“Opportunity Corridor —will the opportunity be realized?” a forum on February 27, 2018

The flyer is here

Wednesday February 21, 2018 7-8:30pm

Opportunity Corridor —will the opportunity be realized?
moderated by Steven Litt Plain Dealer, Art, Architecture, Urban Design and City Planning Reporter
The Opportunity Corridor provides a connection between west and east sides; through neighborhoods that would benefit from economic renewal. It has been condemned, extolled, and now is becoming a reality. But what will it do in reality?

Panelists
Chris Alvarado, Executive Director, Slavic Village Development

Freddy L. Collier, Director, City Planning Commission, City of Cleveland

Blaine A. Griffin. Cleveland Ward 6 Councilperson (tentative)

Chris Ronayne, President, University Circle Inc

Denise VanLeer, Executive Director, Fairfax Renaissance

Cost: Free & Open to the Public
Tinkham Veale University Center, CWRU Campus
11038 Bellflower Road, Cleveland OH 44106

Steven Litt, The Plain Dealer (photo by Lizzie Litt)


Cosponsored by
Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, Cleveland.com/Plain Dealer plus Heights, Lakewood, Shaker and Cuyahoga County Library Systems.

“Consumer Scams. How to spot, avoid & respond” a forum on March 8, 2018

The flyer is here

Thursday March 8, 2018 6:30-8pm
Consumer Scams. How to spot, avoid & respond
moderated by
Teresa Dixon-Murray, Reporter/ Banking & Personal Finance, The Plain Dealer

Panelists
Larissa Bungo, Assistant Regional Director, Federal Trade Commission

Sheryl Harris, Director, Consumer Affairs, Cuyahoga County

Sue McConnell, President, Better Business Bureau-Cleveland

Cost: Free & Open to the Public
Lakewood Public Library Main Branch
15425 Detroit Ave. Lakewood OH 44107

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Teresa Dixon-Murray, The Plain Dealer

Cosponsored by
Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, Cleveland.com/Plain Dealer plus Heights, Lakewood, Shaker and Cuyahoga County Library Systems.

“Redistricting and Gerrymandering in America and Ohio” a forum on March 20, 2018

The flyer is here

Tuesday March 20, 2018 7-8:30pm
Redistricting and Gerrymandering in America and Ohio:
the effort to reform how districts are drawn

moderated by Rich Exner, Cleveland.com, Data Reporter

Panelists
David Daley,
National political writer, senior fellow for FairVote, the author of      “Ratf**ked: The True Story Behind the Secret Plan to Steal America’s Democracy” (W.W. Norton/Liveright) and a frequent lecturer and media source about gerrymandering. He is the former editor-in-chief of Salon.com, and the former CEO and publisher of the Connecticut News Project.

Catherine Turcer, Director, Common Cause Ohio, and Co-leader of Fair Districts Ohio

more

This forum will look at the Redistricting issue from a national and local perspective with experts in each area on the panel. We’ll discuss the latest information and the expectations for 2018, the 2020+ census and more

Cost: Free & Open to the Public
CWRU Siegal Lifelong Learning Facility
25700 Science Park Dr #100 Beachwood OH 44122


Rich Exner, Cleveland.com

“The Nuts and Bolts of Ohio Campaign Finance” Thursday October 26, 2017

Thursday October 26, 2017
“The Nuts and Bolts of Ohio Campaign Finance”
Flyer here

Video here

  
Donald C. Brey                                        Donald J. McTigue

Session #1: Ohio Campaign Spending/Finance Laws
▪ Donald C. Brey, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
▪ Donald J. McTigue, McTigue and Colombo

 
Catherine Turcer                  Cyndra Miller-Cole

Session #2: Alternative Campaign Funding Models Current Used in Other States and Communities
▪ Catherine Turcer, Common Cause Ohio
▪ Cyndra Miller-Cole,  The Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics, The University of Akron

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Moot Court Room,
1801 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland 44115
9:30am-11:30am Free and Open to the Public.
CLE credit available for $30. Register for CLE here with CMBA

Program cosponsored by Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and the League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland

“A look at the political crystal ball for 2018” forum on Thurs Nov 16, 2017

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

The preview is here

The forum summary is here

The video is here

Panelists:

Matthew R. Cox, lobbyist, attorney, political operative, founder and President of Capitol Partners

Michael F. Curtin,
former Columbus Dispatch Columnist, publisher, author of “Ohio
Political Almanac, former member of Ohio House of Rep (D)

Mary Anne Sharkey,
Political consultant, former politics editor, Plain Dealer

Moderator: Andrew Tobias, Reporter, Cleveland.com


Andrew Tobias

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

“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

Event link here   Event flyer here   Preview story

The video is here

Panelists:
Christin Farmer, Executive Director, Birthing Beautiful Communities

Kentra Harris, Parent/Mother and Client

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

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

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

Video from forum 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

  

The Election for Mayor: A discussion about the future of Cleveland, a forum on August 29, 2017

The Election for Mayor: 
A discussion about the future of Cleveland
a forum moderated by Leila Atassi, The Plain Dealer

Tuesday August 29, 2017  7-8:30p.m.
Cost: Free & Open to the Public
Tinkham Veale University Center, CWRU Campus
11038 Bellflower Road, Cleveland OH

RSVP here  Forum flyer is here   Forum recap article
Forum Video

Panelists:
Tom Beres, Reporter, WKYC-TV (retired)

James L. Hardiman, Civil Rights Attorney and First Vice President-NAACP Cleveland Chapter

Chris Quinn, Editor and President, Advance Ohio

Moderator: Leila Atassi, Reporter, The Plain Dealer


Leila Atassi

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

Corporate sponsor: First Interstate Properties, Ltd. 

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
  

“Transportation in Northeast Ohio. Where’s the equity?” a forum on Weds June 14, 2017

“Transportation in Northeast Ohio.
Where’s the equity?”

Wednesday June 14, 2017 7:00-8:30p.m.
Cost: Free & Open to the Public
Urban Community School 4909 Lorain Avenue, Cleveland OH 44102

RSVP here   Event flyer here  Preview here

Panelists:
Derek Bauman, Vice Chairman, All Aboard Ohio

Grace Gallucci, Executive Director, NOACA: Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency

Hunter Morrison, Senior Fellow, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs

Akshai Singh, Member, Clevelanders for Public Transit

Moderator: Ginger Christ, Reporter, Plain Dealer

This panel will discuss the role transportation plays in creating more equitable communities. It will tackle how to offer affordable public transit and design infrastructure to meet the needs of residents throughout the region and examine the funding challenges in doing so.


Ginger Christ

Co-sponsored by the Urban Community School, 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