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2021 State of the Schools
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Education

Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

2021 State of the Schools

In-Person Forum

This forum is sold out. Please contact Tiffany France at (216) 350-5571 or tfrance@cityclub.org for more information. Join us for the annual tradition of hearing from CMSD CEO Eric S. Gordon, leader of the region's largest public school district — a...

From Policy to Progress: Partnering to Create Equitable Community Development
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Business & Economy

Friday, September 24, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

From Policy to Progress: Partnering to Create Equitable Community Development

The influx of federal funds amid the coronavirus pandemic has reminded us of the power of a robust response to crisis, but funding is just one way government, policymakers, philanthropists and other organizations can influence how communities evolve. Thoughtful policy...

Giving Power to Community Voice
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Local Matters

Friday, October 01, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

Giving Power to Community Voice

Philanthropy has a bit of a reputation problem, according to some recent City Club speakers. Authors Anand Ghirdardas (Winners Take All) and Edgar Villanueva (Decolonizing Wealth) both pointed out the top-down way in which philanthropic institutions around the country have...

Preparing for the Jobs of Tomorrow
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Business & Economy

Friday, October 08, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

Preparing for the Jobs of Tomorrow

Businesses in sectors like hospitality and retail are experiencing some of the highest labor shortages in decades. While traditional workforce systems help individuals learn new skills for in-demand jobs, experts are saying that skills alone won’t address the challenges before...

League Leaders: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the NBA and WNBA
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Social Justice

Friday, October 15, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

League Leaders: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the NBA and WNBA

In-Person Forum

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) have been leaders among professional sports leagues in addressing issues of inequality and social justice. Their players have been broadly outspoken on topics ranging from mental health to police...

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

More than 150 years ago, Alexis de Tocqueville noted that it is easier for the public to accept a simple lie rather than a complex truth. With the advent of digital and social media and today’s diverse, highly polarized society,...

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...

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...

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