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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

  1. 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.

  2. 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 expert Kristin Seefeldt shows how many working families have access only to a separate but unequal set of poor-quality jobs, low-performing schools, and declining housing markets which offer few chances for upward mobility. Through in-depth interviews over a six-year period with women in Detroit, Seefeldt charts the increasing social isolation of many low-income workers, particularly African Americans, and analyzes how economic and residential segregation keep them from achieving the American Dream of upward mobility.

  3. 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.

  4. 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 Social Work in the Curtis Room Conference Center in the basement, unless otherwise noted. Rackham PhD students of all diciplines are welcome. Lunch will be provided. 

  5. 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. 

  6. 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.

  7. DEI Drop-In 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 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.

See full Diversity, Equity & Inclusion events calendar »

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