Upcoming Events

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August 22

A Forum on Voting Issues in Ohio » Cleveland*

This forum will explore current voting and election issues in Ohio including early voting, voting by mail, voter registration, voter IDs, removing voters from the rolls, gerrymandering, voting equipment, and security and campaign finance laws.

Panelists include:

Representative Kathleen Clyde (D), Ohio House District 75 – candidate for Secretary of State
Dr. David B. Cohen, Asst. Director, Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics
Senator Frank LaRose (R), Ohio Senate District 27 – candidate for Secretary of State
Moderator: Thomas Suddes, Editorial Writer, Cleveland.com

This forum is free and open to the public.  

Wednesday, August 22, 7p
CWRU Siegal Facility
25700 Science Park Dr. #100
Beachwood, OH 44122 

August 22

A Cleveland Name and Gender Change Legal Clinic

Trained attorneys will provide one-on-one counseling to walk you through the process of updating your identity documents during this FREE Legal Clinic. Funding is still available to those who cannot afford filing fees or additional costs, so please ask about scholarship opportunities! TransOhio and Equitas Health are co-hosting this event.

Registration is preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. Please call 614-340-6729, or email [email protected], to make a reservation. This event is free and open to the public; however, if you are under 18 years old, please bring a parent/guardian. Light refreshments will be provided.

Wednesday, August 22, 6p- 8p
ACLU of Ohio
4506 Chester Avenue 
Cleveland, OH 44103

August 25

A Pizza and Politics with Cair-Columbus!*

Meet your statewide candidates and enjoy some pizza as we discuss the issues facing Ohio! The forum will be moderated by CAIR-Columbus staff. Topics for questions will include civil rights for religious and racial minorities, gerrymandering, student debt, and more. Confirmed participants include former CFPB Director Richard Cordray and former U.S. Attorney Steve Dettelbach.

The event is free to attend, non-partisan, and open to all! Space is limited so please RSVP today through the eventbrite link!

Friday, August 25, 2p – 4p
US Bank Conference Theater at Ohio State
1739 North High Street 
Columbus, OH 43210

September 27 & 28

From Punishment to Public Health: Embracing Evidence-Based Solutions To End the Overdose Crisis » Columbus

This two-day conference will explore the impact of criminal justice laws and policies in compounding drug use harms, including overdose deaths, and offer an alternative framework for addressing problematic drug use and drug-related fatalities rooted in evidence and compassion. The ACLU of Ohio is a community sponsor.

The conference is open to the public and registration is free. View the full agenda when you register on the conference website.

Thursday, September 27, 11am
Friday, September 28, 8:30am

Saxbe Auditorium, Moritz College of Law
The Ohio State University
55 West 12th Avenue, Columbus


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