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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, June 11, 2018

Full Transcript of Jon J. Pinney's Remarks to the City Club on June 8, 2018

Guest Author

[GONG] BOB LITTMAN: Good afternoon and welcome to the City Club of Cleveland on this sunny Friday, where it again our city is hosting the NBA finals. [APPLAUSE] BOB: I am Bob Littman, president of the City Club. I am so glad to be here, seeing many of you here today to hear from our friend Jon Pinney,...

Saturday, June 09, 2018

Culture Change: Patience, Pain, and Discipline Required

Sean Watterson, Co-owner, The Happy Dog

I listened to Jon Pinney's talk at The City Club of Cleveland online today. The frustration at the lack of strategic thinking and collaborative leadership is real - the solution is a culture change. Diagnosing the problem was needed, but it's barely a fraction of fixing the problem. Culture change is hard - it requires people...

Friday, June 08, 2018

Guilty as Charged

Brad Whitehead, President, The Fund for Our Economic Future

Earlier today, Jon J. Pinney, Managing Partner of Kohrman Jackson Krantz, gave a stirring and compelling presentation at The City Club of Cleveland. He provided an honest reckoning of our economic position and challenged the community to reach higher in its aspirations.Towards the end of his remarks, he specifically called out eight leaders by name...

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Speakers of the People, for the People, by the People

Bliss Davis, Content Coordinator, The City Club of Cleveland

by Shruthi Ravichandran, Hathaway Brown School, 9th/10th Grade 2018 Hope and Stanley Adelstein Free Speech Essay Contest Winner A speaker stands at the podium. Students turn their backs and began to chant loudly enough to drown out the speaker. A mob throws a smoke bomb. Others stand up with placards and megaphones. This scene has been...

Monday, June 04, 2018

#FREESPEECH IN THE NEWS: JUNE 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. In narrow ruling, Supreme...

Friday, June 01, 2018

The Case for Open Speech

Bliss Davis, Content Coordinator, The City Club of Cleveland

by Alison Xin, 11th/12 Grade 2018 Hope and Stanley Adelstein Free Speech Essay Contest Winner, Hathaway Brown No other checkpoint has had as much of an influence on how I’ve planned my actions, my goals, and my life as the goal of college education. For years, I’ve perceived university as a staging ground for independence, a...

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