Information about the graduation ceremonies for the Classes of 2020 and 2021 can be found here.

AGENDA

8:30-8:45
Welcome and Introductions
Assistant Dean Kathryne Leak, Columbia School of Social Work
Associate Director Cindy Bautista-Thomas,  Columbia School of Social Work

8:45-10:15
Keynote: Tips and Tactics for Talking about Race: A Toolkit for School Social Workers
Kenneth V. Hardy, Drexel University

10:15-10:30
Break

10:30-11:00
No Love: Hip Hop as a Tool for Social Justice Discourse
Robert Dalmau, School Social Worker (NYCDOE), International High School & His daughter Danielle Melendez, Songwriter/Video Editor, Future Social Worker

11:00-12:00
Workshop: Implicit Bias: Knowing Thyself as an Instrument of Social Justice
The Reverend Melvin Britton-Miller, M.Div., STM, Momentum Education

12:00-1:00
Lunch (on your own)

1:15-2:30
Afternoon Workshop Sessions

2:30 – 2:45
Break 

2:45-4:00
The School Girls Deserve: Creating Safe and Supportive Schools for Girls and Gender Nonconforming Youth of Color
Brittany Brathwaite, MSW, MPH, Organizing and Innovation Manager, Girls for Gender Equity

4:00-5:00
Reception