Details are below. Click here for CDWC-sponsored (and co-sponsored) programs.
Oct 3 - Fundraiser: Judge Shannon Gallagher, Cuyahoga County Common Pleas
4 - Election Integrity Conference at CSU Law School
Oct 5 - Ohio Women's Leadership Summit
Oct 5 & 12 - Making Sense of Ohio's Courts
Oct 6 - Forum: Frank Talk on Election Security and Equality - Locally and
20 - Forum: Spotlight on Rising City, Suburban, and County Taxes
Contributions of $50, $100, $150, $250, or other amounts gratefully accepted.
individual contribution $600; maximum organization contribution $3,800.
Please make checks payable to: Friends
of Judge Shannon M. Gallagher
corporate checks please) and mail to: 14837
Detroit Ave. #178, Cleveland, OH 44107
of Judge Shannon M. Gallagher, Charles P. Battiato, Treasurer
Integrity in a Time of Political Polarization:
Gerrymandering, Redistricting Commissions and the 2020
Census Citizenship Question
October 4, 2019
- 5:00 pm
College of Law, CSU
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland 44115
This Conference, designed
to educate members of the both the law school and larger community about core voting issues, will occur at a critical time.
The United States Supreme Court issued decisions in both the gerrymandering and census question cases at the end of the spring
term (June 2019). Thus, scholars and other experts will still be assessing the significance of those two decisions by the
time of the Conference. It is also anticipated that there will be additional legal challenges to various aspects of our voting
procedures and system of representation--from independent redistricting commissions to efforts to halt alleged voter fraud--in
the run-up to the 2020 general election. Given the political polarization to which the title of the Conference refers, the
outcome of the upcoming election will likely have important consequences for years to come.
Featured Guest Speakers: Allegra Lawrence-Hardy, Esq.
and Ohio Supreme Court Justice Melody Stewart
Free and open to members of the Cleveland State University community and the public. (If you plan
to receive CLE Credits, the fee is $150 for the full day; $80 for a half-day)
Attendees are encouraged to preregister.
Limited registration will be available at the door.
Sponsored by the Cleveland-Marshall College of
Law, in partnership with the Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association and the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio.
Asserting Your Power
This year's summit is focused
on empowering and inspiring attendees with confidence and action. Amy Hanauer with Policy Matters Ohio will moderate a panel
discussion on the "State of Women", which will include a dynamic line-up of business and civic leaders, as well
as community activists, discussing issues that include disparities in wage and employment, gender equality and reproductive
freedom. Kathleen Buse with the Women's Leadership Institute at ERC, will facilitate a negotiation workshop designed to equip
participants with the tools they need to assert their power and to make their voices bold.
When women are empowered, families,
businesses and communities are stronger.
The event is free to attend for all registered participants. Lunch is provided and free childcare is available onsite for attendees.
Date: Saturday, October 5th,
Location: Huntington Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113
Registration begins at 8:00 am and the program ends at 3:00 pm
Featured speakers will include U.S. Senator Tammy
Duckworth, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, and Connie Schultz.
Senator Sherrod Brown, Communications Workers of America, North Shore AFL-CIO, GOJO, Ohio Building Trades, the George Gund
Foundation, Kent State University, Cleveland State University, PNC Bank, MetroHealth, Ariel Ventures, LLC, First Federal Lakewood,
SEIU 1199, Cuyahoga County, Cuyahoga County Community College, Collective Spaces Design Works, the Cleveland County Clinic,
The League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland
Ohio Fair Courts Alliance
Sense of Ohio's Court System
October 5, 2019
1:00 - 3:30 pm
1600 Hampton Rd., Rocky River, 4116
Saturday, October 12, 2019
10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Heights Library Main Branch
2345 Lee Road, Cleveland Hts 44118
Training facilitated by Common Cause Ohio and Ohio Voice
to learn more about Ohio's court system, how judges are selected, and how you can take action to ensure our courts are fair
and impartial? The Ohio Fair Courts Alliance is a nonpartisan engagement project designed to educate Ohioans about challenges
and opportunities facing the justice system. In this training, you'll learn how Ohio's court system impacts us-from voter
rights, gerrymandering, the environment, and education to bail reform, healthcare, and immigration-and what citizens, like
you, can do to improve it.
Free and open to the public
A Series of
Discussions on Important Issues that Affect Our Lives
Sundays at 9:30 am
Universalist Congregation of Cleveland
Shaker Blvd, Shaker Heights 44122
Community Forums are part of a long-standing church-sponsored series of free weekly discussions. The topics are secular in
nature and range from politics, science, arts and culture, social justice and other topics. Open
to the public, each forum attracts 40 to 60 people.
Download the Fall 2019 Forum series brochure here
A Series of Discussions on Important Issues
that Affect Our Lives
at 9:30 am
Congregation of Cleveland
Shaker Blvd, Shaker Heights 44122
The Community Forums are part of a long-standing
church-sponsored series of free weekly discussions. The topics are secular in nature and range from politics, science, arts
and culture, social justice and other topics. Open to the public, each forum attracts 40
to 60 people.
the Fall 2019 Forum series brochure here