The Department of Social Work at the University of Memphis is pleased to announce
its 2nd annual Social Work Symposium:
Social Work Practice: At the Intersection of Advocacy and Ethics
April 11th, 2014
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The University of Memphis Department of Social Work would like to announce that the
Master of Social Work Program is now fully accredited by the Council on Social Work
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SOCIAL WORK DEPARTMENT CO-SPONSORS A GATHERING OF WOMEN LIVING WITH HIV
The First Annual Women’s Empowerment Forum
More than forty women living with HIV/AIDS in the Memphis area and 20 volunteers came
together for the First Annual Women’s Empowerment Forum held December 3, 2013. The
event was held at the First Congregational Church. The women participated in a full
day of information and encouragement designed to foster mutual care and support networks.
According to the Shelby County Health Department more than two thousand (2,000) women
are living with HIV/AIDS in the Memphis Metropolitan Area; 90% of whom are African
American women. Women account for 32% of all people living with HIV/AIDS in Shelby
County. Although HIV treatment is essential to living a normal life span, for HIV-infected
women social support is a vital part of overall disease management.
“Most women with HIV in Memphis are low-income, and are caring for children and family.
Taking care of others’ needs often prevents women with HIV from taking care of themselves,”
explained Robin Lennon-Dearing, PhD, MSW, University of Memphis, Assistant Professor.
“This Forum was an opportunity for women living with HIV/AIDS in the Memphis area
to connect, communicate, support and encourage one another in a safe and affirmative
The Women’s Empowerment Forum was established by a committee of MSW students of Robin
Lennon-Dearing, PhD, MSW along with community co-sponsors Friends For Life, Community
HIV Network, CHOICES, Hope House, First Congregational Church, and Gilead. The theme
chosen was “You are not alone.”
MSW students pictured Jordan Haag, Minna Zhao, and Bridgette OgunMokun.
MSW students not pictured that were also on the Women’s Empowerment Forum committee
were: Frannie Mion, Brittney Jordan, Maggie Landry, Betsy Mays, Lindsey Bailey, Levator
Jackson, and Tammy McCain.
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It is that time of year for the Department of Social Work Annual Symposium
If you are interested in being a part of and presenting at the 2014 Symposium "Social
Work Practice: At the Intersection of Advocacy and Ethics", please click here for more information.
Proceedings of the Department of Social Work Inaugural Symposium October 25 & 26, 2012
"The Next Hundred Years in Social Work: Social Work and Engagement for Social and
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