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  1. Alumni Webinar Series | Body-based Approaches to Trauma-Inclusive Mindfulness in Therapy »

    December 1, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Note: This course is available for free to U-M SSW alumni as part of our Alumni Webinar Series, which features invited alumni speakers. Please know that non-alumni participants are welcome to register as well!...

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  2. MSW Prospective Student Information Session »

    December 1, 2020 - 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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  3. Connect Virtually with a Current MSW Student! »

    December 3, 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

    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. 

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  4. ENGAGE 2020 Student Showcase  »

    December 4, 2020 - 12:00pmCancelled

    Students have overcome immense obstacles this semester, from the pandemic to our nation's uprising against racism. Many students have been doing amazing work during this time — whether in person or virtually — to help their families, communities and others overcome crises.  The Student Showcase is an opportunity to celebrate these efforts and their impact.  We encourage students to participate by submitting a description of their work and to upload a picture, if available. Selected students will be featured at the showcase. Please email any questions to SSWcommunityengagement@umich.edu.

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    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  5. Celebrating Student Action Toward Campus & Community Change Celebrating Student Action Toward Campus & Community Change »

    December 4, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

    The following lecture is in the spirit of the CASC Minor 10 Year Anniversary theme: Celebrating Student Action Toward Campus & Community Change. The program will present discussion and reflection about the influence of student led action in shifting societal culture, and transforming institutions of higher education. Led by public speaker, human rights activist and educator  Kim Katrin, the session will explore important issues, approaches, and challenges in student led social action including intersectional organizing, allyship and co-resistance, coalition building, and fostering institutional change. The session will conclude with a reaction and conversation from CASC Minor alumni including Amy Navvab, and Hoai An Pham, followed by question and answer.

    Kim Katrin is an internationally acclaimed award winning educator, writer, artist & consultant. Recognized stateside as one of The Root's' Young Feminists to Watch', celebrated in Canada as 2016’s National Youth Role Model and nationally as one of the 50 Most Loved Gay Canadians. As an educator, Kim travels around the world talking to people about justice, equity, and human rights. One of the most fundamental things she shares is a reframing of the golden rule. The golden rule suggests that we should treat other people the way that we want to be treated. That might seem simple enough, but it assumes that there is a standard for other people’s experiences. Instead, she encourages audiences to treat people the way they want to be treated, which means we have to ask. 

    A passionate speaker, Kim is dedicated to intersectionality and invested in arousing a sense of curiosity and empathy in her audience. She uniquely weaves together the historical context, statistical analysis, as well as current events. She is a dynamic speaker, invested in the issues and inspiring in her approach to solutions. By focusing on small meaningful actions and choices, she makes creating large scale change accessible. A public researcher, consultant and human rights educator, she has shared hundreds of unique resources and presentations around issues including race, ability & gender. As a social entrepreneur, she speaks to the opportunities and challenges for women in business and leadership roles. With great openness, she welcomes difficult conversations hosting community dialogues and sharing practical strategies around ‘Sexuality & Consent’, ‘Queer & Trans Allyship’ and ‘Anti­Racism & Equity’.

     

    Amy Navvab graduated from the University of Michigan in 2013 (B.A. Women's Studies and Psychology with a Community Action Social Change minor) and the University of Michigan's School of Social Work in 2014 (Master of Social Work). Upon graduation she worked in Restorative Justice for over 5 years in Chicago, Boulder, and Denver primarily in schools but also in the criminal justice system. She has experience facilitating restorative practices with kindergarten students up to 12th graders as well as training and supporting adult educators around Restorative Practices. She recently switched to be a School Social Worker with Jefferson County Public Schools in Colorado and is still supporting restorative practice in schools but as a Mental Health Provider for students in Special Education. 

     

    Hoai An Pham graduated from the University of Michigan in 2018 (B.A Social Theory and Practice, and with a Community Action and Social Change minor). Hoai An Pham is an organizer based in Ann Arbor, MI, where she was born and raised as a first generation Vietnamese American. As a queer disabled abolitionist, she has worked in movements around immigration, labor, climate, prisons, and racial justice, with the goal of building long-term, welcoming community. She is currently the Digital Organizer for We the People-MI and also the manager of her twenty-six Sims.

     

    Session held remotely. Zoom link will be sent prior to the event. 

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    This event is co-sponsored by the Community Action and Social Change Undergraduate Minor, and SSW Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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  6. SSW Meeting - Office of Global Activities (OGA) Advisory Committee »

    December 7, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:30am

    Visit the SSW meeting calendar for full schedule information.

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  7. Classes end »

    December 8, 2020

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  8. SSW Meeting - Graduation Committee »

    December 8, 2020 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Visit the SSW meeting calendar for full schedule information.

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  9. Twitter as a Tool for Connection and Advocacy During Covid 19 »

    December 9, 2020 to 1:00pm

    This webinar, hosted by the Parenting in Context Lab, will present research on how social work faculty have used Twitter for connection and advocacy, before and after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The conditions of the pandemic have contributed to social isolation and stress among many social workers and the populations they serve. The role of technology and social media for social work practice are currently amplified. This presentation, drawing from data on hundreds of social work faculty, will describe how social workers can leverage Twitter as a professional resource for connection and advocacy.

    Participants will receive a follow-up email with information about accessing this Zoom webinar.

    Presenter

    Garrett Pace, MSW, PhD Candidate in Social Work and Sociology

    Agenda

    12:00 - 12:30pm | The basics of how to use Twitter and the prominence of Twitter among social work faculty

    12:30 - 1:00pm | How social work faculty used Twitter before and during the pandemic, and what social workers should consider when using Twitter to connect and advocate

    Learning Objectives

    Identify what Twitter is and the basics of how to use it.

    Describe the prominence of Twitter use among social work faculty.

    Compare how social work faculty used Twitter before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Assess strategies, benefits, and risks of using Twitter for connection and advocacy.

    CE Approval Statement

    The University of Michigan School of Social Work, provider #1212, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The University of Michigan School of Social Work maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 5/15/2020-5/15/2023. Social workers participating in this course will receive 1 synchronous online continuing education contact hour.

    Please see the CE Policies page for more information about continuing education.

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    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  10. Exam/paper period begins (12/9 - 12/15) »

    December 9, 2020

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

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