The Empowering Change Task Force within the Tulane University School of Social Work is working to examine and address issues of racism, power, privilege, and oppression within the School and its curriculum. Faculty members Dr. Reginald Parquet and Dr. Deidre Hayes have graciously agreed to co-chair this Task Force, and they are reaching out to faculty, staff, students, alumni, and members of the community to support the Task Force’s work.
The Task Force has access to resources and time to actualize the change needed at all levels of the School of Social Work. It is an independent entity that advises the School's Administration and will make updates and take action on an ongoing basis.
Those with recommendations on institutional change can convey them to Dr. Parquet and Dr. Hayes via email. If you experience or witness individual racism, discrimination, threats of violence, or violence, please report it to tulane.edu/concerns so that it can be dealt with swiftly.
Monthly Reports & Presentations
Members of the TSSW community can request meeting minutes or meeting recordings by reaching out to the task force chairs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Announcement & Educational Opportunity - February 19, 2021
- A Faculty & Staff Resource from Race & Equity Task Force - July 13, 2020
- Initial Statement from Race & Equity Task Force - June 29, 2020
- Dean Announces Race & Equity Task Force for School of Social Work - June 25, 2020