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Social Work & Social Justice Education Symposium

The University of Massachusetts Amherst’s School of Education Social Justice Education presents: Social Work & Social Justice Education Symposium

Madeline Pérez
​Adelante: Supporting and Retaining Latina Adult College Students through a Social Justice Perspective
This presentation describes a student mutual aid group that seeks to support and retain Latina non-traditional college students with degree completion along the educational pipeline. The model of Adelante Circle of Support will be described. This work draws on a social justice orientated approach in education to actively address the dynamics of oppression, privilege, and isms, recognizing that society is the product of historically rooted, institutionally sanctioned stratification based on race, class, gender, sexual orientation, and ability.

Anthony De Jesús
Building a Foundation for Racial Justice in Child Welfare: Supporting the Development of Cultural Humility Skills
This presentation describes research, training and consultation activities that seek to reduce racial disparity and disproportionality along the child welfare continuum. Findings of a mixed methods study of a Racial Equity and Cultural Competency Training and Consultation model will be described. Using a Cultural Humility framework for analysis, qualitative interviews with training participants provide rich examples of key cultural humility skills and practice principles.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 4:00pm
Du Bois Library 2601, UMass Amherst
Free and open to the public

Madeline Pérez, Ph.D., M.Phil., M.S.W
Associate Professor of Social Work
Director, Institute for Latino Community Practice
University of St. Joseph

Anthony De Jesús, Ed.D., M.S.W.
Associate Professor, Social Work
Director of MSW Field Education
University of St. Joseph.