How Social Work Changed Hawai'i: From Practice to Social Justice

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While social work is most often about helping people cope, its underlying drive is to create a better world. At important moments in Hawai'i's history, the hard work of helping others has lead to new practices, laws, and social programs, including those uniquely suited to Hawai'i's diverse people. In their journeys, the pioneers and visionaries (Susan Chandler, Andrew Chang, Clorinda Low Lucas, Patti Lyons, Ah Quon McElrath, Masaru Oshiro, Lynette Paglinawan, Myron B. Thompson) profiled in these pages became catalysts of social justice. Through their life stories, they challenge us to ask: Where are we today and by the standards of their values, what does the future hold?

Softcover; 168 pp.

Tom Coffman