For more information, email: teachingcleveland@earthlink.net
  

“Home Rule for NE Ohio Communities. Should it be stronger or weaker?” October 17, 2017 @ Lakewood Main Library

“Home Rule for NE Ohio Communities.
Should it be stronger or weaker?”
Tuesday October 17, 2017
moderated by Tom Beres/WKYC-TV emeritus
Lakewood Public Library, 15425 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood, OH
6:30-8:00 p.m. Free & Open to the Public

Flyer here   RSVP here

Panelists include:

Tom Bier, Ph.D, Senior Fellow, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University

Barbara
A. Langhenry, Director of Law, City of Cleveland

Thomas Suddes, Columnist, Cleveland.com/Columbus Dispatch/Dayton Daily News

Michael Summers, Mayor, City of Lakewood
 
This forum will cover the pros and cons of an issue that impacts Northeast Ohio communities almost every day. Who has the right to control laws regarding Gun Control, Fracking, Police, Schools, and many other issues. Should it be local communities? Or should the Ohio legislature set the laws for your city. 

Tom Beres
Cosponsored by Lakewood Public Library, Cleveland.com/Plain Dealer, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, CWRU Siegal Lifelong Learning
For more information, please email: teachingcleveland@earthlink.net

“East Side Development. Prospects for Reinvention” Forum moderated by Terry Schwarz (video)

East Side Development: Prospects for Reinvention
Tuesday May 9, 2017
7-8:30p.m. Cost: Free & Open to the Public
Cleveland Hts/University Hts Public Library, 2345 Lee Road 44118

RSVP here   Event flyer here Preview story

Video from forum is here

Panelists:
Joyce Braverman Director of Development, City of Shaker Hts.
Mansfield Frazier, Journalist, Business Owner and Hough Resident
Wayne Mortensen Director Of Design, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress
Rick Semersky Developer/CEO, VIP Restoration, Inc.

Moderator:
Terry Schwarz, Director, Cleveland Urban Design Collab., Kent State Univ.

Cleveland’s east side/west side rivalry is a tired cliché—one that’s counterproductive to our ability to move forward as a region. Major investments and new opportunities exist on both sides of the river. But there are some key differences. Some of the most exciting recent developments (Hingetown! Gordon Square! The Lakewood Solstice Steps!) are west of the river. And many of Cleveland’s most distressed neighborhoods lie to the east.

This forum will explore established development strongholds on the east side, as well as emerging neighborhoods. What are the progress indicators and how can we advance development prospects and public space investments in ways that benefit the broader community? Panelists include people directly involved in the hopeful, and sometimes frustrating work of regenerating city neighborhoods and inner-ring suburbs. The forum will highlight current efforts and engage participants in a conversation about local and regional priorities.


Terry Schwarz
Co-sponsored by the Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, Cleveland.com plus Cleveland Hts/University Hts, Lakewood and Cuyahoga County Library Systems
Corporate sponsor: First Interstate Properties, Ltd.
For more information, email: teachingcleveland@earthlink.net

The Foster Care System in Northeast Ohio. Is it Broken? forum moderated by Philip Morris, Plain Dealer April 18, 2017

The Foster Care System in Northeast Ohio.
Is it Broken?
 

Tuesday April 18, 2017 6:30-8:00p.m.
Cost: Free & Open to the Public
Lakewood Public Library, 15425 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood 44107

RSVP here   Event flyer here   Preview is here
The video is here


Panelists:
Prof. David Crampton, PhD, Jack, Joseph and Morton
Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case
Western Reserve University

Edward L. Gilbert, Author, Attorney & Foster Care advocate

Kate Lodge, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Executive Director of A Place 4 Me, YWCA Greater Cleveland

Betsie Norris, Executive Director, Adoption Network Cleveland

Moderator: Philip Morris, Columnist, Plain Dealer

This panel will examine the issues faced by the foster care system in Northeast Ohio. Some argue that courts and aid workers are being overwhelmed by state funding cuts and issues such as the growing opioid epidemic. Our panel of experts in different areas of the field will discuss this and more.


