News: Contemporary Social Issues

Professor Desmond Patton Collaborates with Data Scientist on ROADS-funded Project to Prevent Gang Violence

Firearm-related violence is up in major American cities in 2016. While we may not be facing the apocalypse Republican presidential…

August 5, 2016 @ 7:03 pm

The Long Drive to Flint

By Adeoti Oguntoye (MSW’01) Midday on Wednesday, January 27th, I greeted three other men in a small parking lot located…

February 18, 2016 @ 3:51 am

Courtney Cogburn Receives Provost’s Diversity Grant for Work on Media Coverage of Ferguson

Assistant Professor Courtney D. Cogburn has been selected to receive a Provost’s Grants Program Award for Junior Faculty who Contribute to the Diversity Goals of the University, for a project titled “Black Face to Ferguson: A Mixed Methodological Examination of Media Racism, Media Activism and Health.”

January 8, 2015 @ 7:52 pm

BLACK LIVES MATTER: Statement from the Columbia School of Social Work Community

In the wake of the Grand Jury decisions not to indict the police officers who killed Eric Garner and Michael Brown, members of the CSSW community have issued a statement speaking out against racism and oppression in our country and its criminal justice system.

December 4, 2014 @ 6:02 pm

Ferguson and Its Implications for the Social Work Community

The protest marches on behalf of Ferguson are a “statement about the long overdue need to confront and eradicate racism and to fix institutions, among them the criminal justice system,” says Dean Jeanette Takamura in this statement.

November 26, 2014 @ 8:08 pm

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