Social Justice and Equity

Social Justice and Equity at the School of Social Work

Social justice is a cornerstone of the social work profession and taken very seriously at the
UMaine School of Social Work. In 2021, we are pledging a renewed commitment to diversity,
equity and inclusion (DEI) at the School.

Updates & Communication

The School of Social Work will begin its “Landscape Mapping” with Nico Chin of Up with Community early in the 2022 Spring Semester.

A Stewardship Team of faculty, alumni, field instructors and students will work closely with Nico to steward the School and its many constituencies and stake holders through this process.

The Stewardship Team, developed in December 2021, is composed of the following members:

Athena Witham (student)
Moriah Geer (alumna, Field Instructor)
Casey Faulkingham (alumna, Field Instructor)
Nancy Kelly (part-time faculty, Field Instructor)
Ann Hartman (alumna, part-time faculty, Field Instructor
Leah Maxwell (Field Director, alumna)
Len Kaye (Professor)
Elizabeth Armstrong (Assistant Professor)
Sandy Butler (Director, Professor)

We will know more what this process will look like as we begin our work with Nico in January.  We expect that she will be reviewing our policies and procedures and conducting interviews students, alumni, field instructors, staff and faculty.

Fall 2021 Community DEI Update

 Spring 2021 Town Hall Summary

Community Engagement: Trainings, Discussions and More




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