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December Social Justice Seminars and Programs

image of black hands surrounding the word JusticeThe C|M|Law Library Social Justice and Antiracism Resources guide Events/Forums/Webinars page provides information on social justice seminars, programs, and activities in the greater Cleveland area, Ohio, and nationally.  December 2021 events include the 12/14 Standing Up to Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation live conversation with four Black female sergeants from the Baltimore Police Department, sponsored by Strategies for Justice, and the 12/15 Abolishing Slavery, For Real free webinar exploring the exception in the Thirteenth Amendment that allows for slavery as a punishment for a crime and the fight to #EndTheException, sponsored by Showing Up for Racial Justice and Worth Rises.  On 12/16, tune into the Our Voices Today WOVU radio program for Life & the Law – Conversations about Your Rights.  This segment will discuss tenants’ rights related to housing conditions and other landlord-tenant issues.  topics will include utilities, urgent home repairs, lead paint, and more.

November Social Justice Seminars and Programs

image of black hands surrounding the word JusticeSocial justice seminars, programs, and activities in the greater Cleveland area, Ohio, and nationally are featured on the C|M|Law Library Social Justice and Antiracism Resources guide Events/Forums/Webinars page.  November 2021 events include the free 11/10 Using Evidence for Promoting Equity for Children and Youth virtual program sponsored by the Urban Institute.  Speakers will discuss “strategies for engaging and centering community members most affected by research and evaluation, aligning equity frameworks with outcome frameworks, and using existing evidence to promote equitable policy and program changes.”  On 11/17, the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity continues its free Language of Leadership series in a discussion with Dana Rao, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Adobe Inc., on how leaders can use their personal commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion to drive change.  On 11/18, tune into the Our Voices Today WOVU radio program for Life & the Law – Conversations about Your Rights.  This segment will review Legal Aid’s Medical Legal Partnerships with local hospitals and discuss how Legal Aid can help solve problems such as poor housing conditions, educational barriers, lack of nutritional food, and other situations that affect a person’s health and well being.

October Social Justice Events and Activities

image of black hands surrounding the word JusticeSee the C|M|Law Library Social Justice and Antiracism Resources guide for information on upcoming events and webinars taking place in the greater Cleveland area, Ohio, and nationally.  October 2021 events include the free 10/20 Implicit Bias, Dehumanization and Racial Disparities in the Criminal Justice System C|M|Law Racial Justice Community Conversation zoom program and the 10/28 Pro bo “know” Studio for Law Students Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association virtual program.  The 10/11-17 National Lawyers Guild #Law4ThePeople Virtual Convention has a sliding scale registration fee – registrants are asked to pay the rate that best suits their financial situations.  See the Social Justice and Antiracism Resources guide for more information on October 2021 social justice events and activities.

National Voter Registration Day is September 28, 2021

National Voter Registration Day logoToday is National Voter Registration Day!  Established by the National Association of Secretaries of State in 2012, this nonpartisan civic holiday is annually celebrated on the fourth Tuesday of September, and “seeks to create broad awareness of voter registration opportunities to reach tens of thousands of voters who may not register otherwise.”  National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) efforts encompass traditional national and local media, social media, and grassroot volunteer activities.  The NVRD is guided by a Steering Committee, led by several Secretaries of State and composed of diverse and bipartisan civic leaders representing the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.  NVRD work is supported by scores of Premier and local-level Partners and Premier Sponsors.  For information on registering to vote, see the NVRD Register to Vote page or the U.S. government Vote.gov website.  In Ohio, see the Ohio Secretary of State Register to Vote page.  In Cuyahoga County, see the Board of Elections Register to Vote page.

Social Justice Events & Activities

image of black hands surrounding the word JusticeThe C|M|Law Library Social Justice and Antiracism Resources guide provides information on upcoming events and webinars taking place in the greater Cleveland area, Ohio, and nationally.  September events include the September 10th Conversation between Dr. Kate Masur and Judge Solomon Oliver, Jr., free for law students and part of the C|M|Law Community Conversations series.  A key national event is the 9/28-10/1 National Urban League Virtual Conference, “the nation’s largest and most influential annual civil rights and urban advocacy event.”  If you’re looking for individual, reflective activities, see the Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge syllabus on the Social Justice and Antiracism Resources guide.  The Syllabus provides links to readings, podcasts, videos, and seminars, as well as a “Reflection Log” for participants who would like to record their thoughts.  See the Social Justice and Antiracism Resources guide for more information.