May 2007

 

123 - Final Tips for Graduation

 

Attachments: SWGSA Announcement Graduation Tips.doc

RE: Final Tips for Graduation
 
Hello Everyone!

I hope you are well! How many more days till graduation? Yes, I cannot believe it too!
 
Thank you for attending rehearsal. As promised, a Tip Sheet is being sent out for your review. Please review the attachment.
 
If you have not attended rehearsal, please talk to one of your friends and get the 411. Please review the Tip Sheet attached... Twice! ;^))
 
Once again, felicidades,
 
Linnette Peralta Haynes
SWGSA President








 


122 - REMINDER Special ScWk 298 Opportunities with Dr.  Gorman

 


*** Reminder ****

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT RE DR GORMAN'S SW 298 CLASS

Dr Gorman's SW 298 Class Section 9
School of Social Work: AY 2007-2008
Application Deadline:  June 22, 2007
 
In response to student requests, six out of twelve places in Dr. Gorman's section for next academic year SW 298, Section 4 {AY 07-08} Are being designated for students who have a particular interest in working with Dr Gorman one of the following topic areas: HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, LGBT {lesbian-gay-bisexual transgender} issues and/or projects which will utilize primarily qualitative methodology.The remaining six positions will be filled as per the standard first come first served My SJSU registration process. If you are interested in working on one of these topics, please submit an application with the following information by June 22, 2007 as detailed below. Those students selected will be notified by Dr Gorman during the summer.
 
Application Deadline: June 22, 2007
 
|Interested students please prepare a short application packet consisting of
2   copies of:
a) Cover letter stating why you would like to work with Dr Gorman and an explanation of your interest in the project(s)
b) Resume, including GPA, relevant experience, qualifications,
c) Sample of writing demonstrating your best work, i.e., a significant
Paper written for a graduate level class.
Submit packet to Dr Mike Gorman through the School of Social Work
Main office. You may contact Dr.  Gorman at emg3@ sjsu.edu if you
Have questions.















 


121 - REMINDER ScWk 298 and RA Opportunities DUE Wednesday

 

Attachments: GA Posting AY2007-2008.pdf


*** One More Reminder ***
*** ScWk 298 and Research Assistant Opportunities AY 2007-2008
*** Applications due Wednesday May 23rd


Hi all,

The applications are starting to come in for the RA positions.  The School and its Center for Human Services Research and Development are announcing available student research assistant positions for AY 2007-2008.  Some of these positions offer (1) funding, (2) opportunities to conduct research with specific faculty mentorship and agency partnership to fulfill the ScWk 298 requirement, and/or (3) opportunities to fulfill the community project requirement.

Some of the project opportunities:
- Comparing Academic Outcomes Between Former Foster Youth and Other Youth Enrolled at SJSU
- Rebuilding Social Ties After Immigration -- An Exploratory Study of Older Immigrants
- An Investigation of Reunification Services in Santa Clara County
- Children with Autism Parenting Education and Support (CAPES) Group
- Family Court Ð Domestic Violence
- Effective Inclusion and Integration of Mental Health Consumers as Peer Professionals in the Provision of Public Mental Health Services
- Attitudes of University Faculty Toward Mental Health Consumers
- Well-Being of Judges (Continuation of 2006-2007 Study)
- Evaluation of the Social Work Programs (BASW and MSW)
- Evaluation Report on Fidelity of Celebrating Families! and Strengthening Families at Replication Sites
- Social Workers In the Library
- Peer Writing Tutors and Social Work Education
If interested, please read the attachment and share with your classmates.












Thanks

Peter

Peter Allen Lee
Research Sequence Chair
plee4@email.sjsu.edu
408-924-5850


 

120 - REMINDER - SJSU Commencement

 

Attachments: Commencement Brochure07.pdf


Dear Students,

This year's SJSU Commencement Ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, May 26th in the Spartan Stadium. Provost Carmen Sigler is cordially inviting and urging as many students to attend, as possible. This is an exceptionally special year to participate in the 150th anniversary graduation celebration.

For information please see attached or the link on the SJSU web site:

http://www.sjsu.edu/commencement/

Students are urged to gather with the CASA assembly (College of Applied Sciences and Arts) by 8:45am Ð at which time you can greet your friends and professors!

Graduation will begin promptly at 9:30 and will end by 11:30, so that gives everyone plenty of time to make it to the School of Social Work Graduation event that begins at 2 pm.

