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2017 California Social Welfare Archives Awards Reception
Wed, April 19, 2017, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT
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The California Social Welfare Archives (CSWA) will hold its Annual Awards Reception on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 in the Founders’ Club at USC Galen Center. A light supper buffet and reception at 5:00 will be followed at 6:00 by the guest speaker and awards presentation. All are welcome! Please share this invitation with your colleagues!
Tickets for the fundraiser are $50 per person. A limited quantity of sponsored tickets will be made available to MSW students. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 213-743-0201 to inquire about a sponsored ticket. USC internal requisitions are also accepted (Make selections and select "Pay by Invoice").
This year’s honorees are:
Sonia Nazario - Guest speaker and recipient of the George D. Nickel Award for Outstanding Contributions to Social Welfare
Enrique’s Journey & America’s Immigration Dilemma
Sonia Nazario is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and activist focusing on social issues and author of national best-selling book Enrique's Journey, a true story about a young Honduran boy’s search for his mother who left home to find work in the US to pay for food for her starving family. Her advocacy on behalf of immigrant children has earned her several humanitarian awards. There will be a book signing following the program.
E. Stephen Voss, MSW - George D. Nickel Award for Outstanding Professional Services by a Social Worker
President and CEO of International Institute of Los Angeles (IILA) since 1993. Founded over 100 years ago to assist newly-arrived immigrants integrating into their new lives in Los Angeles, IILA has provided social services to assist hundreds of thousands of immigrants and other low-income clients achieve self-sufficiency.
Murali D. Nair, DSW, PhD - Frances Lomas Feldman Excellence in Education Award
Dr. Nair's exceptional student engagement methods have earned him the respect of his colleagues and deep admiration of his students. He has written, edited or co-authored 13 books, and is a Hall of Fame inductee at Columbia University, a Senior Fulbright Scholar, and a recipient of the President’s Volunteer Action Award from the White House.