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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, October 14, 2019

#FREESPEECH IN THE NEWS: October 14, 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.) Forced Expulsion of UW...

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Friday, October 11, 2019

There are differences between free speech, hate speech and academic freedom

Guest Author

by Dominic O'Sullivan, Associate Professor of Political Science, Charles Sturt University Last week, posters appeared at the University of Auckland inviting young white men to “assume the mantle of re-taking control of our own country” and to confront “anti-racism ideology”. The group was obviously unaware of the significance of the British High Commissioner’s expression of regret, in...

Monday, October 07, 2019

#FREESPEECH IN THE NEWS: October 7, 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.) 'Fake News' Law Goes...

Monday, September 30, 2019

Member Spotlight: Brant Silvers

Alyssa Giannirakis

Occupation: Business Lead, Spry Healthcare, LLC: a new way to get primary health care in downtown Cleveland Neighborhood where you live: Shaker Heights, Ohio Tell us a bit about yourself: After growing up in Cleveland and then moving away, I recently returned to start Spry after a 20-year career in the international non-profit and government sectors. My public health focus...

Sunday, September 29, 2019

#FREESPEECH IN THE NEWS: September 30, 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.) Man says police restricting...

Monday, September 23, 2019

Remembering Steve Minter

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

One of the greatest leaders in our community passed away Thursday afternoon. It was wholly unexpected. Steve Minter had recently undergone heart surgery—a scheduled bypass procedure—and had been recovering well. We were shocked to learn the news. Back in 2003, when Steve retired from the Cleveland Foundation, the community honored him in many ways, among those...

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