Social Work

System of Support Conference


UNI’s College of Social & Behavioral Sciences, Educational Opportunity Center and Center for Urban Education are bringing together Cedar Valley elected officials, local leaders, and some of our best practitioners to review historical policies, unpack current realities and share their efforts at moving us towards a society without violence. Participants will be able to identify the root causes of violence, be able to inform and influence future policies, and create a culture to protect vulnerable communities. 

Including sessions by:

  • Waterloo City Council Task Force
  • Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging
  • UNI's Center for Violence Prevention
  • Refugee and immigration Panel
  • UNI's Department of Political Science
  • House of Hope

This event will be approved for six (6) Social Work CEU's

Deaf Community panel

Members of the Cedarloo Deaf community will be on a panel. Panelists will include those who have grown up deaf, grew up a hearing Child Of Deaf Adults (CODA) and a speaker from Deaf Iowans Against Abuse (DIAA). Admission is $10 for non-ASL Club member; free admission for children 10 years or younger.

The Maid Narratives: Black Domestics and White Families in the Jim Crow South

Waterloo Women of the Great Migration who worked in domestic service in Mississippi and other Deep South states share memories of life under the harsh conditions of segregation. These are stories of daily cruelties, but also of resilience and finally of resistance. Their stories have been memorialized in "The Maid Narratives: Black Domestics and White Families in the Jim Crow South," recently published by LSU Press. Facilitated by Charletta Sudduth and Katherine van Wormer.