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Nov 21

Academy Fellow Karina Walters Joint Letter of Support (NASW-CSWE-AASWSW)

November 21, 2020
Fellow News, General

The Academy joins NASW and CSWE in supporting Fellow Karina Walters for the position of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health/Director of the Office of Minority Health.

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Nov 11

Presidential Election Statement

November 11, 2020
General, Policy

We are very pleased with the success of President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris. We congratulate them on running a positive campaign and applaud the appreciative comment of Anne Hildago, the Mayor of Paris – “Welcome Back, America.- ”as illustrative of international support. It is time for healing our democracy and putting away mendacity, misogyny,

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Oct 16

Center on Race and Social Problems (CRSP) Fall Institute: Race, Politics, and Fighting Voter Suppression – October 20, 2020

October 16, 2020
Events, Fellow News, General

The University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work’s Center on Race and Social Problems (CRSP) will be hosting a series of sessions for their Fall Institute discussing Race, Politics, and Fighting Voter Suppression. Please register here and join the discussion on Tuesday, October 20, 2020.  

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Oct 8

Episode 2: Systemic Racism & Poverty – Wednesday, October 28th

October 8, 2020
Events, Fellow News, General, Webinar Series

“Systemic Racism & Poverty” is the second virtual program in the AASWSW’s webinar series on systemic racism. An examination of the wealth and income dynamics in the US reveals staggering disparity between black and white households; the median net worth for a white family is nearly 10 times higher than that for black families. This

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Oct 1

Why Does Foster Care Matter?: A Virtual Town Hall with the Biden Campaign

October 1, 2020
General

Please join the virtual town hall with Foster Youth for Biden featuring actress and United Nations Human Rights Champion Amber Heard and Congressmember Karen Bass. Learn what is at stake for foster care and child welfare reform, why the issue matters this election season, and how to foster action. Please register for the event here.

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Sep 25

AASWSW Strongly Opposes the September 22, 2020 Presidential Executive Order on Combatting Race and Sex Stereotyping

September 25, 2020
Fellow News, General, Policy

Under the twin cloaks of personal and opportunity equality, both enshrined in our Independence Declaration and our Constitution, the President of the United States is seeking to whitewash our history and institutionalize racism and sexism. His Executive Order to radically cripple diversity and equity training designed to promote racial and sexual equality extends to all

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Sep 24

We Need a Public Health Revolution

September 24, 2020
Fellow News, General
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Aug 11

Social Work Leadership Roundtable Town Hall on Racial Equity

August 11, 2020
Events, Fellow News, General

The National Association of Social Workers is hosting a Social Work Leadership Roundtable Town Hall on Racial Equity this Friday, August 14 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET. The roundtable will feature a variety of leading experts across the field. The Academy, along with other organizations, is proud to support this program. Please join us for the roundtable, which

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Jul 28

AASWSW Webinar Series on Systemic Racism

July 28, 2020
Events, Fellow News, General, Meetings, Webinar Series

The Academy launched a new webinar series on systemic racism. This series of conversations will feature two Fellows that are subject experts, and an interviewer. The first in the series, on systemic racism and mental health, was held on August 6th with David Takeuchi from the University of Washington and Sean Joe of the Brown

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May 7

Incorporating COVID-19 Work into the AASWSW Agenda

May 7, 2020
Fellow News, General, Policy, Research

Three principal activities were identified for the Academy to advance fieldwork in response to the COVID-19 crisis, each of which will involve close collaboration with other organizations and entities, both within and outside of the field. These three activities are: The underlying concept is that these activities should operate in a mutually supportive manner, e.g.,

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