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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.

Friday, June 19, 2020

Correcting the Record

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

Right after we finished our forum today with journalists Erika D. Smith and Jamil Smith, I checked my phone and discovered two messages pointing to where I messed up and needed to correct the record. Firstly, I need to note that the idea to bring Rolling Stone’s Jamil Smith to the City Club was first suggested...

Monday, June 15, 2020

#FREESPEECH in the News June 15, 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) Legally, Confederate statues in...

Monday, June 15, 2020

Trauma-Informed Practice Must Integrate Anti-Racist Work

Guest Author

by Habeebah Rasheed Grimes, CEO, Positive Education Program Anti-Racist Work: An Imperative of Trauma-Informed Practice I distinctly remember my earliest exposure to the concept of “trauma-informed care” and the notable absence of discussion, research findings and theory about how Black people, and other people of color, might have uniquely racialized experiences with trauma. In the years...

Monday, June 08, 2020

#FREESPEECH in the News June 8, 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.) 'It's free speech': Jackson...

Thursday, June 04, 2020

Pledging Our Collective Commitment to Cleveland

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

The peaceful demonstrations on Saturday that sadly transitioned into violence highlighted long felt pain and suffering throughout our community. The pandemic created greater awareness of these issues. The tragic killing of George Floyd and the resulting demonstrations focused our consciousness on them. We join our voices today to speak out against racism and injustice and...

Thursday, June 04, 2020

Applications for the 2020 - 2021 Youth Forum Council are now LIVE

Bliss Davis, Content and Programming Coordinator, The City Club of Cleveland

Applications to be part of the 2020 - 2021 Youth Forum Council are now live. The current council is looking for fellow students with the drive to uphold the same values as The City Club of Cleveland, which is to hold conversations of consquence that help democracy thrive. Here's a look at the forums Youth Forum Council...

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