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Rising Above Today’s Political Apathy: A Conversation with Jack (WEBINAR - 1 CE)

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Emmy award-winning journalist, Jack Lessenberry, presents this keynote address on the current Michigan political climate and its impact on social work professionals. This address urges social workers to get political and to rise above today's apathy in the political discord and to be better advocates in the media.

Learning Objectives:
1. Explore Michigan’s current political climate. 
2. Understand the issues facing the current Michigan legislature, including gerrymandering and term limits. 
3. Discuss possible opportunities for political engagement.  

Presenters: A Detroit native, Jack Lessenberry recognized that he wanted to become a journalist during his graduate studies at the University of Michigan. (He had previously set out to be a historian.) Now, he boasts thirty years of eclectic journalism experience. Jack has worked as a foreign correspondent and executive national editor of The Detroit News, and he has written for many national and regional publications, including Vanity Fair, Esquire, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, and The Oakland Press.

Currently, he is a professor of journalism at Wayne State University and a contributing editor and columnist for The Metro Times, The Traverse-City Record Eagle, and The Toledo Blade...in addition to his work at Michigan Radio. Additionally, Jack is the host of the weekly television show "Deadline Now" on WGTE-TV (Channel 30) in Toledo. It airs Fridays at 8:30 p.m.

Throughout his years of journalism experience, his favorite memories are of interviewing Gerald Ford about Watergate in 1995 and winning a national Emmy for a documentary about Jack Kevorkian in 1994.

This course was originally held in April 2015. 

 

Once registering and paying for the course you will get access to view the webinar (through a downloadable pdf file), as well as receive a link to complete the post test. Attendees need to answer 80% of the content questions correctly in order to receive credit for the course. All continuing education certificates will be emailed within 30 days of completion of the post test.

 

For questions, contact the NASW-Michigan office at 517-487-1548, ex 15 or at dbreijak@nasw-michigan.org.

 

Continuing Education: 1 CE is available for social workers. $19 for NASW members, $29 for non-members.

 

NASW-Michigan is an approved provider with the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative, Provider Number MICEC-0017. This program is approved for 1.0 social work continuing education clock hour. Social workers (under the new General Rules) can earn up to half (22.5) of the required 45 hours of continuing education through alternative learning methods, such as this webinar.

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