SEPTEMBER 9, 2013
Heights Room, Corcoran Commons
Part of the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work 2013 Orientation program for all incoming students, this event will explore the social work profession's commitment to social justice and our school's promise to prepare students for empathetic and effective social work practice in a world filled with wonderful and complex diversity.
In addition, throughout the 2013-2014 academic year, the BC Social Work community will consider the impact of intolerance, discrimination, and prejudice on the health and happiness of older adults and their families.
APRIL 12, 2013
Murray Room, Yawkey Center
1.25 CEUs. Breakfast buffet
RSVP by March 29, 2013, to Serena Heartz at email@example.com or 617-552-0866
Christine Griffin, Law '73, Executive Director of The Disability Law Center, will be the featured speaker at the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work 7th Annual Pinderhughes Diversity Lecture. Griffin will speak on "Diversity and Inclusion: When Will People with Disabilities Be Included?"
Griffin recently returned to The Disability Law Center as the Executive Director. Previously, she served as the Assistant Secretary for Disability Policies and Programs for the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services.
A former active duty veteran and Lawyers Weekly "Lawyer of the Year," Griffin also served as Deputy Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. In 2005, she was sworn in to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and later was appointed by President Obama as its Acting Vice Chairman. Griffin is responsible for the creation and implementation of multiple groundbreaking initiatives in the disability rights arena.
JANUARY 15, 2013
By mid-century, the majority of the U.S. population will be made up of minorities, predominantly Latinos. On average, people with Latino backgrounds are disproportionally affected by low educational attainment and fewer financial resources. As a consequence, their families and communities often struggle with poverty and access to jobs and basic services. Hence, social workers are increasingly called to promote social change with and on behalf of this growing and diverse population.
In response to this call, Boston College Graduate School of Social Work established a Latino Leadership Initiative Program (LLI). The new offering, within the MSW program, bolsters students' linguistic and cultural competencies to work with Latino communities here and abroad. Selected courses are taught in Spanish and aim to familiarize students with the realities of Latino life in the U.S. and other countries. More about Latino Leadership Initiative Program »
JANUARY 11, 2013
8:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Parking: Beacon Street Garage levels 3 or 4 (entrances are on levels 1 and 2). Visitor parking rates apply without a Boston College parking permit.
Free, but REGISTRATION REQUIRED
3 CEUs offered
The 2013 GSSW Alumni Award Event will be co-sponsored by the GSSW Diversity Committee, whose theme this year is "Living with Disabilities: Lessons for Social Workers."
Faculty, students, alumni, and staff are invited to attend a morning conference to explore the intersections of diversity and social work practice and to honor this year's recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award. This event brings the entire GSSW community together at the start of the second semester to deepen our respect for the complex diversity of the people and communities we are privileged to serve and to strengthen our practice skills.
The keynote address will be presented by Mark Perriello, President and CEO of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD).
SEPTEMBER 10, 2012
Heights Room, Corcoran Commons
All new students at Boston College Graduate School of Social Work will participate with faculty, administration, and staff in an afternoon of presentations and discussions exploring the complexity of social work practice in a diverse world.
In addition to brief presentations by GSSW faculty and staff, there will be presentations by Susan B. Parker, former Director of Policy and Research, Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department of Labor, and by the staff, students, and parents from the Cotting School in Lexington.
Lunch will be served.