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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. 

 

With Justice for All in a Changing America - Morris Dees

Sponsored by The Church of the Covenant Lecture Fund

Sunday, October 2 - 2:00-3:30 pm - 11205 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, 44106

Civil rights activist, journalist and attorney Morris Dees will bring his message of justice, hope and tolerance to Cleveland.  A co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Mr. Dees is the author of three books, including Hate on Trial and Gathering Storm: America's Militia Threat.  Free and open to the public.  Reservations required.  Contact Church of the Covenant for additional information.  SJI has a limited number of reserved seats available - e-mail lbk24@case.edu to register.

 

The Promise, The Breach and the Remedy - Ayesha Hardaway

Social Justice Research Lunch Series

Tuesday, October 11 - 11:30 am-12:45 pm - Crawford Hall, Room A13

An examination of the legal construct of common law trusts and the relationship between the United States government, Native Americans and African Americans.  Bring your lunch to this interactive discussion; drinks and dessert provided.  Reservations requested to socialjustice@case.edu or 216.368.7568.

 

From Riot to Political Event: Cleveland's Hough Neighborhood of July 1966 - Paul Hanson

Social Justice Research Lunch Series

Tuesday, November 8 - 11:30 am-12:45 pm - Crawford Hall, Room A13

Making the case that Hough was a political event which can be productively interpreted in light of wider struggles over resident rights to the city.  Bring your lunch to this interactive discussion; drinks and dessert provided.  Reservations requested to socialjustice@case.edu or 216.368.7568.

 

Policy Seminar with Ainé Ní Léime

Social Justice Research Lunch Series

Tuesday, November 29 - 11:30 am-1:30 pm - Tinkham Veale University Center, 11038 Bellflower Rd.

This policy workshop will present the preliminary results of a project conducted by Dr. Ainé Ní Léime in the Department of Sociology entitled Gender, Older Workers and the Lifecourse. The research focuses on the expriences and the views of workers aged 50 and over in different occupations in relation to extending their working lives: home health workers, janitors and teachers.  There will be an introduction by Dr. Dale Dannefer and a keynote address by Professor Debra Street, followed by a presentation of policy-relevant findings.  A stakeholders' consultation will follow - an opportunity for attendees to discuss the findings in small groups and respond with policy suggestions.  Workers, trade union members, employers, policy-makers, academics and students are invited to discuss this issue and share their views that will be incorporated into the research findings.  Registration required.

 

Entrepreneurship and Engineering: From CWRU Research to Action in Africa - Daniel J. Lacks and Michael Goldberg

Social Justice Research Lunch Series

Tuesday, December 6 - 11:30 am-12:45 pm - Crawford Hall, Room A13

An exploration of how distance learning, interdisciplinary collaboration and green technology combine for good during CWRU projects in Africa.  Bring your lunch to this interactive discussion; drinks and dessert provided.  Reservations requested to socialjustice@case.edu or 216.368.7568.

 

Social Justice Institute Fellows Present...

Social Justice Research Lunch Series

Tuesday, January 31 - 11:30 am-12:45 pm - 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.

 

How Native Americans Protect Traditional Knowledge from Misappropriation - Dalindyebo Shabalala

Social Justice Research Lunch Series

Tuesday, Febuary 28 - 11:30 am-12:45 pm - 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.

 

PowerUP! Student & Youth Leadership Conference

Saturday, March 25 - 9 am-4:45 pm - Location TBD

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.  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

Tuesday, March 28 - 11:30 am-12:45 pm - 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.

 

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

Social Justice Research Lunch Series

Tuesday, April 25 - 11:30 am-12:45 pm - 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.