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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 23, 2020

#FREESPEECH in the News March 23, 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.) Twitter bans 'unsafe' coronavirus...

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Monday, March 23, 2020

Making the Most of Outdoor Spaces

Guest Author

By Nelson Beckford, Program Director, Neighborhood Revitalization and Engagement, The Cleveland Foundation Funny to think that not long ago I was on a panel at the Friday Forum talking about the importance of social infrastructure. Park and public spaces are a type of infrastructure. Prior to this pandemic, I held strongly the belief that parks...

Monday, March 23, 2020

Continuing the Conversation

City Club Staff

At the City Club, the health and safety of our guests is our top priority. For this reason we are rescheduling the remaining forums in March and April – however, you can continue to count on your City Club to keep you connected. On Thursday, March 12 we began conducting virtual forums and will continue...

Friday, March 20, 2020

Parks are a Necessity More Than Ever Before

Guest Author

By Shanelle Smith Whigham, State Director, Trust for Public Land Two weeks ago, I was on a The City Club of Cleveland panel to talk about the book Palaces for the People and to discuss "how can we ensure public spaces are designed for and by the people who will use them?” Today, I’m on Day...

Friday, March 20, 2020

Special Thanks to Those Helping Us Continue the Conversation!

Noelle Celeste, Director of Advancement, The City Club of Cleveland

Since our first virtual forum on March 12, a number of generous individuals and organizations have stepped up to help keep our community connected. With their support, we are continuing to convene the community for virtual forums that can provide important civic engagement and reliable and relevant information about the changing realities of our region...

Thursday, March 19, 2020

We Miss You | Friday's Virtual Forum

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

Friends of the City Club, We’re thinking a lot about all of you, and I woke up this morning wanting to reach out and say hello. Admittedly, it’s strange not to be expecting to see many of you at a forum this week, and to know that we don’t actually know exactly when we’ll...

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