University of Denver hosts Grand Challenges event featuring Sherraden
10/4/2018

​Michael Sherraden will deliver the keynote address at the Grand Challenges for Social Work event Economic Equality and Financial Capability on October 25 at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work.

The event is the fourth part of the Social Work for Grand Challenges Science for Action Series, which the graduate school launched to advance progress on the national 12 Grand Challenges.

Sherraden is the George Warren Brown Distinguished University Professor and the founding director of the Center for Social Development (CSD) at the Brown School. The only social worker ever listed by TIME magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world, Sherraden is a co-director of the Grand Challenges initiative through the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare. 

The Denver event will focus on the challenges of reducing extreme economic inequality and building financial capability for all. Amanda Moore McBride, dean of the Graduate School of Social Work, will open and close the event. 

Trina Shanks, associate professor of social work at the University of Michigan, will give the plenary address on ““Reducing Extreme Economic Inequality.” Shanks is CSD faculty director for Inclusion in Asset Building.

Margaret Sherraden, research professor at the Brown School, will give the plenary address on “Building Financial Capability for All.” She is CSD faculty director for Financial Capability.


The event is free, but registration is required. Those who are unable to attend may watch it livestreamed on YouTube.