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Forbes Named to New CSWE Environmental Justice Committee

February 3, 2015

Clinical Assistant Professor Rachel Forbes, director of GSSW’s Western Colorado MSW Program, has been appointed to the newly formed Committee on Environmental Justice at the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

A joint effort of CSWE’s Commission on Diversity and Social and Economic Justice and the Commission on Global Social Work Education, the new committee is charged with making recommendations to the two commissions about the ways in which social work education should consider integrating issues of environmental justice into the social work curriculum. To accomplish that task, the committee will explore the history of “green” social work, current environmental social work efforts and social work practice related to environmental issues. These recommendations are to be completed by CSWE’s 2016 Annual Program Meeting.