Political Social Work: Using Power to Create Social Change and Social Welfare Policy in a Changing World
Michigan Social Work 1840 Educational Conference Center

Political Social Work: Using Power to Create Social Change and Social Welfare Policy in a Changing World

Shannon R. Lane Lane is a pioneering leader in the field of political social work and associate professor at Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University.

February 19, 2020
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Michigan Social Work 1840 Educational Conference Center
Sponsored by: Michigan Social Work; Center for Research on Learning and Teaching; Center for the Education of Women
Contact Information: Justin Hodge hodjusti@umich.edu

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"Political Social Work: Using Power to Create Social Change and Social Welfare Policy in a Changing World' co- author Shannon R. Lane, will lead a seminar at the Michigan Social Work. Lane is a pioneering leader in the field of political social work and associate professor at Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University. She began her career working for Senate Democratic Leader Tom Daschle as an undergraduate at the George Washington University. She received her MSW from Michigan Social Work in 1999, then returned to Capitol Hill to work for Senators Daschle, Pryor, and Nelson. Lane will discuss how to engage individuals and communities in voting, influencing policy agendas and seeking to hold elected office. Attendees will participate in critical thinking exercises in power, empowerment, conflict, planning political interventions, empowering voters, persuasive political communication and making ethical decisions in political social work.

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