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The Annual Paul Shane Social Welfare Policy Symposium

Date & Time

Friday, February 23, 2024, 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.


Lectures & Presentations


Robeson Campus Center - Essex Room

350 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd Newark, NJ, 07103


Michael Eversman

Paul Shane Symposium
Department of Social Work

Social Work Students: This year's symposium goes beyond being a simple event; it presents an opportunity to explore into a crucial topic that aligns with the fundamental essence of social work: "Keeping the Social in Social Work: Eradicating Social Isolation." 

By registering for the symposium, you're not just attending an event; you're becoming part of a movement dedicated to creating positive change. Your involvement matters, and your voice can contribute to the collective effort to eradicate social isolation. Register now for the Annual Paul Shane Social Welfare Policy Symposium and join us in Keeping the Social in Social Work! 

See you at the symposium! 

The Annual Paul Shane Social Welfare Policy Symposium is sponsored by the New Jersey Baccalaureate Social Work Education Association which is compromised of the eight (8) BSW programs in the State. A former RU-N Social Work faculty Emeritus, (Dr. Paul Shane, deceased 2014), started the Symposium in 1998 as an effort to help social welfare policy “come alive” for students. The first year it was just Rutgers Newark and about 50 attendees. The event grew each year, partnering with the other Social work Departments in the State and then being joined in co-sponsorship by NASW NJ. Today approximately 250-300 students and faculty attend this day long program. Each year there is a theme, a keynote speaker, a panel of invited speakers and student poster presentations. The Symposium is hosted on a rotating basis around the state on the campuses of the BSW programs.