Examining White Identity In A Very White State
Sept. 14, 2015
Jane Lindholm and Sam Gale Rosen
Vermont is known for many things; racial diversity is not one of them. The state has one of the whitest populations in the country. As the U.S. navigates hard discussions of race and racism, it's worth asking: how exactly do we define what it means to be white? We’re looking at white identity, what it means, and why it's worth examining.
We're joined by Paul Marcus, lead trainer and former executive director at Community Change, a Boston-based non-profit that focuses on the role of white people in addressing systemic racism. And by C. Winter Han, assistant professor of sociology and anthropology at Middlebury College - where he focuses on racial and sexual identity - and author of "Geisha of a Different Kind: Race and Sexuality in Gaysian America."
Also on the program, we kick off the new season of Dorothy’s List with Amy Noyes at Morristown Centennial Library, where a group of middle schoolers are reading Julie Berry’s novel: "The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place."
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Fall NASW-VT Trainings
Register Today to secure your space! All training's (but the Member Tea) are open to everyone!
- Nov 6th - Member Tea and Training: "Vicarious Trauma Workshop" with Aron Steward, Phd for 3 CEU's. Followed by member tea and round-table discussions $35, VCFA Montpelier
- Nov 13th - "Ethics and the Law" with Whit Smith, for 2.5 CEU's. $55 Members/ $75 Non-members. VCFA Montpelier.
- Dec 4th - "Ethics of Working With Older Persons" with Jacob Stone, for 3 CEU's. $50 members/ $65 Non-Members. Castleton State College.
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Social Workers and the Recent Decisions of the Supreme Court
by Elizabeth M. Felton and Carolyn I. Polowy
In June 2015, the U. S. Supreme Court issued substantive decisions in four cases that the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) applauded due to the rulings’ significance to the advancement of public policies and social justice. These landmark decisions by the Court will likely have a deep impact on several aspects of the lives of millions of Americans. This Legal Issue of the Month will review the cases and the Court’s decisions from a social workers’ perspective and the NASW policy statements that support each case.
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