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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The School of Social Work is pleased to present the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion plan developed by the SSW community. From Fall 2016 to Winter 2017, we engaged in a year-long process to develop a plan that will help our SSW community improve diversity, equity and inclusion in the context of our social work heritage, as expressed in our vision, mission and goals. One of our first steps to implement the plan is to create an Office that will be responsible for prioritizing and coordinating the efforts of this comprehensive plan with the entire SSW community.

Creating a more socially just environment at U-M and SSW involves you

We want to hear your voices. I encourage each and every one of you to:

Upcoming Events

  • Building Power: Organizing Effectively Against White Supremacy »

    March 31, 2018 - 10:30am to 4:00pm

    Come join the University of Michigan School of Social for Building Power: Organizing Effectively Against White Supremacy. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from action-driven leaders in social justice, participate in small and large group discussions, and develop action plans for ...

  • CAPS Self-Care Workshop »

    March 28, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

    Staff from Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) will be leading mindfulness activities and a workshop to discuss techniques for self-care, time management and how to overcome procrastination.

  • SSW #SocialJusticeMatters: Invisible Identities »

    March 26, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Invisible Identities is an event hosted by the Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion and international students at the School of Social Work, sponsored by the Office of Student Services. This event strives to get individual’s voices heard regarding their experiences of being misidentified. ...

  • Faculty & Staff Workshop: International Students - Immigration Environment, Cultural Matters, and Academic Success »

    March 20, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    This workshop will be facilitated by experts from the International Center. It is designed to increase awareness, knowledge, and critical skills related to international student support at the School of Social Work. The topics of this workshop include 1) current immigration environment faced by ...

  • #SocialJusticeMatter Series presents Dr. William Elliott »

    March 19, 2018 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Moving from a Period of Normal Science to Revolution: Wealth Inequality and Education in America

    In The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Thomas Kuhn discusses how periods of normal science are interrupted by periods of revolutionary science. Kuhn suggests that during periods of normal ...

  • Queer Students Abroad »

    March 16, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

    The International Center, in collaboration with the Spectrum Center, CGIS, and MESA, are putting on this student panel highlighting the experiences of queer students abroad.

  • SSW #SocialJusticeMatter presents Duane Breijak and Allan Wachendorfer »

    March 7, 2018 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Creating Change In and Out of the Profession: Tactics for Social Work Advocacy 

    • Duane Breijak, LMSW-Macro (MSW '12)
      Director of Member Services, NASW Michigan Chapter
    • Allan Wachendorfer, LMSW-Macro (MSW '14)
      Director of Public Policy, NASW Michigan Chapter 

    Wondering how to best advocate in the ...

  • DEI Lunch and Learn- LGBTQ Policy »

    March 6, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Join the DEI Office for a “Lunch and Learn” session focused on LGBTQ policy in America. Learn about the state of protections for LGBTQ folks both past and present, and where we might be headed under the Trump administration and beyond. We invite you to learn not only for yourself, but also to be ...

  • SSW #SocialJusticeMatter presents Prof. Katie Doyle »

    February 19, 2018 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    As we continue to highlight the thought provoking social justice work being done by community leaders. We bring you Prof. Katie Doyle. Prof. Doyle brings us the insight regarding youth and homelessness.

    Walk In Their Shoes: Last year alone, there were (at least) 1250+ children and youth in ...

  • Film Viewing: "Flint" »

    February 13, 2018 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

    In honor of Black History Month join the New Leaders in African-Centered Social Work Scholars & the Learning Community on Poverty and Inequality (LCPI) for the film viewing and discussion of "Flint", the retelling of the Flint water crisis staring Queen Latifah.

    Dinner will be provided.

    RSVP here »

  • 4th Annual W.M. Trotter Lecture My Life. My Story! Centering the Voices of Trans Lives. »

    February 8, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

    The W.M. Trotter Multicultural Center is honored to be centering the voices of transgender and non-binary individuals at our 4th Annual W.M. Trotter Lecture, with a particular focus on the intersecting identities of gender and race. We are beyond thrilled to welcome to the University of ...

  • SSW #SocialJusticeMatter presents Dr. Matthew Smith »

    February 7, 2018 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    The School of Social Work invites you to the Social Justice Matter Series. The event surrounds meaningful dialogue and discussion about how we as social work professionals can become better involved and continue to advocate for change in this ever-changing climate.  Faculty and/or community ...

  • Youth Voice: Our Queer Stories-Neutral Zone »

    February 6, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

    In this panel session, we will hear from LGBTQIA+ teens in our community. They will bravely share their stories and talk about what they need from us.

  • "The Crisis of Multiculturalism in Europe: A History" by Rita Chin »

    February 6, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

    Discussants

    • Rita Chin, Professor of History
    • Kristin Dickinson, Assistant Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures
    • Damani Partridge, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Afroamerican and African Studies


    In 2010, the leaders of Germany, Britain, and France each declared that ...

  • Stories of the Black West-Douglas Lewis »

    February 5, 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

    Join us as historian Douglas Lewis (Attorney/Director, University of Michigan Student Legal Services) shares stories about the courageous contributions of Blacks in shaping the West. His interactive presentation and larger than life stories will enlighten and inspire us all.

  • LGBTQ Health and Wellness Week Keynote Speech: Pidgeon Pagonis »

    February 5, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

    Please join us in welcoming Pidgeon Pagonis (pronouns: they/them) to campus. Pidgeon will be opening the 3rd Annual LGBTQ Health and Wellness Week on Monday, February 5th in the Educational Conference Center in the School of Social Work Building.

    Pidgeon (Chicago, IL) is an intersex activist, ...

  • Decompress »

    February 3, 2018 - 9:30pm to February 4, 2018 1:00am

    A closing night celebration of No Safety Net

    Having important, often tough, and constructive conversations is worth celebrating. And after three weeks of No Safety Net, with over 20 performances and many community dialogues and workshops, we all deserve a little self-care. Join us for a relaxed ...

  • Gender Identity 101 and Being Transgender in Our Community »

    February 3, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

    In the last five years, the visibility of transgender people has increased dramatically. From Laverne Cox's meteoric rise to fame portraying a transgender inmate on "Orange is the New Black" to the high profile gender transition of athlete and television personality Caitlyn Jenner, we've entered ...

  • Entering, Engaging and Exiting Communities »

    February 2, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

    This workshop introduces principles and practices for thoughtfully engaging with communities, including motivations, impact of social identities, and strategies for engaging in reciprocal, ethical, and respectful ways. This interactive session engages participants through small and large group ...

  • They, Themself, and Schmerm »

    January 31, 2018 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

    Written and performed by Becca Blackwell
    Directed by and developed with Ellie Heyman

    "The audience emerged from the theater with a greater awareness of a sociocultural transformation underway… from confusion to denial, to reconciliation to who-the-****-cares-let-the- love-in…" (Bomb ...

  • Navigating LGBTQ Identities in the Academy »

    January 30, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Panel of experts will discuss their experiences in navigating their LGBTQ identities in the academia. Participants will also be given strategies. 

    Registration is required: https://secure.rackham.umich.edu/wsEvents/wsreg.php?ws_id=472

  • DEI Movie Event: I Am Not Your Negro »

    January 29, 2018 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    The SSW DEI Office will be hosting a movie showing to celebrate MLK Day and the upcoming Black History Month. We will be showing the documentary I am Not Your Negro which explores the history of racism in the United States through James Baldwin's recollections of civil rights leaders and his ...

  • Entering, Engaging and Exiting Communities »

    January 27, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

    This workshop introduces principles and practices for thoughtfully engaging with communities, including motivations, impact of social identities, and strategies for engaging in reciprocal, ethical, and respectful ways. This interactive session engages participants through small and large group ...

  • Trans Health Activism in Detroit: Moving Forward Together »

    January 26, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

    Detroit transgender and gender nonconforming communities are leading a movement to demand safety, opportunity, and access to health and wellness services. This panel will discuss the work being done as part of that movement at the Ruth Ellis Center, a youth social services agency that serves ...

  • White Fragility-The New Racism, and More Effective Steps to Undoing Racism »

    January 25, 2018 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Andy Horning will be speaking about White Fragility, and how a focus on our own process can lead to better more effective steps to undoing racism. A 1997 graduate of the School of Social Work, Andy Horning is a therapist in private practice in Boulder, Colorado. He is on the faculty of the ...

  • High Stakes Culture: What Does It Mean to Take a Knee? »

    January 23, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

    In the last few months a series of “culture wars” have been ignited across the country. Activists from all points of the political spectrum, even the President of the United States himself, are turning to beloved cultural objects to stake a claim for their differing beliefs in a politically ...

  • Raised Right: Fatherhood in Modern American Conservatism »

    January 23, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

    How has the modern conservative movement thrived in spite of the lack of harmony among its constituent members? What, and who, holds together its large corporate interests, small-government libertarians, social and racial traditionalists, and evangelical Christians?

    In his new book, Raised ...

  • Celebrate People's History »

    January 19, 2018 - 11:00am to 5:00pm

    Celebrate People’s History
    Curated by Josh MacPhee
    Exhibition Dates: January 19 - February 25, 2018

    The Celebrate People’s History (CPH) posters are rooted in the do-it-yourself tradition of mass-produced and distributed political propaganda. They are detourned to embody principles of democracy, ...

  • The Other America: Still Separate. Still Unequal »

    January 19, 2018 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

    This interdisciplinary mini-conference will focus on racial inequality as it manifests in relation to the lived experiences of black Americans. Throughout the day, panelists will discuss the criminal justice system and state violence against black people, economic inequality and immobility, ...

  • Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color »

    January 18, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

    Drawing from her recent book, Andrea Ritchie examines how Black women, Indigenous women, and women of color experience racial profiling, police brutality, and immigration enforcement. Placing stories of individual women—such as Sandra Bland, Rekia Boyd, Dajerria Becton, Monica Jones, and Mya ...

  • Claudia Rankine With P. Carl Theater Matters: Activism, Imagination, Citizenship »

    January 18, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

    Macarthur “Genius” Fellow Claudia Rankine and dramaturg P. Carl explore ways that contemporary theater and performance can catalyze and promote social justice in America. Rankine and Carl are currently collaborating on the upcoming world premiere of Rankine’s play The White Card. Claudia Rankine ...

  • Entering, Engaging and Exiting Communities »

    January 18, 2018 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

    This workshop introduces principles and practices for thoughtfully engaging with communities, including motivations, impact of social identities, and strategies for engaging in reciprocal, ethical, and respectful ways. This interactive session engages participants through small and large group ...

  • 1968 + 50: Unfinished Legacies of Dr. King’s Last Year Department of History / Eisenberg Institute Martin Luther King Jr. Day Symposium »

    January 15, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

    On April 4, 1967, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered the speech "Beyond Vietnam-A Time to Break Silence." Exactly one year later, he was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, where he had been supporting striking sanitation workers. The last year of King's life marked a distinctive period in his ...

  • Athletic Department MLK Town Hall »

    January 15, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

    Dean Lynn Videka and Associate Professor Robert Ortega are panelists at the athletic department MLK Town Hall. Sociologist and civil rights activist, Dr. Harry Edwards is the keynote speaker. Edwards has a long and storied history of activism focused upon developments at the interface of sport, ...

  • The 32nd Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium Memorial Keynote Lecture »

    January 15, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am

    Keynote: Hill Harper

    Award-winning actor, best-selling author and philanthropist Hill Harper will deliver the keynote address for the 2018 MLK Symposium Lecture. There will be a special guest performance by Aisha Fukushima, singer, public speaker, educator and founder of RAPtivism, a hip-hop ...

  • Owning Expertise: A Live Experiment in How Credibility Works and How Ideas Rise »

    January 11, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

    This interactive keynote lecture presents current data on the demographics of public discourse, and addresses core questions of thought leadership: what do we know, why does it matter, and how can we maximize our impact? We will also do a large-group experiment in credibility. Participants will ...

  • India's Archaeological Heritage Since Independence: Challenges and Dilemmas »

    January 8, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Nayanjot Lahiri, Ashoka University

    India's archaeological heritage has continued to grow in many different ways since independence, even as the monuments and relics, sites and sculpture remain vulnerable and compromised. This lecture will look at the challenges and pressures on this heritage as ...

  • All About the ADA and Accommodations! »

    December 15, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

    If you are providing a service, it is important to know the best ways to communicate with and about individuals who may have disabilities. This session will help you to understand how to best serve individuals with disabilities, and will also give you some etiquette pointers that you can use in ...

  • Workshop on Poverty and Inequality »

    December 15, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:30am

    This workshop series, sponsored by Poverty Solutions, is designed to engage PhD students in an ongoing dialogue on poverty in America and to explore poverty-related research. 

    12/1/17: Detroit Community-Academic Urban Research Center with director Dr. Barbara Israel and Donele Wilkins, CEO of ...

  • Stress-LESS Thursday »

    December 7, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    We understand that finals are stressful. Join the DEI Office for a self-care break. Come play board games, grab a healthy snack, color, or make a wonderful stress ball companion.

  • A Call to Action: Help Create an Alternative Event »

    December 6, 2017 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

    The School of Social Work is leading a collaborative effort to organize an alternative event if Richard Spencer comes to speak on campus. This would not be a protest or counter protest, but rather a separate event that celebrates social justice. While U-M considers his request, students, faculty ...

  • Power and Oppression in Groups »

    December 4, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Deepening consideration of social identity and its influences, participants spend time not only understanding how to mitigate and resolve situations that may be damaging, but also how group dynamics may create preference for some identities over others, as well as engaging in thinking on how to ...

  • Change It Up! Bystander Intervention Skills »

    November 30, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Change it Up! brings bystander intervention skills to the University of Michigan community for the purpose of building inclusive, respectful, and safe communities. It is based on a nationally recognized four-stage bystander intervention model that helps individuals intervene in situations that ...

  • Marching Forward: A Research and Scholarship Symposium »

    November 29, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

    As part of the U-M Fall 2017 Marching Forward series, we invite you to engage across disciplines, generations, and communities to advance research and scholarship that explores political, social, and economic injustices, and/or advances strategies for effective social justice ...

  • Marching Forward: Congressman John Lewis Keynote Presentation »

    November 27, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm

    Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell, co-authors of the graphic novel trilogy MARCH, will give a keynote presentation that included a Q&A and book-signing. March powerfully recounts Lewis's experiences throughout the Civil Rights Movement and has won many awards, including the ...

  • Keynote Address: Laverne Cox »

    November 15, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

    CEW is honored to bring celebrated and award-winning actress, producer & equal rights advocate Laverne Cox to Rackham Auditorium. Doors will open at 5:30 PM.

    In Ms. Cox's lecture, titled Ain't I a Woman: My Journey to Womanhood, she will be sharing her experiences as a trans woman of color, and ...

  • Spectrum of Advocacy and Activism Symposium: Finding Your Voice »

    November 15, 2017 - 8:30am to 7:30pm

    CEW is leading a one-day Spectrum of Advocacy and Activism Symposium focused on advocacy and activism training. This event will demonstrate how a person’s activism can change over time, how advocacy is tied to a person’s context and situational power, and how partnering with diverse perspectives ...

  • Trans Awareness Week Keynote Speech »

    November 13, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

    Z Nicolazzo (pronouns: ze/hir) will host an evening keynote that goes deeper into discussing the book Trans* in College: Transgender Students’ Strategies for Navigating Campus Life and the Institutional Politics of Inclusion.

    Ze is an assistant professor and faculty associate at Northern ...

  • Trans* In College: Personal Pathways To and Through The Research Process »

    November 13, 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

    Join the DEI Office, TBLG Matters and Spectrum Center in welcoming Z Nicolazzo (pronouns: ze/hir) for an interactive discussion on Ze's research on Trans* In College: Personal Pathways To and Through The Research Process. Ze is an assistant professor and faculty associate at Northern Illinois ...

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Organizations »

    November 9, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Join the Management Leadership Learning Community for a Lunch n' Learn presentation on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in organizations. Our presenter is Yodit Mesfin-Johnson with NEW: Solutions for Nonprofits and Yodit will speak on many experiences with this topic in their organization. This ...

  • Impact on Inequality: Contributions of Michigan Social Science »

    November 9, 2017 - 8:00am to 8:00pm

    The U-M has long been a leader in social science research on the many dimensions of social inequality. This bicentennial symposium will highlight these contributions by focusing on the work of distinguished social scientists who were trained at the University. An illustrious group of Michigan ...

  • "Through the Fire: The History Behind the 1967 Rebellion" »

    November 6, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Join Jamon Jordan of the Black Scroll Network who will give a talk that focuses on the decades-long turbulent racial history that led to the 1967 Rebellion. He will detail what happened during the 1967 Rebellion, and the legacy of those five days and what has happened in Detroit as a result. ...

  • Flip the Script: Thoughts on Adoption from the Adoptee's Perspective »

    November 2, 2017 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

    Join for a comprehensive discussion and panel on the history and impact of adoption from the perspective of adoptees. 

    RSVP here »

  • From Affirmative Action to Diversity in Higher Education | Distinguished Diversity Scholar Career Award Lecture by James S. Jackson »

    October 30, 2017 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

    The celebration of diversity in higher education has been a long time coming. There are many reasons for this tortuous path and we will explore some of them in my talk. The University of Michigan has been a leader in this journey, but not without its own missteps in the larger context of racialized social and political beliefs, and actions in the larger culture of the United States.

  • Film: Including Samuel »

    October 26, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    "Including Samuel," an award-winning documentary by Dan Habib, was filmed and produced over the course of four years. According to Habib, the film chronicles the Habib family’s efforts to include Samuel in every facet of their lives. The film honestly portrays his family’s hopes and struggles as well as the experiences of four other individuals with disabilities and their families. 

  • James T. Neubacher Award Ceremony »

    October 24, 2017 - 9:30am to 11:30am

    Continental Breakfast at 9:30, followed by the James T. Neubacher Award Ceremony.  A plaque will be awarded by Regent to the recipient of the Neubacher Award and Certificates of Appreciation to other members of the University of Michigan Community (faculty/staff/students/alums) who were selected from among the nominees by the Neubacher Award Committee.

     

  • Mental Health at U-M: Stories from Students »

    October 23, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    When "I" is replaced with "WE" even "illness" becomes "wellness" -ActiveMinds

    Active Minds at the University of Michigan is a chapter out of Active Minds Inc. and, as a student led organization, our goal is to combat the stigma surrounding mental illness and connect students to resources on campus.

  • Asian Studies at U-M: A Brief History »

    October 23, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:15pm

    As the U-M celebrates its bicentennial, it is important to consider the significant place of Asian Studies in its history. In his lecture, Professor Donald Lopez will consider Asian Studies not only as a field of scholarly pursuit, but also in the sense of people from Asia and of Asian heritage studying and teaching at the University.

  • Change It Up! Bystander Intervention »

    October 20, 2017 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

    Change it Up! brings bystander intervention skills to the University of Michigan community for the purpose of building inclusive, respectful and safe communities. It is based on a nationally recognized four-stage bystander intervention model that helps individuals intervene in situations that ...

  • Gifts of Art Free Concert Featuring Katherine Ball »

    October 19, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Katharine Ball is a professional singer and graduate of the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance. She has performed locally and around the U.S, including Alaska. Ball was a semifinalist in the Elizabeth Connell Prize for Dramatic Sopranos’ international competition. Her ...

  • From Stigma to Strength: Rethinking How We Do Diversity »

    October 18, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

    Attempts at enhancing diversity often begin with a notion of enhancing tolerance for a minority group, resulting in ongoing senses of both disenfranchisement by the minority group and resentment by members of the dominant group. Looking at examples from the rise of the multicultural workplace, ...

  • Immigrants and Newcomers: Historic Limits to Diversity at U-M »

    October 12, 2017 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

    A Long History of Unauthorized Immigration brings together a select, interdisciplinary group of key scholars for comparative engagements with current research into unauthorized immigrant Asian American, Latinx, African American, Muslim, Jewish, gendered, and sexualized social group histories and ...

  • DEI Unconscious Bias Training »

    October 11, 2017 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm

    The unconscious mind is a powerful and intrinsic force in helping to shape our overall behavior in our everyday lives. This interactive session is designed to examine how unconscious bias can affect one's perceptions, decisions, and interactions. This training will help you to examine your own ...

  • Potluck Tea Circle »

    October 9, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

    Association of Black Social Work Students, Latinx Social Work Coalition, Radical People of Color Collective, & the DEI Office Presents:

    A Tea Circle

    A potluck event for students of color to create a community. Please note: This tea circle is a safe space for Michigan Social Work Students of ...

  • Entering, Engaging, and Exiting Communities Workshop for MSW Students »

    October 6, 2017 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

    Join other social work students as you explore how to purposefully enter into, engage with, and exit from communities through meaningful service. In this interactive workshop, you will explore motivations, impact of social identities, and strategies for engaging in reciprocal, ethical, and respectful ways.

    RSVP here »

  • Dogs on the Diag- Service and Therapy Dogs »

    October 6, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:30pm

    Come out and see how dogs can help people. The objectives in this annual activity are to raise consciousness about and reinforce the animal-human bond with the intent of making the academic, hospital, and surrounding local community feel comfortable with and appreciative of therapy and service ...

  • Immigration, Religion and Race in the U.S. and Europe - Politics in an era of populism »

    October 5, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Immigration has been an important topic in elections in Europe since the rise of the Front National in France in the 1980s. In the last year the far right has seen mixed results, but immigration has played an important role for populist politicians on both sides of the Atlantic. In Europe, ...

  • Reinventing Normal: Technologies for Empowerment »

    October 5, 2017 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

    All of us have things we are good at, things we aren't, and things we'd like to do but they are hard for us for whatever reason. The idea of "disability" carries with it the idea what cannot be done. How is technology changing that? How is technology changing the idea of what we can or can't do? ...

  • Creating An Accessible Learning Environment »

    October 4, 2017 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm

    Students bring a diversity of needs to our classroom. Teaching with accessibility in mind can help us include and accommodate them all. In this session, you will learn how to incorporate inclusive teaching principles and practices that promote accessibility to all students.

  • Intercultural Awareness »

    October 2, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am

    There are many hidden ways in which culture influences behavior. Starting with an understanding of American culture, this session focuses on cultural differences between countries and how "common sense" assumptions we make about others may be flawed.

    You will learn to:

    • Determine some American
    •  ...
  • DEI Drop In Space »

    September 27, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    In light of recent hate incidents on campus and in our community, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and CAPS are providing a safe space to come together, reflect, and focus on self-care in these difficult times. RSVP Here »

  • Language Interpretation in Social Work Practice »

    September 22, 2017 - 8:30am to 2:00pm

    This professional development workshop will help students and professional social workers learn and appreciate the role of language in social work practice. All social workers, monolingual and multilingual alike, perform the role of language interpreter (and/or translator) in practice. Ensuring ...

  • Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion: “Creating Inclusive Higher Education Work Environments for People with Mental Health Disabilities” Webinar »

    September 14, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

    In higher education, as in all industries, workplace policies and practices that support employment success for people with mental health conditions are sound management practices that benefit all workers and employers. Participants will learn about effective approaches for providing employees ...

  • Pride Outside »

    September 4, 2017 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

    Pride Outside is the largest LGBTQ+ welcome event on campus where all active LGBTQ+ groups come and advertise their organization. Enjoy free food and live music while learning more about LGBTQ+ life at UofM!

  • Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs: MESA-Palooza »

    September 2, 2017 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

    Join the Office of Multi-Ethnic Students Affairs as they host their inaugural Welcome Week event: MESA-Palooza. Discover on-campus resources about social justice, race & ethnicity, and leadership development while enjoying refreshments and music. Everyone is welcome.

  • First Generation Student-Parent Open House »

    September 1, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

    Come meet first generation students who are the first in their families to go to college for a bachelor's degree. This event is free and open to all incoming and transfer first-generation students and their parents to meet and greet faculty, staff, and students across the university. Organized ...

  • ON EQUAL TERMS: Gender & Solidarity »

    August 25, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Susan Eisenberg, 2016 Twink Frey Visiting Social Activist, returns to Ann Arbor to share her virtual exhibit titled On Equal Terms: Gender and Solidarity. Her multimedia work chronicles the experiences of women working in trade and union positions and how they navigate sexism and discrimination ...

  • DE&I Lunch: The Intersection of Transgender Health and Education for Diversity »

    July 10, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Due to the marginalization of transgender people, having basic health needs met is a barrier for those who identify as trans. Research proves that a major barrier lies within higher education because educators are not discussing trans topics, specifically around hormone therapy and gender ...

  • DE&I Lunch Session »

    June 6, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Join the DE&I Office for a lunch conversation to discuss relevant Diversity, Equity and Inclusion topics. This will also be a community building space to support each other as we work together to strengthen DE&I in the School of Social Work.

    RSVP here »

  • DE&I Lunch Session »

    May 15, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Join the DE&I Office and OSS for a lunch conversation to discuss relevant Diversity, Equity and Inclusion topics. This will also be a community building space to support each other as we work together to strengthen DE&I in the School of Social Work.

    RSVP HERE »

  • DEI Lunch Session »

    April 17, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Join the Office of Student Services and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for a DEI lunch. This will be a space to build community and to continue our dialogue on diversity, equity and inclusion in the School of Social Work and larger community. Lunch will be provided.

  • DEI Drop-In Lunch Session »

    April 10, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Join the Office of Student Services and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for an informal Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) related drop in lunch session. This will be a space for building community, as well as an opportunity to talk about any DEI questions, concerns, or ways that you would like to contribute to DEI efforts.

  • California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education - UC Merced »

    April 8, 2017 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

    An admissions representive will attend the California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education at San Jose State University to share information about U-M's MSW and PhD programs. 

  • DEI Drop-In Lunch Session »

    April 6, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Join the Office of Student Services and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for an informal Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) related drop in lunch session. This will be a space for building community, as well as an opportunity to talk about any DEI questions, concerns, or ways that you would like to contribute to DEI efforts.

  • The Critical Intersectionality Interdisciplinary Workshop »

    April 6, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    The Critical Intersectionality Interdiciplinary Workshop provides space for Rackham PhD students to discuss, share readings, and present research regarding complex theoretical and methodological issues related to intersectionality. All workshops will meet from noon to 1:30pm in the School of ...

  • Abandoned Families: Social Isolation in the 21st Century »

    March 29, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Assistant Professor Kristin Seefeldt will discuss her new book, "Abandoned Families Social Isolation in the Twenty-First Century".

    About the Book: 

    Education, employment, and home ownership have long been considered stepping stones to the middle class. But in Abandoned Families, social policy ...

  • DEI Drop-In Lunch Session »

    March 27, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Join the Office of Student Services and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for an informal Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) related drop in lunch session. This will be a space for building community, as well as an opportunity to talk about any DEI questions, concerns, or ways that you would like to contribute to DEI efforts.

  • DEI Drop-In Lunch Session »

    March 23, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Join the Office of Student Services and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for an informal Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) related drop in lunch session. This will be a space for building community, as well as an opportunity to talk about any DEI questions, concerns, or ways that you would like to contribute to DEI efforts.

  • The Critical Intersectionality Interdisciplinary Workshop »

    March 23, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    The Critical Intersectionality Interdiciplinary Workshop provides space for Rackham PhD students to discuss, share readings, and present research regarding complex theoretical and methodological issues related to intersectionality. All workshops will meet from noon to 1:30pm in the School of ...

  • Race, Poverty, and Housing in American Cities: What do we do now? A Conversation Between Matthew Desmond and Alex Kotlowitz »

    March 21, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Matthew Desmond, author of New York Times "Bestseller Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City" and Alex Kotlowitz, award-winning journalist whose coverage of poverty and race spans decades, will engage in a conversation surrounding the theme of race and poverty, followed by Q & A.

    ASL interpretation will be provided.

  • How Should Social Work Education Respond to the Changing Political Landscape? »

    March 21, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Join us for a live showing of a lunch webinar with the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

    As the new presidential administration takes office, many social workers question the extent to which it will reflect the profession's values of equality and social and economic justice. Students, ...

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Community Benefit Organizations »

    March 20, 2017 - 12:15pm to 1:30pm

    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) in community benefit organizations (CBOs) is a critical strategic imperative as the US becomes more diverse, and nonprofits and other types of CBOs play an important role in confronting inequality and advocating for community and social change amidst ...

  • DEI Drop-In Lunch Session »

    March 13, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Join the Office of Student Services and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for an informal Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) related drop in lunch session. This will be a space for building community, as well as an opportunity to talk about any DEI questions, concerns, or ways that you would like to contribute to DEI efforts.

  • DEI Drop-In Lunch Session »

    March 9, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Join the Office of Student Services and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for an informal Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) related drop in lunch session. This will be a space for building community, as well as an opportunity to talk about any DEI questions, concerns, or ways that you would like to contribute to DEI efforts.

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Student Forum »

    March 7, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

    Join the School of Social Work's Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to discuss the School of Social Work's DEI Strategic Plan. Learn more about the history of the DEI plan, what is currently being done, and have an opportunity to provide feedback on the plan moving forward. Food will be provided.

     

    RSVP Here »

  • DEI Drop-In Lunch Session »

    February 16, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Join the Office of Student Services and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for an informal Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) related drop in lunch session. This will be a space for building community, as well as an opportunity to talk about any DEI questions, concerns, or ways that you would like to contribute to DEI efforts.
  • Community Wise! An Art Exhibition and Fish Bowl Conversation »

    February 9, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Join the SSW Faculty Allies for Diversity Committee for a celebration of Community Wise, an intervention designed to reduce substance use for those with histories of incarceration. Community Wise employs Paulo Freire's critical consciousness theory; inspired by pictographs Freire used to engage ...

  • Bicentennial SSW / Washtenaw Reads Author Event: Kathryn J. Edin and H. Luke Shaefer, Authors of $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America »

    February 7, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

    $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America by our very own Luke Shaefer and Kathryn Edin, was selected for Washtenaw Reads in September by a panel of community judges. The book was also selected as the Washtenaw County Reads book of the year which means there will be a series of community ...

  • "Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of Michigan during the Era of Jewish Admissions Quotas, 1925-1939" »

    February 2, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Karla Goldman, Sol Drachler Professor of Social Work and professor of Judaic Studies at U-M, will speak about “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of Michigan during the Era of Jewish Admissions Quotas, 1925-1939.” Kosher reception to follow.

    The lecture relates to the exhibit ...

  • Poverty Solutions U-M Discusses Action-Based Research to Fight Poverty »

    January 17, 2017 - 1:15pm to 2:00pm

    Facebook Live! #UMICHCHAT

    In October 2016, President Mark Schlissel introduced a new University of Michigan initiative to address one of humanity's most critical and seemingly intractable problems: poverty.  Called Poverty Solutions, the U-M initiative will explore and test models to ease the ...

  • Calling In the Calling Out Culture: Building a Human Rights Movement »

    December 8, 2016 - 7:30am to 8:30am

    The Obstetrics and Gynecology Department hosts Loretta Ross, co-founded and National Coordinator of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, will present the grand rounds lecture “Calling in the Calling out culture: Building a Human Rights Movement”. Attendants will learn ...

  • School of Social Work Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Community Reception »

    December 6, 2016 - 5:15pm to 7:00pm

    Join us at a reception to recognize the work of our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategic planning committee and to hear more about our plan.​  

    This event is open to all School of Social Work Community Members 

    Event Program

    • Introduction to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the School

    •  ...
  • From Ashes... »

    December 5, 2016 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm

    Natalie Jensen (MSW '16) shares a performance art piece, interactive exhibit, and reflective discussion on the journey through sudden and traumatic loss.

  • Critical Intersectionality Interdisciplinary Workshop for Rackham PhD Students »

    December 5, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    The Critical Intersectionality Interdiciplinary Workshop provides space for Rackham PhD students to discuss, share readings, and present research regarding complex theoretical and methodological issues related to intersectionality. Graduate students at any stage of their research are welcome. Lunch will be provided. 

  • Peace Corps PechaKucha & Cultural Foods »

    November 30, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Join us for an opportunity to hear the stories of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers in the Master's International program through the art of PechaKucha.What's PechaKucha?! It is a presentation format where the speaker shows 20 images, each for 20 seconds. and taste foods from these RPCVs respective countries!!

  • SSW Current Events Cafe »

    November 30, 2016 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Cancelled! Final Cafe moved to Monday, December 5, 5-7pm.

    As a response to violence and social justice issues worldwide, the School of Social Work is hosting several Current Events Cafes.

    Cafes provide a reflective conversational space to process, (un)learn together, and move forward social ...

  • SSW Current Events Cafe »

    November 14, 2016 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    As a response to violence and social justice issues worldwide, the School of Social Work is hosting several Current Events Cafes. Cafes provide a reflective conversational space to process, (un)learn together, and move forward social justice work - micro, mezzo, and macro. To be responsive to ...

  • Historical Trauma and Modern Day Oppression: How Does This Relate to Eating Disorders? Presented by Nalgona Positivity Pride »

    November 2, 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

    This workshop by Nalgona Positivity Pride focuses on the unique multigenerational experiences women and queer people of color have had with colonialism and its connection to the development of eating disorders. 

    It examines how historical trauma and systemic oppression impact the relationship ...
  • SSW Current Events Cafe | Art & Social Justice »

    November 2, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

    As a response to violence and social justice issues worldwide, the School of Social Work is hosting several Current Events Cafes. Cafes provide a reflective conversational space to process, (un)learn together, and move forward social justice work - micro, mezzo, and macro. To be responsive to ...

  • Beyond the Binary: Understanding Gender Pronouns »

    October 27, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Join the Dean's TBLG Matters Initiative for a workshop + discussion on topics around gender including pronoun usage, best practices in the classroom, microaggressions, and more! 

     

    Refreshments and snacks will be provided!

     

    For more information or accessiblity needs, please contact: brendonh@umich.edu

  • SSW Reads »

    October 23, 2016 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

    Students, staff, and faculty are invited to participate in a discussion of the first chapter of Grace Lee Boggs's book, The Next American Revolution. The first 30 people to arrive will receive a hard copy of the book to borrow from the school. 

  • Toxic Borders and Bondages: Intersecting Ecology with Capitalism, Racism, Heteropatriarchy and (Dis)possession »

    October 21, 2016 to October 22, 2016

    Toxic Borders and Bondages: Intersecting Ecology with Capitalism, Racism, Heteropatriarchy and (Dis)possession" will offer graduate students the opportunity to explore the following questions.

    • How does the discourse and lived reality of "toxicity" redefine the borders of mind, body, and
    •  ...
  • Investing in Ability: A Discussion with Jason Turkish, Esq., "Everyday Advocacy" »

    October 13, 2016 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Come join the School of Social Work as we welcome Jason Turkish, Esq., "...a leading voice for the disabled and those who need a fair shot, Jason uses his lifetime of personal experience, and superior legal training, to achieve life-changing results for his clients."

    Mr. Turkish will explore ...

  • Latino Social Workers Organization Conference »

    October 13, 2016 - 8:00am to October 14, 2016 5:00pm

    Current MSW students will be available in the conference exhibit hall to share information on U-M's MSW and PhD programs.

  • SSW Current Events Cafe »

    October 12, 2016 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    As a response to violence and social justice issues worldwide, the School of Social Work is hosting several Current Events Cafes.

    Cafes provide a reflective conversational space to process, (un)learn together, and move forward social justice work - micro, mezzo, and macro. 

    To be responsive to ...

  • No Mas Bebes - Film Screening and Discussion »

    October 10, 2016 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

    Film screening of No Mas Bebes and discussion led by Alexandra Minn Stern. 

    Event sponsored by the LatinX Social Work Coalition, LANAMA, MESA, AND CCI

    Film Synopsis

    They came to have their babies. They went home sterilized. The story of immigrant mothers who sued county doctors, the state, ...

  • SSW Current Events Cafe »

    October 7, 2016 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    As a response to violence and social justice issues worldwide, the School of Social Work is hosting several Current Events Cafes.

    Cafes provide a reflective conversational space to process, (un)learn together, and move forward social justice work - micro, mezzo, and macro. 

    To be responsive to ...

  • SSW Reads: American Revolutionary (Evening Screening) »

    September 27, 2016 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

    SSW Reads is a school-wide initiative intended to explore the life and perspectives of individuals engaged in social change work. The program is intended to foster a greater sense of community within the school and encourage more opportunities for critical dialogue about important social issues. ...

  • SSW Reads: American Revolutionary (Noon Screening) »

    September 27, 2016 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    SSW Reads is a school-wide initiative intended to explore the life and perspectives of individuals engaged in social change work. The program is intended to foster a greater sense of community within the school and encourage more opportunities for critical dialogue about important social issues. ...

  • School of Social Work Commencement »

    July 30, 2016 - 10:00am

    Summer Commencement will be held at Power Center at 10 a.m. Reception immediately following in the School of Social Work.

    Important instructions for graduates »

    * Note: there will be a International Champion Cup Soccer game at the stadium that same date of graduation that will impact Commencement. You may want to begin planning early.

  • Elder Abuse Awareness Film and Discussion »

    June 27, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Join us in recognizing World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (June 15th) with a screening of the short documentary, "An Age for Justice", a film that chronicles true stories of elder abuse survivors. A discussion following the film will be facilitated by Janet Hunko, Director of the U-M Health ...

  • California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education - San Jose State »

    April 23, 2016 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

    An admissions representive will attend the California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education at San Jose State University to share information about U-M's MSW and PhD programs. For more information contact ssw.msw.info@umich.edu.

  • BuzzFeed's Another Round at University of Michigan »

    April 14, 2016 - 6:30pm to April 15, 2016 2:00am

    The SSW People of Color Collective is thrilled to host a live recording of BuzzFeed podcast Another Round with Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton. These co-hosts cover everything from race, gender and pop culture to squirrels, mangoes, and bad jokes on their weekly podcast. They’ve interviewed a ...

  • Are we there yet?: The promise, perils, and politics of prison reform »

    April 13, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

    In her presentation, Dr. Marie Gottschalk, a professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania, will examine why the carceral state, with its growing number of outcasts, remains so tenacious in the United States. Dr. Gottschalk specializes in American politics, with a focus on criminal justice, health policy, race, the development of the welfare state, and business-labor relations.

  • Careers in Aging - Panel Presentation »

    April 12, 2016 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    You are invited to join the Geriatric Learning Community and Sigma Phi Omega (geriatric honor society) at the SSW to learn more about our aging world. Professionals who share the common goal of serving older adults will discuss ageism and how it manifests in our society. Specific topics include: ...

  • SSW Dean's TBLG Matters Initiative: “Christiani[TEA] and Talkback” »

    April 11, 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

    In response to positive feedback following our last two TBLG + Christianity Lunches, the TBLG Matters Dean’s Initiative is excited to announce a third event, bringing back MSW student and seminarian Jonathan Vanderbeck to host an informal “Christiani[TEA] and Talkback” event.


    This event will ...

  • Strengthening the Huddle: An Interdisciplinary Panel Discussion on Athletes and Mental Health »

    April 8, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

    The Social Work & Sport Association (SWSA) is holding a Mental Health and Sports Panel. Panelists inlcude Barb Hansen, Will Heininger, Tom George and Kent Bernard.

    RSVP here »

  • Indigenous and Political Influences on Intimate Partner Violence Policies and Prevention Work in Aotearoa (New Zealand) »

    April 8, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    "Indigenous and Political Influences on Intimate Partner Violence Policies and Prevention Work in Aotearoa (New Zealand)"

    by Professor Daniel Saunders, Ph.D., University of Michigan School of Social Work

    New Zealand has been a world leader in the development of child custody laws designed to ...

  • Poverty Workshop- Poverty and mental health: Untangling the causation-selection issue »

    April 8, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    During this talk, Prof. Marilyn Sinkewicz, Assistant Professor of Social Work, will discuss findings from her current paper, which explores two different theories, with very different policy implications, that have emerged to explain the reciprocal and reinforcing relation between ...

  • National Association of Black Social Workers 48th Annual Conference »

    March 23, 2016 - 9:00am to March 25, 2016 4:00pm

    Admissions representatives and current MSW students will be exhibiting at the National Association of Black Social Workers 48th Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA to share information on the University of Michigan's MSW and PhD programs.

  • Detroit Public Schools Panel Event hosted by SWEC »

    March 22, 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

    The Social Work and Education Collaboration (SWEC) organization is excited host a panel discussion with current Detroit Public School employees.

    Come learn directly from the variety of experts experiencing the current challenges of working in DPS and engage in a solution oriented Q&A discussion.

    The panel will consist of educators, social workers, and administration.

    Food will be provided!

  • Putting the Prison in its Place: A Film maker, a professor and an exonerated, formerly incarcerated community activist reflect on the curious place of the prison in American public life »

    March 21, 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

    With over 2 million people held in U.S. jails and prisons, the United States is the world's leading jailer. The shadow of the prison, however, extends far beyond the prison gates. Join us for a conversation on the curious place of the prison in American public life. The conversation will be led ...

  • Interdisciplinary Care for LGBTQ+ People »

    March 16, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

    This workshop, primarily targeted to students in the health professions, will focus on how healthcare professionals provide holistic care to LGBTQ+ individuals. Through the course of the workshop, participants will learn about health care disparities, social justice issues within the medical ...

  • Community Feedback on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Draft »

    March 16, 2016 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Presentation of the School of Social Work's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Draft.  

    Event will be updated as information and plan develops

     

    RSVP here»

  • Community Feedback on the Development of School of Social Work's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan »

    February 24, 2016 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    The School of Social Work invites students, staff, and faculty to provide feedback on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan that is developed by the DE&I Committee.  

    Information will be updated as the event nears its date.

    RSVP here»

  • Washtenaw ID Project Solidarity Rally »

    February 23, 2016 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    As the final event in the Washtenaw ID Project’s Solidarity in Action campaign, we are organizing a march down to the County Clerk’s Office (220 N. Main St.) for anyone who wants to support the initiative by getting their own County ID card!

    We will meet in the School of Social Work’s McGregor ...

  • 21st Century Policing: Lessons from Cincinnati »

    February 22, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Ferguson, Cleveland, Baltimore, Chicago... Cities across America are in crisis, grappling with the need to enact meaningful reforms in the wake of a growing spotlight on the use of deadly force by police officers.

    Cincinnati, once synonymous with broken policing, has been put forward as model ...

  • Why Are They Angry With Us? - a book talk with Larry E. Davis »

    February 19, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Larry E. Davis, MA, MSW, PhD, is the dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Pittsburgh, where he is the Donald M. Henderson Professor. He is the director and founder of the Center on Race and Social Problems, which conducts applied social science research on race, ethnicity, and ...

  • Michigan Law Symposium on the Criminalization of Poverty »

    February 19, 2016 - 10:00am to February 20, 2016 3:00pm

    The Michigan Journal of Race & Law presents, “Innocent Until Proven Poor: Fighting the Criminalization of Poverty” Symposium.

    Day 1: Keynote: Vanita Gupta, (Asst. Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Dept. of Justice)

    Day 2: Keynote: Sarah Geraghty, (Managing Attorney, Impact ...

  • TBLG+Christianity Ministry Panel Luncheon »

    February 17, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    The School of Social Work Dean's Initiative on TBLG Matters is proud to announce the first of two lunch events this semester exploring and discussing the intersection of TBLG Identity and Christianity! 

    The Dean's Initiative will be hosting the TBLG+Christianity Ministry Panel Luncheon on ...

  • 2016 Leon and Josephine Winkelman Memorial Lecture »

    February 16, 2016 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

    FAMILIES, RELIGION, AND AGING:  RESULTS FROM A 35-YEAR STUDY

    How different are millennials from their grandparents in religion?  How are religious values passed down across generations in America today—if at all?  In this lecture, Professor Vern L. Bengtson will address these questions from his ...

  • Blackballed: The Black and White Politics of Race on Americas Campuses »

    February 15, 2016 - 7:00pm

    The Office of Greek Life, Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs, and the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies will be hosting Mr. Lawrence Ross as a guest lecturer. 

    Ross is the author of several books about African American culture – namely The Divine Nine: History of African American ...

  • Experience Detroit: Social Change, Innovation, and the City »

    February 13, 2016 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

    Interested in learning more about Detroit? Curious about the role of innovation, entrepreneurship and industry in social change work in Detroit? Join students from across the University as we engage with the city through dialogue with community members and activists, explore city businesses and ...

  • Income & Child Maltreatment in Unmarried Families: Evidence from the Earned Income Tax Credit »

    February 12, 2016 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

    The Poverty and Inequality Learning Community is hosting a discussion with Lawrence M. Berger, MSW, PhD, Professor, Doctoral Program Chair, and Director of the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His work informs public policy in order to improve its ...

  • Call for Ideas »

    February 12, 2016 - 12:00pm to February 15, 2016 12:00am

    As part of the university-wide initiative to improve diversity, equity and inclusion, the School of Social Work is in the middle of a year-long planning process to address and improve these issues at the School within the context of our social work heritage, as expressed in our vision, mission ...

  • #UMBlackout: Mobilizing Black Communities for Radical Transformation in the Digital Age »

    February 11, 2016 - 8:30am to 5:00pm

    In honor of Black History Month and co-sponsored by the UM Social Work Community Organization Learning Committee, the #UMBlackout: Mobilizing Black Communities for Radical Transformation in the Digital Age symposium invites your participation in a working session about contemporary black ...

  • Workshop | Faith and Fit in Social Work Values: Exploring Teaching Strategies »

    February 10, 2016 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    This session seeks to support SSW faculty in considering and facilitating discussions regarding religion and diversity with students in the classroom. The session will explore grounding concepts from the NASW Code of Ethics and the recently revised NASW Standards and Indicators of Cultural ...

  • Washtenaw ID Project Presents: What Does Solidarity Look Like? »

    February 4, 2016 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Join the Making of a video and written collage documenting what solidarity means to you and enjoy free pizza!

    Themes of Event

    • How to work and support the community
    • The benefits of the ID
    • Information on future events
    • How to get involved
  • Kenneth Hardy: "African American Children and Families: Unmasking the Hidden Wounds of Racial Trauma" Guest Presentation »

    January 29, 2016 - 8:30am to 11:45am

    The New Leaders in African-Centered Social Work scholars program, with support from School of Social Work, is hosting a presentation by Drexel University's Dr. Kenneth Hardy. Dr. Hardy will speak on the historical and contemporary role of oppression in the lives of African American youth and ...

  • Workshop | Recognizing, Understanding, & Managing Racial Microaggressions Experienced by Black Social Work Students »

    January 27, 2016 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Students have shared their experiences with racial microaggressions that occur in the classroom, field, and broader society. Many microaggressions continue to go unaddressed. Participants in this workshop will learn what constitutes racial microaggressions, how to recognize them, power ...

  • The Policing of Identity - The Checkered Past of the ID »

    January 26, 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

    In this event, we will be having a guest speaker present on the history of the IDs .

    Some of the topics and themes discussed will be in realtion to the ID, which include:

    • Gender variance
    • Overview of the local IDs
    • Racialization of the ID Cards
    • Politics of the photo ID
    • Geneology of the ID card
    • Access and exclusion

    Snacks and Refreshments will be provided

  • Your Voting Rights - Presented by the Office of the Associate Dean for Educational Programs and NASW: Michigan Chapter »

    January 25, 2016 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    RSVP here »

    The event will have guest speakers speaking on the role of social workers during the election season.  Some of the topics they will be presenting on will be:

    • Money in politics
    • Barriers to voting
    • Civic participation
    • Importance of voting
    • Election reform
    • Racial discrimination in
    •  ...

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