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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.

Friday, May 08, 2020

Using Online Technology Comes at a Cost

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by Lauren Reding, 10th grader at Cuyahoga Christian Academy, and the 9/10th grade winner of the 2020 Free Speech Essay Contest. For more on this year's contest, click here. Before online communication, people often exercised their right to free speech by writing a newspaper opinion article or by giving a speech in the public square. This...

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Friday, May 08, 2020

The Role of Technology in Modern Democracy

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by Elisa Pakiela, 12th grader at Cuyahoga Christian Academy, and the 11/12th grade winner of the 2020 Free Speech Essay Contest. For more on this year's contest, click here. Given the ubiquity of technology in our modern world, it is essential that we pause to examine the motivations behind the use of such advanced digital tools;...

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

The City is Our Campus

Guest Author

by Charles Ellenbogen, Teacher, Campus International School At Campus International High School we have a motto – The City is Our Campus. It has its origin in two of your key principles. First, learning does not just happen in a classroom. Second, this city, divided in so many ways and by so different lines, belongs to...

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

Happy Dog Takes on the World Returns (Virtually)!

Alyssa Giannirakis

Happy Dog Takes on the World is a collaborative effort between several local organizations — the City Club, the Cleveland Council on World Affairs, ideastream, and the Northeast Ohio Consortium of Middle Eastern Studies — that takes place on the first Tuesday of the month at Happy Dog in the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood of Cleveland....

Monday, May 04, 2020

#FREESPEECH in the News May 4, 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.) Maryland Sued Over Coronavirus...

Thursday, April 30, 2020

10 Things Elections Officials Can Do to Safeguard Our Elections This Spring, Summer, and Fall

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by Jeanette Senecal The League of Women Voters applauds the thousands of elections officials who are working overtime to help make voting accessible and safe for voters. While local elections officials are facing great uncertainty around the rules state officials may approve in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, they are in a unique position to take...

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