October 26, 2011

Feminist Social Work Practice - Continuing Education Class

Hello, WCC Community! I wanted to share with you an upcoming opportunity for professional development!

I (Carly) am offering at Bryn Mawr College - The Center for Professional Development a continuing education class for professional social workers, professionals counselors and marriage and family therapists - Feminist Social Work Practice.

Feminist Social Work Practice
December 9, 2011
3 CEUs - $65

Course Description:

There is little current writing or opportunity for discussion about the impact of contemporary feminist theory on 21st century social work practice and scholarship.  This workshop is designed to offer social workers an opportunity to gain an awareness and understanding of feminist theory in the context of social work practice.  Participants of this workshop will 1) gain a basic awareness and understanding of feminist theory in the context of social work practice; 2) discuss how gender-conscious services and programming can support social workers’ professional growth and work with clients; and 3) evaluate their current professional needs for expanding the work with clients from a gender-conscious perspective.  Central to this seminar is addressing the needs of women of various racial, ethnic, cultural, class, sexual, and national backgrounds. Participants are encouraged to present case examples that would benefit from exploration from a gender-conscious perspective, while maintaining the confidentiality of their client.  Handouts and educational materials will be provided. This workshop is appropriate for all levels of post master’s degreed practitioners who work in direct practice.

Carly Goldberg, MSW, LCSW, is founder and director of the Women’s Collaborative Circle, Bryn Mawr, PA, and is a doctoral candidate at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice specializing in feminist theory and social work practice.

For more information and to register please visit Bryn Mawr College Center for Professional Development website.

October 10, 2011

Anita Hill - 20 Years Later

The following video is an excerpt from the 1991 United States Senate confirmation hearing of Clarence Thomas from the documentary Sex and Justice.  20 years later, Anita Hill is still speaking out about women's rights locally and globally through her legal, academic and professional pursuits.


Join Anita Hill, Kimberle Crenshaw, Gloria Steinem, Patricia Williams, Catherine Mackinnon and many others for a conference not to be missed! For more information, check out Sex, Power and Speaking Truth: Anita Hill 20 Years Later.

October 05, 2011

MAC Cosmetics + WCC = Fantastic Event!

Dear Beautiful and Unique You,

There is no doubt in my mind that beauty truly comes from deep within.  Of course, a little lipstick or a fabulous new eye shadow can never hurt!

To support your great new look from MAC this evening, the following questions are offered as a tool to help you get to know one another and more importantly, yourself.
With Much Admiration,

Carly Goldberg, MSW, LCSW
Founder and Executive Director

Beautiful You
What does beauty mean to you?
Who are the people in your life that you consider beautiful?
Where do you see beauty in the world?
When did you first learn you were beautiful?
When did you first accept you were beautiful?
What makes you unique, distinct and beautifully you?
How do you nourish and care for yourself?
Who in your life can you turn to and rely on to help you reflect on the unique and beautiful person that you are, especially on days when you can not see it for yourself (and we all have them!)

Voices from the WCC/MAC event:

Thanks for a fun event last night…The best thing about the event was the camaraderie with the other women. It was like we were all cheering each other on. Everyone was very complimentary to everyone else, even if we had just met that night. – Cara

Thanks so much for including us last night! It was such a fun evening with so many wonderful ladies! - Kate

I had a great time at the MAC event. It was a great night for trying something new and over the past few months I have been pro "try something new." It was great to be around other beautiful women and to have candid conversation about beauty as well as honest and frank conversation about when we first knew ourselves to be beautiful.  So thank you for organizing a fabulous event that simply allowed us to re own ourselves through our words, our diversity, our laughter, and of course makeup!  Thanks again! – Ahyana

Hey! I went to MAC today and saw one of the makeup artist from last week. She said we were an easy going group and we inspired her so much! – Bridgette

Hey Carly, thanks for having the event tonight. My wife was really happy to get out and I think she really enjoyed it. She was really in a different world on the car ride home. – Husband of a Participant! ;)

October 04, 2011

Occupy Wall Street With Your Voice!

Mic check? Mic check! On the Women's Collaborative Circle Facebook page I recently posted resources for people to learn about the uprisings on Wall Street in New York City and spreading to other cities nationwide.

To learn more check out Occupy Wall Street and We are the 99% and make your voice heard!