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  1. ENGAGE: Immigrants in Michigan: The Untold Story 
ENGAGE: Immigrants in Michigan: The Untold Story

    April 1, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Immigrants have made vast contributions to this state - economically, politically, and socially. The fabric of American society was created by the contributions of a diverse range of immigrants. As a nation, however, we continue to suppress and demonize immigrants. This session explores the untold story of immigrants in Michigan, from undocumented and documented populations, to immigration issues and struggles that we, as social workers, are obligated to be knowledgeable about. 

    Special guests include Executive Director of the Office of Global Michigan; Executive Director of the International Institute, ​Wojciech Zolnowski; Executive Director and Founder of the African Bureau for Immigrant and Social Affairs, Fatou Seydi-Sarr; and founder of the Washtenaw Immigration Rights Coalition (WIRC), Laura Sanders.

    Field credit is offered to students attending this session. Students should check with their field faculty supervisors for more information.

    Event Recording
  2. Student Union Town Hall

    April 1, 2021 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Your SSW Student Union wants to hear from you! We're hosting this town hall in order to hear student concerns and encourage student advocacy around those concerns. Admin will NOT be present at this town hall; this is a space created by, with, and for students.

    Register for the event here »

    Feel free to reach out to anyone on Student Union if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

  3. Alumni Webinar Series | Integrating Behavioral Healthcare to Accelerate Management of Chronic Physical Health Conditions in Global Contexts

    April 6, 2021 - 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!...

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

  4. MSW Prospective Student Information Session MSW Prospective Student Information Session

    April 6, 2021 - 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, On-Campus Program, Curriculum Options, Application Process, Financial Aid, and more.

    Click here to RSVP »

  5. SSW Meeting - Faculty

    April 7, 2021 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Visit the SSW meeting calendar for full schedule information.

  6. Global Social Work Alumni Panel

    April 7, 2021 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

    Join the Global Social Work Practice Pathway and the Office of Global Activities for an alumni panel focused on global social work careers both in the U.S. and abroad. During the panel, SSW MSW graduates will share information about their current jobs, the job search process, advice they have for current students, and what they are looking forward to in the future. Time will be included for Q&A with the panelists. 

    RSVP to attend

    Zoom meeting information will be sent after you have RSVP'd. 

    Meet the Panelists:  Catherine Calvo

    Grass Roots Development Officer, United Nations Foundation
    Washington, DC

    As an experienced nonprofit professional, Catherine Calvo (MSW) is dedicated to working alongside individuals and organizations to achieve lasting impact and sustainable change. She currently leads the Grassroots Development portfolio on The United Nations Foundation’s malaria elimination campaign, Nothing But Nets. Prior to joining UNF, Catherine served as a nonprofit fundraising consultant and in various development roles for international development and human rights-focused NGOs including Amnesty International, Grameen America, and WaterAid America. Catherine received her MSW from the University of Michigan in 2017, where her studies focused on social policy, program evaluation, and global social work practice. Her professional and academic endeavors have led her to call Italy, Thailand, and Israel home and have further perpetuated her love of travel, food, and experiencing new cultures.

    Esther Whang

    Specialist, Global Aftercare, International Justice Mission
    Washington, DC

    Esther Whang (MSW ’06) has worked in international development for the past fifteen years. She currently works at International Justice Mission focusing on scaling aftercare programs at IJM globally to provide trauma-informed services to survivors of violence and abuse. She is responsible for global program indicators and outcomes, curriculum and resource development for systems-strengthening, partnership strategies, and ensuring survivor-centered and survivor-led programming. She previously worked at IJM as the Aftercare Specialist for Southeast Asia and, prior to that, spent nine years working for World Education, Inc., supporting and managing projects across South and Southeast Asia in areas of trafficking prevention, safe migration, education, and livelihood development. Esther is passionate about strengthening government systems and the social service workforce and investing in the capacity building of community-based organization

    Josh Lee

    Psychosocial Technical Advisor, SEED Foundation
    Irbīl, Iraq

    Josh Lee (MSW) is a clinical social worker with four years of international humanitarian and development experience in Egypt, Indonesia, and Iraq. He is currently the Psychosocial Technical Advisor for SEED Foundation in northern Iraq and works with survivors of violence, including refugees, internally displaced persons, survivors of trafficking, and survivors of gender-based violence. Josh graduated from the University Michigan School of Social Work in 2015 and trained with the Yale Child Study Center's Advanced Clinical Social Work Fellowship and the Veterans Affairs Psychosocial Rehabilitation Fellowship post-graduation. 

    Océane Langreney

    School Social Worker, Liceo Boston
    Bogotá, Colombia

    Océane Langreney (MSW) is a French/American clinical social worker who has been living in Bogotá, Colombia for the past three years. She is currently working as a School Social Worker at an alternative Elementary school. She graduated from the University of Michigan School of Social Work in 2017 and has a history of working within the educational, criminal justice, early intervention and refugee systems. Océane is particularly passionate about child welfare, social-emotional learning and child development.

  7. Social Justice Changemaker Lecture: Creating Social Change Through Film and Music: Do the Right Thing! Social Justice Changemaker Lecture: Creating Social Change Through Film and Music: Do the Right Thing!

    April 7, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Introducing the new Social Justice Changemaker Lecture series, established by a generous gift from Neil and Annemarie Hawkins. These lectures will bring to U-M prominent social justice experts and advocates from multiple disciplines — including social sciences, science, humanities and the arts — to address global social justice issues.

  8. For Prospective Students - Connect Virtually with a Current MSW Student!

    April 7, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

    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. 

    Click here to RSVP »

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

    April 8, 2021 - 9:00am to 10:30am

    Visit the SSW meeting calendar for full schedule information.

  10. ENGAGE: Storytelling for Social Justice 
ENGAGE: Storytelling for Social Justice

    April 8, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Storytelling, or listening to the stories of others and sharing your own stories, builds the foundation of human interaction. Telling others how we got here and why we care about an issue builds connection, allows us to share our values, and create meaning. The art of public narrative is used in all aspects of social work practice - from helping our clients rewrite the stories they tell themselves, to helping communities and groups galvanize social change, to helping policy makers and politicians tell a “story of self” while creating a “story of us.” Join us for a special discussion featuring the former Chief Storyteller for the City of Detroit and current NYU Journalism Professor, Aaron Foley; current Chief Storyteller for the City of Detroit, Eric Thomas; and Detroit poet, activist, and author, Jessica Care Moore.

    Field credit is offered to students attending this session. Students should check with their field faculty supervisors for more information.

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