Thank you all and I look forward to seeing  you on Saturday May 26th.

Alice


Alice Hines, Ph.D.
Professor and Director
School of Social Work
San Jose State University



 


119 - What are you doing Saturday, May 26th? Exciting  Opportunity to Attend A Great Event -- Free!

 

Hello Everyone,
 
So, what are you doing on Saturday, May 26th? I have an exciting volunteer opportunity that allows free entrance to a fabulous event. Do I have your attention? Good.
 
Saturday, May 26th from 2 to 4pm-ish is the graduation ceremony for MSW and BASW students. We need volunteers!
 
So why should you volunteerÉlet me count the reasonsÉ
 
First, it will inspire you, believe me it will, it did for me when I volunteered for my predecessors graduation.
 
Second, you will have fun! Did I mention fun?
 
Third, if you want a graduation that will also be fabulous, you will attend to see how it is done! We are leaving behind big shoes to fill, being the first Social Work Graduation that is off campus with close to 2000 people who will be in attendance.
 
Fourth, anyone interested in SWGSA leadership and having a great graduation, should volunteer. Believe me, you will need to start organizing this summer. This volunteer opportunity will help provide vision for your organizing! Otherwise, you can return to the old ways of graduation where each graduate can only invite 4 peopleÉ.your choice.
 
Fifth, it is a great thing to volunteer and it feels great when you give back, right? What better thing but to volunteer for a good group of folks, your peers, who give back to the community.
 
Did I convince you yet? If not, how about volunteering just because I asked you?
 
If interested in volunteering, please contact me and/or Erika Martinez the Graduation Committee Chair at emartinez823@yahoo.com.
 
Thank you in advance,
 






















Linnette Peralta Haynes
SWGSA President
Linnette_EighthDay@yahoo.com

 


118 - Announcement of Graduation Keynote & Reminder about  Graduation Rehearsal

 


RE: Announcement of Graduation Keynote & Reminder about Graduation Rehearsal

Hello Everyone!

As I sit down to write some of my final announcements, I cannot help to express to you that it has been my honor to speak with you all on a regular basis over the internet. Additionally, I would like to take a moment to say that it has also been an honor to serve as your president and I will surely miss all of you that I have been fortunate enough to get to know! My sincerest thanks and I wish you all well!

SoÉ “Who is the keynote of our graduation?” Well, I am glad that you ask. Ok, pull out your drums. Do I hear a drum roll? Not yetÉ.I am waiting. Really! Ok good job, I hear the drum roll nowÉ.

Her name is Dr Patricia Cede–o-Zamor. She was selected for her commitment to an international transcultural approach to social work. She is a tenured professor at Salem State College and also is currently teaching at Wheelock College as an Associate Professor and Director of the BSW Program. Her practice and academic expertise is in the area of Immigrant/Refugee Adaptation, Health and Mental Health Concerns. Patricia has been a member of NASW for over 20 years held various leadership roles on the Board, and was elected to a national office as Region 1 representative, for RI, NH, VT, ME, MA. She serves on voluntary committees such as founding member of UNITY, serving in the capacity as Vice President, and Trustee; Training Director of MA Chapter of Amigos; The Peace Institute, Survivors of Homicide; proposal reviewer for Senior Fulbright Fellows.  Cede–o-Zamor received doctoral awards from NIMH, SAMSHA and CSWE. 

Her life's work involves making a difference by learning, sharing and providing support to children and families wherever she can, including the U.S. and, her birth country, Trinidad and Tobago. You can learn more about her at:

http://www.socialworkers.org/governance/cmtes/bodmembers.asp?print=1

Also, I wanted to remind all near future graduates to attend the Graduation rehearsal this coming Monday 21, 2007 at 6:00pm at SH 100. It will take place from 6:00pm to approximately 8:00pm. Please be there on time. Any questions that cannot wait until Monday, contact Erika Martinez @ emartinez823@yahoo.com.
 
Graduation committee will be meeting at the location of the rehearsal, at SH 100, at 5pm, one hour early to take care of folding the graduate certificates that will be passed out to you during the ceremony. More hands mean lighter work for all! So please, come a little early ready to help.
 
Erika will also be at SH 100 from 5pm to 6pm to finalize any pending ticket issues. So if you need to pick up tickets, be there a little early with your ID. If you need to buy any more tickets, bring that checkbook and be early! Monday is your last chance to take care of graduation business, so show up early and be sure to do what needs to be done!
 
