School of Social Work

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Dean Angell’s response to Atlanta shootings

Dear School of Social Work Community, I was horrified Wednesday morning, as I’m sure you all were, to read of the fatal shooting of 8 people in the Atlanta area Tuesday night. Although the investigation is ongoing, this appears to be a racially-motivated act of gender-based violence. As has been reported in the news, 6 […]

6 student fellows join school task force focused on racial justice and equity

The VCU School of Social Work has selected six students for new Radical Alliance for Anti-Racism, Change and Equity (RAACE) student fellowships as part of efforts in the school to conduct a self-examination of oppression and anti-Blackness. The students represent the Association of Black Social Workers at VCU student organization and the school’s three academic […]

Mid-semester message from dean, associate dean

Dear School of Social Work Students, We reach out to you as we move into mid-semester to acknowledge the heavy weight of this time, and to remind you of ways you can communicate with us as administrative leaders of the School. As you maneuver learning during a global pandemic and during a time when we […]

Dean and associate dean statement of support and solidarity with student and alumni protesters

“Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty, and it does seem to me that notwithstanding all these social agencies and activities there is not that vigilance which should be exercised in the preservation of our rights.”  – Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Crusade for Justice: The Autobiography of Ida B. Wells “The good we secure for ourselves […]

Anti-racism and racial justice resources

Resources compiled by the VCU School of Social Work. See Dean Beth Angell’s message. Websites: Resources for White People Anti-racism resources for white people 75 things white people can do for racial justice Beyond the Hashtag: How to Take Anti-Racist Action in Your Life Showing Up for Racial Justice White anti-racism: Living the legacy Decolonize […]