September 11, 2019 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
An admissions representive will attend the New York University Social Work graduate school fair to share information about U-M's MSW and PhD programs.
September 11, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:45pm
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September 11, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Short presentations will allow ample time for your questions.
This session will be repeated on Monday, September 16 from noon-1. You are welcome to bring your lunch.
September 11, 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
The protests in Hong Kong that started with oppositions to the extradition bill have evolved rapidly, garnering international attention due partly to the scale of the protests but mostly to the level of brutality exhibited by the Hong Kong police and the threat of China’s military intervention (this article has a good background: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/08/world/asia/hong-kong-protests-explained.html). The protests have been led by young people who use social media to organize without identifiable leaders, and their tactics were inspired by Bruce Lee’s line: “Be water.” The ongoing protests have exposed deep-seated fear of China’s control of Hong Kong, and long-simmering frustration of young people with the society. Dr. Lydia Li will provide a brief history of the relationship between Hong Kong and China, and background contexts of the Hong Kong society to help understand the current conflict. The protests have triggered many questions relevant to social work, especially those related to organizing and tactics. For example, what are the strengths and weaknesses of being leaderless and “like water”? How to draw the line between non-violence and forceful tactics? How to remain peaceful when being treated violently? Are tactics that cause inconvenience to innocent others, such as blocking public transportation and airport, justified? The event is an open discussion.
September 11, 2019 - 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.