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  • Writer's pictureGeorgianna Dolan-Reilly

Invitation: Creating Anti-Racist Solutions - Our Stories, Our Narratives, Our Collective Healing

Updated: Aug 1, 2022

By taking a wholistic approach to problem solving, which decenters the human-centric person-in-environment perspective and shifts the focus to person-AND-environment, Ecosocial Work offers an inherently anti-racist, anti-oppressive approach to social work practice, education, and policy. This is why we want to specially invite you to the below conference! Please consider sharing your work. All attendance and entries are welcome, and attendance/presentations can be done in person or virtually.

More details below!

Introducing the first annual symposium on anti-racist, anti-oppressive solutions for systemic change hosted by Ph.D. in social work students, the Sacred Heart University School of Social Work and the Office for Diversity & Inclusion

Our Stories, Our Narratives, Our Collective Healing

August 10, 2022 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

In-person or livestreamed

Sacred Heart University | West Campus | East Building Auditorium 3135 Easton Tpke, Fairfield, CT 06825

This symposium is designed to disseminate scholarly and community works addressing some of today’s most pressing issues within higher education, community settings and other social environments. Being anti-racist is not just the work of one individual or organization––this symposium seeks to generate and promote lasting systemic change through connection and collaboration.

Coffee, light breakfast and lunch will be served.

Keynote Speaker

Ijeoma Opara, Ph.D., LMSW, MPH

Assistant Professor of Public Health (Social & Behavioral Sciences), Yale School of Public Health

Dr. Opara provides a variety of workshops pertaining to incorporating strengths-based approaches that can support youth of color in prevention, in addition to incorporating cultural protective factors in the classroom to support students of color. Opara's workshops for universities and colleges center around her work as a community-based participatory researcher using anti-racist strategies while also educating faculty and staff on ways to address diversity in their research and teaching practices.

Registration & Cost

This event is free and open to the public.

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