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For the Love of Cleveland
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Environment & Sustainability

Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

For the Love of Cleveland

Air: Breathing Life into Tomorrow

According to a recent report from the American Lung Association, Cuyahoga County is the 9th most polluted area in the country for annual particle pollution and received an F rating for the number of ozone days. Both ozone and particle...

Decolonizing Wealth
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Social Justice

Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

Decolonizing Wealth

What if we could use wealth to heal rather than cause further harm? What if money was spent trying out concepts that shatter current structures and systems that have turned much of the world into one vast market? This is the...

Remarks from The Honorable Karen Freeman-Wilson
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Politics & Public Policy

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

Remarks from The Honorable Karen Freeman-Wilson

The Honorable Karen Freeman-Wilson has served as the mayor of Gary, Indiana, since 2012 when she became the first woman to lead the city of Gary and the first African-American woman mayor in the state of Indiana. She is also...

For the Love of Cleveland
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Environment & Sustainability

Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

For the Love of Cleveland

Fire: Heating Up to 100% Renewables

After President Trump indicated he would withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Accord, a group of nearly 200 mayors, including Mayor Frank G. Jackson, joined the Mayors National Climate Action Agenda and committed themselves to the climate goals...

Remarks from Calvin Gladney
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Environment & Sustainability

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

Remarks from Calvin Gladney

June 22, 2019 marked the 50th anniversary of the Cuyahoga River fire of 1969. This fire was by no means the first fire on the river (at least 12 others were reported prior to that) or even the biggest (the...

City Circulation: Cleveland’s New Mobility Conversation
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Local Matters

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

City Circulation: Cleveland’s New Mobility Conversation

Mobility and transit have inspired many poignant conversations around Cleveland, taking place in homes, classrooms, and even many times at the City Club. As we continue to grapple with efficiency and meaning around transportation and community building, a new concept...

Closing the Gap: Building Opportunity in the Valley
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Business & Economy

Thursday, August 01, 2019, 5:30 p.m.

Closing the Gap: Building Opportunity in the Valley

For decades, the United States was considered the land of opportunity: a place where hard work resulted in educational opportunities and a job that paid a livable wage, offered opportunities for advancement, and included affordable healthcare. Today, that vision is being...

 Help Wanted: Building Opportunity in Today's Labor Market
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Business & Economy

Friday, August 02, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

Help Wanted: Building Opportunity in Today's Labor Market

For decades, the United States was considered the land of opportunity: a place where hard work resulted in educational opportunities and a job that paid a livable wage, offered opportunities for advancement, and included affordable healthcare. Today, that vision is being...

Beyond the Field
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Business & Economy

Friday, August 09, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

Beyond the Field

A Conversation with Dee Haslam

Dee Haslam and husband Jimmy are rising leaders in professional sports serving as co-owners of both the Cleveland Browns and the Columbus Crew. Haslam is one of eight women with primary ownership of an NFL team and is the first...

No Debate About It: The Future of Political Debates
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Politics & Public Policy

Monday, August 12, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

No Debate About It: The Future of Political Debates

Political debate has become an expected part of the American political fabric at all levels. And yet, over the last decade, debates among candidates seeking political office has declined. The proliferation of social media, cable news, and other online platforms...

Missing in Action: The Future of Black Leadership in Cleveland
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Local Matters

Friday, August 16, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

Missing in Action: The Future of Black Leadership in Cleveland

Questions over the future of Cleveland's leadership have permeated the dialogue over the last several months. Many have called attention to the lack of diversity in corporate, nonprofit, and civic leadership in organizations throughout the region and demanded change. In June,...

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 concerns, contact Tiffany France at 216.350.5571. 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...

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...

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 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 has been POSTPONED. Further details coming soon.** 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...

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...

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

City Club Members: Member only presale from July 1 - July 17. 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...

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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