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Community Issues Forum Kicks Off Its New Season At The Peaslee Neighborood Center With A Forum Focusing On Community Organizing
Thursday September 12, 2019, 12:00 Noon,


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The Community Issues Forum kicks off its new season with a forum focusing on neighborhood organizing. A panel led by Joele Newman, Lead Organizer for the Peaslee Neighborhood Center, will discuss Peaslee’s Equitable Development Rubric and other collaborative neighborhood initiatives. This luncheon forum takes place at 12:00 noon, Thursday September 12th, The Peaslee Neighborhood Center, 215 East 14th Street in Over-the-Rhine. (Limited parking is available in the parking lot next to the Center.)


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Although we need to celebrate Marian Spencer’s Civil Rights’ victories such as the integration of Coney Island, we also must remember how she vigorously championed political reform throughout her life.  Proportional Representation (PR) stood out as her particular reform cause, but she also supported a wide range of other political reforms. For instance, she became involved in the successful campaign in 2001 to pass a City Charter Amendment that addressed “big money” in Council and mayoral elections.  READ MORE 

Past Forums

Forum Focuses on Three Grassroots Efforts To Reform The City’s Policy Of Providing Unconditional Support To Private Developers 

Thursday May 16, 2019, 12:00 Noon,

Several grassroots efforts are currently underway that would reform the City’s longterm policy of providing unconditional support to large development projects. At the next Community Issues Forum, Jenn Arens of the Peaslee Neighborhood Center, Michelle Dillingham, Executive Director of Community Shares, and John Schrider, Director of the Legal Society Aid of Southwest Ohio, will describe the Equitable Development Rubric for neighborhoods, tax abatement reforms, and a policy proposal to require housing developers to include a percentage of affordable units in their projects

Forum Focuses on The Collaborative Agreement Today –  How Is This 2002 Legal  Agreement To Improve Community/Police Relations Faring? 

Thursday May 2, 2019, 12:00 Noon,

Where do things stand with the Collaborative Agreement today? This formal agreement emerged in 2002 as the result of a federal law suit filed by Cincinnati’s African American leadership against the City for longstanding discriminatory police practices. At the next Community Issues Forum, Jason N. Cooper, Collaborative Agreement Sustainability Manager for the City of Cincinnati, and Iris Roley, Project Manager for the Cincinnati Black United Front’s Collaborative Agreement and Its Refresher, will provide an update on the Collaborative Agreement after it underwent a recent reevaluation and planning process. This luncheon presentation takes place at 12:00 noon, Thursday May 2nd, Christ Church Cathedral Forum Room (Third Floor), 318 East Fourth Street.