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Think Tank 2013

Think Tank 2013

Educating for Struggle, November 15th and 16th, 2013

“Educating for Struggle: In the Academy, Schools, Prisons, and Streets"

Program Overview

UPDATE (12 November 2013): Plenary Sessions I, II, and III of the Think Tank have been closed. However, the Friday night keynote with Maytha Alhassen and Sonia Sanchez, the Caucus Luncheon, and the closing performance with Jasiri X are still open. Contact (216) 368-7568 to add your name to the registration list. 

Thank you for your support of Think Tank 2013.

FRIDAY, November 15th

Keynote: "The Struggle — Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow"

Sonia Sanchez & Maytha Alhassen

Thwing Center, 2nd Floor Ballroom
11111 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106

5:00 pm: Doors Open

6:00 - 7:30 pm: Keynote Presentation and Moderated Dialogue

7:30 - 8:00 pm: Q & A

7:30 - 8:00 pm: Q&A Session

Light Reception to follow

SATURDAY, November 16th

9:00 - 10:00 am: Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:30 - 10:00 am: Welcome and Conference Overview

10:00 - 11:30 am: Plenary Session I

"Educating for the Academy"

Thwing Center, 2nd Floor, 1914 Lounge

John Flores, Assistant Professor, History, College of Arts & Sciences
Introduction & Moderator

11:45 am - 1 pm: LUNCH

Caucus-Style Table Discussions:
"Educating for the Streets"

Thwing Center, 2nd Floor Ballroom

1:15 - 2:45 pm: Plenary Session II: "Educating for the Prisons"

Thwing Center, 3rd, Spartan Room

Gabrielle Celeste, Director, Child Studies, Schubert Center for Child Studies, CWRU
Introduction & Moderator

3:00 - 4:30 pm: Plenary Session III: "Educating for the Schools"

Thwing Center, 2nd Floor, 1914 Lounge

Marilyn Mobley, Vice President, Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity, CWRU
Introduction & Moderator

4:45 - 6:45 pm: Closing Keynote: Performance and Talk



Emcee/Hip-Hop Artist & Community Activist

Thwing Center, 2nd Floor Ballroom

Light Reception to Follow

Think Tank Event Co-sponsors:

ThinkTank 2013 Co-sponsors

Meryl Trimble Johnson

Case Western Reserve University Offices and Programs:

Special Thanks to:

  • Bon Appetit
  • MediaVision, Case Western Reserve University
  • Martinez E. Garcias (local artist), Martinez E-B
  • Terri Geiger, Thwing Student Center
  • Bakari Kitwana, Rap Sessions, LLC
  • Kayode Omoyosi, SJI webmaster
  • Tamera Schick, Graphic Design Strategists, Inc.
  • Alexzondria Carter, SJI undergraduate volunteer