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""Welcome Back Sunday

Sunday, September 10, 2017
10:10 a.m.

Cathedral Council Chair Dale Murphy welcomes members of Trinity’s Green Team and Flower Guild. This Forum will showcase two of the many small groups, ministries and volunteer opportunities that Trinity has to offer. Members of the Green Team and the Flower Guild will be on hand with displays and demonstrations of their group’s activities.

Photo: Eric Gordon, Chief Executive Officer of the Cleveland Metropolitan School DistrictThe Cleveland School District and the Every Student Successes Act

Eric Gordon, CEO of Cleveland Metropolitan School District
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Dean’s Forum Guest, 10:10 a.m.

Eric Gordon, Chief Executive Officer of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, joins Dean Gaston in conversation about Cleveland schools. This forum will focus on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) signed into law by President Obama in 2015. It replaced and updated the No Child Left Behind Act. ESSA takes full effect in the 2017-18 school year.

Photo: Bobbie Reichtell

Being A Cathedral: A Civic Perspective

Bobbie Reichtell
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Dean’s Forum Guest, 10:10 a.m

Bobbi Reichtell, Executive Director of Campus District, Inc., joins Dean Gaston in conversation about how our downtown neighborhood is now a destination for those who want to work, play, study and make change.  Bobbi has announced that she will be retiring in February 2018 so this is also an opportunity to wish this great Trinity friend and supporter well.

Photo: The Very Reverend John Downey

Being A Cathedral: Cathedrals in Places of Loss and Hope

The Very Reverend John Downey
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Dean’s Forum Guest, 10:10 a.m

Joining Dr. Gaston at the Dean’s Forum is the Very Rev. John P. Downey to continue our series, “Being a Cathedral.” This forum will focus on the role of the smaller Cathedral in the Episcopal Church as a place of loss and hope. Rev.Downey is Dean of the Cathedral of Saint Paul in Erie, PA.

Photo: Veronica-DahlbergBeyond the Border: Immigration in Northeast Ohio

Veronica Isabel Dahlberg, Executive Director, HOLA Ohio
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Dean’s Forum Guest, 10:10 a.m

Join Dr. Paul Gaston as we welcome Veronica Isabel Dahlberg, founder and executive director of HOLA Ohio to the Dean’s Forum. Dahlberg will discuss how Northeast Ohio’s Latino immigrant families and communities are being impacted by recent changes in federal immigration policy and decades of national inaction on immigration reform. Explore how communities of faith and people of conscience can support the civil and human rights of all in our region.

Dahlberg is the founder and executive director of HOLA Ohio, a grassroots Latino organization that empowers the Latino community through outreach, advocacy and community organizing.

Photo: The Rev. Dr. Paul Gaston

Craft Beers of Ohio Canceled (to be rescheduled)

The Reverend Dr. Paul Gaston
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Dean’s Forum Guest, 10:10 a.m

Ohio’s Craft Beers celebrates the variety of craft brewing in Ohio, offers appreciations of its quality, and reports on the renaissance of the brewer’s art throughout the Buckeye State. Beautifully illustrated with color photographs, the book takes readers on a tour of more than 40 of Ohio’s larger and more influential breweries and provides detailed descriptions of most of the others.

Author and photographer Paul L. Gaston visited all of the featured breweries, talked to the owners and brewers, and tasted their beers, while photographing the pubs, brews, and customers. A generous sampler of the state s prime destinations for fans of good beer, Ohio’s Craft Beers offers fascinating perspectives on brewing, regional history, and the distinctive cultures of a rapidly growing but highly principled industry.

With Ohio’s Craft Beers as your guide, you can sip an amber ale on the front porch of Mt. Carmel in suburban Cincinnati, make your way to the industrial chic of Warped Wing in Dayton, enjoy the historic ambience of Portsmouth, and still find exceptional beers in the more utilitarian settings of MadTree in Cincinnati, Actual in Columbus, or Hoppin Frog in Akron. and in Willoughby you can return to the days of interurban travel while enjoying a full menu and creative brews at Willoughby Brewing Co.

Above all, beer is about community. Brewers enjoy their craft, and craft beer drinkers enjoy meeting other craft beer drinkers. Put a copy of this book under your arm, make an excursion, walk in with a thirst, and toast your new friends with Ohio’s Craft Beers.*

Photo: Rabbi Josh CarusoBeing A Cathedral:  An Interfaith Perspective

Rabbi Josh Caruso
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Dean’s Forum Guest, 10:10 a.m

Caruso serves as Rabbi of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple in Beachwood, Ohio.



Fair Districts, Fair ElectionsPhoto of Susan Taft

Susan Taft
League of Women Voters of Ohio

Sunday, December 10, 2017
Dean’s Forum Guest, 10:10 a.m

Join us at the December 10 Dean’s Forum as Susan Taft from the League of Women Voters of Ohio will be our forum guest. She will discuss the Fair Districts = Fair Elections Coalition, a coalition of the League of Women Voters of Ohio, Common Cause Ohio and other “good-government” groups committed to ending gerrymandering in Ohio. The Fair Districts = Fair Elections Coalition seeks to change the way Ohio’s Congressional Districts are drawn with the purpose of eliminating partisan gerrymandering. Susan will discuss the coalition’s effort to put congressional redistricting reform on the November 2018 ballot.

Susan Taft is a retired faculty member from Kent State University College of Nursing and College of Business Administration. She holds a PhD in Organizational Behavior. She was an academic educator for 30 years. Twenty-four of those at KSU. Since her retirement, Susan has devoted her efforts toward political matters, such as working with the League of Women Voters on the Gerrymandering project in Ohio. Read more about Fair Congressional Districts for Ohio.

Human Trafficking""

Renee Jones and Karen Walsh
Sunday, January 21, 2018
Dean’s Forum Guests, 10:10 a.m

On January 21, Karen Walsh, President & CEO of the Collaborative to End Human Trafficking and Renee Jones, President & CEO of the Renee Jones Empowerment Center will visit the Dean’s Forum to inform us of the growing problem of human trafficking, specifically trafficking in Northeast Ohio. Defined as code for slavery — involuntary servitude, debt bondage or peonage. There are thousands of Northeast Ohio children, women, and men being enslaved to commercial sex or forced labor annually. Join us at the Dean’s Forum to learn of current efforts to raise awareness of this increasing and troubling issue.

Understanding Islam and Muslims""

Isam Zaiem
Council of Islamic Relations (CAIR), Cleveland Chapter
Sunday, January 28, 2018
Dean’s Forum Guests, 10:10 a.m

On January 28, we welcome the return of Isam Zaiem to the Dean’s Forum. At the forum, Isam will expand on his 2106 Dean’s Forum, “Islam 101: Understanding Islam and Muslims.” His presentation will take into consideration the experience and concerns of the Muslim community in Cleveland and will provide us a greater awareness that helps us remember that Islam is a broad religion that is observed slightly differently by different groups — as practiced in the United States and abroad.

Isam Zaiem is the co-founder and president emeritus of the Cleveland Chapter of the Council of Islamic Relations. Where he currently serves as the Board Treasurer.

Listen to the Dean’s Forum Podcast

October 4, 2018

The Forum Podcast: The Practice of Peacemaking

September 17, 2018

The Forum Podcast: Poetry, Myth, and Belief 

September 11, 2018

The Forum: Dave Lucas

February 17, 2018

The Dean’s Forum Podcast: Human Trafficking

January 18, 2018

The Dean’s Forum Podcast: What Is So Social About Justice: Seeking Justice in the Age of Social Media