Forum

LEVIN COLLEGE FORUM

Building an Appetite for Political Activism: Election 2012 - What Really Matters?

A joint forum of the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs 16th Annual Urban Community Forum and the Levin College Forum Program's Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones Commemorative Forum Series

Supported by the Walter B. Waetjen Endowed Urban Education Lecture Fund

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Saturday, March 24, 2012
8:00a.m.-12:30p.m.

2121 Euclid Avenue
Student Center Ballroom 
Cleveland State University 

 

About the Forum

This year we face critical issues that are local and global and impact us all. To broaden the conversation, the CSU Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs 16th annual Urban Community Forum and the Levin College Forum Program's Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones Commemorative Forum Series have partnered to amplify the call for social and political activism in 2012 during this pivotal time in our community and our Nation’s history.
 

Keynote Speaker

Warren Ballentine, syndicated radio show host, attorney and author

The Warren Ballentine Show is one of the highest rated syndicated urban talk shows in the nation. Referred to as “The People’s Attorney,” Warren Ballentine is not only an attorney, but a no holds barred radio personality who shoots straight from the hip and inspires his listeners, known as “The Truthfighters,” to create solutions, not just focus on problems. He championed and led the call for action for the JENA 6 and provides a highly sought-after platform for political figures and key influencers on his radio show. He is also a recurring guest and correspondent for CNN and FOX Business News.

Born and raised on Chicago’s South Side, Warren Ballentine completed his law degree at Ohio Northern University’s School of Law. He worked as a Prosecutor and as a Guardian ad Litem before going into private practice. His law degree propelled him into a career that intersects the legal world with the broadcast world. He is adamant about using his voice to make a difference in his community and driving people to move to action.
 

Panelists:

Chloe Blankenship, East Tech High School Senior
Shakira Diaz, American Civil Liberties Union
Jason Johnson, Ph.D., Hiram College 
Julian Rogers, Cuyahoga County Council 
Meredith Turner, Office of U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown
 

Registration
All forum events are free and open to the public.