Transforming Social Work Speaker Series

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 14:30to16:00

This is the third and final ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­lecture in the McGill School of Social Work's Transforming Social Work Speaker Series.  This series stems from numerous calls to action within our profession and broader society. Recognition of social work’s colonial roots requires reflecting on our past and present to determine how as a profession we can move towards liberatory transformation.

Dr. Harjeet Kaur Badwall, Associate Professor, York University

"Our History Keeps Repeating: Colonialism’s Persistence in Social Work"

Harjeet Badwall is an Associate Professor at York University’s School of Social Work in Toronto, Canada. Her areas of research focus on Race, Racism and Whiteness in Social Work pedagogy, curriculum and practice. Harjeet brings an interlocking analysis of violence and oppression to the exploration of anti-violence in our work. Her research and teaching is informed by post-structural perspectives, critical race, decolonial, feminist and queer theories. Harjeet worked in the anti-violence field for many years as a counselor, community organizer and activist. She also utilizes Narrative ideas and practice in her both her academic and practice based work.

Register in advance:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

There is no fee required to attend this event, closed captions will be available. 

The recording of this talk will be available for a limited time, and will be sent to only those pre-registered for this event.

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