In celebration of its 200 years, Trinity Cathedral is pleased to present a bicentennial speakers series featuring nationally renowned thought leaders in the beautiful nave of the cathedral. Held throughout the 2016-2017 program year, these intimate forums will be geared toward an intergenerational audience. Speakers will cast a vision for an inclusive future where divisions are overcome by affirming abundance in the midst of scarcity, faith in the context of pluralism, and unity in a world of diversity.
Join us for the second event in Trinity Cathedral's A Future that Belongs to Us All national speaker series, a conversation with Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, Founder and Chairman of the Cordoba House, and The Very Rev. Tracey Lind, Dean of Trinity Cathedral.
Location: Trinity Cathedral
2230 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Education has largely been termed “the great equalizer,” but increasingly different communities are providing vastly divergent educational experiences for their students. Whether determined by race, gender, and/or socioeconomic status, various gaps remain in providing quality, accessible education. Fifty years ago, the black-white achievement gap was 1.5 times larger than the income gap; today, the the income gap exceeds the black-white achievement gap by nearly two times. This disparity has ballooned so much that the gap between low and high income (10th and 90th percentile income families, respectively) is about 30 to 40 percent larger for children born in 2001 than it was for children born in 1976.
Schools are also increasingly segregated: only 17.1 percent of white students attend a school where minorities make up at least half of students and over 75 percent of Hispanic and African-American students attend majority-minority schools. Simultaneously, U.S. public schools are mo...
one year ago, The
Plain Dealer began a series chronicling Cleveland's legacy of lead poising and how it connected with
current concerns about education and violence among youth. The problem isn't
new. Since 2000, approximately 40,000 children in Cuyahoga County suffered from
lead poisoning; 80 percent of them lived in the city of Cleveland.
health crisis not unique to Cleveland. According to the U.S. Department ofHousing and Urban Development (HUD), 37 million homes and apartments, most in poor, urban areas subject to decades
of housing discrimination, still contain some lead paint in walls and woodwork.
Lack of funding - both to eliminate lead paint in homes and to test children
and adults exposed to lead - is cited as the reason this problem remains
efforts are underway to combat lead poisoning in Cleveland? What can we learn
from successful programs in other cities? Join us for a conversation with
Online reservations for this event are now closed. Call (216) 621-0082 for ticket availability.
Portman (R) and Ted Strickland (D), candidates for the Ohio U.S. Senate,
participate in a debate moderated by WEWS-TV anchor Danita Harris and Statehouse News Bureau Chief Karen Kasler.
Location: Westfield Insurance Studio Theatre
The Idea Center® at PlayhouseSquare
1375 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
are free (limit two per person) and registration is required.
This program has been cancelled. Please call our office at (216) 621-0082 if you have any questions.
Three seats on the Ohio Supreme Court are on this year's general election ballot. One, the seat occupied by Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor, is unopposed; the other two seats are contested. Once elected, justices serve a six-year term. Currently, the Republicans have a 6-1 majority in the court.
Join us for a conversation with Ohio Supreme Court candidates Judge John O'Donnell (D), and Judge Cynthia Rice (D), moderated by Tucker Ellis attorney Brandon Cox.
The other candidates in this race declined to participate.
Tickets: $20 members/$35 nonmembers