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  1. Spectrum of Advocacy and Activism Symposium: Finding Your Voice »

    November 15, 2017 - 8:30am to 7:30pm

    CEW is leading a one-day Spectrum of Advocacy and Activism Symposium focused on advocacy and activism training. This event will demonstrate how a person’s activism can change over time, how advocacy is tied to a person’s context and situational power, and how partnering with diverse perspectives can strengthen advocacy and activism efforts. "Health outcomes" has been selected as the theme for this year’s symposium because of increasing uncertainty surrounding healthcare in America, including coverage for women’s health care (mental health, mammograms, birth control, maternity care, etc.). The symposium will include presentations by local and national advocacy experts who have taken varied approaches to advocacy in ways that best leverage their current context (power, privilege, and identity). Find more information here.

  2. SSW Career Center Presents: Internship and Post MSW Opportunities in Fundraising and Development - CCS Firm Recruiter Visit »

    November 15, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Attend this session to learn about internship and career opportunities in fundraising with CCS.

    About CCS Fundraising: "We partner with non-profits for transformational change."

    CCS Fundraising, (, is a strategic fundraising consulting firm. For seven decades, CCS has empowered many of the world's greatest organizations to advance some of the most important causes in history. We plan, manage, and implement programs that achieve fundraising goals and mission impact. Together with our clients, we're delivering meaningful and measurable change for our communities and world. The SSW Career Services Office will host Laura Aikens, Senior Vice President. Laura has more than 14 years of experience working with local, regional, and national non-profit organizations. She is especially skilled at raising funds in resource-poor environments and has helped numerous organizations achieve their highest fundraising levels in years. Throughout her professional career, Laura has demonstrated a talent for mobilizing stakeholders and key constituencies. She is known for her ability to anticipate client needs and her "infectious enthusiasm." Laura is a leading member of CCS's Client Operations Committee, through which she oversees data management across all sectors to identify and evaluate national philanthropic trends. Laura received her BA from Hope College and MSW from the University of Michigan.

    Lunch will be served.

    RSVP here »
  3. SSW Meeting - Lecturer Advisory and Review Committee (LARC) »

    November 15, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

    Visit the SSW meeting calendar for full schedule information.

  4. Teaching Support: Continuing Instructor Education  »

    November 15, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

    This fall, the SSW is hosting a regular series of support activities around teaching. These have been designed as a result of requests from faculty. 

    In recent months, The UM Ann Arbor community has witnessed multiple incidents of hate speech and racist acts. Such incidents reflect a disturbing national trend: a 2016 article in Inside Higher Education referred to “an epidemic of racist incidents at campuses across the country.” These events, and the community’s responses to them, shape the conditions under which students learn and instructors teach. As social workers and instructors, how do we decide whether and how to address such incidents in our classrooms? This workshop provides an opportunity for us to consider multiple methods for engaging with students about campus incidents of hate speech and violence and to reflect on the affordances and challenges of each approach.

    These sessions are available to all course instructors. A schedule of dates and events is below.  

    RSVP here » 

    Continuing Instructor Education:

    1/11/2018, 12-1:30 pm

    4/6/2018, 12-1:30 pm

  5. Refugee & Migrant Child Health: Updates and Opportunities »

    November 15, 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

    11th Annual Susan B. Meister Lecture in Child Health Policy

    Each year, the CHEAR Center hosts the Susan B. Meister Lecture in Child Health Policy, bringing in speakers from a variety of disciplines to explore important child health topics. 

    Refugee and Migrant Child Health: Updates and Opportunities

    Keynote Speaker:

    Curi Kim, MD, MPH
    Director, Division of Refugee Health
    Office of Refugee Resettlement
    Administration for Children & Families
    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

    RSVP » 


  6. Peace Corps Information Session Peace Corps Information Session »

    November 15, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

    Ready to make the most of the world?

    Do the unexpected.

    Join us to learn more about Peace Corps, International Education, and your Global Career.

  7. Keynote Address: Laverne Cox  »

    November 15, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

    CEW is honored to bring celebrated and award-winning actress, producer & equal rights advocate Laverne Cox to Rackham Auditorium. Doors will open at 5:30 PM.

    In Ms. Cox's lecture, titled Ain't I a Woman: My Journey to Womanhood, she will be sharing her experiences as a trans woman of color, and her work as an international advocate for human rights and gender equality. This lecture serves as the capstone event to the 2017 CEW Spectrum of Advocacy & Activism Symposium being held earlier in the day.

    This event is free and open to the public, however, tickets are sold out. The lecture cannot be recorded; however, it will be live-streamed at the Rackham Amphitheatre and the Michigan League Ballroom. Live-stream tickets are available. 

    Live Stream Tickets Here »

  8. The Role of White People in Ending Racism »

    November 15, 2017 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

    The SSW Student Union Presents, Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) workshop: "The Role of White People in Ending Racism"

    Do you want to join the fight against racism, but don't know how or where to start? Come learn effective tools to engage in the struggle to end racism!

    Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ), an organization focused on combating white supremacy and building a racially just society. The evening will include a discussion of key terms pulled from Critical Race Theory with real-world stories and small group discussions. We will also learn about "The Ladder" or steps to take to dismantle racism. Finally, a moderated interactive panel discussion with four advocacy leaders will present their stories working within social activism to end racism and answer questions.

    Attendees will be informed and empowered to stand up for racial justice. Students, staff, and faculty are all invited to attend.

    Refreshments to be served.

    RSVP here »

    A live stream of the event will be available.

    Sponsored by the Office of Student Services and Student Union.

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