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    The School of Social Welfare at
    Stony Brook University
    is pleased to announce that we are recognized by
    the New York State Education
    Department’s State Board for Social Work
    as an
    approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0050.

    See announcement here.



    The theme of Advocacy Day 2015 was Gender Equality: a Call to Action!
    Our goal was to inspire and prepare our students to grapple with the universal need to work to challenge sexism
    using legislative advocacy, social activism, and social and organizational change.
    In addition to sensitizing the students, we invited leaders to teach students about grassroots social change techniques
    including how to influence the political process and successfully organize community and union efforts.

    To see a letter of support from Senator Gillibrand, click here.


    20th Annual Leadership Symposium

    High Impact Practices and the Success of First Generation
    and Low Income Students


    Jennifer R. Keup, Ph.D.

    Director of the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition
    University of South Carolina


    Sacha Kopp, Ph. D.

    Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
    Stony Brook University

    Timothy R. Ecklund, Ph.D.
    Dean of Students and Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs
    Stony Brook University

    Thursday March 12, 2015
    8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    Charles B. Wang Center Theatre
    Stony Brook University

    Symposium Co-Sponsors:
    Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and the School of Social Welfare
    For further information about the symposium and a listing of symposium presenters since 1996, please follow this link.



    37th Annual Symposium Hosts Caregiving Forum and

    Workshop Introducing Girls to the Challenges of Climate Change & Careers in Environmental Science 

    WASHINGTON, DC – September 26, 2014 – Five women, steadfast in their commitment to helping African-American women build better lives for themselves and their families, were honored today by The Black Women’s Agenda, Inc. (BWA) at its 37th Annual Symposium: Workshop &Luncheon held at the Grand Hyatt Washington. More than 1,000 people saluted the awardees and participated in the organization’s workshops on caregiving and climate change.

    “Our honorees – the Rev. Dr. Bernice King, a civil rights and community activist following in the footsteps of her parents Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King; Frances L. Brisbane, Ph.D., Dean of Stony Brook University’s School of Social Work and of the Black Alcoholism and Addictions Institute; Susan L. Taylor, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus, Essence magazine and Founder & CEO, National CARES Mentoring Movement; Cathy L. Hughes, Chairperson of the Board and Secretary, Radio One, and Niya Nelson, a second-year honors student in Hampton University’s five-year MBA program – are beacons of achievement and action that shine lights that help lead others to a better place,” said BWA National President Gwainevere Catchings Hess.

    For the full article, follow this link.