Social Justice Teach In

The Social Justice Teach-In is designed to inspire students and community members to be active and engaged citizens, to increase their understanding of social justice issues, and to enhance their leadership skills in areas such as service, advocacy, and philanthropy. This conference is a collaboration between the CWRU Center for Civic Engagement & Learning (CCEL), Lambda Eta Mu, Alpha Phi Omega, the Social Justice Institute and the InterReligious Task Force on Central America (IRTF). The event will take place on Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please register online for the Social Justice Teach-In workshops by Monday, January 30, 2017.

Admission to the Teach-In for students is free; admission for faculty, staff and community members is a suggested donation of $10 and can be paid online through the IRTF website.

Social Justice Teach-in Schedule

10:30 to 11 a.m.
Check-in and Lunch at Tinkham Veale University Center

11 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.
Welcome Remarks
Performance by the Peace Poets
"Power Concedes Nothing: Diversity, Inclusion, and Racism in a Transnational Context:" Keynote by
Dr. Lisa Brock, Academic Director by the Kalamazoo Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership

12:30 to 1:25 p.m.
Workshop Session 1
Workshop descriptions available online.

1:35 to 2:30 p.m.
Workshop Session 2
Workshop descriptions available online.

2:40 to 3:30 p.m.
Closing Performance by Peace Poets
Jolt for Justice: Debrief and Next Steps

Location and parking

The Social Justice Teach-In will kick off in the Tinkham Veale University Center located at 11038 Bellflower Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44106. Check-in will be in the first floor atrium (by the food court) and lunch and the keynote will be located in the Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom on the 2nd floor. Street parking is available around the building. There is a fee-based parking garage located off of East Boulevard (Lot 29). For more information about parking options at CWRU, visit this webpage.

A Note about CWRU Values

Case Western Reserve University's core values include inclusiveness and diversity. The Social Justice Teach-In aligns with these values by allowing for the critical examination of different ideas and perspectives and providing opportunities for dialogue and discussion. We ask that all participants at the Teach-In be willing to actively listen, consider viewpoints that may be different from their own, and engage with civility and respect in order to create a constructive learning environment for all.


We would like to thank our generous CWRU sponsors of the Social Justice Teach-In including the MLK Celebration Committee, the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women, and the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Thank you to the many community organization sponsors that are supporting the Teach-In through the InterReligious Task Force on Central America.