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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

The Social Justice Institute presents meaningful events where students, scholars and community members gather together to tap into our individual and collective psyches and souls, hearts and minds, knowledge and networks of support, and dare to draw forth the words, analyses, strategies and actions that respect and uplift human dignity and life.  We are honored to provide distinctive educational opportunities  – and we invite you to join us and become partners in our work. 

 

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 Cleveland Museum Of Contemporary Art 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 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, 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.

 

Grandmother Caregiving: The Resiliency of Families - Camille Warner and Carol Musil

Social Justice Research Lunch Series

  • Date and Time: Tuesday, March 28 - 11:30 am-12:45 pm
  • Location: Crawford Hall, Room A13

Research reveals the central role grandmothers play as caregivers in modern families and the effects on grandchildren, views of the family and the grandmothers' own health. Bring your lunch to this interactive discussion; drinks and dessert provided.  Reservations requested to socialjustice@case.edu or 216.368.7568.

  

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.

 

About Our Events

The majority of our events are free of charge and open to the community.  We cannot do this important work without you – we hope that you will consider supporting us in these endeavors.  Gifts of any size will impact our work and support our signature programs.  Donations may be made online or sent to Social Justice Institute, 10900 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106-7243.

To RSVP or volunteer for any upcoming event, please call 216.368.7568 or email socialjustice@case.edu.