Upcoming Events

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The Social Justice Institute presents meaningful events where students, scholars and community members gather together to tap into our individual and collective psyches and souls, hearts and minds, knowledge and networks of support, and dare to draw forth the words, analyses, strategies and actions that respect and uplift human dignity and life.  We are honored to provide distinctive educational opportunities  – and we invite you to join us and become partners in our work. 

Due to health and safety concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, SJI has transitioned to offering virtual programming for the foreseeable future.

ACLU Civic Action Tuesdays: A Conversation with the Social Justice Institute 

Join the Social Justice Institute and ACLU of Ohio for a critical conversation on the devastating impacts of cash bail and mass incarceration. 

Date: Sept. 7, 2021

Time: 6-7:30 p.m. ET

Register for the free virtual event

Cash bail, also known as money bond, effectively creates a two-tiered system of justice in which people who can afford their release go home to their families, and those without financial resources are forced to unnecessarily suffer behind bars. 

Rather than promoting public safety, this system enables some people to buy their release, regardless of the threat they may pose. This event will discuss how bail reform is needed to end the practice of wealth-based detention, bring Ohio’s courts into compliance with the United States Constitution, save public funds and promote public safety.

Join the ACLU of Ohio and the Social Justice Institute for an overview on:

  • The devastating impacts of cash bail and mass incarceration
  • The fiscal impact of caging Ohioans pretrial
  • Review core components of bipartisan bail reform bills Senate Bill 182 and House Bill 315, and
  • Testimony writing training and mobilization opportunities.

 

About Our Events

The majority of our events are free of charge and open to the community.  We cannot do this important work without you – we hope that you will consider supporting us in these endeavors.  Gifts of any size will impact our work and support our signature programs.  Donations may be made online or sent to Social Justice Institute, 10900 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106-7243.

To RSVP or volunteer for any upcoming event, please call 216.368.7568 or email socialjustice@case.edu.