Crowdsourced Conversations #4: Civic Engagement Forum
This year, FutureHeights and Friends are bringing you a conversation-based forum series that brings Heights residents together to talk about topics that matter to us all.
We can’t believe it’s almost time for the 2022 finale of our Crowdsourced Conversations forum series! For our fourth event, we are excited to welcome our Heights friends and neighbors to a discussion about Civic Engagement happening Wednesday, October 26th from 7pm-8:30pm at in the Fellowship Hall at Disciples Christian Church (3663 Mayfield Road). We will have opening remarks from Councilman Tony Cuda and Jen Holland (Reaching Heights, CH-UH PTA, Building Heights), but the majority of our time together will be spent in small group discussions.
Just as always in this series, we will be relying on the crowdsourced responses from our housing survey to craft small group discussion questions.
Crowdsourced Conversations is Not Your Average Forum Series. Over the course of these four discussion-based events, our goal is to provide opportunities for community members to connect with each other and co-create actionable steps to make the changes you wish to see!
All are welcome! It is free to attend. Pre-registration is strongly preferred.
HOW THIS SERIES FLOWS
Each forum will have a pre-survey for you to fill out. We will use your answers to help formulate discussion topics for forum night. During each forum, participants will enjoy the company of small breakout groups where, with the assistance of facilitators, they will dive into the questions generated by survey respondents. After small group discussion, we will reconvene as a group-at-large to share what we talked about. And even after we say our goodbyes, we will keep in touch and keep the conversation flowing, build community connections, and continue to brainstorm actionable ideas.
2022 SERIES TOPICS & DATES:
#2: Housing & Neighborhood Preservation – Tuesday, June 28th from 7pm-8:30pm at Forest Hill Church
#3: Community Safety – Wednesday, August 31st from 7pm-8:30pm at Denison Park’s picnic pavilion
#4: Civic Engagement – Wednesday, October 26th from 7pm-8:30pm at Disciples Christian Church
This forum series will be an opportunity to connect with other Heights residents about topics that impact us in a variety of overlapping ways. We hope you can join us for all four conversations! Stay tuned for more details soon. Any questions, connect with Sarah – firstname.lastname@example.org.
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This forum series is being planned in partnership with FutureHeights Community & Civic Engagement Committee, Cleveland Heights Green Team, Home Repair Resource Center, City of Cleveland Heights Racial Justice Task Force, Racial Inequity Repair Committee of Forest Hill Church, representatives of Cleveland Heights City Council, and more. Thank you for the joy, wisdom, and enthusiasm you bring to the table!