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December 2017

Poster session: Exploring social justice movements

December 11 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 pm

Please join the SW 325: Foundations of Social Justice class on the second floor hallway to learn about the history of 16 social justice movements. Students spent an entire semester studying the historical context, mobilization strategies, and
the impact of these movements. They are excited to share implications of our research for current and future social change efforts.

  • Poster 1: American Indian Power Movement and Activism, Grant Calzoncit & Ashley Tamayo
  • Poster 2: Antifa, Zoe Zoeller & Jacque Chan
  • Poster 3: Black Lives Matter, Ajla Hadzalic & Adrienne Walk
  • Poster 4: Black Power Movement, Sarah Jones & Yudith Morales
  • Poster 5: Chicano Movement, Kitty Mappus & Priscilla Lugo
  • Poster 6: Civil Rights Movement, Africa Ibarra & Eduardo Pelliccia
  • Poster 7: Cooperative Movement, Daniel Suh & Kris Marshall
  • Poster 8: Disability Rights Movement, Dany Treviño & Libby Vaughn
  • Poster 9: Environmental Movement, Austin McKee & Brenda Perez
  • Poster 10: LGBT Rights Movement, Jimmy Ding & Dany Ochoa
  • Poster 11: Movimiento al Socialismo/Movement for Socialism, Avi Trent Poster 12: Prison Abolition Movement, Joe Forrer & Quana Smith
  • Poster 13: Sanctuary Movement, Megan Perin & Brooke Bernard
  • Poster 14: Settlement Movement, Sam Schade & Hannah Lewis
  • Poster 15: United Farm Workers, Adriana Aguirre-Hernandez & Sylvia Feghali
  • Poster 16: Women’s Liberation Movement, Alyssa Garza & Jacob Branson
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January 2018

Decision case training for trainers in the field of sexual violence

January 8, 2018 - January 10, 2018

Join the Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (IDVSA) for its CORSA Project’s Decision Case Train the Trainer: A New Technique for Trainers in the Field of Sexual Violence.

This three-day, FREE Train-the-Trainer Conference held at UT Austin will introduce and build instructional skills in the decision case study method. This method promotes dialogue and deep learning using case studies developed from dilemmas faced by Texas professionals in law enforcement, prosecution, and advocacy.

IDVSA will train a multi-disciplinary cohort of trainers from around the state from the fields of law enforcement, prosecution and advocacy with expertise in sexual assault cases to become trainers on this new methodology. IDVSA is currently recruiting individuals who can train system responders in their area of the state as part of their current position or regular work. Please contact Maggy McGiffert for more information at marymcgiffert@austin.utexas.edu

Each trainer will receive access to the six decision cases that IDVSA has compiled as well as the complementary training resources and curricula / facilitation guides. The training will involve learning about this innovative model and practicing facilitation skills with a national leader on this methodology, Dr. Terry Wolfer, from the University of South Carolina.

This project is supported by the Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division (Contract No. UTA14-001266). The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Texas Office of the Governor.

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The Art of Clinical Supervision

January 22, 2018 @ 8:30 am - January 24, 2018 @ 5:30 pm

“The Art of Clinical Supervision: A Relational/Cultural Model: Board-Approved Certification for LCSWs” by Tammy Linseisen, LCSW, ACSW.

This course is full, but call (512) 471-2886 or email ssw-pd@austin.utexas.edu to be placed on the waiting list.

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March 2018

Otis Lecture: Environmental justice, racism, and health disparities

March 21, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

The Dean Jack Otis Social Problem and Social Policy Lecture presents

Sacoby Miguel Wilson, PhD
Environmental Justice, Racism, and Health Disparities: Use of Community-Engaged Research for Capacity-Building, Inpowerment, and Action


About the speaker: Sacoby Wilson, PhD, is an associate professor with the Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health and Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Maryland-College Park. Wilson has over 15 years of experience as an environmental health scientist in the areas of exposure science, environmental justice, environmental health disparities, community-based participatory research, water quality analysis, air pollution studies, built environment, industrial animal production, climate change, community resiliency, and sustainability. He works primarily in partnership with community-based organizations to study and address environmental justice and health issues and translate research to action.

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