Dialogue across differences is essential for social workers to engage people at all levels (e.g. individuals, groups, communities, organizations, etc.) and advocate within systems. The Social Work & Social Justice Dialogues bring together students from diverse backgrounds and experiences to promote social justice education and community.
The goal of the dialogue program is to better understanding self and others based on mutual respect and an informed exchange of ideas and beliefs.
This is a six-week program that provides MSW students an opportunity for ongoing dialogues for two hours each week. Each dialogue will focus on an aspect of the Grand Challenges of Social Work and related topics:
Wednesday Dialogue Dates:
October 3, October 10, October 17, October 24, October 31, November 7
Social Work Grand Challenge: Achieve Equal Opportunity and Justice
Social Work Grand Challenge: Create Social Responses to a Changing Environment
Thursday Dialogue Dates:
October 4, October 11, October 18, October 25, November 1, November 8
Social Work Grand Challenge: Reduce Extreme Economic Inequality
Possible topics for each dialogue are not limited to the ones mentioned above and may evolve based on the interest of the group.
Food will be provided at all dialogue sessions.
Participants will receive a certificate of completion, which can be included on their resume/CV. Students who participate in the dialogue program will also be given special consideration to become a trained facilitator for future dialogues.
Participation in the dialogues also contributes to the requirements for the Rackham DEI Professional Development Certificate.
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University of Michigan
School of Social Work
1080 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106