Social Justice

Professor Keith Green receives Emerging Leader Award from Health & Medicine Policy Research Group

Keith Green, PhD, MSW, will receive an emerging leader award from the Health & Medicine Policy Research Group at the 40th Anniversary Awards Gala for his significant impact on Public Health. Green has strong community roots and an extensive history as an organizer, educator, researcher, and advocate. His current research agenda is focused primarily on …
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Interinstitutional Transnational Experience About Migration Studies – Two Jesuit Institutions Partner to Provide Academic Practice and Social Service

Professor Maria Vidal de Haymes has a long-standing commitment to migration studies. One focus includes international student exchanges within a humanitarian framework linked to social service with the Mexican migrant population in Chicago. Dr. Vidal de Haymes (Loyola University Chicago) and Dr. Graciela Polanco Hernandez (Iberoamericana University, Mexico) developed an interinstitutional transnational program designed to …
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LUC School of Social Work and CURL Partner with AARP and Illinois Agencies to Identify Challenges & Solutions for 50+ Illinoisans of Color

Illinois residents are aging – with over 34% above the age of 50 and more than a third are African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, or Asian American/Pacific Islander. The COVID-19 pandemic’s effects on older adults underscores the need to focus on this group, especially older communities of color. AARP-Illinois, Americans Advancing Justice – Chicago, Chicago Urban League …
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Professor Philip Hong partners with WTTW on FIRSTHAND: Living in Poverty Program

Social Work Professor Philip Hong developed a Discussion Guide to accompany the WTTW Program FIRSTHAND: Living in Poverty, presented virtually on January 18, 2021 and now available as a web resource.  A media-rich resource, FIRSTHAND: Living in Poverty includes powerful stories told by five Chicagoans experiencing intergenerational poverty who will help viewers better understand the …
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Professor Amy Krings, along with her coauthors received Award for the Article of the Year in the Journal of Community Practice

Congratulations to Social Work Professor Amy Krings, along with her coauthors Tania Schusler and Melissa Hernández, who won the Marie Weil Award for the Article of the Year in the Journal of Community Practice. Their article – Integrating Youth Participation and Ecosocial Work: New Possibilities to Advance Environmental and Social Justice — was chosen because …
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