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  • Abdi Nor Iftin joins Centennial Speaker Series on April 8Abdi Nor Iftin joins Centennial Speaker Series on April 8
    Abdi Nor Iftin, author of the memoir “Call Me American,” is the next featured speaker for the Centennial Speakers Series at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work. “A Refugee’s Journey: A Conversation with Abdi Nor Iftin” is scheduled for Thursday, April 8, 2021, at 6 p.m. The free event will ...
  • Highlights from Ibram X. Kendi’s presentationHighlights from Ibram X. Kendi's presentation
    The new Centennial Speaker Series is becoming a highlight of the academic year for UNC School of Social Work students, alumni, faculty, and staff. The series began in September with a presentation from Rev. William Barber. In October, the School welcomed Dr. Ibram X. Kendi for a special conversation, “How To Be An Antiracist,” facilitated ...
  • SSW will host Ibram X. Kendi as part of Centennial Speakers SeriesSSW will host Ibram X. Kendi as part of Centennial Speakers Series
    UNC School of Social Work will host “How to Be an Antiracist: A Conversation with Ibram X. Kendi” on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020 (6 p.m.-6:55 p.m.). This event is online, free and open to the public (advance registration is required). The two-part program will include a moderated discussion with Ibram X. Kendi and UNC School of ...
  • Rev. William J. Barber: Social workers must be social justice advocatesRev. William J. Barber: Social workers must be social justice advocates
    Social work demands that social workers embrace their roles as social justice activists. The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II delivered this central message to nearly 400 viewers who tuned in on Sept. 24, 2020, as the School of Social Work launched its new Centennial Speaker Series. Barber’s presentation was the first of four lectures scheduled ...
  • UNC School of Social Work launches voter awareness campaignUNC School of Social Work launches voter awareness campaign
    Students, faculty and staff at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work have launched a statewide project to increase voter participation in North Carolina. Carolina Social Workers Action for Voting (C-SWAV) is a campaign to encourage individuals to vote and to help social workers share information with their clients, friends and ...
  • School of Social Work centennial celebration to span two yearsSchool of Social Work centennial celebration to span two years
    UNC School of Social Work has announced plans to span its centennial celebration over two years, beginning with the School’s 100th birthday in September 2020. “We were planning centennial events throughout this academic year, but due to COVID-19,  we can’t bring everyone together for an in-person celebration right now,” explained Mary Beth Hernandez, associate dean for ...
  • Centennial Speaker Series launches in September with Rev. Dr. BarberCentennial Speaker Series launches in September with Rev. Dr. Barber
    The 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 ...
  • Building on 100 Years of Excellence: Q&A with Dean Gary BowenBuilding on 100 Years of Excellence: Q&A with Dean Gary Bowen
    Dean Gary Bowen shared his vision for the UNC School of Social Work in a question-and-answer feature recently. Here’s the full statement of his vision, which will appear in an abbreviated format later this month in the University Gazette: The School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was founded in ...