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December 7, 2016
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Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work

2013 Social Work Week

Restoring Hope: The Power of Social Work
Mar 4/13

Date: Mar 4/13 - Mar 8/13
Time: 14:55 - 14:55
Location: Various
Cost: All events are free and open to the public.

Monday, March 4

Social Work Week Lunch| 12 to 1:30 p.m. | 120 Duke Street West, Kitchener | Room 101

Keynote speaker: Author Kathy Dobson will discuss her memoir, With a Closed Fist: Growing up in Canada’s Toughest Neighbourhood, detailing how a group of social work students brought hope and empowerment into their lives.

Presentation of Graduate Honour Award to Heather Froome.

Pizza lunch provided. This event is co-sponsored by the Faculty of Social Work and the Ontario Association of Social Workers.

Working with Muslim Women| 5:30 to 7 p.m. | 120 Duke Street West, Kitchener | Room 101

Presented by Coalition of Muslim Women. Discussion and questions will be encouraged. Coffee and light refreshments.

Tuesday, March 5

International Women's Day at the FSW | 12 to 1:30 p.m. | 120 Duke Street West, Kitchener | Room 101

The Gender Agenda: Gaining Momentum. Organized by students in the social action class.

Wednesday, March 6

Personal Reflections on Having a Loved One Die of Suicide | 12 to 1:30 p.m. | 120 Duke Street West, Kitchener | Room 101

This event is being presented by Tana Nash, Executive Director, Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Council and Community Mental Health Coordinator, Lutherwood

Bodies as Battlegrounds | 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. | Queen Street Commons Cafe, 43 Queen Street, Kitchener

A political coffee house exploring the shifting tides of gender politics in India today. Featuring a dynamic presentation and discussion led by Huzan Dordi. Light snacks provided. This event is free and open to the public. Hosted in collaboration with Laurier's Faculty of Social Work and the Social Innovation Group (SIRG).

Thursday, March 7

Strategies for Social Innovation Presentation and Discussion | 12 to 1:30 p.m. | 120 Duke Street West, Kitchener | Room 101

Presentation by Sean Goebey, PhD candidate (University of Waterloo) and McConnell Fellow (Waterloo Institute for Social innovation and Resilience).

Saturday, March 9

Your Earth, My Earth, Your Water, My Water: A Panel Discussion | 1 to 4 p.m. | Bricker Building BA201 | 75 University Avenue West, Waterloo 

Hosted by the MSW Aboriginal Field of Study graduate students. Please join us for an afternoon of information and discussion exploring the impacts of Bill C45 on the environment and the Indian Act. These changes to the law will affect all of us!

Maajiishkaan Niigaan (Moving Forward).

Contact: Lynne Jordan
Phone: 519-884-0710 ext. 5265

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