Dean Anita Lightburn shares with the Journal her thoughts about the social work profession and her goals for the future of the Smith College School for Social Work.
This 1992 skit shared an arc of students’ interest and comfort in their “human sexuality” course. Sexuality in all its forms can still be a difficult conversation for beginning social workers.
By showing how different families can be, Peggy Elman Gillespie, M.S.W. 1969, and her Family Diversity Projects hope to convince us all that diversity is something to be celebrated.
Provincetown (or P-town) residents responded quickly and thoroughly to the devastation that HIV and AIDS brought to their community in the early 1980s. In 1996 Pamela Peterson AC 1984, M.S.W. 1994 and her coauthor Jeanne Braham recognized P-town’s uniqueness and came to the Cape Cod community to interview those infected by HIV and AIDS as well as their families, friends, and caretakers.
Throughout history, women have been denied the benefits of privacy. All that changed with Roe V. Wade. Here, the author of Private Matters: In Defense of the Personal Life examines the important role privacy plays in women’s lives.
In her oral history about attending SSW in the mid 1980s, Joanne Frustaci said “the racism course” was a standard part of the curriculum and, in her experience, the only class during which race was discussed. How does her experience fit into the history of the SSW curriculum? Explore this page to find out!
In this video, Maria Braveheart Jordan, Ph.D. 1995, shares a story about when she almost got arrested while teaching.