Education: The continued impact of the pandemic on children, teachers, and schools

Virtual

As school districts continue to struggle with providing in-person and remote learning as Omicron and other new COVID-19 variants emerge, educational outcomes continue to be adversely impacted. Students, teachers, and families experience challenges with remote learning, the lack of digital resources in both urban and rural areas, social isolation, workforce shortages, and family stress. A …

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Limiting Critical Race Theory and the Effect on Education, Non-Profit Organizations and Governmental Systems

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Ohio legislators have introduced bills aimed at banning the teaching of critical race theory and divisive concepts focused on nationality, color, ethnicity, race, or sex, within primary, secondary, and higher education, state agencies, and political sub-divisions.Our March 31st conversation will bring together panelists representing a variety of groups throughout Northeast Ohio to discuss the potential …

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Language 101

Virtual

Join us for an exploratory conversation on the impact of language related to social justice. Ryan Clopton-Zymler, Director of Race, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will present “Language 101,” a dialogue to set the foundation for how we talk about, and think about, concepts related to RDEI. This presentation is for anyone and everyone that seeks …

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The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Mental Health and Substance Use, Access to Care, and Treatment

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The COVID-19 pandemic had a devastating impact on the mental health and well-being of communities across the country, including Ohio. Moreover, the pandemic exposed the preexisting disparities in access to behavioral health care services, especially in underserved communities, but also presented new opportunities in delivering behavioral health services, particularly with the expansion of telehealth regulations …

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Voting Rights, Redistricting, and Impact on Voter Turnout

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A panel of local experts will discuss the status of Ohio's redistricting process during this election year. The discussion will also focus on the impact of Ohio's present district maps in Northeast Ohio and fair and equitable representation, especially for majority-minority communities, and how proposed voter laws at the state level will impact redistricting, voter …

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How do Changes to Medicaid and Food Stamps Impact Our Community?

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At the end of February, an estimated 1.5 million of Ohio's poorest households will lose at least $95 worth of food a month, and at the beginning of April, millions more will be at risk of losing Medicaid coverage due to federal legislation that passed in December 2022 ending COVID-19 pandemic policies. A panel of …

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The State of Greater Cleveland: The Release of United Way of Greater Cleveland’s Community Needs Assessment

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For decades, Cleveland has topped national charts in the number of working adults, children, and older adults living in poverty. With the release of United Way’s triennial needs assessment, a panel of local experts will discuss the report's key findings, including: what has improved and the barriers to success over the past three years how …

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The Social Impact of Utility Debt

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Thousands of households in the Greater Cleveland area are unable to afford their basic household utility costs, one in five Cleveland Water Department customers are at least one month behind on their water bill, and more than 270,000 Ohioans had their gas or electric services shut off due to nonpayment. Join our panel of local experts as they discuss the utility needs of renters and homeowners, ways housing quality impacts utility affordability, utility costs and impact on health, and ways utility assistance programs help address utility affordability.

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