Program
Social Work Research Days 2023 are organized at the University of Helsinki 16. – 17.2.2023 at the city centre campus.
Thursday 16.2.

Shared program is organized in the great hall of the main building (Unioninkatu 34)

Chairperson: Senior University Lecturer Elina Virokannas

9.30–10.30     Registration
10.30–11.30  Opening speech

University greeting, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Marjaana Seppänen 
Greeting from The Finnish Society of Social Work Research, chairperson of the society
Distribution of the Pro Gradu Award

11.30–12.45  Keynote 1
The discomfort of being a racialized subject in a white-centered world: An autoethnographical account 

Barzoo Eliassi, Linnaeus University

Language: English (abstract available on the tab Speakers)

Commentator: Inka Söderström, doctoral researcher, University of Helsinki

12:45–14.00  Lunch
14.00–15.15  Keynote 2
Sign language users as clients and active agents – interpretations and experiences of equality, inclusion, and diversity 

Markku Jokinen, Finnish Association of the Deaf

Language: Finnish sign language, interpretation into Finnish (abstract available in English on the tab Speakers)

Commentator: Pamela Sarasmo, senior specialist, Ministry of Justice

15.15–15.25 Publication of the yearbook of social work research
15.25–15.30 Greeting from Talentia, President Jenni Karsio
15.30–16.00  Break
16.00–18.00  Workshops

Working group facilities

19.30-21.00 Evening reception of the City of Helsinki

The evening reception will take place at Helsinki City Hall (Pohjoisesplanadi 11-13, 00170 Helsinki)

You can register for the evening reception via the following link by 8 February: www.lyyti.in/SWRD2023

Friday 17.2.
8.30 – 9.30      Annual meeting of The Finnish Society of Social Work Research

Porthania, P673 (Yliopistonkatu 3)

10.00–11.45   Workshops

Working group facilities

11.45 –12.45  Lunch
12.45–14.00  Keynote 3, in dialogue

Shared program is organized in the great hall of the main building (Unioninkatu 34)

Chairperson: Professor Mona Livholts

Colonial Finland and Social Work, aka Why Decolonising Concerns Finns and Finnish Social Work 

Satu Ranta-Tyrkkö, University of Jyväskylä

Language: Finnish (abstract available in English on the tab Speakers)

From fear to light – Understanding and together towards the future of everyone 

Baluin čuvgii – Ipmirdeamiin ja ovttas buohkaid boahtteáigái

Anni-Kristiina Juuso (Ánneristen Juuso)

Language: Finnish (abstract available in English on the tab Speakers)

14.00–14.30  Conference conclusion

The new board of The Finnish Society of Social Work Research introduces
Invitation to the next Social Work Research Days