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October 2019

Disability as diversity

October 24 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

The Disability Awareness Speaker Series present

Emily Shryock, Emeline Lakrout, and Adria Battaglia
disability as diversity

Come hear UT students, faculty and staff talk about their personal and professional experiences with disabilities on campus.

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This series is sponsored by The University of Texas at Austin’s Texas Center for Disability Studies, Steve Hicks School of Social Work, School of Nursing, LGBTQ Studies in the College of Liberal Arts, Humanities Institute, and the Faculty Innovation Center.

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London Maymester info session

October 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Every May, social work faculty take a group of students to London to study social justice and social change from a critical international perspective.

Through immersion into London’s city life, students deepen their understanding of social justice, experience a diverse and multicultural landscape, and explore the historical roots of social welfare and social work. Students also work on in-depth projects where they explore a contemporary social justice issue in conjunction with local social service agencies.

Application deadline for May 2020: November 15.

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November 2019

Free our people: A history of grassroots organizing and media storytelling

November 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Disability Awareness Speaker Series present

Stephanie Thomas
Free our people: A history of grassroots organizing and media storytelling

 

This series is sponsored by The University of Texas at Austin’s Texas Center for Disability Studies, Steve Hicks School of Social Work, School of Nursing, LGBTQ Studies in the College of Liberal Arts, Humanities Institute, and the Faculty Innovation Center.

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Texas Clinical Supervision Conference

November 7 @ 8:30 am - November 8 @ 3:00 pm

Stronger Together: Intentionality, Accountability & Ethics in Advanced Clinical Supervision

This conference will provide a multidisciplinary audience of clinical supervisors — social workers, licensed professional counselors, and marriage and family therapists, as well as professional educators in these disciplines — with the opportunity to enhance knowledge, skills, and practice in this complex and challenging arena.

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Dean Jack Otis Social Policy Lecture: Cindy Nava

November 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

The Dean Jack Otis Social Problem and Social Policy Lecture presents:

Cindy Nava, AA, BA, MA.
“Awakening the Leader Within: Young Professionals of Color Rising to the Call to Action”

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About the speaker: Cindy Nava, AA, BA, MA, arrived to the U.S. at the age of seven from Chihuahua, Mexico. She was raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico and is proud to call herself a “Mexican-New Mexican.” Growing up undocumented, Nava became the first in her family to graduate from high school and obtain a college degree. She became the first undocumented person to intern for a national political party in Washington, DC, and then became the first DACA recipient to work as a majority pool analyst for the New Mexico House of Representatives. Nava was named one of the Huffington Post’s “40 under 40s: Latinos in US Politics.” She is a motivational speaker and leadership trainer who works to empower communities of color to become civically engaged across the nation. Her passion for strengthening women’s voices in policy and politics has led to numerous leadership opportunities collaborating with EMERGE America, Ready to Run and as a TEDx speaker.

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TBRI and NME in work with children and adolescents

November 15 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

“An Introduction to TBRI and NME: Individual and Group Approaches to Working with Children and Adolescents” by Mary Beer, LCSW. Register here.

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December 2019

Trauma-informed services with adult refugees, asylees, and immigrants

December 6 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

“Trauma-informed services with adult refugees, asylees, and immigrants” by Joanna Mendez, LMSW. Register here.

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