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vitalvoices’ “Modern Day Slavery: Social Work & The Caste System in India” Feb. 25


By Sheryl E. Taylor

The College of Public Service’s Center for Public Service & Community Research welcomes Dr. Prince Solomon for its vitalvoices event, “Modern Day Slavery: Social Work & The Caste System in India” 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 25, CPS Room C229.Dr. Prince Solomon

Dr. Prince Solomon is an Assistant Professor of Social Work and Coordinator of Field Education at Madras Christian College, India and a Visiting Scholar at the University of Michigan’s School of Social Work. With more than 20 years of experience in teaching and training postgraduate students in the Department of Social Work at Madras Christian College. He also serves as Field Work Coordinator for the College’s Social Work program and Dean of Student Affairs for the College. Solomon is active on various forums, committees of government and non-profit organizations. He has trained over 12,000 individuals ranging from grassroot-level workers, students, teachers to magistrates, police departments, child protection officers and government officials in the areas of leadership, empowerment, soft skills development and community development. Solomon continues to work towards inclusion, social justice and empowerment of vulnerable communities.

To attend this event in-person or via zoom, register online.

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.