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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.

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

January 1973 and June 2015: Months that Changed America

After the events of the last few weeks, including landmark decisions from the Supreme Court and a historic act of racial violence, we were wondering just how significant a month June 2015 has turned out to be. With that in mind, we reached out to local historian Jim Robenalt, whose new book about a certain...

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Thursday, June 04, 2015

Four Keys For HBCUs Of The Future To Thrive

A crowd thick with alumni packed The City Club of Cleveland to hear from leaders at their beloved alma maters: What, exactly, will be the future of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)? Panelists Robert Michael Franklin, Jr., president emeritus of Morehouse College; Cynthia Jackson-Hammond, president of Central State University; and Claude G. Perkins, president of...

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Marian Wright Edelman Brings Her Crusade To End Child Poverty To Cleveland

Marian Wright Edelman—born 75 years ago in small-town Bennettsville, S.C.—was named for the great contralto Marian Anderson. The founder of the Children’s Defense Fund still lifts up her voice. During her third appearance at the City Club of Cleveland, Edelman peppered her talk with notions that seem boiled down over the decades: God did not make two...

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Erica Groshen Gives Labor Market Prognosis

Dr. Erica Groshen, head commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), provided a snapshot of today’s national, statewide, and regional  recovering labor market. She spoke to an informed audience on May 19 as part of the City Club’s Business Leaders Series. Groshen highlighted the challenges the post-recession economy still faces while emphasizing the importance...

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Activist and Author Bryan Stevenson Offers Four-Point Prescription For Tackling Injustice

Bryan Stevenson needs no notes. Not for his TED Talk, not for his Daily Show appearance, and not for his 40 minutes on stage in Cleveland. Some 800 people made reservations to hear him—so many that his host, Facing History and Ourselves, moved the event to a larger auditorium at Cleveland State University. As Stevenson entered, the assembly was...

Monday, March 23, 2015

The 2015 FilmForums Series in partnership with the Cleveland International Film Festival, part 3

We’re just under halfway through another amazing Cleveland International Film Festival! Last week, we told you about the first eight FilmForums sponsored by the City Club. Today you’ll hear about our last 4! We’ve had a great time meeting you and facilitating some amazing discussions, which we hope will continue through the festival and beyond!...

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