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Center Library on Diversity and Justice


The Diversity Center is excited to launch its new Center Library on Diversity and Justice, an extensive collection of contemporary books curated by director, Dr. Yolanda Padilla. The Center Library includes memoirs, ethnographies, novels, graphic novels, and science fiction/fantasy titles. You will also find inspiring books by activists who describe their visions for change and ways to approach the work of diversity and justice. As part of this project, every month we will highlight an exciting new title on the Diversity Center homepage. This month’s book is My (Underground) American Dream: My True Story as an Undocumented Immigrant Who Became a Wall Street Executive by Julissa Arce.

Teaching Resources

Center Library Gallery Free-Choice Books in a Social Work Generalist Course
Center Library Book List Pedagogical Resources
Teaching Empathy and Critical Thinking Using Books Creating a Book List to Fit Your Course
Critical Thinking Prompts  

The views expressed in the Educator|Resource are those of the educator(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Council on Social Work Education.

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Educator | Resource


Online Teaching: Humanizing the Lives of Immigrants

Dr. Beverly Araujo Dawson from Adelphi University will offer strategies for developing online assignments that enhance students' ability to humanize the lives of immigrants and the policies presently affecting their daily lives. 

Look for it in November

What Makes Culturally Grounded Interventions Successful?


New research on effective research-based culturally grounded interventions is the topic of the Diversity Center's 2019 APM Connect Session, "Rethinking Practice With Culturally Diverse Communities: Teaching Implications." 
Join us Saturday, October 26, at 8:45 am 
Governor's Square 11 - Plaza Building