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  1. Engage SSW: Activists & Organizers Leading the Uprising in Defense of Black Lives

    June 11, 2020 - 12:00pm

    Join us for a special session focused on prominent social justice activists helping to organize the protests in defense of Black lives around the state. Social worker and Executive Director/Founder of Survivors Speak Trische’ Duckworth will join us to discuss her role in organizing protests in Washtenaw County. Detroit activist, founder of “We Found Hip Hop,” model and artist Piper Carter will join us to discuss her role in organizing protests in Detroit and her general work disrupting racist institutions. We will discuss how this significant moment in civil rights history informs our work as social work leaders, advocates and anti-racist organizers.

    Attending this session will count for field credit.

    Resources from 6/11 ENGAGE Virtual Discussion.

    Trische’ Duckworth Social Worker, activist, and founder and Executive Director of Survivors Speak

    Piper Carter Detroit artist, activist and founder of “We Found Hip Hop”


    Watch the Recording Here

    Address: Online
  2. Conversation on COVID-19, White Supremacy, Community Organizing

    June 11, 2020 - 3:00pm

    In response to the latest events across the country and the world, on Thursday June 11 our guests will address COVID in the context of white supremacy and police brutality, major problems of pandemic proportions.  

    We will discuss these issues with a focus on individual, peer and family relations, and community organizing. Our overarching theme, Identity and Vulnerabilities, will be used to frame the discussion. 


    Rashun Miles: MSW, Doctoral Student in Social Welfare, University of Mississippi
    Justin Hodge: MSW, Clinical Assistant Professor of Social Work, U-M Chair of the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office's Community Advisory Board for Law Enforcement
    Justin Woods: MBA/MSW Candidate, U-M, Founder, EQuity Social Venture
    Darris Hawkins: Harm Reduction Specialist, North Jersey Community Research Initiative 
    Charles E. Williams II: Pastor of Historic King Solomon Baptist Church, and President of the National Action Network of Michigan 

    Please join us!
    Now is the moment for action!

    Zoom Link

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    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106

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