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Social Work Community Honors Gabe Zimmerman

Tucs9on's Channel 4 covered a social work memorial in honor of Gabe Zimmerman.

The Arizona social work community gathered Jan. 17 to honor the late Gabe Zimmerman, an aide to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ), according to news reports.

Zimmerman, MSW, who was a member of the National Association of Social Workers, was among six people slain in Tucson when a gunman opened fire during a public event hosted by Giffords. The congresswoman is still recovering from her injuries.

Channel 4 TV in Tucson covered the social work memorial to Zimmerman, which was held at his alma mater, the Arizona State University School of Social Work Tucson office. To watch the news clip click here. You can also click here to read Arizona Republic coverage of the event.

“Gabe was a social-work hero,” classmate and friend Eric Alfrey said. “In Gabe . . . we see the best of what it means to be human.”

To learn more about how social workers responded to the Arizona shootings and Zimmerman’s legacy click here to visit the National Association of Social Workers’ Web page covering the tragedy.

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