The Observer

CCEL hosts Social Justice Teach-In

Dylan Rasmussen, Contributing Reporter

February 16, 2018

More than 300 students and community members crowded the Tinkham Veale University Ballroom on the morning of Feb. 10, for the eighteenth annual Social Justice Teach-In. The Teach-In, facilitated by the Case Western Reserve University Center for Civic Engagement and Learning (CCEL), InterReligious Task For...

Turning voices into action

Some of the East Cleveland residents whose oral histories were collected for the Voicing & Action Project remarked on how East Cleveland has transformed from the

Aquene Kimmel, News Editor

February 12, 2016

In its early stages, the project that the Social Justice Institute (SJI) recently released on YouTube and began teaching as a curriculum at Shaw High School was simply known as the “Debut Collaborative Project.” All its organizers knew was that they wanted their first project to involve curriculum...

CCEL, SJI and Interreligious Task Force host Social Justice Teach-in

Rachel Payne, Staff Writer

February 12, 2016

On Saturday, Feb. 6, hundreds of students from the Center for Civic Engagement and Learning (CCEL), representatives from the Interreligious Task Force (IRTF) and the Social Justice Institute (SJI) and community members from various other groups gathered in the The Kelvin + Eleanor Smith Foundation Ballroom...

O’Keeffe: Students seeking justice promotion must follow Stevenson’s words closely

Heather O'Keeffe

January 29, 2016

Last week Bryan Stevenson, lawyer and executive director of the Equal Justice Institute, delivered a stirring speech for MLK Convocation. At times funny, others teary eyed and always powerful, Stevenson’s speech was inspiring in a myriad of ways. While Stevenson focused on his experiences and causes,...

Lehrer: Ensure that Martin Luther King, Jr.’s vision, legacy endure

Josh Lehrer

January 22, 2016

Our country has a race problem; that is ever so clear in these tumultuous times. But what can we do to influence meaningful change? That is much harder to answer. In the spirit of celebrating the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and his accomplishments, it is important to realize how relevant...

Brittany Chung nationally recognized for promoting social justice at CWRU

Brittany Chung is the only student being recognized in this year's National Dialogue Awards.

Anastazia Vanisko, Copy Editor

October 9, 2015

Fourth-year student Brittany Chung first became involved with Sustained Dialogue when she unintentionally volunteered to be a moderator for a leadership conference the summer before her second year. Since then, she has seen it impact every part of her life and bring substantive changes to the Case Western...

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