March 24, 2017: Social Justice Student Symposium

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 am. For a detailed list of the symposium events view the tentative agenda here.

DATE & TIME: Friday, March 24, 2017 from 9 am to 1 pm

LOCATION: Wayne State University School of Social Work, 5447 Woodward Avenue, Detroit MI, 48202

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 or 313-577-4446.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: For additional information on this event contact Shantalea Johns at or 313-577-4409 or visit the Wayne State University Event Calendar.

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