July 2, 2020
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June 29, 2020
As the country moves toward reopening — and with it some sense of “normalcy” — UC Berkeley researchers said simply returning to normal isn’t enough. Rather, they said, dismantling structural racism must be part of any reopening strategy.
During a livestreamed Berkeley Conversations event, “Race, Law, and Health Policy,” on Monday, June 29, the panelists underscored that dismantling structural racism within America’s healthcare system — and tackling anti-Black racism — is essential for true reform.
June 19, 2020
My Dear Haviland Community--
June 17, 2020
The relationship between our social welfare and criminal legal system is marked both by tension and collaboration. Social workers, in particular, must coordinate efforts alongside a host of state agents, including police officers. At this moment, both front-line crisis workers are confronting an unprecedented charge that is shaped by an ever-changing set of contact protocols.
June 15, 2020
Every summer for the last six out of seven years, Lecturer and Training Consultant for the Latinx Center of Excellence Luna Calderón has led MSW students in the Sin Fronteras program. Designed to improve students’ Spanish fluency and train them in culturally responsive social work practices for Latinx populations, Sin Fronteras typically involves a five-week stay in Oaxaca with language and culture classes and a service learning program.
June 11, 2020
Affiliated faculty member Osagie Obasogie looks at some of the structural factors that have allowed police violence to persist. "One of the perspectives that public health can offer is understanding what set of conditions allows police violence to manifest itself in the public, and kind of broaden the conversation beyond individual bad apples or bad cops to really have a better understanding of what is it about our society, our laws and our policies that lead to these predictable outcomes over and over again," Obasogie said Thursday in an interview on CBSN."
In this SF Weekly article Assistant Professor Erin Kerrison, who studies the way in which the criminal justice system has historically impacted communities of color, says the founding philosophy of the modern, professional police force is inextricably tied to inequality and racism.
June 8, 2020
Tina Sacks was interviewed by Univision for an article linking protests around the deth of George Floyd to the "original sin" of racism in the U.S. Said Sacks, “Lo que estamos viendo es la culminación de 400 años de opresión y resistencia. La brutalidad de esta opresión en Estados Unidos sigue muy presente en Estados Unidos y lo que estamos viendo en las calles es la resistencia a esa brutalidad.”
June 4, 2020
A fatal shooting by Vallejo police on June 2 reopens questions about policing equity; Assistant Professor Erin Kerrison offers a perspective.
June 3, 2020
Haas Distinguished Chair and Professor of Bioethics Osagie Obasogie, an affiliated faculty member of Berkeley Social Welfare, explains Graham v. Connor, the 1989 Supreme Court decision that shaped federal constitutional rules around police use of force.
June 2, 2020
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May 19, 2020
Excellence in Social Work Practice Award
Presented to a student who best exemplifies excellence in social work practice each year. Students are nominated by field faculty and field placement site supervisors, who select the student whose graduate field education performance exemplifies the highest standards of competence, creativity, and commitment.
May 18, 2020
Join us for a discussion of the role of digital technology and telehealth amidst the COVID-19 pandemic from the perspective of public health, medicine, and mental health. Panelists will discuss how we can leverage technology to reach people in need during social distancing as well as the challenges of reaching low-resourced communities with lower digital literacy.