This 1989 Smith College School for Social Work skit was a tribute to the national AIDS Quilt effort to remember and show love for those who died of AIDS and to raise awareness of the need for services for persons with HIV+ and AIDs.
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.
Long before the modern gay rights movement, in letters to Mary Jarrett, her colleagues and friends acknowledged Katrine Collins, her partner of 40+ years,
When Everett Kimball and Bertha Kapen Reynolds were looking for a new Associate Director in 1934, they asked Florence Hollis, M.S.S. 1931, before they asked Annette Garret. Hollis was an influential social work researcher and developed the profession in important ways. She taught at the SSW in the 1950s. In this post, two alumnae share funny stories about Hollis as a speaker and as a mentor. In addition, there is a transcript of Louise Bandler’s memories of Hollis from the 70th Anniversary, Hollis’s own memories of being at SSW, and a description of Hollis and Rosemary Reynolds’s papers in the Sophia Smith Collection.