Social workers, by definition, are concerned about the needs of others. Their pursuit of social justice and positive social policy has as its focus the most vulnerable in society.
Emmy award-winner, author and veteran broadcaster John Quiñones, host of the critically acclaimed ABC program “What Would You Do?,” will explore the notion of doing the right thing when he speaks to alums of the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work (GCSW) from 5:30 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 17 at the UH Alumni Center Great Hall, 3100 Cullen Blvd.
“What Would You Do,” is a hidden camera news magazine, which features actors publically acting out scenes of conflict or illegal activity, focusing on whether bystanders will intervene. Quiñones appears at the end of the scene to interview the bystanders about their responses, while mental health, academic and education professionals add their perspective. Quiñones has written a book about these experiences, which will be available for purchase and for autograph following the program.
Registration includes parking at the UH Alumni Center of the UH Parking Garage located at Holman and Cullen Blvd. Additionally, participants will receive 1.0 Social Work Ethics CEU with their registration.
Quiñones is a native Texan, born in San Antonio. His broadcast career has included radio station KTSA in San Antonio and Houston radio stations KTRH and KPRC. During his 25 year tenure at ABC News, he has reported for all programs, as well as served as anchor of “Primetime.” He has won seven national Emmy Awards for work with “Primetime,” “Burning Questions,” and “20/20.”
WHAT: What Would You Do? Words of Wisdom About Doing the Right Thing
WHEN: 5:30 – 8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 17
WHERE: University of Houston Alumni Center Great Hall, 3100 Cullen Blvd.
Visit http://www.uh.edu/maps/buildings/?short_name=ATH2 for directions.