The City Club of Cleveland Podcast
The City Club of Cleveland Podcast
Podcast of The City Club of Cleveland's Friday Forum and other City Club events.
Elder Care: Connecting through Imagination, Joy, and Wonder
Our elders, especially those experiencing dementia and Alzheimer's are often isolated in nursing homes or segregated in elder-care settings, making the final years of life feel lonely and devoid of meaning. But what if we could radically change how we interact with our older loved ones?\r\n\r\nAnne Basting, artist and author of Creative Care: A Revolutionary Approach to Dementia and Elder Care, hopes to bring about that radical change. She developed an arts and creative approach that combines evidence-based therapies with methods from theater and improvisation, such as "Yes, and . . ." exercises. This approach fosters storytelling and active listening, allowing elders to freely share ideas and stories without worrying about getting the details "correct.\"\r\n\r\nFor over 20 years, Basting has researched ways to infuse arts and creativity into care settings. She is a MacArthur Fellow, received an Ashoka Fellowship, a Rockefeller Fellowship, and author of numerous articles and four books.
Jun 10
1 hr
The Changing Reality of Human Resource Management
Over the past two years, few have had a better view of workplace upheaval than human resource managers. In their roles, they oversee constantly evolving COVID-19 policies, are managing a new hybrid workforce, are addressing workplace inequities, and are tasked with creating safe and welcoming spaces as employees return to their jobs. Add to this, the need to market and recruit new talent and improve employee retention during the \"Great Resignation.\" It\'s not an understatement that HR management has stretched far beyond traditional employee services.\r\n\r\nIn these evolving circumstances, human resource professionals are in a unique position to redesign the workplace to meet the needs of employees. How is the HR community thinking about this here in Cleveland? And what are the new expectations of an HR manager?\r\n\r\nJoin us as we hear from three seasoned professionals on how they've seen their profession and industry evolve over the past two years, and the specific challenges and opportunities they see moving forward.
Jun 3
1 hr
Undelivered: The Never-Heard Speeches That Would Have Rewritten History
Speeches have the power to educate, incite, and inspire. But for almost every delivered speech, there exists an undelivered opposite. These "second speeches" provide a tantalizing, sometimes terrifying window into what could have been if not for changes of heart or momentous turns of events.\r\n\r\nIn Undelivered: The Never-Heard Speeches that Would Have Rewritten History, Jeff Nussbaum presents the most notable speeches that were never heard, from Dwight Eisenhower's apology for a D-Day failure to Richard Nixon's refusal to resign the presidency, and even Hillary Clinton's acceptance for a 2016 victory-the latter never seen until now.\r\n\r\nJeff Nussbaum most recently served as a special assistant and senior speechwriter to President Biden. Prior to his role at the White House, Nussbaum was a partner at West Wing Writers, the premier strategy and speechwriting shop in DC.\r\n\r\nJoin us in-person at the City Club as we get a behind-the-scenes look at the power of speechwriting, and what these second speeches can tell us about the past, and also inform our present.
May 20
1 hr
Laboratories of Autocracy: A Wake-Up Call from Behind the Lines
The greatest threat to American democracy, says David Pepper isn\'t the high-profile antics of national politicians. In his new book, Laboratories of Autocracy, he posits that the greatest danger to democracy is in our own statehouses, and the dismantling of democratic institutions is happening right under our noses.\r\n\r\nPepper points to often unchecked state legislatures that enjoy immense power with what seems like total anonymity. Most Americans cannot name their state representatives, yet state legislators make critical decisions on economic policy, budgets, energy policy, criminal justice, education, and more. And on the heels of the Ohio Supreme Court dismissing the fourth set of redistricting maps due to gerrymandering, statehouse decisions can easily influence federal politics in favor of a single party.\r\n\r\nPepper is a lawyer, writer, political activist, former elected official, adjunct professor and the former Chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party. Join us to hear how he believes citizens can protect democracy at in their communities, at the state level, and around the country.
