Today’s Poland at Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

In this time of globalization, Cleveland is looking for its strengths and for potential for development. One of our greatest strengths is our population of immigrants. Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences (MSASS) of Case Western Reserve University is helping to build cultural competency of social workers working in Cleveland’s diverse social environment. We are happy to announce that MSASS has added workshops and classes concerning Poland to its international curriculum this year. Here are some ways to develop your own competency in Polish culture:

•             Monday, November 14, 2011, 1-3 pm, at MSASS, room 224, (corner of Bellflower and Ford) there will be a presentation on contemporary Poland. This two-hour program provides participants with an understanding of the transformation that has occurred in Poland as it moved from a socialist state through the Solidarity movement to a democracy with elected leaders.

•             MSASS has organized a 3-credit travel course to Poland for Spring Break: “Invisible Groups in a New Poland” – for Global and Cultural Diversity credit! Travel dates: March 9-18, 2012.  See