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City Club Book Club
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Social Justice

Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

City Club Book Club

Good Kids, Bad City: A Story of Race and Wrongful Conviction in America

Join the City Club for the next installment in our Book Club series as we discuss Good Kids, Bad City: A Story of Race and Wrongful Conviction in America by Kyle Swenson. In the early 1970s, three African-American men―Wiley Bridgeman, Kwame...

Advocating for the Arts and Sciences
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Education

Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

Advocating for the Arts and Sciences

The Phi Beta Kappa Society (PBK) is the most prestigious academic honor society in the United States, known for championing education in the liberal arts and sciences, fostering freedom of thought, and recognizing academic excellence. Since its inception in 1776,...

2019 State of the City
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Politics & Public Policy

Thursday, March 28, 2019, 4:30 p.m.

2019 State of the City

Jamael Tito Brown was elected the 51st Mayor of the City of Youngstown on November 7th, 2017. During his campaign, he pledged to make Youngstown better by attracting more living-wage jobs and new innovative commerce, ensuring safety in all neighborhoods,...

FilmForum: The Pursuit
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Business & Economy

Thursday, March 28, 2019, 4:45 p.m.

FilmForum: The Pursuit

Award-winning economist Arthur Brooks places himself at the intersection of culture and politics in THE PURSUIT, a thought-provoking documentary exploring our global economy and its impact on the citizens of the world. The film travels the globe seeking understanding of...

Response and Responsibility: How to Address Grave Violence Beyond our Borders
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World Affairs

Friday, March 29, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

Response and Responsibility: How to Address Grave Violence Beyond our Borders

The Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide was the first human rights treaty adopted by the United Nations, on December 9, 1948. It embodies a collective determination to protect people from brutality and to prevent...

FilmForum: Decade of Fire
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Social Justice

Friday, March 29, 2019, 5:10 p.m.

FilmForum: Decade of Fire

The South Bronx smoldered for nearly ten years. In the 1970s, the New York City borough lost almost 80 percent of its housing to fires, displacing 250,000 residents from their homes. Once a thriving, integrated community of African American, Irish,...

FilmForum: A Girl Named C
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Social Justice

Saturday, March 30, 2019, 4:00 p.m.

FilmForum: A Girl Named C

One in four girls and one in six boys in America will experience sexual assault before the age of 18. While the numbers are staggering, these victims are anything but statistics. A GIRL NAMED C, a documentary illustrating the life-altering...

FilmForum: Hugh Hefner’s After Dark
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Arts & Culture

Sunday, March 31, 2019, 11:20 a.m.

FilmForum: Hugh Hefner’s After Dark

While the old joke that some men only read Playboy for the articles is told with sarcasm, the truth is there was more to the late Hugh Hefner’s work than just centerfolds. His full revolutionary impact is revealed in this...

FilmForum: Trust Machine: The Story of Blockchain
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Science, Technology & Innovation

Monday, April 01, 2019, 6:45 p.m.

FilmForum: Trust Machine: The Story of Blockchain

You may have heard the term cryptocurrency by now, but unless you’re a techie, you might be wondering how it works or what it’s even for. You’re not alone. Luckily, TRUST MACHINE: THE STORY OF BLOCKCHAIN—narrated by award-winning actress Rosario...

 Shifting Mindsets: The Promise of a Two-Generation Approach
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Social Justice

Tuesday, April 02, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

Shifting Mindsets: The Promise of a Two-Generation Approach

Two-generation approaches work with children and their parents simultaneously to harness a family's full potential for educational success and economic prosperity. It is fueled by advances in brain science and a recognition of the return on investment in early education...

FilmForum: Roll Red Roll
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Social Justice

Tuesday, April 02, 2019, 7:15 p.m.

FilmForum: Roll Red Roll

In August 2012, true crime blogger Alexandria Goddard read a brief headline about two high school football players charged with sexual assault in Steubenville, Ohio. A former local, Goddard knew the city revered its high school football team, and her...

Happy Dog Takes on the World
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World Affairs

Tuesday, April 02, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Happy Dog Takes on the World

Why — and How — Americans Should Care About the War in Yemen

For the last three years Yemen, one of the poorest Arab countries, has been devastated by a civil war that has killed nearly 10,000 people and pushed millions to the brink of starvation. Propelled by the Arab uprisings in 2011,...

Don't Label Me: And Other Tips for Healing a Polarized America
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Other

Wednesday, April 03, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

Don't Label Me: And Other Tips for Healing a Polarized America

It can be argued that fear of the “other” has become somewhat of a hallmark on American life. Nearly every day, we hear political leaders, pundits, and voters alternately express fear and concern about Muslims, progressives, young African-American men, refugees...

FilmForum: Right to Harm
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Environment & Sustainability

Thursday, April 04, 2019, 4:50 p.m.

FilmForum: Right to Harm

Directed by the team that brought us “Sustainable,” an essential rumination on the future of agriculture, Matt Wechsler and Annie Speicher follow in that film’s footsteps with RIGHT TO HARM. This time around, they are pointing the camera at factory...

