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Showing events starting from April 17, 2024 up to April 29, 2024

  1. The Creative's Showcase! The Creative's Showcase!

    April 17, 2024 - 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM ET

    "The Creatives Showcase" is a two-day celebration of diversity in artistry, curated by artists with disabilities/neurodivergent individuals from our university's staff, faculty, and student body. Join us Tuesday, April 16th, from 12-3 pm and Wednesday, April 17, from 4-8 pm as we celebrate the transformative power of art!

    Register today!

  2. Global Social Work Career Panel

    April 18, 2024 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM ET

    Join the Office of Global Activities and the Global Social Work Pathway for an alumni panel focused on global social work careers! During the panel, U-M MSW graduates will share information about their current jobs, the job search process, and their advice for current students. Time will be included for Q&A with the panelists. This year's panel will feature:

    Sebastian Vidal, MSW
    Program Officer for Community Engagement- Children's Services
    Church World Service
    New York City, New York

    Kaity Nicastri, LMSW
    Social Services Manager
    Freedom House Detroit
    Detroit, Michigan

    Third panelist TBA.

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  3. We Need You: Volunteer Management in Nonprofits

    April 18, 2024 - 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM ET

    Volunteers play an important role in non-profit organizations, often supplementing the work of paid staff in order to improve or expand services to communities. This course will review the current state of volunteerism in the United States, which has been greatly changed by the COVID-19 pandemic. This course will also discuss volunteer recruitment, training, management and retention practices. The course will explore the use of volunteer personas in the above areas and discuss strategies for managing challenging behaviors and termination.

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

  4. Engage: The Case for Reparations

    April 18, 2024 - 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM ET

    Our society has discussed reparations for Black Americans due to their enslavement, exploitation, and intergenerational oppression for a long time, but not much has manifested. As we become a more race-conscious society, examining and finally accepting the ways in which institutionalized discrimination has disseminated wealth, education, health outcomes, and other quality of life indicators for so many of our marginalized communities, we don’t talk enough about the free enslaved labor of Black people that built this country into one of the most powerful and rich  democracies in the world - laying the foundations of capitalism and its view of human bodies as “units of production.”

    With so many Black Americans continuing to be left behind in wealth and educational attainment - how do we make amends? How do we repay the many families who have paid the price, intergenerationally, for the rest of Americans to prosper? Join us for a virtual discussion on the need and movement for reparations for Black Americans, and local exploratory efforts happening both in Detroit and Washtenaw County. Speakers include:

    Chris Watson, Ann Arbor City Council Member

    Cynthia Harrison, Ann Arbor City Council Member

    Lauren Hood, Assistant Professor at the Taubman College for Architecture & Urban Planning and former Co-Chair of Detroit’s Reparations Task Force

    Michael Steinberg, Professor and Director of the Civil Rights Litigation Initiative at the University of Michigan Law School, Justice InDEED, and the Washtenaw County Advisory Council on Reparations 

    Stacey Deering, Political Science Department at Eastern Michigan University 

    University of Michigan’s Mellon Foundation- funded project on reparations, “Crafting Democratic Futures,” will also be discussed. 

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  5. SSW Meeting - Promotion and Tenure Committee

    April 19, 2024 - 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM ET

    Visit the SSW meeting calendar for full schedule information.

  6. Curtis Center Art for Equity Contest: What does Health Equity mean to Future Leaders?

    April 19, 2024 - 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM ET

    The School of Social Work Curtis Center for Health Equity Research and Training is hosting a creative Art for Equity Contest for undergraduate students to showcase what health equity means to them. The goal of the contest is to engage undergraduate students across the University of Michigan in thinking about health equity in a meaningful and creative way. The Curtis Center Art for Equity Contest will educate and increase engagement with health equity, but also highlight how individuals define it in their own context. 

    We held an initial webinar to introduce the contest, explain the submission process and criteria, and serve as a Q & A session. A video recording of this session is available in this folder, which contains resources and information for contestants.

    Undergraduate students are invited to submit a piece of art in the medium of their choice (video, poem, audio, photobook, painting, graphics, comic, etc.) that showcases what health equity means to them, by Monday, April 1st, 2024. Submissions will be accepted from both individuals and pairs. Along with their submission, students will be asked to provide a brief explanation of their piece and how it represents what health equity means to them. More information, as well as a recording of the information session, is available here.

    At the Healthcare Equity Month event on Friday, April 19th from 12:30 - 1:30 pm the Director of the Curtis Center will define health equity in the context of Curtis Center research and training, as well as announce the top 3 winners! $1000 cash prizes will also be rewarded to the top 3 submissions. The deadline to register for this event is April 11th, 2024.

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  7. MSW Prospective Student Information Session - In Person MSW Prospective Student Information Session - In Person

    April 19, 2024 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET

    This in-person session at the School of Social Work will provide the opportunity to learn more about the University of Michigan School of Social Work MSW program. Topics covered will include: On Campus Program, Online Program, Curriculum Options, Application Process, Financial Aid, and more!

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  8. Abolitionist Praxis: Can Our Institutions Change?

    April 19, 2024 - 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM ET

    How does abolitionist praxis, an engagement in full cycles of action, reflexivity and critical theory, allow us to challenge institutionalized carceral practices and work for institutional change? This event, generously sponsored by Conversations Across Social Disciplines Joseph Veroff and Katherine Luke Fund and the Social Justice Impact Fund, brings together abolitionist scholars in the fields of Social Work and Education to discuss the ways that they apply abolitionist praxis in relation to the institutions and systems in which they conduct research - the child welfare system, the higher education system and the financial/banking system. They will share strategies and tactics we gain from employing an abolitionist perspective to institutional and system change, and offer ideas on how we can work towards creating and sustaining liberatory spaces and structures.

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  9. SSW Meeting - PRAXIS Committee: Promoting Action for Intersectional Social Justice

    April 22, 2024 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM ET

    Visit the SSW meeting calendar for full schedule information.

  10. The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Impact Awards

    April 22, 2024 - 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM ET

    The SSW Award for Impact in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion seeks to recognize outstanding individuals or groups in the School of Social Work who have demonstrated their commitment to improving diversity, equity, and inclusion at the School and/or in the community. These awards are open to all current SSW students, faculty, staff, groups, and registered student organizations, and may be awarded to up to three individuals or groups.

    Award recipients embody the following characteristics:

    Demonstrates a high level of commitment to personal growth and development around DEI topics (including confronting own implicit bias, exploring structural and systemic oppression, etc.)

    Displays commitment to valuing DEI above and beyond assigned job responsibilities

    Exhibits a true commitment to the promotion and prioritization of anti-racism

    Facilitates opportunities to bring people in the school together across positionalities, to promote understanding and to celebrate diversity

    Builds lasting and meaningful partnerships with organizations and communities beyond SSW

    Invests in student development around DEI (teaching and mentorship of students of diverse backgrounds, developing student services [academic support, mentorship, etc.], programming, curriculum development, enhancement of free exchange of ideas around controversial issues, development of more inclusive and interactive teaching methods, etc.)

    Participates in, creates, and publicizes programs or events that promote DEI

    Implements creative and inclusive work policies and initiatives to support the needs of a diverse staff

    Advocates for DEI practices, helping to develop appropriate DEI practices, resources, and tools, and mentoring colleagues seeking to contribute to DEI efforts

    Engages in research and scholarship to advance DEI consciousness

    Join us in celebrating their achievements and contributions to our field!

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