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Born of Rage: Art as an Agent for Social Change (Presented by Faculty Lecturer Ralph Cuseglio, DSW)

All Monmouth BSW and MSW alumni are cordially invited to our 8th Annual Alumni Lecture!

This year’s event topic is works of art that are inspired by observed inequality, human rights violations, and discrimination and how art can serve as a call to action to bring about societal change. Ralph Cuseglio, DSW, will deliver a lecture exploring the role of rage as an impetus for creative expression and the formation of art.

Reproductive Justice 2019: Perils and Prospects

The personal is the political has been a part of the American vocabulary since at least the 1960s. Initially this argument was a source of identity and politics-making in the male public arena, not the female domestic space. Recently, this personal has been targeted in both Western Europe and North America where varying nationalist resurgences have resulted in anti-choice legislation. In response, some American states have passed reproductive-specific protections through legislative acts of their own. Against the backdrop of culture war, what does this renewed attention to female agency and their bodies say about our broken, polarized present? What prospects lay ahead for women? And more importantly, what perils?

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Opening Remarks

Dr. Nancy Mezey – Dean of the Honors School


Dr. Rekha Datta – Interim Provost

Host and Organizer

Dr. L. Benjamin Rolsky


Anne C. Deepak – Associate Professor of Social Work

Sasha N. Canan – Assistant Professor of Health and Physical Education

Lazara G. Paz-Gonzalez – Adjunct Professor of Nursing and Health Studies

Sponsored By:

The Provost’s Office, The School of Humanities & Social Science and the Department of History & Anthropology in conjunction with the Program in Gender and Intersectionality Studies, The University Library, The Leon Hess Business School, The School of Education, The School of Social Work, and The Honors School.

Graduate Information Session

This Information Session will cover only the Master of Social Work (MSW) program.

School of Social Work 40th Anniversary Celebration

Monmouth University’s School of Social Work celebrates it’s 40th Anniversary with a celebration in historic Wilson Hall on Friday, September 18, from 6 to 9 p.m.

With a cash bar and hors d’oeuvres available, this event will feature a Grand Door Prize, presentation of the school’s Jane Addams Social Work Visionary Award, a basket auction, “Photos with Shadow,” 40 Voices Project, Walking History Docents and much more! All proceeds will benefit the School of Social Work.

Tickets are $40 per person (tax deductible of $10), and 2015 grads and current Social Work students can attend free! For more information and tickets, please call 732-571-3543.

Dr. Paul Shane Annual Policy Symposium

You are invited to attend the

Dr. Paul Shane Annual Policy Symposium

Themes: Race Relations & Environmental Justice

Friday, February 26, 2016
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Monmouth University
Anacon A & B, Student Center
400 Cedar Avenue
West Long Branch, NJ 07764

Registration: 9:30 a.m.
Program begins 10 a.m.
The event is FREE



 NJ Baccalaureate Social Work Education Association

 Monmouth University School of Social Work

 National Association of Social Workers, New Jersey Chapter



 Sanjana Ragudaran

Annual Symposium on Influencing Government Policy
Call for Papers

This year the annual Symposium on Influencing Government Policy will be held on Friday, February 26, 2016 at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey. The annual Symposium on Influencing Government Policy is sponsored by the New Jersey Baccalaureate Social Work Education Association (NJBSWEA), and the National Association of Social Workers –New Jersey Chapter (NASW-NJ). The focus of this year’s symposium will be on Race Relations and Environmental Justice, and will include a Keynote speaker followed by a series of workshops that explore related policy issues.

BSW and MSW students are encouraged to participate in this year’s symposium by developing poster presentations. These posters must be related to the policy arena. Student’s posters may involve:

  • a discussion of the policy advocacy efforts students have participated in
  • a discussion of student research findings that have direct relevance to the policy arena
  • a discussion of a practice experience that has direct relevance to the policy arena
  • a theoretical analysis of an ethical dilemmas faced in the policy arena,
  • a discussion of a special events the student has participated in that have direct relevance to the policy arena
  • a policy analysis
  • another focus that is of direct relevance to the topic of social justice in the policy arena

Students interested in presenting posters should submit a title for their presentation, the names of presenting students, and an abstract to their school’s NJBSWEA representative. Abstracts should be no more than 250 words and should provide a concise overview of the content of the poster presentation. Proposals will be reviewed based upon their clarity and focus, relevance to the topic of social justice in the policy arena, and strength of design. Students whose poster presentation proposals are accepted will be required to develop a mounted poster, and informally discuss their content with those who visit their poster station during the symposium.

Abstract Submission Due Date: Feb 12, 2016