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JUST A VERY WEIRD POLITICAL YEAR OR A CRUCIAL POINT IN OUR HISTORY? 

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Few will deny 2016 has been a weird year in politics. Who would have thought that an outrageous real estate mogul/ Reality-TV actor would be the Republican nominee for President? The real question to ask, however, is have we reached a critical turning point in our country’s history?  Click here for more.

 


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Past Forums

Are We Really Serious About Addressing Poverty: What Would It Take To Bring Real Change? (Part VI) A

Series Wrap Up –  A Panel Overview Followed By Round Table Working Groups May 19, 2016

Christ Church Cathedral Forum Room, 318 East Fourth Street

What would it take to bring about a significant reduction in poverty in Greater Cincinnati? At the next Community Issues Forum, this series concludes with a wrap SAM_0173up session that will tap your views on reducing poverty. Presenters at the first five Forums will be invited to provide brief highlights of their recommendations, and then attendees will divide into small groups in order to come up with their proposals. This luncheon Forum takes place at 12:00 noon, Thursday May19th, Christ Church Cathedral  Forum Room (Third Floor), 318 East Fourth Street.

Is Equitable Development Possible In Cincinnati’s Neighborhoods? The Roles Of The Private Sector, Government, And Citizens May 5, 2016

Is equitable development possible in Cincinnati’s neighborhoods? At the next Community Issues Forum, Jennifer Summers, Executive Director of Peaslee Neighborhood Center, Jenn Ahrens, Sophia Cunningham, and Alicia Ferguson will lead a discussion on how citizens have come together to influence new development projects and their potential impacts on the quality of life for residents in Over-the-Rhine. This luncheon Forum presentation takes place at 12:00 noon, Thursday May 5th, Peaslee Neighborhood Center, 215 East 14th Street (Over-the-Rhine).

What would it take to bring about a significant reduction in poverty in Greater Cincinnati?

Part V of this series will focus on the role that a lack of affordable housing plays in keeping families and individuals in poverty. At the next Community Issues Forum, Elizabeth Brown, the recently retired Executive Director of Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME), and John Schrider, Senior Attorney/Director, the Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio, will address this critical factor.

Are We Really Serious About Addressing Poverty: What Would It Take To Bring Real Change? (Part IV),  Speakers- Kristen Barker, Executive Director of the Cincinnati Union Coop Initiative. April 14, 2016


 What would it take to bring about a significant reduction in poverty in Greater Cincinnati? At the next
Community Issues Forum, a panel will focus on current innovative initiatives to create new jobs in Cincinnati’s neighborhoods. Speakers will include Allen Woods, Director of Operations for MORTAR, and Kristen Barker, Executive Director of the Cincinnati Union Coop Initiative. This luncheon Forum presentation takes place at 12:00 noon, Thursday April 14th, Christ Church Cathedral  Forum Room (Third Floor), 318 East Fourth Street. Video Part II

“Are We Really Serious About Addressing Poverty? Part III of a Series,”Speaker – Ross Meyer, Vice President of Community Impact, The United Way.   March 24, 2016   

What would it take to bring about a significant reduction in poverty in Greater Cincinnati? At the next Community Issues Forum, Ross Meyer, Vice President of Community Impact, the United Way, will address this question from his vantage point as one of the leaders of a new initiative to reduce child poverty in Greater Cincinnati. This luncheon Forum presentation takes place at 12:00 noon, Thursday March 24th, Christ Church Cathedral  Forum Room (Third Floor), 318 East Fourth Street.

Are We Really Serious About Addressing Poverty: What Would It Take To Bring Real Change? (Part II),  Speaker-Josh Spring, Executive Director, The Homeless Coalition, March 10, 2016

What would it take to bring about a significant reduction in poverty in Greater Cincinnati? At the next Community Issues Forum, Josh Spring, Executive Director of the Greater Cincinnati Homeless Coalition, will address this question from his vantage point as the leader of an organization that emerged in the 1980s to assist shelters and human services to collaborate in serving the growing number of homeless individuals and families in Cincinnati. This luncheon Forum presentation takes place at 12:00 noon, Thursday March 10th, Christ Church Cathedral  Forum Room (Third Floor), 318 East Fourth Street.

Are We Really Serious About Addressing Poverty: What Would It Take To Bring Real Change? (Part I),  Speaker-Gwen Robinson, Exec. Dir. Community Action Agency February 25, 2016

 What would it take to bring about a significant reduction in poverty in Greater Cincinnati? At the next Community Issues Forum, Gwen Robinson, Executive Director of the Cincinnati/Hamilton County Community Action Agency, will address this question from her vantage point as the longtime leader of an organization that emerged in the 1960s as a key agency in Lyndon Johnson’s “War on Poverty.” This luncheon Forum presentation takes place at 12:00 noon, Thursday February 25th, Christ Church Cathedral  Forum Room (Third Floor), 318 East Fourth Street  Video Part II 

Focusing  On The Local Scene – Black Lives Matter Cincinnati  Responds To Incidents  Of Injustice In Greater Cincinnati.  February 11, 2016


In reaction to fatal police shootings of African-Americans, thousands of young people across the country have participated in protests, vigils, and rallies under the banner of Black Lives Matter. A local group, Black Lives Matter Cincinnati, has been active since 2014. At the next Community Issues Forum, Brian Taylor, a leader and spokesman for Black Lives Matter Cincinnati, will discuss how this group has evolved and responded to local incidents such as the police shooting of Samuel Dubose. This luncheon presentation takes place at 12:00 noon, Thursday February 11th, Christ Church Cathedral Forum Room (Third Floor), 318 East Fourth Street.

Making Preschool Promise A Reality-Preschool Promise-Advocates Discuss Next Steps For 2016,Thursday January 28, 2016, 12:00 Noon

 

Cincinnati Preschool Promise is an initiative with the goal of making quality preschool available for every local child. Buttressed by research and examples that show how a rich  preschool experience provides a foundation for success, CPSP-organizers are at the stage of implementing a plan to make their dream a local reality. At the next Community Issues Forum, Preschool Promise community representatives will talk about next steps and respond to questions. This luncheon presentation takes place at 12:00 noon, Thursday January 28th, Christ Church Cathedral Forum Room, 318 East Fourth Street.  Video Part II

 

Issues Confronting Cincinnati City Government In 2016: Vice Mayor David Mann Reflects On The City’s Priorities. Thursday January 14, 2016,

thumb_cincinnati_skyline_02_5241 Thursday January 14, 2016, 12:00 Noon,
Christ Church Cathedral Forum Room, 318 East Fourth Street


 What are the important issues confronting City Council in 2016 and beyond? At the first Forum of 2016, 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 14th, Christ Church Cathedral Forum Room (Third Floor), 318 East Fourth Street.

 David Mann’s Year End Message

Past Forums 2015