SOCIAL WORK LIVE: Elwin Wu and Intersectionality in Social Work

October 31, 2018 12:00 pm

Join our new Facebook LIVE series every Wednesday at noon, with host Michael Friedman.
This Wednesday, Professor Friedman will be interviewing Dr. Elwin Wu on the concept of intersectionality in social work (more details below).

REGISTER to receive a reminder as well as a link to the stream shortly after the program begins (the link isn’t generated until we go live). Alternatively, you can go to CSSW’s Facebook page at noon. The stream will appear as the first post on the page.

About This Week’s Guest
Since it was first articulated in 1989, intersectionality has become an increasingly influential concept in a variety of professions—including education, healthcare, politics, and social work. Elwin Wu (bio) is a professor at the Columbia School of Social Work who employs the concept of intersectionality in his own work on HIV/STI prevention and risk reduction. In this segment, we’ll discuss what intersectionality is, what it is not, and how it is used in social work.

About the Host
Michael Friedman is a social worker with over fifty years of experience in mental health and public policy. He has chaired, founded, or directed numerous city and state agencies and published approximately 200 articles, chapters, and essays, including a parody, The Diagnostic Manual of Mishegas. Since retiring he has continued to teach at the Columbia School of Social Work and to write about mental health, aging, and other topics at www.MichaelBFriedman.com and in a column for MedPageToday. He is also a semi-professional photographer and jazz pianist.

Questions?
Please contact swcommunications@columbia.edu. Stay tuned for our list of further guests for the remainder of the semester.

Photo credit: “Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Composition of Circles and Overlapping Angles, 1930 1/13/18,” by Sharon Mollerus via Flickr (CC BY 2.0).