February 8, 2021
Pitt School of Social Work Weekly E-blast
Dr. Wallace discusses Homewood history
Vice Provost for Faculty Diversity and Development, David E. Epperson Chair and Professor, and Center on Race and Social Problems Senior Fellow for Research and Community Engagement John Wallace spoke to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about the history of Homewood.
Privilege and the Pandemic
Dr. Darren Whitfield was quoted in a new article on Soule.lgbt about the differences in the pandemic within the LGBTQ community. 
New article looks at effects of 2016 Presidential election
Associate Professor Jaime Booth and doctoral student Christina Huerta's new article "Political Climate, Discrimination, and Mental Health: Understanding Latino Youth Experience During the 2016 Presidential Election" was published in the Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare.
Hogue retires from DHS after 24 years
After 24 plus years, MSW alumna Sue Hogue, will retire from McKean County and conclude her professional service in her role as a resource care coordinator within the Department of Human Services. Read more in the Bradford Era.
Never a Spectator Civic Engagement Forum - Advocacy, Activism, and Action: Emerging Leaders Inspiring Change
March 11, 4:30 to 6:30 pm. Pitt graduate and undergraduate students participate in small group discussions and share their priorities with advocates, activists, leaders, and changemakers on March 11. This year’s event will champion advocates and activists of every kind as mentors, including MSW alumna Morgan Overton, and host keynote speaker and two-time Emmy Award winner, Emmai Alaquiva, to share how the arts have inspired social change. Register Now

Follow Mr. Chips on social!
Mr. Chips is sharing the news about his work as a Therapet (therapy pet) who works closely with the aging community in Pittsburgh, PA! Follow him on Twitter and Instagram or add him on Facebook.
Upcoming Events
  • February 12, 2021: Continuing Education: General Suicide Assessment and Inquiry. 9-10:30am. Register here.

  • February 17, 2021: Fellowship Information Session. 5-6:30pm. Register here.

  • February 18, 2021: Rooted in Strength: The Resiliency of Black Families w/ Dr. Aliya Durham. 3:00pm to 4:30pm. Register here.

  • February 19, 2021: Continuing Education: Creating a Restorative Climate. 9am-12pm. Register here.

  • February 20, 2021: Student Veterans of America Conference: General Session: Chapters as Allies w/ MSW alumna Anette Nance. 10:45-11:45am. Register here.

  • February 22, 2021: Love Songs Through the Ages Trivia Night! 4:30-6pm. Zoom link.

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