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Social Justice 2020 Experience

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Social Justice 2020 Experience

The Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work advances relevant and high-quality knowledge and values of social work practice useful in preparing competent social workers who can elevate the status of people, populations or communities that experience considerable vulnerability and injustice within Oklahoma and the broader society.


The Historical Footprints: Social Justice Experience is a 6-day trip on the Historic Civil Rights Trail through Little Rock, Selma, Montgomery, and Birmingham. Undergraduate students, graduate students, and professors from the Anne & Henry Zarrow School of Social Work will embark on this journey towards racial healing. The hope is that through these shared experiences each participant will be able to learn from our nations violent and tumultuous history to shape their future both as a social worker and as a human.

The participants will attend 37th Annual Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors Conference in Birmingham, Alabama. While attending this conference, the participants will also visit important sites such as the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee; Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, and the The National Memorial for Peace and Justice and Legacy Museum, both in Montgomery, Alabama. With your contribution, this group of brave and devoted students will take a step in the historical footprints of the civil rights leaders both past and present. The National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics gives clear guidelines on a social worker’s call action in regards to social justice. As future social workers, it is important for the students to be aware and conscious to the history of oppressed and vulnerable populations. This awareness fosters social change.


Participant contributions will support a portion of the costs. Your donation will cover the additional costs to make this historic journey a reality. Your money will go towards a one night stay in Memphis Tennessee as well as a 4 night stay in Birmingham, Alabama. Your donation will also provide 2 meals per day, museum entrance fees, and registration for the conference.


Please share this campaign link with your friends, family, and colleagues. Your support is the only way that this experience will be possible. Please help our students learn, grow, and experience. It is will a full heart that we thank you for your support.

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George W. McLaurin

You donation purchases one meal for a student during the trip. (George W. McLaurin is the first African-American to be admitted into the University of Oklahoma)


Bryan Stevenson

Your donation purchases one entrance into The Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration in Montgomery, Alabama. (Bryan Stevenson is an American lawyer, social justice activist, founder/executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, and a clinical professor at New York University School of Law)


Clara Shepard Luper

Your donation purchases a full day of meals for 2 students during the trip. (Clara Shepard Luper is the first African American student in the graduate history program at the University of Oklahoma)


Angela Davis

You donation purchases entrance into all museums on the trip. (Angela Davis is an American political activist, philosopher, academic, and author)


Barack Obama

Your donation purchases student registrations for 37th Annual Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors Conference in Birmingham, Alabama. (Barack Obama is the first African American President of the United States of America)


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

You donation covers all expenses for one student including meals, room, board, museum fees, and conference registration. (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is an American Christian minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the Civil Rights Movement)

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