Posts Tagged "DU international social work"

«««–––– it’s time for an adventure

What an eventful past week it’s been. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t excited to get out of the country and disconnect for a while. Privilege has been at the forefront of my mind after this election. I’ve been feeling torn when I noticed myself talking about “disconnecting” or ...

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El arte en el trabajo

Un vitral en PANI. Hoy, después de un viaje largo, regresé a Denver. Durante las semanas pasadas, me sentí un poco de frustración que fuimos demasiados ocupados y no tenía bastante tiempo para reflexionar. No estaba segura que hubiéramos hecho una deferencia en las vidas de la gente. Tampoco no estaba ...

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June 1, 2015; And just like that it begins again……..

In a week from today a group of GSSW students from the University of Denver will be heading to Bosnia as a culmination of an academic course that they have been taking this spring quarter.  We will be visiting sites that are important to the rich history and culture of ...

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Living vs Surviving !

RESILIENCE is what continues to come up for me as I continue to read the articles assigned and watch the videos on South Africa.  I have survived through various types of trauma and this class brings up memories where I had felt oppressed, degraded, shamed, helpless …. I am so proud of ...

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Living vs Surviving !

RESILIENCE is what continues to come up for me as I continue to read the articles assigned and watch the videos on South Africa.  I have survived through various types of trauma and this class brings up memories where I had felt oppressed, degraded, shamed, helpless …. I am so proud of ...

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Stepping Back from Our American Lens

En nuestra pasantia con Laura, una de las trabajadores sociales,en la Clinica de Salud de Puebla A huge part of our experience here these past two weeks has been immersing ourselves in and trying to learn from and about la cultura aquí en Puebla. Through this process, we hope to gain ...

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CHOOSING LOVE

As our time here in Mexico winds down I can’t help but think about how in the world I’m going to transfer the knowledge I’ve learned here to my practice in social work once I return home. I can’t help but feel a bit hopeless. I see the systemic hands ...

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Ten things that have been said to me this summer that make it clear I am not in Denver

1.I’m leaving for The Hague tomorrow but when I get back you must come for coffee. 2. The bus stop is right across from the mosque. 3.I’m meeting a group of Lithuanians later today. I think they started their trip in Bulgaria, or maybe it was Macedonia. 4.This is where 500 men and boys ...

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Bosnia 2.0

What a gift. It has been approximately one year since I left Bosnia. I must first express my deep gratitude as I have been given an amazing opportunity to be here for a second time. Coming back began with an invitation followed by paperwork and other priority to-dos, finishing my master’s ...

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Dovidzenja i dobrodošli; Goodbye and welcome

I will never understand how the first two weeks flew by so quickly with GSSW students in Bosnia.  I felt very excited about the future of social work when I saw the insight, respect, curiosity and good humor among the students who traveled this journey with me.  They have all, ...

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