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Real Talk: Exploring Gentrification and Systemic Racism in Social Work and Education with the Dope Black Social Worker

  • Wednesday, March 17, 2021
    4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Kim Young, the Dope Black Social Worker

Real Talk series continues its focus on unpacking and combatting systemic racism, this time with Kim Young, LCSW, aka the Dope Black Social Worker. Explore educational access and trauma-informed social work, focusing on the history of the social work and social services industries, the gentrification of those industries, and frequent weaponizing of those industries and professionals against BIPOC communities/professionals. Discuss the intergenerational affect of trauma and institutional mistrust for BIPOC communities in navigating educational systems. 

Free and open to the public. Registration required.

Sponsored by Metropolitan State Student Life and Leadership Development, Counseling Services, University Activities Board, the Department of Social Work, and the Dean of Students Office, Community Healing Collaborative.


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