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!

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

Angela Davis

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 socialjustice@case.edu or call 216-368-7568.

Register for the Think Tank here!

View the schedule here!

Read more about the speakers and plenary session panelists!

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.

Think Tank Save the Date

other upcoming events

  • Race, Food & Justice Film & Discussion, Spring 2016
  • Annual Social Justice ThinkTank

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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.