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Featured Staff Pick Not a Crime to Be Poor: The Criminalization of Poverty in America
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Wednesday, December 13, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The City Club of Cleveland
  850 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44114

In the wake of Michael Brown’s death, the Justice Department investigated the police department of Ferguson, Missouri, and found routine constitutional violations as well as a regular mistreatment of individuals because they are black, poor, or both. In the United States, nearly the same amount of Americans reside in prison as they do in

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Education

Friday, January 19, 2018, 12:00pm

Letters to a Young Education Reformer

Dr. Frederick M. Hess is not your average high school teacher. For the two years he taught 9th and 10th grade in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, he grew frustrated that the education system made it hard for teachers and kids to...

Why Values Matter: A New Paradigm for Business, Politics, Communities, and Life
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Business & Economy

Thursday, January 18, 2018, 12:00pm

Why Values Matter: A New Paradigm for Business, Politics, Communities, and Life

It seems that companies are required to provide more and more social good – whether it’s donating to charity, becoming a benefit corporation, or endorsing a humanitarian stance. However, there is significant pushback from implementing such initiatives, as they can...

2018: The Year Ahead in Politics
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Politics & Public Policy

Friday, January 12, 2018, 12:00pm

2018: The Year Ahead in Politics

In the wake of President Trump's first year in office, 2018 is already bringing Ohio a dynamic election cycle. Betty Sutton's announcement that she will join the gubernatorial campaign of former Ohio Attorney General Rich Cordray is a reminder of...

Youth Forum: Missing Faces: Creating a Reflective Democracy
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Politics & Public Policy

Thursday, January 11, 2018, 12:00pm

Youth Forum: Missing Faces: Creating a Reflective Democracy

The United States is on its way to becoming a minority-majority nation. Currently, millennials make up 83.1 million Americans, exceeding the 75.4 million baby boomers, and representing more than one quarter of the nation’s population. The size is complemented with...

The Future of Public Higher Education in Ohio
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Education

Friday, December 15, 2017, 12:00pm

The Future of Public Higher Education in Ohio

Public higher education institutions across the country are experiencing decreased budgets. Compared to levels prior to the recession, state support for public two and four year colleges has dropped by nearly $10 billion. In Ohio, state funding for higher education...

Ohio 2018: Meet the Candidates
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Politics & Public Policy

Thursday, December 14, 2017, 12:00pm

Ohio 2018: Meet the Candidates

In 2018, Ohio will elect new statewide office holders. Leading up to the election, the City Club will be hosting conversations with candidates seeking statewide office. On December 5, Richard Cordray announced his candidacy for Governor. He was the first Director of...

Happy Dog Takes on Africa: Terrorism, Conflict, and Crises of Leadership
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World Affairs

Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 7:30pm

Happy Dog Takes on Africa: Terrorism, Conflict, and Crises of Leadership

Much of the world is marred by conflict and crises of leadership and Africa is no exception. After a contentious and violent election process that left dozens dead - and included the Supreme Court invalidating the initial election results -...

CCMV Views & Brews: Religion, Violence and Nationalism: Myanmar, Ethnic Cleansing and Human Rights
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World Affairs

Monday, December 11, 2017, 7:00pm

CCMV Views & Brews: Religion, Violence and Nationalism: Myanmar, Ethnic Cleansing and Human Rights

The United Nations and U.S. Secretary of State have both called the violence inflicted on the Muslim ethnic minority, the Rohingya, “ethnic cleansing” and some human rights groups have labeled it genocide. Michael Jerryson, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Religious Studies at...

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