7th Annual Michigan Medicine Social Work Research Symposium
September 23, 2021 - 8:30am to 4:00pm
Assistant Professor Jamie Mitchell will give the keynote address at the 7th Annual Michigan Medicine Social Work Research Symposium on September 23, 2021. The theme of this year’s virtual symposium is “A Research Odyssey: Integration of Social Justice and Shaping Inclusion in Research.” Associate Professor Cristina Bares will lead the "Networking and Research Trends" discussion.
"The Impact of COVID-19 on Substance Use in Michigan" Town Hall
September 23, 2021 - 11:05am
The Detroit Area Mental Health Leadership Team and the Michigan Opioid Collaborative (MOC), will host an online town hall meeting on “The Impact of COVID-19 on Substance Use in Michigan,” to hear stakeholders’ perspectives on the rise in substance use across Michigan since the pandemic began. Community-academic experts will share their perceptions and lead a discussion to create a statewide community voice statement. Registration is required via Zoom webinar. Contact Karen Calhoun at firstname.lastname@example.org or (313) 632-9932 for more information.
Alumni Webinar Series | Equity Footprint for Community Organizations
September 23, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Note: This webinar series features invited alumni speakers with expertise in a variety of social work practice settings. The series is offered free of charge to alumni of the U-M School of Social Work, but anyone who is interested is welcome to register. You do not need to be an alum to participate in these sessions.
This "Equity Footprint" framework is geared toward community organizations to comprehensively analyze their impact (or footprint) in advancing equity. The model for the Equity Footprint derives from the carbon footprint--both begin with the understanding that harmful systems and practices have been established as the default. Rather than simply minimizing a damaging footprint, an Equity Footprint invites the organization to enact positive, equitable change across several domains including: programs, operations, culture, leadership & governance, evaluation & learning and communications.
Registration for this course is closed. Visit the CE Course Catalog for more offerings.
ENGAGE: Faith in Action - Interfaith Leaders Working Together
September 23, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Some of the most influential and impactful coalitions represent voices from diverse communities. Faith-based activists can be powerful in creating change, especially when they join forces with other faith-based groups.
Join us for a special session featuring local religious leaders and social justice activists who are committed to working with other religious groups to create meaningful community change. Speakers include Rabbi Alana Alpert of Detroit Jews for Justice, longtime interfaith social justice organizer and Former Executive Director of the Michigan Muslim Community Council and current Executive Director of the Oakland County Democratic Party, Sumaiya Ahmed Sheikh, President of South Asian American Voices for Impact (SAAVI) and appointed member of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Faith-Based Security Advisory Council, Chandru Acharya, and La’Ron Williams, long time leader of the Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice.Event Recording