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Featured Staff Pick Unconventional: RNC, DNC, and the 2016 Election
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Friday, July 15, 2016
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The City Club of Cleveland
  850 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44114

For months, Americans have watched the number of presidential hopefuls from major political parties dwindle from 23 to three. Party leaders and their presumptive nominees are now planning their respective debuts at the Republican and Democratic National Conventions to be held in July.

What can we expect out of both the RNC and DNC? With arguably two...

FilmForum: Untouchable
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Thursday, April 06, 2017, 5:30 p.m.

FilmForum: Untouchable

Ron Book is an extremely powerful lobbyist from Florida. When he found out his daughter was molested by her nanny, he used his political capital to pass some of the harshest laws against abusers. They’ve actually rendered some former offenders...

Happy Dog Takes on the World: Free Speech and Censorship in Turkey
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Politics & Public Policy

Tuesday, April 04, 2017, 6:30 p.m.

Happy Dog Takes on the World: Free Speech and Censorship in Turkey

The past decade has seen Turkey veer from the path of a democratizing Muslim nation to authoritarian consolidations of power under President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Beginning with the police crackdown on protests over the razing of Gezi Park in 2013...

FilmForum: Resistance is Life
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Tuesday, April 04, 2017, 5:50 p.m.

FilmForum: Resistance is Life

Headlines can prevent us from seeing the actual lives affected by catastrophe. One such life is a beautiful eight-year-old named Evlin. When ISIS attacked her village of Kobane in Syria, she and her family fled across the border to Turkey....

Embracing Civil, Human, and Women's Rights under a New Administration
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Tuesday, April 04, 2017, 12:00 p.m.

Embracing Civil, Human, and Women's Rights under a New Administration

During Barack Obama’s presidency, the Department of Justice was aggressive in pursuing the broadest interpretation of civil rights law, with government lawyers addressing cases involving transgender students, juvenile prisoners, gay rights, policing, and criminal justice, among others. President Donald J. Trump’s...

FilmForum: City of Joy
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Monday, April 03, 2017, 5:30 p.m.

FilmForum: City of Joy

War has been raging in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and women are caught in the crosshairs. Since the 1990s, militias have been fighting over the region’s rich, lucrative natural resources. Of their war tactics, rape runs rampant and is...

FilmForum: Food Evolution
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Sunday, April 02, 2017, 2:40 p.m.

FilmForum: Food Evolution

The reputation surrounding GMO foods paints a picture of chemically enhanced produce, pumped with steroids and other poisons, being conned into our children’s mouths. But what if we have it all wrong? Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson narrates this documentary, which...

FilmForum: A Revolution in Four Seasons
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Friday, March 31, 2017, 3:00 p.m.

FilmForum: A Revolution in Four Seasons

With the ousting of President Ben Ali in 2011, Tunisia lit the spark for the revolutionary Arab Spring that followed. Living abroad as a student at the time, director Jessie Deeter was inspired to document the movement. When she met...

How Philanthropy Created America, and Can Rescue Us Now
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Friday, March 31, 2017, 12:00 p.m.

How Philanthropy Created America, and Can Rescue Us Now

Philanthropy in America is a bursting, bubbling impulse that has vital effects on almost every sector of our society. Private action to solve public problems is one of the practices that most distinguishes the U.S. from other nations, and it...

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