March 22, 2021 - 4:30pm
We invite you to a community conversation about fall semester. As you know, the University President has announced "a responsible return to in-person education and a residential fall." This is a time for conversation - ask questions, raise concerns, and talk together as a school community. To aid the conversation, space will be limited. (We know it's coming up soon, so if you miss it, don't fear! If there is a lot of interest in this topic, we can hold another session soon.)
About the format. A few students and faculty have decided to try something different - smaller community conversations. Our hope is that this can take topics that lend themselves better to verbal dialogue off of email and into a face-to-face (or screen-to-screen!) environment. We will draw heavily on practices from intergroup dialogue and restorative justice.
March 23, 2021
March 23, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
This online session will provide the opportunity to learn more about the University of Michigan School of Social Work MSW program. Topics covered will include: Online Program, On-Campus Program, Curriculum Options, Application Process, Financial Aid, and more.
March 24, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Congratulations! Newly admitted MSW Students can connect virtually with Current MSW students regarding the MSW program!
What's the program really like? Where is your field placement? What do social work students do for fun? What is Ann Arbor like in the Winter? Join an MSW student as well as other admitted MSW students for a live webchat about the School of Social Work. Our MSW students are excited to answer any questions that you have and share their feedback about the program.
What am I Thinking? Understanding Personal Values and Beliefs and their Relationship to Cultural Identity and Practice
March 25, 2021 - 9:00am to 12:15pm
Note: This training is available for free to MDHHS-affiliated child welfare workers.
This webinar encourages participants to define and identify oppressive ideas and behaviors and their impact on marginalized populations. Participants will work collaboratively to examine individual biases and develop a plan to actively change individual and systematic oppressive actions.
Attendees will participate in lecture and small group discussions to be introduced, develop an increased awareness, and identify methods to disrupt practices of systematic oppression and their outcomes.
Registration for this course is closed. Visit the CE Course Catalog for more offerings.
March 25, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Homelessness and housing insecurity is an epidemic in our country, especially among Black and other communities of color. During a pandemic, these individuals end up being our most vulnerable. Linked to so many other systems of oppression, homelessness and housing insecurity is something as social workers that we are obligated to understand. Join us for this special virtual discussion featuring panelists who work on the frontline of Detroit’s housing insecurity to discuss how this issue has been exacerbated during the pandemic. Featured panelists include Lead Mobility Coach of Creating Opportunities to Succeed (COTS), Project Manager and Community Improvement Advisor for Built for Zero Nationals, Amber Elliott; and Courtney Smith, Executive Director of Detroit Phoenix Center.
Field credit is offered to students attending this session. Students should check with their field faculty supervisors for more information.Event Recording
March 25, 2021 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
The School of Social Work Alumni Relations Committee & Student Union Present:
Celebrating Social Work - Social Workers are Essential
Alumni and students come together to discuss how to learn and best practice social work during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Join us for breakout room discussions lead by members of the Alumni Relations Committee. Each breakout room will be dedicated to a specific topic suggested by the Student Union. Alumni will provide feedback, advice, and experience to students and each other in their breakout rooms.
March 26, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
The SSW Book Club will meet at noon via Zoom to discuss Alice Randall's novel, Black Bottom Saints.
All members of the SSW community are invited. Use your umich Zoom account to join. (If needed, contact 4-HELP for help with SSO authentication: 734-764-4357)
March 30, 2021 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Visit the SSW meeting calendar for full schedule information.