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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.

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


Thursday, May 25
Political Persuasion and the Problem of Fake News
T. Kenny Fountain


Tuesday, June 13
The Tranfer of Holocaust Memory
Menachem Z. Rosensaft


Monday, July 17
Comparing Notes
Donald Rosenberg


Wednesday, August 16
Cakking Cameras Photographing Phones
Michael Weil


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

Tuesday, June 13 | noon-1:30 p.m.


Menachem Z. Rosensaft, General Counsel of the World Jewish Congress


Drawing on the experiences and reactions of a wide range of children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors – including theologians, scholars, authors, artists, media personalities and community leaders – Menachem Rosensaft will speak about the ways that Holocaust memory is transmitted to future generations. And reflecting on his own experiences as the son of two survivors of Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen, he explores how these memories can and must be perpetuated.

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

Monday, July 17 | noon–1:30 p.m.


Don RosenbergEditor of EMAg, the Magazine of Early Music America, and author of The Cleveland Orchestra Story, Second to None


Music is a language of mysterious and wondrous qualities. What a composer sets down in a score only comes to life when artists lift the notes and markings from the page and transform them into something individual and compelling. It is why no two performances are ever the same and why so many can be valid, even when they are completely different.


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


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 >