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Teach-In on police brutality and structural racism hosted by #SWEduActs

During the week of October 26-30, 2020, there will be a national social work teach-in focused on police brutality as a form of structural racism hosted by #SWEduActs.  SWEduActs was formed in response to a call for social work educators to take action around structural racism and police brutality. These events are opened to all members of our SSW community. Additional information from #SWEduACTs is below:

On Tuesday October 27th @ 7:00 PM, #SWEduACTs will begin its event by watching a TED talk by Kimberlé Crenshaw, followed by a panel discussion featuring Dr. Sharon Moore, Dr. Tina Sacks and Mel Wilson from NASW national addressing police brutality as a form of structural racism Registration is required to participate in this free event:

Faculty are encouraged to teach on these topics. Below please find materials that can help you prepare to teach on these topics during the teach-in week: 

  • 25 minute lecture you can assign to your class:

  • Slides from the above lecture:

  • Reading list on police brutality:

  • Guide to difficult conversations in the classroom:

Also, in order to prepare to do this work, you can attend a preparation meeting: 

Topic: #SWEduActs Teach-in Class Session Planning Event 2 

Time: Oct 16, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

Passcode: 669616 

For more info on the teach-in, check out our Twitter hashtag #SWEduActs. Should you have additional questions, please contact either Dr. Lauri Goldkind ( or Dr. Elspeth Slayter ( Let’s get our students talking about police brutality as a form of structural racism, and let’s move the profession forward in addressing it! 



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