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Fall 2022 Forums

The Community Forum Archive contains information and available recordings for Forums since January 1, 2020.

All Forums since January 1, 2017 have been recorded and most are available on our YouTube page.

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Guns: How Can We Keep Our Loved Ones Safe?

Guns: How Can We Keep Our Loved Ones Safe?

September 18, 2022
Speakers: Brent Larkin, Columnist, cleveland.com Ohio State Senator Matt Dolan (R-24) Gun deaths rose 43% from 2010 to 2020, according to the Pew Research Center. The Gun Violence Archive reports ... Learn More
Post-Roe: Impact & Options

Post-Roe: Impact & Options

September 25, 2022
Speakers: Adarsh Krishen MD, MMM, FAAFP, Chief Medical Officer, Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio Mary Schatzman RN, gynecology, Northeast Ohio Women's Center What will the vulnerable do without Roe? A ... Learn More
Getting to Know Non-Binary People

Getting to Know Non-Binary People

October 2, 2022
Speakers: Kate Mozynski, Staff Attorney, Equality Ohio; Phyllis "Seven" Harris, Executive Director, LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland Most of us know people who are gay, lesbian or transgender, but ... Learn More
Where Have All the (Affordable) Houses Gone?

Where Have All the (Affordable) Houses Gone?

October 16, 2022
Speakers: Sally Martin, Director, and Tim Kobie, Manager, Strategic Code Enforcement Initiatives, both of Cleveland Building and Housing Department Ayonna Blue Donald, Vice President, Ohio Market, Enterprise Community Partners The ... Learn More
Financial Challenges of Healthcare

Financial Challenges of Healthcare

October 23, 2022
Speaker: Donna Graham, Vice President, Revenue Cycle, MetroHealth Medical Center; Kinsey Jolliff, Principal, Health Policy & Payment Innovation, The MetroHealth System. Staffing shortages, rising expenses, supply chain issues and limited ... Learn More
Midterm Elections: Meltdown, Referendum or Party Switching?

Midterm Elections: Meltdown, Referendum or Party Switching?

October 30, 2022
Speaker: Tom Sutton PhD, Director, Community Research Institute, Baldwin Wallace University Inflation, gas prices, guns violence abortion and democracy itself. All are on the ballot. The party that occupies the ... Learn More
Water: You Don’t Know What You’ve Got ‘til It’s Gone

Water: You Don’t Know What You’ve Got ‘til It’s Gone

November 6, 2022
Speakers: Kristin Hall, Executive Director, Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District Judy Huichun Zhang, Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, CWRU Lake Erie is an asset of Ohio that is ... Learn More
Labor Shortage: What’s the Future in Northeast Ohio and Beyond?

Labor Shortage: What’s the Future in Northeast Ohio and Beyond?

November 20, 2022
Speakers:  Bethia Burke, President, Cleveland-based Fund for our Economic Future Jacob Duritsky, Vice President, Strategy & Research, Team Northeast Ohio (Team NEO) Studies show that labor shortages are still prevalent ... Learn More