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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, May 21, 2018

Good Tech, Bad Tech: How could tech for good be bad?

Bliss Davis, Content Coordinator, The City Club of Cleveland

by Jessica McKenzie “Civic tech is what we find at the intersection of digital technology and actual public challenges.” —Dave Karpf, associate professor at George Washington University and author of The MoveOn Effect and Analytic Activism “Civic tech provides an opportunity to engage citizens in governance beyond simply voting every two to four years. Civic tech promises...

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Friday, May 18, 2018

For the Love of Cleveland Returns In the Square this Summer

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

If you’re a City Club member, frequent guest, or just a follower of our social media accounts, you’ll hear us speak often of #HaveGongWillTravel. We’ve learned that the City Club is a spirit, not a space, and we have discovered many City Club “homes” outside of our building at the intersection of Euclid Avenue and...

Monday, May 14, 2018

#FREESPEECH IN THE NEWS: MAY 14, 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.) Free Speech Or...

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2018 Hope and Stanley Adelstein Free Speech Essay Contest

Julia Wang, Marketing & Outreach Coordinator, The City Club of Cleveland

Thank you to everyone who entered the 2018 Hope and Stanley Adelstein Free Speech Essay contest. The ideas discussed in many of the essays reaffirmed our commitment to free speech and it was inspiring to see so many of you take part in this contest. We are happy to announce this year’s winner for the following...

Monday, May 07, 2018

#FREESPEECH IN THE NEWS: MAY 7, 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.) ACLU sues SEPTA,...

Friday, May 04, 2018

History Happens at the City Club: 2018 Spring Giving Campaign

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

Last month, the City Club commemorated one of the most extraordinary moments in our 106-year history. On April 5th, 1968 – the day after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. – Senator Robert F. Kennedy addressed a City Club crowd of 1,200 in what would later become known as the “Mindless Menace of Violence”...

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