The 50 Year Policy Legacy of Mayor Carl B. Stokes

A Panel Discussion

The 50 Year Policy Legacy of Mayor Carl B. Stokes

Friday, November 3, 2017

Noon

Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland, Ballroom A&B, 300 Lakeside Avenue East, Cleveland, OH 44113

2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the election of Carl Stokes, the first African-American mayor of a major U.S. city. Shortly after the election and in an effort to initiate sweeping changes to improve the lives of Clevelanders, Mayor Stokes created Cleveland NOW! as his signature proposal to address the challenges of his time. Many of the challenges that motivated him then still face the city today.

This event features a panel of authors of a new policy document that examines the legacy of Mayor Stokes' signature efforts in housing, health, safety, education and economic parity. Their findings help us understand the past, how far we've come as a community, and what possibilities the future holds.

Panelists include:

John R. Corlett, President and Executive Direct, The Center for Community Solutions

Ronnie A. Dunn, Ph.D,  Associate Professor of Urban Studies, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University

Amy Hanauer, Executive Director, Policy Matters Ohio

Randy McShepard, Vice President of Public Affairs, RPM International, Inc.

Richey Piiparinen, Director of the Center for Population Dynamics, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University

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