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  • Healing Racial Violence: The Power of Consciousness and Communication (May 2019)

    Dates:

    Friday, May 24, 2019. 9:00 am - 12:15pm

    Location:

    MSU Detroit Center, 3408 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201

    Description:

    Understanding the origins of racial conflict and trauma from a human services perspective, allies within our community will be able to assist in addressing privilege and oppression, address and acknowledge hate crime concerns, while promoting equal opportunity efforts that help communities, public agencies, businesses, and schools identify and prevent or eliminate illegal discrimination, bias, and unfair practices. This will open up a cross-cultural communication among peers and colleagues that will offer incident response methods and address the underlying, long-term effect on community relations. Skill Level: Beginning and Intermediate and Advanced

    *Clinical and Macro Practice. Trauma Certificate Elective Course

    Available SW CECHs: 3.0

  • The Flint Water Crisis: A Systemic Approach to Moving a Community from Crisis to Recovery (May 2019)

    Dates:

    May 17, 2019. 1:00 pm - 4:15 pm

    Location:

    MSU Federal Credit Union 4825 E. Mount Hope Road, East Lansing, MI 48823

    Description:

    This workshop will look at the Flint water crisis through the lens of systemic racism. It will discuss strategic steps to moving traumatized communities forward by addressing long-standing disinvestment and ingrained hopelessness and helplessness. The workshop will help you to put the strengths perspective into action in a community where “strength” is sometimes difficult to identify, while simultaneously working with community, local, state, and federal governments to address policy issues. Skill Level: Beginning and Intermediate and Advanced *Clinical and Macro Practice. Recommended for LMSW.

    Available SW CECHs: 3.0

  • World View Lecture Series (2018 - 2019)

    Dates:

    • October 1, 2018: Ron Suskind
    • November 5, 2018: Nontombi Naomi Tutu
    • March 18, 2019: Joy-Ann Reid

    Location:

    Wharton Center Cobb Great Hall, MSU, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    The MSU Wharton Center's World View Lecture Series allows participants to immerse themselves in today’s leading issues, with viewpoints presented by world-renowned experts, at amazingly low prices.​ 

    The 2018-2019 schedule includes:

    • Ron Suskind: ​Ron Suskind’s book, Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes and Autism, examines his family’s twenty-year adventure of the heart with his son, Owen.
    • Nontombi Naomi Tutu: The challenges of growing up black and female in apartheid South Africa have been the foundation of Nontombi Naomi Tutu’s life as an activist, consultant, and educator.
    • Joy-Ann Reid: ​Known for her insightful news analysis, Joy-Ann Reid hosts AM JOY on MSNBC, and serves as a national correspondent appearing on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, Hardball with Chris Matthews, and The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell.
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