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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.

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Good communication is a key part of disaster response

Guest Author

by Shannon A. Bowen, Professor of Journalism and Mass Communications, University of South Carolina Behind the scenes during hurricanes and other disasters, scores of public information officers in state and local government agencies are fixed to their screens – often in 24-hour shifts – frantically fielding facts and phone calls, rushing to get information to the...

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Tuesday, September 03, 2019

#FREESPEECH IN THE NEWS: September 3, 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.) The El Paso Shooting...

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

City Club Team Spotlight: Tiffany France

Alyssa Giannirakis

Name: Tiffany France Position on the City Club Staff: Office and Customer Experience Coordinator Neighborhood/Suburb where you live: I live in Richmond Heights. Tell us a bit about yourself: I was born and raised in Cleveland. New York City is my favorite city; I lived there for five years. If I am not working, I am spending my...

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

How New York’s Union Square helped shape free speech in the US

Guest Author

by Joanna Merwood-Salisbury, Professor of Architecture, Victoria University of Wellington Public space is an essential component of democratic cities. Modelled on the agora of ancient Greece, it is a marketplace for the exchange of goods and ideas, a place where public affairs are debated and disputes resolved. But historically, access was restricted. Famously, the classical agora was...

Monday, August 26, 2019

#FREESPEECH IN THE NEWS: August 26, 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.) Blasphemy laws are quietly...

Friday, August 23, 2019

The Amazon is burning: 4 essential reads on Brazil’s vanishing rainforest

Guest Author

by Catesby Holmes, The Conversation Nearly 40,000 fires are incinerating Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, the latest outbreak in an overactive fire season that has charred 1,330 square miles of the rainforest this year. Don’t blame dry weather for the swift destruction of the world’s largest tropical forest, say environmentalists. These Amazonian wildfires are a human-made disaster, set by...

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