Park Social Action Committee

Heroin, Cocaine & Prescription Drugs: An Epidemic Among Us

October, 2014

Thank you to our speakers and guests who attended this important night of information. Below please find links to our speakers' organizations which will help you find information about the services they mentioned. Also, please click here to read the Cleveland Jewish News article about the event.

Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services Board of Cuyahoga County

New Directions, Inc.

Cuyahoga County Heroin Initiative

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

And a few photographs from the evening.

Exposed: Your Privacy Under Attack

February, 2014

We had a full house from throughout the community gathered to learn more about privacy in our technology-driven world. Many thanks to our speakers, Earl Nittskoff, Melissa Bilancini and Sheryl Harris, for their deep insight and knowledge.  Thank you to the Park Social Action Committee and program chairs, Sandy Ellis and Jeff Marks, for sponsoring this enlightening evening.

Here are a few links to the sites our speakers mentioned:

Electronic Frontier Foundation   dotRights (ACLU)    Electronic Privacy Information Center   Center for Democracy & Technology

The ACLU, Cleveland   Information about and reporting SPAM   Software products: Bitdefender and Kaspersky  Plain Dealer Consumer Affairs Blog

And a few photographs from the evening: (click on the first one to start the slideshow)

Navigating Obamacare: Learning about the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act

November 18, 2013

Thank you to Jodi Mitchell and Diane Suchetka, our informative speakers, who put the complicated issues of healthcare reform into terms we could all understand. The attendees asked great questions and appreciated our speakers' insights. Below you will find links to the many outside resources that were mentioned. 

Jodi Mitchell, Health Policy Officer, Mount Sinai Health Care Foundation

Diane Suchetka, Health Reporter, Plain Dealer

Immigration: How Wide Should We Open the Door?
October 17, 2013

Thank you to our wonderful speakers who helped us understand the role immigration plays in our region's and country's financial success. Please see the links below to review the presentations given and check out where you can find more information and get involved!


Richard Herman

David Wolfe Leopold

Principal Attorney, David Wolfe Leopold & Associates 

Lake Erie: Past, Present and Our Future - Environment, Energy & Economy!
June 25, 2013

The annual "Go Green" event, co-sponsored by AJC Cleveland and Park Synagogue's Social Action Committee, put a spotlight on the importance of Lake Erie to our region's health and economy. Our speakers, Sandy Bihn, Founder of the Western Lake Erie Waterkeeper Association; Will Friedman, President and CEO of Cleveland Port Authority; and Chris Winslow, Assistant Director of Ohio Sea Grant and the OSU FT Stone Laboratory, gave an excellent presentation that made us appreciate our great lake! Links to some of the topics mentioned at the seminar are listed below.

Lake Erie Links: 

"Autism in Our Community" sponsored by the Park Social Action Committee on April 25, 2013, featured four panelists who gave a wonderful overview about autism to the community. Many thanks to moderator, Beth Thompson and panelists Dr. Tom Frazier, Dr. Neil Greenspan and Ilana Hoffer Skoff.   

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