Contemporary Social Issues

The Long Drive to Flint

Alumnus Adeoti Oguntoye (MSW'01) tells the story of his drive from Atlanta to Flint, a distance of 764 miles, to deliver bottles of clean water and bring a statement of solidarity and hope to the residents of that city.

Courtney Cogburn Receives Provost's Diversity Grant for Work on Media Coverage of Ferguson

Assistant Professor Courtney D. Cogburn has been selected to receive a Provost's Grants Program Award for Junior Faculty who Contribute to the Diversity Goals of the University, for a project titled “Black Face to Ferguson: A Mixed Methodological Examination of Media Racism, Media Activism and Health.”

BLACK LIVES MATTER: Statement from the Columbia School of Social Work Community

In the wake of the Grand Jury decisions not to indict the police officers who killed Eric Garner and Michael Brown, members of the CSSW community have issued a statement speaking out against racism and oppression in our country and its criminal justice system.

Ferguson and Its Implications for the Social Work Community

The protest marches on behalf of Ferguson are a "statement about the long overdue need to confront and eradicate racism and to fix institutions, among them the criminal justice system," says Dean Jeanette Takamura in this statement.

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