National Association of Social Workers

2020 NASW Virtual Forum Series September 29 - October 29, 2020

2020 Virtual Forum - Full Package

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Addressing Racial Equity Presentation | Keynote Presentation - Tuesday, September 29th - 1:45 pm - 5:25 pm

Ethics & Racial Equity | Racial Inequity Through the Clinical Lens - Tuesday, October 6th - 1:45 pm - 5:25 pm

Cultural Competence & Racial Injustice: Working to Undo Racism - Tuesday, October 13th - 1:45 pm - 5:25 pm

Election 2020 & Voter Suppression and Voter Mobilization - Tuesday, October 20th - 1:45 pm - 5:25 pm

Racial Equity - Immigrants & Refugees | The Way Forward: Be a Part of the Solution - Thursday, October 29th - 1:45 pm - 5:25 pm

NASW/NASW Foundation Awards Program - Thursday, October 29th - 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

All times are Eastern Daylight Time

  • Week One - Advancing Racial Equity & Keynote Presentation

    Welcome & Introduction 1:45 pm - 2:00 pm ET

    Speakers

    Mildred “Mit” Joyner, DPS, MSW, LCSW
    President
    National Association of Social Workers
    Professor Emerita
    West Chester University

    Participant Engagement
    Raffaele Vitelli, CAE
    Vice President, Professional Education and Product Development
    National Association of Social Workers

    Advancing Racial Equity 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm ET

    Overview

    Racism is both a micro (personal level) and macro (institutional and structural) issue. Advancing racial equity and inclusion can sometimes seem to be a daunting task. Social workers have long been leaders in efforts to combat racism, fight economic injustice, reverse health disparities and champion racial equality. Social workers understand cultural and ethnic diversity and strive to end discrimination, oppression, poverty, and other forms of social injustice. This session will focus on efforts to advance racial equity and end racism through public education, social justice advocacy and professional training.
    Speakers

    Debra Donahue, MSW, MA

    Executive Director
    NASW, South Carolina Chapter

    Jenny Anderson, LCSW

    Private Practice
    Waukegan, IL

    Bahia Overton, MSW

    Executive Director
    Black Parent Initiative

    Lisa Johnson, PhD, MSW

    Associate Professor, School of Social Work
    Salem State University

    Gary Bailey, DHL, MSW, ACSW

    Assistant Dean for Community Engagement & Social Justice
    Simmons College Graduate School of Social Work

    Break 3:30 pm - 3:45 pm ET

    Keynote Presentation - Fight for Civil Rights in an Era of Pandemics and Quest for Equality 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm ET

    Speakers

    Hilary O. Shelton
    Director Washington Bureau / Senior Vice President for Advocacy and Policy
    NAACP
    Washington, DC

    Closing Remarks 5:15 pm - 5:25 pm ET

    Speakers

    Angelo McClain, PhD, LICSW
    Chief Executive Officer
    National Association of Social Workers
    Washington, DC
  • Week Two - Ethics & Racial Equity

    Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 10/06/2020 at 1:45 PM (EDT)

    Welcome & Introduction 1:45 pm - 2:00 pm ET

    Speakers

    Mildred “Mit” Joyner,DPS, MSW, LCSW
    President
    National Association of Social Workers
    Professor Emerita
    West Chester University

    PARTICIPANT ENGAGEMENT
    Raffaele Vitelli, CAE
    Vice President, Professional Education and Product Development
    National Association of Social Workers

    The Intersection of Ethics & Racial Equity 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm ET

    Overview

    As social workers, we are reminded that the NASW Code of Ethics provides an important baseline as it relates to social justice and our ethical responsibilities in working to achieve racial equity. The Code states that social workers must pursue social change with efforts focused primarily on issues of poverty, unemployment, discrimination, and other forms of social injustice. Directly confronting racism at the individual, agency, and institutional levels is the antiracist mandate we all must embrace. This session will discuss the many ways of using the Code as a guidepost, dismantling systems of oppression, taking action against white supremacy culture, and being leaders in the movement for racial justice.
    Speaker

    Dawn Hobdy, MSW, LICSW

    Vice President, Ethics, Diversity, & Inclusion
    National Association of Social Workers

    Break 3:30 pm - 3:45 pm ET

    Racial Equity through the Clinical Lens 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm ET

    Overview

    Advancing racial equity through a clinical lens promotes equity, health and wellbeing. Social workers work towards cultural competency and strive to end discrimination, oppression, poverty, and other forms of social injustice. Social workers approach clients with cultural humility, take on strength based approaches to build rapport and deliver evidence based interventions. This session will focus on efforts to foster therapeutic relationships that do not replicate systems of oppression and advance racial equity in the clinical social work setting.
    Speaker

    Leticia Villarreal Sosa, PhD, LCSW, CADC

    Professor School of Social Work, College of Applied Social Sciences
    Dominican University

