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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

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

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

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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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. SUMMARY