November 12, 2015
Parking available in the Beacon Street Garage. See parking rates and information.
This fun annual event gives BC Social Work alumni and students a chance to explore careers and network with each other through informal conversation and a short panel discussion. Appetizers and beverages provided. Drop by for all or part of the evening.
Last year over 40 alumni and 100 students attended.
|6:30-7:00 p.m.||Panel discussion|
Hosted by BC Social Work Alumni Association and Career Services.
Alumni: Please RSVP to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2015BCSSWnetworking by October 29.
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November 9, 2015
McGuinn Hall Auditorium (McGuinn 121)
Open to the entire BC Community
As part of the BCSSW Diversity + Justice Series events, BC Social Work will host a presentation with Dr. Michael Omi. Michael is a sociologist and associate professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California at Berkeley. He is also Associate Director of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society that brings together scholars, policy makers, and stakeholders to eliminate barriers to an inclusive, just, and sustainable society.
Michael is known for his collaboration with Howard Winant on the ground-breaking and classic book, Racial Formation in the United States, first published in 1986. Michael will be speaking about the third edition of his book which has been substantially revised and recently released this year. The book is transformative with a cogent discussion and elaboration on the social construction and politics of race. A major part of the racial formation theory is that the complex meanings of race are constantly shaped and reshaped by political struggles at the micro and macro levels. The book helped change the scholarship about race in a number of fields including sociology, education, health, and the behavioral sciences. Michael’s will discuss what’s “new” in the new edition, consider contemporary events through the lens of racial formation theory, and reflect on future trends in racial theory.
Co-Sponsors: Boston College School of Social Work, African and African Diaspora Studies Program, Asian and Asian American Studies, Asian Pacific Islander Employees, Lynch School of Education, Department of Sociology and the BCSSW Center for Social Innovations as part of the City Awake Boston.
OCTOBER 31, 2012
The Boston College Graduate School of Social Work Immigrant Integration Lab (IIL) is pleased to announce its first Immigrant Integration Fellow. A $10,000 Fellowship has been awarded to Lyndsey McMahan, MSW '14, who will research the provision of basic needs to asylees in the United States being released from detention centers. McMahan, selected from a competitive pool of applicants, is a former community health worker in Zambia with the Peace Corps and a local social worker who has returned to school after a decade in the field. She is a native of Oklahoma.
McMahan will join the Lutheran Social Services (LSS) immigrant legal services with attorney Erin Frick (Boston College Law School) from their Worcester offices. The two professionals will team up to provide legal services to asylum applicants and find a way to provide essential food and shelter for the clients. As a Fellow, McMahan will combine direct service, along with the larger research project of finding models of intervention and developing a best practice in the field. She will share her findings through a paper and reports.
"My work throughout the fellowship will be to establish a model of aid for asylum seekers who are currently being held in detention centers and do not have access to government assistance," McMahon said. "The goal is to create a system that works here in Massachusetts and can be replicated in other states that have a high volume of immigrants."
The IIL Fellowship is funded through the generous support of a Massachusetts donor who is providing for the larger needs of the community through the faith community, LSS. The partnership was formed to pursue the questions raised by the provision of service as an opportunity to see the impact of combined professional disciplines working in a coordinated fashion for the client's benefit.