    Closing Remarks 5:15 pm - 5:25 pm ET

    Speakers

    Angelo McClain, PhD, LICSW
    Chief Executive Officer
    National Association of Social Workers
    Washington, DC
  • Week Three - Cultural Competence

    Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 10/13/2020 at 1:45 PM (EDT)

    Welcome & Introduction 1:45 pm - 2:00 pm ET

    Speakers

    Mildred “Mit” Joyner, DPS, MSW, LCSW
    President
    National Association of Social Workers
    Professor Emerita
    West Chester University

    Participant Engagement
    Raffaele Vitelli, CAE
    Vice President, Professional Education and Product Development
    National Association of Social Workers

    Cultural Competence and Racial Justice: Working to Undo Racism 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm ET

    Overview

    This interactive session will focus on the interrelationships between cultural competence and racial justice. Indeed, one cannot achieve culturally competent practice without challenging the “isms” that fuel many of the social conditions that plague this nation. In fact, all of our clients and communities suffer, regardless of their individual racial or cultural identities.  This session will use the NASW Standards and Indicators of Cultural Competence in the Social Work Profession and the NASW monograph, Institutional Racism and the Social Work Profession: A Call to Action, as references to explore how the social work profession can address racism at the micro, mezzo and macro levels. Join this session to engage in the work of undoing racism.
    Speakers

    Karen Bullock, PhD, LCSW

    Professor, Department of Social Work
    North Carolina State University

    Vivian Jackson, PhD, LICSW

    Adjunct Assistant Professor
    Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development

    Break 3:30 pm - 3:45 pm ET

    Cultural Competence and Racial Justice: Working to Undo Racism- (Continued) 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm ET

    Speakers

    Karen Bullock, PhD, LCSW

    Professor, Department of Social Work
    North Carolina State University

    Vivian Jackson, PhD, LICSW

    Adjunct Assistant Professor
    Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development

    Closing Remarks 5:15 pm - 5:25 pm ET

    Speakers

    Angelo McClain, PhD, LICSW
    Chief Executive Officer
    National Association of Social Workers
    Washington, DC
  • Week Four - Election 2020

    Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 10/20/2020 at 1:45 PM (EDT)

    Welcome & Introduction 1:45 pm - 2:00 pm ET

    Speakers

    Mildred “Mit” Joyner
    President
    National Association of Social Workers
    Professor Emerita
    West Chester University

    Participant Engagement
    Raffaele Vitelli, CAE
    Vice President, Professional Education and Product Development
    National Association of Social Workers

    Voter Suppression & Mobilization 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm ET

    Break 3:30 pm - 3:45 pm ET

    2020 Election Forecast 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm ET

    Overview

    Social workers of all persuasions are looking at the 2020 Election to see the direction of the country. The 2020 election will affect issues critical to social work. This session will offer an overview on electoral prospects, vital issues, and general viewpoints on House, Senate and presidential races.

    Closing Remarks 5:15 pm - 5:25 pm ET

    Speakers

    Angelo McClain, PhD, LICSW
    Chief Executive Officer
    National Association of Social Workers
    Washington, DC
  • Week Five - Racial Equity - Immigrants & Refugees

    Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 10/29/2020 at 1:45 PM (EDT)

    Welcome & Introduction 1:45 pm - 2:00 pm ET

    Speakers

    Mildred “Mit” Joyner, DPS, MSW, LCSW
    President
    National Association of Social Workers
    Professor Emerita
    West Chester University

    Participant Engagement
    Raffaele Vitelli, CAE
    Vice President, Professional Education and Product Development
    National Association of Social Workers

    Advocating for Immigrants & Refugees 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm ET

    Break 3:30 pm - 3:45 pm ET

    The Way Forward: Be a Part of the Solution 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm ET

    Overview

    The mission of social work is to enhance human well-being and help meet the basic needs of all people, with particular attention to those who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty. We cannot maximize this mission and fully actualize our core professional values without advocating to reform, dismantle, or even abolish the racist and oppressive systems we may work within and beside. This session explores and provides actionable measures that can be taken by social workers to be a part of the solution to achieve racial equality.

    Closing Remarks 5:15 pm - 5:25 pm ET

    Speakers

    Mildred “Mit” Joyner, DPS, MSW, LCSW
    President
    National Association of Social Workers
    Professor Emerita
    West Chester University
  • NASW/NASW Foundation Awards Program

    Includes a Live Web Event on 10/29/2020 at 6:00 PM (EDT)

    A Night at the Awards 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm ET

    Overview

    Join us in honoring the recipients of the prestigious NASW and NASW Foundation Awards, recognizing individuals whose work has left an imprint in social work leadership, policy advocacy and social change. The Time for Social Work Is Now! A Night At The Awards, A Night to Remember, will capture inspirational stories of the present and cast a vision for the future.