Hear different perspectives of women in East Cleveland at Social Justice Institute event

Risham WaseemThe Social Justice Institute will host “The Women of East Cleveland: An International Perspective” Thursday, May 26, from 4 to 5 p.m. in Crawford Hall, Room A13.

As part of the Voicing and Action Project research initiative, visiting fellow Risham Waseem will debut a documentary short culled from the digital oral histories collected in East Cleveland, analyze her findings, and provide comparisons to the women’s empowerment programs she’s developed in Pakistan.

Risham is the media project officer of the Interactive Resource Centre in Lahore where she designs and develops media advocacy campaigns and documentary films on various human rights issues. She regularly engages university students in trainings over peace-building, film production and citizen journalism.

Risham also directs the Vasakh Documentary Film Festival, an annual event that showcases documentary shorts on human rights, peace and cultural heritage. Her fellowship at the Social Justice Institute is supported by the Cleveland Council of World Affairs in conjunction with the U.S. Department of State and World Learning in Washington, D.C.

The program is free and open to the community; light refreshments will follow the presentation.

Email socialjustice@case.edu to RSVP.