LBHC 2016 New York: The 11th Annual Liberation-Based Healing Conference

Revolutionizing Our Scholarships, Our Streets and Our Practices

Start: November 11th, 2016
12 am
End: November 12th, 2016
5 pm
Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College (SSSW)
Presentation Features:
  • Decolonial and Liberatory perspectives in mental health, education, current systems and practices of law enforcement and community life.
  • Aligning with organizations to install anti-racist and gender equity policies and practices
  • Embracing spirituality outside of religious institutions
  • Creating and embedding systems of social change that uphold values of equity, inclusion, and shared liberation.
  • Disrupting systems of white supremacy by linking activists, scholars, educators, and healers from indigenous and bipoc communities.

Last weekend, the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College (SSSW) hosted the 11th annual Liberation-Based Healing Conference, led by Professor Willie Tolliver in partnership with the Dean’s Office and the Institute for Family Services (IFS).

The conference brought together more than 200 outstanding professionals, scholars and students of anti-oppressive social work from across the country for a collaborative dialogue on justice-based practices. The Silberman School of Social Work is extremely grateful to Professor Tolliver, whose vision and efforts made this important conference such a success, and to the many students, faculty, staff, and alumni who participated. Professor Tolliver’s career-long commitment to anti-oppressive practice exemplifies the mission of the School and its community members.

The discussions he brought to life at the Liberation-Based Healing Conference will benefit all at Silberman and have an enduring impact on the Social Work profession. The Silberman School of Social Work congratulates Professor Tolliver and IFS on a job so well-done.