If All of the School...

Our Fall 2022 Selection

Nikole Hannah-Jones and the Country We Have - NPR's Throughline Podcast 

“Is history always political? Who gets to decide? What happens when you challenge common narratives? In this episode, Throughline's Rund Abdelfatah and Ramtin Arablouei explore these questions with Nikole Hannah-Jones, an investigative journalist at the New York Times and the creator of the 1619 Project, which is set to be released as a book later this year." 

The Fall 2022 selection is available from NPR or other major podcast streaming services like Apple or Spotify.

Students discussing book at orientation.

About the program

The purpose of the "If All of the School..." program is to generate critical inquiry and discourse about complex contemporary social issues and to encourage creative and innovative thinking among social work students, faculty, and staff. Through the shared experience of reading, viewing, or listening to the same content, the program challenges us to think differently about ourselves, our country, the world community, and the contributions of our profession.

We ask that students listen to the selected podcast prior to attending orientation in preparation for small group discussions.

Why Listen?

“Before I came to school for my own graduate education, I had an image of the exciting dialogues that faculty and students could have together about ideas. While graduate school certainly includes such dialogues, it still rarely provides such opportunities outside the structure of a specific class. So this is an opportunity for us to talk together about some important ideas -- both at orientation and perhaps in the months to come. The staff and part-time faculty, some alumni and all the other students in the School will also be invited to read the book with the hope that this will spawn a series of dialogues.”

- Nancy J. Smyth, PhD, LCSW

What Will We Discuss?

At a minimum, we'll be interested in hearing people's overall reactions; however, we will also have some specific discussion questions to facilitate a deeper discussion -- you may suggest a question if you wish.

Where Can I Obtain this Year's Selection?

The Fall 2022 selection is available from NPR or other major podcast streaming services like Apple or Spotify.