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.
APRIL 2, 2013
Graduate School of Social Work Associate Professor Marylou Sudders has been appointed by Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo to a special advisory panel that will study and recommend possible legislative solutions to address gun violence.
The panel, which is comprised of legislators and experts in mental health, law enforcement and other related areas, is chaired by Northeastern University Associate Dean Jack McDevitt. Other members include Natick Police Chief James Hicks, Massachusetts General Hospital Associate Chief of Psychiatry John Herman, Revere Public Schools Superintendent Paul Dakin and attorney Raffi Yessayan, former chief of the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Gang Unit.
Sudders, a former Massachusetts Commissioner of Mental Health, chairs the GSSW Health and Mental Health Concentration and focuses her teaching and research on mental health policy, children's mental health, mental health planning, and child abuse and neglect.
"I appreciate that, with the creation of this panel, we are trying to have a thoughtful conversation about guns and mental illness, instead of reacting viscerally to events," said Sudders. "I am honored to play any part I can in aiding this dialogue."