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  1. Undoing Racism Workgroup

    March 24, 2022 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Undoing Racism Workgroup

    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 monthly on the last Thursday of the month from 12-2pm. All members of our school community are invited to attend.

    Upcoming Meetings:

    March 24th, 2022

    April 28th, 2022

    May 26th, 2022

    Contact: ssw.undoingracism@umich.edu

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  2. International Student Coffee Hour

    March 24, 2022 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

    The Office of Global Activities hosts a bi-weekly coffee hour for all international students and visitors in the School of Social Work. In this coffee hour, we will discuss the topic of employment in the United States for international students. Monica Roskamp, an International Student & Scholar Advisor from the International Center, will be joining us to talk about on-campus employment as well as post-graduation employment, and students will have the opportunity to ask her questions after her presentation. This will be a hybrid event, so attendees will have the option to participate in person or via Zoom. Milk Tea will be served at this event.

    Please fill the RSVP form below to confirm your attendance, select the flavor of your Milk Tea, and receive the Zoom link for the event. Kindly note that the deadline to fill this RSVP form is Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at 12:00 PM.

    Click here to RSVP

  3. Affirming, Ethical Care for Very Young Transgender Children and Children & Infants with Differences of Sex Development

    March 24, 2022 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

    In this online workshop, participants will learn how to support very young children and infants who are gender diverse and/or who have differences in sex development, and their parents. This training will address the importance of using affirming language and avoiding damaging and stigmatizing language. This session will center the rights of the child with DSD to be free of medically unnecessary medical procures that may result in pain and other health complications. This workshop will teach participants about the importance of implementing child-centered, gender-affirming care so all children are free to live healthy, affirmed lives. This workshop is designed to equip providers to be able to step in quickly and effectively to help families during sensitive moments.

    Social work, a profession with roots in advocacy and social justice, is uniquely positioned to adopt a leadership role in the service of the youngest members of the transgender and intersex community.

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

  4. International Student Coffee Hour

    March 24, 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

    The Office of Global Activities hosts a bi-weekly coffee hour for all international students and visitors in the School of Social Work. In this coffee hour, we will be celebrating our international students who are graduating this semester. Join us to connect with them, celebrate their achievements, listen to and ask about their experiences at the School of Social Work, and learn about their plans moving forward. This will be a hybrid event, so attendees will have the option to participate in person or via Zoom.

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