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Featured Staff Pick They Can't Kill Us All: Law Enforcement, Race, and Justice
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Friday, September 22, 2017
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The City Club of Cleveland
  850 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44114

On August 9, 2014, Michael Brown was shot by police officer Darren Wilson in the northern St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. Within the next year, Eric Garner in New York, Tamir Rice in Cleveland, and Freddie Gray in Baltimore were all killed by police officers, each setting off protests surrounding police use of force in their respective cities.

These incidents caused...

Not a Crime to Be Poor: The Criminalization of Poverty in America
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Social Justice

Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 12:00 p.m.

Not a Crime to Be Poor: The Criminalization of Poverty in America

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...

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

Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

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, 7:00 p.m.

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...

The Color of Law: Housing, Segregation, and Education in the U.S.
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Politics & Public Policy

Friday, December 08, 2017, 12:00 p.m.

The Color of Law: Housing, Segregation, and Education in the U.S.

Since Brown v. Board of Education ruled to desegregate schools, the percentage of African-American students in white majority schools increased to peak at 43.5 percent in 1988. Today, the trend is reversing - a recent report from UCLA’s Civil Rights...

The Urban League of Greater Cleveland: A Century of Advocacy
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Local Matters

Thursday, December 07, 2017, 12:00 p.m.

The Urban League of Greater Cleveland: A Century of Advocacy

On October 13, 1917, L. Hollingsworth Wood, chairman of the National League on Urban Conditions Among Negroes, spoke to the City Club about issues facing the African-American population in Cleveland. Wood preached that, “above all, make these new residents feel...

Debating Ohio: Democratic Candidates for Governor
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Politics & Public Policy

Monday, December 04, 2017, 5:30 p.m.

Debating Ohio: Democratic Candidates for Governor

In the lead-up to the 2018 election, the City Club will be hosting primary and general election debates with candidates seeking statewide office. This debate features the Democratic candidates for Governor of Ohio. Participating candidates include: Connie Pillich, former member, Ohio House...

For Freedoms Town Hall: Freedom from Want - Food Insecurity
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Arts & Culture

Saturday, December 02, 2017, 1:00 p.m.

For Freedoms Town Hall: Freedom from Want - Food Insecurity

Food is a foundation for humanity; yet, 19 percent of Cuyahoga County residents—over 240,000 people—are food insecure. Focusing on Freedom from Want, this program examines the structures that regulate and impose upon the supply and history of access to food...

What Form Will Tax Reform Take?
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Politics & Public Policy

Friday, December 01, 2017, 12:00 p.m.

What Form Will Tax Reform Take?

On October 25, President Trump tweeted, “This will be the biggest TAX CUT in the history of our country – and we need it! #TaxReform.” Since the beginning of his campaign, President Trump has called for a significant rewrite to...

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