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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, March 26, 2018

#FREESPEECH IN THE NEWS: MARCH 26, 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.) No, Emma Gonzalez...

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Monday, March 26, 2018

Remarks on the Passing of Sheldon Braverman, Former City Club Board President

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

Shelly Braverman died last Saturday, March 24th. He was a good man, committed to making his community a better place. Many City Club members have known Shelly for a long time, as a regular presence at the Friday Forum, for decades. He was president of the Club’s board in 1995, which means that he would...

Friday, March 23, 2018

Photos: One Community Reads: An Evening with Matthew Desmond

Bliss Davis, Content Coordinator, The City Club of Cleveland

Citizens across Northeast Ohio joined together this winter to read Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. As part of this inaugural One Community Reads effort, The City Club partnered with Cuyahoga County's nine public library systems, Playhouse Square and Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish to welcome Pulitzer Prize Winner Matthew Desmond for a...

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Threat Assessments Crucial to Prevent School Shootings

Bliss Davis, Content Coordinator, The City Club of Cleveland

Students rally outside the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, on March 14, 2018to protest gun violence. Andrew Harnik/AP Dewey Cornell, University of Virginia Editor’s note: This article was adapted from testimony the author gave on March 20, 2018 at a school safety forum convened on Capitol Hill by U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.) and House Democrats....

Monday, March 19, 2018

#FREESPEECH IN THE NEWS: MARCH 19, 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.) U.S. top court mulls...

Friday, March 16, 2018

The Man Responsible for Making March Madness the Moneymaking Bonanza it is Today

Bliss Davis, Content Coordinator, The City Club of Cleveland

Walter Byers served as executive director of the NCAA between 1951 and 1988. Jim Bourdier/AP Photo Rick Eckstein, Villanova University In a legendary “South Park” episode lampooning the NCAA, the character Eric Cartman asks a university president if he can purchase some of his “slaves” – er, “student-athletes” – who play men’s basketball. “How do you get...

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