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Special Event:  Friday, February 25th, 2011 - 1 to 3PM

Doing the Groundwork for a Sustainable Neighborhood:  A Celebration of Groundwork Portland

Portland State University School of Social Work
Academic Student Recreation Center (ASRC) Building
6th Floor
1800 SW 6th Ave.
Portland, OR 97201

Accessible by Streetcar, Max Green and Yellow Lines


Doing the Groundwork will be a fun and informative event that takes place with support from the PSU Social Sustainability Network.  This event will bring together students, PSU and Portland neighborhood community members from a variety of disciplines and range of interests.  The focus will be on Groundwork's efforts to clean up brownfields while building community.  In particular, the Emerson Street Garden Project will be highlighted as one way to build community and increase the local food supply.  Those interested in brownfield clean-ups, community development and local food production are strongly encouraged to attend.  We expect a number of other groups with similar missions to attend as well.

Join us on Friday, 2/25 from 1 to 3 pm and enjoy local, organic food appetizers, socializing as well as opportunities to learn more about how to support Groundwork Portland and local food production. 

FOR QUESTIONS OR TO RSVP:  Please contact John Ossowski, Social Work Student Intern


Welcome to the Social Sustainability Network and Colloquium website! As you can see we are 'under construction' but keep checking back as we get things set up.

The Social Sustainability Network operates as a living laboratory, acting as a forum in which scholars and practitioners can share, learn and collaborate.

 

Network members have access to: research development sessions; scholarly exchanges in a colloquium series co-sponsored by the Center of Professional Integrity & Accountability; and inventories of PSU social sustainability projects, related research tools and funding opportunities, and educational offerings on social sustainability.

 

The Network is funded by a Miller Foundation Grant through the PSU Center for Sustainable Processes and Practices

 

JOIN THE NETWORK TODAY - Send a request through our ning site by clicking here OR fill out and return our membership form.

 

CALL FOR PAPERS - Please click here to learn more about submitting an abstract for an edited volume on Social Sustainability in an Era of Scarcity.

 

Download the CSWE 2010 Presentation:

Using Community Projects to Teach Sustainability Theory

Announcement: Professor Eileen Brennan to Present at 2nd Annual Climate Change Conference

 

Thursday, July 8, 2010 - Saturday, July 10, 2010

University of Queensland, Bribane, Australia

For more information on the conference, please visit the conference web site.

 

Dr. Eileen Brennan, PSU School of Social Work, will give a presentation entitled "Fostering Sustainability and Mitigating the Social Impact of Climate Change: A Community-Based Learning Experience."

The objectives of her presentation are:

  • To describe major roles that social workers can play in mitigating the effects of climate change and responding to climate disasters.
  • To analyze the current status of sustainability in social work education in the USA.
  • To present a case study of a pre-service course on social work and sustainability that focused on community-based learning.
  • To discuss the challenges of introducing environmental frameworks into professional education.


The presentation powerpoint is available here. (Complete list of references also available.)

SPRING 2010 EVENTS

Social Sustainability Colloquium and Work Session Schedule

April 1st

(Thurs.)

1-3pm

School of Social Work

1800 SW 6th Avenue, 6th Floor, Room 640

(NOTE: Different Day and Room)

Social Media for Social Sustainability

John Ossowski, Marion Sharp, PSU, and Ruth Ann Barrett, Earthsayers.tv

April 2nd

4 - 630pm

School of Social Work

1800 SW 6th Avenue, 6th Floor

Join us in celebrating the Grand Opening of the new ASRC Building

(NOTE:  This is not a formal Colloquium session - but we will be present to share information about the Network with visitors)

April 9th

1-3pm

School of Social Work

1800 SW 6th Avenue, 6th Floor, Room 650

Impact Entrepreneurs: Leadership for an evolving world - Accelerating the (r)Evolution of Business

Carolyn McKnight and Cindy Cooper, PSU, SBA's Social Innovation Incubator

April 16th

1-3pm

School of Social Work

1800 SW 6th Avenue, 6th Floor, Room 650

Integrating Social and Environmental Sustainability: Applied anthropology projects in the Nepalese Himalaya and the Great Basin

Jeremy Spoon, PSU Anthropology

April 23rd

1-3pm

School of Social Work

1800 SW 6th Avenue, 6th Floor, Room 650

A Call Home:
Rediscovering ourselves through
restoration of community and place


Dave Hall, PSU Psychology

 

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Community Wisdomology and
Institutional Listening: A Model for
Social Sustainability

