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  1. 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 35-year study of 400 multi-generation families.  His book based on this project, “Families and Faith:  How Religion Is (and Isn’t) Passed Down Across Generations” will also be discussed.

    Event is complimentary. Registration is required.

    Register Here »

  2. Blackballed: The Black and White Politics of Race on Americas Campuses 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 Fraternities and Sororities – and he will be coming to the University of Michigan to discuss the research found in his new book Blackballed: The Black and White Politics of Race on Americas Campuses. This interactive and multimedia lecture will bring light to commentary about campus race relations across America, as told by the experiences of students of color at several predominant institutions.

    The event will take place on Monday, February 15, 2016 at 7pm in the Michigan League Ballroom. It is FREE and open to the public! Copies of his book will be sold and autographed after the lecture. It is also an official part of the University of Michigan MLK Symposium.

  3. 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 organizations, eat delicious, locally catered food, and learn more about Detroit. *Note, this trip includes some walking. Please contact amishkin@umich.edu with questions about accessibility. 
    Email cascminor@umich.edu to learn more about the trip.

  4. 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 capacity to assist families in accessing resources, improving family functioning and wellbeing, and ensuring that children are able to grow and develop in the best possible environments. Associate Professor Shawna Lee will led the discussion.

    Lunch will be provided.

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  5. 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 and goals.

    Student input and ideas are critical to this process and thus the SSW Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee needs to hear from YOU!

    From February 3-15 MIDNIGHT we are asking students to take part in an open Call for Ideas. The goal of this Call for Ideas is to get input and feedback from SSW students related to issues of diversity, equity and inclusion in three specific areas:

    What is your vision for the School of Social Work??;
    What do you see are the strengths/barriers that exist?; and
    What are your ideas that will help the School of Social Work get there?

    The Call for Ideas is open to all SSW students. We encourage students to submit individual ideas and responses, but also to meet as groups to brainstorm and generate ideas. Students can submit responses to one, two or all of the prompts. We also encourage students to be aspirational when considering possible solutions.

    The SSW Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee is committed to including ideas and solutions submitted through this Call for Ideas. Submitted ideas will be presented and discussed during the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion All School Meetings taking place Feb 24th and March 16th at noon in the ECC. Please plan to join these decision making meetings.

    Learn more about the university-wide initiative, the SSW process, timeline, and the Diversity Committee and attend associated SSW events.

    If you have any questions, please email ssw-diversityequityinclusion@umich.edu

    Please click on the link below found under "Event Details" for the google form (right under "Relevant Website")

  6. #UMBlackout: Mobilizing Black Communities for Radical Transformation in the Digital Age #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 activist leadership for transformative change through digital forums. Through workshops, lectures, and a panel discussion, a wide variety of scholars, campus and grassroots organizers will engage in diverse reflections about the role of the internet in social change efforts through strategic mobilization. Join us in a collective discussion to advance discourse and direct action in community practice in the digital age.

    RSVP here »

  7. 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 Competency in Social Work Practice with opportunities to consider one’s own beliefs and values. Classroom facilitation and teaching strategies will be explored through discussion of relevant class examples.

    Objectives

    Differentiate concepts of religion and spirituality.

    Identify 2 concepts from the NASW Code of Ethics relevant to the intersection of religion and diversity in Social Work practice.

    Identify 2 concepts from the NASW Standards and Indicators of Cultural Competency in Social Work Practice (2015) relevant to the intersection of religion and diversity in Social Work practice.

    Identify 1 teaching strategy to use in facilitating faith and ethics discussions in social work student education.

    Agenda

    With the goal of using our limited time most efficiently and effectively, we ask you to consider (4) questions in preparation for our time together. Click here to download the pre-workshop discussion/reflection guide. Please bring this guide with you to the session.

    12-12:15pm: Welcome & Introduction

    12:15-12:30pm: Providing Context

    12:30-1:45pm: Classroom Case Examples & Discussion

    1:45-2pm: Student Case Examples & Discussion

    Presenters

    Debra Mattison, LMSW, ACSW | Shari Robinson-Lynk, LMSW, ACSW | Leigh Robertson, MA, LMSW, ACSW

     

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

    (2) free ethics CEUs offered to participants. (pending, subject to change)

    Lunch will be served.

    RSVP required »

    We look forward to your participation! 

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

  8. 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

  9. 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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  10. 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.

  11. 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

  12. 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

    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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