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Fostering Success: Summer Training Program

Fostering Success: Summer Training Program

Barry University's School of Social Work and the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) partnered to launch a two-week program designed to give former foster youth and independent living teens ages18 and older the training they need to adequately prepare for the workforce. The Fostering Success: Summer Training Program, an immersion...

Student Advocate Award of $250.00

Student Advocate Award of $250.00

Center for Human Rights and Social Justice Student Advocate Award A one-time financial award of $250.00 will be distributed each academic year to a Barry University student that has demonstrated a commitment to human rights and social justice in their community with a focus on one or more of the 5 initiatives of the School of Social Work's Center...

Fort Myers MSW Student writes Letter to the Editor: Roadblocks for Future Endeavors from Past Mistakes
Professor Sambra Zaoui chosen as the 2017 NASW Miami-Dade Social Work Educator of the Year

Professor Sambra Zaoui chosen as the 2017 NASW Miami-Dade Social Work Educator of the Year

Congratulations to Professor Sambra Zaoui for being chosen as the 2017 NASW Miami-Dade Social Work Educator of the Year! The National Association of Social Workers, Florida Chapter, established the Social Work Educator of the Year Award to honor an exceptional educator who has demonstrated dedication to students and education, in addition to...

Stand with us for human rights and social justice

Stand with us for human rights and social justice

Our nation can endure deep crevices of poverty that hold people in bondage; while unjust, from its depth some of our brightest stars have risen and given hope to others. Our nation can withstand the unjust conditions of homelessness; for out of this national tragedy compassion thrives. Our nation will not crumble under the stress of political...

The CHRSJ  supports Transgender students

The CHRSJ supports Transgender students

We are deeply disheartened to learn that the Trump administration plans to rescind critical guidance aimed at protecting the human rights, safety and dignity of transgender students in U.S. schools. This guidance helps ensure that transgender students can safely use facilities aligned with their gender identities. Revoking this guidance will...

What Can We Do to Help Support Refugee Resettlement in the United States?

What Can We Do to Help Support Refugee Resettlement in the United States?

The Center for Human Rights and Social Justice joins Barry University President Sister Linda Bevilacqua in her statement expressing concern over the recent travel ban. We acknowledge the valued interest of national security, but implementing a ban against all immigrants from seven Muslim countries does not represent the inclusivity and immigration...

Dr.McGhee appointed as a member of MDC Black Affairs Advisory Board

Dr.McGhee appointed as a member of MDC Black Affairs Advisory Board

Join us in congratulating Dr. McGhee and her appointment as a member of the Miami-Dade County Black Affairs Advisory Board, representing District 12 which includes Doral, Hialeah, Hialeah Gardens, Medley, Sweetwater, and Virginia Gardens. The Black Affairs Advisory Board (BAAB) was established in 1994 to act as an advocacy mechanism for the...

Surviving the Holocaust

Surviving the Holocaust

SURVIVING THE HOLOCAUST Last Fall, The Center for Human Rights and Social Justice hosted an interview with Helga Melmed, a Holocaust Survivor. Moderated by Dr. Heidi LaPorte, Helga talked about her experiences, the meaning of important relationships she forged after the tragic loss of both of her parents, and how they sustained her even after...

Intergroup Dialogues: TRACKS Project

Intergroup Dialogues: TRACKS Project

This spring, School of Social Work, the Department of Sociology and Criminology, and the Division of Student Affairs will co-sponsor, once again, intergroup dialogues for students, staff, and faculty who are interested in participating in "train the trainer" dialogues. This semester the TRACKS Program is set to host multiple dialogues occurring on...

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