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For the Love of Cleveland
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Environment & Sustainability

Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

For the Love of Cleveland

Water: From Fire to a Nation's Future

Fifty years ago this week, the Cuyahoga River burned. On that dry summer day, a spark from a passing rail car ignited floating debris in the river. The fire was fed by oil slicks on the river’s surface — sending...

2019 State of the Great Lakes
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Environment & Sustainability

Friday, June 21, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

2019 State of the Great Lakes

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Cuyahoga River fire — and to launch a weekend full of community activity — The City Club of Cleveland is partnering with the Cleveland Foundation and The George Gund Foundation to host...

2019 State of the Valley
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Local Matters

Monday, June 24, 2019, 5:30 p.m.

2019 State of the Valley

When discussing regional growth and development, much of the conversation often focuses on job creation, talent attraction and retention, and investment dollars. While these factors are important, we can't underestimate the critical role education, arts and culture, healthcare, and politics...

For the Love of Cleveland
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Environment & Sustainability

Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

For the Love of Cleveland

Earth: A Return to the Forest City

During the 2015 Paris Climate Change Conference, the international community pledged to limit Earth's warming by 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) over preindustrial levels. It's widely considered an ambitious goal — but one with a potential efficient, inexpensive, and...

The Spread of Suicide Contagion and Possible Ways to Contain It
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Healthcare

Friday, June 28, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

The Spread of Suicide Contagion and Possible Ways to Contain It

According to the Centers for Disease Control, since 1999, the suicide rate in the United States has increased 33 percent across all demographics to become the 10th leading cause of death. The recent suicides of high-profile individuals like designer Kate...

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

Friday, July 12, 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,...

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...

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?

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. We join Buffalo and Syracuse in New York and Guilford County in...

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...

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 Alex Johnson, Ph.D.
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Education

Friday, October 25, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

Remarks from Alex Johnson, Ph.D.

As president of Cuyahoga Community College, Dr. Alex Johnson focuses on strengthening the college’s 50-year mission of providing high-quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities and services. Starting in July, he will also serve as Chair of the American Association 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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