National Association of Social Workers (NASW) President Mildred Joyner to Speak On Eradicating Racism in America at 2 Day Anti-Racism Virtual Summit Open to Public

anti-racism virtual summit

Anti-Racism Virtual Summit

Most importantly, NASW appears to be listening to the needs of both of the membership and nonmembers in a way that I have never seen before

On September 16th and 17th, 2020, SWHELPER in collaboration with Salisbury University and the Council for Social Work Education will host a 2-Day Virtual Summit centering on anti-racism, advocacy and voting. This Summit is open to the public, but will also have field placement and continuing education hours from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), NASW-NJ, and NASW-NY.

Mildred Joyner, President of NASW and IFSW North American Region, will present a session entitled “Racism is America’s human stain: why society must admit it, to eradicate it.” This session is focused on educating social workers on how to destroy racism in America.

“Social Justice is a core social work value for social work practitioners. It demands that social workers uphold their code of ethics and take deliberate actions, so justice and equity exist in all communities. Social workers must have a history of why brown and Black people are unsafe in their own country to dismantle oppressive policies and practices. Therefore, without exception, the social work profession has a responsibility to take the necessary corrective action to bend the arc of justice towards equity for all,” says Mildred Joyner.

“As a member of the NASW, the association appears to be responding to the moment by embracing the virtual space and social media to address issues of racism within our profession. Most importantly, NASW appears to be listening to the needs of both of the membership and nonmembers in a way that I have never seen before,” says Deona Hooper, MSW, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of SWHELPER

Mildred “Mit” C. Joyner, MSW, LCSW is the incoming President of the National Association of Social Workers and the current IFSW North American Regional President. She is a professor emerita of social work at West Chester University (WCU) in Pennsylvania. Joyner received a BSW from Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, and her MSW from Howard University’s School of Social Work in Washington, DC.

SWHELPER is offering up to 16 field placement and 13 CEU hours for social work students and professionals. This summit was created to help social worker discuss and identify solutions to meet the challenges cause by social inequity and injustice. This event is also open to the public, and media credentials are also available.

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