7th Annual Global Well-Being And Social Change Conference

reenvisioning our world: seeing what works, broadening our view, seeking innovative alternatives

April 15-17, 2020


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 an annual conference in April, bringing together faculty, students, and practitioners from around the world and across disciplines to learn, together on ways to advance global social justice and human rights.

2014 - Global Youth: Understanding Challenges, Identifying Solutions, Offering Hope

2015 - Exploitation of Women and Children: Global Perspectives

2016 - Global Poverty: Human Needs, Economic Justice, and Social Change

2017 - Children's Rights: Building Resilience, Protecting from Harm, and Foster Well-Being Among Our World's Children

2018 - Wellness in Our Global Community: Clarifying Definitions, Providing Opportunities, Protecting Rights

2019 - Social Justice: Valuing Difference, Pursuing Equity, and Finding Space for Solidarity

2020 - Re-Envisioning Our World: Seeing What Works, Broadening Our View, Seeking Innovative Alternatives

The 2019-2020 academic year offers the perfect opportunity to "check our vision", assess where we stand as agents of social change, and broaden our view of and responses to social problems and causes of social inequity. Across disciplines, social change agents are called upon to identify what works and to respond with innovation to problems that have proven particularly resistant to change. How might we think about issues, discuss divergent ideas, and develop strategies that are inclusive and responsive to need? How can we foster social justice for our communities and clients by building on current evidence that tells us what is working? We invite you to this year's conference and ask that you share your experiences of what works in your sphere of influence and/or share innovations or promising practices. 


Documentary Screening-True Justice 

Call for Proposals - all proposals are due no later than December 31, 2019, by 11:59 pm est to learninginstitute@millersville.eduClick Here For Proposal Information

Please direct your questions to:

Dr. Karen Rice

Millersville University

Department of Social Work

P.O. Box 1002

Millersville University, PA 17551-0302

Email: karen.rice@millersville.edu or learninginstitute@millersville.edu

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    The Learning Institute:
    Global Well-Being and Social Change

    Karen Rice, Department Chair of Social Work at Millersville University
    (717) 871-5297