21 min

Engaging in Effective Social Work During COVID-19 (Season 1: Eps: 4‪)‬ The Racism Pandemic and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

    • Education

Listen to Pitt student Katelyn Morrison interview Pitt alum Paula Woods-Thomas (MSW 2009) regarding Paula’s career as a social worker in the Department of Veterans Affairs. While the need for social work has remained unchanged, Paula points out the ways in which delivery of services and equitable access to resources have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, Katelyn discusses her own research designing fair algorithms for social systems and asks Paula to weigh in on the benefits and risks of using artificial intelligence in the field of social work, which has persistently dealt with issues of racism, classism, and sexism.

Music: "Something Elated" by Broke for Free (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Broke_For_Free/Something_EP/Broke_For_Free_-_Something_EP_-_05_Something_Elated)

Listen to Pitt student Katelyn Morrison interview Pitt alum Paula Woods-Thomas (MSW 2009) regarding Paula’s career as a social worker in the Department of Veterans Affairs. While the need for social work has remained unchanged, Paula points out the ways in which delivery of services and equitable access to resources have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, Katelyn discusses her own research designing fair algorithms for social systems and asks Paula to weigh in on the benefits and risks of using artificial intelligence in the field of social work, which has persistently dealt with issues of racism, classism, and sexism.

Music: "Something Elated" by Broke for Free (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Broke_For_Free/Something_EP/Broke_For_Free_-_Something_EP_-_05_Something_Elated)

21 min

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