News: Racial Justice

Six Faculty Receive Seed Funding for Projects That Address Structural Racism

The projects will contribute to Columbia University’s collaborative efforts to eradicate the racial inequities that impact our communities and our…

October 29, 2020 @ 7:49 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 Power of Collective Action

Illustration by Julie Winegard Coronavirus has exposed many fault lines in our society. We need to work together to enact…

August 14, 2020 @ 8:09 pm

Ruha Benjamin, Princeton Sociologist and Leading Thinker on Race and Technology, Will Be 2020 Graduation Speaker

The Columbia School of Social Work has announced that Ruha Benjamin, Associate Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University…

May 9, 2020 @ 1:38 am

Sky Sealey-Otero (MSW’19) Joins American Voices Project as Research Fellow

Childhood concerns about inequality have put this MSW student on an unstoppable career path in social enterprise administration and social…

May 15, 2019 @ 9:56 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

CSSW’s SAFElab Initiative Featured in Leading Science Journal

The September 4 issue of Nature, the world’s leading multidisciplinary science journal, features the work of associate professor Desmond U….

October 18, 2018 @ 4:02 pm

Students Respond with Resilience to National Events

Students at a graduate school of social work spend more time engaged in the world outside the classroom than their…

February 7, 2017 @ 8:15 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

Dean’s Statement on Disaster in Nepal and Riots in Baltimore

Dean Jeanette Takamura comments on the earthquake disaster in Nepal and, on the home front, the senseless death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore.

April 29, 2015 @ 11:00 pm

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