20th Annual Social Justice Conference

8:30 a.m.
Rogalski Center Ballroom

Breakfast/morning session: $25; all day $40. Fee waived for MSW agency field instructors, SAU students, faculty and staff.

Conflict and Resilience: Perspectives on the Global Refugee Crisis

Article 14 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states: "Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution."

Today, more than 65 million people have been displaced from their homes and are seeking asylum in other countries. Conference speakers from the Iowa United Nations Association will present information to help participants understand the global context of refugees and immigrants and hear stories from those rebuilding their lives in Iowa. Social workers are positioned to provide critical assistance as these newcomers navigate the economic, educational, social, political, and religious norms of Iowa. Following the lunch break, MSW Candidates will offer paper presentations on a variety of current topics across fields of practice.

The Iowa United Nations Association is a non-profit, non-partisan organization. They educate Iowans about the work of the United Nations and its importance for Iowa, engage Iowans in campaigns to support the humanitarian work of UN agencies, and advocate for constructive U.S. leadership in the world body.

Continuing Education
This conference meets the criteria of the Iowa Board of Social Work Examiners for continuing social work education for a maximum of 6.0 hours.

St. Ambrose University School of Social Work is a licensed provider of social work education through the Illinois Department of Professional and Financial Regulation and will grant a maximum of 6.0 continuing education units. This includes 3.0 hours of cultural competency training (IDFPR license # 159.000816).

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Katherine Van Blair, PhD, Program Director

Master of Social Work
North Davenport Education Center
1950 E. 54th St.
Davenport, IA 52807

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