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March 5

RESTORING H.O.P.E. » DAYTON

Racial Justice NOW, a Montgomery County neighborhood organization devoted to eliminating systematic racism, is proud to host “Restoring H.O.P.E.” This all day event strives to bring people together to discuss issues affecting people of color in Montgomery County, from education to police brutality.

The ACLU of Ohio will be hosting an information session regarding Voting Rights and What To Do If You’re Stopped By the Police. This will be led by ACLU of Ohio Board Member and civil rights lawyer, Raphael Davis-Williams.

Seminar and workshop topics include:

  • The Changing Demographics of Ohio
  • Law Enforcement & Community Relations
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Law Update
  • Workforce Development & Retention
  • The Impact of Climate & Culture
  • Educating the Next Generation

Registration is not required. For more information, email info@rjnohio.org or visit the event’s Facebook Page.
Saturday, March 5
Central State University, Dayton
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February 23

WE THE PEOPLE ARE GREATER THAN FEAR » COLUMBUS

Join the Columbus Chapter of CAIR-Ohio for their Forum: We the People are Greater than Fear. Presented by CAIR-Columbus attorneys Romin Iqbal, Esq. and Jennifer Nimer, Esq.

This forum will include information about the services offered by the Columbus Chapter of CAIR-Ohio, discuss the challenges faced by American Muslims, and provide timely information about the effect of recent Executive Orders on the Muslim and immigrant communities, and how we can work together to stay engaged and fight back.

This event is free and open to the public. More info is available at cmhammond11@att.net

February 23 7 p.m.
Maynard Ave United Methodist Church
2350 Indianola Ave
Columbus, OH 43202


February 26

BOUNDARIES THAT MATTER: REDISTRICTING STATE AND FEDERAL ELECTION DISTRICTS » SHAKER HEIGHTS

Presented by Ohio’s leading experts: Mark Salling, Professor at Cleveland State University, and Paul Moke, ACLU of Ohio board member

Gerrymandering is one of the most important issues of our time, and this informative presentation will address the critical question: How can we create legislative districts that treat each vote equally? The discussion, will focus on Ohio’s representation in state and federal legislative districts, proposed changes, and the future of gerrymandering.

This event is free and open to the public.

February 26 9:30-10:45 a.m.
First Unitarian Church of Cleveland
Fellowship Hall
21600 Shaker Blvd.
Shaker Heights, OH 44122


February 28

CREATING A WELCOMING ENVIRONMENT FOR THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY » OBERLIN

Oberlin College will host a discussion for international students & community members.

President Trump’s travel ban caused unnecessary confusion and chaos to immigrant communities and religious minorities in Ohio and the nation. Luckily, the executive order has been successfully stopped three times in court; but nevertheless, our fight continues.

Join ACLU of Ohio staff members and volunteers in a discussion of how we can protect everyone’s rights. A Q&A session will follow the panel discussion. We hope to see you there!

February 28 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Science Center
Dye Lecture Hall
119 Woodland Street,
Oberlin, Ohio 44074


March 1

FREE LEGAL CLINIC FOR THE TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY » CLEVELAND

The ACLU of Ohio, Equitas Health, and TransOhio are presenting a free legal clinic for name and gender marker changes for Cuyahoga County’s transgender and gender non-conforming community.

Join us and consult with trained counsel who can help prepare your legal paperwork to file for name change and obtain advice on changing other documentation such as your driver’s license, social security card, passport, and other critical legal documents.

If you need financial assistance to help file your petition for name change, TransOhio will be onsite with financial aid applications.

In addition to the free consultation, there will be information on future activities and programs with the ACLU of Ohio, TransOhio and Equitas Health.
Refreshments will be provided.

Wednesday, March 1 6-8 p.m.
Name & Gender Change Legal Clinic
ACLU of Ohio
4506 Chester Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44103


March 9

CONTROVERSIAL COVERAGE: FAITH AND THE FIGHT TO INSURE CONTRACEPTIVES » CLEVELAND

The Dittrick Medical History Center presents their Percy Skuy lecture: Controversial Coverage: Faith and the Fight to Insure Contraceptives.

Presented by Jessie Hill, CWRU Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Judge Ben C. Green, Professor of Law.

This lecture will involve the history of the fight for contraceptive equity and the role of religion in this controversy. Professor Hill will also explore recent trends in law and legislation pertaining to this important topic.

Parking is available at the University Hospitals visitors’ garage on University Hospitals Drive.

Thursday, March 9, 6 p.m.
Allen Memorial Medical Library
11000 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44106
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