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Community Forum, Thursday, December 1, 2016, Noon

Efforts To Reduce Gun Violence In Cincinnati.

 Thursday December 1, 2016, 12:00 Noon,
Christ Church Cathedral Forum Room, 318 East Fourth Street


  Gun violence occurs all too often in Cincinnati. In the month of August alone, seven people were shot and killed. At the next Community Issues Forum, The Very Rev. Gail Greenwell, Dean of Christ Church Cathedral, Mitch Morris, who directs the Phoenix Program for Cincinnati Works, and Ennis Tait, Pastor of the Church of the Living God, will discuss what is currently being done to reduce local gun violence. This luncheon Forum takes place at 12:00 noon, Thursday December 1st, Christ Church Cathedral  Forum Room (Third Floor), 318 East Fourth Street.

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What Happened On November 8TH: Howard Wilkinson, WVXU Political Commentator,Offers Insights About The Election Thursday, November 17, 2016,

 Although The Presidential Election dominated the news this fall, many important races occurred at the state and local levels. What are the immediate impacts of the election, and what trends can be discerned? At the next Community Issues Forum, Howard Wilkinson, WVXU Political Commentator, will provide his analysis of what happened on November 8th. This luncheon Forum takes place at 12:00 noon, Thursday November 17th, Christ Church Cathedral  Forum Room (Third Floor), 318 East Fourth Street.     Read summary of Howard presentation.

 Beyond The Presidential Election:The Forum Features Some State And County Candidates Thursday, October 27, 2016


 The Presidential Election currently dominates national and local attention, but voters will also confront the names of numerous state and county candidates on their ballots this fall. At the next Community Issues Forum, candidates in some of these state and county races will make their case. At present, the candidates include Rep. Denise Driehaus and Jeff Long for Commissioner Denis Deters (invited), candidates for the Hamilton County Commission;  District; Mary Yeager and Brigid Kelly, candidates for the Ohio House 31st District. This luncheon Forum takes place at 12:00 noon, Thursday October 27th, Christ Church Cathedral  Forum Room (Third Floor), 318 East Fourth Street.

 

The Cincinnati Public Schools And Preschool Levy: A Panel Examines The Pros And Cons Of Ballot Issue 44 October 13, 2016



 An important ballot issue before local voters this fall is the Cincinnati Public Schools/ Preschool Promise Levy. This levy would not only fund K through 12 services of Cincinnati Public, but it would provide income to pay for new preschool programs. At the next Community Issues Forum, a panel, including Eve Bolton, a Cincinnati School Board member, Jack Jose, Principal of Gamble Montessori High School, and a COAST representative, will examine the pros and cons and complexities of Issue 44. This luncheon Forum takes place at 12:00 noon, Thursday October 13th, Christ Church Cathedral  Forum Room (Third Floor), 318 East Fourth Street.

 The Children’s Services Levy:Speaker- Moira Weir, Director Of Jobs And Family Services  Thursday September 29, 2016


 One of the issues that Hamilton County voters will find on their ballot this fall is the Children’s Services Levy. This renewal levy pays for a number of important services for children living in Greater Cincinnati. At the next Community Issues Forum, Moira Weir, Director of Jobs and Family Services for Hamilton County, will discuss the services included in the levy and why they are needed. This luncheon Forum takes place at 12:00 noon, Thursday September 29th, Christ Church Cathedral  Forum Room (Third Floor), 318 East Fourth Street. Video  Part II

 

Community Issues Forum Kicks Off Its Fall Season:Poverty? There Is Enough   Thursday September 15, 2016

The Community Issues Forum kicks off its fall season on Thursday September 15th. Launching its 36th year, the Forum picks up where it left off last May with a panel entitled “Poverty? There Is Enough.” Led by Michelle Dillingham, Executive Director of Community Shares, the panel includes Steve Szeghi, Professor of Economics at Wilmington College, Michael Earl Patton, P.E. and Contributing Writer for StreetVibes, and Bill Woods , former Chair of Common Cause/Ohio,and Justin Jeffre, Editor of Streetvibes and it will look at some of the systemic causes of poverty and the growing economic inequality in this country. The Forum previews a longer session by the same name that will occur at the Mt. Auburn Presbyterian Church  at 6:00 that evening. This luncheon Forum takes place at 12:00 noon, Thursday September 15th, 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 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.

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