Two opportunities to hear Dr. Larry Davis, leading scholar of the narrative about race in America and its role in social justice


davisQuality of Life Lecture – Davis to serve as speaker
Free and open to the public
Wednesday, April 26, 2017  |  5:30 - 7:30 p.m.  |  Cook Conference Center

Davis will talk about race and social problems facing Louisiana and the United States. The Cook Conference Center is located on LSU's campus at 3848 West Lakeshore Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70808.

Larry E. Davis, MA, MSW, Ph.D. is the Dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Pittsburgh, where he is the Donald M. Henderson Professor. He is the director and founder of the Center on Race and Social Problems, which conducts applied social science on race, ethnicity, and color. Professor Davis received his PhD from the University of Michigan in Social Work and Psychology, and was a faculty member at Washington University in St. Louis prior to his current position at the University of Pittsburgh.

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LSU School of Social Work Annual Conference – Davis to serve as keynote
Thursday, April 27  |  1 p.m.  |  Cook Conference Center  |  Registration required

Dr. Davis has long been recognized as a leading scholar of the narrative about race in America and its role in social justice. His academic life has been dedicated to the creation of solution-based dialogues that promote a more racially equitable society.

An interactive panel will discuss university to community relations with a candid focus on what educational institutions and educators are doing in the Baton Rouge Community to address racial, educational, and economic strife. The focus is on the “Knowing that comes from doing,” as it relates to our momentum building actions to support a movement to improve quality of life in Baton Rouge.

The theme of this two-day conference, April 26-27, is race and social problems facing Louisiana and the country. Sessions cover: self-care; community re-engagement; working with Latino immigrants; conversations on LGBTQ identity; and more. Registration is required. You have the option to purchase one-day passes or two-day pass. Register here.

About SSW

The LSU School of Social Work (SSW) aspires to be a leading graduate school of social work, a vibrant center of intellectual development, a leader in promoting and supporting diverse communities, and an advocate for an integrated and inclusive model of social work, all within a learning environment that supports best educational practices. The SSW offers a Child and Family Studies (CFS) undergraduate degree, MSW, online MSW, and PhD. SSW is part of the College of Human Sciences & Education.  

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About CHSE

The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. The college is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library & Information Science, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs, 18 graduate programs, and 7 online graduate degree programs, enrolling more than 2,020 undergraduate and 879 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is committed to improving quality of life across the lifespan.

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