Lobby Day 2010
On Wednesday, April 21, Chicago Center Social Work students traveled to Springfield, Illinois to participate in the annual Lobby Day event where thousands of social service providers, teachers and union members gathered at the state Capitol. The students spend the day learning the parameters of lobbing for any issue that may face them as a social worker. Students had the opportunity to go inside the capitol building, speak with members of congress, and participate in the “Save our Schools” march (For more information, check out www.illinoiseducationassociation.org).
Members of the rally wore pink to illustrate the pink slips indicating the dismissal of nearly 20,000 teachers in Illinois. Below are pictures of Urban Social Work Practicum Director, Arvis Averette (pink suit) and Chicago Center Social Work Practicum students.