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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, March 16, 2017

The 2017 FilmForum Series in Partnership with the Cleveland International Film Festival

The City Club of Cleveland is pleased to present nine FilmForums as part of the 41st Cleveland International Film Festival (taking place at Tower City Cinemas from March 29-April 9). The FilmForums are moderated and interactive panel discussions following certain documentaries that feature filmmakers, community leaders, and scholars exploring important, complex, and relevant social issues...

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

State of Downtown

2016 was a big win not just for the Cavs but also for the city of Cleveland. Downtown Cleveland had the opportunity to host the Republican National Convention, the newly transformed Public Square was unveiled, the Indians made a World Series appearance, and of course, to top it all off, the Cavs NBA Championship. Clevelanders...

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Defending America’s Rube Goldberg Machine

There isn’t a single person who understands the healthcare system in the United States. Yes, there are many people, myself included, who claim to understand aspects of its constituent parts, but it is impossible to describe it simply and in its entirety. What we all understand as consumers, however, is that healthcare is incredibly expensive,...

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Mayor Jackson answers your State of the City Questions

For those of you that attended the 2017 State of the City, listened to the address live on 90.3 WCPN ideastream or watched the event live on our website, you know firsthand that there were far more questions to be asked then could be answered. Below we’ve included some of the question we received on...

Monday, March 13, 2017

#FreeSpeech in the News: March 13, 2017

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 - this week. "When leftists protest right-wing speakers on...

Tuesday, March 07, 2017


1. What 1980 comedy film featured a fictionalized version of the proposed event which led to the landmark free speech case National Socialist Party of America v. Village of Skokie? 2. Which movie also turns 41 this year whose opening scene overlays gunshots and typewriters to highlight the power of words as weapons? 3. What...

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