Everything listed under: Advocacy

  • Community in Action: Advocacy for Housing, Public Accommodation, and Workplace Equal Rights

    Check out this video in partnership with the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center, advocating for housing, public accommodation, and workplace equal rights.This video is a product of a class project (Dallas Pettigrew) and showcases the work of students: Abby Boehning, JJ Mitchell, LaDawn Abdoo, and Johnny Cunningham. This video incorporates local, Oklahoma legislation, as well as features the voices and faces of Tulsa residents.    Read More...

  • 2017 Oklahoma Policy Institute Summer Institute Scholarships

    The Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work will provide up to three scholarships to the Oklahoma Policy Institute (OPI) Summer Institute program. This includes one undergraduate student, one graduate student from Tulsa and one graduate student from Norman.Scholarship application deadline: May 26, 2017The OPI Summer Policy Institute gathers both undergraduate and graduate students from Oklahoma colleges and universities in a multi-day event that offers:• Seminars, panels, workshops, presenta...  Read More...

  • Women’s March: Honoring Paula Schonauer, Meadow Hazelhoff, and Deborah Johnson

    On January 21, 2017, two current social work students and one former student helped shape history. Per the National Association of Social Workers, social workers are ethically bound to engage politically and advocate for justice. Paula Schonauer, Meadow Hazelhoff, and Deborah Johnson led an outstanding, political, social justice movement in the state of Oklahoma, and the School is proud to share their story of activism for positive social change.Paula, Meadow, and Deborah believe in women’...  Read More...

  • Rachel Maxwell - Rethinking Family Homelessness

      Undergraduate student Rachel Maxwell shares about her practicum experience at Positive Tomorrows and the creation of her website, Rethinking Family Homelessness, developed through an independent study. She starts the MSW program with us this summer. Over the past year, I have had the privilege of having my practicum at Positive Tomorrows, a private school devoted to addressing the issue of homelessness.   Read More...

  • Oklahoma Policy Institute Summer Institute Scholarships

    The Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work will provide up to three scholarships to the Oklahoma Policy Institute (OPI) Summer Institute program. This includes one undergraduate student, one graduate student from Tulsa and one graduate student from Norman. Scholarship application deadline: May 23, 2016 The OPI Summer Policy Institute gathers both undergraduate and graduate students from Oklahoma colleges and universities in a multiday event that offers: • Seminars, panels, workshops, p...  Read More...

  • Mitzi Pope: Addressing Elder Abuse

    In March 2015, I was invited to New Orleans by the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL) and the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) to participate in a tribal listening session with representatives from tribal governments and service providers and those that work closely with tribes, tribal domestic violence coalitions and federal responders. NCALL is the lead technical assistance provider to communities receiving federal grants to address elder abuse. NCALL questioned whethe...  Read More...

  • Clothesline Project

    The Clothesline Project is a national attempt to spread awareness about violence against women. It started in Massachusetts in 1990. The Project is a beautiful display of t-shirts created by survivors of violence and those in support of survivors.   Read More...

  • I Count

      On Monday, October 20th social work students joined together to participate in the "I Count" movement. The purpose was to identify persons living on the streets in Norman/Cleveland County. The students served people and helped interview them.   Read More...

  • Filed Instructor Spotlight

      Ann Benson is a board member of Parents Helping Parents, an organization which has chapters in Norman, Tulsa, and Edmond. This non-profit is comprised of parents who are concerned about drug/alcohol use in their adolescent or adult children. The organization is 100% volunteer-based with a mission of providing education, resources, and support for parents.   Read More...

  • Alumni Update - Velvet Brown

       Winston Churchill said, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give” and that seated value of giving for me was found in the Administration and Community Practice program at OU. The program represented everything I desired to do with my life; to be a “Servant Leader” for larger groups, organizations and communities. The education and knowledge I gained through the program provided the tools needed to develop and organize Supporters of Families with Sickle Ce...  Read More...