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What is Safety? A Student Dialogue
Wednesday, Nov. 19th, 8pm-10pm, Rm. C05 Presented by PDSA and the Field Education Department and featuring Students of the CSSW Community. Join us for an exploration of safety, where students will share how they construct it, how it’s constructed for them, and what this means for successful social work practice. Refreshments will be served.
Self-Care for Facilitators
Monday, October 20th – 2:00 PM – 2:50 PM; 3:00 – 3:50 PM This event has been created within the lens of activities sponsored by PDSA this Fall focusing on the development of CSSW students as facilitators in Anti-Oppressive dialogue. While it is a follow up to the PDSA Unpacking Oppression 201 held on October 10th and 11th, it is open to all students interested in learning about self – care as a facilitator in anti-oppressive dialogues. We will also have a space for all students to create “I am —” t-shirts that we will be providing in which you can proudly display the variety of ways you self-identify.
Unpacking Oppression 201 [Student Training]
Friday, October 10th, and Saturday, October 11th PDSA is excited to offer the new two-day facilitator training Unpacking Oppression 201 to CSSW students free of charge. This training has been specifically designed from the ground-up for CSSW students who have previous experience in anti-oppressive work, and who are interested in facilitating further dialogue in our community. By offering this training, our goal is to promote the formation of a community working together to challenge oppression, recognizing that many members of our community are already working towards or are interested in creating a more inclusive learning environment. All attendees of the facilitator training Unpacking Oppression 201 will be invited to facilitate Unpacking Oppression 101 for CSSW students in the Spring.
Advising Sessions: Acts of Oppression
Foundation and Final Year Advising Sessions PDSA teams up with the Office of Advising to bring the activity “Acts of Oppression” to first- and second-year Advising groups in which students work together to identify covert and overt acts of oppression and the ways in which both can be addressed. In preparation for this Advising session, students are asked to read Andreas Ring’s (a 2008 first year master’s student at CUSSW) “Provoking Discomfort: A Theoretical Analysis of Racism at Columbia University School of Social Work.”
Student Leader Dialogue
Wednesday, September 24th, 1pm-2pm PDSA hosts a dialogue to bring together student Caucus leaders to discuss how PDSA can work with the student body to address issues of power, privilege, and oppression at CSSW. The purpose of this dialogue is for leaders to:
- Share their experiences with power, privilege, and oppression while at Columbia or at field.
- Discuss ways for Caucuses and the Student Union to work together with PDSA and unite to support larger-scale events that cross boundaries to involve both students and faculty.
- Share ideas for joint Caucus, Student Union, and PDSA events, such as:
- Potential speakers
- Video screenings
- Weekend workshops
- Find out how PDSA can support their caucus through funding programs.
PDSA Orientation Day [Student Training]
Thursday, August 28, 2014 9:30am-3:15pm PDSA hosts orientation day for all incoming students and provides a one day training on the connection between social work and social justice, and provided an opportunity to begin exploring topics such as diversity, oppression, inclusion, and cultural awareness.
PDSA Summer Town Hall
Monday, August 18th, 2014 7pm-8pm PDSA hosts a dialogue with students where they discuss experiences with and/or observations of power, privilege, and oppression while at Columbia or in field, and gathers ideas from students for PDSA events, such as potential speakers, video screenings, activities, and workshops.
PDSA Orientation Day for Advanced Standing Students [Student Training]
Thursday,July 31, 2014 9:30am-3:15pm PDSA hosts orientation day for all incoming Advanced Standing students and provides a one day training on the connection between social work and social justice, and provided an opportunity to begin exploring topics such as diversity, oppression, inclusion, and cultural awareness.