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Social Justice

Fault Lines: Building a More Inclusive Cleveland

Virtual Forum

Wednesday, April 29, 2020
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

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"This crisis has shined a very bright light on what we do well and what our greatest challenges are. We need to use this opportunity to move forward." – Kevin J. Kelley

The coronavirus pandemic has exposed our societal fault lines and shined a bright light on both the strengths and the weaknesses of our economy and our institutions. While there is currently much discussion about reopening our economy, a true economic recovery has to look beyond the summer of 2020 and envision what we want our economy and community to look like in 2025 and beyond.

The pandemic has highlighted much of what we do well, and what we can build on. But Cleveland can only hope to thrive again if we use this crisis as a wake up call to stop looking past systemic issues that are hindering our growth and progress.

Can we continue to tolerate the digital divide? Can we continue to tolerate the skills gap in our workforce? Can we continue to tolerate healthcare inequities? Or can we confront and solve these systemic problems and position Cleveland for a strong, sustainable, and inclusive economy?

The livestream will be available beginning at 10:30 a.m. Have questions? Tweet them at @TheCityClub or send a text to 330.541.5794.

Read Council President Kelley's article on Medium.com here: Past Reopening to a Full Economic Recovery



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