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Featured Staff Pick The Future of Imagination: Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and How We Shape Our World
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Last summer, U.S. cities found themselves overwhelmed with thousands of people disrupting public spaces while playing Pokémon GO, an augmented reality (AR) game which overlays digital images onto what is seen in real life. Virtual reality (VR), which places the user in a new setting while maintaining the use of their body, has also exploded in popularity. It is seeing...

Evicted at Home: The Realities of Housing in Northeast Ohio
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Local Matters

Friday, February 23, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

Evicted at Home: The Realities of Housing in Northeast Ohio

Online registration for this forum is now closed. For ticket availabiliy, please call (216) 621-0082. In the prologue to Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, author Matthew Desmond points out how completely ordinary and common the eviction experience is...

Why Community Health Planning Matters (Now More than Ever)
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Healthcare

Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

Why Community Health Planning Matters (Now More than Ever)

Despite being home to some of the most innovative healthcare systems in the world, American citizens' life expectancy is oftentimes determined solely by ZIP code. Citizens living in poor, primarily minority communities - whether urban or rural - suffer from...

CCMV Views & Brews: Consequences of the Tax Reform Bill: Who Benefits? Who Doesn’t?
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Politics & Public Policy

Monday, February 19, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

CCMV Views & Brews: Consequences of the Tax Reform Bill: Who Benefits? Who Doesn’t?

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, one of the Trump Administration’s signature pieces of legislation, promises tax relief for the middle class, while simultaneously granting significant tax breaks to corporations. This promise has many wondering exactly how the plan will...

Art Weighs In
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Arts & Culture

Friday, February 16, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

Art Weighs In

Throughout human history, artists are often the vanguard of social commentary, helping us see the narratives of our communities in new ways (think Gilgamesh, Frida Kahlo, Aeschylus or Toni Morrison). Whether on the stage, on the page, or elsewhere, artists...

Reinventing America's Schools: Creating a 21st Century Education System
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Education

Friday, February 09, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

Reinventing America's Schools: Creating a 21st Century Education System

When The Cleveland Plan was implemented in 2012, it brought various education changes, including an increased relationship between the charter school and public school systems. The Cleveland Plan wanted to emphasize excellence in education, regardless of the type of school....

Youth Forum: #MeToo and You: The Rise of a Movement
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Social Justice

Thursday, February 08, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

Youth Forum: #MeToo and You: The Rise of a Movement

As sexual assault allegations continue to mount, the country is taking notice. As celebrities declare “Time’s Up” at the Golden Globes and TIME magazine announces The Silence Breakers as the 2017 Person of the Year, survivors of sexual assault are...

Happy Dog Takes on Venezuela: Corruption, Instability, and Economic Crisis
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World Affairs

Tuesday, February 06, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Happy Dog Takes on Venezuela: Corruption, Instability, and Economic Crisis

First colonized by Spain in 1522, Venezuela was one of the first Spanish-American territories to gain full independence in 1830. Throughout the next 150 years, under military and dictator rule, Venezuela became one of the world’s leading exporter of oil....

Being Black and Biracial in America
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Social Justice

Friday, February 02, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

Being Black and Biracial in America

Growing up the daughter of an African-American father and a white mother, in Palisades, New York, and Madison, Wisconsin, Julie Lythcott-Haims had to navigate a white world. Her newest novel, Real American: A Memoir, details her journey in that world...

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