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Learned Lunch Lecture Series


The Institute sponsors Learned Lunches (lunchtime lectures) for graduate social work students.  Topics have included: Role Strain in Female Students in Graduate Social Work Education-Culturally Competent Organizational Responses; Understanding the Experiences of Grandmothers Raising Grandchildren; An Ecological Perspective-Mississippi Rural Development and the Employment of Women; Definitions, Causes, and Prevention of Burnout Among Helping Professionals; Innovative Programs for Servicing Young Girls in NYC; Using Postmodernism to Break Stereotypes of Hispanic Women; Welfare and Employment in the Context of Welfare Reform; Partner Violence among Military Women; Reconciling work and family—an International Perspective; Domestic Violence and Older Women; and Self-esteem in Hispanic Girls.


A PERSONAL JOURNEY: WOMEN, TRADITION AND POLICY IN INDIA

October 16,  2014


Speaker:
  • Dr. V. Mohini Giri
Sponsored by:
  • The Institute for Women and Girls

PIONEER MINORITY WOMEN IN SOCIAL WORK


February 8,  2014


Speakers:

  • Megan Campbell and Mary Ruth Govindavari, NASW-NYC Chapter Ongoing Racism Committee
Sponsored by:
  • The Black Social Work Student Association
  • The Institute for Women and Girls
Summary:

This event was a discussion about important minority women who were trail blazers in the field of social work.


STATUS IS POWER

December 21, 2013


Speakers:

Sponsored by:
  • The Black Social Work Student Association
  • The Institute for Women and Girls

A TIMELINE OF WOMEN LIVING WITH HIV:  PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

November 30, 2012


Speaker:

  • Terri Wilder, M.S.W., Fordham GSS
Sponsored by:
  • The Institute for Women and Girls
Bio:

Terri L. Wilder is a social worker who has worked in HIV services since 1989. She has presented information on HIV both locally and nationally, having presented at the United States Conference on AIDS, the National HIV Prevention Conference, and the National Social Worker and AIDS Conference. She is an active community advocate who spends time lobbying on behalf of persons living with HIV/AIDS. In her home state of Georgia, Wilder has lobbied to expand the AIDS Drug Assistance Program. Her lobbying efforts have also taken her to Washington, D.C., to advocate for the re-authorization of the Ryan White CARE Act.

Many of her articles on HIV can be found in AIDS Survival Project's Survival News, The Body's Web site, as well as Project Inform's Web site. She is currently the Director of HIV/AIDS Education and Training at the Center for Comprehensive Care-St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital, adjunct faculty at Fordham University Graduate School of Social Services, and a doctoral student at Georgia State University Department of Sociology.


EVERY VOICE IS PRECIOUS


March 23, 2010


Speakers:

Sponsored by:
  • The Institute for Women and Girls Student Group
Summary:

During this program attendees viewed and discussed selected scenes from the film "Precious", and the expert panel talked about the services their agencies provide for the girls like the lead character in the film.


DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RISK ASSESSMENT & SAFETY PLANNING

December 19, 2009


Speaker:

Sponsored by:
  • The Institute for Women and Girls Student Group
 

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