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Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 @ 10:59AM

Brown School in Solidarity with Community Protests

St. Louis was ground zero for the ongoing struggle for social justice as scores of students and faculty at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis joined protesters to voice their displeasure in the wake of the acquittal of former police officer, Jason…

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Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 @ 8:58AM

Macro Social Work Marches On

Two social work events of note will take place in the coming weeks. On Thursday, September 28th, the Maryland Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers will host its 5th Annual Macro Social Work Conference at the Maritime Institute of Technology Conference Center, 692 Maritime Boulevard Linthicum Heights, MD…

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Monday, August 14th, 2017 @ 8:22AM

Freedom and the Pursuit of Happiness

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all [people] are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Most of know these words from the Declaration of Independence. Words can be powerful. Over the…

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Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 @ 7:18AM

Repeal and Replace is a Dead Issue Mr. President

After Arizona Senator John McCain’s thumbs down last week sent the so-called “skinny” healthcare bill to an inglorious defeat, most Americans saw his action as the death knell for Republican efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Not so in the White House. President Trump sent a…

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Monday, July 17th, 2017 @ 8:04AM

CRISP Boot Camp Boosts Political Social Work

The inaugural CRISP Political Boot Camp is now in the history books. The three-day intensive training ended Wednesday with an emotional closing session during which attendees shared their challenges and the beginnings of growth, celebrated new friendships, and committed themselves to work in the political arena. It was a fitting…

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Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 @ 9:04AM

Will The Poor Always Be With Us?

One of the more fascinating experiences of my doctoral studies at Columbia University was delving into the writings of Richard Hofstadter in Shelia Kamerman’s policy class, particularly his 1944 book: Social Darwinism in American Thought which I found to be eye opening. The concept was new but seemed plausible: some…

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