2022 is shaping up to be a year of celebrations and special events at the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work.
The Child Welfare Education and Research Programs will celebrate 25 years of statewide impact through education, advocacy, research, training, and technical assistance. Their key initiatives—the Child Welfare Resource Center, Child Welfare Education for Baccalaureates program, Child Welfare Education for Leadership program, and Child Welfare Workforce Excellence Fellows Program for MSW students—provide child welfare educational and practice leadership to agencies in every county and 16 public universities in Pennsylvania.
The programs will commemorate their anniversary with a public celebration and lecture from a renowned leader in the field in late spring 2022.
The Center on Race and Social Problems (CRSP) is commemorating 20 years since its founding by Dean Emeritus Larry Davis with a year of activities and events. CRSP supports scholarship, teaching, and community engagement related to race and racial equity, engaging faculty, students, and community partners from around the region. CRSP hosts public lectures, runs a graduate fellowship program, and provides competitive seed funding for scholars throughout the University who are conducting research on race. It also promotes interdisciplinary dialogue and collaboration among race researchers from all fields.
CRSP hosted disability rights advocate Haben Girma, the first deafblind woman to graduate from Harvard Law School, for a virtual talk on disability and race on February 2, 2022. This event marked the inaugural Florence Gibbs Momeyer Lecture at CRSP and served as the kickoff celebration for CRSP’s 20th anniversary year.
Visit socialwork.pitt.edu/events for all CRSP and child welfare anniversary activities.