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Featured Staff Pick A Conversation with Blitz Bazawule, Author, Rapper, and Director of THE COLOR PURPLE
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2023

A Conversation with Blitz Bazawule, Author, Rapper, and Director of THE COLOR PURPLE

A Special City Club Forum LIVE Broadcast at FutureLAND

Friday, October 06, 2023
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Mimi Ohio Theatre - Playhouse Square
  1511 Euclid Avenue Cleveland Cleveland, Ohio 44115

It's evident that Cleveland is positioning itself as a burgeoning technology and arts and culture hub, rapidly expanding its network of startups and visionary individuals. Still, there remains an imbalance in the accessibility to capital and growth prospects, particularly for BIPOC communities.

Ghanaian filmmaker, and Kent State University alum Blitz Bazawule, knows first-hand the challenges...

Connecting Across the World: Remarks from German Marshall Fund's Heather Conley
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World Affairs

Tuesday, October 24, 2023, 11:30 a.m.

Connecting Across the World: Remarks from German Marshall Fund's Heather Conley

At its core, the German Marshall Fund strives to champion democratic values and the transatlantic alliance by strengthening civil society, forging bold and innovative policy ideas, and developing a new generation of leaders to tackle global challenges. In fact, many...

Ohio Issue 1 Debate
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Politics & Public Policy

Friday, October 20, 2023, 11:30 a.m.

Ohio Issue 1 Debate

Direct questions from the audience can be submitted in advance of the debate HERE. When the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last year, it sent the issue of legalizing abortion back to the states. After the court’s decision, Ohio enacted...

Out of the Identity Trap
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Politics & Public Policy

Tuesday, October 17, 2023, 11:30 a.m.

Out of the Identity Trap

The phrases "woke" and "anti-woke" have entered the general lexicon in recent years, providing combative fodder to both sides of the debate, and fueling division in American discourse. But what are the origins and consequences of so-called “wokeness?" In Yascha Mounk's...

Systems Change in the Workforce
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Business & Economy

Friday, October 13, 2023, 11:30 a.m.

Systems Change in the Workforce

Systems change in workforce development is the collective efforts of employers, workers, talent developers, and other stakeholders to make a transformative impact and create opportunities for others in our community. It asks those in the work to go beyond traditional...

Disruptive Tech: The Unrecognizable New World of Tech and Culture
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Science, Technology & Innovation

Tuesday, October 10, 2023, 2:30 p.m.

Disruptive Tech: The Unrecognizable New World of Tech and Culture

This is a Special City Club event that will be hosted at All In for Tech Day at the Renaissance Hotel Ballroom from 2:30pm - 3:30pm. Please note this forum will not be livestreamed. To join us and hear from...

A Conversation with Blitz Bazawule, Author, Rapper, and Director of THE COLOR PURPLE
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Arts & Culture

Friday, October 06, 2023, 11:30 a.m.

A Conversation with Blitz Bazawule, Author, Rapper, and Director of THE COLOR PURPLE

It's evident that Cleveland is positioning itself as a burgeoning technology and arts and culture hub, rapidly expanding its network of startups and visionary individuals. Still, there remains an imbalance in the accessibility to capital and growth prospects, particularly for...

Dream Town: Shaker Heights and the Quest for Racial Equity
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Social Justice

Thursday, October 05, 2023, 11:30 a.m.

Dream Town: Shaker Heights and the Quest for Racial Equity

In 1955, the integration of a lily white Cleveland suburb began with one Black family and an unexpected response from that family's new neighbors. While some had responded with the racism and bigotry common to that era, the neighbors welcomed...

Happy Dog Takes On Independent Venues
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Local Matters

Wednesday, October 04, 2023, 7:30 p.m.

Happy Dog Takes On Independent Venues

For many small to medium-sized arts venues, the last few years were some of the toughest to navigate. The COVID-19 pandemic, supply chain struggles, and the contracting of the global economy all played a part. Many venues struggled to stay...

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