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Forum Focuses on Growing Poverty In Cincinnati: “All-In Cincinnati,” A New Policy Agenda And Coalition To Address It

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Cincinnati experienced a 4.2 percent increase in poverty from 2007 to 2017. Recent Census numbers reveal that 10,000 residents fell below the poverty line during that decade. “All In Cincinnati” represents a new coalition and policy agenda dedicated to addressing both poverty and inequity in this city. At the next Community Issues Forum, a representative of the All-In Cincinnati Core Team will review the recently released report of All-In Cincinnati, and provide an update of its policy agenda and the work of the local All-In Cincinnati coalition. (The Core Team represents thirteen local organizations, including the Urban League, LISC, Project AMOS, and the Women’s Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation.) This luncheon Forum take place at 12:00 noon, Thursdays November 29th, Christ Church Cathedral  Forum Room (Third Floor), 318 East Fourth Street.  PART THREE VIDEO


Forum Focuses on  Good Food For All: A Collaboration Between The Greater Cincinnati Good Food Coalition And The Cincinnati Public Schools

Thursday, November 8, 2018

The Greater Cincinnati Good Food Coalition is a diverse alliance of organizations dedicated to reshaping local food institutions into a system that is healthier for people and the environment. The Coalition currently works with the Cincinnati Public Schools to leverage the CPS purchasing power in order to bring best food practices to its many campuses. At the next Community Issues Forum, Brennan Grayson, Executive Director of the Cincinnati Interfaith Workers Center, will review the goals and development of the Food Coalition and provide an up to date progress report on its collaboration with CPS. This luncheon Forum take place at 12:00 noon, Thursdays November 8th, Christ Church Cathedral  Forum Room (Third Floor), 318 East Fourth Street.  VIDEO PART II


Forum Focuses on  “What do voters need to know about the six City Charter Amendment proposals and the County Children’s Services Levy?”

Thursday, October 25, 2018

What do voters need to know about the six City Charter Amendment proposals and the County Children’s Services Levy before they go to the polls this fall? At the next Community Issues Forum, Hamilton County Commissioner Denise Dreihaus will review the Children’s Services Levy, and Civic Leader Don Mooney and Councilmembers Greg Landsman and David Mann will review the City Charter Amendments. This luncheon Forum take place at 12:00 noon, Thursdays October 25th, Christ Church Cathedral  Forum Room (Third Floor), 318 East Fourth Street.


Forum Focuses on  What do voters need to know about Issue I before they go to the polls this fall? 

Thursday, October 11,  2018

What do voters need to know about Issue I before they go to the polls this fall? At the next Community Issues Forum, Elizabeth Hopkins, Staff Lead for Project AMOS, will review the content of this proposed Amendment to the Ohio Constitution and its intent to reform the criminal justice system’s reliance on sentencing people to prison terms. (Project AMOS is an interfaith coalition of fifty congregations that focuses on racial and social justice issues.)  This luncheon Forum take place at 12:00 noon, Thursdays October 11th, Christ Church Cathedral  Forum Room (Third Floor), 318 East Fourth Street.


Forum Focuses on   “What are the critical issues that candidates running for office this fall need to address?

Thursday, September 27,  2018

What are the critical issues that candidates running for office this fall need to address? At the next Community Issues Forum, a panel of community leaders will spell out some of the problems and policies that local, state and national candidates should be talking to voters about. The panel includes John E. Schrider, Jr.,  Attorney at Law/Director Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio, Michelle Dillingham, Executive Director of Community Shares, Paul Breidenbach representing  the Cincinnati Interfaith Workers Center, and D. David Altman, an environmental attorney who specializes in defending average citizens.

Forum Focuses on Protecting Voting Rights And Focusing On Efforts To Register And Motivate People To Vote  

Thursday, September 13,  2018

The Community Issues Forum kicks off its new season with a forum focusing on voting rights and local efforts to register and motivate people to vote. Cosponsored by the Voter Engagement Coordination Campaign, this forum will feature a panel including Elizabeth Brown, Co-President, the League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area, Carol Womeldorf of the Ohio Poor People’s Campaign, Catherine Turcer, Director of Common Cause/Ohio, and Amy Teitelman, Regional Director of For Our Future Fund.