EmpowerUOhio.org--Fall Semester 2014

Reservations are required for all courses. Reserve your spot now by clicking on the REGISTER button below each class description. Act now, before your class fills up! 2014 Fall Schedule

Student Loans:–Cincinnati

Hampton Inn

3024 Vine Street

Cincinnati Ohio, 45219

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 6:30 -8:00 PM*

Lauren O’Brien, the Southern Ohio Field Director for Americans for Prosperity, will teach you about the types of student loans, the repayment options, and how to prepare for the future. She will outline the dangers of holding too much debt and the threat it creates for the future. Resources and tools to start planning for college will also be provided to parents and future college students. This class is for everyone: parents of children of all ages, parents planning to have children, high school students, and current college students. With a plethora of resources, we hope to help everyone. We look forward to seeing you there! *Light refreshments will be served from 6:30 until 7:00 PM, session will begin at 7:00 PM

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Protecting Seniors from Financial Exploitation–Green Township

Green Township Senior Center

3620 Epley Lane

Cincinnati, OH 45247

Thursday, September 18, 2014 6:30-8:00 PM

Green Township and Colerain Township Partner with Empower U to inform us of the rise of senior financial exploitation, recent and common cases, and prevention; strengthening protections through law; and Senior Advocate Fraud Education (SAFE) education for caregivers, social workers, seniors and their families about frauds and scams, AND MORE!

Amy Kurianksy, Fellow for the Annie W. and Elizabeth M. Anderson 
                             Legal Fellowship for the Prevention and Resolution 
                            of Financial Exploitation of Seniors

Danielle Murphy, Office of Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine*

Local Law Enforcement Representative

 

*This event is not sponsored by, nor affiliated with, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. The Ohio Attorney General’s office does not endorse or recommend Empower U Ohio or any products or services affiliated with Empower U Ohio

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Shakespeare’s Influence on Abraham Lincoln–Cincinnati

Cincinnati Library, Huenefeld Tower Room

800 Vine Street

Cincinnati, OH 45202

Saturday, September 20, 2014 2:00 -4:00 PM

Meet and Greet with lite Refreshments from 1:00-2:00 PM

Abraham Lincoln was a well-read president who was very familiar with Shakespeare’s works. Whether in tragedy or comedy, Shakespeare’s characters faced a tumultuous world, as did President Lincoln with a bloody Civil War. What lessons did President Lincoln draw from Shakespeare to face his Herculean challenges? Learn about this little-known aspect of Abraham Lincoln in a fascinating and lively presentation by Dr. Peter Schramm, professor of political science and well-known scholar at Ohio’s Ashland University.

Dr. Peter Schramm

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Digital Citizenship Night for Parents–Cincinnati

Houston Elementary School

 

3310 Compton Road

 

Cincinnati, OH 45251

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Empower U and Cincinnati Bell partner to bring this presentation to parents and others who wish to be informed on this most vital subject. This one-hour course is taught by Cincinnati Bell’s Director of Relationship Marketing, Stephen Smith. Mr. Smith launched the program in 2011 when tragic stories of teen bullying and suicides linked to sexting were first making news. In the presentation, Mr. Smith presents facts and anecdotes focused on three common technology issues confronting young people: sexting, online privacy and cyber bullying.

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Digital Citizenship Night for Parents is also a Virtual Class. Join us in person at the class, or online. The codes for participating in this class online from your home will be posted on here, 6 hours prior to the start of the class.

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Stephen Smith

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Immigration:How and Why Laws Matter–Erlanger

Kenton County Library, Erlanger Branch

401 Kenton Lands Rd

Erlanger, KY 41018

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 7:00 – 8:30 PM

This class will feature three speakers: Luis Pozzolo, Kenton County Sheriff, Chuck Korzenborn and Joyce Mucci from the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). Luis Pozzolo will tell all about his experience immigrating to the US. He will describe the socialism he left behind and the socialism he now sees taking root here in the states. Chuck Korzenborn, along with various members of his staff to explain the large influx of “unaccompanied youth” in the Covington school system.