Aimee Samara Krouskop of Global Insight Arts

April 30th

1-3pm

School of Social Work

1800 SW 6th Avenue, 6th Floor, Room 650

Successful Prisoner Reentry: Creating a more sustainable criminal justice system

Jeff Kerr, PSU Social Work

May 7th

1-3pm

School of Social Work

1800 SW 6th Avenue, 6th Floor, Room 650

TBA

Mary 14th
6-7:30pm
School of Social Work

1800 SW 6th Avenue, 6th Floor
SPECIAL EVENT:  Duane Elgin evening lecture.  For more details, click here. (No registration is needed for the Friday lecture.)
May 15th 8:30am-5pm School of Social Work

1800 SW 6th Avenue, 6th Floor
SPECIAL EVENT:  Duane Elgin all-day workshop.  For more details, click here.  (To register for the Saturday workshop:  online - go to www.ceed.pdx.edu/ipnb Click on Current Courses (on the left) and then on the title. There are links to both credit and noncredit (CE) registration. If you have any trouble with the online registration, the call the number for phone registration; by phone - call 503-725-4832.)
May 21st
1-3pm
School of Social Work

1800 SW 6th Avenue, 6th Floor, Room 650
TBA
May 28th
1-3pm School of Social Work

1800 SW 6th Avenue, 6th Floor, Room 650
TBA
June 4th 1-3pm TBA TBA
June 11th 1-3pm TBA TBA

WINTER 2010 EVENTS

Social Sustainability Colloquium and Work Session Schedule

Jan. 8th

1-3pm

School of Social Work

1800 SW 6th Avenue, 6th Floor, Room 650

None or A Kinder, More Sustainable World: Contributions from Interpersonal Neurobiology
Jan. 15th

1-3pm

School of Social Work

1800 SW 6th Avenue, 6th Floor, Room 650

Community Outreach of Our United Villages: Strengthening the Social Vitality of Community

Jan. 22nd

1-3pm

School of Social Work

1800 SW 6th Avenue, 6th Floor, Room 650

Understanding Sustainability from a Twenty First Century Frontier Settlement: Fort McMurray Oil Sands

Presented by: Veronica Dujon, Chair & Professor, Sociology

Jan. 29th

1-3pm

School of Social Work

1800 SW 6th Avenue, 6th Floor, Room 650

WORKING SESSION:
Building Capacity through Implementing the Social Sustainability Network Planning Grant

NETWORK MEMBERS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND!

Feb. 5th

1-3pm

School of Social Work

1800 SW 6th Avenue, 6th Floor, Room 650

Jesse Dillard and David Layzell present "Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and the Sustainability of Capitalism - One Company's Story"

Feb. 9th 5-7pm Room 418 Cramer Hall

Special Presentation:

People, Environment,and Political Change in Nepal
Lhakpa Norbu Sherpa (PhD)
Visiting Fulbright Fellow
School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
Yale University

For full details, click here.

Feb. 12th

1-3pm

School of Social Work

1800 SW 6th Avenue, 6th Floor, Room 650

West African Social Sustainability -- What's the Weak Link?
Jeff Goebel

Feb. 19th

1-3pm

School of Social Work

1800 SW 6th Avenue, 6th Floor, Room 650

Youth Mentoring and Sustainability

Feb. 26th 1-3pm School of Social Work

1800 SW 6th Avenue, 6th Floor, Room 650
TBA
Mar. 5th 4-6pm School of Social Work

1800 SW 6th Avenue, 6th Floor, Room 650

Shireman Lecture featuring Peter Pecora

Permanency Planning in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities in Helping children Find a Forever Home

Mar. 12th 1-3pm School of Social Work

1800 SW 6th Avenue, 6th Floor, Room 650
TBA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FALL 2009 EVENTS

Social Sustainability Colloquium and Work Session Schedule

Oct 16

1-3pm

PSU Univ Center Building room 485

Social Sustainability Network Launch and Reception

Oct 23

1-3pm

PSU Univ Center Building room 485

 

An Ethic of Accountability in an Era of Scarcity:

Acting in the Public Interest

Oct 30

1-3pm

PSU Univ Center Building room 485

 

Work Session: Book Proposal - Building Social

Sustainability in an Era of Scarcity.  Access Call for Papers here.

Nov 6

1:30-3pm

PSU Smith Center room

 

Community Resilience - part of the International

Conference on Business & Sustainability, this session

is open to all

Nov 13

1-3pm

PSU Univ Center Building room 485

Social Sustainability and Social Work

Nov 20

1-3pm

PSU Univ Center Building room 485

Work Session: Finding Social Sustainability Funding

View this session's power point presentation by clicking here.

Dec 4

1-3pm

PSU Univ Center Building room 485

TBA