Webinars and Event Videos


Building Bridges to the Social Work Profession

March 24, 2021
Hosted by the Council on Social Work Education

Still image of four speakers from a Zoom call

Karen Bullock, PhD, professor and head of the School of Social Work at North Carolina State University, and Samuel Bradley, Jr., DSW, assistant professor of macro practice at Boston College School of Social Work, present on improving access to and thriving within the social work profession.

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Conversations with Dr. Smith-Maddox

February 25, 2021
Hosted by the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

In honor of Black History Month, Clinical Professor Renee Smith-Maddox speaks with Barbara Solomon, DSW '66, and Simone Walton, DSW '20 about past and present issues affecting Black communities.


Conversations with Dr. Smith-Maddox

February 18, 2021
Hosted by the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

In honor of Black History Month, Clinical Professor Renee Smith-Maddox speaks exclusively with U.S. Representative Karen Bass, who is also an MSW alumna of USC.


Conversations with Dr. Smith-Maddox

February 11, 2021
Hosted by the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

In honor of Black History Month, Clinical Professor Renee Smith-Maddox speaks with Associate Professor Karen Lincoln about healthy aging issues impacting the African-American community.


21st Century and Beyond: African Americans and African American Social Workers

February 10, 2021
Hosted by the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Clinical Associate Professor June Wiley moderates a discussion around what African-American social workers need to know and do to ensure success in the profession.


Conversations with Dr. Smith-Maddox

February 4, 2021
Hosted by the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

In honor of Black History Month, Clinical Professor Renee Smith-Maddox speaks with Associate Professor Devon Brooks about issues impacting the African-American community and how the social work profession can address them.


Social Work Round Table Series: Latinx - Our Community, Government and Schools

January 20, 2021
Hosted by the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Latinx: Our Community, Government and Schools - Social Work Round Table Event

Clinical associate professor Juan Araque moderates a panel discussion with fellow Latinx professors Alice Cepeda, Robert Hernandez, Maria Hu and Omar Lopez.

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Systemic Racism and Poverty

October 28, 2020
Hosted by the American 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 American 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.