On Sept. 22, Jeanne Cross served as a panelist on an anti-human trafficking panel at Western Illinois University. The following day, she helped lead WIU’s first Western Against Slavery campus meeting as a social work student and anti-trafficking advocate. On Nov. 3, Cross will be speaking at a convocation at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala. in an effort to raise awareness and funding for NGO anti-trafficking efforts. The following day, she will be a guest speaker in two Introduction to Sociology courses on human trafficking. Cross is a first-year MSW student enrolled in the MSW/MDiv dual-degree program. After graduating, she hopes to work full-time in anti-trafficking advocacy and with persons affected by sex-trafficking and/or commercial sexual exploitation.
George (Jay) Jahnes, a foundation student in our Winston-Salem Distance Education MSW Program, is pictured in a Fox 8 TV news story about the “All Pro Dads” program he is assisting with at Oak Hill Elementary School in High Point. The story features our field instructor, School Social Worker Keith G. Pemberton. The program is an initiative to get fathers involved in their child’s education.
On Sept. 16, students Jessica Lambert Ward and Susannah Walker presented a workshop, “Historical Trauma: Legacies of Colonialism in American Indian Communities,” at the 5th Annual Conference for American Indian Women of Proud Nations, in Raleigh.