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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, April 24, 2020

2020 Free Speech Essay Contest Winners

City Club Staff

Thank you to all the students who entered the 2020 Hope and Stanley Adelstein Essay Contest! We are excited to announce this year’s winners for the following prompt: The more we use technology, the more information we provide to the people and organizations that own that technology. Some of that information may be willingly provided, while...

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Thursday, April 23, 2020

Dr. Rashawn Ray and Solutions for the COVID-19 Equity Problem

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

There’s a troubling COVID-19 equity problem. Dr. Rashawn Ray has solutions. Earlier this week, we invited Brookings Institution Fellow Dr. Rashawn Ray to speak with the City Club about the disparate impacts COVID-19 is having on African Americans. At this point, if you’re following the news, you’ve seen the figures. In Ohio African-Americans comprise 21% of...

Monday, April 20, 2020

#FREESPEECH in the News April 20, 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.) Whitmer says she’s ‘disappointed’...

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Helping Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry Feed Cleveland

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

City Club's chefs are back in the kitchen! While we host virtual forums during this time of social distancing, our large catering kitchen sat idle until we learned Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry (LMM) needed help preparing meals for those in need. Our friends at LMM receive product from the Greater Cleveland Food Bank that is then turned...

Monday, April 13, 2020

#FREESPEECH in the News April 13, 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.) East Bay student who...

Monday, April 06, 2020

Reflections on 25 years in Ohio Education

Guest Author

by Peter Robertson, President, Laurel Springs School In 25 years as an Ohio resident, I’ve played many roles in public education: parent (both children went to public schools K through 12), taxpayer (I voted for every operating and capital levy presented to me, and rang doorbells for two), school district administrator (Cleveland CIO), charter co-author (E-Prep),...

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