This issue of Affirmations features Jane Addams College of Social Work faculty, staff, students, and alumni who are on the front line as service providers in communities affected by gun violence, and as advocates and activists for social reform and systems change. The individual profiles, research studies, and programs presented here and on the College website are informative. I hope that they also provide hope and encouragement for others who are doing what they can, or looking for ways to make a difference that matters.
Creasie Finney Hairston, PhD
Dean and Professor
Your support of JACSW students such as Kristen Hall enables their futures as social work practitioners who lead the advancement of social and racial justice, and it lights the way to a more just and equitable future for our society. Learn More »