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Featured Staff Pick Of Civil Wrongs and Rights
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Thursday, November 10, 2016
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The City Club of Cleveland
  850 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44114

After the attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, authorizing the Secretary of War to place Americans of Japanese descent in internment camps. At the time, Fred Korematsu, an American born in the U.S. to Japanese parents, became a fugitive until he was arrested by military police, placed in an internment camp, and...

Youth Forum: Affirmative Action and Unintended Discrimination
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Social Justice

Monday, September 25, 2017, 12:00 p.m.

Youth Forum: Affirmative Action and Unintended Discrimination

On March 6, 1961, President John F. Kennedy issued Executive Order 10925 with a provision that required government contractors to “take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and employees are treated during employment, without regard to their race,...

They Can't Kill Us All: Law Enforcement, Race, and Justice
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Friday, September 22, 2017, 12:00 p.m.

They Can't Kill Us All: Law Enforcement, Race, and Justice

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...

Is this Land My Land?: Diversifying America's Parks
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Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 4:30 p.m.

Is this Land My Land?: Diversifying America's Parks

African-Americans represent 13 percent of the national population, but only represent seven percent of visitors to the National Park Service. The reasons for this disconnect are varied: for many, the outdoors evokes lynchings, trauma, and flight from slavery and discrimination....

Anatomy of Justice: The Mystery of Plea Agreements
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Politics & Public Policy

Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 4:00 p.m.

Anatomy of Justice: The Mystery of Plea Agreements

The Sixth Amendment guarantees that “in all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury.” And yet, in today's criminal justice system, very few cases go to trial. Instead, most cases...

CCMV: What's the Real Threat? White Nationalism, Xenophobia, and the Politics of Division
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Monday, September 18, 2017, 6:00 p.m.

CCMV: What's the Real Threat? White Nationalism, Xenophobia, and the Politics of Division

The recent violence in Charlottesville is one painfully visible reminder of the division, distrust, and hateful extremism that is on the rise in the United States. Since January, there have been more than 65 bomb threats against Jewish Community Centers...

For Freedoms Town Hall Discussion: Freedom From Fear: MIGRATION
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Arts & Culture

Sunday, September 17, 2017, 2:00 p.m.

For Freedoms Town Hall Discussion: Freedom From Fear: MIGRATION

MOCA Cleveland is partnering with For Freedoms, an artist-run Super PAC founded by artists Hank Willis Thomas and Eric Gottesman, in a two-year residency focused on a series of free, quarterly Town Hall discussions. Co-produced with The City Club of...

2017 Constitution Day Forum
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Friday, September 15, 2017, 12:00 p.m.

2017 Constitution Day Forum

On September 17, 2017, the United States will celebrate the 230th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution. The U.S. Department of Citizenship and Immigration Services celebrates that entire week and encourages Americans "to reflect on the rights and responsibilities...

Life and Literature of Isabel Allende
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Friday, September 08, 2017, 12:00 p.m.

Life and Literature of Isabel Allende

In 1981, Isabel Allende began her first book, The House of the Spirits, as a letter to her 100-year old grandfather who was dying in Chile. The book was immediately an international bestseller and launched her career as the most...

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