May 2011 Archways

Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research

Breaking Down Digital Barriers

Gloria Guard, M.S.S./M.L.S.P. ’78 , Michigan State Representative Maureen L. Stapleton (District 4-Detroit), and Commissioner Daisy W. Lynum (District 5- Orlando) at the March 2011 inaugural meeting of the National Technology Adoption Advisory Council in Washington, D.C. The council came together to advance the cause of bringing affordable broadband access, technology training and relevant online resources to all Americans, especially those disenfranchised households for whom 21stcentury technology can become a vehicle for future economic and educational success. U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra gave the keynote address. Guard, who is a former NELI advisory committee member and former president of People’s Emergency Center in Philadelphia, joined global nonprofit One Economy in 2010 as engagement officer for the northeastern United States. She is currently working with communities to break down barriers to broadband adoption and bring digital literacy training to low-income communities. Lynum was a Rockefeller Scholar at Bryn Mawr in 1968–69, when she took courses in sociology.

Community Mural Arts Program

“This project celebrates the power of community art as well as the ongoing partnership between Bryn Mawr College and the Norristown community,” says Amy Grebe, artistic director of ACPPA Community Art Center.

At right, from left: Nell Anderson, co-director, Civic Engagement Office (CEO); Amy Grebe, artistic director, ACPPA Arts Center; Juan Guerra, executive director, ACLAMO Family Centers; Diane Frankel, director of field instruction; Kelly Sheard, assistant director, CEO; Dean Darlyne Bailey; and Pennsylvania State Representative Matthew Bradford.

Surgeon General Leads Inaugural Forum in Honor of Kevin J. Robinson

U.S. Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin gave a keynote address and joined a panel of national and local experts to discuss healthcare inequalities at the inaugural Kevin J. Robinson Forum for Social Justice and Public Health. The event was a collaboration between GSSWSR and the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

The forum is named in honor of Assistant Professor of Social Work and Social Research Kevin J. Robinson, who died unexpectedly in 2010 at the age of 40. Robinson’s work was part of a growing movement in the fields of social work and public health, actively incorporating the knowledge of community members as “partners” through a qualitative research methodology. The goal is community-wide change.

Proud to Announce…

  • Vermont NASW Chapter Names Gale Holtz Golden, MSS ’61, the 2010 Social Worker of the Year
  • Yvette Bradford, M.S.S./M.S.L.P ‘90, Wins Temple’s 2010 Outstanding Field Instruction Award
  • Pennsylvania NASW Chapter Features Dean Darlyne Bailey During 2010 Black History Month

Reunion 2011 to Celebrate GSSWSR Achievers, May 27 and 28. More information