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Ballots and Bullets: Cleveland's Role in the Civil Rights Movement
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Local Matters

Friday, July 20, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

Ballots and Bullets: Cleveland's Role in the Civil Rights Movement

Cleveland played a critical role in the civil rights movement, intersecting with some of the most important African American figures of the time. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. raised money for bail during his Birmingham campaign in the spring of...

Help Wanted: Tackling the IT Talent Gap
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Business & Economy

Friday, July 27, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

Help Wanted: Tackling the IT Talent Gap

The United States is experiencing a rapid and profound transition from an industrial economy to a digital, global, and knowledge-based and service-based economy. Like much of America, our city and region has struggled with this economic transition. The Two Tomorrows,...

In Print and In Decline: A Crisis for Democracy?
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Other

Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

In Print and In Decline: A Crisis for Democracy?

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Cleveland’s first newspaper, The Cleaveland Gazette & Commercial Register. It shuttered just two years later, but it, along with Cleveland's rising population during the 19th century, paved the...

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry
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Arts & Culture

Friday, August 03, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry

Clevelander Dave Lucas became the Ohio Poet Laureate in January 2018. Lucas succeeds Dr. Amit Majmudar of Columbus, the state's first poet laureate after Governor Kasich created the position in 2014. As poet laureate, part of Lucas' mission is to...

Happy Dog Takes on the World: The End of Pax Americana?
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World Affairs

Tuesday, August 07, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Happy Dog Takes on the World: The End of Pax Americana?

"Pax Americana" commonly refers to the decades of relative peace experienced amongst the world's most powerful nations after World War II. This peace is often attributed to the United States' stability, economic strength, and preponderance of power - and, arguably,...

Parched: How to Prevent a Day Zero in Cleveland
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Environment & Sustainability

Thursday, August 09, 2018, 6:00 p.m.

Parched: How to Prevent a Day Zero in Cleveland

Cape Town, South Africa, one of Africa's most affluent cities, may be the first city in the world to run out of municipal water. Population growth, overdevelopment, and climate change, coupled with rising inequality and political dysfunction, have converged to...

From N/A to B.A.: Creating Success for First Generation College Students
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Education

Friday, August 10, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

From N/A to B.A.: Creating Success for First Generation College Students

There are many hurdles to obtaining a college degree - and some occur before a student even steps foot on campus. Between the applications, visits, tests and tutors, applying to college can cost hundreds to thousands of dollars. If the...

2018 State of the Great Lakes: The Perils of Micro Pollution
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Environment & Sustainability

Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

2018 State of the Great Lakes: The Perils of Micro Pollution

The mention of pollution in our lakes, rivers, and oceans often evokes images of sea turtles trapped in the plastic rings that bind aluminum cans together. But while traveling "garbage patches" affect our ocean's, fish, and wildlife, the Great Lakes...

Ohio's Next Step to Modernize Medicaid: the Behavioral Health Redesign
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Healthcare

Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

Ohio's Next Step to Modernize Medicaid: the Behavioral Health Redesign

Today in Ohio, more than 400,000 adults and children receive behavioral health services - encompassing both mental health and substance use services - at a cost of approximately $900 million. Furthermore, Medicaid members needing treatment for mental health or substance...

The View from Inside: Ohio's Prisons Chief on Re-entry and Criminal Justice Reform
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Social Justice

Friday, August 17, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

The View from Inside: Ohio's Prisons Chief on Re-entry and Criminal Justice Reform

Gary C. Mohr has helmed Ohio's prison system since 2011, when he was appointed by Governor John Kasich. His 43 year career in corrections began in a classroom at the Marion Correctional Institution and since then, he has consistently approached...

Remarks from The Honorable Eric Garcetti
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Politics & Public Policy

Friday, September 07, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

Remarks from The Honorable Eric Garcetti

The Honorable Eric Garcetti was re-elected in 2017 as the 42nd Mayor of Los Angeles with a record-breaking 81 percent of the vote. He is the chief executive of a municipal government comprising dozens of city departments serving 4 million...

ConstitutionALE: Reaching Consensus on the Census
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Politics & Public Policy

Monday, September 10, 2018, 5:30 p.m.

ConstitutionALE: Reaching Consensus on the Census

On May 14, we debuted our ConstitutionALE series with a forum on gerrymandering. Nearly all the audience questions pertained to the effect the 2020 census will have on representation and the future drawing of districts - and so our next...

The Idea of Israel
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World Affairs

Friday, September 14, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

The Idea of Israel

Since Israel's establishment in 1948, it has drawn on Zionism, the movement behind its creation, to provide a sense of self and political direction. Zionists believe Judaism is both a nationality and a religion - and that the Jews deserve...

2018 State of the Schools
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Education

Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

2018 State of the Schools

In November 2016, residents of the city of Cleveland voted overwhelmingly to renew the 15-mill levy that funded The Cleveland Plan. The last six State of the Schools addresses have focused on the progress the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD)...

The Role of Women in Peace and Security
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World Affairs

Friday, September 21, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

The Role of Women in Peace and Security

This October marks 18 years since the passing of the United Nations (UN) Security Council Resolution 1325 which reminded the world of the particular toll that conflict takes on women and girls, and of the vital role that they often...

But What About the Children? Why Revitalizing Cities Starts with Our Children and Youth
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Education

Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

But What About the Children? Why Revitalizing Cities Starts with Our Children and Youth

When asked what contributes to the success of a city, many will point to sustainable economic development, strong local government, multi-modal transportation options, investment in technology, and quality public education. Of those, nothing sparks more debate than how to improve...

Life and Literature of N. Scott Momaday
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Arts & Culture

Friday, September 28, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

Life and Literature of N. Scott Momaday

N. Scott Momaday, a writer, teacher, artist and storyteller, has devoted much of his life to safeguarding oral tradition and other aspects of Indian culture. He was born a Kiowa in Oklahoma and grew up in the Indian southwest. He...

Universities, Education, and Free Expression
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Education

Wednesday, October 03, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

Universities, Education, and Free Expression

Over the last several years, the debate over free speech on college and university campuses has become the dominant issue facing higher education. Reports of the implementation of university speech codes and trigger warning policies, commencement speaker "dis-invitations," and protests,...

Jobs for All? Disruption and the Future of Work
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Business & Economy

Friday, October 05, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

Jobs for All? Disruption and the Future of Work

In 2017. nearly two million new jobs were created and the unemployment rate fell to a 17-year low of 4.1 percent. However, those numbers don't tell the whole story - and jobs and job creation remain a leading concern for...

We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights
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Politics & Public Policy

Friday, October 19, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights

Three recent Supreme Court decisions, Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission, Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., and Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, have bought the issue of corporate rights to the forefront of our national consciousness....

Dementia from the Inside Out
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Healthcare

Friday, November 30, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

Dementia from the Inside Out

On November 8, 2016, the Very Rev. Tracey Lind was diagnosed with early stage frontotemporal dementia, a form of early-onset dementia that affects communication and language, memory and mobility. On January 29, 2017, she delivered her last sermon at Trinity...

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