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2020 Scholarship Luncheon

The GCSW’s annual Living the Vision Scholarship Luncheon honors those whose lives reflect a dedication to achieving social, racial, economic, and political justice, local to global. This much-anticipated event provides us with an opportunity to share the bold vision adopted by the GCSW with our community while highlighting what it truly means to embody that vision not only in word but also indeed.

This year’s luncheon will be held on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at the Junior League of Houston. Our keynote speaker, activist Feminista Jones is an award-winning blogger and the author of Reclaiming Our Space: How Black Feminists Are Changing the World from the Tweets to the Streets and the poetry collection The Secret of Sugar Water. Her work centers on Black American culture, critical race theory, intersectionality, and women’s health and well-being. We are excited to share her work in keeping with the GCSW’s commitment to social justice and emphasis on human rights and equality as we prepare the next generation of social workers to bring about real and lasting change.

Also, we are thrilled to honor two visionary Houston women whose significant impact on the ongoing pursuits of civil rights and civic engagement shines through their life’s work. This year’s Bobbi & Vic Samuels Spirit of Social Work Award honoree is The Honorable Jessica Farrar and the Social Work Excellence Award honoree is Cele Keeper, LCSW!

The Living the Vision Scholarship Luncheon provides essential financial support for students. By purchasing a table, or by making a tax-deductible contribution to this event, you will be helping to ensure that GCSW students receive the high-caliber education they need to make a difference in the world – and right here in Houston.

We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you in March at Houston’s premier event honoring those committed to social justice!

DATE: March 31, 2020
TIME: 12 PM-1:30 PM
LOCATION: Junior League Houston  

With Gratitude,
Marie Arcos
Luncheon Chair
Alan Dettlaff, PhD, MSW
Dean and Maconda Brown O’Connor Endowed Dean’s Chair