Celebrate Social Work Month 2015

The UConn School of Social Work is sponsoring a series of programs to celebrate Social Work Month 2015. The informative, challenging and thought-provoking events are free and open to all!

Thursday, March 5  –  Common Consciousness-Multiple Perspectives:Global Social Work in the 21st Century, a one day student-led conference featuring lectures from social work students from Hochschule Merseburg, Germany and UConn School of Social Work students who traveled to Germany, a keynote address, as well as an in-depth presentation on Systemic Social Work.

The Sixth SSW Research and Scholarship Exhibition will be held on Monday, March 9. The  keynote address, Building domestic and  global research partnerships, will be delivered by Dr. Jorge Delva, Professor and Associate Dean, University of Michigan, School of Social Work.  Dr. Delva, a highly successful international researcher will describe, compare, and contrast his experiences building research partnerships in the U.S. and globally.

The UConn School of Social Work and NASW CT Chapter are excited to co-sponsor, Trends in the Field and Opportunities for Social Work, featuring Heidi McIntosh, Deputy Director of Programs, National Association of Social Workers (NASW). This presentation on Wednesday, March 25 will focus on trends in practice and opportunities for social workers to impact on our changing practice environment, both nationally and in CT.

Social Work Month closes on Thursday, March 26 with the documentary film, Fire in the Blood,  the story of how Western pharmaceutical companies and governments actively denied access to low-cost AIDS drugs for the countries of Africa and the global south after 1996- causing over ten million unnecessary deaths. It also shows how a courageous group of activists and community organizers came together to help stop “the Crime of the Century,” saving millions of lives worldwide.     A lively and interactive film discussion with local and national HIV/AIDS advocates and activists will follow the film.


For more information and to register for events go to the School of Social Work home page.