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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, June 01, 2021

#FREESPEECH in the News June 1, 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.) Florida’s rules on Facebook,...

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Monday, May 24, 2021

#FREESPEECH in the News May 24, 2021

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.) Student’s arrest for racist...

Monday, May 24, 2021

City Club to Host Debate Among Democratic Candidates for District 11 Congressional Seat

Stephanie A. Jansky, Director of Programming, The City Club of Cleveland

In keeping with tradition, The City Club of Cleveland will host a primary debate among candidates seeking the Democratic nomination to represent Ohio’s 11th District. The debate, coordinated by the City Club’s Debate Committee, is scheduled for Tuesday, June 22 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and will be conducted online and livestreamed for free...

Monday, May 17, 2021

#FREESPEECH in the News May 17, 2021

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.) Judge tosses case against...

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2021 Hope and Stanley Adelstein Essay Contest

City Club Staff

Thank you to all the students who entered the 2021 Hope and Stanley Adelstein Essay Contest! We are excited to announce this year’s winners for the following prompt: The recent insurrection at the United States capitol, enabled by free speech on social media platforms, has amplified the conflict between public interest and unfettered freedom of speech...

Monday, May 10, 2021

Why Facebook created its own ‘supreme court’ for judging content - 6 questions answered

Guest Author, Blog, The City Club of Cleveland

by Siri Terjesen, Phil Smith Professor of Entrepreneurship & Associate Dean, Research & External Relations, Florida Atlantic University Facebook’s quasi-independent Oversight Board on May 5, 2021, upheld the company’s suspension of former President Donald Trump from the platform and Instagram. The decision came four months after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg banned Trump “indefinitely” for his role...

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