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Riding the wave of a historic presidential election, reeling from what have been arguably the worst economic times since World War II and continuing to come to terms with the hurricane that exemplified the social and environmental costs wrought by inequality, Americans continue to look for answers to a timeless and elusive question: What kind of society do we want to live in?

groups of studentsBanding together to understand systemic inequality and advance just solutions, Case Western Reserve University's Social Justice Institute provides a framework for transformative interdisciplinary alliances; builds trust with and improves our neighborhood; and cultivates tomorrow's social change leaders.

One of the pillars of Case Western Reserve University's five-year strategic plan, Forward Thinking, and winning seed funding from the Provost's Interdiscipilinary Alliance Investment Grant, the university-wide institute advances education, research and community engagement that inspire creative, sustainable and—most importantly—just solutions to societal problems. We invite you to learn more about the institute and get to know our team.

To learn more about social justice initiatives at Case Western Reserve and how you can be involved, contact the Social Justice Institute at 216.368.2515 or


new study on progressive community-engaged centers includes CWRU's own Social Justice Institute

The SJI was recently featured in a report from the University of Southern California Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences. This report covers relationships forged with communities through university-affiliated research centers.

To read this December 2013 report, click here.

learn more about the Voicing and Action Project

The Voicing and Action Project is an oral and video life narrative research and community bridge-building initiative developed by the CWRU Social Justice Institute. To learn more about this project, visit the Voicing and Action Project home page here. For more about the Regionally Speaking radio show, contact Dr. Gladys Haddad at or visit the show's website here.