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Featured Staff Pick Brown is the New White
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Friday, October 07, 2016
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The City Club of Cleveland
  850 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44114

In January 2014, Steve Phillips spoke to the City Club on the changing demographics of our nation. Specifically, he spoke about how its growing diversity could alter political strategy and could shift so-called "purple states" in the Southwest. That presentation by the Cleveland-raised, San Francisco-based writer and strategist became the basis for his New York Times best-selling...

Happy Dog Takes on the World: Is Democracy Dying?
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World Affairs

Tuesday, April 03, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Happy Dog Takes on the World: Is Democracy Dying?

According to Freedom House, from 1973 to 2005, the number of democracies worldwide increased dramatically, however, over the past decade, the organization recorded a decline in global freedom. From India to Turkey, from Poland to Russia, we've seen democracy give...

The Madhouse Effect: Climate Change Denial in the Age of Trump
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Environment & Sustainability

Friday, March 30, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

The Madhouse Effect: Climate Change Denial in the Age of Trump

Scientists worldwide are in large agreement that global warming is occurring - and that human activity is the cause. Seventy percent of Americans agree, according to a 2016 poll from Yale University. Over the past several decades, efforts at the...

An Awakened Woman: From Child Bride to International Scholar
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Social Justice

Friday, March 23, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

An Awakened Woman: From Child Bride to International Scholar

Growing up in rural Zimbabwe without electricity or running water, Tererai Trent was married at age 11, had three children by age 18 - all the while yearning for an education that seemed to be a dream hopelessly out of...

CCMV Views & Brews: Stalemate - DACA, the Dreamers, and the Future of Immigration Reform
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Politics & Public Policy

Monday, March 19, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

CCMV Views & Brews: Stalemate - DACA, the Dreamers, and the Future of Immigration Reform

In September 2017, the Trump administration announced that, in six months, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) would end unless Congress passed more comprehensive immigration legislation. On February 26, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it won't immediately take...

High School Debate Championship
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Education

Friday, March 16, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

High School Debate Championship

For more than two decades, The City Club of Cleveland has hosted the annual High School Debate Championship. While most high school students are watching basketball finals and preparing for spring break, these enterprising students prepare for the High School...

One Community Reads: An Evening with Matthew Desmond
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Social Justice

Thursday, March 15, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

One Community Reads: An Evening with Matthew Desmond

Citizens across Northeast Ohio are joining together this winter to read Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. As part of this inaugural One Community Reads effort, the City Club is pleased to join with Cuyahoga County's nine public...

TechStars Communities: A Look at Startups in Greater Cleveland
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Science, Technology & Innovation

Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 4:00 p.m.

TechStars Communities: A Look at Startups in Greater Cleveland

This forum has reached capacity. For more information, please call the City Club at 216.621.0082. When it comes to startups, Cleveland has been playing catch up since the mid-1990s. It wasn't always that way. A hundred years ago, Cleveland was an...

The Game of Loans: The Rhetoric and Reality of Student Loan Debt
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Education

Friday, March 09, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

The Game of Loans: The Rhetoric and Reality of Student Loan Debt

In an era of rising tuition and student debt, many are beginning to question the value of college. While estimates indicate that the median gap in annual earnings between a high school and college graduate is $19,550, the Class of...

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