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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, June 28, 2021

#FREESPEECH in the News June 28, 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.) Supreme Court gives cheerleader...

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Monday, June 28, 2021

Free-speech ruling won’t help declining civil discourse

Guest Author, Blog, The City Club of Cleveland

by Nancy Costello, Associate Clinical Professor of Law, Michigan State University A Supreme Court decision saying a school district could not punish a student for profane complaints made on a weekend and off school grounds will not stem the torrent of crude, disrespectful speech in American society. In 2017, high school sophomore Brandi Levy tried out for...

Monday, June 28, 2021

The City Club Returns to Public Square

Jochie Yeboah, Intern, The City Club of Cleveland

If you’re a City Club member or just a follower of our social media accounts, you’ve probably heard us speak of #HaveGongWillTravel. Over the years, we’ve learned that the City Club is a spirit, not a space, and we have discovered many City Club “homes” outside of our downtown auditorium at the intersection of Euclid...

Monday, June 21, 2021

#FREESPEECH in the News April 21, 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. Sheriff's office agrees to...

Monday, June 14, 2021

#FREESPEECH in the News June 14, 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.) Retired Wilmington engineer initiates...

Friday, June 11, 2021

It’s Not Good-bye…

Stephanie A. Jansky, Director of Programming, The City Club of Cleveland

Nearly seven years ago, on a hot July day, I walked into the lobby of the City Club as their new Director of Programming. I stopped and stared at the photos of the luminaries who had addressed the City Club in its first 100 years: Senator Robert F. Kennedy, Condoleezza Rice, Presidents Bush and Clinton,...

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