School of Social Sciences Book Launch, Symposium and Workshop

Event Name
School of Social Sciences Book Launch, Symposium and Workshop
Date
20 March 2020
Time
09:30 am - 04:00 pm
Location
Parramatta City Campus

Address (Room): Level 9, Conference Room 3. Macquarie Street, Parramatta.

Description

School of Social Sciences Book Launch, Symposium and Workshop: Disrupting Whiteness in Social Work: Exploring Decolonisation in Pedagogy and Practice Edited by Sonia Tascón and Jim Ife. Formally Launched by Jasmina Bajraktarevic- Head of Community Development at STARTTS Friday, 20th March 2020. Morning Session: 9:30am - 12:30pm (Morning Tea Provided on Arrival) Afternoon Session: 2:00pm - 4:00pm Location: Parramatta City Campus, Western Sydney University Level 9, Conference Room 3. Macquarie Street, Parramatta.

Please join us in celebrating the launch of Disrupting Whiteness in Social Work, edited by Sonia Tascón and Jim Ife, published by Routledge. This book focuses on the epistemic – the way in which knowledge is understood, constructed, transmitted and used. The chapter authors are social workers of different cultural backgrounds, exploring the assumed whiteness of mainstream social work knowledge, and ways this can be challenged, through decolonisation in social work education and in practice. Morning Session The morning session will include the launch of the book- Disrupting Whiteness in Social Work. This session will also provide an opportunity for all attendees to engage in round-table conversations with the chapter authors, about the ideas they explored in the book. A light morning tea will be provided on arrival. Afternoon Session: The afternoon session will be an opportunity for social work educators (both university-based and field educators) and the chapter authors, to workshop ways to incorporate these ideas into the social work curriculum and pedagogical practice. Facilitated by Dr Katarzyna Olcoń from the University of Wollongong, using the ‘World Café’ research methodology, it is an invitation to a group dialogue and collective action that aims to “disrupt whiteness” in social work classrooms. Chapter Authors in Attendance: Bindi Bennett, Kathomi Gatwiri, Siew Fang Law, Jim Ife, Tracie Mafile’o, Jioji Ravulo, Sonia Tascón, Sharlotte Tusasiirwe and Lobna Yassine.

This Event is Free, RSVP is Essential: RSVP by the 10th March 2020 to: SoSS-Events@westernsydney.edu.au Please provide your full name and indicate the session(s) you wish to attend.

Speakers: Bindi Bennett, Kathomi Gatwiri, Siew Fang Law, Jim Ife, Tracie Mafile’o, Jioji Ravulo, Sonia

Contact
Name: Jim Ife

j.ife@westernsydney.edu.au

Phone: 02 47360077

School / Department: School of Social Sciences