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 2015-2016 SJI Calendar is currently being updated. Stay tuned for a brief list of events that we have planned for the coming months!

September 16, 2015: SJI Open House, 12:30 - 2:30pm, Crawford Hall Room A13

The Social Justice Institute works towards equal access to opportunity for all people through understanding and addressing the root causes of social injustice and developing innovative solutions.

Come join the conversation, and learn more about this year’s programs and events. Coffee and Dessert will be provided. Please RSVP to socialjustice@case.edu.

November 12-14, 2015: Intergenerational Think Tank - Educating for Struggle: Social Justice, Empathy, and Social Transformation

Angela Davis

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.

For more information, email socialjustice@case.edu or call 216-368-7568.

Register for the Think Tank here!

This event is co-sponsored by the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity, the President's Advisory Council on Minorities, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, PBS ideastream, the Beamer Schneider Professorship in Ethics, and Olivet Institutional Baptist Church.

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.