Global Poverty: Human Needs, Economic Justice, and Social Change

CALL FOR PROPOSALS NOW OPEN!  Instructions can be found under the Conference Program tab.

Millersville University School of Social Work’s Learning Institute is dedicated to investigating global social issues.  The Learning Institute provides a platform from which experts share their knowledge and offer training for agents of social change.  Each year, The Learning Institute hosts events that center on a particular theme reflected in the Learning Institute’s literature, roster of speakers, and annual conference.

For the 2015-2016 academic year, the Learning Institute is focused on poverty and human needs.  Poverty is among the greatest social issues we face today; its effects are pervasive and profound.  Poverty crosses boundaries of race, culture, and status and its consequences are of serious concern to the student, practitioner, and seeker of social change.  Poverty disproportionately affects people of color and the effects of living in poverty can be devastating for both adults and children (Iceland, 2013).

This year’s conference, Global Poverty: Human Needs, Economic Justice, and Social Change invites presentations (poster format, paper, roundtable, and workshop) that investigate challenges faced by individuals here and abroad.  These presentations can be original research, theoretical framework, clinical interventions, pedagogy, or policy and advocacy.

The conference will take place at Millersville University’s downtown campus, The Ware Center (42 N. Prince Street, Lancaster, PA 17603) from June 8-10, 2016.

Please contact Karen Rice at with any questions.  We look forward to seeing you in Lancaster County, PA in June!

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