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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.

National Lawyers Guild Training Sessions

Legal Observers + Jail Support

Monday, June 20 - 6-7:30 pm - Legal Observer Training

Monday, June 27 - 6-7:30 pm - Jail Support Training

Crawford Hall, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Room A13 (Ground Floor)

The Ohio Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild will be holding free training sessions for people interested in volunteering during the Republican National Convention (July 18-21). 

Although Legal Observers are typically law students, legal workers, and lawyers, trainings are open to everyone (except those working for or with government or law enforcement agencies).  Legal Observers watch and document law enforcement/government conduct in order to protect the constitutional rights of demonstrators, protesters, and others exercising their free speech rights. For more information about the National Lawyers Guild's Legal Observer program, visit®-program.

Jail Support is a show of solidarity with fellow activists. It is instrumental in ensuring the representation of arrested activists and the mental and physical health of released detainees.  Supporters may be asked to provide emotional support, provide food or water, or assist in other ways with protesters who are detained.

The trainings are free and open to the community.  Light refreshments will be served.

The CWRU School of Medicine is offering training for Street Medics - learn more here.

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