The week ahead… Safety, fraud, design, Elaine Chao and more

week ahead

Anti-Harassment Policy Metro Council Work Group to meet

The Anti-Harassment Policy Work Group will hold its next meeting on Monday at 11 a.m. at City Hall. The members of the Work Group consist of Jessica Green (D-1) chair, Angela Leet (R-7) vice-chair, David James (D-6), Pat Mulvihill (D-10) and Julie Denton (R-19).

The Work Group was formed in the wake of a scandal surrounding Councilman Dan Johnson who allegedly sexually harassed Councilwoman Green and an aide to Councilwoman Leet. No anti-harassment policy was in place at the time.

CLOUT to offer a “Safe City Roundtable”

Monday will be the inaugural meeting of CLOUT’s “Safe City Roundtable,” which brings together top officials for the purpose of addressing the criminalization of drug addiction and mental illness in Louisville. CLOUT, or Citizens of Louisville Organized and United Together, will be held at 2 p.m. at Metro United Way, 334 E. Broadway and will feature city officials, members of the recovery community, members of the department of corrections and the public is welcome.

AIGA Speaker Series to feature “Designing for Animals” with Chris Nolen

Derby Day for Kentucky for Kentucky by Chris Nolen

No, this isn’t a presentation on how to build a better mousetrap. We are the animals.

The press release says: “Humanity is the product of millions of years natural selection. Our senses and the brain that processes that information are the crowning achievement of this struggle — a hodge-podge of vestigial components from various stages that have given us the tools to survive as a species. Some useful, and some… not so much.” Nolen will be talking about how to take

The event is a Copper & Kings at 6 p.m. Cash bar is available. Nolen, just moved back to Louisville from Texas, is a creative director at Mightily and principal creative at NoleoFantastico, where he specializes in concert posters for bands like Arcade Fire, Sleater-Kinney and the Flaming Lips.

Library to host panel on con-artists and crooks

The Main Library will host a panel discussion of “America’s storied history of con artists, crooks, and cheats” on Thursday. with author and Duke professor Edward Balleisen of “Fraud: An American History from Barnum to Madoff.” Also on the panel is consumer rights attorney Stephanie Willis; Benjamin Long, the head of the Office of Consumer Protection in the Kentucky Attorney General’s office; and University of Louisville professor of history Thomas Mackey. According to the news release the “panel will debate timely topics like aggressive business practices, regulations, and the rapid growth of American fraud schemes.” The event is free and starts at 7 p.m.

Elaine L. Chao, the U.S. Secretary of Transportation, to speak

Elaine L. Chao, the U.S. Secretary of Transportation, will give the keynote speech at GLI’s Capitol Connection on Friday at 11:30 a.m. at the Brown Hotel. She will provide an update on the top issues of U.S. Department of Transportation and answer questions about the Louisville business community.