Public Lecture Series

Smith SSW students clapping at a public lecture.

The Smith College School for Social Work is pleased to offer its lively and informative summer public lecture series to area professionals, students and alumni.

Lectures are free, open to the public and wheelchair accessible. (See below for additional accessibility information).

  • Sunday, June 3, 2018 
    Lydia Rapoport - Convocation Presentation
    Speak These Bodies
    Lenelle Moïse
    Poet and Playwright 
    Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall
    4:15 - 5:15 p.m

  • Monday, June 18, 2018 
    Lydia Rapoport - Anti-Racism Lecture
    Clinical Social Work in the Age of Neoliberalism: “Staying Woke” and a Path Forward for Clinical Practice
    Dr. Dawn Belkin Martinez
    Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall
    7:30 - 9 p.m.

  • Saturday, June 30, 2018 
    E. Diane Davis Lecture
    Beyond the Service Member: Working with Post-9/11 Military Families throughout the Deployment Cycle   
    Dr. Ellen R. DeVoe
    Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall
    9:30 - 11 a.m.

  • Monday, July 23, 2018 
    Brown Foundation Research Lecture
    Embodiment of Historical Trauma and Micro-aggression Distress: Lessons from 10 years of research with American Indians and Alaska Natives
    Dr. Karina Walters
    Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall
    7:30 - 9 p.m.


Continuing Education Credits (CECs)

Lectures also provide one and one-half (1.5) Continuing Education Credits (CECs). The cost to register for CECs will be $15 per lecture. Those who wish to earn CECs should arrive 15 minutes ahead of the lecture to register; the registration fee will be collected at that time. Payment must be made by check or money order ONLY.

Accessibility Accommodations

Weinstein Auditorium is wheelchair accessible. For other disability accommodations or sign language interpreters, please contact the Office of the Dean at 413-585-7950 or email, at least two weeks in advance of the lecture.