Out & About

City Club Event: Toxic Stress

On Thursday, March 21st, we headed over to the Global Center for Health Innovation in Cleveland to attend a City Club forum titled “ACEs and Toxic Stress: Rewriting the Story for the Next Generation” which featured Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, a noted pediatrician who recently became the first Surgeon General of California. We did not know what ACE stood for at the start; fortunately, we were seated with Ms. Cindy

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Teatime for Peace

On Wednesday, March 20th, we attended what we believe was our fifth session of Teatime for Peace (we both enjoy and learn from sessions so much we have lost track of the number of times we have attended), this time in the LSC Conference Room at John Carroll University presented in part by Campus Ministry and the Muslim Student Society which “serves to give support and information about Islam to

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Brexit, Transatlantic Relations, and the Future of NATO

A Distinguished Speaker On Tuesday, March 19, the Cleveland Council on World Affairs hosted perhaps one of the most topical and timely events in recent memory. The event this evening focused on Brexit, and the deadline for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union is only days away. The speaker was Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook, the founding executive director of the Future Diplomacy Project at the Harvard Kennedy School. Ms.

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Facing History and Ourselves

On Tuesday, March 19th, we spent a good deal of the day at the Mandel Jewish Day School on Shaker Blvd. in Beachwood where we attended a program put on by Facing History and Ourselves titled “Immigration and Integration: The Bintel Brief and Immigration Today”. The program was coordinated by Ms. Lisa Lefstein-Berusch, Senior Program Associate in Cleveland, and Ms. Staci Rosenthal, Program Associate regarding Jewish Education. As Ms. Lefstein-Berusch

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Beto O’Rourke in Cleveland

On Monday, March 18th, we found out that former U.S. Congressman Beto O’Rourke (Democrat from Texas’ 16th District), a candidate for the U.S. Presidency in 2020, would be speaking that very day in Cleveland at Gino’s Cento Anno on Denison Avenue. We decided to go and ask him about the immigration policy that he would pursue if ultimately elected. Prior to attending, we knew little about him beyond that he

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St. Patrick’s Day Events

We started celebrating St. Patrick’s Day 2019 on Saturday, March 16th, when we attended a St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance presented by the Alumni Association of the Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers that took place at the Painesville Township Park Community Center on Hardy Road in Painesville where we enjoyed a pasta dinner and dancing for two hours (until we puckered out from fatigue) to the mostly old-style rock n’ roll music

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Countdown to 2020 at the City Club

On Friday, March 15th, we went to the City Club of Cleveland for a noontime program titled “Countdown to 2020” regarding prospects for the 2020 U.S. Presidential race which is coming up very quickly. In fact we didn’t realize it until it was mentioned, but by this time next year, several primaries will have already taken place. The program was a panel discussion where Mr. Joseph Frolik, Executive Editor of

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Weekday Events

Harvey High School Fundraiser On Tuesday evening, March 12th, we went to the Painesville Harvey High School Band Boosters Spaghetti Dinner which was the primary fundraising event for the year for the Band Boosters whose mission is “to bring together parents and staff to promote the welfare of the children, school and community , to establish a closer working relationship with each other, to cultivate fellowship among the organization members and

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Women’s Immigration at the City Club

On Thursday, March 14th, Margaret W. Wong & Associates sponsored a table at a powerful City Club Youth Forum titled “Breaking Barriers: Women’s Immigration Rights.” Since we had a table, a group of ten of us from the office went to listen and learn. Mr. Sam Lehman, City Club Youth Forum Council Member, moderated a panel discussion between Ms. Lisa Slawinski, Immigration Attorney with the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland;

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NAFTA 2.0 and US Trade Policy

NAFTA vs the USMCA On March 12, 2019, I went to an event sponsored by the Cleveland Council on World Affairs at the Union Club. The speaker was Dr. Geoffrey Gertz, a Fellow at the Brookings institute and an expert in international relations and economics. The topic for the night was “NAFTA 2.0 and the Future of American Trade Policy.” Dr. Gertz began his talk by clearly outlining the topics

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