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Global Problem, Local Solution: Ohio’s Cities Leading on Climate Action
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Education

Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

Global Problem, Local Solution: Ohio’s Cities Leading on Climate Action

Virtual Forum

According to C40, a collaboration of 97 great cities of the world, cities occupy only two percent of the world’s landmass but consume two-thirds of the world’s energy and produce 70% of global CO2 emissions. Here in Ohio, many local leaders...

Examining Issue 24
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Politics & Public Policy

Friday, October 22, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

Examining Issue 24

In-Person Forum

On November 2nd, Cleveland voters will vote on Issue 24—a charter amendment that would bring significant changes to police accountability in the city. This very issue drew some of the starkest distinctions between candidates Justin Bibb and Kevin Kelley during...

Youth Forum: 100 Seconds to Midnight*
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Environment & Sustainability

Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

Youth Forum: 100 Seconds to Midnight*

Climate Change is Already Here. Now What?

*This program is not affiliated or endorsed by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, creators and managers of the Doomsday Clock. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists created the Doomsday Clock in 1947 as metaphorical gauge alerting humanity to how close...

Disinformation and Democracy: Civic Discourse in the Digital Age
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Politics & Public Policy

Friday, October 29, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

Disinformation and Democracy: Civic Discourse in the Digital Age

2021 City Club Annual Meeting

Our Annual Meeting and livestream will begin at 12:00pm; the forum and featured speaker will follow at 12:30pm. More than 150 years ago, Alexis de Tocqueville noted that it is easier for the public to accept a simple lie rather than...

Hope & Redemption: Fighting for Equity in America’s Legal System
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Social Justice

Friday, November 05, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

Hope & Redemption: Fighting for Equity in America’s Legal System

In-Person Forum

At 17 years old, Jarrett Adams was wrongfully convicted of sexual assault and sentenced to 18 years in a maximum security prison. He served 10 years before being exonerated with the help of the Wisconsin Innocence Project. Adams would then...

How Can We Collectively Work Towards a More Equitable Democracy?
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Local Matters

Friday, November 12, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

How Can We Collectively Work Towards a More Equitable Democracy?

The Barriers, Myths, and the State of Democracy

We’ve all seen the headlines regarding voter turnout in Cleveland. In September 2021, Cleveland’s primary election saw voter turnout increase from 2017 numbers, but still ran below a 20% turnout. Voting turnout was also alarmingly low for the latest 2020...

The World-Wide Reverberations of Jamaica’s 18th Century Slave Revolts
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Arts & Culture

Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

The World-Wide Reverberations of Jamaica’s 18th Century Slave Revolts

Virtual Forum

Novelist Marlon James and Historian Vincent Brown will crack open their ideas in a unique conversation centered on Jamaica. The island is a lynchpin in world history, and a wellspring of world culture. Both men won an Anisfield-Wolf Book Award...

Youth Forum: Reimagining Education Post-COVID-19
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Education

Thursday, November 18, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

Youth Forum: Reimagining Education Post-COVID-19

Virtual Forum

The year 2020 sparked massive change in education as a result of the pandemic, equal parts highlighting innovative ways of teaching kids as well as the ways in which education has fallen short. Prior to this year, the way in...

Planning for Justice
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Social Justice

Friday, November 19, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

Planning for Justice

Cuyahoga County is poised to build a new justice center--a construction project that is much more than just a new building. It's a unique opportunity to either create the conditions for criminal justice reform to truly take hold, or to...

The Ripple that Became a Tidal Wave: HIV/AIDS Activism and the Transformative Power of Safety Nets
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Healthcare

Tuesday, November 30, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

The Ripple that Became a Tidal Wave: HIV/AIDS Activism and the Transformative Power of Safety Nets

Virtual Forum

The remarkable conversion of HIV/AIDS from an inevitable death sentence to a manageable chronic illness is not only one of the most noteworthy medical achievements of the past forty years, but it is also a significant political and social achievement. Celeste...

The Good Fight: 30 years of Jewish leadership
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Other

Friday, December 10, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

The Good Fight: 30 years of Jewish leadership

For more than 30 years, David Harris has been leading the American Jewish Committee (AJC), one of the world's leading advocates for civil rights for Jews and a strong Jewish voice against discrimination of all kinds. As every era, these...

2022: The Year (Ahead) in Politics
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Politics & Public Policy

Friday, January 14, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

2022: The Year (Ahead) in Politics

In-Person Forum

There may not be a presidential race, but it's hard to overstate the significance of the political year ahead. It's not just that 2022 brings the usual statewide contests--Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, and so forth; Ohio has an...

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