Upcoming Events

Check here for information on what the Social Justice Institute is planning in the upcoming months and see how you can get involved! Among the institute's programs and special events are the following:


The 2014-2015 SJI Calendar is currently being updated. Stay tuned for a brief list of events that we have planned for the coming months!


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 socialjustice@case.edu.

March 18, 2015: "Coalition Building and Solidarity Needs"
7 — 8:30pm, Clark Hall Room 309

The event with feature a short presentation and dialogue with Naomi Sigg, Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs and a panel discussion with campus and community youth activists including Destinee Henton, Brittany Chung, Lizzard Freeman, and Courtney Drain. Please feel free to call or email the Social Justice Institute for more information.

Coalition-building

March 4, 2015: "Millenials and What it Means to be a Radical Student"
7:00 — 8:30pm, Clark Hall Room 309

Millenials and Radical Students

other upcoming events

  • Race, Food & Justice Film & Discussion, Spring 2015
  • Annual Social Justice ThinkTank

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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.


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Event Calendar

To get a better look at the dates of the events the Social Justice Institute has in store, take a look at the Event Calendar. For more information on the institute itself, visit the About The Institute page or contact the Institute using the info at the bottom of the page.