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2016-2017 Events

2016-2017 Events

2016-2017 Events

Intersectional Feminism: Navigating the Intersections

Women of Color Series, co-sponsored by OIDEO, OMA, the LGBT Center and the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women

  • Date and Time: Wednesday, January 18 - 12-1:30 pm
  • Location: Center for Women, Tinkham Veale University Center

A program open to all individuals of all genders who are members of the of the CWRU community (students, staff and faculty).  Lunch will be provided!  RSVPs requested. 

 

The Occupation of the American Mind: Film Screening and Discussion

Co-sponsored by the Radical Student Union

  • Date and Time: Thursday, January 19 - 7 pm
  • Location: Tinkham Veale University Center, 11038 Bellflower Rd.

In the Fall of 2016, the Radical Student Union was denounced on campus as anti-Semitic for screening the documentary film The Occupation of the American Mind: Israel's Public Relations War in the United States.  This film is freely available in the university library.  This time, executive producer Sut Jhally will be here to lead a discussion following the film.  Come and see what all the controversy is about and decide for yourself.  Free and open to the community.

 

Social Justice Institute Fellows Present... 

Social Justice Research Lunch Series

  • Date and Time: January 31 - 11:30 am-12:45 pm
  • Location: Crawford Hall, Room A13

Diana Bilimoria, Morgan Bulger and Keimei Sugiyama present Lost and Found: Collective Identity Recovery through Legacy.  Cassi Pittman will present Forest Hill Neighborhood Study: The Impact of Racial and Cultural Affinities.  We'll also introduce the 2016 Fellows: Janet McGrath, Andrew Rollins, Matthew Rossman, Elizabeth Nalepa and Megan Sane-Schmidt.  Bring your lunch to this interactive discussion; drinks and dessert provided.  Reservations requested to socialjustice@case.edu or 216.368.7568.

 

Social Justice Research Workshop

  • Date and Time: Wednesday, February 1 - 4-5:15 pm
  • Location: Crawford Hall, Room A13

Research Services Librarian Mark Eddy will lead a hands-on workshop and introduction to the most current resources available for research in social justice.  Whether you're a research veteran or just beginning your academic work, you'll learn something new.

 

Social Justice Teach In‌

Co-sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement and Learning and the Inter-Religious Task Force on Central America

  • Date: Saturday, February 4
  • Location: Tinkham Veale University Center

This conference features a keynote address by Lisa Brock, the Academic Director of the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership of Kalamazoo College. Participants will select from a variety of diverse workshops.  Registration is required.  

 

Stereotypes, Identities, Roles & Allies

Women of Color Series, co-sponsored by OIDEO, OMA, the LGBT Center and the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women

  • Date and Time: Wednesday, February 8 - 12-1:30 pm
  • Location: Center for Women, Tinkham Veale University Center

A program open to all individuals of all genders who are members of the of the CWRU community (students, staff and faculty).  Lunch will be provided!  RSVPs requested. 

 

Activism Then & Now - Panel Discussion & Exhibit

Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, The Museum of Diversity and Tolerance 

  • Date and Time: Wednesday, February 15 - 7 pm
  • Location: 2929 Richmond Road

Dr. Rhonda and a panel examine issues surrounding the current exhibit at the Maltz Museum, This Light of Ours.  Arresting black-and-white photographs from the Center for Documentary Expression and Art offer a stirring look at turmoil and triumphs during a critical moment in the country’s history. This Light of Ours exposes the struggle against race-based disenfranchisement through the works of nine photographers who were part of the Southern Freedom Movement and documented the experiences of people who stood up to change America. 

 

U.N. World Social Justice Day: The Syrian Refugee Crisis

  • Date and Time: Monday, February 20 - 6:30 pm
  • Location: Crawford Hall, Room A9 (ground floor)

In honor of U.N. World Social Justice Day, we will address the concept of "refugees," examine U.S. naturalization and immigration laws, and discuss the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Syria.  Additionally, we will discuss resettlement issues here in Cleveland and the local organizations that work with refugees.  Panelists are John Flores (Assistant Professor & Climo Junior Professor of History & SJI Academic Coordinator), Pete Moore (Associate Professor & M. A. Hanna Professor of Political Science) and Danielle Drake (Community Relations Manager for US Together, Inc.).  A question and answer period will follow the presentation.  Light refreshments will be served. 

