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Want to know what is on our minds? Find blog posts written here, by the City Club staff, members, and partners. Every week you can find a new edition of #FreeSpeech in the News — a collection of related stories, commentary, and opinions on free speech in the 21st century that’s making the news. You’ll also find takes on current events, past forums, and issues surrounding Northeast Ohio. Read on for all things City Club.

Monday, April 12, 2021

19 facts about the 19th Amendment

Guest Author

More than a century ago, the 19th Amendment enfranchised millions of women across the United States following a seven-decade campaign. The struggle to expand voting rights to women resonates today as the country continues to debate who should vote and how. As scholars of civic engagement and women’s suffrage, we have compiled “19 Things to Know”...

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Monday, April 12, 2021

#FREESPEECH in the News April 12, 2021

Bliss Davis, Content and Programming Coordinator, The City Club of Cleveland

As the Citadel of Free Speech here in Cleveland, we work to protect and promote the basis of our democracy by sharing related stories, commentary, and opinions on free speech in the 21st century. Here's what's making the news – and what you should know about – in the past week. 1.) North Carolina Takes Aim...

Monday, April 05, 2021

Free speech on campus: universities need to create ‘safe but critical’ spaces for debate - here’s how they can do it

Guest Author

by Alison Scott-Baumann, Professor of Society & Belief, SOAS, University of London and, Simon Perfect, Tutor, SOAS, University of London The issue of free speech in universities continues to plague UK campuses. Earlier this year, the government announced “landmark proposals” to tackle the issue, including appointing a “free speech tsar” and giving the Office for Students...

Monday, April 05, 2021

#FREESPEECH in the News April 5, 2020

Bliss Davis, Content and Programming Coordinator, The City Club of Cleveland

As the Citadel of Free Speech here in Cleveland, we work to protect and promote the basis of our democracy by sharing related stories, commentary, and opinions on free speech in the 21st century. Here's what's making the news – and what you should know about – in the past week. 1.) Teen cheerleader's Snapchat...

Monday, March 29, 2021

Dominion, Smartmatic lawsuits against Fox News may not threaten freedom of the press

Guest Author

by Nancy Costello, Associate Clinical Professor of Law, Michigan State University Free speech advocates have long believed that suing a news organization threatens free speech. Democracy needs a press to be free to report, without fear or favor, the facts as it sees them. But recent legal actions against news organizations indicate that the First Amendment provides...

Monday, March 29, 2021

#FREESPEECH in the News March 29, 2021

Bliss Davis, Content and Programming Coordinator, The City Club of Cleveland

As the Citadel of Free Speech here in Cleveland, we work to protect and promote the basis of our democracy by sharing related stories, commentary, and opinions on free speech in the 21st century. Here's what's making the news – and what you should know about – in the past week. 1.) ACLU, Duke Law's First...

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