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

“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

A Community Conversation: Caring for Children and Families through COVID-19 June 24, 2020 at 7pm via Zoom

A Community Conversation: Caring for Children and Families through COVID-19
June 24, 2020 at 7pm via Zoom

The video is here

Experts will share about caring for the physical and emotional needs of families, parenting in a socially-distanced summer, COVID as an Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE), and how to advocate for families disproportionately affected by the virus

Panelists:
Gabriella Celeste-Cohen, Policy Dir., CWRU Schubert Center for Child Studies

Suzanne Hrusch, MPH, RS, Cuyahoga County Board of Health School Protection Unit

Habeebah Grimes, CEO, Positive Education Program

Dr. Lisa Ramirez, PhD, ABPP, Clinical Child Psychologist MetroHealth System/School Health Program

Dr. Marla Robinson, Chief Academic Officer, Shaker Heights City Public Schools

Moderated by Carmella Williams, Councilperson, City of Shaker Heights
Presented by NewOneShaker, Shaker Heights City Public Schools, Shaker Heights PTO Council, The Shaker Heights League of Women Voters and Hey,

Panelist bios and more info here

A Collector’s Tale: Memorabilia Of The American Women’s Suffrage Movement Saturday June 27 at 2pm via Zoom Talk by: Angela Clark-Taylor, PhD

 

A Collector’s Tale: Memorabilia Of The American Women’s Suffrage Movement
Saturday June 27 at 2pm via Zoom
Talk by: Angela Clark-Taylor, PhD
Director, Flora Stone Mather Center for Women

This lecture will utilize artifacts and ephemera from the American Women’s Suffrage Movement and the Anti-Suffrage Movement to provide a brief history of women’s suffrage and the memorabilia suffragists created to develop a mainstream market appeal for their movement to the American people.
The video is here

RSVP here

The lecture is free and open to the public.
Made possible with a generous donation from Lin Emmons.

Co-sponsored by CWRU Siegal Lifelong Learning, The League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland, and the Western Reserve Historical Society Cleveland History Center.

 

Vote by Mail in Ohio: The Best Way to Do It a video forum on May 6, 2020 at 7pm

Vote by Mail in Ohio: The Best Way to Do It
A video forum with voting rights experts from Colorado, Oregon and Ohio
Wednesday May 6, 2020 at 7pm edt

Here’s the video:

With a massive vote by mail effort needed for the November 2020 election, how should Ohio proceed?

(The video starts about 5 minutes into the event)
 
The speakers in order of appearance:
 
Kate Titus, Executive Director, Common Cause Oregon
 
Camille Wimbish, Ohio Voter Rights Coalition
 
Jen Miller, Executive Director, League of Women Voters Ohio
 
Amanda Gonzalez Executive Director, Colorado Common Cause
 
Moderated by Catherine Turcer, Executive Director, Common Cause Ohio

 

“Money in Politics” Forum June 2020 edition Tuesday June 9, 2020 at 7pm edt

Money in Politics June 2020 edition
Tuesday June 9, 2020 at 7pm edt
“Following the Money: The History and Where We are Now”
In March, the US Supreme Court refused to hear a case called Doe v. Federal Election Commission, thus leaving in place a pro-disclosure ruling from a lower court. This move by the Court suggests that there is still strong support for more transparency in elections and against the use of straw donors.

Catherine Turcer, Exec Director, Common Cause Ohio will bring us up to date on one of the most critical areas of #democracy: Money in Politics in 2020
The video from the forum is here:

RSVP HERE:

Cosponsored by Common Cause Ohio and the League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland