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  1. 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

  2. Kenneth Hardy: "African American Children and Families: Unmasking the Hidden Wounds of Racial Trauma" Guest Presentation 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 families and the role of communities as sources of healing. Implications for micro and macro practice will be addressed. 

    Continental breakfast will begin at 8:30AM. The presentation will begin at 9:00AM. 

    For more information, see our Announcement.

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  3. Workshop | Recognizing, Understanding, & Managing Racial Microaggressions Experienced by Black Social Work Students 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 differentials in their interpretation, their effect on the academic success and well-being of Black students, and methods of intervention. Attention will be given to the interest faculty members have in creating safe and inclusive classroom environments. The workshop will be knowledge- and skills-based, including case studies, handouts, role-playing, group discussion/breakouts, and videos.

    Objectives:

    Participants will recognize racial microaggressions and their potential effects on Black Students.

    Participants will explain how to intervene when racial microaggressions occur, either by themselves or by another in the classroom.

    Agenda:

    12:00-12:15pm: Introduction of the history of the topic
    12:15-12:45pm: Understanding racial microaggressions
    12:45-1:45pm: Intervening when in the presence of racial microaggressions
    1:45-2:00pm: Wrap-up and next steps

    Presenters:

    Leslie Hollingsworth, PhD, LMSW & Phylicia Allen, MSW

     

    Open to all SSW faculty. This session is designated as a professional development opportunity for SSW faculty only. 

    (2) free clinical CEUs offered to participants.

    Lunch will be served.

    RSVP required »

    We look forward to your participation! 

     

    Sponsored by the Office of the Associate Dean for Educational Programs.

  4. 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

  5. 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 voting

    Guest Speakers:

    Theresa Q. Tran LLMSW, Director of Asian & Pacific Islander American Vote - Michigan

    Allan Wachendorfer LLMSW, Director of Public Policy - National Association of Social Workers: Michigan Chapter. 

    Food and Refreshments will be provided

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