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Ride and Learn: The Future of Fairfax
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Bike Ride and Panel Discussion

Thursday, August 22, 2019, 5:30 p.m.

Ride and Learn: The Future of Fairfax

This year marks a pivotal year for the Fairfax neighborhood as it nears the end of a five-year strategic investment plan—and the dawn of a renaissance that’s been in the works for close to two decades with Fairfax Renaissance Development...

We Said Yes! What's Next?
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Education

Friday, August 23, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

We Said Yes! What's Next?

This forum is sold out. For questions or to be added to the wait list, please call the front desk at 216.621.0082. In January, Cleveland was selected by Say Yes to Education, a national nonprofit organization that works to make college...

We Want to Do More than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching
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Education

Friday, September 06, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

We Want to Do More than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching

There is increasing evidence that students have better academic performance when they are taught by teachers of the same race. However, in the United States where most public school students are not white, they are taught, most often, by teachers...

CCMV Views & Brews
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World Affairs

Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

CCMV Views & Brews

Separation of Roots and State: Where Are They Now?

Every year, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), in partnership with Arts Midwest, issues the NEA Big Read grant in hopes to broaden our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good...

Cultivating Social Justice Through the Arts
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Social Justice

Friday, September 13, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

Cultivating Social Justice Through the Arts

Located in Seattle's Chinatown-International District, the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience is nationally recognized for its work in creating dynamic, community-driven exhibitions and programs that explore the history, culture, and art of all Asian Pacific Islanders. Founded...

2019 Constitution Day Forum
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Politics & Public Policy

Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

2019 Constitution Day Forum

At the 2016 Democratic National Convention, Khizr Khan delivered a seven minute speech that reverberated across America — and caused sales of pocket U.S. Constitutions to soar. Since then, Khan has authored two books and, through his public speeches on...

Shifting Suburbs: Challenges and Opportunities Facing Cleveland's Inner Ring
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Local Matters

Friday, September 20, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

Shifting Suburbs: Challenges and Opportunities Facing Cleveland's Inner Ring

Neither fully urban nor completely suburban, America’s older, inner-ring, “first” suburbs are facing a unique set of challenges including job and industry loss, a declining tax base, aging populations, and outmoded housing and commercial buildings. The 20 inner ring suburbs...

2019 State of the Schools
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Education

Thursday, September 26, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

2019 State of the Schools

In January, Cleveland was selected by Say Yes to Education, a national nonprofit organization that works to make college affordable, as the next site for its community efforts. It was another success for Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) and The...

Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America’s Soul
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Social Justice

Friday, September 27, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America’s Soul

2019 marks the 400th anniversary of the beginning of forced migration of Africans to North America, serving as the start of America's complicated history of indentured servitude, slavery, and structural inequity that reverberates today. As America grew and flourished, the conflict...

The Impossible Presidency: The Rise and Fall of America’s Highest Office
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Politics & Public Policy

Friday, October 04, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

The Impossible Presidency: The Rise and Fall of America’s Highest Office

Throughout history, the American presidency was — and arguably still is — the most powerful office in the world. In The Impossible Presidency, historian Jeremi Suri charts the rise and fall of the America's highest office from the limited role...

Coming Out and Coming Back: Building Respect and Acceptance in the Workplace
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Social Justice

Friday, October 11, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

Coming Out and Coming Back: Building Respect and Acceptance in the Workplace

This forum is sold out. For questions or concerns, contact Tiffany France at 216.350.5571. Billy Bean is the only openly gay current or former Major League Baseball (MLB) player alive today. From 1987 to 1995, he played for the Detroit Tigers,...

Meet Author Samantha Power
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Politics & Public Policy

Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

Meet Author Samantha Power

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and Pulitzer Prize winner Samantha Power will visit to discuss her new memoir, The Education of an Idealist. Samantha Power is the Anna Lindh Professor of the Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy...

Transatlantic Trends: Ties and Transactionalism in a Time of Trump
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World Affairs

Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

Transatlantic Trends: Ties and Transactionalism in a Time of Trump

Is democracy an endangered species? It certainly faces increasing threats around the globe. After the fall of communism, political scientists agreed that nations generally evolved towards democracy. As markets opened and capitalism spread, democracy’s emergence was thought to be inevitable....

Making A Difference Through Education: A Broader and Bolder Approach to School Reform
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Education

Thursday, October 17, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

Making A Difference Through Education: A Broader and Bolder Approach to School Reform

Students from low-income families typically experience a variety of pressures outside of school that influence their academic performance within school. Poor health and nutrition, concerns related to violence and crime, and housing instability are just some of the issues...

For the People, by the People, in a Digital Age
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Science, Technology & Innovation

Friday, October 18, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

For the People, by the People, in a Digital Age

Can technology be a force for good — in government? Jennifer Pahlka, Founder and Executive Director of Code for America (CfA), thinks so. Described by The Washington Post as “the technology world’s equivalent of the Peace Corps or Teach for...

Remarks from Attorney General Dave Yost
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Local Matters

Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

Remarks from Attorney General Dave Yost

Dave Yost became Ohio’s 51st Attorney General on January 14, 2019, bringing to the office his extensive experience rooting out fraud, holding the corrupt accountable, and reforming government. After working as a Columbus Citizen Journal reporter, he began his public...

Ohio's Transportation Future
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Local Matters

Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

Ohio's Transportation Future

Earlier this year, state lawmakers and Governor Mike DeWine approved a 10.5-cent-per-gallon increase in gas and a 19-cent-per gallon increase in diesel as part of Ohio's revised transportation budget. The tax went into effect on July 1. The higher gas tax...

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.

Opened in 1963, Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) is Ohio's first community college and remains one of the state's largest community colleges, serving more than 51,000 students each year. To date, more than 900,000 county residents have come through Tri-C's doors. As...

Desk 88: Eight Progressive Senators that Changed America
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Politics & Public Policy

Friday, November 08, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

Desk 88: Eight Progressive Senators that Changed America

Since his election to the U.S. Senate in 2006, Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown has sat on the Senate floor at a mahogany desk with a unique history. In his newest book, Desk 88, he tells the story of eight of...

The New American City: The Big Promise of our Midsize Metros
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Politics & Public Policy

Friday, November 15, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

The New American City: The Big Promise of our Midsize Metros

Mick Cornett is the longest-serving Mayor of Oklahoma City and is credited with its transformation from a forgettable city in "flyover country" to one of America's most dynamic midsized cities. During his time in office, Newsweek called him one of the...

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