Fall 2020 Convocation
In her Convocation address on Aug. 28, alumna Jackie Washington (B.S.W.’16/SW; M.S.W.’17/SW) reminded all of us how important – and revolutionary – it is to acknowledge our feelings and emotions.
As social workers, we know that means both self-care and community solidarity because we are living and learning together not in a sterile laboratory, but in a world that is filled with grief, trauma, violence, oppression and fear. As social workers we acknowledge the world in which we live and align ourselves on the side of hope, justice and the potential for social change.
During Convocation, we began to create a virtual space of sharing, reflecting and remembering. You can continue to read, reflect, and add to the VCU School of Social Work Virtual Vigil Wall by sharing your own feelings and lifting up the voices and experiences of others. This site will remain active, and the link has been shared internally within the school community. We hope you will continue to use this space for reflection, solidarity, and support.
You can also review the Faculty Introductions and Words of Welcome to our students.
– Sarah Kye Price, associate dean for faculty development and professor