The School of Social Work is pleased to present the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion plan developed by the SSW community. From Fall 2016 to Winter 2017, we engaged in a year-long process to develop a plan that will help our SSW community improve diversity, equity and inclusion in the context of our social work heritage, as expressed in our vision, mission and goals. One of our first steps to implement the plan is to create an Office that will be responsible for prioritizing and coordinating the efforts of this comprehensive plan with the entire SSW community.
We want to hear your voices. I encourage each and every one of you to:
October 22, 2018 - 8:00am to October 23, 2018 3:00pm
This two-day symposium on refugee resettlement features keynote speakers U.S. Representative Debbie Dingell (MI-12th District) and Mark Hetfield, President and CEO of HIAS (founded as the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society). HIAS is the global Jewish nonprofit that Press enter to read full text...
October 22, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
The Impact of Episodes: Lunch & Discuss will use profound television shows and visual media as a catalyst for discussion as it pertains to the School of Social Work and social work profession. This event features an episode from the hit television Press enter to read full text...
October 25, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Join us in room 2629 SSWB for our next Book Club meeting. We will continue our discussion of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander.
Learn more about the SSW Book Club.
All members of the SSW community are invited. Feel free to bring your lunch.
October 29, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Join the SSW Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for a student forum to discuss the School of Social Work’s recent climate survey results and engage in the ongoing conversation around improving school climate. Join us so that together we can foster a more Press enter to read full text...
October 29, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Panelists: Christina Kline, Disability Coordinator, U-M Office for institutional Equity; Jack Bernard, U-M Associate General Counsel
Moderator: Jeff Edelstein
Do you know the difference between Emotional Support Animals and assistive animals? Do you know which Press enter to read full text...
October 30, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Panelists: Petra Kuppers, Lloyd Shelton, Dessa Cosma, Pam McGuinty, Luke Kudryashov
This event will explore language and disability experiences through multiple lenses, including poetry, political implications, access to the nuances of English for people with Press enter to read full text...
November 1, 2018 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Despite the fact that ADHD is one of the most researched of psychiatric disorders, and neuroimaging studies show that it is a neurobiological disorder, ADHD myths continue to pervade our national discussion, fueled by sensationalized media and the opinions of mental Press enter to read full text...
November 7, 2018 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, which outlawed the widespread practice of housing discrimination. Please join historian and founder of the Black Scroll Network, Jamon Jordan, as he discusses the court case involving the family of Ossian Press enter to read full text...
November 14, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Reyna Ortiz has been working for over four years at Tasforce Prevention & Community Services: however, she has been involved with the transgender community since 2000. When she began to frequent other transgender women who were sex workers, Reyna then started to share her knowledge and help find resources available for the community.
December 3, 2018 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
University of Michigan
School of Social Work
1080 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106