Two Day Conference-Carrying the Stokes Legacy Forward: Cleveland Then, Now and Next

Be part of a community discussion on improving job creation, healthcare, safety, education and housing

Carrying the Stokes Legacy Forward: Cleveland Then, Now and Next

November 3-4, 2017

Friday, November 3: 6-9 pm, Cuyahoga Community College, 2500 East 22nd Street, Cleveland, OH 44115

Saturday, November 4: 9 am-4 pm, George S. Dively Conference Center 11240 Bellflower Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44106

As part of the yearlong Stokes Initiative, a panel of educators and policy experts reviewed the strides the Stokes administration made in the late 1960s in the areas of Cleveland's healthcare, education, jobs, safety and housing. Then they examined the challenges that remain in these areas in today's Cleveland. Join the discussion and help chart the course for future change at this two-day conference.

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Schedule of Events:

Friday, November 3:

6-9 pm:
Researcher Recap of Stokes Policy Work Panel Discussion/Watch Party
Randell McShepard, Vice President-Public Affairs and Stokes Policy Committee Chair, RPM International Inc.
Richey Piiparinen, Director, The Center for Population Dynamics and Stokes Policy Committee Chair, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs Cleveland State University
John Corlett, President & Executive Director, The Center for Community Solutions
Ronnie Dunn, Ph.D,  Associate Professor, Urban Studies, Cleveland State University College of Urban Affairs
Amy Hanauer, Founding Executive Director, Policy Matters of Ohio

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Saturday, November 4:

9 am-4 pm:
9-9:45 am: Breakfast and poster presentations
9:45-10 am; Welcome/Opening Remarks
10-11 am: Opening panel 
Moderator:  Cordell E. Stokes, Chairman & CEO, CLC Stokes Consulting Group
Reverend Dr. Joan Brown Campbell
Judge William Dawson, Presiding and Administrative Judge, East Cleveland Municipal Court
Mansfield Frazier, General Manager, Chateau Hough
Dick Peery, Retired Journalist and Reporter, Call and Post and Plain Dealer
Joseph Worthy, Lead National Organizer, Children’s Defense Fund
11 am-noon: Session I (Housing and Healthcare, concurrently)
noon-1 pm: Lunch
1-2 pm: Session II (Workforce/Jobs, Education, concurrently)
2-3 pm: Session III (Safety)
3-3:15 pm: Break
3:15-4 pm: Practical Ways to Get Involved 
Erika Anthony, Vice President of Government Relations and Strategy, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress

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