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  1. Spirituality Speed Dating »

    February 14, 2019 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    A client's spiritual beliefs can significantly influence their behavior, cultural norms, schemas, how they deal with trauma, etc. Not to mention how spirituality impacts our personal lives as social workers! Come join the Interfaith Alliance in Spirituality Speed Dating where we will discuss spirituality and its impact on our work as social workers, our client's lives, our own lives, and how we can incorporate spirituality in our DEI and social justice efforts. A panel discussion will follow.

    Lunch is provided.

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  2. MSW/PHD Prospective Student Webinar »

    February 14, 2019 - 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 and PhD in Social Wok and Social Science programs. Topics covered will include: Curriculum Options, Dual Degree Programs, Application Process, Financial Aid, and more. 

    Click here to register »

  3. Immigration Enforcement, Human Rights, and Social Justice »

    February 15, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

    This mini-course focuses on the real community and personal impact of a public policy with sweeping national controversy, many deaths, and significant questions about social justice, racial discrimination, and even intent in the constitution. Because it is a mini-course, rather than a full course, this course will concentrate on one aspect of immigration policy? undocumented immigrants and the public policy strategy of enforcement for undocumented immigrants at the border and in the interior of the country. Along with discussion of the policies and practices of enforcement, we will bring local enforcement activities to the table and examine their impact on people, families, and Michigan communities. The discussion will have a global, national, state, and a local component. Students in this course will acquire the skills to critically analyze this aspect of immigration policy and its controversies. and about community and organization responses and activism.

    Registration for this course is closed. Visit the CE Course Catalog for more offerings.

  4. Conversations Across Social Disciplines - Incorporating Social Justice in the Study of Sexuality Across Disciplines Conversations Across Social Disciplines - Incorporating Social Justice in the Study of Sexuality Across Disciplines »

    February 15, 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

    Conversations Across Social Disciplines 

    Sponsored by the Veroff-Luke Fund, to honor the memory and to promote the core values and principles of two of our highly respected and well-loved colleagues, Joseph Veroff and Katherine Pavelka Luke. 

    Incorporating Social Justice in the Study of Sexuality Across Disciplines

    The reception will begin at 1:30 PM with the program directly following at 2:00 PM.

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  5. Social Work Services That Make a Difference: Meaningful Supports for Transgender Youth and Their Families »

    February 16, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

    This course will offer a working definition of terms, including Transgender, Gender Identity, Gender Expression, Intersex, Gender Nonconforming, Non Binary, Intersex, Gender Transition, and Ally. Language and terminology will be examined with emphasis on using affirming language and avoiding offensive terminology. This course will examine multiple risk factors that impact transgender youth from a solution-focused lens. These risk factors include a 40 percent rate of attempted suicide, increased incidence of homelessness, school bullying and harassment, increased vulnerability to hate crimes (including assault, sexual assault and murder). Family relationship dynamics, along with strategies to increase family support, will be explored with an emphasis on increasing parental capacity to support the transgender youth. Family acceptance is a protective factor that is associated with a decrease in transgender youth homeless and a decline in the frequency and severity of mental health issues and an increase in overall wellness. Strategies to support and build upon family and school connectedness will be examined in this mini course. This mini course will also examine be the specific concerns that apply to transgender children younger than age 13. Understanding gender identity at younger ages will be explored, along with specific facts about working within elementary and preschool setting, and offering long term guidance and planning recommendations to parents and children that are developmentally appropriate. The gender transition process will be reviewed.

    Registration for this course is closed. Visit the CE Course Catalog for more offerings.

  6. Las Cafeteras Artist Talk: Bridging Art, Activism and Community Las Cafeteras Artist Talk: Bridging Art, Activism and Community »

    February 18, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

    The artists from Las Cafeteras, a six-piece band known for remixing roots music and telling modern-day stories discuss how they have incorporated activism and community engagement into their musical practice in their Los Angeles community and on the road.

    This event is free and open to the public.

    The event is presented by the University Musical Society and Co-sponsored by the Center for World Performance Studies, EXCEL, La Casa, LSA Latino/a Studies, MESA, and the School of Social Work.

  7. LGBTQ Health & Wellness Week 2019 Featured Speaker - Ignacio Rivera »

    February 18, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

    Ignacio G. Hutiá Xeiti Rivera (they/them) is a trans and queer activist of color with over 20 years of experience in anti-oppression and sexual liberation work including topics of: consent, sexual survivorship, and sex after sexual violence. Their work continues to center those at the margins, particularly people of color and those with queer and trans identities.

  8. CASC Study Tables CASC Study Tables  »

    February 19, 2019 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

    Join the Community Action and Social Change Minor in our first study tables of the semester! Come by the CASC office in Room 3640 of the School of Social Work to enjoy food, build community with prospective and current CASC students, and use our office space for homework! 


  9. CASC OUT »

    February 20, 2019 - 11:00am to 3:00pm

    You are invited to our third annual CASC OUT. This is a day where CASC Students can share stories of how they CASC on campus and in our larger communites and where Prospective CASC Students can learn more about the minor and the type of work they will do as part of the program. CASC OUT will be in celebration with World Day of Social Justice on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. 

    What is World Day of Social Justice? The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 20 February as World Day of Social Justice in 2007. Observance of World Day of Social Justice should support efforts of the international community in poverty eradication, the promotion of full employment and decent work, gender equity and access to social well-being and justice for all.

    Fore more information:

    Join us at the Haven/Mason Hall Posting wall from 11AM-3PM and around campus to build community with people who committed to social justice, learn more about the minor, and talk with current CASC students.  Everyone is aslo encouraged to wear their CASC CHANGE T-Shirt and spread the word about CASC during this day, so if you need a shirt or other materials, stop by the CASC office (3833 SSW) for supplies!

    We look forward to you celebrating with us and sharing news about the important work happening in our communities and beyond.

  10. 20-month Peace Corps Applicants Apply for Field »

    February 20, 2019 (all day)

    20-month Peace Corps applicants apply for field (in event that they are not accepted into the Peace Corps)

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