Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and Cleveland State University's Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs will co-sponsor a TedX Salon Friday, March 31 on The Resurgent City. C|M|LAW Professor Jonathan Witmer-Rich and Interim Dean Lee Fisher will be among the Salon's speakers.
The Resurgent City will examine how metropolitan centers throughout the United States are experiencing a revival with people, businesses and community institutions moving to and investing in downtown cities in a manner not seen in decades. The Tedx Salon will focus on anchor institutions, such as hospitals, universities and churches, an how these institutions play a key role to play in continuing and enhancing the metropolitan revival.
Witmer-Rich will be joined by Professor Ronnie Dunn of the Levin College of Urban Affairs to discuss how Cleveland State University serves as a catalyst for criminal justice reform in the Cleveland area. Witmer-Rich and Dunn will highlight their service on a Bail Task Force currently examining how to improve the practice of pretrial release and detention in the courts in Cuyahoga County. In their role as scholars at CSU – an academic institution closely connected to the Cleveland community – they have expertise in criminal justice issues, familiarity with the Cleveland criminal justice system, and a position of neutrality from which to evaluate needed criminal justice reforms.
Witmer-Rich will also discuss his work on the Ohio Rules Commission, a statewide body that works to improve Ohio's criminal court rules. In that capacity he is evaluating proposals to reform Ohio's grand jury system to increase transparency.
TEDx Salons are smaller events that keep the TEDx community engaged between regular TEDxClevelandStateUniversity events, offering a unique, more intimate type of gathering with an emphasis on discussion and idea sharing.