Social Work Advocates for Immigrant and International Rights

Social Work Advocates for Immigrant and International Rights (SWAIIR) is a community working together to build up our community, locally and globally. SWAIIR is an advocacy and support group that is committed to raising awareness and inspiring involvement around immigration and international issues, while exploring the role of social work in the global practice. Their focus is to utilize students, faculty, and the wider Philadelphia community to explore a wide range of global issues. They invest their time in the local community, supporting organizations through system change advocacy and relationships.

Contact: swaiir.sp2@gmail.com

2019-2020 Officers

Co- Presidents
Pegah Maleki, MSW ’20

Tien Duong, MSW ’21

Faculty/Staff Advisor
Anastasia Shown, MSW

 

 

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