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Town Hall Speaker Series:
A rich past, a vibrant future


Case Western Reserve University to assume management of historic Town Hall of Cleveland speaker series


Author, activist Gloria Steinem to open 2014-15 series Sept. 9 at Severance Hall*

Town Hall of Cleveland, the nation’s longest consecutive-running speaker series, and Case Western Reserve University, the program’s academic sponsor since 2010, jointly announced today an expanded partnership, in which the university will assume management and full operation of the series by July 2014.

The newly named "Town Hall of Cleveland at Case Western Reserve University" preserves and expands the rich legacy of the 83-year-old public lecture series. Programming also moves from Playhouse Square to Case Western Reserve’s new Tinkham Veale University Center, which opens this August.

The 2014-15 speaker series, featuring two events this fall and two next spring, opens with writer, lecturer and activist Gloria Steinem on Sept. 9. Steinem’s appearance is in partnership with CWRU’s Flora Stone Mather Center for Women and celebrates the center’s 10th anniversary. The university will announce speakers for future events this summer.

A patron package with reserved seating for all four 2014-15 events is $150, including parking at the covered Severance Hall Garage, with direct, weather-protected access to the Tinkham Veale University Center, located on the University Circle campus.

*The Town Hall of Cleveland at Case Western Reserve University lecture featuring Gloria Steinem serves as a fundraiser for the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women. Due to the overwhelming response, the event has been moved to Severance Hall where tickets are currently available. The remainder of the series will take place at the New Tinkham Veale University Center.

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New Management, New Location

Town Hall of Cleveland at Case Western Reserve University will be held in the Tinkham Veale University Center beginning fall 2014. (read more)