From child welfare to truancy to how the criminal justice system handles prostitution, social work intersects with the law in many ways. And it’s these intersections that intrigue Dr. Corey Shdaimah. She wonders how practitioners and the people who are the target of policies respond to programs they view as unjust or ineffective. On Thursday, Shdaimah joins us to talk about social work as a profession of social justice and putting those values into practice.
Dr. Corey Shdaimah, University of Maryland
Dr. Corey Shdaimah delivers the lecture “Story-ing the Social Justice Profession: Tales from the Field” on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. at University of Utah College of Social Work, 395 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake City. More information at (801) 581-8455.
The art of Nancy Holt looks different depending on where you stand, when you watch and how the image is framed. And that changing perspective is central to Holt’s intentions. Through site-specific installations, photography, video and public sculpture, Holt invites people to experience landscape and environment over time and to connect with our place in the universe. On Thursday, Holt joins us to talk about the role architecture, interactivity, and astronomy figure into her work.
The exhibit “Nancy Holt: Sightlines” opens Friday, Oct. 19 at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts at the University of Utah, 410 Campus Center Dr., Salt Lake City. Holt will deliver a free public lecture Thursday, Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. at the UMFA and will be present at a sunset viewing of Sun Tunnels on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 6 p.m. More information at www.umfa.utah.edu.