The Jackson State University School of Social Work hosted the 38th Annual Alabama-Mississippi Social Work Education Conference Oct. 1-2 at the Mississippi e-Center@JSU. The conference theme was “Social Work: Paving the Way to Human Rights.”
The keynote speakers were Leon W. Chestang, interim associate dean of the School of Social Work at Jackson State University and a renowned leader in child welfare rights; L.C. Dorsey, a retired professor from the School of Social Work at Mississippi Valley State University and a respected advocate for diverse human rights and social justice; and Rims Barber, a longtime trailblazer in advocacy, policy, and social justice for human rights.
Workshop presenters represented schools of social work, students and community agencies. The conference was open to social workers and other human service professionals, educators, students, the faith-based community and other interested persons.