Social justice is a cornerstone of the social work profession. There is much work to be done. On May 26, 2020 the Jordan Institute for Families partnered with the UNC School of Social Work’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to host a webinar titled: Racial Disparities in COVID-19: Implications for Policy, Practice, Research and Teaching.
The presenter was Dr. Enrique Neblett, Professor, School of Public Health, University of Michigan. Panelists included Jillian Johnson, Mayor Pro Tempore, City of Durham, NC, Valerie Arendt, Executive Director NASW-NC, Dr. Iheoma Iruka, Director, Center for Early Education Research and Evaluation, and JP Przewoznik, Clinical Assistant Professor at the UNC School of Social Work. Click here for the flyer.
Click here to watch the video. For a starter list of resources for learning, growth and action please read the blog post “Racism and Action”
Now may be the reason we were born. We all have skills that are needed. Now is the time. This is the place. We are the people. It is time for a radical transformation – to have policies based on life, liberation and love.” – Rev. Dr. William Barber II – the Poor People’s Campaign 2020
On June 30, 2020 the Jordan Institute for Families partnered with the UNC School of Social Work’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to host a webinar titled: Re-Imagining Community Safety: How We Can Move Beyond Policing.
Presenters and discussants included Maya Hart, MSW, NC Coordinator for SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective and Member of the Black Youth Project 100 Durham, Seth Kotch, PhD, UNC Chapel Hill Dept. of American Studies and author of Lethal State, Danielle Purifoy, PhD, Durham Beyond Policing Coalition and UNC Chapel Hill Dept. of Geography, and James Williams, JD, Orange Bias Free Policing Coalition and Chair of the Task Force on Racial and Ethic Bias in the Criminal Justice System.
For links to recordings from the 2017 series, please click here. For information on upcoming events check out our events page.