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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?

KwameAnthonyAppiah Banding 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.

get involved!

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, socialjustice@case.edu, or leave feedback here.


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join SJI's next community-wide discussion, "From Conversation to Action: Social Justice Read-Ins & Teach-ins"

CWRU SJI invites you to join us in the next edition of our community-wide dialogue series, "From Conversation to Action: Social Justice Read-Ins & Teach-Ins". In this discussion, titled "Millennials and What it means to be a Radical Student", featuring a short presentation and dialgoue with Shakyra Diaz, Policy Manager, ACLU of Ohio, and John Killings, Assistant Director of Student Advocacy and Programming, Office of Multicultural Affairs at CWRU.

March 4th, Clark Hall Room 309, 7:00 — 8:30pm

February 18th, Clark Hall Room 309, 7:00 — 8:30pm

In addition, catch up with last month's discussion, "Read-In of the DOJ Report" by reviewing the report in question below.

DOJ Executive Summary

DOJ Report


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.