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Eastside Conversations

Eastside Conversations

Loosely fashioned after the popular City Club Forum, these sessions provide the community with a unique luncheon program once a month, in which contemporary issues are discussed. Led by local university faculty and laypeople, this forum provides participants the opportunity to engage in meaningful questions and conversations.

Wednesday, August 16 | noon–1:30 p.m.

 

Michael Weil, Gallery Owner and Instructor, Cleveland Institute of Art

 

Smartphone cameras have initiated a radical increase in the number of pictures and picture-makers around the world. We will consider how this proliferation has enhanced, redefined, or ruined the idea of photography as a medium of creative expression.

 

Landmark Centre | Members: $20; Nonmembers: $25 (includes lunch) | REGISTER >

 

Join us for the full line-up of Eastside Conversations programs from noon-1:30pm on the following dates:

 

Friday, September 15
Our Three Branch Government: Does It Still Work
Barbara Greenberg

 

Friday, October 20
The European Union: Past, Problems, Prospects
Kenneth Ledford

 

Friday, November 17
The Changing Jewish Landscape: Reflections On A Year In The Rabbinate
Rabbi Richard Block

 

Friday, December 15
Learning Across the Ages: Wising Up About Brain Health
Peter Whitehouse

 

Landmark Centre | Members: $74 (lunch included); Nonmembers: $94 (lunch included) | REGISTER >

Friday, September 15 | Noon–1:30 p.m.

 

Barbara Greenberg, Attorney and Magistrate

 

Created by the Constitution in 1971, we will ask some difficult questions: Is compromise a dirty word for our 2 branch legislative leg? Are our political parties more concerned with party over our country's best interest? Is the Judicial branch still independent? We will look to the words of the Constitution to explain the three branches and determine if it is still working.

 

Landmark Centre | Lifelong Learning Members: $20; Nonmembers: $25 (includes lunch) | Advance registration required | REGISTER >

Friday, October 20 | noon–1:30 p.m.

 

Kenneth Ledford, Chair of the Department of History, CWRU

 

After 65 successful years, the European Union faces multiple challenges, the common currency (the euro) continues to be threatened, and newer members increasingly deviate from the fundamental membership requirements of adhering to principles of democracy and the rule of law. At the same time, member states continue to stress the Union's benefits, and most young Europeans prove resistant to the siren call of nationalist populism. How can Americans grasp this unique political structure, even as our own key democratic traditions seem under attack?

 

Landmark Centre | Lifelong Learning Members: $20; Nonmembers: $25 (includes lunch) | Advance registration required | REGISTER >

 

Friday, November 17 | noon–1:30 p.m.

 

Richard Block, Head Rabbi at the Temple-Tifereth Israel

 

Join Rabbi Block as he reflects on how the Jewish landscape has changed throughout his tenure as Head Rabbi of The Temple-Tifereth Israel.

 

Landmark Centre | Lifelong Learning Members: $20; Nonmembers: $25 (includes lunch) | Advance registration required | REGISTER >

Friday, December 15 | noon-1:30 p.m.

 

Peter Whitehouse, Professor of Neurology, CWRU

 

Involving learners of all ages can enhance life-long education. Through topics like positive aging, brain health and inter-generational learning, we will identify how we create purposeful programs to support experiential learning and collective wisdom

 

Landmark Centre | Lifelong Learning Members: $20; Nonmembers: $25 (includes lunch) | Advance registration required | REGISTER >