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Social Work Advocacy Day: Social Work Speaks!
Feb. 16, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m; Olympia

You could have an impact on the 2009 legislative session by participating in Social Work Advocacy Day on Feb. 16. Among those training participants in the morning are Rep. Eric Pettigrew, MSW ’87, who is sponsoring the SW Title Protection initiative and a new Indian Child Welfare bill; Rep. Mary Lou Dickerson, MSW; as well as NASW President Celeste Carey, MSW, and NASW lobbyist Bob Cooper.

To register for this daylong event, e-mail Hoyt Suppes at hoyt@nasw-wa.org.

In addition to two policy advocates who have already presented 2009 legislative issue briefs in the brown bag advocacy information series—Lorraine Brave, SSW lecturer and MSW practicum coordinator, and Hye Kyong (Judy) Jeong, MSW ’08—two more information sessions to prepare participants for Advocacy Day are scheduled:

Feb. 6: Aiko Shaefer, MSW, policy director for the Washington State Budget and Policy Center, on state budget dilemmas and issues

Feb. 13: Alison Eisinger, MSW ’97, Director of the Seattle-King County Coalition to End Homelessness, on housing policy issues

Both sessions are in the Social Work Gallery, 12:30-1:20 p.m.

Impacts of Tolling on Low-Income Populations in the Puget Sound
Feb. 23, 3-4 p.m.; Parrington Hall Commons, Room 308
Assistant Professor Jennifer Romich is one of the presenters at Impacts of Tolling on Low-Income Populations in the Puget Sound, part of the West Coast Poverty Center Seminar Series: Poverty and Public Policy. See the complete listing for the Winter 2009 series. All presentations in the series are free and open to the public.

Social Work Annual Job Fair
April 2, 4-6 p.m.; UW School of Social Work
Want to learn more about employment opportunities?  Is your agency looking for well-qualified staff?

The School of Social Work invites you to the 10th annual job fair on April 2 for our graduate/undergraduate students and alumni. The fair is an opportunity for you to share information about your agency and for attendees to meet representatives from agencies and government offices. Feel free to bring materials and handouts, including information about any open or upcoming position openings you may have. Each registered agency will have space at a shared table to display its materials.

Space is limited and priority will be given to agencies with available or soon-to-be available jobs. If you’d like to participate, please complete our online registration form. We’ll send you detailed information about set-up, driving directions and parking tips. Registration is free; however, we are no longer able to cover the cost of parking at the University garage. We look forward to hearing from you about your participation in this exciting event. Please contact Linda Ruffer at rufferl@u.washington.edu with any questions.

Transcending Global Health Barriers: Education & Action
April 3-5; UW Seattle Campus
Learn more about this conference sponsored by the Global Health Education Consortium..

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