SWCOS Social Worker in the Library - Light Street Branch Donation Drive

The Light Street Branch is running a donation drive. Items needed are non-perishable food, hygiene (i.e, toothbrush, travel sized items, wet wipes, etc), clothing (i.e., any gender and size), and winter accessories (i.e., gloves, scarves, etc). Donations will be distributed to patrons on April 15th. This donation drive continues until April 2nd. We appreciate any and all donations! The donation box is located in the break lounge on the first floor of the School of Social Work building.

Interested in Serving on a Board of Directors for a Non-Profit? Check out the Southwest Sports and F

The Southwest Sports and Fitness Alliance (SSFA) is looking for interested individuals to join its Board of Directors. The SSFA's mission is to help create a complete resident supported system and structure for Southwest Baltimore that supports comprehensive athletic, sports, and fitness opportunities for youth and families while instilling a sense of community and neighborhood pride. For more information, please contact sportsfitnessalliance@gmail.com.

National Social Work Month Kickoff @ the SSW

Join us on Monday, March 2nd from 12 - 2 pm in the Atrium to kickoff National Social Work Month! Let's celebrate all things social work with food, photos and fun. All members of the UM SSW Community are invited...hope to see you there!

Resume Review Available!

Are you prepared for the upcoming Job Fair on Wednesday, April 8? For the month of March, we have alumni available to assist with revising your resume and cover letters. If you are interested, please send your resume and cover letter to Resumereview@ssw.umaryland.edu.

"Me & White Supremacy" Workbook Group

Are you a person who holds white privilege (see definition below) who wants to unpack the role of white supremacy in your daily life, and explore ways that you can leverage this privilege to dismantle it? Please read on, and fill out the survey link below! THE WHAT: “Part education, part activation, the Me And White Supremacy Workbook is a first-of-its-kind personal anti-racism tool for people holding white privilege to begin to examine and dismantle their complicity in the oppressive system of white supremacy.” THE WHO: “This workbook is for any person* who holds white privilege.** *Any person: Meaning persons of any gender-identity, including gender non-conforming persons. **Who

Parent Story Circle March 9!

Parents! Join the SSW Parent Alliance in SSW 2E10 on March 9th from 5-6pm. We will share and listen to stories about parenting while being a student. Dinner will be provided! Tell your parent-friends!

"Stitch & Such" with AOWG and QCA at Red Emma's!

The Anti-Oppression Work Group and the Queer Community Alliance will be co-hosting an evening of crafts and conversation at Red Emma's Coffeeshop and Bookstore! Friday, March 6, 2020 5:30 PM Red Emma's, 1225 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 Please see the flier for details and we hope to see you there!

UGA Sponsored Coffee House Showcase April 10

Hey UMB Family! You are invited to an upcoming spring event, A COFFEE HOUSE SHOWCASE! Sponsored by UGSA Hosted by PGSA An evening filled with good vibes and coffee. Students/UMB Affiliates from all schools and departments are encouraged to sing, dance, play an instrument, recite poetry/spoken word, or flaunt their mode of creative expression. April 10, 2020 5:30-8:00PM MSTF Atrium Tickets: $5 with UMB ID $7 for Guest Raffle Tickets will be sold at the door! All participants welcome and NO AUDITION is REQUIRED! For questions/registration, please contact dante.johnson@umaryland.edu

Alexandra Wimberly]Published in the Journal of Correctional Health

Assistant Professor Alexandra Wimberly, PhD, and colleagues have a new paper published in Journal of Correctional Health. Abstract The negative impacts of stress on antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence and the many stressors faced by people returning from incarceration support the need for stress reduction interventions for this population. We hypothesized that 37 returning citizens living with HIV and substance use problems randomized to a 12-session weekly yoga intervention would experience improved ART adherence, lower viral loads, and lower heart rate and blood pressure as compared to 36 people randomized to treatment as usual (TAU). We found that ART adherence increased for yoga par

Maryland Communities United Brings Democracy to Public Housing

On Monday, March 9th members of Maryland Communities United will participate in a panel discussion concerning their efforts to organize public housing residents and promote equity and justice. The event will be held in the SSW Auditorium at 6:00PM. All members of the SSW community are invited. For additional information, contact Jeff Singer at jeff.singer@ssw.umaryland.edu.


