Monthly Archives: April 2016

Sean Martin, Western Reserve Historical Society

As Associate Curator for Jewish History at the Western Reserve Historical Society, Sean Martin oversees the Cleveland Jewish Archives, collecting and preserving material related to the Jewish history of northeastern Ohio. He also serves as part of the curatorial staff for the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage in Beachwood, Ohio. Martin is the author of
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Bruce M. Hennes, Hennes Communications

Bruce M. Hennes is the Managing Partner of Hennes Communications, a crisis communications, media training and media relations consulting firm based in Cleveland.Hennes has more than 30 years’ experience working in politics, having managed or served as a senior campaign consultant and fundraiser for campaigns at the local, state and federal levels. Hennes also served
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Connie Schultz, Journalist

It was the gift for crafting “pungent columns that provided a voice for the underdog and underprivileged” that garnered Cleveland Plain Dealer columnist Connie Schultz the 2005 Pulitzer Prize Award for Commentary. With a clear understanding of the joys, foibles, and quandaries of the everyday moments of common folk, her observations resound with people from
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Kristen Clarke, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

Kristen Clarke, president & executive director of the national Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee), leads one of the country’s most important national civil rights organizations in the pursuit of equal justice for all.  The Lawyers’ Committee’s seeks to promote fair housing and community development, equal employment opportunity, voting rights, equal educational
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Shirley Gross, Starr Group

Shirley Gross is an organization development consultant with over 30 years of experience as both an internal and external consultant. She has a Bachelors Arts from Capital University in Organization Development, a Masters of Science from George Mason University in Organizational Learning and certificates from the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland in Organization & Systems Development
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Steven Dettelbach, BakerHostetler

Steven Dettelbach recently finished serving almost seven years as the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio. He now serves as co-leader of ’s national White Collar Defense and Corporate Investigations team. As U.S. Attorney, Mr. Dettelbach ran high-profile investigations and both supervised and personally handled large scale, crisis-level litigations, many of which
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William C. Daroff, JFNA

William Daroff, Senior Vice President for Public Policy and Director of the Washington Office of The Jewish Federations of North America, was named by the Forward Newspaper as being among the fifty most influential Jews in America. As the chief lobbyist and principal spokesperson on public policy and international affairs for the 151 Jewish Federations
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BDS Trends on Campus: Recent Developments, What’s the Role of CRCs, Best Practices

There are many BDS challenges facing campuses and the landscape is rapidly changing. We’re seeing growing challenges with graduate student worker unions and upper graduate professional associations alike. BDS activists are rapidly co-oping every Progressive cause in sight as a vehicle to promote BDS. Hear from CRCs who have successfully worked with campuses in their
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Counter-BDS State Legislation: The models, The process, The wins

Over the past year, many states have introduced counter-BDS state legislation, which numerous states have passed and signed into law. Israel Action Network has been working behind the scenes to advise CRC leadership around the country throughout this process. This session will focus on the different types of legislation, the process, and best practices for
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New Frontiers in Civil Rights

What are the next important advances we need to be pushing for? What are our partners focusing on? What are the important conversations happening today? From criminal justice reform to the next steps in LGBTQ equality, this session will offer key insights. The session will be moderated by Steven Dettelbach, who until recently was the
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