According to the Council of State Governments’ Justice Center, one of every 201 U.S. residents was held at a federal or state corrections facility at the end of 2010 and more than 95 percent of these individuals will return home. Criminal records pose a major barrier for successfully reintegrating into the community, from limiting housing choice to barring job options. These barriers have major consequences for the quality of life of returning citizens. In Cleveland, a number of organizations and institutions are seeking to help returning citizens overcome the challenges of reentry by connecting them to jobs, stable housing, and other critical services. Join us for our fourth Dinner + Dialogue event, a conversation with Case Western Reserve University Professor of Sociology Timothy Black, Ph.D. and Damian Calvert, a returning citizen and advocate for reentry. In 2015, Dr. Black and Mr. Calvert completed an ethnographic study of a fatherhood program, wherein they held gr...
More than a year after the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the United
States Senate has scheduled confirmation hearings for a nominee to replace him.
Republican Senate leadership had declined to move a process forward for
President Barack Obama's nominee, Merrick Garland, opting to wait instead for
the outcome of the 2016 election and a new administration. On January 31,
President Donald J. Trump nominated Federal Judge Neil M. Gorsuch of the 10th
Circuit to replace Scalia. This announcement came amidst tensions between the
executive and judicial branches and after bitter feuds in the Senate over the
Garland nomination and President Trump's cabinet appointments. Join us for a conversation with leading SCOTUS watchers about Gorsuch's nomination, the confirmation process set to begin March 20, and the future of the Supreme
Court. Panelists include:Jonathan H. Adler, Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law; Director, Center for Business Law and Regul...
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 Debate Championship, as well as for state and national competitions. Every year, the top two area high school debaters square off in a classic "Lincoln-Douglas" style debate at a Friday Forum. This gives the debaters the opportunity to compete - not only for the judges and the audience in the room - but also for our radio and television audiences. Debate teams from across Northeast Ohio are invited to attend as guests of the City Club and BakerHostetler. This year's debate is between Andrew Gilmore of University School and Zade Akras of Hawken School. The resolution is: Public colleges and universities in the United States ought not restrict constitutionally protected speech.The High School Debate Champions...
"From the beginning to now, I maintain that if we're truly going to be a great city, a city that is recognized and used as an example, our greatness will be determined by what we do for the least of us." - Mayor Jackson, 2015 State of the City address.
Join us as Frank G. Jackson, Mayor of Cleveland, delivers the 12th annual State of the City address.
Location: Public Auditorium & Conference Center
500 Lakeside Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114
Tickets: $55 members/$70 nonmembers $1,000 corporate tables/$800 nonprofit tables
role does art play when it comes to international relations? The poet W. H. Auden famously wrote “for poetry makes
nothing happen” in his 1940 eulogy In Memory of W.B. Yeats. While no poem can
be credited with stopping a war or brokering a treaty, the role of the arts is
conceivably larger than we might imagine. By forming a conception of ourselves
in an ever-changing world, the arts allow us to better define how we relate to
and how much we share in common with people across the globe. The arts are used
as a diplomatic tool precisely because they are at the root of cultural
exchange. Initiatives by
organizations both locally and nationally are a testament to this. The
Cleveland Museum of Art has helped the world's great art reach the broadest
possible audience since 1913. Since 2008, the Cleveland Foundation has worked
to foster global learning and relationship building through the arts with their
Fusion program. This year, the program will br...