Social Workers to Present on Black Men and Social Policy at the Center for American Progress

Mar 9, 2011

Social Work with African American Males: Health, Mental Health and Social Policy, edited by Waldo E. Johnson, Jr., Ph.D., MSW (Oxford University Press, 2010) will be the featured book for the Center for American Progress’ Black Men and Social Policy Noon Dialogue on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at the Center for American Progress, 1333 H Street, NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC.

The panel discussion will include opening remarks by U.S. Congressman Danny K. Davis, Johnson, Michael A. Lindsey, Ph.D., MSW, MPH, Associate Professor of Social Work at the University of Maryland and Charles E. Lewis, Sr., Ph.D., MSW, Deputy Chief of Staff and Communications Director for U.S. Congressman Ed Towns, two of the volume’s contributors; and Michael Eric Dyson, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University.

The panel will discuss how threats to federal and state budgets have the potential to harm a broad range of groups, including African-American men, who have long faced barriers to accessing adequate social services.