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Social Work Students March on Washington

Temple Social Work Students at Women's March on Washington, D.C.On January 20, half a million people gathered at the nation’s capital for the Women’s March on Washington, and members of Temple’s Social Work Student Collective were there to make their collective voice heard.

“It was great to be able to go to the march with friends, classmates, and community,” says Lydia Smith, SWSC’s president. “It was very exciting that so many people joined.”

Posted:  February 1, 2017

In HIV Prevention, Self-Identity Matters

In the United States, no population is at greater risk of HIV infection than African-American men who have sex with men (MSM): the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that if current rates continue, 1 in 2 men in this group will be diagnosed with HIV in their lifetime. At Temple’s School of Social Work, researchers are working to reduce that staggering statistic by rethinking the very terms that scientists use to describe this population.

Posted:  October 26, 2016

Maximizing Impact: Eboney Kraisoraphong, MSW '00

Eboney Kraisoraphong received her master of social work (MSW) from Temple’s School of Social Work in 2000. In January 2016 she became vice president of strategic quality management at Northeast Treatment Centers, a nonprofit behavioral health and social services provider. We spoke with Eboney about her career in child welfare management, her transition into a new role, and how changes in accountability measures benefit clients.

Posted:  October 21, 2016

Kelch Lecture To Focus On Art and Social Action

Join a panel of experts on African American arts and social action for this year’s Kelch Memorial Lecture on October 27. The lecture—“Art in Action: Voices from the Colored Girls Museum”—will take place on October 27 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in Walk Auditorium, Ritter Hall.

Guest speakers will be discussing the art and activism of the Colored Girls Museum, which is located in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia and describes itself as “a memoir museum, which honors the stories, experiences, and history of Colored Girls.”

Posted:  October 10, 2016