Date: Thursday, April 4, 2019
Location: Tate 473
The speaker for the April CFF meeting will be UGA School of Social Work associate professor Dr. David Okech. David conducts research on human trafficking – the exploitation of men, women, and children for the purposes of labor and sex – and focuses on designing evidence-based interventions and policies to inform programs and policies. David believes that knowing who we are is key to having an impact in what we do. His talk is entitled “Identity Formation” (abstract below).
Identity formation is a critical issue for all humankind. Our identity is the basis on which we relate with ourselves, loved ones, colleagues, and neighbors. Identity in the US, like in many societies, is informed by a set of biological and social characteristics. For many people however, even in later years, there is no sense of really who they are. People assume that you are who you are because of what you do. I will talk on exactly who I am, and how out of that, I do what I do.