Philip Morris

Co-sponsored by the Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, Cleveland.com plus Lakewood, Heights and Cuyahoga County Library Systems

Corporate sponsor: First Interstate Properties, Ltd. 
For more information, email: 
teachingcleveland@earthlink.net

 

 

League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland Public Policy Issue Forums 2015-2017

Local Public Policy Issue Forums 2015-2017
League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland

The “Ohio Drug Price Act-Issue #2” forum
September 19, 2017 moderated by Jeremy Pelzer, Cleveland.com

Video from the Cleveland Mayoral Candidate Forum (8/30/2017) Cleveland Public Library

“The Election for Mayor: A Discussion about the future of Cleveland” August 29, 2017, Leila Atassi, moderator
For more on forum, click here

“Shaker Square: Its past, present and future” July 25, 2017 Steven Litt, Plain Dealer, moderator
For more on forum, click here

“Wildlife in Northeast Ohio: why can’t we all just get along?” July 17, 2017 Jim McCarty, Plain Dealer, moderator
For more on forum, click here

Transportation in Northeast Ohio: Where’s the Equity?”
-June 14, 2017 Ginger Chirst, The Plain Dealer, moderator
For more on forum, click here

Fracking and the Impact of the Utica Shale on Ohio
-May 16, 2017 Dan Shingler, Crain’s Cleveland Business moderator
For more on forum, click here

East Side Development: Prospects for Reinvention
-May 9, 2017 Terry Schwarz, #CLE Urban Design Collaboration, KSU/moderator
For more on forum, click here

The Foster Care System in Northeast Ohio. Is it Broken?
-April 19, 2017 Phillip Morris, Plain Dealer/moderator
For more on forum, click here

The Proposed Merger of Cleveland and East Cleveland. How could this happen? Should it?
-January 31, 2017 Nick Castele/Ideastream moderator
For more on forum, click here

Shaker Hts. Library, Schools, Council forum
– December 8, 2016

“Sports Stadium Financing in Cleveland” forum
– November 17, 2016 Peter Krouse/Cleveland.com moderator
For more on forum, click here

“Relationship Between Cleveland Police and the Community” forum November 15, 2016 Mark Naymik/Cleveland.com moderator
For more on forum, click here

“Regionalism and the West Shore Communities” forum
November 14, 2016 Janice Patterson, LWV-Greater Cleveland moderator
For more on forum, click here

“Marijuana Legalization in Ohio” forum
October 13, 2016 Jackie Borchardt, Cleveland.com moderator
For more on forum, click here

“Water Quality of Lake Erie and the Cuyahoga River” forum
September 15, 2016 Jim McCarty, Plain Dealer moderator
For more on forum, click here

“Redistricting and Voting Rights in Ohio” forum
August 25, 2016 Tom Suddes, Cleveland.com moderator
For more on forum, click here

“Regionalism and Shaker Heights” forum
August 18, 2016 Judy Rawson, moderator
For more on forum, click here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHJioo0Ol6E

‪Internet Bandwidth in Shaker Heights 6.9.16

“2016 Republican National Convention: What’s it mean to Cleveland?” forum
May 17, 2016 Andrew Tobias, Cleveland.com, moderator
For more on forum, click here

The “Van Aken Project” Forum in Shaker Heights 4.21.16

Public Policy: Pre-School Education in Northeast Ohio 4/12/2016

2016 Ohio and U.S. Primary Preview 3.1.16

“Cuyahoga County Waterfronts and Neighborhood Development” forum
February 9, 2016 Steven Litt, Plain Dealer, moderator
For more on this forum, click here

‪”Your Money, Your Healthcare: Accessing Quality Treatment at a Time of Rapid Change”
January 19, 2016
For more on this forum, click here

“Housing Crisis in Northeast Ohio – Where are We in 2015?”
October 8, 2015
For more on this forum, click here

“How to Become an Education Activist in Northeast Ohio” forum
August 19, 2015
For more on this forum, click here

“Land Use in Cuyahoga County” forum
– Wednesday July 29, 2015

For more on forum, click here

‪”Regional Cooperation in Northeast Ohio or How to get 59 Civic Entities to Play Together” forum
Tom Beres/WKYC moderator
– June 17, 2015
For more on forum, click here