A Discussion on Healing Justice


On June 26th, 2020, Steering Committee members, LaNaisha Edwards, Patty Ramirez, and Paula Miley, joined Keeping it 100 Solutions for their Facebook Live discussion series “Say Something” to speak about their work with communities impacted by trauma and collective healing. Watch the full recording below! “Our strongest communities are our communities who have experienced intergenerational … Continue reading A Discussion on Healing Justice

A Conversation around Black Lives Matter and Healing


Video recording from our Facebook Live event on June 7th, 2020. A discussion on healing our communities and Black Lives Matter through a look into the past, present, and future. This event was presented with Our Stories Mater podcast and featured discussion panelists Alexus “Lex” Rhone, Ramona Merchan , and Torrence “Torre” Brannon-Reese , as … Continue reading A Conversation around Black Lives Matter and Healing

IPV: An Intersectional Perspective


On Wednesday, October 25, 2017, TI Task Force Co-Chairs Susan Hess and Devika Shankar and Core Strategic Planning Committee Member Brenda Ingram presented at Intimate Partner Violence: An Intersectional Perspective. The event, hosted by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) USC Unit, the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Alumni Association, and Relationship … Continue reading IPV: An Intersectional Perspective

Wellness for Professionals


On March 21, 2017, TI Task Force Core Strategic Planning Committee Member Nkem Ndefo and TI Task Force Advisor Elizabeth Eastlund presented on a panel at an event hosted by the USC Suzanne Dworak Peck School of Social Work – Wellness for Professionals: Taking Care while Giving Care. The event began with a screening of … Continue reading Wellness for Professionals

Film Screening & Panel: Resilience


On November 16th, The NASW USC Unit, Black Social Work Caucus of USC, and USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Alumni Association screened the film Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope.  The film screening was followed by a panel discussion that explored the biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect, and … Continue reading Film Screening & Panel: Resilience

Paper Tigers Film Screening Sparks Dialogue in LA


Over two hundred individuals gathered last week at the screening of the award-winning film Paper Tigers, in commemoration of the inaugural “All School Day” at the USC School of Social Work. The focus of the day was on public health and the importance of cultivating trauma informed communities. The event was hosted by the USC School of … Continue reading Paper Tigers Film Screening Sparks Dialogue in LA