Prior to the 2014/15 school year, Covington, with a total enrollment of about 3,800 has 122 unaccompanied youth in pre-school and 270 in K-12, or about 10% of the population

Learn what problems this causes for the school system, the community and the students. Joyce Mucci, will present a true immigration reform policy using the 7 principles that have been developed by FAIR.
Written questions will be collected during presentations and our moderator for the evening Tyler Hull, Esq. will select questions for the panel of speakers.
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Immigration: How and Why Laws Matteris also a Virtual Class. Join us in person at the class, or online. The codes for participating in this class online from your home will be posted on here, 6 hours prior to the start of the class.

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Joyce Mucci Sheriff, Chuck Korzenborn

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Constitution for Kids–Glendale

Harry Whiting Brown Community Center, Scout House

34 Village Square

Glendale, OH 45246

Thursday, October 2, 2014 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Let’s get our youth involved in our Country. Denise Waterman from American Spirit Education Alliance walks your children through the basic foundations of our country. This hands-on session and handout will leave you and your children confident in the foundations of the United States. (Recommended for kids age 10+ including adults). You will receive a document at the class that you can take home and discuss with your children over the next months to come. Plan now to bring a few kids from the neighborhood for this important session.

Constitution for Kids is also a Virtual Class. Join us in person at the class, or online. The codes for participating in this class online from your home will be posted on here, 6 hours prior to the start of the class.

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Shattering America’s Trance–Dayton

Washington Heights Baptist Church

5650 Far Hills Avenue

Dayton, OH 45429

Saturday, October 4, 2014 9:00 AM-3:30 PM

How many times have you wished you were able to talk to someone with different political views in a non-conformational manner? This subject is often “off limits” at family functions and friendly gatherings This workshop will teach people how to speak to others (friends, co-workers, family, etc.) to get truth/facts/ideas across but in a non argumentative way. It will also cover how we should speak, question and address government officials to get real responses instead of the typical political replies.

*There is a $35.00 fee for this class to cover associated costs.

John Anthony

 

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Is College Really the Right Choice?–Madeira

Connections Church

7421 East Galbraith Rd

Madeira, OH 45243

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Every year approximately 1,200,000 newly minted high school graduates enroll in a traditional four-year college. Most of these kids are just wasting time and money. Only about one in four will graduate and become fully employed. The rest will have incurred an opportunity cost measured in billions of dollars and millions of man years. The threats in this economic environment are a weak job market, the exorbitant costs of a traditional four-year degree, the selection of an unmarketable major, the availability of easy government money, and the ensuing student loan debt. The countermeasure is a vigorous analysis of the opportunities available for the next step after high school.

Is College Really the Right Choice? is also a Virtual Class. Join us in person at the class, or online. The codes for participating in this class online from your home will be posted on here, 6 hours prior to the start of the class.

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Thomas B. Walsh has three grown children and six grandchildren— three of them recent high school graduates. Concerned about what the future holds for them in this economy he began researching a worrisome subject-student loans. His apprehensions were substantiated. College is no longer the surefire way to middle class prosperity. In fact today choosing college as a road to financial success is against the odds. That is why he wrote the book, “The Next Step. Is College Really the Right Choice?”

 

 

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State and Local Government Reform–Cincinnati

Springdale Recreation Center, Meeting Room AB

11999 Lawnview Ave.

Springdale, OH 45246

Tuesday, October 9, 2014 7:00-8:30 PM

The Need for Ohio to reform both its state AND local tax structure represents one of the most important changes policymakers can embrace to arrest a 50 year relative economic decline for Ohio compared to the states in the South and West. This cannot be done by resorting to the status quo of massive, multi-billion dollar revenue sharing programs where the state redistributes revenues tithe thousands of local governments throughout the state. Small changes have been implemented in recent years, but there is significant push back from backers of the status quo. Greg R. Lawson is the Statehouse Liaison and Policy Analyst at the Buckeye Institute. He has been active at the grassroots level in numerous local, county and statewide political campaigns since 2002. He serves on the boards of two Columbus based charter schools and is a member of the Columbus Council on World Affairs.

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State and Local Government Reform is also a Virtual Class. Join us in person at the class, or online. The codes for participating in this class online from your home will be posted on here, 6 hours prior to the start of the class.

