Smith SSW Announces 2019 Public Lecture Series Speakers

April 25, 2019

Smith College School for Social Work is pleased to announce the speakers for the 2019 Public Lecture Series in Social Work. Hosted annually, the lectures are held in Weinstein Auditorium in Wright Hall. All lectures are free, open to the public and wheelchair accessible. 

The Lydia Rapoport Convocation Presention on June 2, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. will feature Evie Litwok, B.A., M.A., founder and executive director of Witness to Mass Incarceration. Her talk, "Our Journey to Fearless Activism," will chronicle her personal journey through two federal women's prisons and solitary confinement. 

The second lecture in the series is the Lydia Rapoport Anti-Racism Lecture on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.. Delivered by Courtney Cogburn, Ph.D., assistant professor at Columbia University School of Social Work, the lecture is titled "Empathy is Insufficient: Addressing Resistance to Meaningful Engagement of Racism." 

The E. Diane Davis Lecture on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 will be delivered by Celia Jaes Falicov, Ph.D. Falicov is an internationally reknowned psychologist and leading clinical scholar and educator in the field of family therapy. Falicov will present "On Living with Two Hearts: Working with Latino Immigrant and Refugee Children and Families."

The final lecture in the series is the Brown Foundation Research Lecture on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. Michael Lindsey, M.S.W., M.P.H., Ph.D., noted scholar in the field of child and adolescent mental health, will present "Dying to Ask for Help: Suicide Trends and Treatment Disparities Among U.S. Adolescents.

Lectures provide one and one-half (1.5) Continuing Education Credits (CEs). The cost to register for CEs is $15 per lecture. Those who wish to earn CEs should arrive 15 minutes ahead of the lecture to register. To receive a CE certificate, you must attend the entirety of the lecture

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