Today in America, and here in Northeast Ohio, the circumstances of your birth too often predict the opportunities you have in life. Children growing up in low-income neighborhoods – where in Cleveland more than half of all people under 18 live in poverty - experience vastly different academic outcomes than those growing up in more affluent neighborhoods. These systemic inequities disproportionately impact children of color, who are almost two times more likely to be born into poverty than white children. These minority students now make up half of all students in American public schools and bear the additional weight of historical and present-day racial bias and discrimination. Arguably, our public education system is not equipped to empower children with the tools to overcome these barriers or to help them fulfill their potential to lead and shape our increasingly dynamic, interconnected world. Public awareness of educational inequity has increased substa...
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), one in four people will be affected by a mental illness or neurological disorder during their lifetime. Currently, more than 450 million people worldwide suffer from a mental illness, making it a leading contributor to the global burden of disease. Despite this, there is little action by global or national policy makers to implement the interventions which are known to help people recover. Join us for a conversation with Vikram Patel, Ph.D., international mental health advocate, the Pershing Square Professor of Global Health at Harvard University, and one of the 2015 TIME 100, on how the global health community can address the stigma associated with mental illness. Location: Junior Ballroom, Global Center for Health Innovation 1 St. Clair Ave. NE Cleveland, OH 44114 Tickets: $20 membe...
In 2018, Ohio will elect new statewide officer holders. Leading up to the election, the City Club will be hosting conversations with candidates seeking statewide office. Joe Schiavoni has represented the 33rd Senate District in the State House - encompassing Columbiana and Mahoning Counties, including Youngstown - since 2008 when he was appointed to a vacant seat. In 2013, Senator Schiavoni was unanimously elected Democratic Leader of the Senate after serving two years as Assistant Senate Democratic Leader. On March 1, 2017, Senator Schiavoni was the first Democratic candidate to announce his candidacy
for Governor. While in office, Senator Schiavoni worked to improve water infrastructure and increase K-12 funding. He is also a member of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Mahoning Valley, the Mahoning County Bar Association, Curbstone Coaches, the local Farm Bureau, Boardman Civic Association, Italian-American Education Foundation, and the Legends of Leather B...
Nationally, bike trips of all types have more than doubled between 2001 and 2009. In addition, bike commuting has grown 47 percent over the past decade, with large cities seeing 73 percent growth. Cycling for transportation is still most common among low income Americans, with 49 percent of bike commuters earning less than $25,000 per year according to a Kinder Institute for Urban Research analysis of 2010 Census data. Such findings carry significant roadway design implications. According to a 2016 research study conducted by the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), of the 60 percent of Americans who are “interested in riding," fear of traffic injury was a main reason preventing them from increased biking. However, eighty-one percent said they would feel comfortable riding on a street with a physically separated bike lane. Cleveland’s proposed, city-wide Midway Protected Bike Boulevard Network would provide a separated bike lane for rid...
At the City Club, we love books. And authors. And speeches by authors. We know you do, too. So, at the urging of our members, we decided to create a (Pilot) City Club book club where we read and discuss the books that are featured at City Club forums.
We begin with Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America by Yale law professor James Foreman, Jr. He spoke at the City Club for our annual Law Day forum on May 5.
Interested in reading and discussing the themes in the book? Join us for our first book club lunch on:
Locking up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America
James Forman, Jr., Professor of Law, Yale Law School
Monday, May 22, 2017 - Noon
The City Club
$5 for lunch and conversation
Spots are reserved on a first come, first serve basis
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your spot