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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.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

The Government Accountability Office Releases Report on Diversity and Inclusion in the Workforce

Guest Author

The Government Accountability Office this week released a report on diversity and inclusion at the State Department. The report did not have good news. From 2002 to 2018, the percentage of the workforce that identifies as part of a racial or ethnic minority group grew from 28% to just 32% of the workforce. In those...

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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Democracy Unchained: How to Rebuild Government for the People

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

This month, a new book about what we can all do to keep democracy strong was released by The New Press. Democracy Unchained is a project led by David Orr of Oberlin College, who has also spoken at the City Club a number of times, most recently at our 2019 State of the Great Lakes....

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

How Say Yes Cleveland and College Now are Working to Address Postsecondary Affordability for Cleveland Metropolitan School District Students

Guest Author

by Lee Friedman, Chief Executive Officer, College Now Greater Cleveland Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab opened her speech at Friday’s sold-out City Club forum with a story about a student who fell asleep multiple times in her class. Frustrated – and assuming the cause was stereotypical college partying – Dr. Goldrick-Rab brought the student into her office hours...

Monday, February 24, 2020

#FREESPEECH in the News February 24, 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.) Federal judge orders city...

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

#FREESPEECH in the News: February 18, 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.) How Hare Krishnas led...

Monday, February 10, 2020

#FREESPEECH in the News: February 10, 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.) 10 Wuhan professors signed...

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