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.
In this 1983 essay, delivered as a speech at the 65th SSW Anniversary, Dean Ann Hartman, M.S.S. 1954, examined assumptions and implications with regard to world view and epistemologies. She offered the claim by Carol Gilligan in her book, In A Different Voice that women have a different way of thinking than men and asked what the implications are of that insight.
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 this article, a psychiatric social worker contends with challenges of work-life balance that will seem familiar to many working women ninety years later.
Elizabeth Moore Manwell, one of the first SSW graduates, wrote this essay for the Smith Alumnae Quarterly in 1962. She asked, “Society needs unselfish women leaders, now more than ever, for the great women pioneers have gone but injustice and misery have not. Who will take their places?”
In this 1979 essay, Angelika Robertson describes the projects she and other fellows pursued while at the SSW New Research Center. She frames the value of the center to her professional life through the lens of coming back to academia after having her second child.