Social Work Fall Colloquium: Registration & Preliminary Agenda

You can register online for the Southern Miss School of Social Work’s 2018 Fall Colloquium, Beyond “Advocacy” – New Movements for Lasting Change.

It is Wednesday, Nov. 14., from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. in the Thad Cochran Center 3rd Floor Ballrooms on the Hattiesburg campus. Sign-in begins at 8:30.

Cost is $45 and includes lunch; students register for free, but lunch is not included.

The Colloquium is approved for 4.0 Social Work CEs. including 2.25 Cultural Competency CEs.

IMPORTANT: If you have a current LSW license and want to get CEs for the Colloquium, you must notify Jenine Housewright at j.housley@usm.edu no later than Nov. 7. No charge for CEs.

Preliminary Speakers & Topics

Only People Power Can Save Us Now
Mike Forster – Professor, School of Social Work

Then and Now:  Hate in America
Joe Levin – Southern Poverty Law Center

Black Lives Matter
J. Lawrence – Attorney at Law

Women in Leadership
Jenn Gregory – Stennis Center for Public Service

Big, Bold, and Beyond: Making Transformational Change Happen in Mississippi
Terry Hunt

Life after Campaign School
Miranda Williams, Evelyn Sullivan, Brian Beck, & Chelsea Porter

Required Reading Options

Students must select one of the four:

  • In Naomi Klein’s No Is Not Enough, the acclaimed journalist and activist argues that Trump is not an aberration but a logical extension of the worst, most dangerous trends of the past half-century. It is not enough just to say “no”; instead we must say “yes” to reclaiming a fair and caring world.
  • In Angie Thomas’ The Hate U Give, Starr Carter, 16, moves between the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. Her world is shattered when her best friend is killed and the story becomes a national headline.
  • In Matthew Desmond’s Evicted, he follows eight families being ousted from their trailer parks and inner-city apartments, as they experience humiliating physical expulsion, mental despair, destroyed relationships, and separation from community.
  • In Rebecca Solnit’s Men Explain Things to Me, she explores what often goes wrong in conversations between men and women. She writes about men’s wrong assumptions about what they know and what they think women don’t know, and shares her own hilarious experiences.

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