May 13
1 hr
Youth Forum: Conquering Fear for Positive Change
This year, the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage celebrates the finalists of our 14th annual Stop the Hate contest, and The City Club of Cleveland is celebrating the winners of The Hope and Stanley Adelstein Free Speech Essay Contest.\r\n\r\nThe Stop the Hate contest, which annually awards $100,000 to 6th - 12th grade students and schools in Northeast Ohio, has expanded to include free online museum tours and classroom workshops. As of 2022, the total amount of scholarships, prizes, and anti-bias education grants awarded through the contest to Northeast Ohio students and schools will be $1.4 million. An estimated 45,000+ students have participated across twelve counties.\r\n\r\nThis year, using object-based learning, students learn what it means to be a bystander, upstander, or perpetrator in global events like the Holocaust and national events like the Civil Rights Movement. Reflecting on this history, they are asked to reflect on discrimination they experience or witness today. Students respond to the question of what role they play in changing in their community. The theme for this year is courage, inspired by Cambodian-born American human-rights activist, author, and Cleveland resident, Loung Ung who famously said, "Courage is when you dare to be yourself, in whatever ways you want to be - to not be afraid, to just do it."\r\n\r\nFor The Hope and Stanley Adelstein Free Speech Essay Contest. Every year since 2013, The Hope and Stanley Adelstein Free Speech Essay Contest challenges high school students to examine the role of free speech in the 21st century. The essay contest was established by Hope and Stanley as part of the City Club's Centennial celebration. The Adelsteins were longtime City Club members, philanthropists, and environmental activists. Stanley joined the City Club in 1941 and remained an active member until his death in 2014. Hope's hallmark was civic involvement, and she was active in the Cleveland community until her death in 2016.\r\n\r\nFor the 2022 contest, students have been asked to respond to this prompt:\r\n\r\nIn recent months there has been a lot of debate about Critical Race Theory (CRT) being taught in classrooms across America. The anti-CRT movement has inspired parents to voice concerns at school board meetings and state legislators to ban the use and teaching of CRT in K-12 classrooms. The legislation proposed in Ohio doesn't name CRT directly, but it prohibits a set of concepts from being taught or used as content in professional development. A very similar law in Texas specifically prohibits the use of the New York Times's 1619 Project in public school classrooms.\r\n\r\nWhat is at risk if this kind of legislation passes? Reflect on the important lessons you've learned at school about our national history. Are there specific aspects of our history that deserve more attention or something you think should not be taught at school? America prides itself on being a champion of free speech and a beacon of democracy. How would limiting what teachers can teach complicate our idea of freedom of expression? How would you recommend your state government address the ongoing debate over CRT and systemic racism?
May 12
1 hr
2022 Law Day: The Constitution in Times of Change
The Constitution is the prevailing guiding document of law, values, and governance for our country. It has withstood some of the most turbulent times in our Nation\'s history and, during these times of change, is once again being put to the test.\r\n\r\nJudge Patricia Ann Blackmon was the first woman of color elected to court of appeals in Ohio and retired in 2021 after 30+ years of service. She will be in conversation with Justice Melody J. Stewart, the first Black woman elected to the Ohio Supreme Court.\r\n\r\nJoin the City Club, in-person to learn about Blackmon's historical career, and how to uphold the Constitution during times of change.\r\n\r\nThis forum is in partnership with the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association to mark President Dwight Eisenhower\'s first Law Day in 1958--which honors the nation\'s commitment to the rule of law.
May 6
1 hr
Happy Dog Takes on the State of European Democracy
The slide toward autocracy among some European nations has called into question the health of European democracy and the upending of politics as we know it in Europe. This changing tenor has proved a challenge, and as in the case of NATO, the strength of the European Union is being revisited.\r\n\r\nIn early April, Viktor Orban, Hungary\'s authoritarian leader and longtime Russian ally, won his fourth consecutive term. He viewed his win as a snub to both the European Union and President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine--who Orban called an \"opponent he had to overcome\" on the campaign trail. And by the time we gather at the Happy Dog on May 4th, the French election will have been decided between President Emmanuel Macron and challenger Marine Le Pen. While Macron is projected to win, his lead is much less comfortable than in 2017. Le Pen is running for the third time on a far-right agenda and has positioned herself as a Putin ally. She has spent over a decade rallying against the European Union, and if she wins, would be the first far-right presidency in French history.\r\n\r\nWhat does this all mean for the state of democracy in Europe? Join us at the Happy Dog in the historic Gordon Square Arts District as we talk about the recent elections in Europe and what this all means for democratic nations worldwide.
