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Category: Social Justice Update

Summer Reading, 2016

Although summers tend to zip by, leaving unfinished books and other ambitions in the dust, I still get excited at the prospect of “loads of free time” (after work or while on vacation) just to relax and enjoy a good book.   The first challenge is to select, purchase or borrow the book — never mind the dozens I already own.   Since …Read the Rest

Cleveland Public Library (CPL)

For the past couple of months, I’ve written about Cleveland libraries with significant law collections that are open to the public once a week (Cleveland Law Library – Wednesdays) or weekly, Monday thru Friday (Cleveland Public Administration Library).    But it is the Cleveland Public Library (CPL), known for its 1925 Historic Main Building (325 Superior Ave., Cleveland, OH  44114), …Read the Rest

#BlackLivesMatter and Cleveland

On July 24-26, 2015, Cleveland State University hosted the inaugural Movement for Black Lives national conference.  Local groups, such as Cleveland Action, and activist groups from across the country attended.  The Cleveland focus for the conference helped to bring national attention to the shooting of 12-year old Clevelander Tamir Rice.   The videotaped shooting of Tamir Rice captured the attention …Read the Rest

Learning about Ebola

Devastating news reports about Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) elicit both compassion and interest in learning more about this disease and the global public health efforts to prevent further infections. The World Health Organization, the International Federation of the Red Cross, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are three good sources of accurate information …Read the Rest

CWRU Hosts “Race, Food and Justice Conference,” April 25-26, 2013

In collaboration with Environmental Health Watch, Growing Power, and Rid-All Green, Case Western Reserve University’s Social Justice Institute is sponsoring the “Race, Food & Justice Conference.”  Highlights of the conference include a screening of Byron Hurt’s independent film, “Soul Food Junkies.” On Friday, conference speakers will include Erika Allen of the Growing Food and Justice for …Read the Rest

Obama for America v. Husted

Obama for America v. Husted (Case 2:12cv00636), United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, is the controversial “early voting” challenge receiving national attention because of Ohio’s history of being a  swing state in national elections. The issue before District Judge Economus is deciding if recent amendments to ORC 3509.03, which eliminate in-person …Read the Rest