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Thursday, March 1, 2018 
The Need To Improve Public Transit In Greater Cincinnati:  What Is Needed And How To Fund It.

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A consensus exists that the current bus system administered by SORTA is inadequate. The questions are: What improvements are needed, and how can they be funded? At the next Community Issues Forum, a panel including Cam Hardy, President of the Better Bus Coalition, Mark Sanaan of the Better Bus Coalition, and Justin Jeffre, Editor of StreetVibes will address the area’s transit needs and how they can be fixed. This luncheon presentation takes place at 12:00 noon, Thursday March 1st, Christ Church Cathedral Forum Room (Third Floor), 318 East Fourth Street.

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Applied Information Resources is proud to cosponsor with Woman’s City Club Martha Raddatz: “United States’ Impact on Global Hotspots. Monday, April 16:Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm Street, 7 p.m. Call 513-381-4994 for tickets. $35ation.


Tuesday, Wednesday,  March 20-21
You’re invited to participate in an engaging, two-day workshop featuring Cormac Russell, Author, Keynote speaker and Faculty member of Asset-Based Community Development Institute. The workshop will take place on March 20-21 from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm at The Starfire Council. Cost: $175 per person. (Scholarships available, contact Chris Witt. To register, go here.
Free Lecture on Monday, March 19, at noon. The cathedral is pleased to host Cormac Russell for a special Community Issues forum offering  Details to follow.

Past Forums

Forum Focuses on The Child Poverty Collaborative In 2018: A Status Report by Dr. Karen Bankston.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

 What progress can be reported concerning the Child Poverty Collaborative? Since its launching in 2016, what steps have been taken to reach the goal of significantly reducing child poverty in Cincinnati? At the next Community Issues Forum, Dr. Karen Bankston, the new Executive Director of the Collaborative, will review the current status of this important local initiative.  PART II

Forum Focuses on An Update  On Significant Citizen Organizing In 2018:Including The Women’s March And Redistricting Reform 

Thursday, February 1, 2018

 Last year, events in Washington, D.C. sparked significant local grassroots organizing around social, political, and economic justice issues. These local efforts included a Women’s March and an initiative to bring about Congressional redistricting reform in Ohio. At the next Community Issues Forum, Michelle Dillingham, Executive Director of Community Shares, Kate Gallion, Organizer of the Cincinnati Women’s March from United We Stand, Bill Woods. of Common Cause/Ohio, and Ed Burdell of the Economic Justice Round Table, will review how some of these organizing efforts are progressing in 2018. This luncheon presentation takes place at 12:00 noon, Thursday February 1st, Christ Church Cathedral Forum Room (Third Floor), 318 East Fourth Street.

Forum Focuses on An Update Issues Confronting Cincinnati City Government In 2018

Thursday, January 18, 2018

What are the important issues confronting City Council in 2018 and beyond? At the first Forum of 2018, Councilman David Mann, Former Mayor and Chair of the Budget Committee, will address this question as well as assessing how he sees government’s role in future developments and plans for the city. This luncheon presentation takes place at 12:00 noon, Thursday January 18th, Christ Church Cathedral Forum Room (Third Floor), 318 East Fourth Street.  PART II

Forum Focuses on An Update About Obama Care,  Medicaid, And Other Assistance 

Thursday December 14, 2017

If you are confused about federal policy and assistance for health care, you are not alone. It almost requires a daily score card to keep up with changes and proposals concerning Obama Care, Medicaid, CHIP, and other assistance programs related to health care coverage. At the next Community Issues Forum, Steve Wagner, Executive Director of UHCAN OHIO, will provide an update of actual and proposed changes and new issues to look for in 2018. This luncheon Forum takes place at 12:00 noon, Thursday December 14th, Christ Church Cathedral  Forum Room (Third Floor), 318 East Fourth Street.