UGA School of Social Work to host Policy Day

October 22, 2010

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Athens, Ga. - The University of Georgia School of Social will host "Policy Day" Tuesday, Oct. 26, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. The event will feature guest speaker June Hopkins, granddaughter of Harry Hopkins, the principal architect of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal.

Hopkins also is the author of Harry Hopkins: Sudden Hero, Brash Reformer, which recounts her grandfather's social work career from 1912 through the Great Depression. She will share her unique perspective and the direction of the social work profession with attendees at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in Edge Recital Hall at Hodgson School of Music.

Throughout the day, there will be student presentations on current policy topics and student posters on display in the lobby of the School of Social Work in Tucker Hall. The event will conclude with a student debate on current policy issues. Attendees will be served a Depression-era inspired "poor person's" breakfast and lunch. The event is free and open to the public.

"Policy Day" is an annual event in UGA's School of Social Work led by students in Professor June Gary Hopps' policy course and was initiated to highlight the impact of socialpolicy.

For further information on UGA's School of Social Work and Policy Day, see www.ssw.uga.edu or call 706/542-3364.

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