Mar 25, 2014
Humboldt State University presents “100 Years of Radical Social Work” on April 2 from noon-2 p.m. in Goodwin Forum.
The event is part of the College of Professional Studies’ Showcase Month in April honoring HSU’s Centennial. The celebration includes a speaker series, open houses, forums and receptions highlighting the college’s various departments and majors in honor of Humboldt State’s first 100 years.
Social Work Department Chair Ronnie Swartz and Sheri Johnson, director of Social Work Field Education, will begin with a brief introduction of the department and its history, followed by a presentation by two social work students, Marialuisa Torres and Porscha Cobbs. Their presentation will highlight historical moments of radical social work over the past century and the field’s commitment to serving marginalized and oppressed communities.
Stephanie Weldon (’10, MSW) will be honored with the Department’s Outstanding Alumni Award for her significant contributions to local communities. She is of Yurok, Tolowa, and Karuk descent and a Yurok tribal member.
Weldon currently works for the Humboldt County DHHS as a Child Welfare Social Worker Supervisor in the family reunification/family maintenance unit. She formerly served as the Social Services Director of the Yurok Tribe from 2010 to 2013 where she was primarily responsible for the development and oversight of the Yurok Social Services Department.
Social Work Professor Michael Yellowbird, co-author of the recent book “Decolonizing Social Work” will make the closing remarks.
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