Greg R. Lawson

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Evolution and Creation: Conflicting or Compatible?–Cincinnati

In conjunction with the Cincinnati Museum Center’s Insights Lecture Series

Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal

Reakirt Auditorium

1301 Western Avenue

Cincinnati, OH 45203

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 7-8:30 PM

The lecture distinguishes science from religion, clarifies various meanings of evolution, and presents the evidence for evolution and the mechanisms by which it occurs. Beyond the fossil record, distinguished lecturer, Dr. Patricia Kelley also examines the Biblical creation accounts and creationist approaches such as Intelligent Design to assess the compatibility of evolution with faith-based perspectives. What you’ll learn: The difference between science and religion, differing definitions of evolution, evidence supporting evolution, the implications of intelligent design and implications of biblical creation accounts

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Evolution and Creation:Conflicting or Compatible? is also a Virtual Class. Join us in person at the class, or online. The codes for participating in this class online from your home will be posted on here, 6 hours prior to the start of the class.

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Cookie Decoration for Kids and “Big Kids”–Cincinnati

Joy Community Church

5000 North Bend Road

Cincinnati, OH 45211

Thursday, October 16, 2014 6:30-8:30 PM

All you need is Love…AND cookies! Join Torie Hancock for a cookie decorating course for little kids and big kids (who doesn’t love cookies!) She will teach attendees cookie decorating skills especially designed for all kids. The techniques taught can be used as a brag-able dessert or a fun summer project with the kids. And don’t worry if you mess up…you’ll just have to eat it and try again. Perfection never tasted so good. Torie owns the bakery, go ahead Bake My Day, and believes with a little bit of instruction and the desire, anyone can learn the art of cake decorating! She strives to share that passion with children and adults alike!

Go ahead Bake My Day

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Courage Based Self Defense–Cincinnati

North Avondale Recreation Center

617 Clinton Springs

Cincinnati, OH 45229

Saturday, October 18, 2014 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Courage Coaches Debbie and Mike Gardner are motivation speakers/authors who teach LOVE-based crime survival skills, drawing upon their personal mistakes and successes during their law enforcement careers. Their absolutely new approach to the timely subject of self-defense dares to emphasize “LESS is more, when less is RIGHT!” The Gardner’s instill Courage, Rights and a proven effective “ONE Word Safety Plan” you’ll easily understand.

We are asking for a $10 contribution to this session per person and $15 contribution per family of four to defer expenses of the speakers.

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www.SurviveInstitute.com

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Courage Based Self Defense–Liberty Township

Van Gordon Elementary

6475 Lesourdsville Rd,

Liberty Township, OH 45011

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 6:30-8:30 PM

Courage Coaches Debbie and Mike Gardner are motivation speakers/authors who teach LOVE-based crime survival skills, drawing upon their personal mistakes and successes during their law enforcement careers. Their absolutely new approach to the timely subject of self-defense dares to emphasize “LESS is more, when less is RIGHT!” The Gardner’s instill Courage, Rights and a proven effective “ONE Word Safety Plan” you’ll easily understand.

We are asking for a $10 contribution to this session to defer expenses of the speakers.

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www.SurviveInstitute.com

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George Remus:King of the Bootleggers–Glendale

Followed by an optional Bourbon Tasting at Cock & Bull

The Cock and Bull Public House (upstairs)

275 East Sharon Road

Glendale, OH 45246

Thursday, October 21, 2014 7-8:30 PM**

George Remus, originally a pharmacist and later a lawyer, is known as the king of the Bootleggers. He Used his knowledge of pharmacy and law to circumvent the Volstead Act to buy distilleries that had gone out of business due to prohibition, on the pretext of selling it for “medical purposes”. He became the largest supplier of quality booze to folks like Al Capone, Lucky Luciano, Arnold Rothstein, and on the HBO series “Boardwalk Empire”: Nucky Thompson.

He made millions. There are many interesting stories about his life, including originating the “temporary insanity” defense. Come for a spirit-filled Session!

**Following Professor Plageman’s presentation there will be a Bourbon Tasting presented by The Cock and Bull. Five Bourbon Samples will be tasted for a cost of $20.00 (paid directly to The Cock and Bull). At EmpowerU we believe in participation! Please join us for this fun after-event.

