Social work's Ginger Meyette to speak on 'Empowerment as a Transformational Paradigm' Nov. 2

Oct. 19, 2010

Ginger Meyette, Luther College assistant professor of social work, will speak on Tuesday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m. in the Center for Faith and Life recital hall. Meyette's lecture, "Beyond Boundaries: Empowerment as a Transformational Paradigm," is part of the 2010-11 Luther Paideia Text and Issues Lecture Series.

A reception will be held in the Center for Faith and Life Qualley Lounge following the presentation. Both lecture and reception are open to the public with no charge for admission.

Meyette's lecture will explore the concept of transforming service, and service as a catalyst for transformation through an empowerment lens.

Meyette will explain how empowerment research allows people to think of service in terms of doing things with people rather than for them, and how service itself can be an empowering, transformational force in the lives of service providers and receivers.

Meyette's social work practice experience includes 16 years as a hospice bereavement counselor and hospice social worker as well as four years as a therapist in a residential/day treatment facility for emotionally challenged children ages 5-13. 

Her research interests include empowerment as a transformative paradigm, aging issues, hospice care and grief in the lives of lesbians age 60 and older.