22nd Annual Social Justice Conference

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Rogalski Center Ballroom

Postponed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Join the St. Ambrose University School of Social Work for the 22nd Annual Social Justice Conference "Race, Policy, and Voting Rights: A Call to Action."

The keynote address, "Baked into the Cake: Race and Policy in the United States," will be presented by Kevin Gannon, PhD, Director for The Center for Teaching and Learning and a professor of History at Grand View University, Des Moines, Iowa.

Today we struggle with inequalities and injustices that are deeply rooted in history.  The social justice conference will explore how contemporary policies, and the resulting impacts on communities, are shaped by historical contexts. By examining the idea of race in America, through the twin legacies of indigenous removal and African American enslavement, we can address structures of inequality in more effective ways. This presentation features keynote speaker and professor at Grand View University, Kevin Gannon, PhD who will present "Baked into the Cake: Race and Policy in the United States."

Following the keynote, a panel of social work and criminal justice professionals will discuss their experiences in this topic including Beth Skinner, MSW; Grant Tietjen, PhD; and Jason Rubel, MSW. After lunch, MSW Candidates will offer paper presentations on a variety of current topics across fields of practice.


CEU Information

This conference meets the criteria of the Iowa Board of Social Work Examiners for continuing social work education for a maximum of 6.0 hours.

St. Ambrose University School of Social Work is a licensed provider of social work education through the Illinois Department of Professional and Financial Regulation and will grant a maximum of 6.0 continuing education units. (IDFPR license # 159.000816). 

The event is co-sponsored by the St. Ambrose Sociology and Criminal Justice Department.

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Join us for the keynote speaker at 8:30 a.m. Following at 10:45 a.m. is the panel discussion. Lunch will be at Noon, and then MSW Candidates will present their papers from 12:40-4 p.m.

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Katherine Van Blair, PhD, Director and Professor

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