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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.


Oriented: A documentary film and discussion with Khader Abu Seif

Wednesday, September 6 - 6:30-9:00 pm

Presented with the Department of Women's and Gender Studies, the LGBT Center and the Middle Eastern Cultural Association

Oriented is a feature documentary exploring the lives of three gay Palestinian friends confronting their national and sexual identities in Tel Aviv.  The screening will be followed by a discussion via Skype with Khader Abu Seif (one of the subjects of the documentary), closing remarks by Alana Jochum (Executive Director of Equality Ohio), and a light reception.  Variety Magazine calls Oriented "...a uniquely Middle Eastern spin on a classic coming-of-age tale."

Reservations requested to or 216.368.7568.

Co-sponsored by the LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland, the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity, Phyllis Seven Harris, and Gregg Levine and Howard Epstein, MD.

Additional support provided by Siegal Lifelong Learning, the Office of Religious Life, Israel CWRU, the Cleveland Hillel Foundation, and Equality Ohio.

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