Housing Crisis in Northeast Ohio – Where are We in 2015? Video from Forum October 7, 2015

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Housing Crisis in Northeast Ohio – Where are We in 2015?

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 7-8:30 p.m.
CWRU Siegal Facility in Beachwood, OH

Panelists:
• Thomas Bier, Senior Fellow, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University
• James Rokakis, Former Cuyahoga County Treasurer, Cleveland Councilman, Director Thriving Communities Institute

Moderator: Brent Larkin, The Plain Dealer

Northeast Ohio was one of the hardest hit housing markets in the U.S. in recent years. The market has begun to recover, but housing values and real estate taxes remain two of the most important economic issues facing local residents today. This forum will discuss current home prices, new construction, demolitions and foreclosures.

Cosponsored by City Club of Cleveland, Cleveland Jewish News Foundation, CWRU Siegal Lifelong Learning, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland

Here are two news stories from the forum

Cleveland Jewish News

Plain Dealer/NEOMG

2015 State of Jewish Cleveland Steve Hoffman and Dan Moulthrop 1.1.15

2015 State of Jewish Cleveland Steve Hoffman and Dan Moulthrop 1.1.15

Envisioning the Future of Jewish Cleveland:
an Interview with Stephen Hoffman
Interview by Dan Moulthrop, CEO Cleveland City Club
January 14, 2015
Sponsored by Siegal Lifelong Learning, the CWRU Jewish Alumni, the Cleveland Jewish News Foundation, the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, and Teaching Cleveland Digital

Video from the Newton D. Baker Symposium (April 19, 2015)

Lectures by John Grabowski, Tom Suddes, Marian Morton, Ken Ledsford and Richard Baznik

▶ Newton D. Baker and the Progressive Era  Defining a Man and an Era – John Grabowski – YouTube

▶ Cleveland’s Newton D. Baker and John H. Clarke  Two Gold Democrats – Tom Suddes – YouTube

▶ The Making of a Political Activist  Belle Sherwin and Woman Suffrage – Marion Morton – YouTube

▶ Newton D. Baker and the Zimmerman Telegram  From Neutrality to Intervention – Ken Ledford – YouTube

▶ Newton D. Baker and the Creation of Cleveland College – Richard Baznik – YouTube

A DAY AT THE UNIVERSITY:
THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF NEWTON D. BAKER

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Photograph of Newton D. Baker, c. 1910
Sunday, April 19
1:30–5 p.m.
Tinkham Veale University Center
Cost: $45


REGISTER HERE
The community is invited for a day of lectures and discussion with faculty experts to examine and celebrate the life and times
of Newton D. Baker, addressing his impact on the intellectual and political life of Northeast Ohio and beyond.
This event is co-sponsored by The City Club of Cleveland, the Cleveland Council on World Affairs, Teaching Cleveland Digital, and the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland.

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

PictureJohn Grabowski

1:30–2:00 p.m.“Newton D. Baker and the Progressive Era: Defining a Man and an Era”

with John Grabowski
An introduction to a formative period in American political and civic life.  Baker’s legacy is intimately connected to this pivotal movement in United States history.Read Dr. Grabowski’s essay about “Cleveland in 1912”

PictureTom Suddes

2–2:45 p.m.“Cleveland’s Newton D. Baker and John H. Clarke: Two ‘Gold Democrats’ and the New Freedom—and New Deal”

with Tom Suddes

In 1896 Baker and Clarke both split from Democrat William Jennings “Cross of Gold” Bryan. Both went on to attain great distinction, first in Northeast Ohio, then under President Wilson’s New Freedom. Baker and Clarke eventually diverged, however, in their assessment of the New Deal. How and why—that is the question.

Read Dr. Suddes essay: “Newton D. Baker: Cleveland’s Greatest Mayor”



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2:45–3:30 p.m.“The Making of a Political Activist:  Belle Sherwin and Woman Suffrage”

with Marian Morton

Newton Baker was a proud supporter of woman suffrage, but for Clevelander Belle Sherwin, the movement was a transforming experience.  Born to privilege and propriety, Sherwin overcame her “natural shrinking from publicity” by joining, and then leading, the campaign for votes for women that changed their lives and American politics forever.

Read Dr. Morton’s essay: “How Cleveland Women Got the Vote – And What They Did With It”



3:30–3:45 p.m.

