Volunteer at this year’s Social Justice Teach-In

The Social Justice Institute, the InterReligious Task Force on Central America and Colombia, Ellipsis Institute for Women of Color in the Academy and Sankofa Circle International—co-sponsors of the 2021 Social Justice Teach-In—are looking for volunteers to facilitate breakout rooms during the event. “Memoria y Resistencia: Reflections on Self-Identity and Communal Legacy” will be held Saturday, March 27, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Volunteer facilitators will not need to be present for the entire time.

The teach-n offers people of all ages the opportunity to learn about critical human rights issues and to practice hands-on organizing and communication skills to work for peace, justice and human rights—here and across the hemisphere. In pre-pandemic times, this annual event has attracted up to 850 attendees and provided participants with information, practical skills and resources to support social justice programming at their schools, places of worship, and other community groups. This year’s virtual teach-in will allow people to participate from around the U.S. and the world.

Facilitators will lead discussions following the three panels of the event, which will be led by Shemariah Arki and feature Shatara, Veralucia Mendoza Arana, Melaak Rashid, Julian Khan, Chance Zurub, Avery Martens, Rob Rice, Robin Turner and Antoinette Charfauros McDaniel.

Facilitators will be asked to attend one of two training sessions. To volunteer, register for one of the following sessions:

If you would like to volunteer but are not available for a training session, or if you would like more information, please Brian Stefan-Szittai at brian@irtfcleveland.org.