A Social Work Perspective on Immigration Reform

Date

2022-02-16

Department

Program

Citation of Original Publication

Evans, Kerri, et al. "A Social Work Perspective on Immigration Reform." AASWSW Admin. Feb 16, 2022 (Video). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3NzdBucOTE

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Abstract

This program is presented in partnership with the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis via Open Classroom. --- In recent decades, there has been a lack of consensus on how to respond to the growing demand for political asylum, legal status as citizens, and economic opportunity for immigrants and refugees seeking entry or currently living in the United States. As a profession, social work is called to empower and give voice to these disenfranchised and vulnerable individuals and give voice to those unable to speak for themselves. In this webinar, two leading authorities are interviewed to examine the current debate on immigration reform from a social work perspective. Panelists include: Kerri Evans, PhD, LCSW Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work University of Maryland, Baltimore County - Luis H. Zayas, PhD Dean & Professor, Steve Hicks School of Social Work University of Texas at Austin - Moderated by: Lawrence A. Palinkas, PhD Albert G. & Frances Lomas Feldman Professor of Social Policy and Health Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, University of Southern California.