Allies of Equality - SJI Leadership Collective

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The scholarship and professional experience of the co-directors and community coordinators of the Social Justice Institute represent a range of expertise—from research methodologies and pedagogical approaches to community connections—that, during collaborative work, lead to enlightened understanding of societal inequities.

The institute's holistic, systems-based approach both advances disciplinary work and elevates the conversation by unveiling and connecting broader, underlying issues.


  • Ayesha Bell Hardaway

    Ayesha Bell Hardaway


    Phone: 216-368-6360

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    Mark Chupp, PhD


    Phone: 216.368.5157

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    Susan Dominguez, PhD


    Phone: 216.368.7568

  • Headshot of Janice Eatman-Williams

    Janice Eatman-Williams


    Phone: 216.368.1462

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Gillian Prater-Lee

Student Assistant, College of Arts and Sciences

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Darnelle Crenshaw-El

Student Assistant, College of Arts and Sciences

2019-2020 FELLOWS

To encourage innovation and scholarship, the institute has established a Social Justice Fellowship Program that, through grants, funds faculty and student activities that advance social justice work, from humanistic inquiry to action research.

Previous grants have supported proposals that focus on issues that are both local and global. From youth development to elderly care; from political systems to individual recovery efforts, these projects have represented the same diversity as their recipients. The Social Justice Institute is proud to announce the current fellows:

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Center for Engineering Action (CEngA) Symposium on Responsible Community Partnerships

Andrew Rollins, Kurt Rhoads, Umut Gurkan, and Lynn Rollins
Center for Engineering Action Leadership Team

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Israeli Practices towards the Palestinian People and the Question of Apartheid with Dr. Richard Falk

Tim O'Shea
Undergraduate Student



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Race, Food and Justice 2020: Analyzing the Urban Food Movement through a Social Justice Lens

Shaii White
Application Coordinator, Graduate Admissions, Weatherhead School of Management

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Sing my Brother, Sing! Say what’s on your mind; Do it with a rhyme! with Dr. David L. Moody

Loretta Laffitte-Griffin
Coordinator, CWRU Cashier's Office

Video Interviews With The Leadership Team - What is Social Justice?