Social Work Director, Shelley Cohen Konrad, presents during virtual interprofessional summit

Shelley Cohen Konrad, Ph.D., LCSW, FNAP, director of UNE's School of Social Work and UNE’s Center for Excellence in Collaborative Education (CECE), recently gave two presentations and served as facilitator for Nexus Summit 2020: Retaining the Vital Focus on Optimizing the Interprofessional Clinical Learning Environments: Better Care, Better Value, Better Education. The annual summit serves … Continue reading Social Work Director, Shelley Cohen Konrad, presents during virtual interprofessional summit

School of Social Work Response to George Floyd’s Death and Black Lives Matter Protests

Featured image by Andy Rain for New York Times To Our Beloved Community: George Floyd’s last words “I can’t breathe” continue to reverberate across the world instigating powerful protests calling for justice in the wake of his killing. Projections of Mr. Floyd’s words on buildings, graffiti portraits, and the words ‘Black Lives Matter’ boldly painted … Continue reading School of Social Work Response to George Floyd’s Death and Black Lives Matter Protests

RACISM IS AMERICA’S HUMAN STAIN; Social Welfare Action Alliance

Featured Image by Sacree Frangine "Racism is America’s human stain. Many individuals around the globe are rightfully protesting the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Avery, and Breonna Taylor. All were black and their lives were cut short due to unlawful actions by the police and vigilantes. Since 1619, we have witnessed continuous unjust murders of … Continue reading RACISM IS AMERICA’S HUMAN STAIN; Social Welfare Action Alliance

The Color and Cost of Justice

  Seven of our MSW students were sponsored to attend this years' Portland Maine MLK Dinner:  MLK Observance: The Color and Cost of Justice . Five students were sponsored by UNE's Intercultural Affairs Office, while two others were generously offered tickets by their host Field Placement institution: Portland Public Schools. Several UNE Social Work faculty and alumni also attended … Continue reading The Color and Cost of Justice