Social Work in Palestine – 2 November 2012, Durham

The event will also feature renowned social work academic, Lena Dominelli of Durham University and Sarah Sturge from the Palestine-UK Social Work Network.

The event is free and open to all social workers, students, educators, policy makers and others to look at how links are being forged between Palestine and UK social workers and how they can be strengthened.

Please download the flyer for the conference below.Social Work in Extremis: Lessons for social work internationally

Related to this topic, Michael Lavalette and Vasilios Ioakimidis co-wrote the book, Social work in extremis: Lessons for social work internationally’, published by Policy Press in 2011, which looks at how social work has responded to the social, economic and political circumstances of a number of countries. The book fosters the spirit of international social work solidarity. 

The volume contains the chapter ‘Popular social work’ in the Palestinian West Bank: dispatches from the front line, which looks at the success of grassroots welfare projects in the West Bank despite poverty, oppression and occupation.

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