This event is hosted and organized by the City Club of Cleveland. The Schubert Center for Child Studies is a community partner for this event.
A PANEL DISCUSSION
Almost one year ago, The Plain Dealer began a series chronicling Cleveland’s legacy of lead poising and how it connected with current concerns about education and violence among youth. The problem isn’t new. Since 2000, approximately 40,000 children in Cuyahoga County suffered from lead poisoning; 80 percent of them lived in the city of Cleveland.
It’s a health crisis not unique to Cleveland. According to the U.S. Department ofHousing and Urban Development (HUD), 37 million homes and apartments, most in poor, urban areas subject to decades of housing discrimination, still contain some lead paint in walls and woodwork. Lack of funding – both to eliminate lead paint in homes and to test children and adults exposed to lead – is cited as the reason this problem remains largely unsolved.
What efforts are underway to combat lead poisoning in Cleveland? What can we learn from successful programs in other cities? Join us for a conversation with leaders from across Ohio on how to address lead poisoning in our urban centers.
Robert Cole, Managing Attorney, Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc.
Rachel Dissell, reporter, The Plain Dealer
Natoya J. Walker Minor, Chief of Public Affairs, City of Cleveland
Tickets: $20 members/$35 nonmembers (Use code SCCS16 to get 20% off nonmember price when registering).
Spnsored by: The Cleveland Clinic
Community Partners: The Center for Health Affairs, The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, and Schubert Center for Child Studies