Last weekend, the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College (SSSW) hosted the 11th annual Liberation-Based Healing Conference, led by Professor Willie Tolliver in partnership with the Dean’s Office and the Institute for Family Services (IFS). The conference brought together more than 200 outstanding professionals, scholars and students of anti-oppressive social work from across the country for a collaborative dialogue on justice-based practices.
Dear Members of the Silberman School of Social Work Community,
This past week’s national election evoked a broad range of feelings and reactions regardless of how one identifies politically. Many are searching for meaning and explanations as to how and why the Presidential election unfolded as it did, while others are confounded by the response of fellow citizens to the election results.
Dr. Alexis Jemal will join the Silberman School of Social Work in Fall 2016 as Assistant Professor. Immediately prior to joining Silberman, Dr. Jemal completed her doctoral work at the Rutgers University School of Social Work (New Brunswick, NJ) in June 2016. Dr. Jemal also holds a J.D. from the Rutgers University Law School-Newark.
Dr. Vicki Lens will join the Silberman School of Social Work as a Professor in Fall 2016. Dr. Lens comes to Silberman after serving on the faculty of the Columbia University School of Social Work. She received her Ph.D. in social welfare from Yeshiva University’s Wurzweiler School of Social Work and her MSW from Stony Brook University (SUNY).
Dr. Maria Y. Rodriguez will join the Silberman School of Social Work in Fall 2016 as Assistant Professor. Immediately prior to joining Silberman, Professor Rodriguez completed her doctoral work at the University of Washington School of Social Work (Seattle, WA) in June 2016.
Dr. Jama Shelton will join the Silberman School of Social Work in Fall 2016 as Assistant Professor. Prior to joining Silberman, Dr. Shelton was a postdoctoral research fellow at the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research, NYU Silver School of Social Work. She was also Deputy Executive Director of the True Colors Fund, a leading non-profit organization that works to end LGBT youth homelessness.