Please scroll through the listings below. Click here for CDWC-sponsored (and co-sponsored) programs.
WITH THE YWCA IN ELIMINATING GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE
In honor of YWCA USA’s Week Without Violence,
YWCA Greater Cleveland is re-releasing our 21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge week on Gender-Based Violence.
Register and receive daily emails from October 18th to October 22nd containing activities and challenges that will
empower you to take a deep dive into this important topic.
The City Club
Problem, Local Solution: Ohio’s Cities Leading on Climate Action
Wednesday, October 20,
Hear from experienced local leaders about how Cincinnati, Warren, and Central Ohio
are taking on the climate challenge.
of being shut out of the official redistricting process because no official hearings have been scheduled? Us, too. So, we're
taking matters into our own hands and organizing our own People's Hearing!
Can't make it in-person, but
still want to lift up your communities' needs?
Join us for a virtual hearing during
the week of 10/25 at 6pm! Register here.
Upcoming Candidate Forums for the November 2 General Election
South Euclid-Lyndhurst Board of Education
Wed/Oct 20, 6:00pm
Brush High School -
Performing Arts Center
4875 Glenlyn Rd, Lyndhurst 44124
River City Council & School Board
21: 6:00pm meet & greet; 7:00pm forum
forum; masks required
Don Umerley Civic Center Memorial
21016 Hilliard Blvd, Rocky River 44116
Mayfield Heights City Council & School Board
Thurs/Oct 21, 7:00pm
Heights Mayor, City Council, & School Board
In-person forum; registration recommendedRichmond Heights Upper School
447 Richmond Rd, Richmond Heights 44143
The City Club of Cleveland
Examining Issue 24
Friday, October 22, 2021, Noon - 1:30 pm
The City Club:
850 Euclid Avenue Cleveland 44114
On November 2nd, Cleveland voters will vote on Issue 24—a charter amendment that would bring significant changes to police accountability in
the city, including civilian oversight of police conduct investigations. This issue has generated some of the starkest distinctions between mayoral candidates Justin
Bibb and Kevin Kelley.
Join the City Club in-person on Friday, October 22nd to hear from
both sides as we welcome key representatives to discuss what Issue 24 could mean for our city and our communities.
As religious faith has declined, political polarization has dramatically
increased. Has religious belief become politicized? What is the current role of religion in our personal and public life?
Why does loyalty to a political party or religion produce more personal conflict today than ever before?
Speakers: Randy Partain, Minister, UU Congregation of Cleveland, in conversation with Elliott Ingersoll, Professor,
CSU Dept of Counseling, Supervision & Adult Learning.
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Cleveland
Browns may not have a kickoff on Sunday, but State Rep. Kent Smith does!
Join him for his 2022 State Senate campaign kickoff at the Briardale
Greens picnic pavilion in Euclid (rain or shine) on Sunday, October 24th from
Please make checks payable to Kent Smith Committee.
Suggested contribution levels
$25, $50, $100 or $250.
You can also give online through the ActBlue website.
Join the Ohio Environmental Council's team of experts to learn more about how you can get involved in advocacy to
protect our environment.
Designed to complement our new Advocacy Toolkit, virtual trainings on Sept
14, Oct 5 (recordings now available), and Oct 26 (at noon) will help you understand some key parts of successful
Northeast Ohio school board races and school board meetings are growing in intensity and debate.
Many are especially contentious with issues around COVID-19 protocols, transparent curriculum development, and diversity,
equity, and inclusion initiatives driving heated disputes and personal attacks.
Join us on Wednesday, October
27, at 7:00 pm as our panel discusses the roles of local school boards, the duties and responsibilities of school board members,
and the effect these contentious issues are having on Northeast Ohio school board races, board operations, and community relations.
Moderated By: Jenny Hamel, Education Reporter, Ideastream Public Media
how to support abortion providers, funders, and patients? Concerned about what’s on the horizon for abortion access
in Ohio? Will Ohio follow Texas’ lead?
Join NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio and Preterm on October 27 at 7:00 pm
for a virtual Q+A, with panel support from our friends at Women Have Options-Ohio and Patients to Advocates!
Whether you have a specific, medical-based question, or you’re wondering about why activists call themselves pro-abortion,
these experts will be there to answer the questions you might have. You can submit your questions, even the hard ones, in
advance through the event registration, by Instagram, or this Google Form.
The City Club of Cleveland
2021 City Club Annual Meeting
and Democracy: Civic Discourse in the Digital Age
Speaker: Nina Jankowicz, Global Fellow and former Fulbright-Clinton
Public Policy Fellow, The Wilson Center
Friday, October 29, 2021
Noon - 1:30 pm
City Club of Cleveland
850 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Join us in person at the City Club
for our 2021 Annual Meeting, where Nina Jankowicz will discuss what is at stake in this moment: the future of civil discourse
and democracy, and the value of truth itself.