Upcoming Events


Photo of community leaders during the Glenville 50 Conference

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. 

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Image of book jacket of "The Lines Between Us" by Lawrence Lanahan

The Lines Between Us: A Dialogue about Fair Housing, Segregation and Social Disparities 

Co-sponsored by the Fair Housing Center for Rights and Research 

  • Date and Time:  Thursday, November 14, 11:30 am-12:45 pm
  • Location:  Clark Hall, Room 207, 11130 Bellflower Rd.

In The Lines Between Us: Two Families and a Quest to Cross Baltimore's Racial Divide, journalist Lawrence Lanahan chronicles the segregation and economic inequalities of Baltimore and the strategies activists, community leaders, attorneys and politicians are employing to change them.  After Lanahan's presentation, Jonathan Entin (David L. Brennan Professor Emeritus of Law and Political Science, CWRU) and Dr. Megan E. Hatch (Associate Professor, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, CSU) will reflect on the broad themes introduced in the book and compare them with the critical work happening here in Cleveland.  Free and open to the community.  RSVP to socialjustice@case.edu.

Movie poster for Between Fear and Hatred documentary film

Between Fear and Hatred: Surviving Migration Detention in Assam 

  • Date and Time:  Monday, November 18, 7:00 pm
  • Location:  Senior Classroom, Tinkham Veale University Center, 11038 Bellflower Rd.

In the United States, we typically discuss immigration as an "American dilemma," focusing on Latin Americans entering the United States.  But hundreds of thousands of migrants currently circle the globe, and they are forced to cope with deadly borders, family separation, and incarceration.  Since 2004, more than 20,000 migrants have died trying to enter the European Union alone, while states within the Global North and Global South - from France to Australia and Mexico to India - create increasingly exclusionary policies for migrants.

In Assam, India, at least 1.9 million people have been left off the final list of the Government of India's National Register of Citizens (NRC).  These people face potential statelessness as Foreigners Tribunals determine their fate.  Many Indians, especially those belonging to poor and marginalized communities, do not have certified copies of identity documents or are unable to produce them on time to prove their citizenship status.  This is particularly true in the case of Assam, a state that includes many displaced persons who have fled outbreaks of violence and natural disasters.  Those who have been deemed foreigners have been sent to detention centers.  Some have languished in detention centers for years, they have almost no access to parole, they have been separated from their families, and they have limited contact with the outside world.

This screening of the documentary film Between Hatred and Fear: Surviving Detention in Assam (2018; 30 minutes) and the following panel discussion will address the history, detention, and deportation of people in Assam.  Free and open to the community.  RSVP to socialjustice@case.edu.

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Advocacy Education for Health Justice - Workshop Series

  • Date and Time:  November 20, December 11, 6-9 pm
  • Location:  Thwing Hall, Room 101

​​​​​​Graduate and undergraduate students, staff, faculty and community members interested in developing advocacy skills for health justice are invited to participate in this new workshop series.  Each session will focus on a current campaign for a critical issue facing Ohio: 

  • Reproductive justice and abortion access (October)
  • Public health, addiction and Tobacco 21 (November)
  • Gun violence as a public health crisis (December) 

Experts from the campus and community will present information about local coalitions, communication strategies and negotiation techniques utilized by activists and advocates.  Workshop participants then will work together to develop novel campaign proposals to address the issues.   A light dinner will be provided. Participants are welcome to attend one or more workshops. RSVP to socialjustice@case.edu.

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.