Please join the SSW Student Government Association for their first general body meeting of the spring semester, Monday, 2/3/2020 from 5-6 pm in Room 2E29. Meet your student representatives, share your voices, and stay up to date with what's happening on campus. Food provided. Can't wait to see you there!

Summer Intern - Programs: The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc.

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation in Baltimore is seeking a full-time summer intern. Candidates should be college graduates with a degree related to fields such as social work, public policy, public health, urban studies, nonprofit management, education, law, and gerontology. The internship will provide a constructive work experience with a large private Foundation. The intern will have the opportunity to explore the field of philanthropy within a dynamic setting. In doing so, the intern will be expected to analyze and synthesize information and create reports for review and decision making at the Foundation. This internship will expose the individual to many focus areas of the Foun

The Diaper Drive Continues!

The Diaper Drive will continue until the end of the semester! Please bring in diapers, pull-ups, baby wipes, diaper cream, and feminine hygiene products. If you are in need of the donated products, feel free to take them. Donations will be gathered and taken to ShareBaby on March 3, April 7, and May 5. Donation bins are located in the 1st and 3rd floor lounges of the SSW.

Bring Your Child to Work/ School Day: April 23

The Office of Student Affairs and the SSW Parent Alliance are excited to promote and host Bring Your Child to School/ Work Day! Please help us to plan by filling out this quick survey: https://umbforms.wufoo.com/forms/mbruva1hiac68/ More details to come!

Grid Pitch 2020. How will you change the world?

Do you have an idea that could change the world? If you had the tools, what would you build? We all want to make the world a better place. You have the idea, now take the first step toward making it a reality by entering the Grid Pitch. The Grid Pitch is an event where students receive coaching and mentoring from experienced business experts for six weeks before pitching innovative business ideas to a panel of experts and investors in the community. We want to help you bring your vision to life. Presentations will take place April 22nd. The proposed ideas should be in the public health, social entrepreneurship, innovation, biotech, life science, or health tech fields. Participants are

Corey Shdaimah Published Book Review in Affilia

Corey Shdaimah, Daniel Thursz Distinguished Professor of Social Justice has a book review published in of Leigh Gilmore's Tainted Witness: Why We Doubt What Women Say About Their Lives. As noted in the review, the book's analysis of testimony provided by women (particularly marginalized women) in different historical periods offers important lessons about the risk of remarginalization through testimony and the courage and creativity of women who speak out in different political and public arenas. Shdaimah, C. S. (2020). Book Review: Tainted witness: Why we doubt what women say about their lives. Affilia. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886109920906786

Dr. Dababnah in China News Weekly

Dr. Sarah Dababnah's lecture at the Chinese Culture Center - Pan Asian Volunteer Health Clinic in Gaithersburg was covered in China News Weekly, a local newspaper for Chinese immigrants in the Washington - Baltimore metro area. The article is available here: http://ny2.uschinapress.com/category/6604-2-19-2020.html

Voter Registration Trainings : Click Here to Find a Training to Attend!

The Voter Registration Volunteer (VRV) training will give you the ability to: *Register voters in the state of Maryland *Train other people to be VRVs *Gather resources about the 2020 Census *Put on your own voter registration drive. *Apply the tools, collective knowledge, and resources gained during the training to actively DISRUPT voter suppression Check out our calendar for VRV trainings. No Pre-Registration required! http://tiny.cc/VRVCalendar Questions? reach out to gotvwithswcos@gmail.com

Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) Training - Feb 27th

The Qualitative Interest Group will be hosting a training on Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) with UMB SSW graduate Dr. Elizabeth Aparicio and PhD student Olivia Kachingwe (UMD School of Public Health). The training will be held in room C001 (SSW/Law) on Thursday, February 27th from 12:15-1:45pm. Questions? Contact Rachel Imboden at rimboden@ssw.umaryland.edu.

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