When the delegates, conventioneers and media arrive in Cleveland for 2016 Republican National Convention, the conversation won't just be about politics. Local and visiting artists will be arriving, too, lending their perspectives on patriotism, free speech, equality, and freedom.
Cleveland - long known for its vibrant arts and culture scene - will be presenting an array of thought-provoking and relevant exhibits meant to stimulate the mind and encourage conversation on the topics and issues in this election year.
Join us at the Transformer Station in Hingetown for a series of free panel discussions on access and opportunity, inequality/(in)equity, and political identity and protest - and learn what these works tell us about ourselves, our community, and our connection and response to the political environment and the political discourse that shapes our nation.
and Panelists include:
Fred Bidwell, Principal, Bidwell Projects
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 of the most unpopular presidential candidates in history, what could happen during the general election? Will we see the emergence of a third major political party?
Join us for a conversation with national leaders on the upcoming Republican and Democratic National Conventions and on what is becoming one of the most unconventional presidential elections in American history.
Jim Gilmore, former Chair, Republican National Committee
Susan Page, Washington Bureau Chief, USA Today
David Wilhelm, former Chair, Democratic National Committee
This conversation will be moderated by Joh...
Both the Cleveland Play House and Karamu Theater are celebrating centennials this
year. That's 100 years of regional and community theater and everything in
between, helping our communities see and understand themselves in drama and
narrative. With genre-bending, envelope-pushing organizations like Cleveland
Public Theatre, and Broadway breakouts like Hamilton, the world of theater is
vastly different today than it was in 1916.
Join us for a conversation looking
at the evolving role of theater in our culture and our community.
Raymond Bobgan, Executive Artistic Director,
Cleveland Public Theatre
Laura Kepley, Artistic Director, Cleveland Play House
Tony Sias, Executive
Director, Karamu House
Dorothy Silver, actor; recipient, Cleveland Arts Prize; formerly of Karamu House, Cleveland State
University, and many other institutions
conversation will be moderated by ideastream's® Dee Perry, Host of Applause and
Sound of Applau...
In 1996, Ohio piloted its first school voucher program in Cleveland. Today, Ohio's statewide Educational Choice Scholarship (EdChoice) Program, created in 2005, provides students from underperforming public schools the opportunity to attend participating private schools. It's one of five voucher programs available in Ohio, the most of any state in the U.S.
Proponents of school vouchers assert that the programs allow students from low-income families the opportunity to attend high-performing schools they couldn't otherwise afford. Critics argue that school choice afforded by the vouchers hurts those students who remain public schools and drains resources from public education. Do voucher programs actually benefit the students they are designed to help?
Join us for a conversation with David N. Figlio, Ph.D., Orrington Lunt Professor of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University, on the performance of school voucher programs.
Cleveland’s identity is historically tied to the automobile industry, but due to a decline in the region’s automobile manufacturing, greater emphasis on health, and the worsening impacts of climate change, the city’s current dependence on gasoline-powered cars is unsustainable. But how can we imagine a future where transportation is sustainable, healthy, and equitable? And what plans are already unfolding to make this dream a reality?
Join Sustainable Cleveland as they welcome 10 innovators to present their work, ideas, and obsessions all around the topic of sustainable transportation.
This event is free and open to anyone interested in sustainable transportation in Cleveland.
Austin McGuan, Squire Patton Boggs, on Squire Patton Boggs...On the Bike Lane to Bike Friendliness
Allison Lukacsy, Architect and Community Projects Manager, City of Euclid, on Bus Stop Moves: Partnering Community Health with Public Transit