BREAK

PictureKen Ledford

3:45–4:30 p.m.“Newton D. Baker and the Zimmermann Telegram: From Neutrality to Interventionism”

with Ken Ledford
The ham-handed efforts by Arthur Zimmermann of the Imperial German Foreign Office to deter U.S. entry into World War I by conspiring with Mexico helped Newton D. Baker navigate a path from his neutrality in the European war while mayor of Cleveland to a commitment to interventionism in January 1917 after he had become Secretary of War.  The impact of the Zimmermann Telegram on Baker and U.S. policy highlight the perils of insulated and insular strategic thinking in an age of modern communications technology and surveillance.Read this wonderful story about Newton D. Baker as Secretary of War: “Recollections of Secretary Newton D. Baker” by FQC Gardner


PictureRichard Baznik

4:30–5:15 p.m.“Newton D. Baker and the Creation of Cleveland College”

with Dick Baznik

As a progressive leader in regional and national affairs, Baker was dedicated to the cause of adult education and seized the opportunity to help launch a remarkable model in Cleveland.

Read the essay written by Rae Wahl Rohfeld about “Newton D. Baker and the Adult Education Movement” from the Ohio Historical Society/Ohio Historical Connection

Learn more about Newton D. Baker here

 

A forum discussion about healthcare in Northeast Ohio 1/16/2016

A forum discussion about healthcare in Northeast Ohio


Panelists (from left to right in video):
Sarah Hackenbracht, Executive Director, Cuyahoga Health Access Partnership
Dr. Todd Zeiger, Vice President, Primary Care Institute, University Hospitals
Heather Thiltgen, Senior VP, Medical Mutual

Moderator: Casey Ross, Healthcare Reporter, The Plain Dealer

Tuesday January 19, 2016 7-8:30pm
CWRU Siegal Facility in Beachwood, Ohio
This panel was consumer oriented and focused on accessing and affording health care at a time of rapid change in the industry–all with a Northeast Ohio focus. The panelists talked about changes in the way Cleveland area doctors are providing care and getting paid for care and how this affects patients.

The event cosponsors:
Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Corporate sponsor: First Interstate Properties, Ltd.

How to Become an Education Activist in Northeast Ohio 8.19.15

How to Become an Education Activist in Northeast Ohio 8.19.15 

Panelists:
Lyman Millard, Breakthrough Schools
Michele Pomerantz, Cleveland Metropolitan School Dist. (CMSD)
Gregory Hutchings, Supt. of Shaker Heights Public Schools
Mary Rose Oakar, elected member State Board of Education
Moderator: Jill Miller Zimon

Parents and other concerned individuals can be some of the best advocates for education change. This forum covers local education topics and focuses on the ways you can advocate for education and education change. Questions addressed: how to develop and deploy strategies to benefit education, advice to give others on how to influence education policy and whom to influence in matters related to education in Ohio.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Cosponsored by
City Club of Cleveland
Cleveland Jewish News Foundation
CWRU Lifelong Learning
League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland

Forum held at CWRU Siegal Facility

“Land Use in Cuyahoga County” Forum – Weds July 29, 2015

“Land Use in Cuyahoga County” Forum – Weds July 29, 2015 w/intros 

Panelists:
David Beach, Director GreenCityBlueLake
Glenn Coyne, Exec. Direc. Cuyahoga County Planning Commission
Grace Gallucci, Exec. Direc. NOACA-NE Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency
Lee Weingart, former Cuy. Cty. Commissioner, Founder and CEO LNE Grp.

Moderator:
Steven Litt, The Plain Dealer

Co-sponsored by:
City Club of Cleveland
Cleveland Jewish News Foundation
CWRU Siegal Lifelong Learning Program
League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland

Wednesday July 29, 2015
Held at the CWRU Siegal Facility in Beachwood, OH

Regional Cooperation in Northeast Ohio or How to get 59 Civic Entities to Play Together 6/17/2015

Regional Cooperation in Northeast Ohio
or
How to get 59 Civic Entities to Play Together

Panelists:
Armond Budish, Cuyahoga County Executive
Eddy Kraus, Director of Regional Collaboration, Cuyahoga County
Moderator: Tom Beres, WKYC-TV

Co-sponsored by:
Case Western Reserve University’s Siegal Lifelong Learning,
City Club of Cleveland,
Cleveland Jewish News Foundation,
League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland

Wednesday June 17, 2015
Held at the Siegal Facility in Beachwood, Ohio