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Students for International Social Work

Laura Buckley, MSW’14 and Kira Silk, MSW’14

Authored by: Erica Zaveloff

Photography by: Candace diCarlo

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“Recently we went to the United Nations for International Social Work Day which brought in members from the International Association of Schools of Social Work and the International Federation of Social Workers, with representatives from the UN and EU, to talk about the UN Millennium goals and how social work can play a part in that.” – Club Presidents,  Laura Buckley, MSW’14 and Kira Silk, MSW’14

“We live in a global world and we think SP2 should be a part of it and try to engage in it,” Co-President Laura Buckley, MSW’14, said. SISW is committed to raising awareness, inspiring involvement around international issues, and exploring the role of social work in international practice.

“It’s not just about working internationally though. We have international communities in Philadelphia with whom we could do more hands-on work,” explained Kira Silk, MSW’14, Co-President.