The third Side-by-Side event was held on March 12th at the University of Cincinnati.  Featured were two former Cincinnati Mayor’s Jerry Springer & Ken Blackwell.  We want to thank all of our co-sponsors, our media partner, WVXU, and express appreciation to the the University of Cincinnati’s Student Government & The Medical Science administration for hosting the event.

Our attendance continues to rise and based upon survey results, a vast majority found the program beneficial.  Their answers confirmed our belief that if you come to understand how a person’s views were formed, and learn about their personal life, you are more likely to hear and consider what they say, even if you disagree.

Check out the photos below:

 

In response to written questions, members of the audience reported the belief they could now hold a constructive conversation with the presenter who represented a view point opposite to their own when the evening began, now that they had come to know that person in a more personal way.

Both Jerry & Ken were forthcoming about the influences in their lives and their political views.  We appreciate their candor.  Check out the article Howard Wilkinson wrote for WVXU here.

We also received some coverage from our local tv networks.  You can watch a snippet from the evening here:

Our next Side-by-Side Series will take place May 20th and will feature current Councilmember Yvette Simpson and former Councilmember and current Council candidate Amy Murray.  Click here for more information.