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,
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.
“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
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.
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
Please join us for “An Evening with Rev. Dr. William Barber” on Thursday, September 24th, 2020 at 6 pm ET. This event is a part of the University of North Carolina School of Social Work’s Centennial Lecture Series on Anti-Racism. For more information, please find the link below: https://www.unc.edu/event/an-evening-with-rev-dr-william-j-barber-ii/. Please register here for the event.
Join Fellow Ron Astor for a virtual Congressional Briefing: Bringing the Power of Social Work to Schools on Wednesday, September 23rd at 12 pm PT, discussing the de-policing of schools and addressing social needs. This event will be moderated by Dr. Charles E. Lewis, Jr., Founder and Director of the Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy
The Field Work Group of the National Social Work Voter Mobilization Campaign (Voting is Social work) will be hosting an informal discussion and Q&A for field educators and students on Thursday, September 17th from 4-5 pm ET. They will discuss a newly developed packet of assignments for extra field credit/hours, focusing on voter mobilization and awareness. The
Fellow Eddie Uehara highlights the importance of enlisting social workers as first responders to prevent, rather than just manage, crises. In this recent Seattle Times article, Eddie Uehara discusses social work’s role and place in relationship to the police.