Monday, February 24, 2014

Black Male Roundtable, Kasich speech, NAACP Open House

What’s Happening This Week

Black Male Roundtable, Kasich speech, NAACP Open House

A host of important events are on tap for this week. We will put up a fuller calendar later today, but we want to give a heads up on three events in particular.

First, Gov. Kasich will deliver his State of the State speech tonight at the Medina Performing Arts Center, in Medina. The tickets are all gone but you can view the event live, beginning at 7PM here.

Next, some of Cleveland’s most accomplished black men will be taking part in a Blueprint Roundtable this Wednesday, February 26 at the main campus of the Cleveland Clinic.  According to materials released by the Clinic’s diversity and community outreach offices, the roundtable will be a “multi-generational conversation about leadership and mentorship” that will address critical social issues that have faced the black community over the past 40 years, and explore how to overcome the challenges faced by the next generation.”

Panelists include Dr. Julian Earls, retired director of NASA’s Glenn Research Center; Randell McShepard, vice president of public affairs for RPM International and chairman of PolicyBridge; Dr. Charles Modlin, director of the Minority Men’s Health Center and associate professor of surgery at the Clinic’s Center for Renal Transplant; Steve Sanders, a former Cleveland Brown who is now an author, speaker, and executive director of Training Camp for Life; and Nathan Tolliver, a student, event planner and LGBT advocate.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Attendees may register either online or by calling 216.448.0607.

Finally, the Cleveland Branch NAACP is hosting an Open House this Friday, February 28 from 6:30PM-8:30PM at its new offices, 7100 Euclid Avenue.

There are a number of other community events occurring this week but we wanted especially to highlight these three. More will be posted later this evening.

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