Tuesday, October 20
- The Pastora San Juan Cafferty Lecture on Race and Ethnicity in American Life "The 'White Space' and the Iconic Ghetto: Challenges for Civil Society" presented by Professor Elijah Anderson, one of the leading urban ethnographers in the U.S.
Wednesday, October 21
- Pioneers of the New Social Frontier - Grace and Edith Abbott: Two Sisters in Search of Justice - A panel of scholars and practitioners, joined by John Sorenson, editor of A Sister’s Memories: The Life and Work of Grace Abbott from the Writings of Her Sister, Edith Abbott presented a discussion about the Abbott sisters, two of the most important figures in American social welfare practice and education.
Thursday, October 22
- Rhoda G. Sarnat Lecture "Is Psychiatry Misdiagnosing Normal Sadness as Depressive Disorder?: The DSM-5 Debate Over the Bereavement Exclusion and What the Latest Research Reveals" presented by Jerome C. Wakefield, MSW, DSW,Ph.D., University Professor, Professor of Social Work, Silver School of Social Work, and Professor of the Conceptual Foundations of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, at New York University
Friday, October 23
- SSA Impact Talks
- Social Justice Address "Gender Bias: Can we end it?" delivered by K. Sujata, president of Chicago Foundation for Women, a grant making organization dedicated to increasing resources and opportunities for women and girls in the greater Chicago area.
Saturday, October 24
A Night for Stars: 2015 Reunion SSA Stars Celebration Gala - Hosted by the SSA Visiting Committee and Alumni Association, the SSA Stars Celebration Gala featured the presentation of the Edith Abbott Lifetime Achievement Award to Jane Frances Quinn, AM '69. Class of 1965 and 1975 Milestone Achievement Awards were also presented.