“What does it mean to be an
American in the age of Trump?”
On November 6, 2016 Tim Hagan, like most of us, heard the election results with a heavy heart. He gathered with others to grapple with the reality this brought to our country’s doorstep. Tim and others pledged to not be silent and formed “The Fearless Loyal Opposition” to provide information to resist for those that feel the present Administrative and Legislative branches are not working for our best interests.
As we gather for our monthly meeting on Thursday, March 1st at 7 p.m. in the Dunson Room of Fairview Park City Hall, Tim Hagan will reflect on this question and challenge himself and his audience to “not be silent!” Don’t miss this opportunity to join with Tim Hagan and other like-minded people, to explore our commitment to truth, our stance on fairness, and our fight for justice!
Tim Hagan was born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio as one of fourteen siblings. He was educated at Ursuline High School and Youngstown State University. He was drafted for military service during the Viet Nam War and served in Germany in the late 1960s. Afterwards he worked as a baker and a steelworker, then he earned a degree in Urban Studies at Cleveland State University and practiced as a Social Worker. Tim’s political career began in 1978 and continued until 2011 when he retired as Cuyahoga County Commissioner, and the County switched to an Executive-Council form of government.
“The first step in the evolution of ethics is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.”(Albert Schweitzer)
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” (Martin Luther King, Jr. )
“To remain silent in the face of social evil is to be an accessory to injustice.” (Rabbi Abraham Heschel)
“All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.” (Thomas Jefferson)