Week Two :: June 29–July 5

Uncommon Ground: Communities Working Toward Solutions

In an age of divisive posturing at the national level, are communities uniquely positioned to come together on the toughest issues, to find a way forward for the common good? We recognize the role of communities in effecting real change, and present a solutions-focused week of power and promise.

  • Each day, we highlight case studies of communities at work, finding sustainable solutions to society’s most pressing problems.
  • What conditions must exist for community stakeholders to engage one another, and who needs to be at the table? What’s possible when there isn’t a shared sense of community? Do differences need to be bridged in order for solutions to be found and sustained?

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Interfaith Lecture Theme :: Common Good Change Agents

At times when the world seems conflicted, humanity continues to find ways to be its best advocate toward its highest aspirations. In this week we welcome examples of change agents who are recognizing needs and responding in life-enhancing ways to actualize their hearts’ best intentions for the common good — and leading by powerful example.

  • Monday, July 01, 2019 | 09:15am

    Rev. Zina Jacque

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    Sun., June 30 at 10:45 a.m. | Mon., July 1 - Fri., July 5 at 9:15 a.m.

    Zina Jacque is the Lead Pastor at the Community Church of Barrington in Illinois. 



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Monday, July 01, 2019 | 10:45am

    John R. Kasich

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    Two-term former Ohio Governor John R. Kasich is a newly named CNN political commentator who believes in the power of individuals to affect change at the local level, and that we need to reach beyond politics and the issues that divide us to achieve solutions through unity and resilience.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Monday, July 01, 2019 | 02:00pm

    James Fallows

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    A national correspondent for The AtlanticJames Fallows is co-creator, with his wife Deborah, of the publication’s American Futures project.  For the last six years, James and Deborah Fallows have been traveling across America in a single-engine prop airplane...



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Monday, July 01, 2019 | 04:00pm

    ChamberFest Cleveland

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    Launched in 2012 by Cleveland Orchestra principal clarinet Franklin Cohen and his daughter Diana Cohen, concertmaster of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, ChamberFest Cleveland burst onto the scene with the goal of bringing a world-class chamber music festival to the greater Cleveland community. 



    Location: Lenna Hall

     

  • Monday, July 01, 2019 | 04:00pm

    Donald B. Verrilli, Jr. :: 15th Annual Robert H. Jackson Lecture on the Supreme Court of the United States

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    Donald B. Verrilli, Jr., a former law clerk to United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit J. Skelly Wright and U.S. Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan, Jr., is an acclaimed American lawyer and courtroom advocate.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Monday, July 01, 2019 | 08:15pm

    School of Music: Music School Festival Orchestra

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    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Tuesday, July 02, 2019 | 12:00pm

    10th Annual Buffalo Day at Chautauqua

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    Theme: Imagine Communities Working Toward the Common Good: IMAGINE Greater Buffalo”
    Noon–8 p.m. |  FREE afternoon admission for residents of the Greater Buffalo region



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Tuesday, July 02, 2019 | 02:00pm

    Judy Shepard in conversation with James Fallows

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    In October 1998, Judy and Dennis Shepard lost their 21 year-old son, Matthew, to a murder motivated by anti-gay hate. Matthew’s death moved many thousands of people around the world to attend vigils and rallies in his memory.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy