Social workers are well-positioned to provide high-quality, culturally responsive care rooted in an anti-oppression framework that attends to historic harms. In fact, it is an obligation of a profession that is rooted in social justice. Yet social workers still cause harm and are complicit to racism in micro, mezzo, and macro practice. This two-part class will introduce and build upon concepts, theoretical foundations, and social work history to build a platform by which social workers can actively engage in social work practice rooted in anti-oppression and contribute to decolonizing across systems. The class will provide opportunities for participants to engage in self-reflection and interrogate the roots of social work practice.
Four continuing education hours will be offered upon completion of the course.
This event is open to alumni, faculty/staff, parents, students, and the public.