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September 2017

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Life and Literature of Isabel Allende

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

Life and Literature of Isabel Allende

In 1981, Isabel Allende began her first book, The House of the Spirits, as a letter to her 100-year old grandfather who was dying in Chile. The book was immediately...

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2017 Constitution Day Forum

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

2017 Constitution Day Forum

On September 17, 2017, the United States will celebrate the 230th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution. The U.S. Department of Citizenship and Immigration Services celebrates that entire week...

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For Freedoms Town Hall Discussion: Freedom From Fear: MIGRATION

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

For Freedoms Town Hall Discussion: Freedom From Fear: MIGRATION

MOCA Cleveland is partnering with For Freedoms, an artist-run Super PAC founded by artists Hank Willis Thomas and Eric Gottesman, in a two-year residency focused on a series of free,...

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CCMV: What's the Real Threat? White Nationalism, Xenophobia, and the Politics of Division

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

CCMV: What's the Real Threat? White Nationalism, Xenophobia, and the Politics of Division

The recent violence in Charlottesville is one painfully visible reminder of the division, distrust, and hateful extremism that is on the rise in the United States. Since January, there have...

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Anatomy of Justice: The Mystery of Plea Agreements

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Anatomy of Justice: The Mystery of Plea Agreements

The Sixth Amendment guarantees that “in all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury.” And yet, in today's criminal justice...

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Is this Land My Land?: Diversifying America's Parks

4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Is this Land My Land?: Diversifying America's Parks

African-Americans represent 13 percent of the national population, but only represent seven percent of visitors to the National Park Service. The reasons for this disconnect are varied: for many, the...

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They Can't Kill Us All: Law Enforcement, Race, and Justice

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

They Can't Kill Us All: Law Enforcement, Race, and Justice

On August 9, 2014, Michael Brown was shot by police officer Darren Wilson in the northern St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. Within the next year, Eric Garner in New York,...

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Youth Forum: Affirmative Action and Unintended Discrimination

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

Youth Forum: Affirmative Action and Unintended Discrimination

On March 6, 1961, President John F. Kennedy issued Executive Order 10925 with a provision that required government contractors to “take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and...

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Dinner + Dialogue: Innovation in Urban Education

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

Dinner + Dialogue: Innovation in Urban Education

The future of urban public education is the subject of much debate at the federal, state, and local levels. As the economic divide between the rich and poor continues to...

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2017 State of the Schools

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

2017 State of the Schools

In November 2016, the city of Cleveland voted overwhelmingly to renew the 15-mill levy that funded the first four years of The Cleveland Plan. The last five State of the...

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LinkedIn and the Future of Work

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

LinkedIn and the Future of Work

Seventy nine percent of Americans who have looked for work in the last two years utilized online resources. Looming large is LinkedIn which consists of nearly 500 million registered users...

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