Our third annual Common Ground day of community conversation returns June 30, 2019. Common Ground is a single-day initiative where people gather at locations across our region to share a meal and a conversation about the places we call home. Individuals and organizations across Cuyahoga, Lake, and Geauga counties will bring family, friends, and neighbors to the Common Ground table to discuss this year’s prompt:
My Environment was…
My Environment is…
My Environment will be…
Common Ground conversation events are planned throughout the day on June 30. All events are free to attend, but online registration is required. Explore conversations listed below by topic to find the events that fit your interests, or CLICK HERE to browse conversations by time of day to find the events that fit your schedule. Interested in more than one Common Ground conversation? Register to attend multiple events!
- Common Ground at the Westerly Wastewater Treatment Plant – 9:30 a.m.
- Common Ground: Conservation Conversations – 10 a.m.
- Plastic Surgery: Cutting Plastic Out of Your Life (Flats/Downtown) – 10 a.m.
- Spice Field Kitchen – 10:30 a.m.
- Greening Our Community: a Conversation with Holden Forests & Gardens – 12 p.m.
- Cleveland Foundry – 12 p.m.
- Kent State Geauga Presents: Sustainability and Solar Power – You Can Do it Too! – 12 p.m.
- Cuyahoga Valley National Park – 1 p.m.
- Plastic Surgery: Cutting Plastic Out of Your Life (East) – 1 p.m.
- A GREEN NEW DEAL: Mobilizing Our Community For a Just, Healthy and Livable Future – 2:30 p.m.
- Plastic Surgery: Cutting Plastic Out of Your Life-Lakewood – 4 p.m.
- Common Ground @ One University Circle with Julie Rehm & Bruce Szabo – 9 a.m.
- Bialosky Cleveland: Our Environment – 10 a.m.
- Imagine “WHAT IF?” with MetroHealth – 10: 30 a.m.
- LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland – 11 a.m.
- Common Ground: Downtown Cleveland Residents – 11:30 a.m.
- Common Ground at Spirit Corner – 12 p.m.
- Common Ground – Abundant Community – New Avenues to Independence – 12:30 p.m.
- Leading the Way in La Villa – 1 p.m.
- Food Access: How Does Environment Impact Food Choices? – 1 p.m.
- Euclid: We’re All In This Race Together! – 1 p.m.
- Supporting Change in Stockyards – 1 p.m.
- Common Ground- Bridging the Rt. 44 Divide hosted by Leadership Geauga and the Geauga County Library – 1 p.m.
- Common Ground in Ohio City – 1 p.m.
- Common Ground – A Chagrin Falls Neighborhood Conversation about our Environment – 2 p.m.
- An Oral History of The Buckeye Woodland Community Congress – 2 p.m.
- Creating Homes in Cuyahoga County – 2 p.m.
- ThriveTown: Preserving a Community for the People who Have Long Been Here – 2 p.m.
- Rocky River Public Library – 2 p.m.
- Glenville, Hough, and St. Clair-Superior Common Ground #CG2019 – 2 p.m.
- Common Ground: Waterloo Arts Feast! – 2 p.m.
- Common Ground 2019 at St. Malachi Parish with Residents of Lakeview and Riverview Terrace – 2:30 p.m.
- Common Ground with LAND Studio: This is Shaker Square – 2:30 p.m.
- Common Ground at Lyndhurst Community Presbyterian Church – 4 p.m.
- What Constitutes a Healthy Neighborhood Environment? – 5 p.m.
- Building Beloved Community – 5 p.m.
- Bellaire Historical Community Conversation – 5 p.m.
- CH-UH City Schools & the Heights Schools Foundation – 11 a.m.
- Creating Equitable Teaching Environments – 12 p.m.
- Nurturing Talent for an Inclusive Cleveland – 12 p.m.
- Say Yes Cleveland: Changing Our Educational Environment -12 p.m.
- The Educational Environment for the African American Community: Past, Present and Future…Where Do We Go From Here? – 1 p.m.
- Our Educational Environment in Social Emotional Learning – 1:30 p.m.
Arts & Culture
- Painting the Possible: Art as Community Builder – 1 p.m.
- Common Ground: The Roots of Creativity with Roots of American Music – 1 p.m.
- Appletree Books – 2 p.m.
Families and Youth
- Parent Involvement is the Key – 9:30 a.m.
- Does My Past Financial Environment Affect My Future? – 10:30 a.m.
- The Kids of 216- What Do YOU Think Kids Can Do? – 10:30 a.m.
- Boys Hope Girls Hope of Northeastern Ohio Common Ground – 12 p.m.
- Remembering Dad, Being Dad and Becoming Dad – 1 p.m.
- Understanding, Engaging and Loving Dad – 2 p.m.
- A Supportive Environment for Successful Aging: Exploring Senior Cohousing– 2 p.m.
- Common Ground 2019: Inner Harmony and the Environment – 11:30 a.m.
- A Loving Home for Life’s Last Journey: A Conversation about Malachi House – 1 p.m.
- Chronic Disease & How It Impacts Our Environment, Ames Family Hospice (WEST) – 1 p.m.
- Chronic Disease & How It Impacts Our Environment, David Simpson Hospice (EAST) – 1 p.m.
- Finding Common Ground in a Shifting Media Landscape – 11 a.m.
- Exploring Our Technology Environment with PCs for People – 1 p.m.
Cleveland Stories and Beyond
- Cleveland: Past, Present, and Future – 10 a.m.
- Never, Ever Give Up – CLE – 1 p.m.
- Global Cleveland Story Share and Census Discussion – 1 p.m.
- Reframing Philanthropy in Our Environment – 1 p.m.
- Black Girl in the CLE: Unpacking “This Place Ain’t For Us” – 2 p.m.
- Cleveland Association of Black Storytellers, Inc. – 2:30 p.m.
- Common Ground – North Ohio Life Members Guild of National Council of Negro Women, Inc. – 3 p.m.
- 20 Second Intercessor – 3 p.m.
- Craft Beer & Conversation – 4 p.m.
- Breaking Down Barriers and Identifying Success Strategies for Entrepreneurs of Color – 4:30 p.m.
- CLE Rising: A Common Ground Conversation with Destination Cleveland – Economic Growth & Tourism – 10 a.m.
- Cleveland Leadership Center: Cleveland Rising – 10 a.m.
- CLE Rising – Entrepreneurial Environment Conversation Hosted by JumpStart – 12 p.m.
- Common Ground Conversation (Hosted by KeyBank – Cleveland Public Library South Brooklyn Branch) – 12:30 p.m.
- Common Ground Conversation (Hosted by KeyBank – Cleveland Public Library Harvard Lee Branch) – 1 p.m.
- Common Ground Conversation (Hosted by KeyBank – Cleveland Public Library Woodland Branch) – 1 p.m.
- What’s Your Vision for Cuyahoga County? CCPL Beachwood Branch – 1:30 p.m.
- What’s Your Vision for Cuyahoga County? CCPL Fairview Park Branch – 1:30 p.m.
- What’s Your Vision for Cuyahoga County? CCPL Parma-Snow Branch – 1:30 p.m.
Questions? Find answers and learn what to expect from Common Ground 2019 here.
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