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My Journey as a Social Worker in Politics

My Journey as a Social Worker in Politics

Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2023Time: 7-8:30 p.m.Format: Virtual (Zoom) Curious about what social work looks like in a policy setting?   Join Chiara Padovani, Veronica Javier, Nokha Dakroub and Yvonne Kelly for a discussion about the critical role of social work in government planning. Panelists Yvonne Kelly, MSW, worked and volunteered in York Region since 2009 […]

The Cypher: Hip Hop as a Method A Process of Critical Healing Through Art, Politics, and Culture - Part Two

The Cypher: Hip Hop as a Method A Process of Critical Healing Through Art, Politics, and Culture - Part Two

Special Guests:Shad - Rwandan-Canadian recording artist and broadcasterClaudia Appiateng - Social Justice Advocate and Spoken Word PoetDr. Angel Jones - Educator, Activist, Poet, Mental health advocateDr. Ian P. Levy - Emcee, Educator, Assistant Professor at Manhattan College & UniversityTimothy Jones - Writer, Educator, Lecturer and Hip-Hop Scholar This event is Part Two of a Two […]

The Cypher: Hip Hop as a Method A Process of Critical Healing Through Art, Politics, and Culture - Part One

The Cypher: Hip Hop as a Method A Process of Critical Healing Through Art, Politics, and Culture - Part One

This event is Part One of a Two Part workshop that was hosted by the School of Social Work on February 3rd, 2021. This workshop was facilitated by Ken Williams, Precious Myers, and Freda Bizimana and is an introductory session that focused on the historical context of Black popular culture and music leading up to […]

Feature Profile: Field Instructor Kristen Lwin

Feature Profile: Field Instructor Kristen Lwin

Kristen is serving as the Executive Director of Practice and Research Together, a national non-profit knowledge translation organization for child welfare.  Kristen has led the development of a curriculum focused on promoting research evidence use in child welfare.  Kristen has over twenty years of clinical experience with victims of crime and in the child welfare […]

SOWK supports the statement issued by the Race Equity Caucus of YUFA

SOWK supports the statement issued by the Race Equity Caucus of YUFA

The School of Social Work unequivocally supports the statement issued by the Race Equity Caucus of YUFA condemning a recent incident of racist Islamophobic incitement at York University, and urge all members of the York community to do the same Race Equity Caucus statement: On this, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, […]

Anti Fascism, White Supremacy and the 'New' Right Teach In Events

Anti Fascism, White Supremacy and the 'New' Right Teach In Events

Social Action 4 Social Change Committee Presents:  Anti Fascism, White Supremacy and the 'New' Right Teach In Week long in class discussions on connecting liberalism, settler colonialism, fascism, white supremacy and the 'new' right Tuesday March 19, 2019 Artivism Annual Art Festival & Sorry to Bother You - Film Screening 5 pm - 8 pm South […]

School of Social Work, York University - Statement of Solidarity with Wet’suwet’en

School of Social Work, York University - Statement of Solidarity with Wet’suwet’en

January 2019 School of Social Work, York University - Statement of Solidarity with Wet’suwet’en              We the School of Social Work at York University recognize that we exist on the area known as Tkaronto, which has been care taken by the Huron-Wendat, Anishinabek Nation, and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. We acknowledge the Mississaugas of the Credit […]

An Open Letter to Doug Ford from Ontario Schools of Social Work: Please “pause, consult and reconsider” the closure of the Child Advocacy Office

An Open Letter to Doug Ford from Ontario Schools of Social Work: Please “pause, consult and reconsider” the closure of the Child Advocacy Office

  Last week, 99.47% of the children in Canada had the protection of a provincial or territorial Child Advocacy Office. According to Doug Ford’s plan to cut Ontario’s Child Advocacy Office, that number will drop to 61.17% of Canadian children. With the exception of Prince Edward Island and the Northwest Territories, every other province and […]