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School of Social Work

March 19, 2020 | 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Category: Lecture
Location: Law School Partrich Auditorium | Map
471 W. Palmer
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: 0
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Parents, Prospective Students, Staff

The Wayne State University School of Social Work and Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development are proud to host David J. Pate, Jr, PhD as the keynote speaker of the 14th Annual Diversity Lecture entitled Do Black Men deserve the American dream?: The Impact of Gendered Deservingness on economic security for marginalized families."

An expert on low income African-American men, fatherhood, and child support, Pate studies how black men are affected by the social welfare system and the challenges that impede their ability to attain economic security. His research projects involve the use of qualitative research methods to examine life course events of African-American men and boys.

Pate is the Chair and Associate Professor of the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Helen Bader School of Social Work. Pate is also an Affiliated Associate Professor in the following UW - Madison departments:  the Institute for Research on Poverty, the Institute for Child and Family Well-Being, the Department of African and African Diaspora Studie and the University Honors College.

We will be offering 2 FREE Social Work CEUs to attendees. No pre-registration is required.

Are you interested in having your students attend the lecture for class credit? We can track their attendance for you! Simply contact  Katie Alfonsi at 313-577-9348 or with your student roster and we will send you the attendance record after the lecture!

For more information about this event, please contact Katie Alfonsi at 313-577-9348 or