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Hate: Why We Should Resist it with Free Speech, Not Censorship
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Politics & Public Policy

Friday, February 22, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

Hate: Why We Should Resist it with Free Speech, Not Censorship

Hate speech is legally protected free speech under the First Amendment, a protection that has been upheld by the Supreme Court of the United States. Yet, that doesn't mean we can agree on what constitutes hate speech—or free speech for...

The Rise of the Black Panther
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Arts & Culture

Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

The Rise of the Black Panther

City Club Youth Forum

Photo credit: Wes Ellis In February of 2018, "Black Panther," one of the latest superhero movies from Disney and Marvel Studios, was released in theaters. Its earnings reached $1.3 billion globally and the film was nominated for 63 awards, winning 29....

New Direction after Northside?: The Future of Healthcare in Youngstown
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Healthcare

Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 5:30 p.m.

New Direction after Northside?: The Future of Healthcare in Youngstown

According the American Hospital Association, there are more than 6,200 hospitals in the United States, with expenses totaling more than $1 trillion annually. Of those hospitals, more than 5,200 are considered community hospitals, processing approximately 34,300,000 admissions each year. These hospitals...

How the U.S. Debt Disrupts Our Politics and the International Economic System
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World Affairs

Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 8:00 a.m.

How the U.S. Debt Disrupts Our Politics and the International Economic System

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs and The City Club of Cleveland are pleased to present a forum on the United States' debt structure and the impact of America's debt on our global economic competitiveness. Join us for a conversation with...

State of the Library
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Local Matters

Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

State of the Library

This event is SOLD OUT. For more information about the waiting list, call 216.621.0082. To kick off a yearlong celebration of its first 150 years, Cleveland Public Library's executive director and CEO, Felton Thomas, will provide unique insights into the Library's...

From Healing in Hospital to Healthy at Home:  A New Narrative for Improving Value
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Healthcare

Friday, March 01, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

From Healing in Hospital to Healthy at Home: A New Narrative for Improving Value

Peter J. Pronovost, M.D., Ph.D. is a world-renowned patient safety champion, critical care physician, a prolific researcher, and a global thought leader, informing United States and global health policy. His scientific work leveraging checklists to reduce catheter-related bloodstream infections has...

Happy Dog Takes on the World
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World Affairs

Tuesday, March 05, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Happy Dog Takes on the World

The Future of Energy Kingdoms: Oil, Politics, and the Persian Gulf

Oil has moved many countries in the Persian Gulf - namely, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates - from global obscurity to some of the richest, most technologically advanced nations on earth. But that transformation...

High School Debate Championship
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Education

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

High School Debate Championship

For more than two decades, The City Club of Cleveland has hosted the annual High School Debate Championship. While most high school students are watching basketball finals and preparing for spring break, these enterprising students prepare for the High School...

ConstitutionALE
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Politics & Public Policy

Monday, March 11, 2019, 5:30 p.m.

ConstitutionALE

The Fifth Amendment: Self-Incrimination and Double Jeopardy

The Fifth Amendment creates a number of rights relevant to both criminal and civil leading proceedings. Arguably the two most recognizable are the self-incrimination clause ("pleading the Fifth") and the double jeopardy clause (prohibits trying someone twice for the same...

CCMV Views & Brews
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Local Matters

Monday, March 11, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

CCMV Views & Brews

Unbroken: What's Left of the Glass Ceiling

International Women's Day, celebrated annually on March 8, is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women - while also making a call for action to accelerate gender balance. The 2018 World Economic Forum Global Gender...

Breaking Barriers: Women's Immigration Rights
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Social Justice

Thursday, March 14, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

Breaking Barriers: Women's Immigration Rights

City Club Youth Forum

This year, immigration has been at the forefront of policy and news all over the globe. Although these decisions have life-altering impacts on millions of people, women bear disproportionate risks as refugees, immigrants, or displaced people. While traveling for safety...

Higher, Further, Faster: Woman Leading Superhero Films (and the World)
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Arts & Culture

Thursday, March 14, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Higher, Further, Faster: Woman Leading Superhero Films (and the World)

First appearing in a comic in 1968 as a supporting character, then in her own solo series in 1977 as Ms. Marvel, Captain Marvel was finally introduced to the world in a comic in 2012. Born Carol Danvers, she was an officer in...

Countdown to 2020
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Politics & Public Policy

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

Countdown to 2020

The 2020 presidential campaign is underway. With a little over a year to the "Super Tuesday" primary, nearly a dozen Democrats have announced their candidacy, including five women, the most in history. In addition, former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz expressed interest...

