November 12-14, 2015: Intergenerational Think Tank - Educating for Struggle: Social Justice, Empathy, and Social Transformation
NOTE: The venue for the Friday night keynote has changed to Church of the Covenant. Also, the Keynote is SOLD OUT.
The three-day event will be held on the CWRU campus.
Thursday night, the film Finding the Gold Within will be shown, followed by a Q & A session with two speakers whose stories are featured in the film.
Friday night will feature an Opening Keynote lecture and dialogue with the internationally renown activist and scholar Angela Y. Davis on Friday evening.
On Saturday, we will feature local and national thought leaders on three consecutive plenary sessions -- "Social Justice," "Empathy," and "Social Transformation." Bridging hearts, minds, and action, we will discuss:
- What is empathy, and why is it critical to achieve social justice and transformation?
- What are some of the most pressing social justice issues of our day?
- How are people fighting to challenge inequality in the present day?
The plenaries will feature presentations on faith, community-based research, and activism; business ethics, economic systems, and justice; and contemporary campaigns focused on labor, LGBTQ rights, immigration, and the criminal justice system. The Think Tank will close with a performance-talk as a way to showcase the ways in which the arts can play an important role in bridging communities and understanding the critical issues of our time.
This event is FREE and open to the public! For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 216-368-7568.
This event is co-sponsored by: ideastream, Ndeda N. Letson, Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland, Olivet Institutional Baptist Church, The President's Advisory Council on Minorities, Schubert Center for Child Studies, Beamer-Schneider Professorship in Ethics, Office of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equal Opportunity, and theOffice of Multicultural Affairs.