Enjoy Your Weekend! Wait! Is this the first weekend that you can remember not worrying about 298? Well, good for you! Be sure to Enjoy It! And be sure to catch up on sleep and rest up for next weekendÉthe Main Event!
 
Felicidades,







Linnette Peralta Haynes
SWGSA President
Linnette_EighthDay@yahoo.com

 

 

117 - SJSU Commencement

 


Dear Students,

This year's SJSU Commencement Ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, May 26th in the Spartan Stadium. Provost Carmen Sigler is cordially inviting and urging as many students to attend, as possible. This is an exceptionally special year to participate in the 150th anniversary graduation celebration.

Students are urged to gather with the CASA assembly (College of Applied Sciences and Arts) by 8:45am Ð at which time you can greet your friends and professors!

Graduation will begin promptly at 9:30 and will end by 11:30, so that gives everyone plenty of time to make it to the School of Social Work Graduation event that begins at 2 pm.

Thank you all and I look forward to seeing  you on Saturday May 26th.

Alice


Alice Hines, Ph.D.
Professor and Director
School of Social Work
San Jose State University



 


116 - ScWk 298 and RA Opportunities

 

Attachments: GA Posting AY2007-2008.pdf


*** Reminder ***
*** ScWk 298 and Research Assistant Opportunities AY 2007-2008
*** Applications due Wednesday May 23rd


Hi all,

Some people have begun to inquire about the RA positions.  The School and its Center for Human Services Research and Development are announcing available student research assistant positions for AY 2007-2008.  Some of these positions offer (1) funding, (2) opportunities to conduct research with specific faculty mentorship and agency partnership to fulfill the ScWk 298 requirement, and/or (3) opportunities to fulfill the community project requirement.

Some of the project opportunities:
- Comparing Academic Outcomes Between Former Foster Youth and Other Youth Enrolled at SJSU


- Rebuilding Social Ties After Immigration -- An Exploratory Study of Older Immigrants
- An Investigation of Reunification Services in Santa Clara County
- Children with Autism Parenting Education and Support (CAPES) Group
- Family Court Ð Domestic Violence
- Effective Inclusion and Integration of Mental Health Consumers as Peer Professionals in the Provision of Public Mental Health Services
- Attitudes of University Faculty Toward Mental Health Consumers
- Well-Being of Judges (Continuation of 2006-2007 Study)
- Evaluation of the Social Work Programs (BASW and MSW)
- Evaluation Report on Fidelity of Celebrating Families! and Strengthening Families at Replication Sites
- Social Workers In the Library









- Peer Writing Tutors and Social Work Education


If interested, please read the attachment and share with your classmates.

Thanks

Peter

Peter Allen Lee
Research Sequence Chair
plee4@email.sjsu.edu
408-924-5850


 


115 - Come Celebrate - School's Celebration of Community  Connections

 

Attachments: CofCC 2007 Student Invitation.pdf

Dear Students,

A reminder that the 13th Annual School of Social Work Celebration of Community Connections (formerly known as the Dorothy A. Miller Field Education Symposium, Outstanding Research Project Award Presentation, and Open House Reception) is scheduled for this Wednesday May 16th from 4:00pm to 6:00pm in Washington Square Hall, 2nd floor.  Please share this information with your classmates.

As part of this event, we will have:

- Outstanding Field Instructor Award.
- Outstanding Field Student Awards
- Outstanding Field Agency Award
- Outstanding Project Awards


There will also be food and an open house.  Although the RSVP date has passed, please feel free to attend.  This event is open to all.

Thanks,

Celebration of Community Connections Committee
BASW and MSW Programs

 

114 - Reminder: SWGSA Transition Meeting

 


**** SWGSA Meeting at 12 Noon Monday May 14th ****


Hello everyone!

Thanks to all of you who have put so much effort into student leadership, advocacy, and support.  The SWGSA and I appreciate all you have done.  We will have an opportunity to discuss transition of SWGSA leadership from the 2007 graduating class to those of you returning to the MSW Program next year.  This discussion is open to all and will be part of the next SWGSA meeting on Monday May 14th at 12:00 noon in the Social Work office.  We will also schedule follow-up meetings after we have a better idea of who the new leadership will be.  If you have comments, suggestions, or would like to volunteer to help in the future, but cannot attend this particular meeting, please contact me at plee4@email.sjsu.edu

Thank You!

