Evie Litwok to Deliver Convocation Presentation

May 2, 2019 

Evie Litwok, B.A., M.A., will deliver the Lydia Rapoport Convocation Presentation, "Our Journey to Fearless Activism" on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. The Lydia Rapoport Convocation Presentation is part of the Public Lecture Series in Social Work hosted annually by Smith College School for Social Work. Lectures are free, open to the public, and wheelchair accessible.

Founder and Executive Director of Witness to Mass Incarceration (WMI), Litwok will tell the story of her personal journey through two federal women's prisons and solitary confinement and how the experience ignited her social activism around the issue of mass incarceration and mass supervision.

Litwok hopes to "challenge and stimulate graduating students to think critically and imaginatively about current practices and the serious social, economic, physical and emotional consequences of mass incarceration — including effects on individuals, families and communities — and on the greater level, how to become activists for positive change in the world.

Additional events in the Public Lecture Series include the Lydia Rapoport Anti-Racism Lecture on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, the E Diane Davis Lecture on July 24, 2019, and the Brown Foundation Research Lecture on July 31, 2019. 
Founded in 1918, the Smith College School for Social Work is internationally recognized for its academic excellence and its specialization in graduate-level clinical social work, as well as for its commitment to anti-racism. The School offers M.S.W. and Ph.D. programs, as well as professional education. It has been coeducational for more than 40 years.
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