Professor, Mark Plageman

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Cincinnati Enquirer–How We Pick The News!–Covington

How to Get Your Group the Exposure they Need.

Covington Library

502 Scott Blvd

Covington, KY 41011

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 6-8:30 PM

Julie Zimmerman, opinion writer for Cincinnati.com/Enquirer, will discuss how the region’s biggest media outlet decides what to cover. Learn more about the news process and how to make your voice heard, especially on the opinion pages via letters to the editor and op-eds. We’ll talk about how to decide what topics to write about, how to make a submission, how to write for a news audience and how to work with journalists effectively.

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Cincinnati Enquirer–How We Pick The News! is also a Virtual Class. Join us in person at the class, or online. The codes for participating in this class online from your home will be posted on here, 6 hours prior to the start of the class.

Julie Zimmerman

Opinion Enterprise Writer,
The Cincinnati Enquirer

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The Bricca Family Murders…And Nobody is Talking….–Cincinnati A Halloween Fright Night at Price Hill Chili

Price Hill Chili

4920 Glenway Avenue

Cincinnati, OH 45238

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 7:00-8:30 PM

There is something sinister at the heart of these murders. Questions abound. Why will no one go on the record about a brutal triple homicide? What skeletons lurk within the closely guarded files? And how could such a tenacious investigation uncover a killer without capturing him? Join EmpowerU at the world famous Price Hill Chili for a real Halloween Fright Night as local author and true crime historian JT Townsend lifts the curtain of secrecy that surrounds this notorious of all west side cold cases–The Bricca Mystery.

Author J.T. Townsend Queen City Gothic

www.jttownsend.com

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Do’s and Don’ts If Stopped by Law Enforcement–Glendale

Harry Whiting Brown Community Center, Scout House

34 Village Square Rd

Glendale, OH 45246

Thursday, November 6, 2014 7:00-8:30 PM

Sheriff Jim Neil and other law enforcement officials and attorneys will discuss traffic safety and the do’s and don’ts when you are stopped by law enforcement. What are the expectations of you? What should you expect from the Officer? How do we recommend you act or respond? What if you have a weapon in the vehicle? Do you have your CCW license? What are your legal rights? What happens in the Court process? Every day citizens might not come in contact with law enforcement on a regular basis (hopefully not). Come here from Sheriff Neil and professionals who work in the field every day what you need to know to be better educated and prepared.

Speakers will include:

Jim Neil, Hamilton County Sheriff
Sgt. Mike Tarr, Oversees the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office Traffic Safety Unit
Gwen Bender, Cheif Assistant Prosecuting Attorney overseeing 
                           the Municipal Division of the Hamilton County Prosecutors Office

Sheriff Jim Neil

 

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History of Jazz Part I:Late 1800′s-1940′s

Followed by an optional Free Jazz Concert at HWB Scout House

Location TBA

Friday, November 7, 2014 6:30-8:30 PM**

This class will examine the development of jazz music from its beginnings through the 1940s. Geo-political and social issues associated with Jazz music will be explored through listening to and discussing music from different eras, styles and artists. The class will include audio and video recordings to illustrate the stylistic differences and development of field hollers, spirituals, early American folk music, blues, piano styles, traditional jazz (i.e., Dixieland), and swing. The course is designed to foster an understanding of the social conditions that contributed to the history of Jazz music in the first half of the 20th century and to develop a greater appreciation of this original American art form. The incredible Timothy Smith travels back to Cincinnati from the greater Washington D.C. area. From 2001 through 2011 Mr. Smith served the Princeton City School District in Cincinnati Ohio as a band director, Director of Jazz Studies, and High School Music Department Head. His knowledge of music and jazz is legendary and he is currently pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education degree from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.

This course has a fee of $5 per person in order to cover speaker’s Travel expenses.

**Following Timothy Smith’s presentation, at 9:00PM there will be a Free Jazz Concert located at The HWB Scout House (see listing below). You must register for this event but it is a free concert.

