School Diversity News
Diversity Open House: September 2009
The School hosted its annual Diversity Open House on Sept. 19, welcoming nearly 100 students and faculty from the state's Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and academic programs. The annual event is co-sponsored by the N.C. Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers and enables students from HBCUs who are considering the field of social work an opportunity to see the Carolina campus and mingle with School students and faculty. High school students from predominately underrepresented communities around the state were also invited to participate. More photos
Emerita faculty member Hortense McClinton was given the Legacy Award for distinguished service on May 8 from UNC's Black Faculty Staff Caucus. In 1966, McClinton became the first black faculty member at UNC-Chapel Hill and remained on the School of Social Work faculty until her retirement in 1984. View larger
UNC’s School of Social Work has received the University’s 2009 distinguished “Diversity Award” for efforts to enhance diversity on the Carolina campus.
The award, given by the UNC Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, Student Government and the Multicultural Council, was recently created as a way to honor UNC faculty, staff, students, student organizations, schools or departments, and community members or alumni for contributions in “creating an inclusive and diverse” campus community. Six other award recipients were honored during an inaugural reception at Graham Memorial’s Johnston Center for Undergraduate Excellence on April 29. Full story
School Screens Independent Documentary "Walls That Bleed"
The student protests and gunfire that erupted on the campus of North Carolina A&T State University nearly 40 years ago has long been an understated part of North Carolina’s Civil Rights movement. But Aggie alumnus, Michael Anthony, is on a quest to change that with his 2008 independently produced documentary, “Walls That Bleed.”
The film, which Anthony also directed, was screened at the School of Social Work on Feb. 3 as part of campus-wide events celebrating and honoring diversity. The film was shown to more than 150 people, including UNC students, faculty, staff, and invited guests just a few months shy of the event’s 40th anniversary. Full story
School holds Diversity Open House
On Oct. 7, the School welcomed 92 students and faculty from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) across the state for our annual Diversity Open House. This event was co-sponsored by the National Association of Social Workers-North Carolina Chapter.
The Diversity Open House gives us the opportunity to invite students and faculty from HBCUs to explore our MSW program, and think about UNC-Chapel Hill as a viable option for graduate education in the field of social work. Activities for the day included faculty presentations on social work careers, class visits, lunch with faculty and current students, a GRE workshop, and a faculty roundtable discussion.
Students celebrate cultural diversity with performances
On September 16, the School of Social Work held its annual Arriba Harambee' Ch'ukhahada multicultural event celebrating the ethnic, racial and cultural diversity represented in our school and community. Talented students and faculty gave musical, drama and dance performances. Attendees also enjoyed a luncheon featuring international fare.