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

MONEY IN POLITICS:  The impact of unchecked campaign financing and what we can do about it – April 10, 2019


MONEY IN POLITICS:  The impact of unchecked campaign financing and what we can do about it
The flyer is here
WHEN:  7-8:30pm, Wednesday, April 10, 2019
WHERE:  Olin Hall, Room 124, University of Akron, 361 Buchtel Common, Akron 44304
MODERATOR:  Bruce Winges, Retired V.P. and Editor, Akron Beacon Journal
PANELISTS:
Cyndra Miller Cole, Lecturer, Bliss Institute for Public Policy, U. of Akron

William D. Rich, Emeritus Professor, University of Akron School of Law; Chairman, Summit County Board of Elections

Catherine Turcer, Executive Director, Common Cause Ohio

ABOUT THE PROGRAM:

It’s been nine years since The Supreme Court issued its Citizens United Ruling. While we know campaign financing has increased exponentially, what we don’t know is where all the money’s coming from.  Dark money, money from non-profit political action committees (PACs) that do not require source disclosures, has become more prevalent in state and local office campaigns.  What can we do, if anything, to shed light and stem the flow.

CO-SPONSORED BY:  The Bliss Institute of Applied Politics, University of Akron; The League of Women Voters of the Akron Area; The League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland; Common Cause Ohio

Making Sense of Local Judicial Elections a forum on May 7, 2019

Making Sense of Local Judicial Elections
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
7:00 – 8:30pm
Heights Library Main Branch
2345 Lee Road Cleveland Hts 44118
The flyer is here

Panelists
Deborah Coleman, Esq., Chair, Judicial Candidates Rating Coalition

The Honorable C. Ellen Connally, Cleveland Municipal Court (retired)

Judge J.J. Costello, Cleveland Heights Municipal Court

Judge Robert C. McClelland, Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas

Moderated by Marcia Goldberg, LWV-Greater Cleveland

Did you know that far too many Ohio voters skip the judicial portion of their ballot? Some call it ballot fatigue, or the SAT effect—but the reality is that most voters don’t know who or what they’re voting for. Our panelists will explain the structure of the Ohio judicial system and the role local judges play in our everyday lives. And they’ll give you the tools you need to research judicial candidates so you can make informed choices on Election Day. Please join us on Tuesday, May 7 – and bring a friend!

Free and open to the public

“How Can We Reduce Gun Violence in Cleveland” (when the laws are made in Columbus) a forum on Feb 26, 2019

Tuesday February 26, 2019  7pm
“How to Reduce Gun Violence in Ohio

Here’s the video from the forum

The Cleveland.com preview is here
The flyer is here

Tinkham Veale University Center, CWRU Campus
11038 Bellflower Road, Cleveland OH 44106
Free and open to the public

Moderated by Peter Krouse,
Public Interest and Advocacy Reporter, Cleveland.com

Panelists:
Andrés González, Chief of Police, Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority

Dr. Lolita McDavid, MD,
Medical Director of Child Advocacy and Protection, University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children

Judge Joan Synenberg,
Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court

Jane Timmons-Mitchell, PhD,
Senior Research Associate, CWRU Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education

This forum takes a non-political perspective and asks a judge, a suicide prevention expert, and a physician for advice on how to reduce gun violence and gun deaths in Northeast Ohio

Co-sponsored by Cleveland.com and The Plain Dealer, Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, Begun Center for Violence Prevention, Research and Education Case Western Reserve University
Corporate sponsor: First Interstate Properties, Ltd.

“Voting Rights Forum: What have we learned about how to run elections” a forum on Feb 7, 2019

Thursday Feb 7, 2019 at 7pm
“Voting Rights Forum: What have we learned about how to run elections”
moderated by Rich Exner, Cleveland. com
The video is here
The post forum summary is here
The flyer is here
Facebook/RSVP
Panelists:
•Frank LaRose, Ohio Secretary of State
•Michael Li, Senior Counsel for the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program
•Camille Wimbish, Director, Ohio Voter Rights Coalition

   
Rich Exner, Cleveland.com, Frank LaRose, Ohio Secretary of State, Michael Li, Brennan Center for Justice, Camille Wimbish, Ohio Voter Rights Coalition
CWRU Beachwood Facility: 25700 Science Park Dr #100, Beachwood 44122 
Free and open to the public
Co-sponsored by Cleveland.com and The Plain Dealer, CWRU Siegel Lifelong Learning, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, LWV-Akron Chapter, Bliss Institute for Applied Politics at the University of Akron, Common Cause Ohio
Corporate sponsor: First Interstate LTD

“Plastics and Lake Erie” a forum on Tues Dec 4, 2018


Tuesday December 4, 2018 at 7:00 pm
“Plastics and Lake Erie”
The flyer is here
The video is here

Rocky River Library, 1600 Hampton Rd, Rocky River 44116
Moderated by Elizabeth Miller, Environmental Reporter, Ideastream
Panelists:
Jill Bartolotta, Extension Educator, Ohio Sea Grant College Program
Crystal M.C. Davis, Policy Director, Alliance for the Great Lakes
Erin D. Huber, Executive Director and Founder, Drink Local Drink Tap


Elizabeth Miller

Co-sponsored by the Sierra Club, Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, Cleveland.com, Ideastream, Rocky River High School Environmental Club and Bay Village Green Team
Corporate sponsor: First Interstate Properties, Ltd.

 

“Chronic Pain in the Post-Opioid Era” a forum on 11/15/18

The flyer is here
The preview story is here
The video is here

Thursday November 15, 2018 at 6:30 pm
“Chronic Pain in the Post-Opioid Era”
Lakewood Main Library, 15425 Detroit Rd., Lakewood 44107

Moderated by Brie Zeltner, Plain Dealer

Panelists include:
Dr. Adam Hedaya, Founder, Cleveland Pain Care

Larry Harbert, patient

Dr. Theodore Parran Jr., Co-Medical Director and Educator, Rosary Hall, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center and CWRU School of Medicine

As opioid prescribing has been drastically restricted in an effort to stem the tide of heroin and fentanyl overdoses and avoid addiction, many patients who have relied on medications such as oxycodone and morphine to manage their chronic pain say they’ve been abandoned by the healthcare system, stigmatized by prescribers, and left to cope on their own.

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

“How to Reduce Gun Violence in Ohio” a forum on September 12, 2018

Wednesday September 12, 2018  7pm
“How to Reduce Gun Violence in Ohio

The video is here:
Here is the Cleveland.com preview
The flyer is here

Panelists:
Dr. Daniel J. Flannery, CWRU, Director Begun Center for Violence Prevention, Research and Education

Andrés González, Chief of Police, Cleveland Metro Housing Authority

Mike Henne, Ohio State Representative (R) 40th District

Michael J. Skindell, Ohio State Senator (D), 23rd District

Moderator: Peter Krouse, Public Interest and Advocacy Reporter, Cleveland.com


Peter Krouse

Cost: Free & Open to the Public  7-8:30pm
Tinkham Veale University Center, CWRU Campus
11038 Bellflower Road, Cleveland OH 44106

Co-sponsored by the Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, Greater Cleveland Alumnae Chapter, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, Cleveland.com and The Plain Dealer
Corporate sponsor: First Interstate Properties, Ltd.

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.