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Community Conversations on Structural Racism
October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
One event on October 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm
One event on October 26, 2020 at 7:00 pm
The Cuyahoga County Citizens’ Advisory Council on Equity (CACE) is hosting Virtual Community Conversations during the month of October to hear from residents about their experiences with racism and discrimination in Cuyahoga County and work that can be done to help combat inequities.
Virtual Session Dates (Click on date to sign up)
- Friday, October 23: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
- Saturday, October 24: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
- Monday, October 26: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sessions will be offered virtually through Zoom.
Why is CACE hosting these conversations?
CACE is charged with engaging in community outreach and public participation in the development of equity goals, strategies, and programs.
What topics will be covered?
Participants will be asked to discuss the following questions:
- We know that Black and Brown community members are impacted by racism. As a resident, how are you, your family and community impacted by racism?
- The Citizens’ Advisory Council on Equity will be focusing on four key areas. These include criminal justice (things like bail reform and police interaction), healthcare (access to good medical care, life expectancy), economic opportunity (things like fair wages and access to good jobs) and equitable quality of life (quality transportation, access to healthy food, safe and affordable housing). How does racism impact these four focus areas?
- What changes would you like to see related to the four areas? What organizations and influencers do you see as important to helping make these changes happen?
How will it work?
Participants will register and attend their selected conversation. Each conversation will be hosted by a facilitator. Comments will be captured by a scribe. The conversations are being hosted and gathered through the Common Ground platform in collaboration with The Cleveland Foundation.
Who can participate?
Anyone who wants to join in can register through the links at the top of this page.
What is Common Ground?
The Cleveland Foundation has hosted and organized Common Ground conversations for the past four years to gather thousands of voices and perspectives from across the county. Common Ground helps create meaningful connections and spur purposeful actions.