Developing a Human Rights Approach to Strengthen Practice: Implications for Medicine, Public Health & Social Work

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Montgomery Ross Fisher Building (MRF), 102
669 West 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Jane McPherson, assistant professor at University of Georgia, will explain how human rights as dictated by the United Nations could impact social work both in the U.S. and around the world.

In the U.S. her work focuses on asylum seekers and immigrants; globally, she creates tools to investigate and promote rights-based practice. An arts activist, McPherson engaged students and community members in One Million Bones, a national anti-genocide project, to lay 1,000,000 handmade bones on the National Mall in 2013. She is a licensed clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience in the field.

This talk is part of the 2016-2017 USC Global Health Lecture Series and is co-hosted by the USC Institute for Global Health, USC Program on Global Health & Human Rights and USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work.

Refreshments provided!

Event Type

Lecture / Talk / Workshop


Students, Alumni, Faculty/Staff


University Park Campus




Institute for Global Health


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