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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.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Democracy Unchained: A Conversation Series

Alyssa Giannirakis

Democracy Unchained: A Conversation Series brings together thought leaders in politics, environmental science, religion, and other disciplines to create dialogue about how we rebuild democracy and U.S. government to serve ALL Americans. Hosted by Washington National Cathedral, the first episode features Van Jones, Tiokasin Ghosthorse, Michael Eric Dyson, David Brooks, Jill Lepore, and others to talk...

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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

#FREESPEECH in the News September 23, 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.) Trump’s WeChat Curbs Halted...

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Democracy needs your help

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

Dan Moulthrop talks with students from Citizens Leadership Academy before a forum 233 years ago, a group of 55 white, landholding men sequestered themselves through a sweltering Philadelphia summer to try to craft a government that would be of the people, by the people, and for the people. While that is certainly not the kind of...

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

#FREESPEECH in the News September 16, 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.) Comedian seeks dismissal of...

Wednesday, September 09, 2020

Grounded by the pandemic, community groups are working to save Cleveland's Census

Guest Author

By Lee Chilcote and Conor Morris, The Land. When Ohio Governor Mike DeWine issued the statewide coronavirus stay-at-home order in mid-March, Selina Pagan and other Latino leaders in Cleveland were worried. They’d been planning in-person events to get more people to participate in the 2020 census – historically, Hispanics have been undercounted, resulting in a loss...

Wednesday, September 09, 2020

#FREESPEECH in the News September 9, 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.) Ben Shapiro loses free...

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