May 4
1 hr
The 2022 Charles R. See Annual Forum on Reentry featuring Ms. Susan Burton
The story of Ms. Susan Burton is a story of redemption and overcoming the odds. After the loss of her 5-year old son, addiction took hold of Ms. Burton sending her on a decades-long journey of incarceration and recidivism. After six separate stints in prison, Ms. Burton found sobriety and founded her own nonprofit, A New Way of Life, which aims to help other women break the cycle of incarceration.\r\n\r\nThrough this work, Ms. Burton pushed for reforms that reduced the mass incarceration of African Americans, overcrowding in the state's prisons, and for those stuck in the cycle to truly get back on their feet. A New Way of Life provides housing, case management, employment, legal services, leadership development, and community organizing on behalf of, and alongside people who struggle to rebuild their lives after incarceration.\r\n\r\nIn addition to her advocacy work, Ms. Susan Burton is the author of Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women, where she shares her own experiences with addiction, incarceration, and trauma.\r\n\r\nIn honor of the 2022 Charles R. See Forum on Reentry in partnership with Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry, the City Club will welcome Ms. Susan Burton virtually, in conversation with an in-person live panel on reentry.
Apr 29
1 hr
Youth Forum: Dissecting the State of Healthcare Reform
As part of his political campaign, President Joe Biden laid out the groundwork for significant leaps and change in healthcare.\r\n\r\nPresident Biden issued nearly 40 executive orders during his first 100 days in office, about 12 of which were specifically targeted to address changes in healthcare. Some orders made way for easier access to Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act, while others directed secretaries of various governmental agencies to review policies currently in place, with some being rewritten or purged altogether. While a step in the right direction, those seeking healthcare reform believe tackling such issues should be more aggressive.\r\n\r\nLocally, and despite being home to some of the best healthcare facilities in the world, Ohio ranks 47th out of 50 states or healthcare. Ohio's ranking is largely the result of socioeconomic inequalities, such as access to healthcare, childhood adversity and trauma, and access to healthcare, among other issues. Also, several cities around the U.S., including Cleveland, have declared racism to be a public health crisis, but what do these proclamations means on the state, regional and national levels?\r\n\r\nJoin us in a virtual forum as a Youth Forum panel explains the impact of healthcare reform and the political strides that have been taken to address it.
Apr 28
1 hr
Clearing the Path for Successful Black Business Ownership
There\'s a prevailing narrative in America that free markets are an equal opportunity employer--that with the right amount of grit, determination and entrepreneurial spirit, anyone can make it. But how equal is the opportunity out there, really? And for those Black men and women who have made it, and now lead successful multimillion dollar enterprises, what structural and systemic obstacles did they overcome to get there?\r\n\r\nAriane Kirkpatrick built AKA Team from a small cleaning company to a successful construction management firm working as part of the group building the convention center and Eaton\'s headquarters. Today, she\'s the sole Black female owner of company licensed to grow and dispense cannabis in Ohio.\r\n\r\nIn 1993, Warren Anderson bought a company supplying product to McDonald\'s restaurants around the state. Today, Anderson-Dubose is one of the largest minority-owned businesses in the nation. Anderson\'s journey offers lessons, both for entrepreneurs and for those committed to removing structural barriers to equity.\r\n\r\nIn a conversation moderated by Michael Jeans, founding president of Growth Opportunity Partners, Kirkpatrick and Anderson will share stories from their careers and lessons for creating a more just economy.
Apr 22
1 hr
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