Peter

Peter Allen Lee
SWGSA Faculty Advisor and MSW Program Coordinator
plee4@email.sjsu.edu

 


113 - Reminder: SWGSA and the MSW Program Needs You

Hello everyone!

I hope that your semester was a successful one and that you are looking forward to summer!

The Fall 2007 incoming students are having their orientation the week of August 13th.  The SWGSA will be helping me plan this orientation and we need your help!!  Their orientation will be patterned a bit after the one you had last year, and we hope to incorporate some improvements.  THANK YOU to those who have volunteered thus far.  We still need more help to assist us with this planning and preparation.  You do not have to participate in the SWGSA or be a member to help with orientation.  STUDENTS AND ALUMNI, please consider volunteering your time.  If interested, please contact me at plee4@email.sjsu.edu.

Thank You!

Peter


Peter Allen Lee
MSW Program Coordinator
plee4@email.sjsu.edu


 

112 - Update: Graduation

 

More Graduation News
Hello everyone we are near the end of the school year and graduation is almost here.  We have some important information for everyone so please mark your calendars.
 
1. Extra Graduation Tickets   
We have been working really hard with Parkside Hall for more seating in order to meet everyone's needs and we did it! We have a limited amount of extra seating.  Students, who requested extra tickets during ticket distribution, please bring your checkbooks on Monday 14, 2007. We will be selling the tickets in the back of the Social Work office where the student mailboxes are at from 10-1:30 and 4:00-6:00pm.
 
2. Rehearsal Time
Graduation rehearsal will be on Monday 21, 2007 at 6:00pm at SH 100. Please be there on time.
 
3. Recycling Tickets
Students who have requested to recycle their tickets please contact Erika Martinez @ emartinez823@yahoo.com and let her know how many tickets you would like to recycle, she will email you personally and discuss with you your options.
 
4. Discrepancies with your tickets?(This may apply to you)
-Students who did not received their tickets and Erika Martinez has proof of check being cashed, you will receive your tickets.
 
-Students who received less tickets than requested, want the total amount of tickets, and your checks were never cashed please bring your check books and re-write another check. If check was cashed please bring proof of this action made.
 
- For students whose checks were never cashed please bring your checkbooks and re-write another check for the amount of tickets you requested.
 
If you are in any of these situations please come on Monday 14, 2007 when the extra tickets are being sold.
 
If for some reason in the future, you have noticed that we have double charged you for the same amount of tickets, please contact Dr. Peter Lee and he will reimburse you.
 
 Any questions?  Please feel free to contact Erika Martinez, Graduation Committee Chair at emartinez823@yahoo.com.
 
Have a great week!!
 
Erika Martinez
 



























 

111 - Update, Summer School Add Codes

 

Hi all,

Add codes for the second section of Summer ScWk 222 are now available.  If you have not yet received a code, please email me at plee4@email.sjsu.edu.  This summer section will be offered at the same time slot as the first summer section, Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00 to 8:00pm.  Although students must have completed ScWk 220 and 221 as prerequisites, they do NOT have to be in summer internship to be in this course.  The cap is 25 students.

Our Director, Alice Hines, was able to convince the University to accommodate students for an additional ScWk 222 summer section.  The university is still very concerned about minimum class sizes and strain on the budget, but we are able to provide this added section at least for this summer.  PLEASE ENROLL so we can demonstrate this need.

Thank you,

Peter


Peter Allen Lee
MSW Program Coordinator and Graduate Advisor 408-924-5850 plee4@email.sjsu.edu

 

110 - Fall 2007 MSW Schedule

 

Attachments:  Fall 2007 MSW Schedule.pdf

Hi all,

The draft of the Fall 2007 MSW program schedule is attached.  The schedule will also be available through the SJSU catalog of classes and should also be active on-line next week .   Please note the following:

All Students


Please consult your MSW Student Handbook for the sequence of courses your should be following according to your field of practice. If you have questions, please contact your faculty advisor first, and then ask me if you still need help.  Please follow the course plans as they are designed to fulfill both School and University requirements for your MSW degree.


Students Entering Final Year of the MSW Program (3rd Year 3-Year Students and 2nd Year Full-Time Students)


An orientation session is scheduled for the first week of the semester.  Details TBA.


Your cohort assignments no longer apply since you be enrolling in classes according to your field of practice (i.e., specialization of Aging; Children, Youth, and Family; School Social Work; and Health / Mental Health).


