Professor Steve Burghardt Recipient of The 2024 Promising New Textbook Award From The Textbook & Academic Authors Association

Congratulations to Professor Steve Burghardt Recipient of the 2024 Promising New Textbook Award by the Textbook & Academic Authors Association for his book “The End of Social Work: A Defense of the Social Worker in Times of Transformation.” The Most Promising New Textbook Award recognizes excellence in 1st edition textbooks and learning materials.

Black People are Invisible Presences in US History – Professor Tolliver Authors Proposals to Make The Invisible Visible in Apalachicola FL

A 2007 article in Southern Living offers these picture postcard images, “Morning comes gently to Apalachicola. Oyster boats and shrimp boats begin their daily pilgrimages as the sun rises on the Florida Coast. The lights twinkle on in this fishing village, its residents ready for another day in an unspoiled paradise. If you ever wondered if such a place still exists, yes, old Florida lives here.”

Professor Anna Ortega-Williams Receives Award from Council on Racial, Ethnic, and Cultural Diversity (CRECD)

The Council on Racial, Ethnic, and Cultural Diversity (CRECD) established this award to recognize doctoral students and junior faculty members with outstanding scholarship in the areas of racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity in social work education. An award will be given to a doctoral student and a junior faculty member during the CSWE Annual Program Meeting.

Professor Anna Ortega-Williams is a social work scholar, practitioner, researcher, and organizer who is inspired by the healing alchemy of social action, youth development, and well-being.

Statement from President Raab on Anti-Semitism

We are deeply troubled by the recent outbreak of hateful anti-Semitic speech, and by the violent attacks explicitly targeting Jews on the streets of New York and around the country. The age old threat of anti-Semitism has now escalated and sadly we are seeing an increase of such incidences. We unequivocally condemn these verbal and physical assaults and reiterate our strong commitment to fairness, equity, and mutual respect.

Statement by President Jennifer J. Raab on the Conviction of Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis

Dear Hunter Community,

Today, we have seen the American judicial system function at its best, the way it was designed to work: with equal justice for all. Yet this is a solemn moment for all of us in the Hunter community—a beginning, not an end—because we know that the commitment to end race-based inequity, once and for all, must continue. The jury verdict in Minneapolis has confirmed that Black lives matter—in society and in the law.

Statement by Dean Mary M. Cavanaugh on the Conviction of Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis

We stand in full support of the verdict convicting Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd. We extend our heartfelt sympathies to the Floyd family. While we recognize the rightfulness of this legal outcome, we cannot forget that there is still a great deal of work to be done to end the historical legacy of racial injustices that permeates our criminal justice systems. As social workers, we remain steadfast in our commitment towards that end.

The Silberman Community

Statement from the Silberman School of Social Work Community and Hunter College on Violence Against Asian Americans

The Silberman School of Social Work community stands in solidarity with people across the USA and globally in mourning the Atlanta Spa murders of eight people, six being Asian American women. We voice our strong support to all those affected deeply by these heinous and tragic acts in Atlanta.

As Michelle Alexander notes, racism is highly adaptable in the United States. The rules and reasons the political system employs to enforce relations of any kind, including racial hierarchy, evolve and change as they are challenged.