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Social Work Is BC: A School Celebration

NOVEMBER 11, 2014
6:00–8:00 p.m.
McGuinn Hall 121 Auditorium
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Parking available in the Beacon Street Garage. See parking rates and information.

On November 11, the university will officially recognize our name change to the Boston College School of Social Work, the original name of our school in 1936. We will mark this important event in our history by celebrating our presence at the very heart of Boston College's mission of social justice and service to others.

Students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends, and families are all invited to participate in the "Social Work is BC" event.  More about Social Work Is BC »

Macro-SIL Leadership Speakers Luncheon Series:
Talia Rivera, Network Manager at Council on Foundations

NOVEMBER 7, 2014
11:50 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Faculty Dining Room, McElroy Commons
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Limited to 10 students only. Please email Ian Witherby at witheria@bc.edu to reserve your spot. This event is now full, but please email us to add your name to the waitlist.

The Macro-SIL Program at Boston College School of Social Work is sponsoring a Leadership Speakers Luncheon Series during the 2014-2015 academic year. The program is designed to introduce Macro-SIL students and other BC Social Work students interested in leadership skills to the practical experiences of leaders in social-justice-oriented careers. Leaders are invited to campus to bring their expertise in administration, policy, change management/transformation, and social innovation to the discussions. They are interviewed about their greatest leadership challenge, their most important leadership lesson, and advice for students. A facilitated Q&A session with students will follow each interview.

Talia Rivera's experience working with youth began in 1998. She is among the leading thinkers on youth violence, gang interventions, network organizing, and street work in the City of Boston.  More about Macro-SIL Leadership Speakers Luncheon with Talia Rivera »

News

GSSW in the News
Colloquium Marks Debut of GSSW Immigrant Integration Lab

Presenters at the GSSW Immigrant Integration Colloquium.
Demetrios Papademetriou, President and Founder of Migration Policy Institute; Tiziana Dearing, Executive Director, Boston Rising; Angelo McClain, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Children and Families; Eva Millona, Executive Director, Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advisory Coalition; and Jane Tewksbury, Executive Director, Thrive in 5

JANUARY 15, 2013

In the midst of a national groundswell for immigration reform, the Graduate School of Social Work co-sponsored a December 14 colloquium that officially launched its broad-based effort to aid immigrants’ transition into American democratic society.

The event, held in the Heights Room of Corcoran Commons, served as a formal welcome for GSSW’s Immigrant Integration Lab (IIL) and its director, GSSW Research Professor Westy Egmont. The IIL is a unique applied research lab whose academic and clinical expertise will provide resources, studies and leadership to national working groups, local agencies and professional leadership that focus on immigrant integration.

An audience of academics, social work and human services professionals, advocates and other interested parties gathered at the colloquium to hear talks on immigration-related trends and issues, in Massachusetts and the U.S. as well as elsewhere in the world, and the impact an initiative like IIL can have on immigrant integration.

In his welcoming remarks, GSSW Dean Alberto Godenzi affirmed the IIL's work as central to the mission of the school and of Boston College itself — which, he noted, had been founded 150 years ago to serve the children of Boston’s immigrants.

Watch a video of the keynote by Demetrios Papademetriou, President and Founder of Migration Policy Institute »

Read more from the Boston College Chronicle »