Next Town Hall: May 25, 2021 at 6:00pm EST
How are you disrupting racism in SW practice?
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What is Revolutionize Social Work?
Revolutionize Social Work (RSW) is a movement of social workers from around the world committed to naming and dismantling racism and white supremacy that is perpetrated and perpetuated by social work.

Who can be a part of Revolutionize Social Work?
Any person committed to creating a most racially just society and social work profession. There is no membership necessary. Our Town Halls and Action Groups are led by BIPOC social workers only. It is imperative that our anti-racist work is led by the community that has been oppressed and marginalized by white supremacy and racism. Social workers with white privilege are invited to practice allyship through listening and learning in our town halls, contributing to our Action Groups, and  spreading the word about this initiative.

Who leads Revolutionize Social Work?
The NASW-NYS Revolutionize Leadership Team is leading the journey to transform social work by identifying the ways in which racism is perpetuated in our profession to hold these systems of power accountable.

Revolutionize Social Work is an initiative of the NYS Chapter of NASW that works to:
(1) Acknowledge the history and current ways that white supremacy and racism exist in social work practice;
(2) Create goals to achieve a racially just profession;
(3) Develop and implement action plans to achieve these goals and hold systems of power accountable

 

Town Hall 13

Revolutionize the Profession: Town Hall 12
Revolution: Year in Review & What’s to Come

When:  Thursday, July 22, 2021, 06:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Town Hall 12

Revolutionize the Profession: Town Hall 12
Problem solving continuous aggressions

When:  Wednesday, June 23 2021 06:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Town Hall 11

Revolutionize the Profession: Town Hall 11
How are you disrupting racism in SW practice?

When:  May 25, 2021 06:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Town Hall 10

Revolutionize the Profession: Town Hall 10

When:  Apr 22, 2021 06:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Town Hall 9

Revolutionize the Profession: Town Hall 9

When: Mar 23, 2021 06:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Town Hall 8

Revolutionize the Profession: Town Hall 8

When: Feb 23, 2021 06:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Town Hall 7

Revolutionize the Profession: Town Hall 7

When: Jan 21, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Town Hall 6

Revolutionize the Profession: Town Hall 6

When: Dec 8, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Town Hall 5

Revolutionize the Profession: Town Hall 5

When: Nov 18, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Town Hall 4

Revolutionize the Profession: Town Hall 4

Envisioning an Equitable Profession- Setting Measurable Goals to Change Social Work Education Part 2

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Town Hall 3

Envisioning an Equitable Profession- Setting Measurable Goals to Change the Profession

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Town Hall 2

Envisioning an Equitable Profession- Setting Measurable Goals to Change the Profession

This will be our first Town Hall focused on envisioning an equitable profession. We recognize that it will take multiple Town Halls to set measurable goals to change the profession of social work. The first goal setting Town Hall will examine what a racially just NASW-NYS Chapter would look like. This event will be co-hosted by Cecily Mitchell-Harper and Alexandra Saint Laurent. Our co-hosts will lead the discussion as you identify goals for the Chapter to implement. Please join us for this important work.

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Click here to view the NASW-NYS Chapter Diversity Plan. If you would like to contribute to defining the action steps needed in order to reach these goals, please reach out to the chapter at info.naswnys@socialworkers.org.

Town Hall I

Acknowledge Historical Racism & Current Racism in the Profession of Social Work

Thank you for joining us for the first Town Hall Meeting in our series, Revolutionizing the Social Work Profession. We appreciate the courage it took to make your voices heard, your commitment to dismantling racism and white supremacy, and for starting this work with us. We are grateful for your willingness to lead and participate in this initiative. We believe that you can make a difference and together we can create an inclusive National Association of Social Workers, New York State Chapter and social work profession.

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Data and Story Collection

Data and Story Collection

In addition to the Town Halls, NASW-NYS will also be collecting stories from BIPOC social workers. This is an opportunity to voice your experiences of racism within the profession and NASW-NYS. We will be collecting these stories and data to support the work, to share on social media, and recite within the town halls when social workers would like to remain anonymous.

To view and/or answer our first three prompts, click here.