Music, Healing, and Social Justice

Applied Arts and Social Justice MSW student, Libby Arsenault '21 recently received a full scholarship to attend a 3 day Artivism Conference in Belfast, ME: What's Art Got To Do With It?   The Student Social Work Organization covered additional travel costs and hotel expenses. The focus of the conference was the use of arts in … Continue reading Music, Healing, and Social Justice

A Board Game that Helps Families Learn How Their Aging Loved Ones Want To Be Remembered

We all leave a legacy upon death. Some legacies we know, others we desire, and still others will happen without us ever knowing. Despite growing up in families and keeping in touch with siblings, parents, etc, it is surprising how little we know about what matters most to those closest to us. This is what … Continue reading A Board Game that Helps Families Learn How Their Aging Loved Ones Want To Be Remembered

Pieces of Recovery: The Puzzle Project

"The opposite of addiction is connection" - Johann Hari TED TALK Glenn Simpson, activist and UNE MSW student pursuing the Applied Arts and Social Justice (AASJ) certificate,  was out  Black Friday not to shop, but to hang banners as part of a public awareness campaign for safe injection sites.  See Portland Press Herald article here. Drug … Continue reading Pieces of Recovery: The Puzzle Project

Come see Applied Arts and Social Justice Intercultural Mural!

MSW Applied Arts and Social Justice students, Cassidy Cleaves and Ashley Mendes,  co-facilitated an intercultural teen group at the Maine Center for Grieving Children February through May 2018. Maine Center for Grieving Children serves more than 4,000 grieving children, teens, families, and young adults annually through peer support, outreach, and education.  Their mission is to provide loving … Continue reading Come see Applied Arts and Social Justice Intercultural Mural!