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Social justice lecture series open to all

The Social Justice Caucus, part of the School’s Social Work Student Organization (SOWOSO), is sponsoring a free lecture series this semester that brings in guest speakers on a variety of topics. The lectures are open to all, and alumni and the UNC community are welcome to attend.

Recent talks included “Effects of historical trauma on North Carolina American Indians,” “Harm Reduction,” and “When Immigration Policy and Mental Health Collide.”

The remaining lectures are:

  • Tuesday, April 3, noon, Room 135: “Protecting ALL Families from Amendment One,” presented by Maxine Eichner, Ph.D., J.D., M.A., professor at the UNC School of Law.
  • Tuesday, April 10, noon, Room 135: “Occupy Eldercare: We are the 99%,” presented by Lisa Gwyther, LCSW, a licensed social worker with over 30 years of experience in aging and Alzheimer’s disease services.

1.5 contact hours are available for attendees. No registration is necessary.

The student organizers of the series are Social Justice Caucus co-chairs Kim Swanson, Stacey Craig Riberdy and Megan Squires; and member Derek Easley. Funding for the series is provided by UNC’s Graduate and Professional Student Federation.

For questions, contact faculty member Lisa de Saxe Zerden at (919) 962-6430 or