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  1. Reach Out, Raise Hope, Change Society A Cantata in Ten Movements
by Bruce Adolphe Reach Out, Raise Hope, Change Society A Cantata in Ten Movements by Bruce Adolphe »

    January 20, 2021 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

    Join us as we kick off the School of Social Work Centennial Celebration with the original recording of the November 18, 2011, performance at the U-M Walgreen Drama Center. The recording will be followed by a Q&A with the composer and a panel discussion on social work and the arts.

    The Cantata was originally commissioned with a special gift by Joan and Allan Fisch to the School of Social Work to celebrate its ninetieth anniversary.

    Event Program

    Welcome & Introduction from Ken Fisher, President Emeritus of the University Musical Society of the University of Michigan

    Remarks from Lynn Videka, Dean and Carol T. Mowbray Collegiate Professor of Social Work, University of Michigan School of Social Work

    Introduction of the cantata from Composer Bruce Adolphe along with Jeff Janeczko, Curator of the Milken Archive of Jewish Music

    Cantata Live Stream

    Panel Discussion moderated by Larry Gant, Diversity Equity and Inclusion Program Director, Professor of Social Work, University of Michigan School of Social Work

    Panelists: Bruce Adolphe, Ken Fisher, Jeff Janeczko

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    Address: Online
  2. Undoing Racism Community Meeting »

    January 21, 2021 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Join us for our first meeting of the semester to build community collaboration and continue the conversation about anti-racist practice and actions.

    Undoing Racism is a community collective of students, staff, and faculty in the School of Social Work dedicated to fighting white supremacy at individual, school and structural levels. This workgroup was established in 2019 after the community took part in the People's Institute for Survival and Beyond Undoing Racism workshops, and builds on their anti-racist community organizing model. Our work has been largely focused on building collective community and emphasizes the role that white members of our community must take on to dismantle and undo white supremacist structures. 

    We know there are many important efforts going on at SSW; Undoing Racism will amplify all these efforts, including the advocacy sparked by MSW and Doctoral students. No matter what role you play here at SSW, you are always welcome and encouraged to come to Undoing Racism meetings.

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    Address: Online
  3. MSW Advanced Standing Options »

    January 21, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

    This online session will provide the opportunity to learn about all of the program options for advanced standing students in the Master of Social Work program at the University of Michigan. Topics covered will include: Online Program, On-Campus Program, Part-time, and Full-time options. Attendees will be invited to ask questions during the session.

    Information on the advance standing program can be found at: https://ssw.umich.edu/admissions/msw/overview/advanced-standing

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    Address: Online
  4. ENGAGE + CASC: Youth Organizing and Empowerment »

    January 21, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

    Youth have the ability to lead and galvanize social and political movements for change. Both through their understanding of new powerful means of communicating and their power to connect and drive their peers, youth are especially positioned to be great drivers for equity. Join us for a special joint discussion with CASC featuring local youth leaders and change-makers as they discuss the impact of their work and the movements they are leading. This discussion features youth panelists that include CASC alumni and longtime youth organizer of 482forward, Kayla Tate; 482Forward Director of Youth Organizing, Dillon Cathro; youth organizer for the African Bureau for Immigrant and Social Affairs, Yamah Bahdeh; and Youth Organizer at the East Michigan Environmental Action Council (EMEACE), Javaye Henry. CASC Director Dr. Katie Richards-Schuster, and Assistant Director, Diana Seales, will also be joining.

     

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    Address: Online
  5. Arts-Based Social Justice Collective
Arts-Based Social Justice Collective  »

    January 25, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

    Rogério Pinto and Marc Arthur welcome artists and allies to an open discussion about arts-based social work practice and learning more about the exciting work of the Arts-Based Social Justice Collective. Last semester the collective organized online workshops, presentations, and engaged in lively virtual discussions about how artistic efforts and social work share an emphasis on politics, process, community building and creativity. All ideas and interests are welcome.

    The School of Social Work has a long history of promoting the arts. When the School of Social Work building was designed, a dedicated group of alumni, faculty and art experts discussed the value an art collection could bring to the School. Michigan Social Work's art collection is the first standing art collection within a school of social work in the nation. Read more about the school's recent art initiatives and practices in the fall issue of the School’s magazine Ongoing

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    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  6. For Admitted Students- Connect Virtually with a Current MSW Student!  »

    January 26, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Congratulations! Newly admitted MSW Students can connect virtually with Current MSW students regarding the MSW program!

    What's the program really like? Where is your field placement? What do social work students do for fun? What is Ann Arbor like in the Winter? Join an MSW student as well as other admitted MSW students for a live webchat about the School of Social Work.  Our MSW students are excited to answer any questions that you have and share their feedback about the program. 

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    Address: Online
  7. MSW Prospective Student Information Session »

    January 26, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

    This online session will provide the opportunity to learn more about the University of Michigan School of Social Work MSW program. Topics covered will include: Online Program, Residential Program, Curriculum Options, Application Process, Financial Aid, and more.

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    Address: Online
  8. Field Placement Verification Due »

    January 27, 2021 - 5:00pm

    All students currently enrolled in field (SW515 or SW691) must turn in the Field Placement Verification form by this deadline. This form is considered complete after your Field Instructor signs off on it.

    This form only applies to students currently registered for field.

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  9. SSW Book Club »

    January 28, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    The SSW Book Club will meet at noon via Zoom to discuss the two books chosen for Read Watch Connect:

    Towards Humanity: Shifting the Culture of Anti-Racism Organizing, by Tawana Petty

    How to be an Antiracist, by Ibrim X. Kendi

    Our discussion is one among multiple events focused on the work of these authors.
    You are welcome to join us, whether or not you have attended before, and whether or not you have finished the books.

    All members of the SSW community are invited. Use your umich email to join. (If needed, contact 4-HELP for help with SSO authentication: 734-764-4357)

    Zoom link will be posted the day of the event.

    Address: Online
  10. Connect Virtually with a Current MSW Student! »

    January 29, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    What's the program really like? Where is your field placement? What do social work students do for fun? Join an MSW student as well as other prospective MSW students for a live webchat about the School of Social Work.  Our MSW students are excited to answer any questions that you have and share their feedback about the program. 

    Click here to RSVP »

    Address: Online

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