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  1. Community Conversation: Anti-Blackness in Social Work

    February 20, 2024 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Social work is a profession where we’re challenged to uphold the ethics of Social Justice and to recognize the Dignity and Worth of All People. However, our profession - like all institutions - has been grounded in white supremacy, and we’ve seen historically how people of color, particularly Black people, have been negatively impacted by social work. From participation in terrible racist experimentation to racially biased licensing exams, social work as a profession has harmed Black clients and practitioners alike. How can we better recognize and challenge the embedded anti-Blackness within our systems? How do we see anti-Blackness seep into our clinical practice, consciously and unconsciously? What are some of the challenges or conflicts that exist, if any, to dismantling anti-Blackness in social work, and what are some of the commitments you want to make to overcome them?

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  2. Visiting Speaker Nev Jones Discusses Mental Illness, Disability and the Grand Challenges for Social Work: Disability Invisibility as Two Steps Forward or Two Steps Back?

    February 20, 2024 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

    Jones' presentation focuses on the Grand Challenges for Social Work, raising concerns and questions about the de-centering and, where named, positioning of both disability and, more specifically, mental illness / psychiatric disability, across the original Grand Challenges.  Highlighting the ironies of a field that trains more public sector mental health providers than any other and yet largely fails to meaningfully engage with critical disability studies, mad studies and service user/survivor led critiques of the status quo, the speaker will reflect on structural, epistemic and hermeneutic injustices buried in the Grand Challenges.  The talk will conclude with ideas for potentially transformative but ‘non-reformist’ reforms.

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  3. Winkelman Memorial Lecture Part 2: Redefining Healthy Brain Aging to Reveal Pathways to Equity in Later Life Cognition and Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD)

    February 20, 2024 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

    Jennifer J. Manly, Ph.D. is a Professor of Neuropsychology in the Department of Neurology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Her research focuses on mechanisms of disparities in cognitive aging and Alzheimer’s Disease, specifically investigations of social forces across the lifecourse, such as educational opportunities, racism and discrimination, and socioeconomic status, and how these factors relate to cognition and brain health later in life. Dr. Manly’s research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Alzheimer’s Association. She has authored over 300 peer-reviewed publications and 10 chapters. She was the 2014 recipient of the Tony Wong Diversity Award for Outstanding Mentorship, and was the recipient of the Paul Satz-International Neuropsychological Society Career Mentoring Award in 2020. Dr. Manly was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2021.

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