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Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley was joined by former Cincinnati Mayor Charlie Luken (Senior Counsel, Calfee Government Relations & Legislation) for a webinar roundtable discussion on June 9, 2020 regarding leading through unrest on the heels of a pandemic. The discussion focused on Mayor Cranley's perspective of current events with historical context provided by Charlie Luken and was featured in Cincinnati-area news broadcasts and articles (links provided below):

  • "Cranley on the protesters he’s met with: ‘Frankly, they were pragmatic'" (Cincinnati Business Journal, 06.09.2020)
  • "Cranley: 'Clearly we're going to need to do an analysis of law enforcement'" (WLWT 5, 06.09.2020)
  • "Former Mayor Luken: 2001 was 'tough' but now more work needs to be done" (Local 12/WKRC, 06.09.2020)

Watch the full webinar recording.

Charlie Luken served as Mayor of Cincinnati in 2001 when the city experienced racial riots that served as a catalyst to a collaborative movement with participation from the city's Fortune 500 corporations, government officials, and the community seeking to bring lasting social justice and economic equity. The city's successful collaborative program has served as a blueprint for other cities across the nation. Read more in this article published by Politico, "How Cincinnati Salvaged the Nation's Most Dangerous Neighborhood," by Colin Woodard, June 16, 2016.


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