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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, December 16, 2019

#FREESPEECH IN THE NEWS: December 16, 2019

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. 1.) Apple will take a...

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Monday, December 16, 2019

Everything in Moderation: Some best practices about moderating panels

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

In this business of convening community conversation, we are constantly recruiting new people to moderate panel conversations and interview guests. And over the years, we’ve gotten pretty good at doing this ourselves; in fact, sometimes people reach out to us for how-to advice and best practices when it comes to moderating. So, to take some...

Monday, December 09, 2019

2020 Free Speech Essay Contest

Julia Wang, Communication and Outreach Manager, The City Club of Cleveland

Every year since 2013, The Hope and Stanley Adelstein Free Speech Essay Contest challenges high school students to examine the role of free speech in the 21st century. The essay contest was established by Hope and Stanley as part of the City Club’s Centennial celebration. The Adelsteins were longtime City Club members, philanthropists, and environmental...

Monday, December 09, 2019

#FREESPEECH IN THE NEWS: December 9, 2019

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. 1.) High Court Rejects Public...

Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Member Spotlight: Bill Lavezzi

Alyssa Giannirakis

Occupation: Retired educator. Neighborhood where you live: Bedford Tell us a bit about yourself: A year after we were married, my wife Lynn and I moved into our "starter home" in Bedford, which is now just the right size for the two of us. We have three grown children, living in Twinsburg, Las...

Monday, December 02, 2019

#FREESPEECH IN THE NEWS: December 2, 2019

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. 1.) Jackson State becomes 6th...

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