Research estimates that only one in three Americans has an advance directive, a number that is substantially lower among communities of color, those of lower socio-economic status, and lower levels of education. This semester, College of Law students in Professor…
Meet the Race Symposium Participants: Moderator Keith A. Alford
On Thursday, Sept. 1, Syracuse University will host the inaugural Fall 2016 Symposium on Race and Our Communities. This inaugural symposium will feature student speakers, a keynote address by Dr. Marc Lamont Hill and a panel discussion including an esteemed panel of scholars, activists and experts. Moderating the symposium is Keith A. Alford, director of the School of Social Work and associate professor of social work in the Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics.
Alford teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in social work, including human diversity in social contexts, strategies of social work intervention and social work practice with individuals, families, and groups. His research specializations include mental health service delivery to children and families, culturally specific programming for children in out-of-home care, contemporary rites of passage programming and loss/grief reactions among African American families. He was also named one of the “30 Most Influential Social Workers Alive Today” by Social Work Degree Guide magazine.
A 2009 recipient of SU’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Unsung Hero Award, Alford earned a Ph.D. and M.S.W. from The Ohio State University. He is a member of the Council on Social Work Education and the National Association of Social Workers.
The Fall 2016 “Symposium on Race and Our Communities: Race, Justice, Violence and Police in 21st Century America” is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 1, at 5 p.m. in Goldstein Auditorium, Schine Student Center. Tickets are available at the Schine Student Center Box Office; students, faculty and staff must present valid Syracuse University ID. The box office is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday.
American Sign Language (ASL) and Communication Access Real Time (CART) interpretation will be available for each event. If you have requests for accessibility and accommodations, please contact the Equal Opportunity, Inclusion and Resolution Services (EOIRS) office at 315.443.4018.