[Fcs-faculty] FW: Next Social Justice Series - October 5th

Sandra P Earl sandra.earl at fcs.utah.edu
Tue Sep 28 10:37:38 MDT 2010



From: Irene Ota
Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 10:30 AM
To: Sandra P Earl
Subject: Next Social Justice Series - October 5th



Attached is the flyer for our next event on October 5th, 6pm to 8pm.  Below is some info regarding the speaker and the presentation and our panelists.  Please distribute as widely as possible.
Thank you for your help and support.

Victor Lee Lewis
Victor Lewis, MA, is founder and director of Radical Resilience Coaching and Consulting. He is an internationally recognized speaker and presenter in the area of social justice education. As a teacher, trainer activist and leadership coach, he has provided keynote speeches, seminars, and "train the trainer" programs, coaching sessions and consultations throughout the U.S. as well as in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and Germany. Working over phone as well as in person, Mr. Lewis maintains a life and leadership coaching practice in Berkeley, California, with educators, social and environmental activists, people in the helping professions and people facing major life transitions. He is is certified in Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) and hypnosis, and a master practitioner of Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), with advanced NLP Health Certification.
Tools for Radical Resilience: Unconventional Wisdom on Cultural Competence and Emotional Intelligence in Just Social Work Practice.
In this presentation, Victor Lee Lewis offers participants practical tools and theoretical perspectives that can be put to immediate use for effectively bringing social justice more into the center of social work practice, building bridges rather than barriers. He observes that we are "All in the Same Boat--But not on the Same Deck," and that the ride looks very different, depending on where one is seated. The same social forces that shape and inform the worldview of our clients, also shape and inform our own lives and identities as professional educators and service providers.   This session will be of interest to anyone who seeks more powerful, elegant and resourceful ways of addressing issues of power, powerlessness, privilege and internalized oppression in the helping or consulting relationship.

Our panelists include:
Cathy Martinez

Cathy Martinez was born and raised in Durango, Colorado and moved to Utah at a very young age. She is a first generation college graduate. She received both her undergraduate and master degree from the University of Utah. In her position as e director of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center at the University of Utah, she provides support services to the LGBTQA student population on campus as well as to staff and faculty. She serves on many committees at the University of Utah such as Staff Council, Student Affairs Diversity Council, Women's Week Committee, Presidential Commission of the Status of Women and the Conflict of Interest Committee. In April 2010, she was awarded the Pete Suazo Community Justice Award in community advocacy.  She is dedicated social justice activist and believes that everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.


Kip Rishton

Kip Rishton is a current MSW student at the U of U.  His own experiences and life story gives him insight and empathy for those with criminal records.

Rob Butters

Dr. Rob Butters is an Assistant Professor and Chair of Forensic Social Work at the University of Utah College of Social Work<http://www.socwk.utah.edu/> where he teaches advanced practice courses and research in the graduate school. Rob researches crime and delinquency, sexual abuse, empathy, integrative health practices, and social work education. Rob speaks locally and nationally at conferences involving forensic social work and the welfare of children and families. Rob is also on the executive council as the treasurer for the National Organization of Forensic Social Work (NOFSW<http://www.nofsw.org/>).

Dr. Butters is the clinical director and President of LifeMatters Counseling & Health Center and has worked with children and families for over 20 years in the public and private sector. He has specialties in forensic social work, sexual and physical abuse, juvenile delinquency, trauma, addiction, and interpersonal problems. Rob is passionate about improving peoples' lives through collaborative and innovative interventions. Rob has a BS in Psychology, a Master of Social Work, and PhD in Social Work from the University of Utah. Rob is licensed in the State of Utah as a Clinical Social Worker and is a credentialed NOJOS <http://www.nojos.org/> clinical provider.

Irene Maya Ota
Diversity Coordinator and Instructor
College of Social Work
395 South 1500 East, Room 228
Salt Lake City, Utah  84112-0260
801-581-8455 - office
801-585-3219 - fax

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