All children should be protected from violence, exploitation, and abuse. Yet millions of children worldwide—from all socioeconomic backgrounds and across all ages, religions, and cultures—suffer violence, exploitation, and abuse every day. And millions more are at risk. Looking back at the last century, have we created a more just world for children?
In honor of Social Work Month 2020, Fordham’s Graduate School of Social Service is hosting a lecture devoted to these important topics. Shirley Gatenio Gabel, Ph.D., the newly appointed MaryAnn Quaranta Endowed Chair in Children for Social Justice, will discuss how our sense of justice for children has changed and explore the future expectations for justice we are creating for children. Attendees are invited to stay after the lecture for a networking reception.
Featured Speaker Bio:
Shirley Gatenio Gabel, M.S.W and Ph.D., is a professor who was recently appointed as the MaryAnn Quaranta Endowed Chair in Children for Social Justice at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Social Service. She began her career as a case worker in child welfare and in community organizing, moving to lobbying and policy analysis. Gatenio Gabel has served as a consultant to UNICEF, UNESCO, and U.N. member countries on child poverty and social protection and represents the International Association of Schools of Social Work at the United Nations. She has been an invited to speak on children and families, human rights, and comparative social policies around the world. She is the editor of a book series on applying rights-based approaches to social work practice and is the co-founder/co-editor of the Journal of Human Rights and Social Work.
This event is open to alumni, faculty/staff, and students.