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 CWRU's Center for Civic Engagement & Learning (CCEL), CCEL Student Executive Council, Social Justice Institute, and InterReligious Task Force on Central America (IRTF). The event will take place on Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Admission to the Teach-In for students is free; admission for faculty, staff, and community members is a suggested donation of $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Please register through one of the following links by Monday, February 4:

Social Justice Teach-in Schedule

10:15 a.m.
Check-in and Brunch open at Tinkham Veale University Center

11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Welcome Remarks
Keynote by Anthony Grimes (internationally recognized organizer, thought-leader, and storyteller)

12:30 to 1:25 p.m.
Workshop Session 1

1:40 to 2:35 p.m.
Workshop Session 2

2:50 to 3:15 p.m.
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.

  • What is Social Justice?
  • Exploitation and Discrimination against People and Nature is Intentional: The Community Rights Movement—Empowering Change
  • With the Best Intentions: Unintended Consequences of Fighting Human Trafficking
  • The Fight for Fair Housing Continues: Ending Segregation & Tackling Gentrification
  • ART: Using Photography as a Tool for Examining Justice
  • Art-in-Action: Intersecting Art and Social Justice
  • The Counterfactual Revolution: Black Power Through Popular Sovereignty
  • Social Justice in a Plastics Economy
  • Station Hope at Cleveland Public Theatre
  • Emerging Approaches to Sexual Violence Prevention
  • Using Film for Social Change
  • Aim2Flourish - Making the Private Sector a Force for Social Good
  • "God Complexes" and "Complex Gods": Emancipatory Practices in Religion and Hip Hop
  • Relevance of Medical Ethics in Healthcare
  • LGBTQ+ Health Disparities: Trials and Tribulations of Going to the Doctor
  • Last Call at the Oasis
  • Coping with Stress & Anxiety
  • Fracking in Our Backyard: The present and future of fracking in Ohio
  • The Myth of Women Exiting STEM Fields
  • The truth about the Cleveland renaissance: homelessness