March 21, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
March 22, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pmSchool of Social Work Guest Lecture and Workshop by Nikkita Oliver
Join the Nikkita Oliver guest lecture and workshop on community participation, and grassroots organizing in policy and politics.
Co-sponsored by the School of Social Work, Community Action and Social Change Minor, and Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Thursday, March 21st, 12:00 - 1:30PM, RSVP Required
Educational Conference Center, Lunch Provided
Inspired by the events of the November 2018 primary election, the lecture will provoke discussion on the role and importance of representation in the electorate, and strategies to engage community in the political process. Guest speaker Nikkita Oliver will share her story as the first political candidate of the Seattle People's Party, in her run for Mayor of Seattle in 2017. Through her story, participants will learn more about her journey as a political candidate, and the importance of continued community participation in social and political action. The program will present discussion about the role of community practitioners in political advocacy at the intersection of grassroots community organizing, and the use of politics and policy to promote social justice.Workshop: Political Grassroots Organizing and Social Action
Friday, March 22nd, 9:00AM - 12:00PM, RSVP Required
Educational Conference Center, Breakfast Provided
Guest speaker Nikkita Oliver will lead an interactive workshop on community participation and grassroots political organizing and action. Participants will gain knowledge of tacit skills, tools and approaches to engage community through political education and advocacy in local governing structures.
In order to join each program, complete the online reservation form.
justice is just us being us
Nikkita Oliver is a Seattle-based creative/artist, community organizer, educator, and attorney. Working at the intersections of arts and organizing she strives to create experiences which draw us closer to our humanity. Her work asks us to engage what we see happening now and to imagine what we hope to see in the future. Nikkita holds a J.D. and Masters of Education from the University of Washington. She is also the case manager for Creative Justice, an arts-based alternative to incarceration, and has worked for arts organizations such as Writers in the Schools and Arts Corps. Nikkita is one of the Seattle Mets 2018 50 Most Influential Women in Seattle, the recipient of the 2018 UW Women's Center Women of Courage Award, 2018 UW Evan's School of Public Policy NOW (Network of Womxn) Award, 2017 City Arts Artists of the Year, Gender Justice Power Award (2017), Seattle King County NAACP President's Leadership Award (2017), Columbia Legal Services Imagine Justice Visionary of the Year (2017), the University of Washington Women's Law Caucus Outstanding Achievement as a Young Lawyer Award (2017), the Seattle Office of Civil Rights Artist Human Rights Leader Award (2015), and the 2014 Seattle Poetry Slam Grand Champion.
March 22, 2019 - 11:30am to 4:00pm
The purpose of the event is to look at social work/social science fields through the black struggle. We have come together to organize a community event to present social work beyond a white professional framework, and dive into exploring the Black Struggle and the optics of Our contribution towards liberation. This is a free event and all are welcome.
Sponsored by: Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion, Black Radical Healing Pathways, University of Michigan's School of Social Work Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Office, New Leaders in African Centered Social Work.
March 22, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
MSW Virtual Open House is focused on providing information for students admitted to or applying for the Fall 2019 MSW program.
This online session will address many questions that students have before starting the MSW program. Faculty, staff, and students of the MSW program will be available to discuss the curriculum, field placement, career services, the student experience, and more. There will be an opportunity to ask questions during the session. Join us!
Slides and a recording of the session will be posted on this page once it is complete.
March 23, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
This introductory course will examine the principles of Infant Mental Health intervention with families of infants and young children. Using attachment theory as a foundation, we will examine best practices in supporting early developing relationships between infants and young children and their caregivers. Special attention will be given to understanding the processes through which practitioners can promote infant well-being and expand parenting capacity to nurture and protect their children.
Registration for this course is closed. Visit the CE Course Catalog for more offerings.
March 24, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Abstraction, Color, and Politics in the Early 1970's explore intersections of social justice, race and gender through the large scale, abstract works of the artists.
Join Larry M. Gant, Professor of Social Work for his take on the large-scale abstract works of Al Loving and Sam Gilliam. Gant explores the challenges and controversies experienced by the artists, suggesting ways that their approaches have and continue to generate, in the words of James Baldwin, “the evidence of things unseen."
The program is free, but registration is required.
March 25, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Come to have a free lunch and learn about macro social work. Michael has worked in the field of housing and community development for 30 years. Since 1993, he has worked at Avalon Housing, starting as Housing Development Specialist and later serving as Associate and then Executive Director. Currently he is the Senior Developer at Avalon. Avalon is an Ann Arbor-based supportive housing provider that currently owns and manages 292 apartments in Washtenaw County with a focus on providing housing for persons experiencing homelessness. Since 2016, Michael has also been Senior Project Manager with Develop Detroit, which is a relatively new non-profit, real estate development organization that focuses on providing affordable and mixed-income housing in Detroit's neighborhoods. He has been involved in these projects from site selection through operations with primary responsibility for securing financing for housing development, as well as ongoing operating grants, support services grants and rental assistance. Beginning as a tenant organizer and housing advocate in his SSW field placement, Michael also has experience in organizing, advocacy and policy initiatives, as well as organizational development. He has taught Community Practice courses at the University of Michigan School of Social Work, led trainings and provided technical assistance.
WoMan: Gender Expression & Race Documentary Screening & Discussion with Sharron Fincher, creator & director »
March 25, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Join us for an open dialogue about Masculine of Center (MoC) lesbians and how gender impacts our experience, wellbeing, and relationships. Following the documentary screening, we will have a panel of MoC lesbians who participated in the documentary to discuss the documentary and engage the audience in a dialogue about the gender binary and the challenges it creates.
This is event is co-sponsored by the School of Social Work Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, TBLG Matters, the Queer Advocacy Coalition, the Institute for Research on Women & Gender (IRWG), and the Initiative on Gender Based Violence and Sexual Harassment at IRWG. Refreshments will be served.
For those who cannot join in-person, LINK TO LIVESTREAM THE EVENT: https://bluejeans.com/725920477
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TO WATCH THE FILM: PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINK TO THE YOUTUBE VIDEO: https://youtu.be/RX6R_jSelRY
After the film, please re-join the livestream to view the panel discussion.
March 26, 2019 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
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March 27, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
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