 

How Native Americans Protect Traditional Knowledge from Misappropriation - Dalindyebo Shabalala

Social Justice Research Lunch Series

  • Date and Time: February 28 - 12:15 pm-1:30 pm
  • Location: Crawford Hall, Room A13

A survey and analysis of tribal codes and the misappropriation of traditional knowledge and culture, along with how Native American tribes intersect with U.S. Federal Law.  Bring your lunch to this interactive discussion; drinks and dessert provided.  Reservations requested to socialjustice@case.edu or 216.368.7568.

 

Pasta for CASA: Empathy & Action for Youth Impacted by Foster Care

Co-Sponsored by the Kappa Alpha Theta, CWRU LGBT Center, The Center for Civic Engagement and Learning, the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, the LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland, the Schubert Center for Child Studies, and the Family Equity Committee

  • Date and Time: Wednesday, March 1 - 6:30-9:00 pm
  • Location: Thwing Center Ballroom, 11111 Euclid Avenue

Why is foster care a social justice issue?  Why do LGBT youth face additional barriers in the foster care system?  Enjoy a delicious dinner for a cause as we raise money for Court Appointed Special Advocates and hear personal stories of resilience from panelists, including NY Times bestselling author Paula McLain and activist Kevinee Gilmore.  A discussion about options for supporting impacted youth on a personal and community basis will follow.  Suggested contribution is $3-5; donations not required.  Registration requested to socialjustice@case.edu.

 

Controversial Coverage: Faith and the Fight to Insure Contraception

Co-sponsored by the Dittrick Museum of Medical History and Advocates for Cleveland Health

  • Date and Time: Thursday, March 9 - 6:00 pm
  • Location: Allen Medical Memorial Library, 11000 Euclid Ave. 

Public controversy has flared in recent years over laws requiring employers to provide insurance coverage for contraception. That controversy may be poised to gain even more salience in the wake of the recent presidential election, which puts Republicans in control of two branches of the federal government. Some claim that requiring insurance coverage for contraceptives infringes on the religious freedom of employers, while others argue that contraceptives are essential health care for women of childbearing age. This lecture will trace the history of the controversy over contraceptive coverage from the 1990s to the present. It will also illuminate the legal and policy issues underlying this controversy and demonstrate how this controversy reflects a larger philosophical debate about the place of reproductive health care within health care more generally.

 

Intergenerational Mentoring Circle: Moving from Words to Actions

Women of Color Series, co-sponsored by OIDEO, OMA, the LGBT Center and the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women

  • Date and Time: Wednesday, March 8 - 12-1:30 pm
  • Location: Center for Women, Tinkham Veale University Center

A program for individuals who identify as women of color (students, staff and faculty).  Lunch will be provided!  RSVPs requested

 

The Artist as Activist: The Green Book and artist Imani Roach

Co-sponsored by the Museum Of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Cleveland, SPACES and the Cleveland Institute of Art

  • Date and Time: Tuesday, March 21 - 6-7:15 pm
  • Location: Senior Classroom, Tinkham Veale University Center, 11038 Bellflower Rd.

Emerging artist Imani Roach will discuss Havens, her new exhibit at SPACES focusing on the Green Books, guides for African-American motorists pointing them to safe spots for traveling through the U.S.  Deidre McPherson, curator of Public Programs at MOCA Cleveland, will moderate the conversation and examine how artists can use their talents to make personal and public statements for social change.  Free and open to the community.

 

PowerUP! Student & Youth Leadership Conference

  • Date and Time: Saturday, March 25 - 9 am-4:45 pm
  • Location: Mandel Community Center, 11402 Bellflower Rd.

College students, high school students and the community are invited to this daylong workshop focusing on youth activism and the central justice issues of our day.  We'll examine how activists use music, photography, spoken word, journalism and social media to advance their agendas.  Be ready to raise your voice today and be inspired to become a change agent in the future.  Free and open to the community.  Registration required.

