Upcoming Events

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Items marked with an asterisk (*) indicate events that may be of interest to ACLU supporters, but we are not responsible for the content.

August 12 – 11:30 a.m.

fighting voter suppression while guaranteeing fair elections*

Voter suppression is a historical and current reality. Local advocates and State leaders seek to make voting accessible and fair for all. What is ahead this year as Ohioans go to the polls?

To discuss these complex issues at CMC, Frank LaRose, Secretary of State, State of Ohio will join Jen Miller, Executive Director, League of Women Voters of Ohio, Andre Washington, Midwest Regional Representative & Ohio State President, A. Philip Randolph Institute with host Curtis Jackson, Anchor, Spectrum News 1.


August 14 – 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

just society proposal: virtual public forum

This is a town hall (Zoom) meeting with The Minorities Together Movement to discuss The Just Society Proposal. This town hall will include an introduction/explanation to the proposal and a question and answer session.


August 19 – 11:30 a.m.

Policing in the community: does the past dictate the future?*

What is the history of policing in our community? How can it inform us and should the way things have been done before dictate how the future of policing will look in the future?

Featuring Larry James, Managing Partner Crabbe Brown & James LLP, Michael Curtin, Former Journalist, and host Colleen Marshall, Co-Anchor, WCMH NBC4.


August 20 – 5 p.m. – 6 P.m.

Election 2020: voting rights for people with DISABILITIES webinar

Hosted by the ACLU of Ohio and All Voting is Local, this virtual training is intended to educate/inform people with disabilities on how to exercise their rights in the election process. Comprehensive resources and guidance on how to cast a ballot will be provided.


August 26 – 11 A.M.

black history 101*

Join CMC on a journey of education and enlightenment through the mobile museum and a key note from Dr. el-Hakim for this every special Conversation 2020.


August 27 – 5 p.m. – 6 P.m.

Election 2020: voting rights for people with criminal convictions webinar

Hosted by the ACLU of Ohio and All Voting is Local, this virtual training is intended to educate/inform people with a criminal conviction on their right to vote. This webinar will also delve into how these individuals can register and or determine their eligibility to participate in the voting process.


August 29 – 10 a.m. – 1:30 P.m.

2020 digital health, empowerment, and rights (HER) Summit*

Do you want to stand up for the reproductive rights for people around the world? Are you looking to gain the skills and knowledge required to make an impact on global reproductive freedom? Do you want to learn directly from professional organizers on how to make a difference on this issue?

The Digital HER Summit will help you develop your community organizing skills to stand up for reproductive rights around the world. Workshops will include sessions on global reproductive rights, grassroots organizing, candidate engagement, Get-Out-The-Vote efforts, and how to effectively #Fight4HER.

Due to public health concerns & restrictions the Digital HER Summit will be held online over Zoom.


september 17 – 10 a.m. – 12 P.m.

Voting is essential: the power of the black vote*

Please join the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Foundation Virtual Conference on September 17th; Voting Is Essential-The Power of Black Vote!

Secretary of State Frank LaRose will provide an update and answer questions on the latest laws and rules that will govern the November 2020 elections. Dr. John Green will join us to present the latest poll results released from the University of Akron Bliss Institute covering voters’ attitudes and expectations.

Additionally, panelists from the NAACP, ACLU, National Action Network, A. Philip Randolph Institute, Ohio State Senate, and Ohio Unity Coalition will discuss issues, concerns and provide answers to questions focusing specifically on the November 2020 election.


september 12 – 7 p.m. – 8:30 P.m. 

Voting rights tele-townhall

Join us on National Voter Registration Day for a Tele-Townhall on all things related to the 2020 general election!
You’ll hear from three voting rights experts who will answer all your voting questions – everything from how to register to vote, where to request an absentee ballot application, and how to vote if you have a criminal conviction.
***To participate, DIAL-IN 866-VOTERS QS(868-3777)!***
DJ Ryan Wolf, the official DJ of the Cleveland Browns, will be our guest host!
Panelists include:
Kayla Griffin – All Voting is Local
Kyle Strickland – Kirwan Institute at the Ohio State University
Crystal Bryant – Cuyahoga County Office of Reentry


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