Social Justice Institute offers complimentary tickets to Tamir Rice Foundation event

The Tamir Rice Foundation is inviting members of the CWRU community to attend Tamir’s Sweet Sixteen, a community celebration in memory of Tamir Rice, on Thursday, June 14, at the Cleveland Museum of Art at 7:45 pm (doors open at 7 pm). Join this special evening of encouraging words and performances that will uplift the spirit and reaffirm a commitment to make the world a safe and more just place—especially for children.

Tamir’s Sweet 16 lineup includes: Senator Sandra Williams, Opal Tometi (Black Lives Matter Network), Humble G, Mourning [A] BLKstar, Pages Matam (Bus Boys and Poets) and The Distinguished Gentleman of Spoken Word.

All proceeds from the event will go to the Tamir Rice Foundation to renovate the Tamir Rice Afrocentric Cultural Center set to break ground in 2019. The Center, located in Cleveland’s St. Clair neighborhood, will provide arts, cultural, and educational programs for children from ages 10-19 years old. Learn more about the fundraising initiative by visiting

Friends and supporters from the CWRU community may receive complimentary tickets by requesting them from the Social Justice Institute by Tuesday, June 12. E-mail and include your name and the number of tickets requested. To support the Foundation by purchasing tickets, visit