November 18, 2021
November 18, 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.
There is an insufficient supply of decent affordable housing to meet today's needs. The price of housing continues to increase beyond the reach of many households. Especially hard hit are low-wage earners who do not earn enough income to rent an average priced apartment, and as more and more gentrification occurs, are forced to commute until they find affordability. How does one use affordable housing to rebuild distressed neighborhoods, design communities of opportunity, generate equitable environments, create a strong sense of belonging and hope for the children's future?
Registration for this course is closed. Visit the CE Course Catalog for more offerings.
November 18, 2021 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Undoing Racism is a community collective of students, staff, and faculty in the School of Social Work dedicated to fighting white supremacy at the individual, school, and structural levels.
This workgroup was established in 2019 after students, staff, and faculty took part in the People's Institute for Survival and Beyond Undoing Racism© workshops. Since then, the Undoing Racism workgroup has been working to implement the People’s Institute anti-racist community organizing model – recognizing that community organizing within our school is critical to move toward an anti-racist and anti-oppressive program to bring along all members of the community.
The Undoing Racism workgroup also emphasizes the role that white members of our community must take on to dismantle and undo white supremacist structures that benefit and maintain power for white people. Our work has largely been focused on building collective community – a fundamental step in the People’s Institute organizing model. Our dialogue and strategic planning to advance towards an anti-racist and anti-oppressive program and school community must begin with building relationships and strengthening community bonds to engage in internal and external anti-racism work.
Meetings are held on the last Thursday of every month from 12-2pm (with some exceptions). All members of our school community are invited to attend.
A Zoom link will be sent out the day of the event to all those who RSVP.
November 18, 2021 - 1:45pm to 2:45pm
Representatives from the University of Michigan School of Social Work, Ford School of Public Policy, and School of Public Health will join the Virtual Michigan's AmeriCorps Member Celebration to present: Preparing for Graduate School after your AmeriCorps Service. During this presentation, panelists from the University of Michigan to discuss preparation for graduate school after your service year. Topics include how to know if you're ready for graduate school, researching graduate programs, the application process, funding/financing for graduate programs, and Q&A.
November 18, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Postdoctoral Fellow Ed-Dee Williams PhD ‘21 is presenting “Racial Disparities Among Autistic Youth Experiencing Depression” at the International Meeting for Autism Research.
November 18, 2021 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Join the Idealist Social Impact Virtual Graduate School fair to speak with an admissions representative about U-M's MSW and PhD programs.