Federated hosts speakers for Chautauqua-in-Chagrin 2017 - America Today

    Home - Connect - Ministries - Adult Ministries - Education & Study - News - Federated hosts speakers for Chautauqua-in-Chagrin 2017 - America Today Chagrin Arts is pleased to announce Chautauqua-in-Chagrin 2017, an eleventh summer season filled with stimulating lectures in the heart of the Chagrin Valley. It's a summer series that will pique your interest and stretch your mind.   Enjoy the speakers from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Federated Church, with audience Q&A to follow.

    Federated is hosting the lecture portion of all four evenings. We welcome these prominent speakers as part of our mission to serve our community and to continually educate ourselves on matters important to society and to our world.

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    Tuesday, June 13 - 6:30 pm 
    Our Cities: Building Better Communities

    What are cities doing to ensure all of its residents, no matter what their socio-economic status, are being treated with dignity, equity and respect? Councilman Zone will provide insight into the NLC’s Task Force on Economic Mobility and Opportunity, and Rev. Campbell will discuss the impact the Charter for Compassion has had on American cities.

    Matthew Zone — Cleveland City Councilman; President, National League of Cities; past President, Northeast Ohio City Council Association
    Rev. Dr. Joan Brown Campbell — former Director of Religion, Chautauqua Institution

    Tuesday, June 27 - 6:30 pm 
    The Supreme Court

    The role of the Supreme Court has changed in our broader democracy and presidential appointments have impacted the decisions that affect all Americans. What are some of these historical perspectives and what are some of the “what if” scenarios for the Court’s role in our democratic and electoral processes? Program will include an open mic format for the Q&A.

    Steve Dettelbach — Co-leader, Baker Hostetler’s National White Collar Defense and Corporate Investigations Team; former U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Ohio

    Tuesday, July 11 - 6:30 pm 

    The laws and faces of immigration are constantly changing. Mr. Leopold will provide an introduction to immigration law as it currently stands and Judge Polster will bring his judicial expertise and experiences as a visiting judge in New Mexico handling primarily unlawful reentry sentencing hearings. Program will include an extended Q&A.

    David Leopold — Immigration Attorney; former President, American Immigration Lawyers Association; Immigration Reform Advocate; Legal Analyst
    Dan Polster — Federal Judge, U.S. District court for the Northern District of Ohio

    Tuesday, July 18 - 6:30 pm 
    Popular Music Controversies & Their Impact on Pop Culture

    Popular music of the past and in the present has often been linked to controversy, from the early days of rock and roll to today’s popular music. This documentary-style presentation will provide a trip down memory lane about popular music controversies from the early days of rock and roll to the present, including Link Wray, Elvis Presley, the Beatles and others.

    Matthew Donahue — Department of Popular Culture, Bowling Green State University