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  1. Language Interpretation in Social Work Practice »

    September 29, 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 diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) in practice calls for methods, philosophies, and tools that can allow us to build relationships across class, gender, immigration status, sexuality, language and race. Interpretation- facilitating communication across lines that might otherwise divide communities is essential to working towards our commitment to DE&I. Participants will learn methods and strategies for interpretation with special attention to the potential for power imbalances that influence the way in which communication is mediated through an interpreter.

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  2. 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 reassignment surgeries, as well as ways to communicate with and address trans people. Because overall well-being and physical health needs are not being met, civic health/civic well-being and a trans person’s quality of life are directly connected. This presentation will explore techniques to be more inclusive in and out of the classroom, as well as ways to actively support trans people as they strive to address their basic health care needs.

    Presentation by Brendon Holloway, MSW Candidate

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  3. 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.

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  4. 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.

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  5. DEI Lunch Session »

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

    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.

  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. 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. 

  8. 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.

  9. 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. 

  10. Abandoned Families: Social Isolation in the 21st Century 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.

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