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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.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

City Club Staff Picks: Favorite Forums Edition

Alyssa Giannirakis

The City Club’s archives might seem intimidating, but it really couldn’t be easier to revisit past City Club forums. There are years of video, audio, and podcast records for you to explore. Looking for a place to start? We asked members of the City Club staff to share some of their favorite forums with you....

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Monday, June 29, 2020

#FREESPEECH in the News June 29, 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) Ohio Supreme Court reverses...

Monday, June 22, 2020

#FREESPEECH in the News June 22, 2020

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

1.) Ohio Supreme Court reverses lower court's ruling in free speech case The Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday reversed a lower court’s attempt to silence a man who had been posting comments on social media that his mother and sister considered objectionable, agreeing that free speech should not be taken away simply because other people take...

Friday, June 19, 2020

Correcting the Record

Dan Moulthrop, Chief Executive Officer, The City Club of Cleveland

Right after we finished our forum today with journalists Erika D. Smith and Jamil Smith, I checked my phone and discovered two messages pointing to where I messed up and needed to correct the record. Firstly, I need to note that the idea to bring Rolling Stone’s Jamil Smith to the City Club was first suggested...

Monday, June 15, 2020

#FREESPEECH in the News June 15, 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) Legally, Confederate statues in...

Monday, June 15, 2020

Trauma-Informed Practice Must Integrate Anti-Racist Work

Guest Author

by Habeebah Rasheed Grimes, CEO, Positive Education Program Anti-Racist Work: An Imperative of Trauma-Informed Practice I distinctly remember my earliest exposure to the concept of “trauma-informed care” and the notable absence of discussion, research findings and theory about how Black people, and other people of color, might have uniquely racialized experiences with trauma. In the years...

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