Preview #CommonGroundCLE on July 30: Part 1

Cleveland skyline with Common Ground logo

Common Ground is just days away! On our blog each day this week, we’ll share a selection of the Common Ground conversations happening Sunday, July 30 across Cuyahoga County. We hope you will register to attend one (or more!) of these free community events. You can explore all Common Ground locations, and register to attend here.  


Entrance of The Dealership Barriers Black Women Face in the Work Place – Black Girl CLE and Curly CLE

Discuss the barriers and opportunities for women of color in the workplace.

3 – 5 p.m. at The Dealership (3558 Lee Road, Shaker Heights, OH 44120)

Black women in the workplace often face a double glass ceiling. Dealing with “mansplaining,” constant questions on qualifications or professionalism, and slow advancement up the corporate ladder, we often suffer and persevere in silence. It’s time for real talk, let’s come together share our stories and discuss issues like of natural hair in the workplace, our paths to success and obstacles that we still face. Register to attend this Common Ground conversation here.


Image of Baldwin Wallace building Starting Point: Creating Common Ground for Conversations Around Difference – Baldwin Wallace & The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio

Discuss the role and influence of diversity in our communities.

5 – 7 p.m. at Baldwin Wallace University (120 E. Grand St., Berea, OH 44017)

Join us as we gather to discuss the role and influence of diversity in our communities. Our goal is to create a space for reflection and dialogue on the ways that we engage conversations around elements of diversity. We look forward to joining together to share experiences and ideas towards creating common ground around diversity, difference, and connection. Register to attend this Common Ground conversation here.

 

A group of girls work on a school assignment at a table Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Discuss safety in our neighborhoods and its impact on our kids. 

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo (3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland, OH 44109)

In many Cleveland neighborhoods, these are dangerous times. What can residents and community leaders do to ensure our children are safe and not engaged in risky behaviors during after-school hours? What role should schools, government and nonprofits play in keeping youth out of harm’s way? Register to attend this Common Ground conversation here.


Timothy Tramble is pictured as member of panel discussion A Re-Envisioned Kinsman – Burten, Bell, Carr Development, Inc.

Discuss the future of Cleveland’s Kinsman neighborhood.

1 – 3 p.m. at CornUcopia Place (7201 Kinsman Rd., Ste. 103B, Cleveland, OH 44104)

We will continue discussions on living in Kinsman that began with The City Club of Cleveland’s For the Love of Cleveland: Too Many Houses, Not Enough Homes forum in June, where Burten, Bell, Carr Development Executive Director Timothy Tramble served on the panel. Please join in the conversation about the future of Kinsman, from education to traffic patterns, to the effects of climate change. Register to attend this Common Ground conversation here.


Catholic Charities logo Catholic Charities at St. Augustine Tower

Discuss how we can promote the Cuyahoga County Immigration Legal Services Fund.

1 – 2:30 p.m. at St. Augustine Tower (7800 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, OH 44102)

Join us to discuss how we can market the Cuyahoga County Immigration Legal Services Fund to government, corporate, and individual donors in order to grow the amount of funds available for use by nonprofits. This is not a forum for discussing the greater immigration reform debate; our topic is narrowly defined and we will only discuss how to grow the fund. Register to attend this Common Ground conversation here.


Syrian Cultural garden sign and garden are picturedCleveland Council on World Affairs at the Syrian Cultural Garden

Discuss how to build a stronger, more internationally-minded Cleveland.

1 – 3 p.m. at the Syrian Cultural Garden (1191 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Cleveland, OH 44108)

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs will partner with Common Ground to discuss how to build a stronger, more internationally-minded Cleveland. The conversation will take place at the Syrian Culture Garden, and Middle Eastern cuisine will be served. Register to attend this Common Ground conversation here.


Edgewater Beach House is pictured Cleveland Metroparks: Connecting Local Communities

Discuss how we can connect communities.

10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Cleveland Metroparks Edgewater Beach House (6500 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway, Cleveland, OH 44102)

Cleveland Metroparks has been connecting local communities for the past 100 years. Join us to discuss how we can work together to connect communities for the next 100 years. Register to attend this Common Ground conversation here.


A group of elementary school girls conduct a dissection lab Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Discuss how we can advocate and inspire girls and women to pursue STEM careers.

10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History (1 Wade Oval Drive, Cleveland, OH 44106)

Join us to answer the question, “How can we advocate and inspire girls and women to pursue STEM careers?” Register to attend this Common Ground conversation here.


Cleveland Community Police Commission logo Cleveland Community Police Commission

Discuss how we can lift up our neighborhoods.

10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Location TBD) 

When was the last time you felt ‘empowered as a member of your community?’ The Cleveland Community Police Commission invites you to a brunch event designed to explore the feelings that drive positive change. Come and tell us your stories of empowered moments that lead to a better tomorrow. Register to attend this Common Ground conversation here.

Common Ground Location Preview 7-24 - City Rising Farm How Can I Life Up My Neighborhood? – City Rising Farm

Discuss how we can lift up our neighborhoods.

1 – 5 p.m. at City Rising Farm Community Garden (9001 Blaine Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106)

In addition to adult conversations we will have space for kid friendly conversations and crafts. There will also be a Neighbor Up Network Action Clinic Team available to help people develop plans to move their ideas from conversations to actions. Register to attend this Common Ground conversation here.

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