Recent terrorist attacks in Paris, France; Aden, Yemen; San Bernardino, California, and at least seven other cities have been linked to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), fueling worldwide terror alerts and fear. After the attacks in California, presidential candidate Donald Trump called for a ban on Muslims entering the U.S. Recent polls indicate a segment of Americans support such a ban, illustrating the continued association between Islam and terrorism.
Join us for a conversation with Daisy Khan, Founder and Executive Director of the Women's Islamic Initiative in Spirituality and Equality (WISE), on the truths of Islam, the origin of ISIS, and how to fight extremist views held by terrorist groups.
Tickets: $20 members/$35 nonmembers
Mary Anne Schmitt-Carey is President of Say Yes to Education. Say Yes is a national nonprofit that galvanizes communities by partnering with them to help give every public high school graduate access to a college or other post-secondary scholarship. Say Yes also works with communities to set milestones along the pathway to post-secondary readiness, and to organize and deliver supports and services intended to eliminate predictable barriers to achievement, particularly for students from low-income backgrounds.
For six years, Schmitt-Carey was President and Chief Executive Officer of New American Schools, which merged with American Institutes for Research, helping that nonprofit grow from a pilot to the model for Comprehensive School Reform, a national school improvement program.
She was previously Director of the Goals 2000 Community Project at the U.S. Department of Education, where she created and managed a support network for communities seeking to improve education.&nbs...
some inspiration for your new year’s reading list? Join the City Club, Cal Zunt, of the Notable Books Council of the
American Library Association, and Karen R.
Long, Manager, Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, for a fun and lively
discussion of 2015’s must-read titles. We will highlight two standout
non-fiction and two stand-out fiction books before we open up the floor to
discussion on 2015’s highlights. We will close the night with our traditional
Q&A and a book raffle. No pre-reading or homework required!
Location: The Happy Dog, 5801 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, 44102
p.m. Doors open
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8:45 p.m. Event ends
This is a free event and no registration is needed.
Northeast Ohio is experiencing a generational turnover in the world of transportation and community planning. Some of the newer leaders of public planning agencies see their job as one of not only preserving and enhancing community assets designed over the last century, but also fixing the impact of past decisions that haven’t worked out well, while also planning for sustainability and growth. This is a divergence from the past when planning was primarily focused on growth.
To kick off 2016, join us for a dialogue with Grace Gallucci, Executive Director of the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency, Metropolitan Planning Agency for Greater Cleveland, and Jason A. Segedy, Director of Planning and Urban Development for the City of Akron. These Gen-Xers lead the two public agencies responsible for overseeing all federal transportation spending in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Summit and Portage counties. We'll talk about how our communities are working for their...
David Brock is an author and Democratic activist who switched allegiances after spending years as a conservative writer, playing a central role in unearthing Clinton controversies.
In 2004, Brock founded Media Matters, a liberal-leaning, not-for-profit media watchdog organization. Following the 2010 elections, Brock founded the Democratic SuperPAC American Bridge, which is one of the largest modern campaign war rooms ever assembled using research, tracking, and rapid response to defeat Republicans.
He is the author of five books, including his 2002 best-selling memoir, Blinded by the Right: The Conscience of an Ex-Conservative, and Killing the Messenger: The Plot to Derail Hillary and Hijak Your Government, his most current book. His writing have appeared in USA Today, CNN.com, the Huffington Post, The Daily Beast and Salon.
Tickets: $20 members/$35 nonmembers