Bio on the Speaker:
Joe Minarik, MSW, MPP, PhD has been a social work practitioner for many years, focusing on anti-oppression and social justice education in communities, organizations and in higher education settings. He is a coordinator for the Program on Intergroup Relations dialogue program, which offers courses to undergraduate students at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). These courses focus on various social identity categories, including race, disability status, socioeconomic class, political ideology, and resisting marginalization. His research focus is on state-level direct lobbying policy advocacy and policy advocacy training design. He is an adjunct lecturer at UIUC’s School of Social Work, teaching research methods to social work graduate and undergraduate students, and policy advocacy to MSW students. Joe has also been named a Teaching Academy Fellow for Universal Design in Learning by the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning at UIUC.
1. “The danger of a single story” which features a TED Talk by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9Ihs241zeg