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Podcast of The City Club of Cleveland's Friday Forum and other City Club events.

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Podcast of The City Club of Cleveland's Friday Forum and other City Club events.

    Happy Dog Takes on the World: Health Surveillance, Privacy, and the Future of Democracy

    Happy Dog Takes on the World: Health Surveillance, Privacy, and the Future of Democracy

    How do governments worldwide balance public health and personal privacy as they attempt to protect their residents from the virus? What is the potential for these technologies to go beyond simply virus prevention and be used to further perpetuate existing structures of oppression? Once the crisis recedes, how quickly can these measures be dismantled? Or, will this pandemic-driven level of surveillance become the new normal? If so, what does that mean for the future of democracy?

    Beyond Pride: The Intersection of LGBTQ+ and Black Civil Rights

    Beyond Pride: The Intersection of LGBTQ+ and Black Civil Rights

    As the nation continues its discussion of racism and policing, trans people are seven times more likely to experience physical violence when interacting with the police, and nearly half of all Black transgender people have been incarcerated. As we end Pride Month, how does this recent Supreme Court ruling intersect with the racial justice movement sweeping our nation and world? What impact will it have on the lives of the Black trans community?

    Year of the Nurse

    Year of the Nurse

    The World Health Assembly has designated 2020 the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife in celebration of the 200th birthday of Florence Nightingale. Dr. May Wykle is one of the nation’s most distinguished nursing leaders, as well as an internationally recognized expert in geriatric and mental health nursing. She is also the first African American woman in nursing at major research university in the U.S.to have an endowed chair named after her. Join us at the City Club as she discusses the Year of the Nurse.

    June 19, 2020: Black Journalists in a Time of Crisis

    June 19, 2020: Black Journalists in a Time of Crisis

    Erika D. Smith is a columnist for the Los Angeles Times writing about the diversity of people and places across California. Jamil Smith is a Senior Writer at Rolling Stone, where he covers national affairs and culture. In addition to being writers, the two have one other commonality - both were born and raised in Cleveland.

    After the killing of George Floyd at the hands of police, both journalists wrote about the racism and the race-based inequities embedded in America's systems and structures: American Plague and Cities are being destroyed. California clearly isn’t as enlightened about race as we think.

    Currently, Americans are experiencing a "cascade of crises" -- rising unemployment due to the coronavirus pandemic; increased risk of death, either from COVID-19 or policy brutality, both of which disproportionately affect the Black community; an increased militarized police presence in cities and towns where protests are prevalent, and a looming housing crisis.

    Where do we go from here?

    June 16, 2020: Black Mental Health Matters

    June 16, 2020: Black Mental Health Matters

    Black Americans have spent centuries working to convince others of their humanity and right to live. And yet, these last few weeks have taken a particularly devastating toll on the Black community. Deaths from COVID-19, a disease that has disproportionately killed people of color because of chronic inequalities in our healthcare and economic systems, surpassed 100,000. Breonna Taylor and George Floyd became the latest names added to an extensive list of Black individuals who died in the hands of police. And many of the protests following these murders were met with a militarized police presence and further police brutality.

    The limited access to coping resources during this period of excessive stress is endangering Black lives even further. Black people are over seven times more likely to live in areas with limited access to mental health care. There is a dire shortage of Black mental health providers, and Black Americans are 20 percent more likely to report serious psychological distress.

    Black mental health matters. In a community where discussion of mental health is already largely taboo and stigmatized, it is dire that we address mental health needs and provide resources and practices for surviving through this triggering time.

    Reimagining Pretrial Justice: The Bail Project and the Fight to End Cash Bail

    Reimagining Pretrial Justice: The Bail Project and the Fight to End Cash Bail

    Launched in 2018, The Bail Project is on a mission to combat mass incarceration. By using a National Revolving Bail Fund, its community-based teams work with local partners to bring free bail assistance to thousands of people each year, reducing the human suffering caused by unaffordable cash bail, restoring the presumption of innocence, and building on the work of grassroots movements for decarceration. Join the City Club for a virtual forum this Friday with Robin Steinberg, Founder and CEO of the Bail Project.

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Great podcasts for anyone wanting to learn more about Cleveland and civics in general.

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