(July 27, 2012) --The University of Texas at San Antonio College of Public Policy will present a lecture, "I Was Not Built to Break: Responding to Domestic Violence in the African-American Community," from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Monday, July 30 in the Buena Vista Street Building Aula Canaria (1.328) on the UTSA Downtown Campus. Part of the College of Public Policy Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series, the event is free and open to the public.
The speaker will be Tricia Bent-Goodley, a licensed social worker and Howard University professor of social work. She will sign copies of her book, "The Ultimate Betrayal," at 5 p.m., immediately preceding the lecture. Books will be available for purchase.
Bent-Goodley is best known for research and writing that focuses on developing community and faith-based interventions in the areas of domestic violence, HIV prevention and healthy relationship education. Her educational passion centers on the development of culturally competent interventions that build on community strengths with a particular focus on black families and communities.
She was awarded the Council on Social Work Education National Award for Distinguished Achievement in Social Work Education, the National Association of Black Social Workers National Social Work Educator's Award and the DC National Social Worker Advocate of the Year award.
Before joining Howard University, Bent-Goodley provided countywide leadership in the area of child welfare and family violence prevention, where she worked with issues of foster care, preventive services, domestic violence, fatherhood promotion, substance abuse, and building community and policy partnerships to advance change. She also was a school social worker and manager of community-based programs in some of the most economically and challenging areas in Harlem and Queens County, N.Y.
Bent-Goodley has a Ph.D. in social policy, planning and analysis from Columbia University, a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from Queens College of the City University of New York.
Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Free parking will available in lot D3 under Interstate 35. (View a campus map.) For more information, contact Marian Bownds at 210-458-2566.
For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.
Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.
Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.
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