Known as the place "where the community gathers to discuss challenges, create opportunities, and celebrate accomplishments," the Levin College Forum Program is a catalyst for thoughtful public debate, innovative thinking, new ideas, and timely action addressing critical issues that impact Northeast Ohio. Since its inception in 1998, the Forum has tackled a broad range of civic issues including the lakefront plan, economic growth and development, affordable housing, immigration, education, the convention center, poverty, race and sustainable development. The work of the forum is based on the premise that an informed and engaged citizenry is a valuable asset for the region's future growth and prosperity. The public deliberation that takes place at the Forums is intended to educate, inspire and engage.
In 2005, the Forum was recognized by Northern Ohio Live as "a springboard for economic and social progress throughout the region" and in 2003 received the national CivicMind award for its Millennium Program, which worked with area high school students to introduce them to careers in public service.
|2/22/18||Wealth Building in Northeast Ohio's Communities of Color|
|2/08/18||The Abolition of Civil Slavery in the Age of the “New Jim Crow”: Reclaiming Dignity & Restoring Rights for & by Ex-Prisoners, Featuring Michael Leo Owens|
Location & Parking
The Forum is located in Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs Building on the Cleveland State University campus. View a map.
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Special event parking is no longer available in the 17th Street garage.