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Where are we headed as a nation? As activists and reformers, most of us spend our time in the here and now advocating for changes that will bring about a more just and compassionate society. Every so often, however, we need to take a broader and more detached look at the trends shaping our present and future. This crazy and troubling moment in our history appears to be one of those necessary times to do some reflection. READ MORE WHERE ARE WE HEADED AS A NATION_

 Public Education Town Hall
Candidates- What Do You Know About School Funding? * Voters – How Does Your Vote Affect Our Public Schools?
Saturday, Sept 15th 10am-11:30am program, followed by post-program networking  11:30am-12 Noon
Location: TBD

Past Forums

Forum Focuses on The Equitable Development Rubric Created By The Peaslee Neighborhood Center

Thursday, May 31,  2018

With all the development taking place in neighborhoods such as Over-the-Rhine, a planning process is badly needed to insure equitable results that will benefit the current residents. At the next Community Issues Forum, Jennifer Summers and Jennifer Arens of Peaslee Neighborhood Center will discuss an equitable development rubric that the Center has created as a tool to help citizens evaluate the impact of local development projects. This luncheon forum took place at 12:00 noon, Thursday May 31st,

Forum Focuses on A New Burst of Energy In The Grassroots Campaign For Legislation To Curb Gun Violence 

Thursday, May 17,  2018

After the tragic school shootings in Parkland, Florida, students organized to become a vital new force in the ongoing campaign to curb gun violence by promoting gun reform legislation. These students have joined forces with grassroots organizations that were already in the field such as Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. At the next Community Issues Forum, Michele Mueller, Local Group Lead for Moms Demand Action, and Lauren Rose, a student activist and senior at Mason High School, will discuss current activities and the new burst of energy that has given strength to local, state, and national gun reform efforts.