News: Racial Justice

CSSW Celebrates Black History Month

Last week a South Carolina court absolved the Friendship Nine of their “trespassing” conviction of 54 years ago for sitting at a whites-only lunch counter. We see this as an apt way to start this year’s celebrations of Black History Month.

February 3, 2015 @ 10:50 pm

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

SWM-003: The Presumed Incompetence of Faculty Women of Color, with Professor Carmen Gonzalez

In this podcast, Carmen Gonzalez, Professor of Law at the Seattle University School of Law, discusses the provenance, methodology, and findings of her path-breaking book about the hurdles faced by women of color in the academy. Professor Gonzalez visited the Columbia School of Social Work in September for talks with faculty, advisors, and administrators.

October 17, 2013 @ 10:12 pm

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