This June 24, you can be a part of Common Ground, a day of conversation to explore our community’s power to build a stronger, safer and more dynamic home. On a single day, people will gather across Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga counties over a shared meal to connect and discuss this year’s question: “Why does place matter?”
Common Ground started last year, when more than 2,000 Greater Clevelanders gathered in Public Square and in locations across Cuyahoga County for mealtime conversations about our region’s future. Click here to download a recap of last year’s event!
This year, we are expanding the footprint of Common Ground. Conversations will take place at nearly 100 locations across Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga counties, thanks to the many passionate organizations and individuals who want to help others find common ground and take action.
Common Ground conversations will take place anytime during the day of Sunday, June 24.
Conversations can be held in any location, including homes, parks, places of worship, libraries and community centers.
Any resident who wants to discuss our community’s future can join in a conversation. You can sign up to host your own event, or attend an existing event.
Residents can get involved in Common Ground by hosting a conversation or participating in one or more on June 24. Registration is required. You can learn more about hosting or participating at our fun Common Ground Q&A Webinar on May 23. Register to listen in right here.
Join a conversation!
Click here to view events being hosted across Cuyahoga, Lake, and Geauga counties on June 24 and register to join one.
You don’t have to wait until June 24 to participate, because we’ve got a series of wonderful events lined from now until the big day, including:
FredWalksCLE: Join us for a series of neighborhood walks where you can explore areas with the guidance and perspective of neighborhood experts including police officers, architects, urban planners and naturalists.
The City Club of Cleveland’s For the Love of Cleveland series will launch May 18 with a community keynote address from Erin Barnes, co-founder and executive director of ioby, on the power of resident activism in creating and sustaining place. This event is presented free to the community by the Cleveland Foundation. It kicks off a summer series of fabulous events. Learn more here.
Finally, stay tuned to our blog and sign up for our e-newsletter, where we will be sharing more about Common Ground, including guest posts, event updates and recaps, and more fun news. You can follow Common Ground on social media via #CG2018 and #CommonGroundCLE.