Our Commitment to Diversity
Guided by our vision to “Embrace Difference. Seek Justice. Be the Change.” we are charged to teach our students about diversity, oppression, marginalized populations and social justice.
In early 2016, the college appointed Dr. Carla M. Curtis as its Chief Diversity Officer in an effort to further demonstrate its commitment to diversity. Curtis is leading the college, with the aid of a Diversity Workgroup, in continuing to create a supportive climate that not only reflects a focus on diversity, but also enables the college to achieve the aspirations articulated in its Diversity & Inclusion Strategic Plan.
We recognize that our efforts are not a “one and done” approach but a commitment to consistent, ongoing engagement and action to create change. As a college, we proudly accept this as a significant part of our mission.
For more information about the college’s commitment to diversity, contact our Chief Diversity Officer Dr. Curtis at Curtis.email@example.com.
EVENTS PROMOTING DIVERSITY AT THE COLLEGE OF SOCIAL WORK
SOCIAL WORKERS AND “JUST MERCY”
Just Mercy Reading Circles
The College of Social Work is joining the Ohio State community conversation around the bestselling book by Bryan Stevenson, Just Mercy.
A limited number of books are available at no cost to CSW students who wish to participate in reading circle discussions regarding the role of social workers in advancing policies that promote racial and economic justice.
Just Mercy Community Dialogue
In Just Mercy, Stevenson writes “The opposite of poverty is not wealth; the opposite of poverty is justice.”
Join Assistant Professor of Social Work Dr. Camille Quinn and Associate Professor of History Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries for a discussion on the themes of Bryan Stevenson’s work, including mass incarceration, empathy and resilience. Strategize with other community practitioners about the role of social workers in current movements for racial justice.
Check back regularly for upcoming events that advance our commitment to diversity.
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