Action Lab for Social Justice

As the New York City region emerged as the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States, our faculty, students, and staff came together to offer resources and trainings to help teachers, families, and social workers respond to the crises taking place in their communities. Eventually this initiative, called COVID-19 Action, came to encompass a student-led Action for Black Lives campaign, and was renamed to the Social Work Action Lab for Social Justice. Since the start of the 2020–2021 academic year, the Action Lab has been an important new locus of Columbia University’s work on racial justice, having recently been designated as a University center, with Dr. Ovita Williams as its executive director. Please follow the links to learn more about this exciting new initiative.