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2019 Student Advocate Award Winners

2019 Student Advocate Award Winners

Please join us in congratulating the CHRSJ 2019 Student Advocate Award Winners. Their passion and commitment to activism and advocacy is an inspiration to students across the Barry University Campus. About the Awardees: Michidael Ceard was born in Port Au Prince, Haiti. She immigrated to Miami in April 2013 with her family at the age of 13. She is...

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April 2019 BSW Student of the Month

April 2019 BSW Student of the Month

Devlin Taylor has been awarded the BSW Student of the Month award. The BSW Student of the Month is awarded to students holding a GPA of 3.0 or higher who participate collaboratively within the School of Social Work and promote an inclusive environment in line with Barry and the School's mission. We are very proud of you for exemplofying what it...

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Sexual assault is a serious and widespread problem. Nearly one in five women in the US have experienced rape or attempted rape at some time in their lives, and one in 67 American men have experienced rape or attempted rape. April is nationally recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). Each year the Center for Human Rights and Social...

Dean Phyllis Scott Honored with the Life-Time Achievement Award
CHRSJ 2019 Student Advocate Award

CHRSJ 2019 Student Advocate Award

The CHRSJ is opening nominations for the Student Advocate Award. A one-time financial award of $250.00 will be awarded to a Barry University student that can demonstrate 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 for Human Rights and...

Dean Scott Receives Life-time Achievement Award

Dean Scott Receives Life-time Achievement Award

Join Us at Barry University School of Social Work in celebration of Dean Phyllis Scott. On Sunday, March 2nd, Dr. Scott will receive the NASW-FL (Miami-Dade Unit) Lifetime Achievement Award for her contribution to the social work profession that spans over the course of 30 years. Her many years of experience include professional and administrative...

Social Justice Fellowships available for new Summer Students

Social Justice Fellowships available for new Summer Students

The Center for Human Rights and Social Justice is offering a $2,000 fellowship opportunity for new MSW Students for the Summer/Fall 2019 semester. ' To be awarded,incoming summer students should submit: o Resumeo 1 Letter of Supporto 3.0 GPAo 2 page essay talking about your passion as it relates to social work, and how can you can turn that...

Sow Seeds of Justice

Sow Seeds of Justice

"Blossoming connections as we plant the seeds of social justice in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr." That was the theme of a Community Arts Project on Barry's MLK Day of Service last month. Dr. Heidi Heft LaPorte, associate professor of social work, organized and facilitated the post-service project as a guided reflection activity on campus....

Celebrate Black History Month: February 2019 Events

Celebrate Black History Month: February 2019 Events

Join the Barry University community for a full schedule of events celebrating Black History Month. This year representatives from academic departments, administrative offices, and student organizations across the university convened to form a Black History Planning Committee. Schedule of Events | Black History Month 2019 Black History Month...

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