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Wilburn Hayden


Wilburn Hayden

November 10th
3:00 to 4:00 PM
Drinko Library 349

“Child’s Play: It Takes a Village”
Wilburn Hayden, a noted educator on rural social work practice, will visit Marshall’s campus to give a presentation on how social workers and others can bring about change to make communities better places for youth to grow up in. His publications include: "Blacks: An Invisible institution in Appalachia?"; "Rites of Death and Burial of Blacks in Appalachia”; "Black Appalachian Families"; “African American Appalachian: Barriers to Equality"; and "African American in Appalachia: Intensification of Historical demographic Patterns." His entries, “Black Slavery of Appalachia,” and “Appalachian Freed Blacks,” appear in the Encyclopedia of Appalachia. Hayden appeared in the popular PBS documentary “The Appalachians.” He has taught social welfare history and philosophy, social action, management, program evaluation, and diversity. His community practice experience ranges from chief social worker in a state prison to developing services for battered women.