UTEP Social Work Hosts Prominent Social Justice and Racial Healing Educator
On November 14, 2018, Dr. Darlyne Bailey lead a interdisciplinary forum organized by the Department of Social Work at the University of Texas at El Paso. Dr. Bailey is Dean Emeritus and Professor at the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research (GSSWSR) at Bryn Mawr College. She is also the Director of the Social Justice Initiative at the GSSWSR.
Social work students, faculty, and alumni attended the forum: Forgiveness and Racial Healing: An Interactive Exploration for Social Action and Social Justice in the El Paso Community. The educator discussed the central concepts of forgiveness, racial healing, and race equity; and how to apply those concepts as individuals, members of families, organizations, and community systems.
Dr. Bailey has dedicated her life to advancing social justice using a multidisciplinary and multicultural approach. She became the first female and the first African- American named Dean of the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Bailey graduated from Lafayette College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a certificate in Secondary Education. She completed her Master’s Degree from the School of Social Work at Columbia University and later earned a doctorate in Organizational Behavior from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.