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      Social Justice Teach-In | Speaking Truth to Power: Inspiring Change through Truth Telling | 19th Annual in Cleveland


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      February 9, 2019

      Saturday  10:30 AM

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      Social Justice Teach-In | Speaking Truth to Power: Inspiring Change through Truth Telling | 19th Annual

      IRTF & CWRU’s 19th Annual Social Justice Teach-In is a great opportunity for people of all ages to gain the information, practical skills, and resources to work for peace, economic justice, and human rights! This annual event attracts 750+ participants, many from area high schools and colleges.     Choose from 40+ workshops on local and global justice issues.   Get skills training to work for social change! See list of workshops (in formation) below.  To register: -here at this event site -mail $10 check to IRTF, 3606 Bridge Ave, Cleveland OH 44113 by Feb 8 -email us at irtf@irtfcleveland.org and pay at the door ($15 at the door)   Schedule: 10:00 a.m.......................... check-in for walk-ins begins in the Tink Atrium 10:30a.m............................pre-registration check-in and brunch (registration required) 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. ......welcome remarks, keynote (Tink Ballroom) 12:30 p.m. to 1:25 p.m.....workshop session 1 1:40 p.m. to 2:35 p.m...... workshop session 2 2:50 p.m. to 3:15 p.m....... Jolt for Justice (Tink Ballroom)   KEYNOTER: Anthony Grimes is an internationally recognized organizer, thought-leader, and storyteller. He has held executive-level positions for several prominent national organizations and is currently the director of communications at the Korbel School of International Studies. Working at the intersection of jazz and hip-hop, Grimes roots himself in the black-led tradition of truth-telling. At the beginning of the Ferguson uprisings, Grimes led freedom rides to Ferguson that resulted in growing a grassroots organizing network of over 14,000 people through his founding of the Denver Freedom Riders.Sought after for his insights and leadership, Grimes is regularly invited to participate in global initiatives. He was the inaugural touring speaker for the International Fellowship of Reconciliation’s Beloved Community tour in Europe; The keynote speaker for the Netherland’s Decade for People of African Descent conferences in partnership with the United Nations; As well, he co-led a People of Color delegation to Palestine comprised of some of the world’s top organizers across a variety of movements, including the Movement for Black lives. As a filmmaker, Grimes has directed and produced several short films and documentaries based everywhere from Watts to Cuba.Grimes was recognized by Colorado State University as a Distinguished First Generation Scholar before receiving his B.A. in Speech Communication and Ethnic Studies. He received a Master of Divinity degree from Denver Seminary, and was recognized by his staff and peers with two of the top honors of the school: The Raymond Mcglaughlin Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Preaching and The Carey S. Thomas Award for Excellence in Christian Leadership and Service.   WORKSHOPS:    Aim2Flourish - Making the Private Sector a Force for Social Good Katherine Gullett and John Turner, Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit   The Ambazonian Conflict Sherly Fabre, Community of Living Traditions and Muslim Peace Fellowship   The Art of Justice: Explorations on Film & Social Change Anthony Grimes, National Council Committee Chair for the Fellowship of Reconciliation (FORusa) and 2019 Social Justice Teach-In keynote speaker   ART:  Using Photography as a Tool for Examining Justice Jason Labovitz, Artist and Teaching Fellow, Cleveland Museum of Art   Art-in-Action: Intersecting Art and Social Justice Dani Dickinson, MSSA candidate, CWRU Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences   Black Diaspora and Visual Culture Mori Anderson Hitchcock, Scholartivist, Fellowship of Reconciliation and International Peace Research Association Building Power at Work in the Trump Era Aidan Kelly, Union Organizer, Unite Here   Coping with Stress & Anxiety Megan Long, CWRU University Health and Counseling Services   The Counterfactual Revolution: Black Power Through Popular Sovereignty Taru Taylor, J.D. and founder and president, Black Belt Chess Academy   Creating an Accessible World Carly Nelson, masters degree candidate in Speech-Language Pathology   Decolonizing the Conservatory: Diversifying Classical Music Through Integration, Not Assimilation Christopher Jenkins, Associate Dean for Academic Support, Oberlin Conservatory and doctoral candidate in viola performance, Cleveland Institute of Music   Emerging