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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.

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Shawn McCaney of the William Penn Foundation Visits the City Club

Bliss Davis, Content Coordinator, The City Club of Cleveland

Shawn McCaney, the Executive Director of the William Penn Foundation, visited the City Club to discuss his organization's committment to redeveloping Philadelphia. Rather than investing in one project, Philadelphia is investing in neighborhoods. In 2016, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney announced the Rebuilding Community Infrastructure or ”Rebuild” initiative, a $500 million investment in the renovation of parks,...

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Tuesday, September 04, 2018

#FREESPEECH IN THE NEWS: SEPTEMBER 4, 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 unblocks more Twitter...

Friday, August 31, 2018

City Club Mural Collaboration Celebrating Free Speech Officially Launches

Bliss Davis, Content Coordinator, The City Club of Cleveland

The City Club of Cleveland is celebrating free speech with LAND Studio! The mural celebrates the principle of free speech and is inspired by the existing City Club mural, Elmer Brown’s “Freedom of Speech,” which graces a wall of the City Club’s main interior auditorium where forums are held. See the first of three murals up now...

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Profit, not free speech, governs media companies’ decisions on controversy

Bliss Davis, Content Coordinator, The City Club of Cleveland

For decades, U.S. media companies have limited the content they’ve offered based on what’s good for business. The decisions by Apple, Spotify, Facebook and YouTube to remove content from commentator Alex Jones and his InfoWars platform follow this same pattern. My research on media industries makes clear that government rules and regulations do little to limit...

Monday, August 27, 2018

#FREESPEECH IN THE NEWS: AUGUST 27, 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.) Judge sides with police...

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Member Spotlight: Bob Kirschner

Cory Isler, Catering Sales Manager, The City Club of Cleveland

Robert P. KirschnerBrecksville, OH Tell us about yourself! I’m a proud Dad of four great kids and am lucky to be married to an amazing wife! We love exploring Cuyahoga Valley National Park, cheering on the Indians, and shopping for local food at Howe Meadow on Saturday mornings. I am an enthusiastic home cook and you can...

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