Saturday, April 11, 2015: "POWER UP! 2015 – Student & Youth Leadership Conference"
9am — 4:30pm, University Circle United Methodist Church 1919 E. 107th St (at Chester Ave.) Cleveland, OH 44106
The Social Justice Institute (SJI) at Case Western Reserve University is excited to announce its Spring 2015 Student & Youth Leadership Conference. The full-day conference will feature Opal Tometi, Executive Director of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI), and co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter. Ms. Tometi, along with student activist, Rian Brown, Kalamazoo College, will kick-off the conference with their keynote speeches.
The day begins with a discussion on ‘What is Social Justice?’, followed by breakout sessions on grassroots communication strategies, student activism, a dialogue on what it means to be an ally, and an update on the ‘From Conversation to Action’ Read-Ins and Teach-Ins, which centers on the Department of Justice Report for the City of Cleveland.
Lunch will feature testimony from young activists on the ground in Ferguson, Missouri spurred into action by the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in August of last year. The second half of the conference will give attendees time to interact with representatives from local organizations, and learn about volunteer opportunities as part of the Community Action Fair. The conference closes with a spoken word performance, featuring young activist artists from the Greater Cleveland area.
Dr. Rhonda Y. Williams, Founder & Director, Social Justice Institute, will facilitate the discussions throughout the event.
To register for POWER UP! 2015 click this link.
For more information, contact the Social Justice Institute at (216) 368-7568, or email us at email@example.com.