Most courses have enrollment open according to your MYSJSU scheduled appointment or on a first-come first-served basis.


A few ScWk 298 sections will have restricted or special enrollment:  Section 1 with me (Dr. Lee) is reserved for those applying and accepted for research assistant positions associated with the 298 special project; Section 9 has 6 slots reserved for students applying and accepted to areas of interest with Dr. Gorman's research; and Section 12 is for those who are completing 298 from previous years.  For those special positions, please see the flyers and email announcements (MSW Mail messages 2007:107 and 2007:108).  Students anticipating to be a research assistant should enroll in an open 298 section and not drop until notified of final section assignment.  Students who are not able to enroll in a 298 section (i.e., if spaces are filled) will have an opportunity to add sections in August when we have a better idea of slots needed.  EVERYONE is guaranteed a 298 slot somewhere.


The Saturday  ScWk 270 course is reserved for Post-MSW PPSC students.


3-Year Students Entering 2nd Year of the 3-Year Program


An orientation session specific to field education is scheduled for the week before the start of the semester.  Details TBA.


Your cohort assignments and times for classes apply for one more year as part of the foundation level curriculum plan. i.e., you are in the same Cohorts 5 and 6. 


Your 2nd year courses (ScWk 220, 240, and 230) will need add codes assigned to you before you can enroll through MYSJSU.   When these become available from the university, I will distribute them to you via another MSW Mail message.  Space has been saved for you in these sections.


If you have questions, please contact your faculty advisor first, and then ask me if you still need help.

Thank you,

Peter


Peter Allen Lee
MSW Program Coordinator
plee4@email.sjsu.edu
408-924-5850



 

109 - Dorothy Day House: Director Position

 

Attachments:  DDH Director Position.doc


* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

PART TIME JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: DIRECTOR

DOROTHY DAY HOUSE:
A small non-profit in Berkeley is looking for a Director to oversee operations.  We serve meals in downtown Berkeley six days per week, and run a shelter for the homeless during the winter months.

This is a half-time position (15-20 hours per week) and pays approximately $15,000.00 per year, depending upon qualifications and experience.  Most work can be done from home, but you must be available in the mornings (5:00am ­ 10:00am) and spend approximately 1 hour per day, 4-5 times per week (8:00am-9:00am) serving meals to the homeless in Berkeley.

The current Director is a PhD student in Social Welfare at Berkeley, and will be moving at the end of May.

Qualities needed: Strong leadership and organizational skills and a desire to work among the poverty stricken, are necessary qualities.  Preferred qualities include: experience/knowledge in the area of administration of social services and/or non-profit organizations, social work/social service background, food service background.  This position reports to the Board of Directors.

SEE ATTACHED FLYER FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Questions? CONTACT: Jill Messing at (510) 393-8015, jmessing@berkeley.edu


108 - Special ScWk 298 Opportunities with Dr. Gorman

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT RE DR GORMAN'S SW 298 CLASS

Dr Gorman's SW 298 Class Section 9
School of Social Work: AY 2007-2008
Application Deadline:  June 22, 2007

In response to student requests, six out of twelve places in Dr Gorman's section for next academic year SW 298, Section 4 {AY 07-08} Are being designated for students who have a particular interest in Working with Dr Gorman one of the following topic areas:
HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, LGBT {lesbian-gay-bisexual transgender} Issues and/or projects which will utilize primarily qualitative methodology.
The remaining six positions will be filled as per the standard first Come first served My SJSU registration process. If you are interested in Working on one of these topics, please submit an application with the Following information by June 22, 2007 as detailed below.
Those students selected will be notified by Dr Gorman during the summer.


Application Deadline: June 22, 2007

|Interested students please prepare a short application packet
|consisting of
2   copies of:
a) Cover letter stating why you would like to work with Dr Gorman and A |explanation of your interest in the project(s)
b) Resume, including GPA, relevant experience, qualifications,
c) Sample of writing demonstrating your best work, i.e., a significant Paper written for a graduate level class.
Submit packet to Dr Mike Gorman through the School of Social Work Main office. You may contact Dr.  Gorman at emg3@ sjsu.edu if you Have questions.





 

107 - Research Assistant Opportunities AY 2007-2008

 

Attachments: GA Posting AY2007-2008.pdf


*** Research Assistant Opportunities AY 2007-2008
*** Applications due Wednesday May 23rd

Hi all,

The semester is almost done!  Congratulations for all your hard work and achievements. 

