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World Social Work Day 2024

February 29, 2024

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Community Events:

Celebrate World Social Work Day (March 19th) 2024 by exploring the array of related community offerings available on the University of Illinois campus and in the surrounding communities.

“World Social Work Day is a reflection of our commitment to transformative change. The theme ‘Buen Vivir’ underscores our dedication to community-led initiatives and sustainable futures. It’s a call to action for every social worker.” –Pascal Rudin, International Federation of Social Workers, CEO

Film Screening: “Tarpuna: el maiz
The Women & Gender in Global Perspectives Program
Monday, March 4 at 4pm
Knight Auditorium- Spurlock Museum
600 S. Gregory St., Urbana

In the Corn episode of this documentary series, guardians of the highlands of Ecuador share their skills and traditions to preserve, exchange and reproduce their most sacred seed.

Featuring: Teresa de Jesus Quizhpe Guaman, Manager at Ancestral Knowledges Research Center “Chacra Chimborazo Achachila”, Chimborazo, Ecuador and Pilar Eguez Guevara, Illinois Alumna and Ecuadorian cultural anthropologist, writer, and filmmaker.

Papermaking Workshop by Fresh Press
March 9, 2024 from 10am – 1pm
Fresh Press Studio: 2116 S Griffith Dr., Champaign

Intro to Papermaking workshops last three hours and range in cost from $20-80 per individual. This workshop will explore the use of basic Western papermaking with recycled cotton. You will learn from artist Meredith Hislope how to make your own paper using sustainable, regenerative practices.

The School of Social Work Community Learning Lab will purchase event tickets and students, faculty/staff, and community providers will be provided opportunities to win tickets.

Film Screening and Panel Discussion: In Whose Honor? American Indian Mascots in Sports
University of Illinois Student Affairs
March 18 from 4-6pm
Spurlock Museum of World Cultures: 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana

This one-hour award winning documentary brings attention to stereotype endorsements of American Indians and their prevalence in sports and media. Free and open to the public.

Native American House Meet and Greet
March 18 from 12-1pm
Native American House
1206 W. Nevada St. Urbana

Speaker: Charlene Teters, Spokane Tribal Leader, Distinguished Alumna, University of Illinois School of Art + Design

Afro-Brazilian Drumming Circle and Movement Workshop
March 19 from 5:30-7:30pm
School of Social Work
1010 W. Nevada St. Room 2015

Meal and beverages provided. Details about the workshop are forthcoming This event is FREE and open to the first 30 registrants.

Native American House Dinner
Developing Next-Generation Leaders: A Native Alumna Perspective
March 19 at 5:30pm
Murphy Lounge, University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright St., Champaign

Speaker: Charlene Teters, Spokane Tribal Leader, Distinguished Alumna, University of Illinois School of Art + Design

Walking Two Worlds- Native American Activism in Alaska
March 19
Students are encourage to watch this video at your leisure.

Fueled by an unwavering love and responsibility for the land, Hän Gwich’in 20 year-old Quannah Chasinghorse, and her mother Jody Potts-Joseph, are taking a stand to defend their sacred homelands, including the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Honolulu Theatre for Youth: The Pa’akai We Bring
March 23, 2024 at 10:00am
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Urbana
Open to all students.

The post-performance expressive arts workshop is planned by the School of Social Work and Krannert Center for the Performing Arts and will be facilitated by Felicia Li, LCSW and Dora Watkins, MSW. Its purpose is to offer practical tips to parents and professionals who care for and teach young children and to introduce the value of the arts in helping children deal with difficult emotions and build friendships.

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