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Fostering Equity and Inclusion for Latinas/os in Child and Family Welfare Presentation

Sep 15, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Social work professor Miguel Arce, the 2023-24 Distinguished Springfield Professor of Humanics, invites you to a campus event to raise awareness about segregation and its impact on the well-being of local Latina/o children and their families in Springfield and surrounding communities in Western Massachusetts.

Arce’s presentation, rooted in the Springfield College Humanics philosophy, not only seeks to promote awareness about inequities based on segregation and poverty but highlights proposed solutions to be discussed in a March 13, 2024, conference Springfield College, in conjunction with its partners, will be hosting, titled Fostering Equity and Inclusion for Latinas/os in Child and Family Welfare. The goals are to bring together an interdisciplinary team of academic, organizational, elected officials, families with lived experience, and community-based organizations to provide leadership in the identification of targeted solutions to systemic problems affecting the Latino family at varying points across the child welfare continuum. The conference will be a culmination of Arce’s year-long Distinguished Springfield Professor of Humanics project.

The Springfield College community is invited to the September 15 event, which will be held from 10-11 a.m. in the Cleveland E. and Phyllis B. Dodge Room (A/B), Flynn Campus Union. In addition to Arce’s presentation, there will be a Q&A session.

At that event you will learn about the:

  • Springfield College and personal values driving Arce’s project
  • Humanics philosophy and how it fits in with this project
  • History of child welfare in the United States
  • Inequities that have impacted children, especially children who are Latina/o
  • Definition of segregation and explanations of racism and poverty in Springfield
  • Challenging life circumstances of the Latina/o child and family
  • People and/or agencies trying to influence positive outcomes
  • Potential solutions to these challenges
  • Policies which might be impacted through these efforts

Questions? Call (413) 748-3065 or email marce@springfield.edu.

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September 15, 2023
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Cleveland E and Phyllis B. Dodge Room (A&B), Flynn Campus Union
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