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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, August 12, 2020

#FREESPEECH in the News August 12, 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.) Protest planned as county...

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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Deciding how and whether to reopen schools is complex...here’s how rocket scientists would develop a plan

Guest Author

by Robert Bordley, Professor and Program Director, Systems Engineering and Design, University of Michigan Dealing with the social and economic upheaval from the coronavirus pandemic will require the skills and talents of many types of professions – medical personnel, public health experts, parents, students, educators, legislators, enforcement authorities and many others. Until now, though, the U.S....

Wednesday, August 05, 2020

#FREESPEECH in the News August 5, 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.) Lawmakers, civil rights experts...

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

#FREESPEECH in the News July 29, 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.) Flag-burning activist sues Lewisburg,...

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Member Spotlight: Carina Van Vliet

Alyssa Giannirakis

Name: Carina Van Vliet Occupation: CEO, Cleveland Council on World Affairs Neighborhood where you live: Ohio City Tell us a bit about yourself (family, hobbies, anything else interesting you’d like to share): I have a very international background: I was born and raised in France, studied in several countries, and worked for the United Nations. I married an...

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Schools need federal support to reopen, operate safely

Guest Author

by Piet van Lier, researcher at Policy Matters Ohio and City Club of Cleveland Member They might complain about school, but kids across Ohio are eager to get back. If they’re like mine, they miss seeing friends every day and connecting with teachers who challenge them and open their minds. As the father of two public-school children,...

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