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The next Forum will take place on Thursday, March 30, 2017.

What Are The Issues That Should Concern City Council And Mayoral Candidates In This Year’s Campaign? Part II  March 30, 2017

What are the issues that the City Council and Mayoral candidates should be talking about in this year’s campaign? Part II of this Community Issues Forum series will feature another panel of civic and neighborhood leaders presenting the concerns and proposals that they believe need to be addressed by the candidates. This panel includes Pat Garry, Chair of Affordable Housing Advocates, Mike Maloney, Convener of the Urban Appalachian Community Coalition, and Pastor Ennis Tait, President of the Faith Community Alliance of Greater Cincinnati. This luncheon Forum presentation takes place at 12:00 noon, Thursday March 30th, Christ Church Cathedral  Forum Room (Third Floor), 318 East Fourth Street. Also, at 12:00 noon, Thursday April 6, partcipants can continue this discussion with an informal conversation at the Cathedral Café, on the first floor.

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What Are The Issues That Should Concern City Council And Mayoral Candidates In This Year’s Campaign? March 16, 2017, 12:00 Noon,
 What are the issues that the City Council and Mayoral candidates should be talking about in this year’s campaign? The next two Community Issues Forums will feature panels of civic and neighborhood leaders discussing the concerns and proposals that they believe need to be addressed by the candidates. The panel for the upcoming Forum will include Jennifer Summers, Executive Director of the Peaslee Neighborhood Center, Josh Spring, Executive Director of the Greater Cincinnati Homeless Coalition, John Schrider, Senior Attorney/Director of the Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio, and Prince Brown, Professor Emeritus of Sociology and African American Studies, Northern Kentucky University. This luncheon Forum presentation takes place at 12:00 noon, Thursday March 16th, Christ Church Cathedral  Forum Room (Third Floor), 318 East Fourth Street.

An Update On the Child Poverty Initiative  with Speaker – Ross Meyer, the United Way, March 2, 2017


What is the status of “The Child Poverty Initiative” that was launched last year? At the next Community Issues Forum, Ross Meyer, Vice President of Community Impact, the United Way, will provide an update on this important local initiative to reduce the high poverty rate of children in Cincinnati. This luncheon Forum presentation takes place at 12:00 noon, Thursday March 2nd, Christ Church Cathedral  Forum Room (Third Floor), 318 East Fourth Street.  

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PART II VIDEO  PART
READ BILL WOODS SUMMARY OF FORUM

Local Responses To What Is Going On In Washington, D.C. February 16, 2017


 Even before Donald Trump’s Inauguration, people were organizing to oppose some of the actions that he talked about implementing during the campaign. In his first two weeks in office, the President has signed Executive Orders to begin the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, to ban most Muslims from entering the country, and other steps that would repeal Obama Administration policies. What are some of the local responses to these actions. At the next Community Issues Forum, Ismaeel Chartier, Imam of the Clifton Mosque, Michelle Dillingham, Executive Director of Community Shares, and Brennan Grayson, Executive Director of the Cincinnati Interfaith Workers Center will share information about how some of the organizations they are involved with are organizing in reaction to what is happening in Washington, D.C. This luncheon panel takes place at 12:00 noon, Thursday February 16th, Christ Church Cathedral Forum Room (Third Floor), 318 East Fourth Street.

Resources for Action  
Indivisible Guide
Daily Action

 

On The Road To Police Reform At U.C: An Update On The Police Reforms Currently Being Implemented At The University Of Cincinnati February 3, 2017

After the shooting death of Samuel Dubose in 2015, the University of Cincinnati came under fire for operating a Police Department that seemed to lack proper professional training. Since that tragic event, the University has voluntarily launched a planning process to reform the training and practices of its police department. At the next Community Issues Forum, S. Gregory Baker, Director of Police Community Relations for U.C., and Robin Engel, Vice President for Safety and Reform at U.C. will provide an update of the planning process that will dramatically change how the University’s Police Department does its job. This luncheon presentation takes place at 12:00 noon, Thursday February 2nd, Christ Church Cathedral Forum Room (Third Floor), 318 East Fourth Street.  VIDEO PART II, PART III

 Issues Confronting Cincinnati City Government In 2017: Vice Mayor David Mann Reflects On The City’s Priorities. January 10, 2017

What are the important issues confronting City Council in 2017 and beyond? At the first Forum of 2017, 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 19th, Christ Church Cathedral Forum Room (Third Floor), 318 East Fourth Street

Community Forum, Thursday, December 15, 2016, Noon, Black Lives Matter, an update. December 15, 2016.

Black Lives Matter has been involved across the country when it believes the police have violated the rights of African-American citizens. Locally during the past year, Black Lives Matter Cincinnati has been very active in the aftermath of the shooting death of Samuel Dubose and the murder trial of Ray Tensing, the University of Cincinnati Police officer who shot Dubose. At the next Community Issues Forum, Brian Taylor, a leader and spokesman for Black Lives Matter Cincinnati, will provide an update of the actions and agenda of the organization during 2016. This luncheon Forum takes place at 12:00 noon, Thursday December 15th, Christ Church Cathedral  Forum Room (Third Floor), 318 East Fourth Street.    PART II   PART III

 

Efforts To Reduce Gun Violence In Cincinnati.Thursday December 1, 2016, 12:00 

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.

Past Forums 2016

Past Forums 2015