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Centennial Speaker Series launches in September with Rev. Dr. Barber

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber IIThe Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II will be the inaugural speaker for the new Centennial Speaker Series at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work, officials at the School announced this week.

The School will host “An Evening with Rev. Dr. William Barber” on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, at 6 p.m. The online event will be livestreamed via Zoom, and a facilitated question-and-answer session will follow his presentation.

MSW student selected as I4 Boundary Spanner Scholar

MSW student Jazmyne Jones has been selected to participate in the 14 Boundary Spanner Scholars Program.

This scholars program is sponsored by the UNC Graduate School, Southern Futures Initiative, and the North Carolina Policy Collaboratory, which was established in 2016 by the N.C. General Assembly, to enable faculty, staff and students from across the UNC system to easily share their research expertise and best practices with government agencies and policymakers.

Neil Bilotta joins School of Social Work and GSDI to explore social inclusion and culturally responsive ethics of global social work

Neil Bilotta, Ph.D., has joined the UNC School of Social Work as a clinical assistant professor. Bilotta will work closely with Gina Chowa, professor and associate dean for global engagement and director of Global Social Development Innovations, and GSDI’s team of researchers.

New study shows stress in children affects parents' stress levels

For many parents, helping their children navigate and cope with stress and anxiety can be challenging on any given day. But a new study from social work researcher Melissa Lippold suggests that parents also need to be aware of how their child’s stress may impact their own health.

SSW invites social workers and others to participate in webinar on recognizing and disrupting systemic racism

The Jordan Institute for Families and the UNC School of Social Work's Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will host the webinar, "In Conversation: Recognizing and Disrupting Systematic Racism in Social Work Practice," on Sept. 3.

This important conversation will kick off at 5:30 p.m. and will be framed around the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics and the guiding principle that social workers must challenge social injustice. During the event, social workers across disciplines will be invited to share where and how they notice and perpetuate systemic racism and in what ways they work to disrupt it.

Panelists for this webinar will include: