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Social Justice Teach-In

Saturday, February 4, 2017
Case Western Reserve University 11038 Bellflower Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106

On Saturday February 4th IRTF will be hosting our 17th annual Social Justice Teach-In in conjunction with Case Western Reserve University. Our Teach-In is a great opportunity for people of all ages to learn about critical human rights issues and practice hands-on skills to organize for change. This annual event attracts 600+ participants, many from area high schools and colleges. The Teach-In will provide participants with information, skills, and resources to support social justice campaigns at their schools and congregations and in their communities. 

Come and learn more about international activism, racism, sexism, intersectionality and the movement for social justice! 

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10:30-11:00        Registration/Check-In
11:00-12:00        Welcome & Keynote Speaker by Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership
12:00-12:30        Peace Poets Kick Off concert
12:30-1:25           Workshop Session 1
1:35-2:30             Workshop Session 2
2:40-3:30             Jolt for Justice: Peace Poets concert & Next Steps


The Campaign for Fair Food; Farm Worker Rights, Fair Food, Labor Justice Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW)

Militarization of the Border and Unjust Immigrant Detention

The Practice of Nonviolence

Cross-Border Alliances: LGBTQ Rights and Challenges in Latin America and Ohio

Conscientious Objection:  Its values and victories

Colombia: Cross-Border Labor Solidarity Can Pave the Way to Peace

Social Justice in Higher Ed: Harnessing Student Power to Organize on a College Campus

Peace Making in Conflict Areas: Active Accompaniment in Palestine

The Art of Resistance: exploration in poetry and movement music

Campus Organizing and Student Solidarity with other Social Movements

Indigenous land rights issues from Standing Rock to Latin America

Islamophobia, root causes, current manifestations, and the cost of hatred and dehumanization


The Bible as Radical Handbook for Environmental Justice

Why We Need a New Sanctuary Movement: Theory, Data, and Action


 This event would not be possible without the help of our co-sponsors:


St. Dominic Faithful Citizenship. ACLU of Ohio. Revy Fair Trade. Presbytery of the Western Reserve. Sisters of the Humility of Mary. Sisters of Notre Dame. Harmony Springs Christian Church. John Carroll University-Campus Ministry. NEO Sierra Club. NHS -Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Cleveland. COAR Peace Mission. Church of the Covenant. Church of the Gesu. Church of the Redeemer UCC. Congregation of St. Joseph. John Carroll University-Campus Ministry. Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine. St. Paul's Community Church UCC. UCC - Western Reserve Associaton. Ursuline College-Campus Ministry. Ian Charnas. AFL-CIO North Shore Federation of Labor. Community Shares of Greater Cleveland. Communion of Saints. Near West Theatre. Women Speak Out for Peace and Justice. State Rep. Nickie J. Antonio, OH-13. ARSP - Action Reconcilliation Service for Peace. Dominican Sisters of Peace.