Black History Month Keynote: A Racial Equity Reckoning

Written by Karen L. Bystrom
February 5, 2021

Seattle U Social Work Department, presents "A Racial Equity Reckoning: Black History Month Keynote Address by Dr. Benjamin Danielson," co-sponsored by Seattle University Nonprofit Leadership, February 18, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. (PST)

The event is free and open to the public. RSVP to receive the Zoom link.

Dr. Benjamin DanielsonThe aim of Dr. Danielson's keynote is to sustain people’s commitment to racial equity during these exhausting days. Another goal of this event is to go deeper into the nature of systemic racism and strategies to help address the difficult work of promoting equity. The address will be followed by Q&A.

About Benjamin Danielson, MD

Dr. Danielson is a graduate of Harvard University with a degree in ethology. He received his doctorate from the University of Washington, School of Medicine where he specialized in pediatrics. For the past 21 years, Dr. Danielson has served as the Senior Medical Director Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic An esteem physician, he provided resources, advocacy and clinical service to our most vulnerable and marginalized children and families, predominantly communities of color. Dr. Danielson has played a huge role in addressing issues of public health, healthcare delivery, foster care advocacy, youth justice issues, diverse mothers and babies, anti-racism and social justice issues. Dr. Danielson has served on numerous committees and task forces, and most recently, he led the Governor's task force on creating the new Office of Equity. He has received numerous awards, including the Norm Maleng Advocate for Youth Award, which recognizes Dr. Danielson's exemplary leadership, dedication, and commitment to the youth and families of Washington State.

Seattle University Master of Social Work

The Seattle University Master of Social Work educates students for social justice-focused and community-based advanced clinical social work practice. The program seeks to advance equity in access to excellent clinical social work practice for historically marginalized populations by preparing competent and effective practitioners who restore, maintain, and enhance human and community well-being with unwavering attention to social and economic justice. The program is committed to respectful engagement and collaboration with community partners in its scholarship, teaching, and service.

Seattle University Nonprofit Leadership

Seattle University’s Nonprofit Leadership program offers the opportunity to develop the skills needed to inspire and transform organizations and communities as students carve their paths toward a just and humane world. Both our Master of Nonprofit Leadership (MNPL) and our Graduate Certificate in Fundraising Leadership provide a variety of pathways to help achieve the change envisioned.