Cleveland's public hospital system is in the process of transforming its main campus. The MetroHealth System will spend hundreds of millions of dollars on improvements to its 52-acre campus and continue working with community partners to improve the entire West 25th Street Corridor. And when hospital leaders talk about the project, they typically go beyond bricks and mortar, and even beyond economic development. They talk about a healthier community, lower infant mortality rates, improved outcomes for citizens, along with jobs and a better looking neighborhood. What will it take to revive and revitalize a community? Who are the players? What role do corporations and anchor institutions play? And how do you pursue relationships that catalyze all facets of the project?
Join us for a conversation with Akram Boutros, M.D., President and CEO of The MetroHealth System, and Councilman Joe Cimperman on current efforts underway to revitalize Cleveland's west side.
It's no secret that the current momentum of Downtown Cleveland has prepared us for the Republican National Convention (RNC) in July 2016. How best can we leverage the international spotlight to attract new and current assets to the city's urban core?
In celebration of Downtown Cleveland Alliance's 10th anniversary, join us for the reveal of the 2016 State of Downtown report and a conversation with civic leaders from Denver and Philadelphia as they share their experiences in the international spotlight.
Tamara Door, President & CEO, Downtown Denver Partnership, Inc.
Paul R. Levy, President & CEO, Center City District
Joseph A. Marinucci, President & CEO, Downtown Cleveland Alliance
This discussion will be moderated by ideastream reporter/producer Darrielle Snipes.
Tickets: $30 members/$45 nonmembers
mark President William McKinley's 1896 victory over William Jennings Bryan as
ending a period of political gridlock similar to the one we're now living
through. His election brought on a period of political reform and GOP dominance
that lasted more than three decades. One of America's best known political
strategists - Karl Rove - tells this election's story in his new book, The Triumph of William McKinley: Why the Election of
1896 Still Matters.
us for a conversation with Rove on President McKinley, the GOP, and the
politics of yesterday, today, and
Tickets: $20 members/$35 nonmembers
Known as a passionate new voice in American politics, U.S. Senator Cory Booker will visit to discuss his book, United: Thoughts on Finding Common Ground and Advancing the Common Good.
Booker was elected mayor of Newark, New Jersey in 2006, and for more than seven years was the public face of an American city that had gone decades with too little positive national attention and investment. In 2013, he became the first African American elected to represent New Jersey in the U.S. Senate and only the 21st person in American history to ascend directly from mayor to senator.
In United, Booker writes about the issues he cares about most deeply, including race, equality and economic justice, and makes the case that compassion and solidarity must guide our nation toward a brighter future.
Books will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of Mac's Backs on Coventry.
Location: Parma-Snow Library Auditorium
Until the 1980s, Americans generally expressed a neutral view of the opposing political party. This has changed dramatically as the country has moved toward hyper-partisanship. A 2014 Stanford University study found that politics - not race - is becoming the deepest divide in America. And, it can be argued that our political leaders are the ones responsible for this shift, often directing hostility to the opposing party and refusing to work collaboratively across party lines to solve problems.
In President Obama's final State of the Union address, he acknowledged the growing divide between Republicans, Democrats, and Independents: "It's one of the few regrets of my presidency - that the rancor and suspicion between the parties has gotten worse instead of better." As we prepare to elect the next President, how can we urge our political leaders to abandon the hyper-partisan viewpoint and find common ground?
Join us for a conversation with Nancy Jacobson, Fo...