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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.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Cleveland's Economy Front and Center Following Jon Pinney's Speech

Bliss Davis, Content Coordinator, The City Club of Cleveland

Jon J. Pinney's visit to the City Club continues to be an important topic in Cleveland, with not only the current state of affairs a point of discussion, but the city's future as well. Several local media outlets have spoken on the state of Cleveland's economy and beyond: 1.) City Club Speaker Calls for New Leaders and...

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Monday, July 23, 2018

#FREESPEECH IN THE NEWS: JULY 23, 2018

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.) Experts talk hate speech,...

Monday, July 23, 2018

James Robenalt Explores Critical Role Cleveland Played in the Civil Rights Movement

Historian and author James Robenalt visited the City Club to discuss his new book, Ballots and Bullets: Black Power Politics and Urban Guerrilla Warfare in 1968 Cleveland, and explore the role Cleveland played during the Civil Rights Movement. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. raised money for bail during his Birmingham campaign in the spring of 1963...

Friday, July 20, 2018

How not to defend free speech

Bliss Davis, Content Coordinator, The City Club of Cleveland

by Richard Moon, Distinguished University Professor, University of Windsor “Newspapers across Europe reprinted cartoons Wednesday ridiculing the prophet Muhammad, saying they wanted to support the right of Danish and Norwegian papers to publish the caricatures, which have ignited fury among Muslims throughout the world.” Washington Post, Feb. 2, 2006 “Do I think Faith Goldy’s back story is...

Monday, July 16, 2018

#FREESPEECH IN THE NEWS: JULY 16, 2018

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.) Trump's SCOTUS nominee thinks...

Monday, July 16, 2018

Mayor William Peduto Talks Fostering Community through Open Data During Visit

Bliss Davis, Content Coordinator, The City Club of Cleveland

Mayor William Peduto of Pittsburgh has promised and produced innovation for the city of Pittsburgh since running for the office. Now, he's established the Department of Innovation and Performance, and one of its first projects, the Burgh's Eye View app, was lauded as “one of the top ten data applications in the world” by South...

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