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April 17: "Social Work through the Holocaust: The Life and Legacy of Louis Lowy"

April 17: "Social Work through the Holocaust: The Life and Legacy of Louis Lowy"

April 17: "Social Work through the Holocaust: The Life and Legacy of Louis Lowy"

Join us on April 17 for the 19th Annual Greenstone Memorial Lecture, open to all Loyola School of Social Work students, alumni, faculty, staff, field supervisors, and friends. This year’s lecture will feature Professor Lorrie Greenhouse Gardella, JD, MSW, ACSW, who will present “Social Work through the Holocaust: The Life and Legacy of Louis Lowy.” Gardella will discuss Holocaust-survivor Louis Lowy’s professional journey as a social worker and its implications for modern clinical social work.  The lecture is framed through the lens of Gardella's recent book, The Life and Thought of Louis Lowy: Social Work through the Holocaust, which is listed in “100 Great Books for the Social Worker’s Library”.

The lecture series was established in memory of Joan Greenstone, a valued faculty member of Loyola’s School of Social Work and the Institute of Clinical Social Work.

The lecture will take place Friday, April 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Loyola University Museum of Art’s Simpson Lecture Hall. A panel discussion, Q&A session, lunch, and book sale and signing will follow the lecture. The lecture is free for those not seeking CEUs; for those seeking CEUs the cost is $25.

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ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Professor Lorrie Greenhouse Gardella, JD, MSW, ACSW, is a national leader in social work education, dedicating her career to helping culturally diverse populations gain access to social work education. She received her AB degree at Smith College and her JD and MSW degrees at the University of Connecticut. She served as the Associate Dean of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies at the University of Saint Joseph, Connecticut. She recently completed her service as Professor and Vice President for Professional and Graduate Studies at Albertus Magnus College. 

She has also served as President of the Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors, Chair of the NASW Legal Defense Fund, and has held positions in the Council on Social Work Education. In 2013 Gardella was named a Health Leadership Fellow of the Connecticut Health Foundation.

Her research interests include social work history, multicultural health equity, and social work with displaced populations.