Punishment Without Crime: How Our Massive Misdemeanor System Traps the Innocent and Makes America More Unequal
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Social Justice

Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

Punishment Without Crime: How Our Massive Misdemeanor System Traps the Innocent and Makes America More Unequal

Alexandra Natapoff’s latest book, Punishment Without Crime: How Our Massive Misdemeanor System Traps the Innocent and Makes America More Unequal, delves into the social and judicial impacts of lower level criminal acts. In the book, she explains how the justice...

ACEs and Toxic Stress: Rewriting the Story for the Next Generation
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Healthcare

Thursday, March 21, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

ACEs and Toxic Stress: Rewriting the Story for the Next Generation

Over the last several years, healthcare providers and researchers are exploring the link between adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and physical health, mental health, and addiction. The first study, published in 1998, found that children who experience ACEs (everything from divorce,...

More Green, Less White: Diversity in the Environmental Movement
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Environment & Sustainability

Friday, March 22, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

More Green, Less White: Diversity in the Environmental Movement

June 22, 2019 is the 50th anniversary of the Cuyahoga River fire of 1969. This fire was by no means the first fire on the river (at least 13 others were reported prior to that) or even the biggest (the...

City Club Book Club
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Social Justice

Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

City Club Book Club

Good Kids, Bad City: A Story of Race and Wrongful Conviction in America

Join the City Club for the next installment in our Book Club series as we discuss Good Kids, Bad City: A Story of Race and Wrongful Conviction in America by Kyle Swenson. In the early 1970s, three African-American men―Wiley Bridgeman, Kwame...

Advocating for the Arts and Sciences
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Education

Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

Advocating for the Arts and Sciences

The Phi Beta Kappa Society (PBK) is the most prestigious academic honor society in the United States, known for championing education in the liberal arts and sciences, fostering freedom of thought, and recognizing academic excellence. Since its inception in 1776,...

Response and Responsibility: How to Address Grave Violence Beyond our Borders
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World Affairs

Friday, March 29, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

Response and Responsibility: How to Address Grave Violence Beyond our Borders

The Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide was the first human rights treaty adopted by the United Nations, on December 9, 1948. It embodies a collective determination to protect people from brutality and to prevent...

Don't Label Me: And Other Tips for Healing a Polarized America
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Other

Wednesday, April 03, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

Don't Label Me: And Other Tips for Healing a Polarized America

It can be argued that fear of the “other” has become somewhat of a hallmark on American life. Nearly every day, we hear political leaders, pundits, and voters alternately express fear and concern about Muslims, progressives, young African-American men, refugees...

Start By Believing: Why Preventing Sexual Violence Starts With Listening to Survivors
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Social Justice

Friday, April 05, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

Start By Believing: Why Preventing Sexual Violence Starts With Listening to Survivors

From the rise of the #MeToo movement to allegations against high-profile celebrities, public officials, priests and powerful business executives, sexual violence has never been more prominent in our national headlines. In the midst of these news stories, an unprecedented volume...

ConstitutionALE
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Politics & Public Policy

Monday, April 08, 2019, 5:30 p.m.

ConstitutionALE

The First Amendment, Equality, and Religious Freedom

The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the...

From Last to Leader: How Building Partnerships Between Education Researchers and Educators Helped Chicago Schools
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Education

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

From Last to Leader: How Building Partnerships Between Education Researchers and Educators Helped Chicago Schools

In 1987, then-U.S. Secretary of Education William Bennett called Chicago Public Schools the worst public school system in America. Swift reforms followed, including the establishment of The University of Chicago (UChicago) Consortium on School Research which conducts research that informs...

Remarks from Frank LaRose
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Politics & Public Policy

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

Remarks from Frank LaRose

Frank LaRose took office as Ohio's 54th Secretary of State on January 14th, 2019. Prior to being elected to statewide office, he served two terms in the State Senate representing the 27th Senate District in northeast Ohio. As Ohio’s Secretary of...

What Works and New Will: America Has Made Little Progress 50 Years After the Kerner Commission
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Social Justice

Thursday, May 09, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

What Works and New Will: America Has Made Little Progress 50 Years After the Kerner Commission

In February 1968, the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders – known as the Kerner Commission – concluded that America was heading toward “two societies, one black and one white, separate and unequal,” llustrating the country's economic and social division....

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