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  1. Activism in Detroit Today: Site Visit to the Cass Corridor Commons Activism in Detroit Today: Site Visit to the Cass Corridor Commons »

    October 18, 2019 - 7:45am to 12:30pm

    The Semester in Detroit program, Communtiy Action and Social Change Undergraduate Minor (SSW), and the Boggs Center invite your participation in a site visit to the Cass Corridor Commons to learn about contemporary activism in Detroit inspired by the legacy of James and Grace Lee Boggs. Led by visionary activist Tawana Petty, we will explore the following questions:

    What can we learn from current activists/organizers about Detroit based activism from an anti-racist lens?

    In what way has the life, legacy and work of Grace and Jmmy influenced existing forms of activism?

    What key themes/takeaways from James and Grace Lee Boggs are important to consider for the future?


  2. Flu Shot Clinic »

    October 21, 2019 - 11:00am to 3:00pm

    Why should you attend this on-site flu shot clinic?

    It’s conveniently located so you don’t have to go out of your way to get your flu shot  

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the best way to prevent influenza is to receive a seasonal flu shot

    Learn more about the flu here

    List of insurances and other forms of payment accepted

  3. SSW Career Services Alumni Lunch with Frank Poma »

    October 21, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    The SSW Career Services Office is proud to feature alum Frank Poma, MSW '79. Frank has 30 years of experience in the health care field. He rose from social worker to president of St. John River Hospital (now part of Ascension Health) and currently serves as the Practice Executive for the Center for Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery. The  Center for Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery is an independent group providing services at two health systems.

    Come to have a free lunch, network and learn about an alum's exciting career!

    RSVP »

  4. SSW Meeting - Curriculum Committee »

    October 21, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

    Visit the SSW meeting calendar for full schedule information.

  5. SSW Meeting - Lecturer Advisory and Review Committee (LARC) »

    October 22, 2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am

    Visit the SSW meeting calendar for full schedule information.

  6. SSW Book Club »

    October 22, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    The SSW Book Club will discuss Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist by Eli Saslow.

    You are welcome to join us, whether or not you have attended before, and whether or not you have finished the book.

    All members of the SSW community are invited. Feel free to bring your lunch.

  7. Social Justice in the Real World: CASC Minor Alumni Panel Social Justice in the Real World: CASC Minor Alumni Panel »

    October 22, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

    Join us a for a panel discussion with CASC Minor alumni. Panelists will share their stories and journey engaging in social justice and change work. Learn more about their academic career as undergraduate students, experience in the minor, and the challenges, and lessons learned about applications of social justice "in the real world". Light dinner served and RSVP not required to participate. 

    Alumni Panelists:

    Anouk Versavel (2017): Anouk Versavel (she/her/hers) graduated in 2017 from UofM with majors in Women’s Studies and Sociology (Law Justice and Social Change) and a CASC minor. During undergrad, Anouk was a CASC student board member, taught yoga at aUM, and worked for the Global Feminisms Project through the Institute for Research on Women and Gender. Originally from Antwerp, Belgium, she moved to San Francisco, CA after graduation and for 2 years worked as a Project Manager at Civic Edge Consulting, a communications firm with public sector clients. She also volunteered at the UC Hastings Center for WorkLife Law. Anouk just started studying at Northwestern School of Law and will graduate with a JD in 2022. 

    Amy Ketner (2013): Amy Ketner was born and raised in the Flint area, a place which influenced her understanding of society and identity from an early age.  After graduating from UM in 2013, Amy accompanied youth and young adults in Santiago, Chile for two years through the Jesuit Volunteer Corps.  Since her return to the US, Amy has worked at St. Mary Student Parish (a Catholic Church), coordinating the parish's programs in Spanish. Together with the community, she formed an immigration team to support parishioners and community members who are undocumented, and to promote education and advocacy around immigrant rights.  Amy collaborates with other community organizers across SE Michigan, building a network of parishes and organizations to accompany our immigrant community. 

    Emily Hill (2014): Emily is a licensed clinical social worker. Emily graduated with a BA in Psychology and minor in CASC in 2014, and then went on to earn her MSW from the University of Michigan in 2015. After graduation, Emily worked as a child therapist in community mental health in Wayne County, providing school-based and home-based behavioral health services to children and families. She then transitioned to working as a research associate for the School of Public Health and Center for Sexuality and Health Disparities on a national study focused on improving medication adherence for youth living with HIV. Emily currently works as a clinical social worker in the HIV/AIDS clinic in the University of Michigan Health System, where her primary responsibility is risk reduction counseling and education. Emily also works as a private practice therapist at Amplify Colectivo in downtown Ann Arbor, and will be pursuing a certification to become a Sex Therapist/Sexuality Educator beginning next year. 

    Tahany Alsabahi (2017): Tahany Alsabahi is a 2017 graduate of the University of Michigan (U-M), where she double majored in International Studies and Middle Eastern & North African Studies and minored in Community Action and Social Change. As a student, Tahany worked as a Program Coordinator for the Program on Intergroup Relations; co-founded the Yemeni Students’ Association to create a space for Yemeni students to organize around the war in Yemen; and co-chaired Students Allied for Freedom and Equality (SAFE), where she led campaigns urging the University to divest from companies complicit in human rights abuses. For two year after graduating, Tahany worked in higher ed social justice initiatives in the College of LS&A. Currently, she's in her first year of law school at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law and hopes to take her CASC background to the legal field. 

    Violet Kelly-Andrews: Bio Forthcoming

  8. School of Social Work's Bystander Intervention Training »

    October 23, 2019 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    The School of Social Work’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion brings bystander intervention skills to the SSW community for the purpose of building inclusive, respectful and safe communities. The training is based on a nationally-recognized four-stage bystander intervention model that helps individuals intervene in situations that negatively impact individuals, organizations, and the campus community. Unable to attend in person, view the livestream:

    RSVP here

  9. Michigan State University Psychology Department Visit »

    October 23, 2019 - 1:00pm to 1:45pm

    An admissions representative will be coming to Michigan State's Psychology department to share information on U-M's MSW program. For more information, contact

  10. SSW Meeting - Promotion and Tenure Committee »

    October 23, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

    Visit the SSW meeting calendar for full schedule information.

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