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  1. Advanced Community Organizing Sessions

    January 17, 2022 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

    The School of Social Work and CASC will be hosting three advanced organizing sessions with The Highlander Education & Research Center (a social justice leadership training school and cultural center in New Market, Tennessee).

    January 17 - REMOTE - Interview with top Community Organizer, Ash-lee Woodard Henderson, Co-Executive Director, Highlander Research and Education Center

    January 24 - REMOTE - Organizing 101, Ash-lee Woodard Henderson, Co-Executive Director, Highlander Research and Education Center

    March 21 - IN PERSON - Advanced training and skill share in Community Organizing

    Every participant will receive a digital or print organizing handbook and set of organizing skills and principles from expert organizers. You may attend one or all three unique sessions.

    Event Recording
  2. Certificate in Dismantling Oppression

    January 18, 2022 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

    This program meets the Michigan Public Health Code implicit bias training standards (R 338.7004) required for licensure or license renewal. Please note that implicit bias training is required for license renewals or applications occurring after June 1, 2022. If you are renewing or applying for licensure after June 1, 2022, you will need to complete implicit bias training. Please see the rules for more information...

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

  3. Field Placement Verification Due

    January 19, 2022 - 5:00pm

    All students currently enrolled in field (SW515 or SW691) must turn in the Field Placement Verification form by this deadline. This form is considered complete after your Field Instructor signs off on it.

    This form only applies to students currently registered for field.

  4. Capitalism and Consumerism: The Work-Life Balance

    January 20, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    We’re all exhausted, and self-care has become a buzzword and another multi-billion dollar industry. What are the public policies that help reinforce our workaholic culture? That puts profits above people, families, and health? What social norms and beliefs do we have that help support this toxic mentality? How has this culture of workaholism shaped the health and well-being of our nation? And how do we compare to other countries, and what has the pandemic taught us? The focus of this discussion will be touching on various labor issues that affect our work-life “balance,” including the "Great Resignation," U.S. maternal leave policies, the movement to a 4-day work week, our tip-wage system, health issues in this country due to high stress and limited time off, and the recent rise in the movement for radical self-care.

    Join us to hear from activists and scholars studying the ways in which Americans are tethered to their job, and how it affects our quality of life. Join us to hear from activists and scholars studying the ways in which Americans are tethered to their job. Speakers include DeWayne Wells, Executive Director of the Economic Justice Alliance of Michigan; Beatrice Klokpah, founder and provider at the Wellmind Culture Institute, among others.

    Event Recording
  5. Advanced Community Organizing Sessions

    January 24, 2022 - 1:00pm

    The School of Social Work and CASC will be hosting three advanced organizing sessions with The Highlander Education & Research Center (a social justice leadership training school and cultural center in New Market, Tennessee).

    January 17 - REMOTE - Interview with top Community Organizer, Ash-lee Woodard Henderson, Co-Executive Director, Highlander Research and Education Center

    January 24 - REMOTE - Organizing 101, Ash-lee Woodard Henderson, Co-Executive Director, Highlander Research and Education Center

    March 21 - IN PERSON - Advanced training and skill share in Community Organizing

    Every participant will receive a digital or print organizing handbook and set of organizing skills and principles from expert organizers. You may attend one or all three unique sessions.

    Session 2 Recording
  6. SSW Meeting - Executive Committee

    January 25, 2022 - 12:15pm to 2:15pm

    Visit the SSW meeting calendar for full schedule information.

  7. Palestinian Acitivism: A Conversation with Husam Jubran Palestinian Acitivism: A Conversation with Husam Jubran

    January 26, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    The Jewish Communal Leadership Program is proud to present the upcoming webinar "Palestinian Activism: A Conversation with Husam Jubran" on Wednesday, January 26th from 12 - 1 PM. 

    Husam Jubran is a Palestinian activist trained in nonviolence and dialogue. He is the facilitation director at Hands of Peace, a peace-building program for Israeli, Palestinian and American children. He also leads dual narrative tours of Israel and Palestine alongside a Jewish Israeli guide as part of a movement for socially responsible tourism. 

    His talk will focus on the evolution of the nonviolence movement in Palestine, contemporary Palestinian strategies of nonviolent activism, and how Americans can best engage with the issue.

    Registration is required.

    Presented by the Jewish Communal Leadership Program in partnership with the Center for Global and Intercultural Study, Arab and Muslim American Studies, School of Social Work Office of Global Affairs, Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, and the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies.

     
  8. Undoing Racism Workgroup

    January 27, 2022 - 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 monthly on the last Thursday of the month from 12-2pm. All members of our school community are invited to attend.

    January 27, 2022

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    April 28, 2022

    May 26, 2022

    Contact: ssw.undoingracism@umich.edu

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