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  1. Wonder Woman: Practice and Ethical Considerations »

    October 16, 2020 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

    Please note this course was originally offered as an in-person workshop but has been changed to a webinar due to COVID-19.

    African American women have been identified as experiencing stress as individuals with intersections of non-dominant groups. The workshop will focus on identifying the triple oppression that is experienced and mythical labels created, resilience strategies and ethical considerations. Using the lens of Afrocentrism, we will explore the idea of the "wonder woman," the potential and future of Black women in the United States.

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

  2. International Coffee Hour »

    October 16, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    In this coffee hour, a Student Meetup will be hosted. Come and stop by to meet your peers at the school. This event opens to everyone!

    How are y'all doing in the program? What are the difficulties you have experienced? What are the strategies you can use for the rest of the semester?

    or If you want to know how to decrease workload by having a conversation with an academic advisor? / What is the course exemption policy? / What is the extension term policy and how to apply for it?

    Please feel free to come and stop by, it's good for you to get some new ideas and solutions from your peers. If you have any questions, please feel free to submit your questions in the RSVP form.


  3. Virtual Graduate School Fair »

    October 16, 2020 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

    Stop in at this online fair to chat with admissions counselors about the University of Michigan School of Social Work MSW program. Topics covered will include: Online Program, Residential Program, Curriculum Options, Application Process, Financial Aid, and more.

    Click here to RSVP  »

  4. Crip Camp Watch Party »

    October 18, 2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

    Please join us this Sunday for a watch party of the documentary Crip Camp. Every social worker needs to watch this film! Check your email for a link from Mary Eldredge ( for more details.

    New to watch parties? Here is where you can find out how to install the Teleparty app for free:

    There will be a follow up discussion on Tuesday, October 20 at 12 PM.

  5. SSW Meeting - Office of Global Activities (OGA) Advisory Committee »

    October 19, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:30am

    Visit the SSW meeting calendar for full schedule information.

  6. SSW Meeting - Technology Committee »

    October 19, 2020 - 9:00am to 11:00am

    Visit the SSW meeting calendar for full schedule information.

  7. Talking to Family & Friends about Voting: Relational Organizing Workshop »

    October 19, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

    Showing Up For Racial Justice (SURJ) is hosting a relational organizing workshop presented by Progressive Pipeline at the SSW. The purpose of this event is to learn how to talk to our communities about the importance of voting in this year's election! We opted for the longer format of the workshop to include breakout rooms for practicing these vulnerable conversations. We are excited about bringing this educational opportunity to the SSW. Remember - voting is social work!

    Join on Zoom here

    As a local chapter of the national network of SURJ groups, we organize white folx for racial justice. We recognize that many of the recipients of this email are Black, indigenous, or people of color, and we hope to offer useful information for people of all racial identities. We welcome feedback from community members at any time.

    Below is an event description provided by Progressive Pipeline for anyone looking for further information about the workshop or the organization:

    Get Everyone To The Polls

    November's once-in-a-lifetime election will come down to turnout. In the time of COVID-19, the best messengers are friends voters already know and trust. Studies show that relational organizing is the most effective tool to drive voters to the polls - and we want to give you the tools to put it into practice.

    Join Progressive Pipeline - a non-profit that's recruiting, training, and deploying the next generation of progressive leaders - for an interactive online organizing workshop, led by the star alumni of our fellowship program. We'll introduce you to Prof. Marshall Ganz's organizing practice and prepare you with the organizing tactics you need to get your friends, family, and neighbors to the polls.

    Everything is on the line this fall. We'll show you how to do your part to make sure everyone's voice is heard.

  8. Crip Camp Film Discussion »

    October 20, 2020 - 12:00pm

    Join us for our Crip Camp discussion after our Crip Camp Watch Party, even if you watched the film at a different time. Check your email for a link from Mary Eldredge ( for more details.

  9. SSW Town Hall »

    October 20, 2020 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

    Student organizers will be holding a student-centered virtual Town Hall on Zoom in conjunction with Student Union, who will be acting as moderators, and with members of the administration in attendance to be present to answer questions.

    We recognize that not everyone will be able to make this time, and truly wish that there was a time when everyone in the community would be able to attend. Our hope is that folks who want to will be able to come for at least some of the event.

    View Town Hall Recording »

  10. Social Workers in Higher Education Virtual Panel #1 »

    October 21, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Panel #1: Wednesday, 10/21 & Panel #2: Tuesday, 11/10 both 12-1:30 PM EST.

    To give folks interested in pursuing higher education social work a chance to have conversation with and ask questions of a diverse group of folks who have established social work careers in higher education settings across the country.

    Conversation will be facilitated by the U-M Social Workers in Higher Education Affinity Group's Central Organizing Committee member and Field Faculty + LEO Lec III, Rachel Naasko.

    If you would like to participate as a panelist, please fill out this form.

    If you would like to attend this event as a guest, please RSVP here.


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