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Dec 3 - Cleveland Civics History Series: Women & Philanthropy
Dec 4 - Advancing Racial Equity in Ohio's Schools
Dec 5 - Ready to Run Campaign Training
Dec 14 - Map-Making in 2021: Let's Get Ready!
Dec 16 - Blueprint for Democracy follow-up discussion
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This talk will examine the role of the Wade family women in shaping the culture of philanthropy and the Settlement Movement in late 19th-century Cleveland.

Cleveland Civics History Series
Sponsored by Cleveland History Center, Siegal Lifelong Learning Program at Case Western Reserve University, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland

The City Club of Cleveland
Advancing Racial Equity in Ohio's Schools
Virtual Forum
Friday, December 4, 2020
12:30 - 1:30 pm

* Paolo DeMaria, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Ohio Department of Education
* Laura Kohler, President and Member-at-Large, Ohio State Board of Education
* Renée T. Willis, Ph.D., Superintendent of Schools, Richmond Heights Local Schools
* Dan Moulthrop, CEO, The City Club of Cleveland

There is no institution more critical in the fight for racial equity than education. Yet, our education system remains subject to the very ailments that perpetuate structures of inequity and exclusion. For example, in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD), Black students are 1.7 times more likely to be suspended than white students. Conversely, white students in CMSD are 1.9 times more likely to be enrolled in honors programs than Black students.

The problem persists on the state level. Recently, the Ohio State Board of Education passed a resolution to “condemn racism and advance equity and opportunity for Black students, Indigenous students, and students of color.” The resolution acknowledges that profound racial disparities exist between students of color and their white peers in all parts of the Ohio education system, including in generously resourced schools. Additionally, the Board addresses the need for revised curriculum that is racially and culturally comprehensive, emphasizes the importance of implicit bias training, and calls upon every Ohio school district to examine the role of racism in all facets of their schools’ operations– particularly in curriculum, hiring practices, staff development practices, and student discipline.

Supporters applauded the resolution as a timely and significant step to begin to dismantle systemic racism at all levels of education. Critics call the resolution "unjustified" and dispute the assertion that a systemic problem exists in Ohio's schools.

Join us as statewide leaders discuss the resolution and the new efforts in place to chart a path towards equity for all Ohio students.

The livestream will be available beginning at 12:30 pm. Have questions? Tweet them at @TheCityClub or send a text to 330.541.5794.

The Ohio State University
John Glenn College of Public Affairs

Ready to Run Campaign Training
We need more women in public office. Whether you're ready to run for elected office, or ready to be an advocate for important issues in your community, Ready to Run will prepare you.

Saturday, December 5, 2020
10:00 am-4:00 pm
Registration: $25 ($10 for Students)

Campaign Training Conference

Designed For:
  • Women who want to run for office, seek higher office, work on a campaign, get appointed to office, or learn more about the political system.
  • Anyone who wants to use her or his voice to influence change, support diverse voices in politics, and create social change by being a leader in the public arena.
Conference Highlights:
  • One day non-partisan conference.
  • Covers fundraising, navigating the political party structure, media training, crafting a message, mobilizing voters and the nuts and bolts for organizing a campaign.
  • Builds relationships among women leaders who want to hold public office.

Virtual Forum
Map-making in 2021: Let's Get Ready
Monday, December 14, 2020 
7:00 pm

In 2021, the state legislature and the newly created Ohio Redistricting Commission will create new congressional and state legislative districts. Join us on Monday December 14, 2020 at 7:00 pm for a forum about what to expect and how to pressure the mapmakers to create fair districts.

Hosted by
Fair Districts = Fair Elections Coalition
League of Women Voters of Ohio
Common Cause Ohio
Ohio Voter Rights Coalition


Governmental ethics, transparency, and accountability took center stage a few months ago when Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives Larry Householder was discovered to have accepted a $60 million bribe from FirstEnergy in exchange for passing HB 6, a $1.3 billion bailout for the struggling nuclear power operator. The bailout was described as "likely the largest bribery, money laundering scheme ever perpetrated against the people of the state of Ohio" by U.S. Attorney David M. DeVillers, who charged Householder and four others with racketeering. Additionally, the FBI raided the Columbus home of Public Utilities Commission Chairman (PUCO) Sam Randazzo in mid-November. While the exact purpose of the warrant and raid remain unknown, it is suspected to be in relation to the HB 6 scandal.

Common Cause Ohio, the League of Women Voters, and the City Club are partnering to host a series of virtual events focused on transparency and accountability in the Ohio Statehouse. In November, Common Cause Ohio launched a virtual speaker series geared towards educating Ohioans on issues of whistleblowing, strengthening lobbyist and ethics laws, and shining a light on dark money.

As a continuation of these critical discussions, the City Club is hosting a follow-up discussion with three speakers from the Common Cause virtual events on what structural changes need to be made to increase accountability and transparency at the Ohio Statehouse.

The livestream will be available beginning at noon. Have questions? Tweet them at @TheCityClub or send a text to 330.541.5794. 

Cuyahoga Democratic Women's Caucus
Email: info@cuyahogadwc.org
Telephone: 216-479-6622