Timothy Smith

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History of Jazz….Free Jazz Concert–Glendale

Harry Whiting Brown Community Center, Scout House

34 Village Square Rd

Glendale, OH 45246

Friday, November 7, 2014 9:00-10:30 PM

Come and enjoy a night of entertaining Jazz Music with this Free Jazz Concert which will combine parts of The History of Jazz-Part I & Part II to help bring Jazz to life!. This concert is in conjunction with the two EmpowerU History of Jazz courses–Part I and Part II. You must register for this event to attend the concert.

Registration is required to attend this concert.

Timothy Smith

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History of Jazz Part II:1940′s to Present–TBA

Location TBA

Saturday, November 8, 2014 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

This class will examine the development of jazz music from the 1940s through the present time. Geo-political and social issues associated with Jazz music will be explored through listening to and discussing music from different eras, styles and artists. The class will include audio and video recordings to illustrate the stylistic differences and development of bebop, hard bop, Latin jazz, third stream, cool, avant-garde, free jazz, fusion, and beyond. This course will conclude with a discussion of the roles jazz plays in American society today. The course is designed to foster an understanding of the social conditions that contributed to the history of Jazz music in the second half of the 20th century and to develop a greater appreciation of this original American art form. The incredible Timothy Smith travels back to Cincinnati from the greater Washington D.C. area. From 2001 through 2011 Mr. Smith served the Princeton City School District in Cincinnati Ohio as a band director, Director of Jazz Studies, and High School Music Department Head. His knowledge of music and jazz is legendary and he is currently pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education degree from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.

This course has a fee of $5 per person in order to cover speaker’s Travel expenses.

 

Timothy Smith

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Conquering the Holiday’s and Beyond–Blue Ash

Sensible Fitness

11145 Luschek Drive

Blue Ash, OH 45241

Thursday, November 13, 2014 7-9:00 AM

Come to this empowering workshop taught by Personal Trainer, Doug Gibson, to learn strategies you can easily implement into your daily life that will result in permanent weight loss and a skyrocketing quality of life. Simple day to day strategies will be presented that will eliminate the apprehension of holiday weight gain and add zest to your energy levels, but more importantly give you your life back. This is the real deal folks…there will be no trendy weight loss gimmicks or false promises at this presentation. Even learn how you make the Affordable Health Care Act work for you, by paying for your weight loss programs in a tax-free way!

VirtClassConquering the Holiday’s and Beyond is also a Virtual Class. Join us in person at the class, or online. The codes for participating in this class online from your home will be posted on here, 6 hours prior to the start of the class.

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Doug Gibson

http://www.sensiblefitness.com

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Israeli Impact and the Dishonesty of Divestment–TBA

Location TBA

Thursday, November 18, 2014 7-8:30 PM

Cincinnati’s Emissary from Israel, Maia Morag, will discuss Israel’s global accomplishments and global impact. She will also discuss the current divestment movement and the dishonesty – and impossibility of it. Most major pharma companies, a significant number of technology firms, and a growing number of international firms have a large presence in Israel.

Divesting from Israel would mean no cell phones, no internet search engines, no back-up cameras in autos, fewer generic drugs, fewer snack foods, fewer green energy options (pioneer in solar, wind, and biodiesel), less effective electric cars, flash memory (including usb). Medical findings for spine victims, SIDS/crib risks, and hands-free nursing would also be gone. Military achievements in helicopters and ballistic defense, used by the USA, would also be prohibited under this approach.
Israel’s global impact is positive and constructive.
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Maia Morag and Family

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EmpowerU –FREE Saturday Matinee–Just in Time for Thanksgiving–Monumental!

Joy Community Church

5000 N Bend Rd,

Cincinnati, OH 45211

Saturday, November 22, 2014 1-3:00 PM

Just in time before Thanksgiving. Join EmpowerU at the movies where we explore the value and selfless motivations of our Nation’s beginning and the fact our nation is predicated on the quest for individual liberty. EmpowerU’s historian Pat Maloney will guide us through the struggles of the Pilgrims and their quest to make America great! Long regarded as “the land of opportunity” there’s no question the tiny band of religious outcasts who founded this country hit upon a formula for success that went way beyond what they could have imagined. How else can you explain the fact that they established a nation that has become the best example of civil, economic and religious liberty the world has ever known. Take your family on a new adventure to discover the true national treasure of America… just in time for your own family Thanksgiving celebration

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