Coming up:

Newton D. Baker Symposium at CWRU

04/19/2015 at 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Tinkham Veale University Center on he CWRU campus, 11038 Bellflower Road,
Cleveland, Ohio, 44106

The League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland will join the City Club, Cleveland Council on World Affairs, and Teaching Cleveland Digital in cosponsoring the Newton D. Baker Symposium at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU):

Date and time: Sunday April 19 from 1:30 to 5:00 pm
Location: Tinkham Veale University Center on the CWRU campus, 11038 Bellflower Road, Cleveland, OH 44106.
Cost: $45

The symposium, features four lectures on Newton D. Baker plus one on Belle Sherwin. Speakers will include John Grabowski, Tom Suddes, Ken Ledford, and Dick Baznik speaking on various chapters in Baker’s life and Marion Morton speaking about Belle Sherwin.

Baker was a strong advocate for debate, moderation, adult education, women’s suffrage, and much more. He was the “point-person” in Mayor Tom L. Johnson’s cabinet, became mayor of Cleveland himself in 1912, and then Secretary of War in President Woodrow Wilson’s cabinet in 1916.

Sherwin, a suffragist and leader with a number of local and national organizations, led both the national League of Women Voters and the local Cleveland League in the League’s first decade. She was a leader in establishing nonpartisanship as a bedrock policy for the League.

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Bay Village Spring Forum Series: The State of Municipal and School Financing

04/29/2015 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dwyer Senior Center, 300 Bryson Lane
Bay Village, OH, 44140

Final forum in this series, Tax Abatements, will focus on one means to attract new businesses and housing. Robert Simons, CSU Urban Affairs Professor, will discuss the theory of tax abatements and how they affect cities and schools differentially. Mayors Eileen Patton of Fairview Park and Dennis Clough of Westlake will discuss their cities’ experiences with abatements.
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