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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, May 24, 2016

Join Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association at the City Club on June 10

In conjunction with the annual State of the Great Lakes forum on June 10th, The City Club of Cleveland  will host the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s Great Lakes Symposium. The City Club’s lunch presentation, Ninth Coast Guard District: Ensuring the Safety, Security and Stewardship of Our National Treasure, will feature a conversation with Rear Admiral...

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Monday, May 23, 2016

The City Club is now accepting applications for our 2016-2017 Youth Forum Council

The City Club of Cleveland is now accepting applications for our 2016-2017 Youth Forum Council!   To apply, please fill out the application found here and email it to Questions can be directed to Fay Walker at or (216) 621-0082.   For a taste of what our Youth Forum Council is all about, look no...

Friday, May 20, 2016

A Cultural Shadow Like No Other: The Warehousing of the Mentally Ill

Jails and prisons have become de facto psychiatric “hospitals” (institutions) which warehouse the seriously mentally ill.  We know that 20 percent of inmates in jails and 15 percent of inmates in state prisons have a serious mental illness (356,000), more than 10 times the number of those that remain at state psychiatric hospitals. Seventy percent...

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Wage Wars: Men, Women, and the Gender Pay Gap

 “Mansplaining.” The “Woman Card.” Recently, the traditional media and social media universes are abuzz with conversations about what it means to be a woman in the 21st century. Issues pertaining to gender in the workplace are some of the most hotly contested.  And it’s not surprising. Women comprise nearly half of the U.S. labor force...

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Reflections on “$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America”

Dr. Edin appeared at the City Club as part of our Resilient Families series, sponsored by the William J. and Dorothy K. O'Neill Foundation and Saint Luke's Foundation, in partnership with Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland and East Central Ohio, Inc. Other speakers in this series have included Marian Wright Edelman, Judy Langford, and Angela Patton. Thanks...

Monday, May 09, 2016

2016 Hope and Stanley Adelstein Free Speech Essay Contest Winners

The City Club of Cleveland is pleased to annouce the winners of the 2016 Hope and Stanley Adelstein Free Speech Essay Competition! For a live reading of these winning essays, listen here or watch below: Winners - 11th & 12th Grade 1st Place: Isabella Nilsson, 12th grade, Hathaway Brown Teacher: Scott Parsons 2nd Place: Savannah Williams,...

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