News: Black Lives Matter

Courtney Cogburn Receives Grant to Analyze Twitter Discourse on #BlackLivesMatter

The project will analyze, on a large scale, the emotionally charged social media exchanges that follow the police killings of…

April 7 @ 3:30 pm

Action Lab, Now a Center, Welcomes Its First Executive Director, Dr. Ovita Williams

Created in Spring 2020, the CSSW Action Lab for Social Justice quickly reaches two significant milestones. Dean Melissa Begg recently…

October 21, 2020 @ 2:57 pm

The Justice Lab Welcomes Gladys Carrión

Gladys Carrión (center) holding up the sign for the launch of Youth Correctional Leaders for Justice, April 10, 2019 As…

October 6, 2020 @ 4:35 pm

CSSW Presses to Get Out the Vote

CSSW redoubles its longstanding commitment to expanding the vote and standing up for the people social workers serve. (See links…

September 3, 2020 @ 5:35 pm

Columbia School of Social Work Launches Social Work Action Lab for Social Justice

Born in response to COVID-19, the Action Lab now includes an Action for Black Lives campaign addressing police violence and…

June 30, 2020 @ 3:02 pm

COMMUNITY ROUNDTABLE: Meaning of Juneteenth and Plans for Commemoration

In this virtual roundtable, a group of CSSW affiliates discusses the meaning of Juneteenth in their own lives. Juneteenth, a…

June 19, 2020 @ 3:05 am

CSSW Council of Deans Issues Call to Action to Address Anti-Black Racism

It would be remiss of us not to acknowledge that the below statement fails to include the tragic death of…

June 1, 2020 @ 6:11 pm

Ask Not Whether Men of Color Are Ready for College—Ask Whether Colleges Are Ready for Them

Professor Ron Mincy (right) greets CSSW alumnus Nathan Smith, who received his MSW in 2002 and is the Director of…

October 8, 2019 @ 5:29 pm

Turning Racism Awareness into Action

As Black History Month draws to a close, we check in with Professor Courtney Cogburn and her innovative research project…

February 28, 2019 @ 5:28 pm

Is Social Media Surveillance the Virtual Stop-and-Frisk?  New Study by Desmond Patton

As the inescapability of social media erodes the boundary between public and private spheres, law enforcement faces new questions about…

November 2, 2017 @ 8:21 pm

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