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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. 

 

Placemaking and Race through the Stories of East Cleveland Women

Voicing & Action Project - Continuing Conversations

Tuesday, November 22 - 11:30 am-12:45 pm - Mather House, Room 100

Join Dr. Rhonda Y. Williams & Dr. Misty Luminais of the Social Justice Institute for video shorts and a discussion about how race intersects placemaking in the lives of women from East Cleveland.   Stories are drawn from the Social Justice Institute’s archive of oral histories and focus on the lives of African American women, particularly during the twentieth century, as they and their families move into East Cleveland from right around the corner or from Troy, Alabama. We ask, “How do women make a community their own? How has race shaped the places African Americans call home?” and others. We invite you to be part of the conversation and share your stories as well.  Light refreshments will be served.

This program is made possible, in part, by Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.  Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

 

Policy Seminar with Ainé Ní Léime

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.