Fordham Notes: GSS Conference Explores Women and Arts-based Social Work

Monday, March 21, 2011

GSS Conference Explores Women and Arts-based Social Work

In conjunction with Women’s History Month, the Graduate School of Social Service (GSS) sponsors its Seventh Annual Women and Girls Symposium on Wednesday, March 23rd at 6 p.m. on the Lincoln Center campus in the 12th Floor Lounge Lowenstein Center.

This year’s symposium is "Social Work and the Arts for women and Girls: Innovations from the Field.” FROM THE FIELD looks at new outcomes from arts-based care and creative social work for women and girls. Its three keynote speakers are:

—Sandra Bennett-Pagan, LSCS, regional women’s health coordinator for the United States Department of Health and Human Services-Office of Women’s Health;
—Drena Fagan, LMSW, LCAT, a social worker and certified arts therapist at New York Creative Arts Therapists PLLC; and
—Nathaly Rubio-Torio, executive director and co-founder of Voces de Latinas.

Since the emphasis is on healing and the arts, this year’s celebration also features a musical performance by Las Hermanas Marquez.

For a full schedule of events or to RSVP go to the website.

The mission of the Fordham Institute for Women and Girls is to promote the well-being of women and girls who experience poverty, violence, health problems and workplace discrimination.

—Janet Sassi

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