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March 24, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Category: Other
Location: School of Social Work
Cost: 0
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Prospective Students, Staff

The Wayne State University School of Social Work is proud to host its first annual Social Justice Student Symposium which will focus on student projects related to the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare's 12 Grand Challenges for Social Workers. This event will serve as a gathering of students, professors, and the public in celebration of national social work month. The symposium is designed to give our students a chance to highlight research or project based work they have done which may include thesis work, directed study projects, faculty-student projects, or community engagement initiatives.

A keynote lecture on the 12 Grand Challenges will be made by Wayne State School of Social Work Assistant Professor Suzanne Brown at 9:10 am. 

We strongly encourage students (BSW, MSW, PhD) to consider submitting an abstract for the opportunity to present either a poster or oral presentation.
Interested students should submit an abstract here. There will be a planning meeting for participants and support is available to assist students as they prepare for either format. Student abstracts are due February 24th, 2017.

AUDIENCE: This FREE event is open to students, alumni, faculty, staff, and the public.

CE CREDITS: The Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative has approved this lecture for 1 Continuing Education contract hours at a cost of $10 under CE Approval #: MICEC-0058. No pre-registration is required. Simply register directly before in the lobby of the School of Social Work and receive your CE certificate following the event.

Learning objectives for this event:

  • Discuss the importance of addressing the Social Work Grand Challenges in the classroom and beyond
  • Know and use the Grand Challenges to inform innovative research and project based solutions to societal issues
  • Demonstrate the use of research and community engagement projects to inform personal and professional social work practice

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: We are seeking faculty, staff, or students interested in volunteering at this event. To sign up as a volunteer contact Takisha LaShore at ap7738@wayne.edu or 313-577-4446.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: For additional information on this event contact Shantalea Johns at shantalea@wayne.edu or 313-577-4409.


For more information about this event, please contact Shantalea Johns at 313-577-4409 or al3412@wayne.edu.