Welcome to the Daniel Thursz Social Justice Endowed Chair and Initiatives webpage. Here you will find information on Daniel Thursz, a champion of social justice who embodied and practice the best of social work values, and the activities that are being continued as part of his legacy. Professor Corey Shdaimah, Daniel Thursz Distinguished Professor of Social Justice, spearheads these efforts at the University of Maryland School of Social Work, where Professor Thursz was Dean and Faculty Member.

Corey Shdaimah

Corey Shdaimah, Daniel Thursz Distinguished Professor of Social Justice

“I am honored to carry the legacy of Daniel Thursz’s commitment to social justice of dialogue and community engagement through my research and in the Thursz Social Justice lecture series. At the UM SSW we are experts in techniques, therapies, interventions, and analysis. Combining our knowledge with the strength, resilience, and expertise that people have on their own lives and their communities can be a powerful force for change.”  

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