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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.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Trying to Keep Up with the ‘Dreamers’ Debate? Here are 6 Essential Reads

Bliss Davis, Content Coordinator, The City Club of Cleveland

By Danielle Douez, Associate Editor, Politics + Society The future remains uncertain for a group of young people who were brought to the U.S. as children without legal authorization. Some of these so-called “Dreamers” were temporarily shielded from deportation through an Obama-era program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. In 2017, President Donald Trump announced...

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Cleveland-Area Reading of 'Evicted' Seeks Creative Solutions to Inequality and Housing Challenges

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

There is a haunting description in the opening pages of Matthew Desmond's 2016 book "Evicted." As he describes the journey of a woman named Arleen and her two children from a homeless shelter in search of stable housing, he throws in a minor detail about the home the family briefly rented for $525 a month:...

Monday, February 12, 2018

#FREESPEECH IN THE NEWS: February 12, 2018

Bliss Davis, Content 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. How did modern precedents in...

Monday, February 12, 2018

Beyond #MeToo, Brazilian women rise up against racism and sexism

Bliss Davis, Content Coordinator, The City Club of Cleveland

By Alvaro Jarrin, College of the Holy Cross and Kia Lilly Caldwell, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill Women’s empowerment recently got a big boost at the Golden Globes, but the United States isn’t the only place having a feminist revival. In 2015, two years before the #MeToo campaign got Americans talking about sexual harassment, Brazilian...

Friday, February 09, 2018

Photos: #MeToo and You: The Rise of a Movement

Bliss Davis, Content Coordinator, The City Club of Cleveland

The City Club Youth Council invited Alex Leslie, Senior Director of Educational Services, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center, Captain James P. McPike, Commander, Bureau of Special Investigations, City of Cleveland, Mae Bennett, Domestic Violence Services Coordinator, Jewish Family Service Association and Rachel Dissell, Reporter, The Plain Dealer, for a panel discussion on the #MeToo movement for...

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

A Century Ago, Progressives Were the Ones Shouting ‘Fake News’

Bliss Davis, Content Coordinator, The City Club of Cleveland

by Matthew Jordan, Associate Professor of Media Studies, Pennsylvania State University Donald Trump may well be remembered as the president who cried “fake news.” It started after the inauguration,whenhe used it to discredit stories about the size of the crowd at his inauguration. He hasn’t let up since, labeling any criticism and negative coverage as “fake.” Just...

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