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The next forum will be Thursday,  May 7, 2015, Noon


Past Forums

Housing Study 2015 - Cover“Responding to the Critical Need for Affordable Housing in Cincinnati: Lessons on Overcoming Local Governance and Community Opposition” - A new study presented by a panel led by Michelle Dillingham, Director of Education, Homeless Coalition.    

(Part IV of The Welcoming The Stranger Series)


Many times the general public may believe that it is funding, or lack of available land that prevents the development of affordable housing. However even when funding and land is available, it can be community resistance that prevents the housing from being built.

Putting A Human Face On Homelessness: Speaker – Josh Spring, Director, The Homeless Coalition
(Part III Of The Welcoming The Stranger Series)  Video Part II

Homelessness should not exist in an affluent country such as the U.S. Too often homeless individuals and families are blamed for their plight, or they are treated as aliens far removed from everyday life. At the next Community Issues Forum, Josh Spring, Executive Director of the Greater Cincinnati Coalition for the Homeless,will put human faces on the homeless and show how they are our brothers and sisters and not strangers. This luncheon presentation takes place at 12:00 noon, ThursdayApril 9th, Christ Church Cathedral Forum Room (Third Floor), 318 East Fourth Street.  Video-30 year History of the Homeless Coalition


Thursday,  March 26, 2015, Noon“United We Dream”: Immigrant Youth Discuss Their Struggle for Immigration Reform
 Manuel Perez and Flequer Vera, representatives from the CUC will be featured at our next panel to share more details about their work and answer your questions about immigrant community in Cincinnati and the prospects for meaningful immigration reform.


New Civil Rights Voices:Introducing Black Lives Matter Cincinnati 

Participants in Black Lives Matter Cincinnati will share their views, their demands, and their vision at the next Forum.

bRIAN TAYLORThe names and places are now well known: Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Michael Crawford, Ferguson, Missouri, Atlanta, Georgia, New York, New York, and Dayton, Ohio.  So too is the banner under which many young people are coming together: # Black Lives Matter  (BLM).  BLM is a new wave of organizations and actions through which young people are sharing their outrage regarding killings by police and vigilantes that are going unpunished. This luncheon presentation takes place at 12:00 noon, Thursday March 12, Christ Church Cathedral Forum Room (Third Floor), 318 East Fourth Street.  See Video

The City Manager’s Forum: Introducing The New City Manager Harry Black

 Since 1924, Cincinnati City Government has operated under a Council/Manager system.  Mayor Cranley, with the approval of Council, recently appointed a new City Manager who took office in September. At the next Community Issues Forum, City Manager Harry Black will discuss his views on the challenges confronting City Government in 2015 and beyond. This luncheon presentation takes place at 12:00 noon, Thursday February 26th, Christ Church Cathedral Forum Room (Third Floor), 318 East Fourth Street.


Whither Political Reform In Ohio?A Review Of The New Redistricting Proposal


L-R, Bill Woods, Catherine Turcer, Justin Jeffre

Common Cause Ohio joined partner organizations in Cincinnati to review the details of  Issue 1, a referendum that would reduce partisanship while increasing fairness and transparency in redistricting of the Ohio General Assembly districts. Catherine Turcer, Common Cause Ohio policy analyst, described for the audience Ohio’s gerrymandering problem. She highlighted how legislators drew current districts behind closed doors in a hotel room referred to as “the bunker” and how one legislator successfully obtained the inclusion of a major donor in his district.  Read More 

Click here for redistricting powerpoint presentation.

Ballot Issue 1 



Issues Confronting Cincinnati City Government In 2015: Vice Mayor David Mann Reflects On The City’s Priorities .

Part II  Video  What are the important issues confronting City Council in 2015 and beyond? At the first Forum of 2015, David Mann, Cincinnati’s Vice Mayor, will address this question as well as assessing how he sees government’s role in future developments and plans for the city. This luncheon presentation takes place at 12:00 noon, Thursday January 22nd, 2015Christ Church Cathedral Forum Room (Third Floor), 318 East Fourth Street. D


The Economic Inequality Series Finale -Where Do We Go From Here?

The Forum series focusing on “Economic Inequality” concludes with a panel discussion of the question: “Where do we go from here?” After attendees this fall have heard about various aspects of this complex topic, the wrap up panel will suggest some long and short term steps for bringing about a more equitable economic environment in this country. The panelists include Brennan Grayson, Legal Director of the Cincinnati Interfaith Workers Center, Kristen Barker, Director of the Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative, and Col Owens, Senior Attorney, the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati. This luncheon presentation takes place at 12:00 noon, Thursday December 11th, 2014 Christ Church Cathedral Forum Room (Third Floor), 318 East Fourth Street

Past Forums 2014

Past Forums 2013