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  1. Where Do We Go From Here: Body Politics and Movement Towards Racial Empowerment

    November 19, 2020 - 12:00pm

    A virtual panel discussion sponsored by the University of Michigan Health Sciences units, hosted by the School of Kinesiology, and featuring:

    Vanessa Barrow, DPMPodiatrist & Owner, Sole Aesthetic, LLCSpecialization: Aesthetic and regenerative medicine of the foot and ankle

    Neha Gothe, PhDAssistant Professor of Kinesiology & Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignResearch: Bio-psycho-social health benefits of physical activity across the lifespan; yoga as a means to improve health and quality of life

    Samuel R. Hodge, PhDProfessor of Kinesiology, Ohio State UniversityResearch: Intersection of diversity, disability, and social justice in education and sport

    NiCole R. Keith, PhD, FACSMProfessor of Kinesiology & Associate Dean, Indiana University School of Health & Human SciencesPresident, American College of Sports MedicineResearch: Community-based participatory research, physical activity, and health equity



  2. CASC + ENGAGE: Racial Equity in Washtenaw County

    November 19, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    It is essential to connect our critical analysis of social justice issues to multi-level collective action for systemic and institutional change. Join us on September 19, from 12 pm-1:30 pm, for a special joint-session in partnership with CASC to explore how racial and socioeconomic inequity in Washtenaw County is connected to historic and ongoing discriminatory policies and practices. This virtual discussion will feature social workers in the field, CASC alumni, among others, discussing the history of racial inequity in Washtenaw county, its connection to the present, the role of social work practice in addressing this issue, and the activists leading change.

    Attendees will learn about the racial equity issues in Washtenaw county, how historic and ongoing policies have created it, and the institutions and infrastructures in place that uphold it. Attendees will learn about racial inequity in housing, education, socioeconomic, among other indicators. The session will also feature current social workers and activists working to address racial inequity in Washtenaw county, and present ways to get involved.


    Hear from CASC and social work alumni engaged in fighting for equity in Washtenaw County, including Clinical Assistant Professor Justin Hodge, Washtenaw County Commissioner Felicia Brabec, and others. Associate Professor and CASC Director Katie Richards-Schuster, and CASC Assistant Director Amber Wiliams, will also join us to share how we move from critical analysis to action for equitable change.


    12:00 - 12:30pm | Introductions and Identifying Issues

    12:30 - 1:00pm | History of racial inequity in Washtenaw County and its connection to current problems

    1:00 - 1:30pm | Activism and its connection to social work practice

    Learning Objectives

    Describe how historic and ongoing policies have contributed to racial inequity in Washtenaw county.

    Identify strategies for addressing racial inequity in Washtenaw county.

    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 1.5 synchronous online continuing education contact hours.

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

    Event Recording
  3. Undoing Racism Community Meeting

    November 19, 2020 - 12:00pm to 2:00pmCancelled

    Join us to build community collaboration and continue the conversation about anti-racist practice and actions. A Zoom link will be sent out to those who RSVP.

    RSVP Here »

  4. MSW Prospective Student Information Session

    November 19, 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.

    Click here to RSVP »

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