Approaches to Sexual Violence Prevention Christopher Johnston, author and playwright   Exploitation and Discrimination against People and Nature is Intentional: The Community Rights Movement --Empowering Change Tish O'Dell, Ohio Organizer for the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF)   The Fight for Fair Housing Continues: Ending Segregation & Tackling Gentrification Peter Saudek, Fair Housing Center for Rights & Research   Food Deserts in Cleveland Tamara Randall, CWRU Department of Nutrition   The Forgotten Identity: A Discussion on Disability and Ability Privilege Lauren Burdett, behavioral health therapist, LMSW, Anthony Jordan Health Center   Fracking in Our Backyard: The Present and Future of Fracking in Ohio Presented by the Student Sustainability Council at CWRU “God Complexes” and “Complex Gods”: Emancipatory Practices in Religion and Hip Hop Dr. Joy Bostic, CWRU Department of Religious Studies and founding director of African and African American Studies minor   Green New Deal: Making Concrete Demands Akshai Singh, Organizer, Amalgamated Transit Union   Harvest of Shame, Uncovering the Working Conditions of the Farm-workers who Feed the World's Richest Nation Presented by Senior Farmworker Staff, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers   Healthy Homes and Lead Prevention Policy Kim Foreman, Environmental Health Watch   Immigration and Anti-Colonialism The Rev. Dr. Dustin White, Radial Church, Canton, Ohio and UNIDOS Ohio   Introducing Middle-schoolers to Nonviolence in STEM Patricia Needham, Cleveland Nonviolence Network   LGBTQ+ Health Disparities: Trials and Tribulations of Going to the Doctor Jodie Makara (CWRU student) and Jaden List (Vibrant Advocacy LLC)   Listening for Solidarity Dr. Lyz Bly, Cleveland State University; performance artist, writer, professor, yoga teacher, and [sub]urban homesteader   One Haitian's Experience with Asylum Seeking and How Colonialism Fits Ansly Damus, economist   The Outrage of Poverty in the United States Larry Bresler, Organize! Ohio Executive Director and co-chair, Ohio Poor People's Campaign   Race is in the Eye of the Beholder Sydnia Tcheurekdjian, Director, Arrupe Scholars Program, John Carroll University   Relevance of Medical Ethics in Healthcare Presented by students from CWRU's Bioethics Department   Safe Zone Friend Training AmariYah Israel, CWRU LGBT Center Social Agents: Engaged Practice at Cleveland Institute of Art Presented by faculty, students, and community partners of the Cleveland Institute of Art Social Justice in a Plastics Economy Bill Lenart, CWRU PhD candidate and founder of the CWRU Science and Human Rights Coalition    The Truth About the Cleveland Renaissance: Homelessness Chris Knestrick, Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless   What Does a Feminist Peace Look Like? Colombia's Struggles Over the World's Most Inclusive Peace Accord Sara Koopman, assistant professor, School of Peace and Conflict Studies, Kent State University   What is Social Justice? Jessie Hill, CWRU Social Justice Institute and School of Law Dr. John Flores, CWRU Social Justice Institute   With the Best Intentions: Unintended Consequences of Fighting Human Trafficking Dr. Misty Luminais, CWRU Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research & Education   Women in STEM: Retaining Young Professionals in the Field Presented by students from CWRU's Women in Science and Engineering Roundtable   Event organizers: InterReligious Task Force on Central America and ColombiaCWRU Center for Civic Engagement and LearningCWRU Social Justice Institute Co-sponsors: AIDS Clinical Trials Unit at Case Western Reserve University Archwood United Church of Christ Church of St. Dominic: Faithful Citizenship Church of the Covenant Church of the Gesu Church of the Resurrection Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus COAR Peace Mission Code Pink Cleveland Communion of Saints Community Church of Chesterland Community Shares of Greater Cleveland Congregation of St. Joseph Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Cleveland Chapter Dominican Sisters of Peace Global Gifts Harmony Springs Christian Church Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Garfield Heights Hope House of Prayer Ian Charnas JCU Peace, Justice and Human Rights Program John Carroll University-Campus Ministry  Oberlin College Presbytery of the Western Reserve Revy Fair Trade Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine Sisters of Notre Dame Sisters of the Humility of Mary St. Edward High School State Senator Nickie J. Antonio, OH-13 The Social Action Committee of  West  Shore UU Chruch Ursuline College-Campus Ministry Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church Women Speak Out for Peace and Justice Vegan Collective

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