The School and its Center for Human Services Research and Development are announcing available student research assistant positions for AY 2007-2008.  Some of these positions offer (1) funding, (2) opportunities to conduct research with specific faculty mentorship and agency partnership to fulfill the ScWk 298 requirement, and/or (3) opportunities to fulfill the community project requirement.

If interested, please read the attachment and share with your classmates.

Thanks

Peter

Peter Allen Lee
Research Sequence Chair
plee4@email.sjsu.edu
408-924-5850


 

106 - Spanish Certificate Exam

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

MSW students who are graduating, and are interested in taking the Spanish Counseling Certificate exam

The exam will be offered on May 15, 16, and 17.  See sign up sheet on Dr. Reyes' office door (in room 211D) for times, and to sign up to schedule you exam.

NOTE: There is no study guide for the exam.  The student will be asked to read a couple of vignettes in Spanish, and suggest social work interventions.

For more information you can contact Dr. Reyes at 924-5868.
Students who have taken SW 224 do not have to take the exam.

Dr. Migdalia Reyes, Professor
San Jose State University
School of Social Work
One WSQ Hall
San Jose, CA 95192-0124
(408) 924-5868




 

105 - GOOD NEWS - Update, Summer School

 


Hi all,

Our Director, Alice Hines, was able to convince the University to accommodate students for an additional ScWk 222 summer section.  The university is still very concerned about minimum class sizes and strain on the budget, but we are able to provide this added section at least for this summer.  If you originally committed to summer ScWk 222, PLEASE ENROLL so we can demonstrate this need.

This summer section will be offered at the same time slot as the first summer section, Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00 to 8:00pm.  The new section will be posted in the university's system within the next few days, and after that is done, additional students wishing to enroll in Summer ScWk 222 may contact me for an add code.  Although students must have completed ScWk 220 and 221 as prerequisites, they do NOT have to be in summer internship to be in this course.  The cap is 25 students.

Thank you,

Peter

Peter Allen Lee
MSW Program Coordinator and Graduate Advisor 408-924-5850 plee4@email.sjsu.edu

 


104 - Update, Summer School

 

Hi all,

Thank you for your patience.  Due to the number of students enrolled in summer internship, ScWk 232, there are no more available slots for summer ScWk 222.  We wish that there were more resources available from the University to offer more classes, unfortunately this is not the case this summer.  We will continue to express our need for more resources to SJSU.

There are other options to lighten semester class loads, for example placing a request to go from the full-time program to the 3-year program, and extending your curriculum plan to beyond 3 years.  Please feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss these options.

Thanks again,

Peter

Peter Allen Lee
MSW Program Coordinator and Graduate Advisor 408-924-5850 plee4@email.sjsu.edu

 

 

103 - Monday, May 7th @ noon to 2pm--International Human  Trafficking & Strategies for Social Workers Panel

 

Attachments: Final Flier1.pdf

 

RE: Monday, May 7th @ noon to 2pm--International Human Trafficking & Strategies for Social Workers Panel

Greetings!

Please join us on Monday, May 7, 2007, for a forum: International Human Trafficking In A Globalized World: Strategies for Social Workers.  This event will take place from 12:00 to 2 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Library Room 225/229.

We are inviting all of you, the students, as well as the social work faculty, FIs and FFLs. This issue of international human trafficking is a modern day form of human slavery, which is increasing in these times of growing poverty, war, civil unrest and globalization.  This panel will increase awareness about this human issue and provide specific strategies for social workers.

The panel/event was organized by the San Jose State University School of Social Work SW 285 (Social Work and Social Problems) class, taught by Dr.
Migdalia Reyes. Social Work 285 examined the economic, political, social and cultural factors operating at the local, national and global level, paying particular attention to the disenfranchised, oppressed and marginalized groups, including immigrants and refugees. This class provided a transcultural multi-systems international social work framework, culminating in the organization of this wonderful panel/event.

I have included the flyer for your review and distribution. (Refreshments will be provided.)

Please attend the event and take a break from 298 and your final papers to learn about this very important issue of international human trafficking, while supporting your fellow students' organizing efforts and drink a free beverage on us!

We hope to see you there!


In solidarity,


Linnette Peralta Haynes
SWGSA President
Linnette_EighthDay@yahoo.com



Sponsored by San José State University, SWGSA (Social Work Graduate Association), Cultural Heritage Center, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library.