Events

CU Denver School of Public Affairs strives to be an educational resource by offering a number of timely and relevant events each year. Community members, students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends are invited to learn more about current topics and participate in ongoing discussions involving the fields of public administration, local governance, environmental sustainability, education and criminal justice. Consider joining us as we host subject experts and take a deeper look into the issues and opportunities facing local, state and national leaders. If you have questions about any of our events, please contact us at spa.events@ucdenver.edu.

Social Equity Series Part II: Social Equity in Child Welfare

| 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
The second installation of the SPA Social Equity Series will focus on the structures of oppression surrounding child welfare with an emphasis on the pursuit of anti-racism and anti-oppression within this sphere. Panelists will include CU Anschutz assistant professor Dr. Ida Drury and other child welfare practitioners. Participants will be encouraged to ask questions during the event for further discussion.

Panelists:

Ida Drury, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Colorado Anschutz, Department of Pediatrics
Principal Investigator
Colorado Child Welfare Training System

Adrian Lara (he, him, el)
Instructor/Faculty
Department of Pediatrics
University of Colorado School of Medicine

Maleeka Jihad (MJ), MSW
Director
MJ Consulting Firm

Lisa Merkel-Holguin
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Kempe Center, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Director
National Center on Family Group Decision Making

Moderators:

Madison Davis
Accelerated Master of Public Administration Student
CU Denver School of Public Affairs

Daniela Godreau
Accelerated Master of Public Administration Student
CU Denver School of Public Affairs
 
This webinar will be recorded for those unable to attend.

About the Social Equity Series
 
This multi-event series focuses on social equity and social justice. The series will feature discussions surrounding anti-racist actions, systematic changes, environmental equity, and racism in child welfare. Acknowledging that social change must include policy changes will be a central theme spanning all three events. Sustained change must be backed by policy. Sessions will feature CU Denver scholars as well as practitioners working in relevant spaces.

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Social Equity Series Part II: Social Equity in Child Welfare

| 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Cost/fee: Free
The second installation of the SPA Social Equity Series will focus on the structures of oppression surrounding child welfare with an emphasis on the pursuit of anti-racism and anti-oppression within this sphere. Panelists will include CU Anschutz assistant professor Dr. Ida Drury and other child welfare practitioners. Participants will be encouraged to ask questions during the event for further discussion.

Panelists:

Ida Drury, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Colorado Anschutz, Department of Pediatrics
Principal Investigator
Colorado Child Welfare Training System

Adrian Lara (he, him, el)
Instructor/Faculty
Department of Pediatrics
University of Colorado School of Medicine

Maleeka Jihad (MJ), MSW
Director
MJ Consulting Firm

Lisa Merkel-Holguin
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Kempe Center, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Director
National Center on Family Group Decision Making

Moderators:

Madison Davis
Accelerated Master of Public Administration Student
CU Denver School of Public Affairs

Daniela Godreau
Accelerated Master of Public Administration Student
CU Denver School of Public Affairs
 
This webinar will be recorded for those unable to attend.

About the Social Equity Series
 
This multi-event series focuses on social equity and social justice. The series will feature discussions surrounding anti-racist actions, systematic changes, environmental equity, and racism in child welfare. Acknowledging that social change must include policy changes will be a central theme spanning all three events. Sustained change must be backed by policy. Sessions will feature CU Denver scholars as well as practitioners working in relevant spaces.
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