  

Whose Country is This?  Undocumented Migrant Children and Youth in the U.S. after the Presidential Election

The Schubert Center for Child Studies Conversation Series

  • Date and Time: Tuesday, March 28 - 4:30-6 pm
  • Location: Tinkham Veale University Center, Ballroom A

Following the 2014 surge of Central American and Mexican children across the U.S.-Mexican border and the 2016 election of a president committed to ending illegal immigration, Dr. Susan Terrio  charts the ongoing legal, political and social challenges they face after apprehension by immigration authorities and release into U.S. communities.  Registration is recommended.  This event is a part of the Baker-Nord Center for Humanities’ Cleveland Humanities Festival. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. 

 

Community Rights for Social Justice:  Growing Roots and Rights

Sponsored by the Ohio Rights Network and the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund

  • Date and Time: Saturday, April 1 - 9 am-5 pm
  • Location: Room 108, Clapp Hall, 2080 Adelbert Road

In this workshop, participants will explore the lack of community power to establish minimum wage laws, increase LGBT rights, stop pipelines, and handle other issues.  They will look at how the corporate state overrides local democratic decision-making and forces unjust labor, environmental and discrimination practices into our communities.  Learn what you can do to elevate the rights of communities and nature over the corporate state.  $27/includes curriculum and lunch - scholarships available.  Registration required by March 30.  

 

Intergenerational Mentoring Circle: Stories of Intersectional Feminism and Self-Care Rituals

Women of Color Series, co-sponsored by OIDEO, OMA, the LGBT Center and the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women

  • Date and Time: Wednesday, March 8 - 12-1:30 pm
  • Location: Center for Women, Tinkham Veale University Center

A program for individuals who identify as women of color (students, staff and faculty).  Lunch will be provided!  RSVPs requested

 

Assessing and Treating Exposure to Violence and Trauma in Juvenile Justice-Involved Youth - Frederick Butcher

Social Justice Research Lunch Series

  • Date and Time: Tuesday, April 25 - 11:30 am-12:45 pm
  • Location: Crawford Hall, Room A13

An overview of the findings from the Behavioral Health Juvenile Justice Initiative, the impact of trauma on juvenile justice-involved youth and implications for treatment. Bring your lunch to this interactive discussion; drinks and dessert provided.  Reservations requested to socialjustice@case.edu or 216.368.7568.

 

100 Days into the Presidency

Co-sponsored by Council on American-Islamic Relations Cleveland Chapter, LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland, Children's Defense Fund and New Abolitionist Association

  • Date and Time: Friday, April 28 - 6:00-9:00 pm
  • Location: Tinkham Veale University Center, Ballroom A

Join us for an evening of sharing in "Three Parts" on the critical times we are facing!

Part I: “Is this Neo-Fascism or something else?”, a presentation by Dr. Kenneth Ledford, Department of History, CWRU.

Part II: “What is at Stake?”, a series of speakers sharing vignettes that engage the question. Confirmed speakers include Dr. Tim Black (CWRU Dept. of Sociology) on neoliberalism, Maria Miranda on reproductive justice, Ryan Clopton-Zymler and Phyllis Seven Harris on LGBTQ justice, and several more!  Dr. Rhonda Y. Williams, SJI Founder & Director, will moderate a brief discussion to capture the connections.

Part III: “Creative Resistance,” interactive table talks facilitated by Joe Worthy of the Children's Defense Fund.

Light refreshments will be served.  Reservations requested to socialjustice@case.edu

 

Measuring World Peace: Michelle Breslauer and the Global Peace Index

  • Date and Time: Wednesday, June 14 - 2 pm
  • Location: Crawford Hall, Room A13 (ground floor)

The Global Peace Index (GPI) is the world’s leading measure of global peacefulness and conflict in 163 countries around the world. Join Michelle Breslauer, Program Director of the Institute for Economics and Peace, for a conversation about the 2017 findings of the GPI and the attitudes, institutions and structures needed to build a more peaceful society.  Free and open to the community.

 

Exact Change

  • Date and Time: Wednesday, June 21 - 7 pm
  • Location: Capitol Theatre @ Gordon Square (Detroit Ave & W 65th St.)

Join SJI and multiple other community sponsors for a the one-night-only world premiere of Exact Change, a film by Christine Howey and g2h films. Based on Christine's one-person stage show of the same name, it explores her transgender journey.  Learn more about the film here.