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Michigan Museum Education Series to Launch This Fall

Tuesday, August 22, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Duane Breijak
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NASW-Michigan is in the process of finalizing the details on a 2017-2018 museum continuing education series to begin this fall. Social workers will be able to learn 2-3 CE credits per event. The series will consist of weekend guided tours through several of Michigan’s top museums with specialized speakers. The tentative schedule is as follows with more details to come:


2 CEs. The Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture and Lifeways

Saturday, September 30, 2017. 1pm-3pm

Mt. Pleasant, MI

 

This first event in NASW-Michigan’s museum learning series will explore the history of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan. Following a guided tour of the museum, Shannon Martin, Director of Ziibiwing Center, will present a workshop on tribal history, boarding school era, and cultural diversity.

 

The permanent, educational, sacred, and ceremonial collections of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe, managed by the Ziibiwing Center are a bridge through time where the past meets the present. Centuries old artifacts come to life and educate the tribal community and others about the social and artistic expression of our ancestors. Contemporary objects revitalize the traditions and teachings of our elders.

 

Learning Objectives:

1. Explore the history of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan

2. Understand boarding schools and their impact on current generations

3. Explore culture diversity issues as they relate to tribal communities and how social workers can practice with cultural humility

 

2 CEs will be available for licensed social workers. $15 for students, $20 for NASW members, $30 for non-members.Registration cost includes admission into the museum.

 

Space is extremely limited.

 

Museum tour will start at 1pm, so please arrive by 12:45pm to get checked in.


2.5 CEs. Holocaust Memorial Center - Zekelman Family Campus

Sunday, November 19, 2017. 1pm-4:15pm

Farmington Hills, MI

 

The Holocaust is a history not only of evil, although the evil is undeniable, but also of great courage, strength and righteousness. Join NASW for a museum tour and survivor testimony at The Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills for Part 2 of our museum series. The Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus has been teaching about the Holocaust and its legacy for more than 25 years, and its building, exhibits and programs have been receiving international accolades and heartfelt thanks from our millions of visitors.

 

It is the mission of the Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus to remember those who perished and survived the Holocaust and, in a world increasingly faced with sectarian strife and intolerance, to set forth the lessons of the Holocaust as a model for teaching ethical conduct and responsible decision-making.  By highlighting those individuals who, in the midst of evil, stood for the best rather than the worst of human nature, the Holocaust Memorial Center seeks to contribute to maintaining an open, free society. For more information about the museum, visit www.holocaustcenter.org.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand what the Holocaust was and it's implications for understanding human nature.
  • To learn about the plight of victims to better understand the emotional impact on their psyches and lives.
  • To understand what can be learned about preventing genocide and mass atrocities through study of the Holocaust and other Nazi crimes.

2.5 CEs will be available for licensed social workers. $15 for students, $20 for NASW members, $30 for non-members. Registration cost includes admission into the museum.

 

Space is extremely limited.

 

Our speaker will start at 1:15pm, so please arrive by 1:00pm to get checked in. Museum tour will start around 2:30pm and end around 4:00pm.


Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History (2 CEs)

February 24th, 2018

2pm-4pm

Detroit, MI

Click Here to Register

 

The third event in NASW-Michigan’s museum learning series will take place at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, whose mission to open minds and change lives through the exploration and celebration of African American history and culture. This event will consist of a guided tour of the museum's artifacts and archival materials, including the Blanche Coggin Underground Railroad collection, Harriet Tubman Museum Collection, and many other exhibits about African American history and the history of Detroit. Gain 2 CE credits while learning about African American history and culture during Black History Month!

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the history of African American culture in the United States
  • Understand the influences of African American history on American culture and art
  • Learn about the accomplishments of African Americans in Science and Technology

 

2 CEs will be available for licensed social workers. $15 for students, $20 for NASW members, $30 for non-members.Registration cost includes admission into the museum.

 

Space is extremely limited.


Arab American National Museum (2.5 CEs)

April 21, 2018

1-3:30pm

Dearborn, MI

Register Here

 

The fourth event in NASW-Michigan’s museum learning series will take place at the Arab American National Museum, the first and only museum in the United States devoted to Arab American history and culture. Arab Americans have enriched the economic, political and cultural landscape of American life. By bringing the voices and faces of Arab Americans to mainstream audiences, the Arab American National Museums continues to demonstrate their commitment to dispelling misconceptions about Arab Americans and other minorities. Since opening in 2005, the Museum has shed light on the shared experiences of immigrants and ethnic groups, paying tribute to the diversity of our nation. Gain 2.5 CE credits while learning about Arab American history during Arab American Heritage Month!

 

1:00-2:30         Docent-guided group tour

2:30-3:30         Presentation on developing relationships with Arab-American communities and effective advocacy in current political climate

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the history of Arab American people in the United States
  • Understand the influences of Arab American history on American culture and art
  • Learn about the accomplishments of Arab Americans in American history

 

2.5 CEs will be available for licensed social workers. $15 for students, $20 for NASW members, $30 for non-members.Registration cost includes admission into the museum.

 

Space is extremely limited.


Jim Crow Museum at Ferris State University (2 CEs)

June 16, 2018

1pm-3pm

Big Rapids, MI

Click Here to Register

 

This final event in NASW-Michigan’s museum learning series will take place at the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia, whose aim is to use objects of intolerance to teach tolerance and promote social justice. Following an introductory talk and 25 minute video, there will be a guided tour of the museum’s exhibits.

 

The Museum features six exhibit areas -- Who and What is Jim Crow, Jim Crow Violence, Jim Crow and Anti-Black Imagery, Battling Jim Crow Imagery, Attacking Jim Crow Segregation, and Beyond Jim Crow.

 

The Museum also offers a comprehensive timeline of the African American experience in the United States. The timeline is divided into six sections: Africa Before Slavery, Slavery in America, Reconstruction, Jim Crow, Civil Rights and Post Civil Rights. The Jim Crow Museum at Ferris State University strives to become a leader in social activism and in the discussion of race and race relations.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the history of Jim Crow as a system meant to sustain racial hierarchy
  • Understand the continuing legacy of Jim Crow in the present day
  • Explore cultural diversity issues as they relate to communities affected by Jim Crow

 

Free for students, $20 for NASW members, $30 for non-members.

 

2 CEs will be available for this program. NASW-Michigan is an approved provider through the Michigan Continuing Education Collaborative.


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