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Featured Staff Pick A Very Long and (Almost) Victorious Battle: The Struggle for Gay Civil Rights
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Friday, September 16, 2016
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The City Club of Cleveland
  850 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44114

On June 26, 2015, in a 5-4 decision, the Obergefell vs. Hodges Supreme Court case granted the fundamental right to marry to same-sex couples. The decision came as support for same-sex marriage peaked - according to Pew polling, 57 percent of Americans opposed same-sex marriage in 2001. By 2016, that percentage had flipped with 55...

The View from Inside: Ohio's Prisons Chief on Re-entry and Criminal Justice Reform
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Social Justice

Friday, August 17, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

The View from Inside: Ohio's Prisons Chief on Re-entry and Criminal Justice Reform

Gary C. Mohr has helmed Ohio's prison system since 2011, when he was appointed by Governor John Kasich. His 43 year career in corrections began in a classroom at the Marion Correctional Institution and since then, he has consistently approached...

Ohio's Next Step to Modernize Medicaid: the Behavioral Health Redesign
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Healthcare

Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

Ohio's Next Step to Modernize Medicaid: the Behavioral Health Redesign

Today in Ohio, more than 400,000 adults and children receive behavioral health services - encompassing both mental health and substance use services - at a cost of approximately $900 million. Furthermore, Medicaid members needing treatment for mental health or substance...

2018 State of the Great Lakes: The Perils of Micro Pollution
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Environment & Sustainability

Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

2018 State of the Great Lakes: The Perils of Micro Pollution

The mention of pollution in our lakes, rivers, and oceans often evokes images of sea turtles trapped in the plastic rings that bind aluminum cans together. But while traveling "garbage patches" affect our ocean's, fish, and wildlife, the Great Lakes...

CCMV Views & Brews
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Arts & Culture

Monday, August 13, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

CCMV Views & Brews

What is culture? Why does it matter? And how can it help us, here, today? Cellist Yo-Yo Ma has said that "Culture — the arts, the humanities, the sciences — helps us to understand our environment, each other, and...

From N/A to B.A.: Creating Success for First Generation College Students
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Education

Friday, August 10, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

From N/A to B.A.: Creating Success for First Generation College Students

There are many hurdles to obtaining a college degree - and some occur before a student even steps foot on campus. Between the applications, visits, tests and tutors, applying to college can cost hundreds to thousands of dollars. If the...

Parched: How to Prevent a Day Zero in Cleveland
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Environment & Sustainability

Thursday, August 09, 2018, 6:00 p.m.

Parched: How to Prevent a Day Zero in Cleveland

Cape Town, South Africa, one of Africa's most affluent cities, may be the first city in the world to run out of municipal water. Population growth, overdevelopment, and climate change, coupled with rising inequality and political dysfunction, have converged to...

Happy Dog Takes on the World: The End of Pax Americana?
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World Affairs

Tuesday, August 07, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Happy Dog Takes on the World: The End of Pax Americana?

"Pax Americana" commonly refers to the decades of relative peace experienced amongst the world's most powerful nations after World War II. This peace is often attributed to the United States' stability, economic strength, and preponderance of power - and, arguably,...

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry
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Arts & Culture

Friday, August 03, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry

Clevelander Dave Lucas became the Ohio Poet Laureate in January 2018. Lucas succeeds Dr. Amit Majmudar of Columbus, the state's first poet laureate after Governor Kasich created the position in 2014. As poet laureate, part of Lucas' mission is to advocate...

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