Upcoming Events

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November 20

Repro Health Happy Hour» Columbus

November Repro Health Happy Hour will benefit a coalition put together by People’s Justice Project who is working to actively #FreeBlackMamas. This coalition is working to not only liberate incarcerated mothers, but also to put safety nets and support in place for when they are reunited with their families.

We ask for a $5 donation at the door, feel free to donate more! Help incarcerated mothers spend Mother’s Day with their families!❤️

Tuesday, November 20, 6pm
Eight and Sand Tavern
76 E Innis Avenue, Columbus OH 43207

November 28

Professors Take on the Serial Podcast » Cleveland

Cleveland’s criminal justice system is front and center in the latest season of the hit podcast, Serial. Join us for an episode listening party followed by a conversation with an interdisciplinary team of professors from local universities. Hear from new voices, meet content experts, and learn what local scholars have to say about Serial‘s implications for criminal justice policy in our region. Featuring:

  • Prof. Ronnie Dunn, Urban Studies
  • Prof. Meghan Novisky, Criminology
  • Prof. Sara Schiavoni, Political Science
  • Prof. Jonathan Witmer-Rich, Law

Wednesday, November 28, 3pm
Cleveland Public Library-Louis Stokes Wing
525 West Superior Avenue
2nd Floor Learning Commons
Cleveland, OH 44114

November 28

“Raised in the System” Documentary & Discussion with Actor Michael K. Williams » Cleveland

You know him as Omar Little from “The Wire” and Chalky White from “Boardwalk Empire”actor, producer, and ACLU supporter Michael K. Wiliams is coming to Cleveland! He’s in town to screen his one-hour documentary “Raised in the System” and will participate in a discussion afterwards about the juvenile justice system.

  • Michael K. Williams, actor, producer, and ACLU supporter
  • Dominic Dupont, Director of the Youth Assistance Program
  • ProfJonathan Witmer-Rich, Baker Hostetler Professor of Law, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Event is free & open to the public, but registration is required! 1 CLE credit hour is pending approval.

Thursday, November 29, 4pm
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law – Moot Court Room
1801 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 

November 30

National Association of Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement Regional Conference » Cleveland

This training event, co-hosted by NACOLE and the Cleveland Community Police Commission, will seek to address many issues important to those interested or working in civilian oversight of law enforcement. In particular, this training will take on the topics of trauma-informed policing; how to engage youth and law enforcement; implicit bias; and what life looks like for a city post-consent decree. This training is geared toward a variety of audiences, including but not limited to community members, oversight practitioners, justice system stakeholders, and academics.

Lunch will be provided along with a continental breakfast. We also invite all registered attendees to join us for a networking reception that will be held at the end of the day from 5:45pm – 7:45 pm.  This will be an opportunity for attendees to further discuss the topics of the day and learn more about the work being done in Cleveland and around the country.

Please note that this event is open to all those wishing to attend. The registration fee for this event is $50 and includes training, continental breakfast, and lunch.  We anticipate offering CLE credits, pending approval, for an additional $25 fee.  NACOLE is able to waive the registration fee for those who find it would prohibit their ability to attend and are not seeking CLE credits. Please contact NACOLE’s Director of Training and Education, Cameron McEllhiney at [email protected] for more information regarding this or other training opportuntiies.

Friday, November 30, 8:30am
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 


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