The SSA Inclusion, Equity and Diversity Committee and the
SSA Banner Selection Alumni Committee invite you to attend:

Hidden Figures of SSA:
Honoring our Trailblazers and Inspiring Our Future

Thursday, March 30, 2017
5:00 – 7:00 pm

School of Social Service Administration, 969 E. 60th St. Chicago, IL 60637, SSA Lobby

Please register by Tuesday, March 28th.

Join us to celebrate and honor the addition of four leaders from the SSA community who have made an enduring commitment to advancing the field of social work and social justice to foster more inclusive, equitable, and diverse communities. Our honorees include:

Dolores (Dodie) Norton
Inabel Burns Lindsay, AM ’37
Esther Nieves, AM ’87
Charles Payne

Banners in their honor will be hung in the SSA lobby alongside those featuring early Deans, faculty, and key leaders instrumental in the development of SSA and the field of social work. The current group includes early administrators of the School such as Sophonisba Breckinridge and Edith Abbott, women of talent and determination who influenced the field of social work and social work education across the country. Our founding mothers had their own unique strengths and methods, yet they held a shared perspective, envisioning the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration as a school of social work that would help society solve its problems through rigorous scholarship, critical thinking, and active intervention.