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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. 


Assessing and Treating Exposure to Violence and Trauma in Juvenile Justice-Involved Youth - Frederick Butcher

Social Justice Research Lunch Series

  • Date and Time: Tuesday, April 25 - 11:30 am-12:45 pm
  • Location: 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 or 216.368.7568.


100 Days into the Presidency

Co-sponsored by Council on American-Islamic Relations Cleveland Chapter, LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland, Children's Defense Fund and New Abolitionist Association

  • Date and Time: Friday, April 28 - 6:00-9:00 pm
  • Location: Tinkham Veale University Center, Ballroom A

Join us for an evening of sharing in "Three Parts" on the critical times we are facing!

Part I: “Is this Neo-Fascism or something else?”, a presentation by Dr. Kenneth Ledford, Department of History, CWRU.

Part II: “What is at Stake?”, a series of speakers sharing vignettes that engage the question. Confirmed speakers include Dr. Tim Black (CWRU Dept. of Sociology) on neoliberalism, Maria Miranda on reproductive justice, Ryan Clopton-Zymler and Phyllis Seven Harris on LGBTQ justice, and several more!  Dr. Rhonda Y. Williams, SJI Founder & Director, will moderate a brief discussion to capture the connections.

Part III: “Creative Resistance,” interactive table talks facilitated by Joe Worthy of the Children's Defense Fund.

Light refreshments will be served.  Reservations requested to


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