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City Club of Cleveland

Cleveland's City Club Forum

The City Club of Cleveland is one of the nation’s oldest continuous independent free speech forums. It was founded in 1912 and is often called Cleveland’s Citadel of Free Speech. The mission of the City Club is “to create conversations of consequence that help democracy thrive”. They have hosted everyone from sitting presidents to community activists.

The backbone of their programming is the Friday Forum, a luncheon program devoted to significant national and regional concerns. It is non-partisan and does not take sides on the issues discussed. Speakers must answer unrehearsed questions from the audience.

Most of their programming happens at the club which is located in the heart of downtown near the intersection of Euclid and E. 9th St. During the summer months they do host events in Public Square. Past events can be viewed on Ideastream. Visit their website to see a list of upcoming forums and events.

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The City Club Building in downtown Cleveland
A mural representing the mission and vision of the club.