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Social Justice Institute

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. 


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.  Click here for tickets and additional details.

They Can't Kill Us All: Law Enforcement, Race and Justice

Wesley Lowery at the City Club of Cleveland

  • Date and Time: Friday, September 22 - 12 pm
  • Location: City Club of Cleveland, 850 Euclid Avenue, Second Floor

The deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice and Freddie Gray inspired Washington Post reporter (and Shaker Heights High School graduate) Wesley Lowery to question the data around police shootings. His inquiry spurred The Post's investigative data-gathering project The Fatal Force which won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting. Lowery's experiences traveling across the country covering police shootings are chronicled in his book They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America's Racial Justice Movement. In it, he also describes the events that led to the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement and how black activists used social media to elevate their message. 

SJI is proud to co-sponsor the lunch and conversation with Pulitzer Prize winner Wesley Lowery on the ongoing struggle between law enforcement, race, and justice.

SJI supporters receive a 20% discount on City Club tickets - click here to register and use code SJI17 to receive your discount.  Tickets: $20/Members, $35/Non-members.




Educating for Struggle: State Violence, Then and Now

November 16-18, 2017

Featuring Keynote Addresses by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Ibram Kendi





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