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April 2017

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FilmForum: Food Evolution

2:40 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

FilmForum: Food Evolution

The reputation surrounding GMO foods paints a picture of chemically enhanced produce, pumped with steroids and other poisons, being conned into our children’s mouths. But what if we have it...

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FilmForum: City of Joy

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

FilmForum: City of Joy

War has been raging in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and women are caught in the crosshairs. Since the 1990s, militias have been fighting over the region’s rich, lucrative natural...

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Embracing Civil, Human, and Women's Rights under a New Administration

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Embracing Civil, Human, and Women's Rights under a New Administration

During Barack Obama’s presidency, the Department of Justice was aggressive in pursuing the broadest interpretation of civil rights law, with government lawyers addressing cases involving transgender students, juvenile prisoners, gay...

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FilmForum: Resistance is Life

5:50 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

FilmForum: Resistance is Life

Headlines can prevent us from seeing the actual lives affected by catastrophe. One such life is a beautiful eight-year-old named Evlin. When ISIS attacked her village of Kobane in Syria,...

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Happy Dog Takes on the World: Free Speech and Censorship in Turkey

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Happy Dog Takes on the World: Free Speech and Censorship in Turkey

The past decade has seen Turkey veer from the path of a democratizing Muslim nation to authoritarian consolidations of power under President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Beginning with the police crackdown...

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FilmForum: Untouchable

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

FilmForum: Untouchable

Ron Book is an extremely powerful lobbyist from Florida. When he found out his daughter was molested by her nanny, he used his political capital to pass some of the...

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Trump’s Ohio Win, the New Resistance, and 2018

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Trump’s Ohio Win, the New Resistance, and 2018

Donald J. Trump's election capped off a series of defeats for Democrats that began during Barack Obama's presidency. From 2008 to 2016, the Democrats lost 1,000 seats in state legislatures...

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FilmForum: Requiem for a Running Back

3:10 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

FilmForum: Requiem for a Running Back

Director Rebecca Carpenter’s father Lew Carpenter had an illustrious ten-year career in the NFL playing for Cleveland and Detroit and winning three NFL Championships with Vince Lombardi’s Green Bay Packers....

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FilmForum: Dolores

10:35 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

FilmForum: Dolores

“Si se puede” was the familiar battle cry of the National Farm Workers Association long before President Obama adopted the English version (“yes we can”) for his presidential campaign slogan....

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FilmForum: Whose Streets?

12:50 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

FilmForum: Whose Streets?

In 2014 an unarmed 18-year-old African-American named Michael Brown was shot and killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. This was the final straw for black residents, caught...

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Is the American Republic in Danger?

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Is the American Republic in Danger?

According to Freedom House, from 1973 to 2005, the number of democracies worldwide increased dramatically, however, over the past decade, the organization recorded a decline in global freedom. The U.S. was...

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Lessons from Baltimore: The Intersection of Public Health and Physician Activism

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Lessons from Baltimore: The Intersection of Public Health and Physician Activism

Leana S. Wen, M.D., MSc., FAAEM, became Commissioner of Health for the City of Baltimore in January 2015. In this role as head of the oldest continually operating health department,...

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2017 State of the County

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

2017 State of the County

“When I look into the future, I see our County as a place bursting at the seams with art, music, sports, great food, festivals, waterfront recreation, distinctive places, all converging...

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Bridging the Divide: Women, Innovation, and STEM

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Bridging the Divide: Women, Innovation, and STEM

The movie Hidden Figures, released in December 2016, tells the story of the African-American women who played a crucial, but often overlooked, role in the space race and John Glenn's...

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Dinner + Dialogue: Cleveland on the Rise - Who's Benefiting and Who is Left Behind?

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Dinner + Dialogue: Cleveland on the Rise - Who's Benefiting and Who is Left Behind?

Cleveland development has been booming in places like Downtown and Ohio City while other neighborhoods continue to vie for investment dollars, hoping to capitalize on the growing interest in city...

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The Crime of Complicity: The Bystander from the Holocaust to Today

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

The Crime of Complicity: The Bystander from the Holocaust to Today

In The Crime of Complicity, author Amos N. Guiora examines the bystander effect through the lens of his parents’ personal Holocaust story. Six million Jews were killed during the Holocaust,...

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Youth Forum: Energy Innovation - From the Fire to the Future

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Youth Forum: Energy Innovation - From the Fire to the Future

Northeast Ohio has a long history with industry and sustainability. In 1969 the Cuyahoga River burned, making Cleveland's industry the center of national headlines and simultaneously sparking the catalyst for...

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Breaking the Ice: The Future of Offshore Wind in Northeast Ohio

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Breaking the Ice: The Future of Offshore Wind in Northeast Ohio

According to a report recently released by the American Wind Energy Association, wind is now the largest renewable energy source in the United States. The Department of Energy estimates that 20...

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