Webinars and Event Videos


Systemic Racism and Poverty

October 28, 2020
Hosted by the Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare

An examination of the wealth and income dynamics in the U.S. that reveals staggering disparity between black and white households. Featuring Dr. Larry E. Davis, University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Michael A. Lindsey, McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research, Dr. Mark A. Rank, Brown School, and moderated by Dr. Shaun M. Eack, University of Pittsburgh.


Juvenile Justice: An Interview with Congressman Tony Cardenas

October 26, 2020
Hosted by the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Exclusive interview with Congressman Tony Cardenas (CA-29) on how the juvenile justice system is shifting in California from corrections to health and human services, and how social workers can and should be an integral part of this.


2020 California Social Work Hall of Distinction

October 18, 2020
Hosted by the California Social Welfare Archives

The 18th Annual California Social Work Hall of Distinction Induction Ceremony honored seven extraordinary social workers, including two alumnae, Marleen Wong, MSW ’71, and Monika White, MSW ’74, PhD ’80. This event pays tribute to the positive impact of social work practice, policy and research addressing health and welfare problems in California's most vulnerable communities.


Addressing Whataboutisms in Anti-Racist Social Work Practice

September 10, 2020
Hosted by California Social Welfare Archives

Anti-blackness and racial discrimination are two issues that have continued to be prevalent in our society despite the Civil Rights Acts, and Affirmative Action mandated efforts. A panel discussion featuring Dr. Joseph Nunn, Dr. Barbara Solomon, Dr. Alex Norman, and moderated by Dr. Ruth C. White.


Social Work Leadership Roundtable Town Hall on Racial Equity

August 14, 2020
Hosted by the National Association of Social Workers

NASW Roundtable Video

Leaders from nine social work organizations held A Conversation about Black Lives Matter: What are Social Work Organizations doing to Advance Anti-Racism?

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Systemic Racism and Mental Health

August 6, 2020
Hosted by the Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare

The U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on mental health problems among underrepresented minorities, published in 2002, suggested a significant contribution from systemic racism. Featuring Dr. Sean Joe, Brown School, Dr. David T. Takeuchi, University of Washington and moderated by Dr. Laura Abrams, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.