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Featured Staff Pick For the Love of Cleveland: The Geography of Gentrification
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Tuesday, July 11, 2017
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Cleveland Public Square
  1 Public Square Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Gentrification has become a point of contention among urban planners. Some argue that benefits of gentrification far outweigh the drawbacks, especially in mid-sized cities. Others argue that gentrification primarily occurs in mostly white neighborhoods, leaving minority neighborhoods mired in poverty.

Glenville, a historically African-American community, is poised for gentrification. It’s proximity to the cultural attractions of University Circle, Case Western Reserve...

LinkedIn and the Future of Work
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Business & Economy

Friday, September 29, 2017, 12:00 p.m.

LinkedIn and the Future of Work

Seventy nine percent of Americans who have looked for work in the last two years utilized online resources. Looming large is LinkedIn which consists of nearly 500 million registered users in 200 countries and territories. There are many issues facing...

2017 State of the Schools
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Education

Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 12:00 p.m.

2017 State of the Schools

In November 2016, the city of Cleveland voted overwhelmingly to renew the 15-mill levy that funded the first four years of The Cleveland Plan. The last five State of the Schools addresses have focused on the progress the Cleveland Metropolitan...

Dinner + Dialogue: Innovation in Urban Education
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Education

Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 5:00 p.m.

Dinner + Dialogue: Innovation in Urban Education

The future of urban public education is the subject of much debate at the federal, state, and local levels. As the economic divide between the rich and poor continues to deepen, the ability to guarantee quality education of many low-income...

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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Social Justice

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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Social Justice

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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Social Justice

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...

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