Graduation does not mark the end of your time with SSW. Heading into a new school year (with lots of public health measures in place!) and coming up on our centennial, the Michigan Social Work Alumni Office gives you a variety of opportunities to keep you connected to the school in ways personally meaningful to you!
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Brittney M. Williams became the first Public Defender Social Worker hired in the near 50-year history of the Washtenaw County Public Defender's Office. She is tasked with building and leading the Public Defender Social Work Division; and will create a Social Work Internship Program in collaboration with local institutions as part of her efforts. Ms. Williams also accepted a part-time instructor role in the University's School of Social Work.
I currently work in Detroit as a bail disrupter for The Bail Project. We combat mass incarceration by disrupting the cash bail system one per-son at a time. I interview, advocate for and develop community release models for clients before posting bail. Since the death of George Floyd, there has been an increased awareness of our organization and the in-justices people of color face in the criminal justice system. I am amazed by the community as they have come together on such a large scale to stand up and demand justice. However, I hope that this is a movement that is sustainable and will continue fighting every day for justice. I and my colleagues will not stop until meaningful change is achieved and the presumption of innocence is no longer for sale.
Betty Brown-Chappell was elected as a trustee of the Eastern Michigan University Foundation. Trustees provide guidance on and oversight of development initiatives.
Thorny business issues? Difficult personalities? David Plaggemars prefers to call them “challenges”—to be solved through the lens of social work. Come out to Holland Michigan, meet Dave Plaggemars, and see his philosophy at work in the health care and recycling businesses...
Can worker-owned cooperatives make Detroit a more prosperous city? Margo Dalal MSW’18 says yes, and she is acting on her beliefs in Corktown and beyond. How can we create a more democratic economy?
“Black communities are not getting their mental health needs met,” says Babe Kawaii-Bogue, author of the enormously popular and essential Combating Anti-Blackness and White Supremacy in Organizations: Recommendations for Anti-Racist Actions in Mental Healthcare
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