Start By Believing: Why Preventing Sexual Violence Starts With Listening to Survivors
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Social Justice

Friday, April 05, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

Start By Believing: Why Preventing Sexual Violence Starts With Listening to Survivors

From the rise of the #MeToo movement to allegations against high-profile celebrities, public officials, priests and powerful business executives, sexual violence has never been more prominent in our national headlines. In the midst of these news stories, an unprecedented volume...

FilmForum: The Providers
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Healthcare

Friday, April 05, 2019, 4:25 p.m.

FilmForum: The Providers

The El Centro medical system covers 22,000 square miles of northern New Mexico, a largely rural and critically underserved area. While providing care regardless of condition or ability to pay, the system itself is at risk. Employees leave continuously, opting...

FilmForum: Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People
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Other

Saturday, April 06, 2019, 11:10 a.m.

FilmForum: Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People

At the height of the Gilded Age, a period of time plagued by corruption and unethical business practices, Joseph Pulitzer was a champion of the working people and immigrants. Being an immigrant from humble roots himself, he used the success...

ConstitutionALE
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Politics & Public Policy

Monday, April 08, 2019, 5:30 p.m.

ConstitutionALE

The First Amendment, Equality, and Religious Freedom

The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the...

CCMV Views & Brews
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Healthcare

Monday, April 08, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

CCMV Views & Brews

Tackling Racial Disparities in Infant and Maternal Health

According to recent government data, Black infants in America are now more than twice as likely to die as white infants — 11.3 per 1,000 Black babies, compared with 4.9 per 1,000 white babies. This tragedy is linked to another...

Senate Bill 3: The Next Step in Criminal Justice Reform?
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Politics & Public Policy

Friday, April 12, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

Senate Bill 3: The Next Step in Criminal Justice Reform?

Last November, Ohio voters failed to pass Issue 1, a constitutional amendment that would reduce penalties for certain drug offenders, taking on Ohio's opioid epidemic and large prison population. However, the measure — and it's defeat — did start a...

2019 State of the County
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Politics & Public Policy

Thursday, April 18, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

2019 State of the County

"Making our communities more livable, safe, and enjoyable will attract people to our region, encourage businesses to open, and boost our residents' quality of life." - 2018 State of the County address. Cuyahoga County is the largest county in the state...

Cracking the Culture Code
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Business & Economy

Friday, April 19, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

Cracking the Culture Code

Workplace culture has become a focal point of business development over the last two decades. Leaders of all types of organizations ― corporate, nonprofit, academic, and government ― desire highly efficient, highly productive teams that bring success. And creating the...

From Last to Leader: How Building Partnerships Between Education Researchers and Educators Helped Chicago Schools
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Education

Thursday, April 25, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

From Last to Leader: How Building Partnerships Between Education Researchers and Educators Helped Chicago Schools

In 1987, then-U.S. Secretary of Education William Bennett called Chicago Public Schools the worst public school system in America. Swift reforms followed, including the establishment of The University of Chicago (UChicago) Consortium on School Research which conducts research that informs...

Making Democracy Work: Restoring Civility and Bipartisanship
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Politics & Public Policy

Friday, April 26, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

Making Democracy Work: Restoring Civility and Bipartisanship

Frank LaRose took office as Ohio's 54th Secretary of State on January 14th, 2019. Prior to being elected to statewide office, he served two terms in the State Senate representing the 27th Senate District in northeast Ohio. As Ohio’s Secretary of...

2019 Law Day: Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society
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Politics & Public Policy

Wednesday, May 01, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

2019 Law Day: Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society

President Dwight Eisenhower established the first Law Day in 1958 to mark the nation's commitment to the rule of law. In 1961, Congress issued a joint resolution designating May 1 as the official date for celebrating Law Day, which is...

What Works and New Will: America Has Made Little Progress 50 Years After the Kerner Commission
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Social Justice

Thursday, May 09, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

What Works and New Will: America Has Made Little Progress 50 Years After the Kerner Commission

In February 1968, the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders – known as the Kerner Commission – concluded that America was heading toward “two societies, one black and one white, separate and unequal,” illustrating the country's economic and social division....

2019 State of Downtown
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Local Matters

Thursday, May 16, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

2019 State of Downtown

Development along Euclid Avenue between Playhouse Square and Public Square is nearing completion, providing a tangible model for Downtown Cleveland’s future. Known throughout our history as the heart of Downtown, Euclid Avenue has evolved from being home to Millionaires Row,...

College for All or College for Some?: Access, Equity, and Social Mobility
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Education

Monday, May 20, 2019, 5:30 p.m.

College for All or College for Some?: Access, Equity, and Social Mobility

Higher education is an important driver of social mobility—especially for first-generation and underrepresented populations. The Economic Mobility Project, an initiative of the Pew Charitable Trust, finds that 90 percent of low-income students who earn a college degree will achieve upward...

Remarks from Alex Johnson, Ph.D.
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Education

Friday, October 25, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

Remarks from Alex Johnson, Ph.D.

As president of Cuyahoga Community College, Dr. Alex Johnson focuses on strengthening the college’s 50-year mission of providing high-quality, accessibl, and affordable educational opportunities and services. Since becoming president in July 2013, he has instituted programs to strengthen access, equity, success...

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